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Theatre Review: Evita – Blonde Attrition, Or Che What You Like About Politics, But Musicals Hit Despot

By BRUCE DENNILL   Evita / Directed by Hal Prince / Teatro, Montecasino, Fourways, Johannesburg   It’s a very different experience watching Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s 1978 musical Evita in 2017 than it was even a few years ago. When lyricist Rice became interested with ...

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Music: John Ellis Releases Growing Silent, Or Have Mercy And Be Still

Since his major label debut as frontman for the internationally renowned, GMA Dove Award-winning rock band Tree63, John Ellis has become a stalwart of the artistic and songwriting community. An ASCAP Vanguard Award-winning songwriter, Ellis has garnered massive radio success, both locally and ...

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Theatre Review: The Man Jesus – A Complex Messiah, Or Lebo And The Twelve Personalities

By BRUCE DENNILL   The Man Jesus / Directed by Robert Whitehead / Barney Simon Theatre, Market Theatre, Newtown, Johannesburg   Sex and politics form the thread of hundreds of plays. It is the third of the (if you will) holy trinity of Things Not To Talk ...

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Book Reviews: Isis Trapped, Or Rival Miracles

By BRUCE DENNILL & DRIES BRUNT   Jesus’ Miracles, illustrated by Daniel Fernandez        6.5 Fighting Isis by Tim Locks                                                  ...

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Dance Review: Snow White The Ballet – Fairytale Refreshed, Or Grimmly Satisfying

By BRUCE DENNILL   Snow White: The Ballet / Joburg Ballet / Artistic Director: Iain Macdonald / The Mandela, Joburg Theatre, Braamfontein, Johannesburg   Joburg Ballet’s latest production is an original one. Though the story of Snow White (originally a Brothers Grimm folktale, though most contemporary interpretations ...

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Music: John Ellis Releases Growing Silent, Or Have Mercy And Be Still0

Music: John Ellis Releases Growing Silent, Or Have Mercy And Be Still

Since his major label debut as frontman for the internationally renowned, GMA Dove Award-winning rock band Tree63, John Ellis has become a stalwart of the artistic and songwriting community. An ASCAP Vanguard Award-winning songwriter, Ellis has ...

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Opinion: Good, Better, Blogger0

Opinion: Good, Better, Blogger

By BRUCE DENNILL   Blogger. It’s a term that’s almost spat out, like a condition you might catch if you discuss it for too long. As media platforms go, blogs are often classed somewhere between penis enlargement flyers pasted ...

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Film: King Of Imagination, Or Towering Creativity0

Film: King Of Imagination, Or Towering Creativity

In a career spanning 50 years and over 80 books, Stephen King has amassed a towering reputation as one of our greatest storytellers. The author of innumerable bestsellers, he has been honoured by the President of the ...

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  • 1 – Never Darken This Portal Again
  • 2 – Very Nearly Offensively Bad
  • 3 – Nobody Thought This Through
  • 4 – Poor
  • 5 – Not Bad, But Ok
  • 6 – Good
  • 7 – Very Good
  • 8 – One Of The Best This Year
  • 9 – I Was Moved; I May Have Cried
  • 10 – Pretty Much Perfect
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Newcomers: UNESCO World Heritage Sites0

Newcomers: UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Unesco’s World Heritage Committee recently inscribed eight new sites on their List: one transnational site (in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan), and others in Canada, Chad, China, Iraq, Iran, Mexico and Sudan. The newly inscribed natural sites are: Hubei Shennongjia (China)—Located in Hubei ...

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Review: Dewar’s 120

Review: Dewar’s 12

By STEFAN VOS   I initially toyed with the idea of doing this review as a sip-by-sip commentary, the enjoyment of a bottle of Scotch whisky (sticklers note: no ‘e’) in real time. As I envisioned how this ...

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Better Lutyens Than Never, Or Of Art And Age0

Better Lutyens Than Never, Or Of Art And Age

The Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) has been working feverishly up to the forthcoming celebration of the centenary of the famous Sir Edwin Lutyens building, the grand custom-built housing for the original Foundation Collection at JAG. JAG’s dedicated staff, led by chief curator Antoinette Murdoch, has pulled out

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Of Pages And Promise, Or From Ripping To Reading0

Of Pages And Promise, Or From Ripping To Reading

By BRUCE DENNILL   Broken Monsters Charity Art Show / Nando’s Central Kitchen, Lorentzville, Johannesburg   It’s a simple, heartfelt formula, mixing fame, literature, talent and fine art to

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Returning Reptiles, Or Jy Wouw Mos0

Returning Reptiles, Or Jy Wouw Mos

A previously unseen sculpture of two lizards by Dutch sculptor Anton van Wouw (below) surfaced for auction at Russell Kaplan Auctioneers in Johannesburg earlier this

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