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Looking Back To Go Forward, Or Enjoying A Bit Of A Barney

By BRUCE DENNILL   Cincinatti: Scenes From City Life / Directed by Clive Mathibe / Laager Theatre, Market Theatre, Johannesburg   This new production of Cincinatti, first created and staged in 1979, is part of a celebration of Barney Simon, who was famously one of the co-founders ...

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Divergent Soldier Stands Up Dragon

By BRUCE DENNILL   Captain America: The Winter Soldier / Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo / PG13              7 Divergent / Directed by Neil Burger / PGV                           ...

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Elaborate Simplicity, Or Genuine Talent

By BRUCE DENNILL   Phillip Phillips: Behind The Light   Phillip Phillips’ career is all about momentum. First spike – American Idol. Second spike – the whole of his debut album. And now, another peak, with Behind The Light already a huge success and the touring of ...

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Pierneef Posers, Or Painting Over The Past

By GABRIEL CROUSE   There is a taste war being waged in South Africa. On one side, a distaste for shame dominates. Let me put it this way: if your grandfather was sympathetic to evil social experiments, please don’t take me up to the attic ...

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Memento Morty, Or Mirth And The Male Mind

By BRUCE DENNILL   The Full Morty / Directed by Kristy Suttner-Stride / The Fringe, Joburg Theatre, Johannesburg   Nowadays, most comedians tend to offer more than just a mumble into a microphone, particularly in one-man shows where there is a concept rather than just a basic ...

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Pierneef Posers, Or Painting Over The Past

By GABRIEL CROUSE   There is a taste war being waged in South Africa. On one side, a distaste for shame dominates. Let me put it this way: if your grandfather was sympathetic to evil social experiments, please ...

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Guest Blog: The Business Behind The Music, Or Rock For Rookies0

Guest Blog: The Business Behind The Music, Or Rock For Rookies

By TITO ADESANYA   For individuals looking from the outside in, the music business is certainly one the most misinterpreted businesses out there.  This, though, is completely understandable, as I too was also mesmerised by the champagne lifestyle ...

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Extract From Pens Behaving Badly By Paige Nick0

Extract From Pens Behaving Badly By Paige Nick

Seeing Double At The Movies   So, how do you feel about pornography? Are you for it, against it or indifferent? Sorry, but I  have been writing this column for almost a year already; you had to know we were ...

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  • 2 – Baldwin
  • 4 – Kawai
  • 6 – Bechstein
  • 8 – Steinway
  • 10 – Bosendorfer

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Toy Story, Or The Art Of Exploration0

Toy Story, Or The Art Of Exploration

By BRUCE DENNILL   Istanbul. Home to the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Golden Horn, the Grand Bazaar, the Topkapi Palace and dozens of other world-famous tourist attractions, it’s also riddled with side roads; non-descript, non-guidebook diversions ...

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Do You, In Fact, Have Any Halloumi Cheese In This Shop?0

Do You, In Fact, Have Any Halloumi Cheese In This Shop?

By LASS AMIGAS   Admittedly taking a drive out into the Jozi countryside on a wet and rainy Friday afternoon for a long lazy lunch is not the brightest thought ever, but who doesn’t grab the opportunity to spend ...

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Rock Resurrected, Or Striking An Old Chord0

Rock Resurrected, Or Striking An Old Chord

By BRUCE DENNILL Photographer Dean Cothill has accompanied rock band Tree63 throughout their June tour to promote new album Land, capturing John Ellis, Daniel Ornellas and Darryl Swart reconnecting with audiences who’ve had to wait seven years for new material and a glimpse of the trio on

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Buttering Up His Audience, Or Guy Goes GoGo0

Buttering Up His Audience, Or Guy Goes GoGo

Multi-award winning South African guitar player, Guy Buttery has announced the launch of a crowdfunding campaign in support of his upcoming album. The campaign hosted

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A Special Tribute: Chris Van Wyk - In His Own Words0

A Special Tribute: Chris Van Wyk – In His Own Words

Chris van Wyk (1957-2014) arrived on the literary scene at the age of 22 with It Is Time To Go Home, a startlingly accomplished collection

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