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Andre Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert

  The record-breaking André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert Exclusive at Ster-Kinekor Cinemas: 21 & 22 October 2017  Violinist’s annual Maastricht Concert holds the record as number 1 event music concert of all time.   Coincides with André’ Rieu’s 30th Year … Continue reading

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National Theatre Live – Yerma

The National Theatre Live movie of Yerma by Simon Stone (director/creator) after Federico Garcia Lorca is one of those must see productions.  It is the classic 1934 tale of Yerma (Spanish for “barren”) by Federico Garcia Lorca, but updated from … Continue reading

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9/11 disappoints

A flashback to 11 September 2001 and my then boss had just boarded a plane for the USA.  I was living in Swaziland.  The news was full of the terrorist attack/disaster in both Washington and New York, together with the … Continue reading

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Nicola Yoon’s first novel, Everything Everything, is about a “bubble girl” – a young woman, Maddie, who is basically allergic to everything.  She lives in her own little sterile world and, miraculously, finds love with a neighbour, Ollie.  Is this … Continue reading

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The Shack (2017) – movie review

I watched “The Shack” (2017) USA today.  Written by John Fusco based on the novel of the same name by William P Young, it is directed by Stuart Hazeldine. Sam Worthington plays Mack Phillips, while Papa is Octavia Spencer (turns … Continue reading

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The Salesman (2016) Winner of the Oscar for the Best Foreign Film

  Members of the media previewed the winner of the 2016 Academy Awards for the Best Foreign Film – The Salesman (2016) is an Iranian movie directed and written by Asghar Farhadi.  It stars Taraneh Alidoosti (Rana) and Shahab Hosseini … Continue reading

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Hedda Gabler – Movie from The National Theatre

The National Theatre movies of plays are not quite as popular as the ballet and opera movies, but they are a marvellous opportunity to see works we wouldn’t usually see in South Africa. Hedda Gabler is an Ibsen play, first … Continue reading

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