Enjoy a ‘Heavyweight Comedy Jam’ with the funniest ladies in SA

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WANT your funnybone tickled? Then head down to Sibaya Casino’s iZulu Theatre, near Umhlanga, for the Heavyweight Comedy Jam at 3 pm on Women’s Day,  August 9.

The show features Samantha Govender, Maeshni Naicker, Shika Budhoo, Natasha Portrag and Sumantha Pillay, making this is a perfect girls’ night out, or an opportunity for the guys to spoil their ladies. Continue reading

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

Alliance Française de Durban to host a salute to African goddesses

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Nosipho Mkhize will be performing at Salute African Goddess at Alliance Française de Durban.

VISIONARY dancers, Nqubeko “Cue” Ngema and Nosipho Mkhize, are assembling a stellar line up of Durban-based multi-media creatives for an afternoon of poetry, music, dance, drama, visual art, painting and design.

Salute African Goddess will take place on Saturday, August 12 from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Alliance Française de Durban at 22 Sutton Crescent, Morningside as part of the country’s Women’s Month celebrations. Continue reading

Contemporary dancers from Africa and Europe set to wow at Jomba!

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Nqubeko Ngema (left) and Njabulo Zungu will perform Mdu Mthsali’s new work, ‘Alive kids’ at Jomba!.

DANCERS from South Africa, the African continent and Europe will be showcasing their work at the 19th annual Jomba! Contemporary Dance Experience, which runs at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Howard College campus in Durban from August 23 to September 3. Continue reading

Michaelhouse and St Anne’s pupils take on the challenge of the musical, ‘Chess’

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Pictured here are Michaelhouse students, Menziwokuhle Mbuyazi and Grant Hiscock, who will be performing together St Anne’s students in ‘Chess: The Musical’ at the Schlesinger Theatre at Michaelhouse. Photos: Supplied

PUPILS from Michaelhouse in Balgowan and St Anne’s Diocesan School in Hilton have teamed up to perform one of musical theatre’s most interesting and complex works, Chess.

Running from August 13 to 16 at the Schlesinger Theatre, the musical is based on an idea by Tim Rice, with music by ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and lyrics by Tim Rice. Continue reading

Celebs and comics team up for Comedy Central’s new show, ‘Famous Last Words’

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Jeannie D will be trying her hand at stand-up comedy in the new show,’ Famous Last Words’, on Comedy Central. Photo: Supplied

WHAT do TV presenters Jeannie D and Khanyi Mbau, rapper and Idols SA host ProVerb; celebrity chef and MasterChef SA judge Benny Masekwameng; media personalities Kuli Roberts and John Robbie; Isidingo star Robert Whitehead and former Bafana Bafana player Mark Williams have in common?

They are all about to become stand-up comedians in Comedy Central’s new show Famous Last Words, which debuts on DStv channel 122 on Monday, August 14, at 9 pm. 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