Multiple award-winning film heads to SA big screen

With 24 awards and 77 nominations under its belt, I, Tonya - featuring Margot Robbie (About Time, The Wolf of Wall Street, Focus, The Legend of Tarzan, Suicide Squad) and Allison Janney (The West Wing, Mom, American Beauty, Juno) – will hit the South African cinema circuit on 16 February 2018.   Two triple axels, various ice skating records and all the technique in the world, means absolutely nothing when overshadowed by one of the most sensational scandals of all time. This award-winning film - including a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Allison Janney), Critics’ Choice Movie Awards for Best Supporting Actress (Allison Janney) and Best Actress in a Comedy (Margot Robbie) and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role (Allison Janney) - is based on the true events behind this spectacle and will keep you glued to your seat until the very end.   Ambitious and goal-driven from an...
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CARMEN promises sizzling start to Joburg Ballet’s 2018 season

Carmen promises a sizzling start to Joburg Ballet’s 2018 season, in association with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra     50% off all seats on Opening Night and 30% off for Early Bird bookers until 11 February   Casting announced for leading roles   Tuesday, 23 January 2018: Joburg Ballet opens a bumper 2018 ballet year in sizzling style when the company brings South African choreographer Veronica Paeper’s production of Carmen to Joburg Theatre for ten performances from 6 to 15 April. Joburg Ballet will perform to live orchestral accompaniment for the first time in many years, when the relaunched Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) takes its place in the orchestra pit, bringing to life composer Georges Bizet’s famous music.   Paeper, whose La Traviata was one of the highlights for both the company and its audiences in 2017, will return to Johannesburg to restage her celebrated production of Carmen. Commenting on working with the company, she said: “When I produced La Traviata for Joburg Ballet I found the dancers very skilled on a technical level and superb dramatically, so...
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Valentine’s Blues

Saturday 17 February 2017 NIROX Sculpture Park   Celebrate Love and the Blues, as the NIROX Foundation hosts a stellar line-up of acoustic musicians, gourmet food traders & restauranteurs, a full bar, and a selection of sumptuous desserts. Featuring artists like: Blues maestro Dan Patlansky. Cape Town loop artist and harmonica player extraordinaire Dave Ferguson. Prodigal son of the South African blues scene Albert Frost. Country & folk heroine Laurie Levine. Lapsteel slide guitarist Richard Bruyns and his band The Saucetones. Bayou bluesmen Gunshot Blue and their grappa-infused melodies. NIROX Residency Artists The Urban Village featuring their afrocentric renditions of blues classics. An outdoor film screening will follow this full day of Music, Food, Art & Nature. Additionally, the debut of The Urban Village's first music video 'Inkani' will be screened before the featured film. A full day affair at NIROX Sculpture Park with its rolling lawns, meandering waterways and ever-changing sculpture collection, Valentine's Blues is the ideal setting for friends, families and lovers to enjoy a...
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Day hike: Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve

Day hike: Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve 28 January 2018 Dear Hendrik Walk to the top of the Magaliesberg Mountain Range in a privately-held reserve for spectacular views of the Hartbeespoort Dam (lake) and enjoy a ride into the valley 350 meters down below with the Harties' cable car The hiking trail is situated in the private Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve that lies on the slopes of the Magaliesberg Mountain Range. The 300-hectare reserve is home to giraffes, zebras, impalas, nyalas, kudus, blue wildebeests, and ostriches, among other species. As part of its eco-strategy, management organizes guided walks within the game reserve and to the top of the Magaliesberg. The reserve is well-stocked and close friendly encounters with wildlife on the hiking trail are common. We will be walking to the top of the Magaliesberg and end at the Harties' cable car with its viewpoint and cafeteria. At this point, you can elect to go down the mountain by cable car (5 min) or walk back to the nature...
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BEATLEMANIA FEVER SET TO HIT JOHANNESBURG NEXT WEEK WITH RENOWNED INTERNATIONAL TRIBUTE SHOW

Beatlemania On Tour @ Emperors Palace Casino, 19 January – 4 February 2018 Presented by Showtime Australia   Bringing to life on stage the major musical hits that made The Beatles one of the most successful and influential rock groups of all time, international hit tribute and stage show Beatlemania On Tour is set to take over Johannesburg in early 2018 for a one month-long season at the Theatre of Marcellus, Emperor’s Palace Casino. Starting on Friday 19 January for two-week run, Beatlemania On Tour brings a full new cast of male singers for the shows' first tour to South Africa since 2010. Audiences can expect a fresh experience with state-of-the-art updates to production and lighting and revamps to the show’s huge repertoire of replica Beatles costuming. The successful international stage show runs in Johannesburg until Sunday 4 February 2018. If it's pure nostalgia you're looking for, then you won't be disappointed. All of the Beatles’ biggest and most treasured hits from the 1960's rock era will be performed live on stage...
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