Head down to the Rhumbelow Theatre for ‘Elvis & Me – The Priscilla Story’

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Doug Weich will be celebrating the music of Elvis Presley at the Rhumbelow Theatres in Durban and ‘Maritzburg. Photo: Supplied

DOUG Weich and his eight-piece band, MSG, return to the Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban for Elvis & Me – The Priscilla Story from Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 20.

The show, which will also be performed at the Rhumbelow Theatre in Pietermaritzburg on September 10, tells Elvis’ as seen through Priscilla’s eyes and gives an insight into the couple’s relationship, from when they first met until the day that Elvis died – August 16, 1977. Continue reading

Durban duo, Easy Freak, unveil their debut album, ‘I’m Alright’

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Jude Kenrick and Dom Hurd, of Easy Freak, have released their debut album, ‘I’m Alright’. PHOTO: Matt Mason

IT’S been a year and a half in the making, but Durban duo, Easy Freak, are thrilled with their much anticipated debut album, I’m Alright, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.

Working late into the night, Dom Hurd and Jude Kenrick, recorded the songs for the 12-track album in a home studio. Continue reading

Join Heels over Head for some free concerts this women’s month

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Heels Over Head (from (left) Thulile Zama, Rebekah Doty and Taryn Kasaval. PHOTO: Simanga Zondo

DURBAN-based jazz band, Heels over Head, is celebrating Women’s Month with a series of free concerts in the city.

Fans will be able to catch them at 5 pm on Friday, August 11 at the Playhouse Company, 29 Acutt Street, 5 pm at the Rainbow Restaurant on Saturday, August 12, at 23 Stanfield Lane, Pinetown and at 3 pm on Sunday, August 13 at the BAT Centre, 45 Maritime Place. Continue reading

Award-winning theatre on offer in the SA Women’s Arts Fest at the Playhouse

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Mpho Osei Tutu and Ilse Klink in Scorched. Photo: Jane Berg/CuePix

AS part of its celebrations for Women’s Month in August, the Playhouse Company in Durban will present its famed South African Women’s Arts Festival (SAWAF).

Now in its 21st year, the festival, which runs from August 10 to 19, features a host of award-winning dramas, including the Naledi Award-winning productions, Suddenly The Storm and Scorched. Continue reading

Durban duo pen praise and worship song for Mini World Youth Day

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Ballet dancer Katherine Anderson as she appears in the video for ‘The Mighty One’. Photo: Lwandile Ngubentombi

 

TWO Durban performers, Justin Nanak and Thandeka Dube-Ndhlovu, have composed an original praise-and-workshop ballad, The Mighty One, for the Mini World Youth Day 2017.

The song will be the official theme tune for the event, which runs from December 6 to 10. It was launched at a meeting on July 24 and can now be viewed online.  Continue reading

Queen of Bollywood, Shreya Ghoshal, will be performing two concerts in SA

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The Queen of Bollywood, Shreya Ghoshal, will be performing at the ICC in Durban. Photo: Supplied

AFTER performing to sold-out audiences in 2016, the award-winning ‘Queen of Bollywood’, Shreya Ghoshal, returns to serenade South African fans with a night of soulful melody and music.

Accompanied by popular Indian vocalist, Kinjal Chattopadhyay, and the stars of Sony Entertainment TV, Shaheer Sheikh and Kushal Tandon, she will perform at the Durban ICC on August 19 and the Centre Court at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg on August 20. Continue reading

Imbokodo Jazz Festival aims to celebrate SA’s female jazz stars

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Durban-born jazz singer, songwriter and voice over artist, Spha Mdlalose, will be performing at the Imbokodo Jazz Festival in Durban on August 12. Photo: Supplied

WITH Women’s Month on the horizon, female artists are set to dominate this year’s Imbokodo Jazz Festival, which will take place at the N-Shed Cruise Terminal facility in the Port of Durban from 1 pm to 1 am on Saturday, August 12.

It is being hosted by the community based non-profit organisation, iTheku Regional Jazz Association (iTReJA), an affiliate of the South African Jazz Appreciators Association (SAJAA). Continue reading