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Why is the City of Johannesburg not doing anything for International Museum Day?

Today, 18 May, is International Museum Day. I tried to find a programme at one of Joburg’s many museums, but if there is one, it is a completely successful secret. Traditionally in most parts of the world, International Museum Day … Continue reading

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The seventh Johannesburg International Mozart Festival

I have attended most of the concerts in each of the last five or six Johannesburg International Mozart Festivals (JIMF).  I have enjoyed them all immensely.  They started off on a very high base and improve each year.  Each year … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah

So my friend, Mandi Friedman, the owner/manager of Indulgence Cafe in Northcliff, invited us to her Rosh Hashanah dinner.  She has been concerned at the recent onslaught of anti-semeticism which has arisen in recent months with the Israel/Gaza tensions. She … Continue reading

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Fete de la Musique 2014, a celebration of music in Melville, Joburg

One of the highlights of the year is the Fete de la Musique in Melville.  I live in the area (Richmond) and since 2012 when this celebration started I have been interested to learn how my neighbours and family (my … Continue reading

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The Wine Show, Oenophile Paradise

Like most South Africans, I enjoy a glass of wine from time to time. I am not a wine fundi which is the short definition of the word oenophile from the Greek words for wine (oinos) and love (philia), but … Continue reading

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Forthcoming attractions – live theatre, live music (29 January 2013)

Forthcoming attractions in Gauteng Date of posting: 29 January 2013 Grab your diaries! A listing guide of “stuff” that’s on or will be on soon. Google the event itself to contact the organisers for booking details. Johannesburg International Mozart Festival … Continue reading

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Mesmerizing dramatic monologue makes Nothing Like Lear gripping theatre

Vinay Pathak broke the fourth wall and then manipulated me into believing that this clown may have something in common with the tragic King Lear. I am not even sure what genre Nothing Like Lear would best fall into. Is … Continue reading

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