Mary J Blige new dates
May12

Mary J Blige new dates

Here are the new dates (we thought we’d wait a bit before posting them) The new dates will see the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, kicking off in Johannesburg at the Coca-Cola Dome on 18 October, before heading to Durban’s Westridge Park Stadium on the 19th followed by the Bellville Velodrome in Cape Town on the 21st of October 2007.  The tour which was set to kick off in Johannesburg on the 12th of May was postponed in order to accommodate a routing change on her world tour. Tickets already bought for the May dates are valid for the new dates. ********************* What a letdown – Mary J Blige’s concert has been ‘postponed’ – boohoo – we await more info but here’s the official PR for now: MARY J BLIGE POSTPONES UPCOMING TOUR METRO FM, Edgars Music Series and Big Concerts regretfully announce the postponement of Mary J. Blige’s highly anticipated South African tour. The tour which was set to kick off in Johannesburg on the 12th of May has been postponed in order to accommodate a routing change on her world tour. NEW TOUR DATES will be released early next week. “Edgars has had a profound effect on the music scene for the past seven years through Edgars Music Series (EMS), its sponsorship of music events both on a national and international scale in South Africa. It is unfortunate that the tour has been postponed, and Edgars would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to Edgars’ customers and Edgars Music Series supporters. However, both Mary J Blige and keen EMS supporters can still look forward to a fantastic showcase once the dates are established,” says Dineo Sobantu, Events & Sponsorship Manager for Edgars Chain. “As media partners for the Mary J Blige tour Metro FM welcome the fact that tour is still going to take place later in the year and hope that her fans and listeners have not been too inconvenienced,” said Bob Mabena, acting station manager Metro FM.. Tickets already bought for the May dates are valid for the new dates The South African media described her as having a “smouldering stage presence” during her April 2000 concerts in, which saw her performing to 48 000 ecstatic fans countrywide. Critics and fans alike will be floored by her powerful combination of modern R&B with an edgy rap, and electrifying live performances when she performs in South Africa in October. For further information log on to: www.edgarsmusicseries.co.za or www.bigconcerts.co.za ****************************** “Well I hope she’s better than last time” has been the wary comment from two of my friends and “WHOOHOOHOO” from everyone else that heard that the...

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DURBS: Represent Recommends – Off the Wall2
May04

DURBS: Represent Recommends – Off the Wall2

Durbanites!  Anyone into graf, comics, hiphop, art and performance art make sure to get down to Off the Wall 2 opening at the tres trendy artSpace on Monday – it looks brilliant – wish we were there.  We’ll try and interview some of the guys for ya, interesting to see blogging and real life merge through sketching!  Durbs we expect nothing less than the most progressive of movements from you.  When you bringing it to Jozi?  Beautiful artwork “Cosmic Love” from Jeff Rankin.  DON’T FORGET TO PULL IN FOR OFF THE WALL 2 A visual arts performance exhibition featuring The Sketchbook Project Opening Monday, May 7 at 6:30pm continuing on through Saturday,  May 26, 2007 COME AND ENJOY: *exciting new visual art hybrids that combine comix, graph-X, hip hop & blogging.. *a retina-searing onslaught on the neo-bourgeois sensibilities of the postcolonial mainstream… *a melting pot spiced with slam, hip hop and live comix jamming… *paintings & drawings, original comix & prints, artists’ books & micro-zines, original sketchbooks & editioned facsimiles, animated blogs, anti-brand caps & tees, graffiti workshops, comic jams & slam performances. OFF THE WALL 2 features more than 20 artists, both established and up-&-coming, including (at last count): Zapiro, Rico, Themba Siwela, Wesley van Eeden, Jason Bronkhorst, Ewok, Alastair Findlay, Ben Hodson, Tyron Love , N.D.Mazin, Jeff Rankin, Andrew Mogridge, Mogorosi Motshumi, Jeremy Nel, Mike Scott, Wild Beast, Luke Molver, Leonora van Staden, Senyol, Scott Siveright, Ross Turpin, Adelle O’Connell, Thabani Gumede, Andrew Schnetler, Alastair Laird, and Unknown Graf Writers… The show will also include a CHEAP STUFF WALL with works priced to sell at R300 or less. A  POP GOES YOUR WALLET CHEAP STUFF AUCTION with a maximum wallet of R300 will also be held on the opening night. SKETCHBOOK VIEWINGS: The artists’ original sketchbooks will be displayed behind glass at the opening event. But for those who wish to browse through these original works of art, the artists will be showing their sketchbooks at the gallery during the day on Monday 7 May, before the exhibition opening. Thereafter, the sketchbooks may be viewed at the gallery on request and under supervision for the duration of the exhibition. RESPONSIBLE GRAFFITI PROJECT: Cape Town street art guru Senyol and Durban graf-X ranter Ewok will be running a “Responsible Grafitti” workshop in the gallery on Sunday, 6 May. The mural art produced on that day will be on exhibition for the duration of the show. THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT: For a sampling of what’s been going on in the Sketchbook Project, go to http://www.sketchbookproject.blogspot.com/. Most of the work on exhibition will relate back to the sketchbook pages the participating artists have...

