Lloyd Cele – The Life and Music of Marvin Gaye

Lloyd Cele – The Life and Music of Marvin Gaye

Lloyd Cele first came to prominence in 2010 during the same season of Idols as Elvis Blue and ever since then I’ve liked him. He was 50% of what made that season of Idols an almost impossibly good season, one which could have gone any way. So I was very excited to find that he’ll be telling the story of Marvin Gaye  in Let’s Get it On – the Life and Music of Marvin Gaye at The Joburg Theatre from 7 May to 16 May.  His shows are visually and musically…

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Vika Bull – The Life and Music of Marvin Gaye

Vika Bull – The Life and Music of Marvin Gaye

For 25 years, the glorious voices of Vika and Linda Bull have comprised one of the most distinctive, versatile and emotionally charged sounds on the Australian music landscape. Since their multi-platinum conquest of pop radio with the Black Sorrows in the late 1980s, the sisters have forged diverse pathways into soul, gospel, blues, country and the island music of their Tongan ancestry. By turns tender and powerful, their rich solo vocals and instinctive harmonies have spawned eight albums of their own, as well as illuminating studio and concert performances by Paul…

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Simon Myers – The Life and Music of Marvin Gaye

Simon Myers – The Life and Music of Marvin Gaye

Simon Myers has been producing films, promoting artists and presenting shows and concerts for the last 15 years. Among his many achievements, in 2009, Simon produced The Man in Black: The Johnny Cash Story which won a Helpmann Award in 2010 (Best Australian Contemporary Concert). As a Producer, Simon Myers has had a string of theatre successes; EVA – Tales From the Life of Eva Cassidy, enjoyed fourteen sold out performances and starred Clare Bowditch who brought the audience to their feet every night. As well, there was The John Denver…

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Under Joburg Skies

Under Joburg Skies

There is so much terrible stuff going on in South Africa at the moment. Xenophobia. Destruction of statues. Loadshedding. It just seems that everything is on such a destructive trend. It seems that we have forgotten how to use our minds, hearts and hands for good, and that we choose to use them for bad. South Africans are.. honestly.. DESPONDENT right now. On every level it’s demoralising. I feel I want to give voice to this. Because although, yes, we are going through the motions – we’re despondent. My countrymen…

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Megan C is not waiting for anything – she’s on the rise!

Megan C is not waiting for anything – she’s on the rise!

One day while reading through Facebook I noticed a share by the awesome South African actor Zak Hendrikz telling me to go check out a song by Megan C. This, he said, is going to be her year. I am in full agreement. Please have a listen and share her song on Facebook to increase her chances for this soundtrack. Post by SCARS. After listening, I didn’t waste any time in getting hold of her and we had the most fun interview at a coffee shop in Lanseria Airport! She…

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State of the Nation

State of the Nation

I have been thinking today about voting in South Africa, and more specifically about whether most people are a member of a political party. Without actually getting political in this post, I am thinking about levels of apathy. Surely we should all care deeply about our country and as such be a member of a party and at least we make sure we cast a vote in the election? I am not necessarily a political person, and I feel that if things were running right, then I wouldn’t feel a need…

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Cleveland CPF 3 July 2013

Cleveland CPF 3 July 2013

I attended a recent CPF sector meeting in our community. We are very fortunate to have some dedicated policeman, community leaders and other role players in our midst. But this meeting was not well attended. We had about 7 people attend. This is important information that is being discussed here, and feedback is given to the community from the police about crime in their very own area. We put sufficient advertising in the paper, on Facebook, by email, by word of mouth. I would like to understand the apathy of…

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Important Info

Important Info

Each ward councillor has a Ward Committee. I am on the Ward Committee of Ward 118 (Johannesburg SA), Alison van der Molen’s ward. My portfolio is that of Public Safety.  This is NOT a replacement for reporting to officials like the police or council.. just a place to discuss and disseminate info. How can you be involved? Cleveland CPF meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month at 18:30 at Cleveland Police Station. Sector 1 meetings are the last Thursday of each month at Queens High School at 18:00…

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