Monthly Archives: November 2010

Nelson Makamo, Senzo Shabangu & Lehlogonolo Mashaba at Events Space at Arts on Main until Wed 10th November

As the proud owner of a Nelson Makamo pen and ink work, I have a special interest in this exhibition. Makamo’s work, which reminds of Marlene Dumas’ images, is powerful, enigmatic and engaging, even in small scale. News from Arts on Main at the Maboneng precinct in eastern downtown Joburg:  Nelson Makamo , Senzo  Shabangu and Lehlogonolo [...]

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Mark Gevisser on representing South Africanness

Mark Gevisser wrote about South African identity in both the build up to the World Cup  Cup http://www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytimes/article439527.ece/I-want-to-imagine-the-SA-of-my-dreams  as well as after the final whistle had been blown:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jul/10/south-africa-unites-over-football . See his latest take  on what it means to be a South African in late 2010:  http://www.arttimes.co.za/news_read.php?news_id=2683  by

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Mahatma Gandhi’s view of customer service

A friend sent me this - a quote from Mahatma Ghandi. Thanks Annie. A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent  on him. She is not an interruption on our work. She is the purpose of  it. He is not an outsider in our business. [...]

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Jazz in Jozi

Jazz this weekend:Regular Friday gigs include the Radium (Louis Botha Avenue, Orange Grove) with  Jazz Trio featuring Stephen Kunny Friday 5 Nov from 8pm, as well as Soweto Jazz & Blues at The Whiteboy Shebeen (Cnr Katherine & Grayston, Sandton), Friday 5th Nov from 7pm. Free entryAlso on: Jazz at Joburg Theatre with Feya Faku [...]

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The fourth season of opera from the New York Met opens this weekend at Cinema Nouveau Rosebank

Opening today with Das Rheingold, the first in Richard Wagner’s epic four-part Ring cycle, the Live in HD season closes in mid June 2011 with The Valkyri, the second in Wagner’s Ring cycle.  The new production of Das Rheingold is conducted by James Levine and directed by Robert Lepage with  Welsh bass-baritone, Bryn Terfel appearing  in the leading [...]

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