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Ancient Tales

The National Children’s Theatre in Parktown presented “Aesop’s Fables” for a brief, brief moment before the theatre, headed by Moira Katz, did a voluntary shut down in the face of COVID-19. Written by a Greek slave, sometimes believed to have … Continue reading

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Secret lunch gem

Winter in Gauteng has cold nights, but barring the odd cold front from the Cape, we usually have glorious sunny and pleasantly warm days between 11:00 and 15:00. The East Rand’s jewel, Emperors Palace, offers its guests the opportunity to … Continue reading

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JMS to hear brilliant young musicians

Internationally recognised as performer and teacher, Alexander Gilman founded and leads the LGT Young Soloists, a unique string ensemble of gifted young players from over 15 nations that has toured Europe and Asia, has recorded prolifically. LGT Young Soloists receive … Continue reading

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Porgy and Bess

The latest offering from the Met for cinemas around the world in their Live in HD series is the American classic “Porgy and Bess”. It was outstanding. I thoroughly enjoyed Angel Blue as Bess and Eric Owens as Porgy. South … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Variety Concert

The Linder Auditorium was almost entirely sold out. It was Friday, 14 February 2020. It was the start of the Summer Symphony Season of the JPO. What a fabulous evening! There were LOTS of young people of all hues in … Continue reading

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I did the time warp again

I went back to see the Rocky Horror Show at the Teatro, Montecasino, a second time. I have no greater honour to bestow on a production in these days of limited energy. My first outing to see Craig Urbani in … Continue reading

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Meet Miss Universe in Joburg

Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe 2019, is expected to arrive at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Saturday, 8 February. “Members of the public are encouraged to attend from 07:00,” the statement reads.  Her welcome will include a performance … Continue reading

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