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Johnny Clegg, The Final Journey

Johnny Clegg, The Final Journey

Posted on: July 14, 2017| By: admin

Johnny Clegg If you know South African music then you know the name Johnny Clegg. You will also know the music of Juluka and Savuka, the two bands that Johnny started and the two bands that put South African music on the map, both locally and abroad. Johnny’s story is an extraordinary one. He grew…
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Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Posted on: May 2, 2017| By: admin

I saw Priscilla Queen of the Desert last night and am still laughing. I’m also picking up bits of feather off the floor, trying to get the glitter off my cheeks and singing Abba songs, but hey, this is all good. It is the most fabulous fun show, possibly that I have EVER seen, over the…
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The Blue Man Group

The Blue Man Group

Posted on: February 9, 2017| By: admin

I’m trying very hard to contain my excitement because I’ve just booked tickets for The Blue Man Group and I cannot wait.   I first saw them in 1992, in New York, and honestly, I still talk about this astonishing show. The Blue Man Group are unbelievable. They’re a combination of performance art, theatrical theatre, drama,…
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Sounds of Johannesburg

Sounds of Johannesburg

Posted on: January 5, 2017| By: admin

Right now I’m sitting in the garden in one of our Johannesburg Guesthouses and writing. The birds are tweeting, a dog is barking in the distance and I can hear the breeze blowing through the trees. It got me thinking that all cities have a particular kind of soundtrack. This is Johannesburg’s:- Birdsong, where ever…
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Music at 44 Stanley on a Friday Evening

Music at 44 Stanley on a Friday Evening

Posted on: September 2, 2016| By: admin

  44 Stanley is a collection of speciality stores and restaurants, not far from our Johannesburg Guesthouses, in Milpark. The stores are built around several courtyards, spaced beautifully around and under the olive trees. You will find art, antiques, boutiques, books, high fashion, decor, furniture, collectables and restaurants. Friday evenings at 44 Stanley are divine….
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Music in Johannesburg

Music in Johannesburg

Posted on: February 11, 2016| By: admin

Jozi’s music scene is pretty cool and if you’re into music you will want to check out these hip and fab venues. You’ll find funky bohemian style bars, upmarket jazz clubs, extraordinary rooftop venues and outdoor parks catering to large concerts. Here are some of our favourites:- The Bassline is a real musical institution in…
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Science, Cocktails and Jazz

Science, Cocktails and Jazz

Posted on: November 29, 2015| By: admin

Last Tuesday night was a first for me. I sat in on a physics lecture given by Andrew Forbes, an applied laser physicist and scientist at Wits University. It wasn’t just an ordinary lecture. If it was, I would never have been there! This was at The Orbit Jazz Club in Braamfontein, part of their monthly series…
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