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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 …

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GRAND MASTER AUCTION

Pinker’s take on an Old Master is to be auctioned. One of Stanley Pinker’s personal favourite works, an oil he painted after the famous Pastoral Concert/ Fête Champêtre attributed to Renaissance painter Giorgione, will be auctioned at the Stephan Welz & Co. Decorative and Fine Arts Sale in Cape Town on Tuesday 26 May and Wednesday 27 May. One of …

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GANGS of BALLET to SUPPORT ONEREPUBLIC on SA TOUR

Big Concerts confirmed today that Gangs of Ballet will support OneRepublic on their Native South African tour dates performing in Johannesburg on the 19th June 2015 at The Dome and Cape Town on 21st June 2015 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest. Gangs of Ballet released their debut self-titled EP in March 2012 with hit singles ‘Breaking the Silence’ and ‘This …

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MAMMA MIA SEASON EXTENDED – LAST FEW DAYS

Big Concerts is excited to confirm that an extra week has been added for the West End smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! in Johannesburg only. The limited season, which starts on 24th March 2015, will now run until 3rd May 2015. Tickets are moving quickly and fans are recommended to book now to avoid disappointment. MAMMA MIA! is an original …

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JACKSON POLLOCK’S PRIZE-WINNING RECIPE

Alcoholic, adulterer … and foodie? As a stash of the painter’s personal recipes are published, an old friend spills the beans on dinner chez Pollock and Krasner. By Carmel Melouney. ‘Exceptional’: Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner’s foolproof recipe for blueberry blintzes. Photograph: Robyn Lea Jackson Pollock’s alcoholism and adultery are well documented. Less well known is that the celebrated modern …

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HOW ANDY WARHOL INFLUENCED FASHION

By Sara McCorquodale It was unique, groundbreaking and set to change design radically. And yet when Andy Warhol first exhibited his Campbell’s Soup Cans in 1962, the work was met with mockery and indifference. A rival parody exhibition of actual soup cans opened in response; the general public was apathetic. It seemed a flop, the epitome of unfashionable. However, this …