Melanie Roberts to star in solo show at the Rhumbelow Theatre

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THE Rhumbelow Theatre in Cunningham Avenue, Umbilo, Durban, is hosting a solo show by Melanie Roberts from July 15 to 17. All of Me will showcase Melanie’s inimitable diva style. She will be accompanied by Shemual Mahabeer on piano. Continue reading

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Groove to the music of the 70s at the Hexagon

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Remember the Seventies? The period of great changes in the music scene, when icons were made, horizons were stretched and musicians broke out of their boxes and went where their dreams (and substances) took them!

Yes. Then revel in a bit of nostalgia when the Hexagon Theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg hosts This is the Seventies in the Hexagon Dive on January 29, 30 and 31 and February 4, 5 and 6. Continue reading

Celebrating Laurel Canyon at the Rhumbelow

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Laurel Canyon is one of rock’s most mythic neighbourhoods. This is where Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young first folded their voices into one beautiful harmony; where Zappa welcomed artists including Hendrix and Mick Jagger to parties at his infamous ‘Log Cabin’ in 1968.

Laurel Canyon was the inspiration for the Doors’ Love Street, the Mamas and the Papas’ 12:30 (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon), CSNY’s Our House and an entire album by British blues legend John Mayall.

It’s where music-business legends David Geffen, Jac Holtzman and Elliot Roberts helped build the recording careers of the singer-songwriters who defined the very essence of the 60s California sound.

And now The Reals Minus One – Barry Thomson , Dawn Selby and Jason Andrew – are celebrating  this iconic venue at the Rhumbelow Theatres in Durban and Pietermaritzburg from November 29 to December 20. Continue reading