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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.

Press release: Powerful co-production of Athol Fugard Classic for Fugard Theatre Run

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-09-05

Following an acclaimed premiere at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, a new production of Athol Fugard’s powerful classic – Statements after an arrest under the immorality act comes to The Fugard Studio Theatre (Cape Town) from 17 September 2019 for a limited season.

Two short plays at The Baxter

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-08-23

"Rising star, theatre-maker and director, Nwabisa Plaatjie, brings to life two beautiful plays by American playwright, Alice Childress, as part of the Baxter’s Women’s Month celebrations, in the Golden Arrow Studio from 28 August to 13 September."

Zolani Mahola heads #Takeachildtothetheatre Fundraiser for ASSITEJ SA at Cradle of Creativity

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-08-22

"The #Takeachildtothetheatre Fundraiser concert will take place on Saturday 24 August at 19h00 in the Baxter Concert Hall and will be followed by Standard Bank Gold Ovation award-winning musical Hani: the Legacy, at 20h30, by the Market Theatre Laboratory."

Hermanus, UNESCO City of Gastronomy? An interview with Darryl David

Naomi Meyer, Darryl David Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-08-19

Darryl David talks to Naomi Meyer about the leading of a very special bid.

Historic South African winery Vergelegen named the best winery in Africa

Marli van Eeden, Don Tooth Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-08-15

"Vergelegen is a destination: with its world-renowned handcrafted wines, history spanning over 300 years, heritage, exquisite gardens and refined cuisine, Vergelegen continues to be the choice of the discerning visitor seeking a total sensory experience."

Café Zör in the Bo-Kaap celebrates the diverse culture of the area

Marli van Eeden, Glenn Muller Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-08-15

"Café Zör has its own identity: with its unique setting in a historic building in the iconic Bo-Kaap, the space was created for families, the lonely traveller, tourists, the local community, surrounding businesses, and the misfits and the marginalised – the perfect place to hide away from a sometimes brutal world."

An interview with Mike Rosenberg from Passenger

Yolanda Wessels Musiek 2019-08-14

"Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, supported Ed Sheeran on his recent South African tour. The response was so fantastic that Passenger will be returning to South Africa to perform his own solo shows in Johannesburg and Cape Town in November."

Press release: Award-winning playwright premieres acid-tongued The Hucksters at Alexander Upstairs

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-07-18

"A man and a woman meet after not seeing each other for years and what starts off as a romantic, booze-fuelled evening, slowly begins to unravel into a psychological mystery as an incident from their shared history rears its head. Audiences can expect to see a production that is both depraved and utterly liberating within an engaging context of regret and vengeance rooted in cruel relationships and savage betrayals when they book to see the premiere of The Hucksters at Alexander Upstairs from 22 July to 3 August."