Now That’s What I Call Music! Turns 30. A look through time.

Now That’s What I Call Music! Turns 30. A look through time.

Now That’s What I Call A Long Time. Most of us have grown up with the Now That’s What I Call Music! (Now! for short) compilations. Can’t actually remember a time when we didn’t have them, and it’s not surprising, since the first one came out in 1983. (I’m talking the UK here guys, and other parts of the world – Europe, and South Africa). The Now! series didn’t come out in the United States until 1998. In South Africa the series started in 1984. It should be noted that…

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Monty Python Live at London’s 02 Arena – Press Release

Monty Python Live at London’s 02 Arena – Press Release

Phil McIntyre Entertainments very proudly present  MONTY PYTHON LIVE (mostly) FIVE MORE SHOWS ANNOUNCED FOR 15, 16, 18, 19, 20 JULY 2014 AT LONDON’S 02 ARENA TICKETS GO ON-SALE FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER AT 10AM Due to overwhelming popular demand, the Pythons have added a further five shows to the MONTY PYTHON LIVE (mostly) run at the London O2 Arena, on 15, 16, 18, 19, 20 July 2014.  Tickets will go on-sale at 10am on Friday 29 November. Tickets for the first reunion performance on 1 July sold out in a…

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Catching Up With Ingi from Clout!

Catching Up With Ingi from Clout!

Any South African who listened to music in the late 70s or early 80s, or who had parents who did, knows of the South African all girl band Clout.  Their biggest hit Substitute reached number one in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Austria, Denmark and Belgium. Substitute was held to the #2 slot by the #1 “You’re The One That I Want”, from the hit musical film Grease on the UK Singles Chart and this success was followed by other major hits including Save Me, You’ve Got All…

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Catching up with Gaynor Young SA Actress

Catching up with Gaynor Young SA Actress

Gaynor Young is a name that will stand out to all lovers of South African theatre.  A well known South African actress in the 1980s and currently the author of her own blog Ear Ear Blog, her inspirational story is one that should be shared and remembered, in order to help others facing challenges.  My parents were theatre lovers back in the 80s and as such we went to a lot of plays, in all the theatres in Johannesburg including the Alhambra, Market and Rex Garner. At these I was…

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Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward

Everything, everybody, every post on this blog means something to me. And I like to give back what little I can when people give to me, in whatever way it is – whether it’s helping me feel good, or in this case, helping my community when we were collecting for victims of a shack fire. The fire was big. More than 200 shacks went down, and more than 1000 people were affected. Our community (Ward 118 in Johannesburg) gave and gave. Surrounding communities gave and gave. And Pay It Forward came…

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Godfrey Johnson The Shadow of Brel

Godfrey Johnson The Shadow of Brel

UPDATE: A dream came true when I saw Godfrey Johnson with Pieter Dirk Uys in 50 Shades of Bambi.  I got to meet Godfrey who signed a CD for me! The CD’s been on permanent rotation in my computer ever since.    For all you lucky folks in Durban, Godfrey will be at the Rhumbelow Theatre from 11 – 13 April. You’d be stupid to miss it. Godfrey’s a great entertainer, a great singer AND a great pianist.  It’s not often you get all three together in one person!    I…

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Timothy Moloi Stars in Aladdin – and talks to me!

Timothy Moloi Stars in Aladdin – and talks to me!

I first heard South African tenor Timothy Moloi performing in an open air production of Shakespeare at the Johannesburg Zoo. His voice carried across to me at the back of the audience in that blustery, open terrain, and I knew that here was a talent I wanted to follow. So my excitement was great when I heard that Timothy was about to star as Aladdin at Joburg Theatre. I knew I had to see the show, and I was very happy when Timothy agreed to do an interview for this blog!  Born and raised in…

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Amy Yasbeck chats to us about The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health

Amy Yasbeck chats to us about The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health

I remember the day well – standing in front of the TV in sad, shocked, silence as the announcer told us that John Ritter, American actor and star of Three’s Company, had passed away suddenly. A lot of celebs had passed away, but John’s death was on the same level as that of Princess Diana – you just knew that we had lost somebody amazing. We still feel that loss today, but MORE than that – John Ritter still makes us laugh today. In my own family, we have spent most…

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Rocky Horror Picture Show in Johannesburg 2014

Rocky Horror Picture Show in Johannesburg 2014

THE FUGARDTHEATRE’S THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW COMES TO JOHANNESBURG! Let’s do the Time Warp again! Produced by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre, Richard O’Brien’s iconic smash hit rock musical THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW which has set Cape Town alight for months, is set to come to Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatrein January 2014! The Fugard Theatre’s production of this global musical sensation is currently enjoying a sold out season at the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town. The production has played to capacity houses at every performance since opening on the 10th…

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