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DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival

Multiple award winning Queen of Funk Chaka Khan and the godfather of the house music scene “Little” Louie Vega are the headline acts at the DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, presented by Nedbank, which takes place at Huddle Park Golf & Recreation in Linksfield on Saturday, June 6. South Africa’s biggest food and music extravaganza returns to Jozi …

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JASON STATHAM: ON JAMES BOND

Jason Statham: ‘Do I want to be the next James Bond? Absolutely.’ He’s got the deadliest skills and the maddest stare but has Jason Statham got the chops for comedy? As his new film Spy opens, Britain’s toughest export talks about keeping a straight face, doing his own stunts and having 007 in his sights. By Steve Rose, photograph Daniel …

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NINA SIMONE

Nina Simone – and her music – defied easy summary. Brian Morton charts the extraordinary life and genre-defying music of the electrifying performer responsible for such timeless classica as My Baby Just Cares for Me and Mississippi Goddam. The boundaries of Nina Simone’s hometown were set by picking a point near North Carolina’s southern border and drawing a circle with …

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CHRIS CHAMELEON AND THREE FRIENDS

With ‘Drie Vriende’ audiences get an extraordinary view of the many talents of Chris Chameleon, South Africa’s most loved chameleon. Besides his own, unique presentation of music and fascinating stories, he is joined by the young and piping hot poet Daniella Deysel to present work from his new 2014 album ‘Posduif’ (Carrier Pigeon), which is a collection of songs of …

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS AND FAMILY ISSUES

Why are so many books about children overcoming family issues? How can I find some that aren’t? The need to ‘get rid of the parents’ inevitably means death, divorce and trauma are at the heart of much children’s fiction… here the Book Doctor seeks out some books that manage to avoid it or use quieter removal tactics. By Julia Eccleshare …