Gone Fishkin with Mike Fishkin and iDobi!

Gone Fishkin with Mike Fishkin and iDobi!

I was so excited to get a request from Rebecca Kovach to interview Mike Fishkin, a young man who hosts a radio show Gone Fishkin on Idobi Network. As an intro, idobi Radio (idobi.com) is a modern rock Internet radio station focusing on new pop punk, alternative music and power pop music. The station broadcasts over the internet via its website, iTunes and SHOUTcast. idobi connects listeners with artists through interviews and up-to-date music industry news, and by giving popular artists their own radio shows. The stream has an excellent…

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Branden & James at Feast!

Branden & James at Feast!

You start a pop culture website, you’re asked to interview someone in 2014 and you do a bit of research and go to the interview, and you come away a fan, for life. That’s what happened to me when I met Branden James (tenor, America’s Got Talent finalist) for the first time.  That’s all well and good, and you follow his career since then, and cement the fandonship, and then … the opportunity comes along to chat to him AGAIN … you go along and act like a gibbering 13…

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Shrek The Musical at the Lyric

Shrek The Musical at the Lyric

We’ve all seen and loved Shrek the movie. Now it’s time to see and love Shrek the Musical! Taking your child to see this is a great way to introduce him or her to theatre and nurture a lifelong love of the arts – or to reinforce the love you’ve already introduced! This is the ideal answer to the dreaded “I’m bored, what can I do?” question parents get during school holidays. And if you don’t have a child, just go and see it for yourself. It’s not only for…

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Mortimer Williams gives us The Full Morty

Mortimer Williams gives us The Full Morty

After sold-out performances around the country and a highly successful season in Joburg last August, Mortimer Williams returns to the Jozi stage in The Full Morty at The Fringe at Joburg Theatre until Sunday 5 June. Stand up comedy meets cabaret in this hilarious show as Morty takes us through stories and songs that demonstrate just what it is that makes the SA male tick… with a few surprises along the way! Morty is the perfect combination of talent, charisma and devilish naughtiness to provide the perfect evening of entertainment for guys and girls of all ages. The Full Morty runs…

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Battle of Da Sexes – Bollywood Producer chats!

Battle of Da Sexes – Bollywood Producer chats!

AGP World Presents Vir Das in comedy act ‘Battle Of Da Sexes’  The Playhouse, Opera Theatre: 4 & 5 June 2016 Acclaimed stand-up comedian-turned-big-screen actor and Bollywood Star, Vir Das, brings the international smash-hit comedy, Battle of DaSexes, to South Africa for a two weekend run: in Johannesburg’s Montecasino on 27, 28 & 29 May and then Durban’s Playhouse on 4 & 5 June. Vir Das, who is equally comfortable working on TV, film, theatre and live-comedy, says “Battle of DaSexes is an insightful, fun and laugh-out-loud comedy-drama all about the…

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Carly Ritter – tweaking the golden thread.

Carly Ritter – tweaking the golden thread.

In a bio by Steve Leggett, Carly Ritter is described like this, in part:  The daughter of actor John Ritter and the granddaughter of Tex Ritter, her childhood was one where creativity was encouraged. She was raised in Los Angeles and attended high school in Santa Monica, then left for New York following graduation, attending Vassar and spending her junior year abroad in Scotland. Her debut album, the self-titled Carly Ritter, which included guest contributions not only from Juliette and Joachim, but also father Ry, as well as Robert Francis,…

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RIP David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust

RIP David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust

This is such a hard post to write, but I’m sitting here on 11 January 2016, a date which will forever be known as the day that David Bowie died. The news on the radio this morning was a shocker. I wasn’t a huge fan, didn’t even like all his music. I’m not fanatical about him like I am about Rick Astley but am I suppose what you could call a mainstream fan. I liked Space Oddity, Labyrinth (the movie) and Peace on Earth which he did with Bing Crosby. He’s…

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To Write Love on Her Arms – Always Keep Fighting – Cope With Depression

To Write Love on Her Arms – Always Keep Fighting – Cope With Depression

Depression is without a doubt one of the hardest subjects to tackle as a writer / artist. Possibly even more so when you’re actually going through a bad bout of it as forcing yourself to get up and do anything at all is like climbing Mount Everest.  I was trawling the internet and found out that Jared Padalecki (from Supernatural) was a sufferer too and that he has his own campaign to help raise funds and bring awareness – Always Keep Fighting. And I thought that if he can have…

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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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Doris Day Animal Foundation

Doris Day Animal Foundation

Doris Day is an American actress and singer whose career began in 1939 as a Big Band Singer.  She recorded her first hit, Sentimental Journey, in 1945, and started her association with Columbia Records in 1947. This lasted until 1967 and included the recording of 650 or more songs. She also appeared in 39 films over the course of her career, and was ranked the biggest box office star for the years of 1960, 1962, 1963 and 1964. She ranked in the top 10 for ten years. Among many awards…

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