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Austen Powers, Or Literature Made Literal

By BRUCE DENNILL   The Fetch by Finuala Dowling   Long-time Kalk Bay resident Finuala Dowling is ideally placed to observe the minutia that make her fellow Peninsula residents as idiosynchratic as they are. Her insights make the fictional stories that she writes – set in that ...

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Something Or Other, Or Pooling Many Talents

By BRUCE DENNILL   The Something Prince / Barney Simon Theatre, Market Theatre / Directed by Sue Pam-Grant   The Something Prince is not a play, so don’t go into the theatre expecting one. It’s like either – depending on the idea you’re most comfortable with – ...

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Divine Design, Or Nun So Bold

By BRUCE DENNILL   Sister Act / Joburg Theatre / Directed by Janice Honeyman    The technical team behind Sister Act clearly took a lot of pleasure in their work, as the production features some invigoratingly fresh visual ideas, including the sight – unexpectedly – of musical ...

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Real Men Do Kwai, Or Oh Yes Siam

By BRUCE DENNILL   Top Gear: The Burma Special / PGL        Now that Jeremy Clarkson has official been fired, viewers need to consider the possibility that DVD specials will soon be the only place they can revisit the good old days when Clarkson, Richard ...

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Brilliant Balkan, Or Ziza Teaser

By JAMES SEY   The Ziza Muftic Quartet: Silver Moonbeams The debut release by the Ziza Muftic Quartet is an exquisite and sophisticated new addition to the South African jazz canon. While SA jazz struggles to keep its head above water commercially, with too few recording opportunities ...

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Paranormal Activity, Or Spirits In The Material World0

Paranormal Activity, Or Spirits In The Material World

By TONY HORKINS   Writer, producer and director Sam Raimi may be best-known for his work on the Tobey Maguire-starring Spider-Man trilogy, but he got his break in 1981 as the director and writer of the cult horror ...

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The Future Of Festivals, Or Sensible Is Sexy0

The Future Of Festivals, Or Sensible Is Sexy

By BRUCE DENNILL   Parklife / Marks Park, Johannesburg   “You know what I really like about this festival? You can go home after the set. Have some real comfort. No trying to find your tent in the mud and ...

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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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Ratings

  • 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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