Monthly Archives: January 2015

Annie, the remake

Annie, the original 1982 movie, was a somewhat twee and dated as a musical and was so even thirty years ago – family values and the wonderful song “Tomorrow” notwithstanding. I went along to see Annie (2015) expecting more of … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Musings on Mozart’s Requiem on the anniversary of his birth

Today, 27 January, is the anniversary of Mozart’s birth.  It is also the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.  Auschwitz, for the very young, was one of the worst of the Nazi extermination camps into which hundreds of thousands Jews, … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Music | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Unbroken, a good tale

Unbroken is one of the great stories of tenacity and endurance. Directed by Angelina Jolie’s it sometimes feels long and almost dull.  This movie, although a good tale, doesn’t really do justice to the real-life story of American Olympian, Louis … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged | 1 Comment

New Year Viennese Concert attendees will be masked this year

The 7th annual Johannesburg International Mozart Festival (JIMF) will be a celebration to remember. In keeping with past years, the theme for this year is Masquerade. The Festival will run from the 24 January to 8 February 2015 and will … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Music, Festivals, JIMF, Johannesburg International Mozart Festival, Music | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Kruger National Park Official Guide Fourth Edition (Available 2013/2014)

Every so often I buy a new guide book to the Kruger.  They are cheap.  This one, published by Jacana Media, was only R40.00 at the end of 2014.  A bargain.  It is also one of the better guides available. … Continue reading

Posted in Ecology, Travel | Tagged | Leave a comment

Dodgy Doctors investigated by Special Assignment

On Sunday 18th January 2015 on Special Assignment they investigate and expose an alleged organized crime syndicate of medical doctors, operating from the Lister Medical Centre in Johannesburg. A four-month long investigation has uncovered disturbing practices by some qualified medical doctors, … Continue reading

Posted in Television | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Chanelle Sardinha – Miss South Africa Finalist 2015

Name: Chanelle Sardinha Region: Fourways, Johannesburg, Gauteng Age: 23 Occupation: I am an actress and model. Having recently completed my Honours degree in BA Dramatic Arts at Wits University, this is my first year attempting to break into this industry. … Continue reading

Posted in South African Women | Tagged , | Leave a comment