Displaying items by tag: Cape Town

Saturday, 21 April 2018 17:22

Denver Breda's play 'Rokkie' at Suidoosterfees

Equally ridiculed and celebrated in our communities for their perceived flamboyance, while also in many straight circles accepted with a bit of confused caution, almost everyone on the Cape Flats knows someone who is stereotypically described as a "Kaapse Moffie" but seldom the stories of transgender persons are told from the point of view of and as the main character in a theatrical play.
The transgender persons in most theatre works are usually cast as secondary characters and many times as comic relief, but the plays usually do not revolve around them.
Published in Entertainment News
Sunday, 08 April 2018 15:16

Jan van Riebeeck - UNPLUGGED

For many years in our youth under the shadow of Apartheid 6th April was a public holiday called Van Riebeeck’s Day or Founder’s Day... BUT who was the real van Riebeeck?
 Those who place Jan van Riebeeck on a pedestal elevating him to playing a much larger and benevolent role in our past than is factual, and who project him as a fair and blameless man, are often rather ignorant of the bigger picture that make up this man’s life. Few people can present an actual biography of this man and few people have read his detailed journal and his letters from the Cape. In fact his present day supporters are much less honest about what happened, than Jan van Riebeeck himself.
Published in Opinions
Yes, we got an Xclusive Interview with Carmen Xclusive about Her Xciting Career & The Releases of Her Xquisite Christmas Album.
Nowadays well produced Christmas albums by South African artists are by all accounts a rarity and very few among those have that something special that would set them apart from the average offering. Somehow locally produced Christmas albums never seem to make it as alternatives to the ubiquitous age-old Boney-M album or the much loved Mariah Carey Christmas album played everywhere every year.
However... Carmen Xclusive has never been your average singer and this is not an average album.
Published in Entertainment News

 
Just in time for Cape Town's Festive Season, Popular Comedian Marc Lottering has a brand new show running at The Baxter from running from 30 November 2017 to 13 January 2018.
Marc Lottering’s most beloved character, Aunty Merle Abrahams from Belgravia Road in Athlone, sashays onto the stage in the musical-comedy AUNTY MERLE, THE MUSICAL.


High Drama unfolds as Merle’s daughter Abigail (Tarryn Lamb) announces her engagement to Alan (Stephen Jubber). As Merle puts it: “he’s a good-looking white chap!”
Published in Entertainment News
On a quick visit home to South Africa, in between filming episodes of The Flash in her role as The Mechanic, Kim Engelbrecht revealed a little more about the character she plays and about  her experience of filming in Canada.
 
The Mechanic is the devoted assistant to “The Flash” Season 4 nemisis The Thinker, but the actress said that her character isn’t entirely evil.
Published in Entertainment News
The University of Cape Town has renamed its Palm Court Residence in Mowbray in honour of Harold Cressy.
In 1910 Harold Cressy was the first Coloured person to gain a degree studying at a South AFrican institution when he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCT which was then known as the South African College.
Published in Community News
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 02:04

Metrorail Diaries - Watch Your Step

People are hanging out of the moving train as it enters the station.
It’s mind-boggling to think that this scary sight is common-practise.

Some wanna-be ‘stuntmen’ literally hit the ground running as it slows down and is about to come to a stop.
Commuters waiting on the station have to take evasive action to avoid colliding with these almost out of control ‘stuntmen’.
Published in Creative Writing
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 01:52

Cool-Ur Box Spring Edition Heats Up Northern Suburbs

Started in March 2017 Cool-Ur Box is now in its 3rd Edition and it is definitely growing in popularity.
With a marked and steady decline of nightclubs situated within the various areas of the Cape Flats Northern Suburbs, and there were many legendary clubs, two DJ's from that part of the Cape Peninsula decided to put together an event where the former patrons of those various clubs could get together and have an awesome jol once every few months.
Published in Entertainment News

With unbridled irreverence, Shana tackles the issues many of us on the Cape Flats and indeed in Coloured areas across the country almost constantly face albeit to varying degrees.
She spares no holy cows, pulls no punches and it's a casse of either you get it, or you don't.

Published in Opinions

When we said in 2016 that Music Exchange is The Definitive Conference on Our Entertainment Economy, we were not exaggerating. Last year #MEX16 was phenomenal and now #MEX17 promises to up their game to new levels.

Published in Entertainment News
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