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Press release: First look at Craig Urbani as Dr Frank ’n Furter

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-11-26

Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, The Rocky Horror Show is the boldest bash of them all.

Press release: Cape Town City Ballet’s A Christmas Carol fun for all the family

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-11-21

Cape Town City Ballet presents a sumptuous production of A Christmas Carol – The Story of Scrooge that’s perfect holiday entertainment for the whole family! The production will be presented at Artscape Theatre from 14 to 24 December.

Press release: Zeitz MOCAA presents first museum solo exhibition in Africa by acclaimed Nigerian-born artist Otobong Nkanga

LitNet Kuns 2019-11-21

On Thursday 21 November 2019, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) (Cape Town) opened an exhibition titled Acts at the Crossroads by internationally acclaimed, Nigerian-born artist Otobong Nkanga.

Joburg Film Festival film review: Amazing grace – a concert

Reney Warrington Books and writers 2019-11-21

"Your enjoyment of this film hinges on whether you are an Aretha Franklin fan or not."

Joburg Film Festival film review: 8 – unconvincing

Reney Warrington Film 2019-11-19

"You must commend the South African film industry, where budgets are small, for attempting genres other than slapstick or drama, slightly more commercially viable options."

Joburg Film Festival film review: Hero – it should’ve been more

Reney Warrington Film 2019-11-19

"The extraordinary story is there – war hero, law expert, survivor, charmer – but the movie fails its subject dismally."

Joburg Film Festival film review: Luce – the sustained menace will haunt you

Reney Warrington Film 2019-11-19

"It could set in motion such thought-provoking and justifiable, yet completely conflicting, interpretations, that one could argue for weeks on end. It is marvellous."

Joburg Film Festival film review: Vision portraits – interesting topic, average film

Reney Warrington Film 2019-11-19

"It is a moving portrait of artists losing their sight, the one thing they depend on most."

Press release: Zeitz MOCAA Collection reimagined in Two Together

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-11-07

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) has today revealed the details of an exciting new exhibition, presenting works from its collection in a new and reimagined format.

Press release: Forever Plaid showing at Theatre on the bay

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-10-31

Forever Plaid is running at Pieter Toerien’s Theatre On The Bay  from 6–23 November.   

Bongani J Kubheka: "I have found my calling"

Izak de Vries ATKV-Portaal 2019-10-31

"Bongani J Kubheka had an easy smile, and a reason for it: the young singer had won ATKV Muziqanto in 2018, and he has picked up his first Fleur du Cap Award in April 2019. Right now, he is in Germany for the Neue Stimmen Singing Competition in Gütersloh."

Pops concert with Johannesburg Festival Orchestra

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-10-23

Concert attendees in Pretoria are in for a treat when the Unisa Music Foundation hosts their very first Unisa Pops Concert at ZK Matthews Hall. The concert will feature the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra conducted by Richard Cock with guest soloists Zoë Modiga, Timothy Moloi, Karén Devroop and Anna Davel.

Press release: Nik Rabinowitz brings hit new show Late Bloomer to Baxter Theatre

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-10-17

Stand-up comic Nik Rabinowitz returns to the Baxter Concert Hall from November 26th with his latest special Late Bloomer.

Artist Phoka Nyokong wins Gerard Sekoto award at prestigious Absa L’Atelier competition

Marli van Eeden, Phoka Nyokong Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-10-17

"My art is in the truest sense what I refer to as long 'visual essays' drawn from my absolute love for oral-storytelling, a love for indigenous cultures, current affairs, urban and popular culture."

Film review: Late night – clever but safe

Reney Warrington Film 2019-10-16

"The major issue Late night grapples with is how superficial TV, and life in general, has become. How substance has been substituted for likes, views and followers."

Press release: Experience South Africa’s exiting new musical The MP’s New Suit

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-10-10

South Africa has an exciting new musical on the way and audiences have the chance to be part of it. A showcase reading of The MP’s New Suit will be presented at the Artscape Arena on Sunday 27 October starting at 18h00.

Athol Fugard’s Statements after an arrest under the Immorality Act showing at the Fugard Theatre

Marli van Eeden, Greg Karvellas Onderhoude 2019-10-10

"This is an utterly compelling production that cautions us on the devastating impact of human rights abuse, in whichever form it comes, and hopefully makes us more understanding of our common humanity."

Press release: Innovation and enlightenment with Cape Town City Ballet’s Satori

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-10-04

Cape Town City Ballet presents an exciting new trilogy of works with their Spring Season, Satori, which will be performed at the Artscape Opera House from 26 October to 9 November. 

Film review: Hustlers, or rather, The godmother

Reney Warrington Film 2019-09-19

"It’s a gritty drama, an all-out condemnation of the greed of men, with rather great comedy thrown in – and yes, with some strippers. Oh, and believe you me, JLo is a revelation as Ramona Vega."

Press release: Baxter Dance Festival celebrates 15 years of magnificent movement and dance, this September

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-09-19

For the past 15 years, the Baxter Dance Festival has showcased some of the finest dance talents and choreographers in the Western Cape and the country. This year will be no exception as Cape Town’s premiere dance festival celebrates the milestone from 26 September to 5 October 2019.