Yvonne Chaka Chaka – A Night With the Stars

Yvonne Chaka Chaka – A Night With the Stars

Sometimes, when I’m interviewing for my site, I can’t believe it’s actually me doing the things I’m doing.  I’m just an ordinary average person, not affluent and just ‘ordinary’. Yet, music and the arts have the power to make me feel alive! And I believe it’s this that is what appeals the most – to touch and BE touched by the souls who tweak the golden thread of humanity. More than that, there are some things that would just have been physically impossible just a few years ago. Before the…

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Daniel Baron – Born To Perform

Daniel Baron – Born To Perform

If you’re a follower of my site, you’ll already know that there’s an amazing show taking place on 1 July at The Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg – Born To Perform – a Stageworx Production as I’ve just published the interview we did with Cito, Graeme Watkins and Nathan Ro. You’ll also be well acquainted with Daniel Baron, the exciting young SA musician who we interviewed in January 2014. Daniel is also involved in this talent showcasing show and we caught up with him again on a cold morning in Joburg. The show…

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Born to Perform – Cito, Nathan Ro and Graeme Watkins!

Born to Perform – Cito, Nathan Ro and Graeme Watkins!

Sometimes epic things happen to people who least look or feel like something epic is about to happen to them.  Sitting at the same table as Cito, Graeme Watkins and Nathan Ro is something epic that I never, before I started this site, would ever have imagined could have happened to me. Yet it did, and the reason we were there is even more epic – it was to talk about a show they’re all collaborating in – Born To Perform.  The Born To Perform 2015 Variety Show showcases some of…

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Gareth Cliff talks to PS!!

Gareth Cliff talks to PS!!

Gareth Cliff is someone who is not afraid to express an opinion, nor is he afraid to defend it.  And often, it’s those who don’t care what others think of them who change the world. This unafraid approach to the world is what interested me about Gareth.  I like people who aren’t afraid. Too many people are unable to think something controversial, let alone say it or stand up for it.  Whether this means a person is egotistical or inflated, I don’t know, but I do believe it indicates intelligence, and intelligence is…

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Angela Rebelo on Geneva Ballet’s Romeo and Juliette

Angela Rebelo on Geneva Ballet’s Romeo and Juliette

The internationally acclaimed Geneva Ballet will make its Johannesburg Theatre debut on Wednesday June 17. Under director Philippe Cohen, this much-awaited appearance – on the Mandela Stage – will mark the iconic Roméo and Juliette’s 100th performance. Only six shows are scheduled – until Sunday June 21. The Geneva Ballet Company features young dancers – their average age is 25 – from various countries. Among them is South Africa’s Angela Rebelo, niece of well-known local actors Nicky Rebelo and Jennifer Steyn-Rebelo. It’s my honour to bring you her perspective and…

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Geneva Ballet’s Romeo and Juliette – Artistic Director Philippe Cohen

Geneva Ballet’s Romeo and Juliette – Artistic Director Philippe Cohen

The Geneva Ballet (Grand Théâtre de Genève) debuts in Johannesburg in June at the Mandela, Joburg Theatre with Romeo and Juliette.   The company is considered one of the most original dance companies in Europe, excelling in variations of the classical ballet vernacular through innovative artistic collaborations. With an average age of 25, Geneva Ballet is a company that features youthful dancers from around the world and includes the South African Angela Rebelo, niece of well-known South African actors Nicky Rebelo and Jennifer Steyn Rebelo.   It’s my honour to speak to the…

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