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Laughing Matters

I am an Alan Committie fan.  He has a quick wit and great take on so many of life’s ordinary things, with a very marked absence of the general political humour (well, Zuma is funny) which characterises so much South … Continue reading

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Symphony Seasons for JPO

I know that it is a cliché to say “I don’t know where the time went”, but this is the reality of this time for me.  We are already halfway through the four week symphony season of the Johannesburg Philharmonic … Continue reading

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Field Guide to Succulents – review

Title: Field Guide to Succulents in Southern Africa Authors: Gideon F. Smith, Neil R. Crouch, Estrela Figueiredo Publisher: Struik Nature Year: May 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 464 Recommended Selling Price: R350 ISBN 978 1775843672 Those of us who were born … Continue reading

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Zuill Bailey on cello for JMS

The October recital for the Johannesburg Musical Society featured Zuill Bailey on cello, together with Bryan Wallick on piano.  It was a dark and stormy night but the auditorium was respectably full, with people really not wanting to miss the … Continue reading

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Snow White delights young and old

 I didn’t make it to opening night of Snow White so I missed Nicole Ferreira-Dill in the title role and Kitty Phetla as the evil Queen in Joburg Ballet’s new production choreographed by Iain MacDonald.  Monike Cristina was Snow White, … Continue reading

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Thoughts of Fear and Doubt

You need no history, theology or advanced philosophy to understand Couplet.  Even children can access it.  However … During the 15th century amidst the recurrent bouts of Black Plague, the worlds of the church and the theatre colluded to develop … Continue reading

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Snow White – the Ballet

Snow White is the 1812 (revised in 1854) retelling of an old German fairytale by the Brothers Grimm where a young princess is so beautiful that her evil and jealous stepmother, the Queen, decides to kill her.  However, Snow White’s … Continue reading

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