Monthly Archives: July 2013

Love and Prozac is more love and less Prozac

I am a Sonia Esgueira fan.  I loved her Porra trilogy.  I loved So You Think You Can Love.  I was a little miffed to discover the latter has now simply changed its names, one or two bits and been … Continue reading

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Love, a musical revue

Wits School of Dramatic Arts and Wits Theatre are currently presenting their annual musical. Under direction by Gina Shmukler and with musical direction of Adele Strombeck with design by Niall Griffin the students have put together a musical ruvue. The … Continue reading

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Credo, a new South African oratorio reflecting on the Freedom Charter

I was so excited when I first learned about Credo, a new multimedia oratorio in a similar mould to REwind, a cantata, by Philip Millar which I saw a few years ago and loved. Produced by Pina Ya Thari and … Continue reading

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Dance lovers may want to … Dance for a cure

The human papilloma virus (HPV) causes, amongst other things, cervical cancer. By vaccinating young sexually active women against HPV the risks of contracting cervical cancer, anal cancer and oral cancer (as well as genital warts) are considerably lowered. The vaccine … Continue reading

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The Tenors are coming to town

The Tenors are a Canadian vocal quartet consisting of Remigio Pereira, Fraser Walters, Victor Micallef and Clifton Murray. They are operatic pop stars. Operatic pop is a mixture of classical and pop, featuring songs such as The Prayer and Panis … Continue reading

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8115 A Prisoner’s Home

Alf Kumalo (5 September 1930 – 21 October 2012), was a well known South African documentary photographer and photojournalist. Over the years his work appeared in various publications including Bantu World, Golden City Post, The Star, The Rand Daily Mail … Continue reading

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2013 L’Atelier Winners announced

The Absa L’Atelier Competition, now in its 28th year, is arguably the premier fine art competition in South Africa. It certainly attracts some very fine young artists. I went along to the Absa Gallery in downtown Johannesburg to have a … Continue reading

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Jozi’s 21st Arts Alive Festival programme launched

I have a love/hate relationship with arts festivals. I love them but hate that I can’t get to everything, so when the programme for the 2013 Arts Alive Festival was announced to the media one warm wintery afternoon at a … Continue reading

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Honk Jnr at National Children’s Theatre brings an old tale to life

Hans Christian Anderson’s tale is brought to life at the National Children’s Theatre in Parktown over the winter school holidays. This is a charming production and I had a lot of fun, as did the children. The show begins in … Continue reading

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The Snow Goose, a stage adaptation of Paul Gallico’s much loved tale

Paul Gallico is an American author who wrote The Snow Goose as a short story in 1940, a story which he expanded into a novella the following year. It is a tearjerker, never failing to charm (or irritate – if … Continue reading

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