Lifestyle and entertainment
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Baby driver: a film reviewFilm 2017-07-24
"All in all, Baby driver is an unexpectedly beautiful dance between love, music and kick-ass car chases."
Many stories to tell: an interview with Kanna award-winning playwrightOnderhoude 2017-07-18
"Theatre holds great power in introducing the youth to stories – important stories. These stories being told on stage often trigger hidden stories within the youth that they are afraid to tell or explore."
Grahamstown National Arts Festival 2017 presents Bridges by Guy ThesenKuns 2017-06-30
"The fifty black and white woodcuts and their corresponding vividly painted woodblocks make up a large body of work that will be exhibited for the first time at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival in 2017."
The Fugard Theatre announces The road to Mecca to celebrate Athol Fugard’s 85th birthdayLifestyle and entertainment 2017-06-12
"The road to Mecca tells the story of a woman's desire for personal and artistic freedom within the narrow confines of a conservative and highly religious community in the Karoo in the early seventies."
Press release: The Fugard Theatre's production of King Kong – The MusicalTeater 2017-06-09
"King Kong – The Musical tells the story of heavyweight fifties boxing champion Ezekiel Dlamini, whose self-appointed ring name was King Kong, to the wildly exhilarating music of Todd Matshikiza."
CTMA, SU & Berklee: Learning to Live Music outreach and showcase concert 2017Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-06-08
"Music and education transcend borders, languages, and cultures, so this is an extraordinary opportunity for our organizations to work together to forge new paths create opportunities for young people worldwide."
Press release: “Streetkids” to perform at Artscape’s Zip Zap Circus lunch hour concertLeefstyl 2017-06-02
"Zip Zap Circus will be bringing a fun-filled performance to the Artscape Lunch Hour Concert on the 6th of June."
Baxter Theatre Centre launches 40/80 public fundraising initiativeLifestyle and entertainment 2017-05-16
"This simple and accessible campaign is a fundraising drive inviting the public and the business sector to join them in turning a 40-year legacy into an 80-year commitment, thereby ensuring that this illustrious legacy will continue for future audiences and artists."
Guardians of the galaxy Vol 2: a film reviewFilm 2017-05-15
"I admit my heart once again fluttered when I sat down and ogled the fans, lights and race car-type seats. Would going to the movies become an experience again? Would I anxiously anticipate the release of intriguing titles?"
Local film clinches 8th award at New York film festivalFilm 2017-05-15
"Local film Krotoa will only be released in South Africa in August, yet it has already managed to conquer the hearts of international film lovers and critics."
Booking opens for EVITA at the Artscape Opera HouseTeater 2017-05-02
"Booking has opened for Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s seven-time Tony Award-winning musical EVITA, coming to the Artscape Opera House from 1 December 2017."
The Tale of Peter Rabbit at the Artscape Theatre FoyerTeater 2017-03-24
"Beatrix Potter's delightful story for children, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, will be at Artscape Theatre Foyer during the April Easter school holiday."
Three Fleur du Cap awards for the Fugard TheatreTeater 2017-03-20
"The Fugard Theatre scooped up three prestigious Fleur du Cap awards at the ceremony which was held at the Artscape Theatre on Sunday, 19 March. Here are our winners."
Record number of 56 productions on the 2017 Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival line-up this MarchLifestyle and entertainment 2017-03-14
"Young and rising talent, along with some stalwarts and previous participants, will fill the Baxter stages over the eight-day event where the focus this year is on fresh and innovative ideas."
Keeping up with the Kandasamys, a film reviewLifestyle and entertainment 2017-03-13
"It is touted as a love story and as a rivalry between the two moms, but, in the end, it deals with family and class with surprising depth (for a rom com)."
Marat/Sade, a theatre reviewLifestyle and entertainment 2017-03-08
"One is intensely aware of one’s own imperfect complicity, and constantly reminded of it jarringly as the occasional performer tears through that imaginary wall at the edge of the stage, and bounds – wild-eyed and tongue flailing – over the aisles."
Sarafina! – the world-class musical is back at the State TheatreLifestyle and entertainment 2017-03-06
"This Broadway hit musical is a musical experience with songs performed in the tradition of Mbaqanga, fused with jazz, rhythm and blues and gospel."
Joseph and the amazing technicolour dreamcoat returns to Theatre on the Bay with Fleur du Cap nominees in lead rolesLifestyle and entertainment 2017-02-23
With the 23-strong South African cast and a creative dream-team, Joseph is a technicolour triumph for the whole family to enjoy!
US Woordfees interview with Mark Chapman about Peace corpsUS Woordfees 2017-02-23
"While they are experiencing Peace corps during this year’s Woordfees festival, Chapman says he hopes visitors will take the time to find enjoyment in the detail and subtleties of the exhibition’s war-peace theme."
Jaco Bouwer directs a stellar and dynamic cast in the contemporary theatre classic Marat/SadeLifestyle and entertainment 2017-02-22
"It is a bloody and unrelenting depiction of class struggle and human suffering that interrogates whether true revolution comes from changing society or changing oneself."