Tima Reece and Kurt Herman – Always and Forever

Tima Reece and Kurt Herman – Always and Forever

I always enjoy it so much when I meet entertainers with the passion and energy of Tima Reece (also known as Tia Herman) and Kurt Herman who will be performing with Timothy Moloi on 31 March to 3 April at Joburg Theatre in Always and Forever – a Tribute to Luther Vandross. Immediately as I walked into their studio in Bryanston I was struck by their dedication and professionalism in their approach to their work, which makes them perfect to perform alongside Timothy. They have both had long careers in…

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Jeremy Taylor: South Africa mustn’t despair

Jeremy Taylor: South Africa mustn’t despair

Jeremy Taylor set South Africa alight in the sixties with his song “Ag Pleez Deddy” (also known as “The Ballad of the Southern Suburbs”) and was then banished from South Africa for ridiculing apartheid. After two years on the West End stage in Wait A Minim, a South African musical revue, he became a leading entertainer on the British folk circuit with songs like “Jobsworth”. A change of government in 1979 led to his re-admittance to South Africa and from 1980 to 1994 he chronicled his life in Broederstroom, a…

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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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Elvis Blue is one of South Africa’s best

Elvis Blue is one of South Africa’s best

In South Africa, Elvis Blue needs no introduction. But for the benefit of everyone from other countries, Elvis Blue is a legendary South African singer. He’s the winner of Idols 2010, but he’s much more than that.   Elvis Blue shared his prize money with the other finalist Lloyd Cele, and in that moment he cemented himself a place in the hearts of South Africans – and did more to unite a country with a very divided past in one moment than some politicians have done in 20 years.  Subsequently…

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