Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Year of the King of Music Instruments

2012 will go down in my memory as the Year of the Organ. There are two reasons for this. One is that the new Rieger was inaugurated at St George’s Anglican Church in Parktown, and this was marked by a … Continue reading

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Culinary adventures in 2012

2012 has not been the most interesting year I have ever had food-wise, but it has nevertheless provided me with some memorable meals. At the top of my list, as usual, are the intimate dinners with close friends in their … Continue reading

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2012 Awards Ceremonies honour South African greats

There are not a lot of awards in the world of arts, entertainment and culture. Two awards in the various categories of the creative realm particularly impressed me in 2012. One was the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature made … Continue reading

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South African dancers the best in the world

SA Dancers Bring Home Gold as New World Champions South Africans won the World Show Dance Championships held in Germany in December 2012, beating 34 other nations from five continents. This is in part due to the top quality dance … Continue reading

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Down memory lane with Demis Roussos

The music of Demis Roussis is familiar to anyone of my generation. He was a star in the early seventies and I was sad when he came to South African in 1977 and I did not have the money to … Continue reading

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