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Last but not least – DURBAN it’s your turn

Getting in just before the rest of us descend on KZN for sun, fun and year-end madness, Levi’s turns it’s attention to Deben and blesses them with a stunning line-up. By the way – how hot is Arno in this pic? Levi’sý Vintage Sunday’s comes marching into Durban for the month of November, turning Sunday nights at Society into a destination of choice, as the music massive like their tunes to be to… tally local. And they won’t be disappointed with no less than ten of the country’s top acts taking the stage for week after week of rocking madness. Its fast, it’s furious it’s totally free. So make sure that in November, you save some energy for the last few hours of every weekend. It will be well worth it. It’s been an amazing ride. Levi’sý Vintage Sunday’s has travelled the country since April, spreading the local music word and getting the crowds down to support South African talent with a series of gigs that have blown perceptions away, hair back and people off their feet. In November, Levi’sý Vintage Sunday’s coasts down to Durban for this year’s final month of musical madness. So if you’re in the area, make sure you catch the last chance to see some of our best acts for free. If you don’t manage to, then know that you’ve missed out. Up first on the 5th are the inimitable duo of Arno Carsten and Albert Frost. This meeting of musical giants with a whole lot of soul is bound to entrance as the boys take you through their personal take on blues-infused rock. It’ll be unique. Showing support on the night is Baz Corden, an eclectic artist whose optimistic musical charm is quite simply infectious. Farryl Purkiss oozes up to the mic on the 12th, delivering an unusual mix of vibrant vibes set against lush minimal drums, bass and dreamy guitar solos. He’ll take you to that place you want to be. Love Jones start the evening off with their energetic mix of pop-laced, vocal-driven power. The 19th sees a true pioneer taking to the stage. It’s Steve Newman’s turn to entertain with his carefully constructed melodies and haunting delivery. He’s got a history to share. Come feel it. In support are Guy Buttery with his unconventional guitar and percussive techniques, and Nib van der Spuy whose intricate soul-searching arrangements find their way into every heart that hears him. Closing it all off on the 26th are Mzansi’s favourite fun-funksters. It’s Tumi and The Volume, and this crew is going to lay down their smooth mix of root styles, and lay them down...

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Durban: New exhibit @ artSPACE
Jul23

Durban: New exhibit @ artSPACE

artSPACE continues to break new ground with up and coming artists exhibiting their work every month… Next up at artSPACE durban is the opening of “Work(ers) in Progress” on Monday, 31 July at 6:30pm and closes on Saturday, 12 August at 1pm. This is a collaborative exhibition by students and practising artists and is curated by Cheryl Penn. The exhibition brin… gs together paintings, digital work and photographs by artists in various stages of creative development. It is an attempt to bring together a cross-section of work currently being produced by artists (and artists in the making) in the Durban area. ********************************************* JUNEYou have three days to catch the Fresh n Fab Grace Kotze at Durban’s trendiest gallery artSpace… then there are two new exhibits opening for June – they’re on the ball as always.:Next up at artSPACE durban: Opening on Monday, 5 June at 6 for 6:30pm are the following exhibitions: Next up at artSPACE durban:Opening on Monday, 5 June at 6 for 6:30pm are the following exhibitions:In the Main Gallery is “Rocktalk” an exhibition of paintings by South Coast artist Lorraine Goss-Ross which will be opened by John Roome, the Head of the Fine Art department of the Durban University of Technology. In the Middle Gallery is “Through My Eyes” an exhibition of black and white photographs by Durban photographer Dale Grobler. Please note that there will be car guards on duty and a cash bar. Both of these exhibitions close on Saturday, 24 June at 1pm. ******************************************* May Our sources tell us Durban Fine Artist Grace Kotze’s star is rising… just google her name and check out her vibrant work and we’re sure you’ll agree. We’re still on at you Durbanites about you bad reputation for attending cultural events – come on, wozani… go and support young artists. Put on your berets and get to the exhibition opening on Monday the 15 May 2006. “Co-ordinates” a solo exhibition by Grace Kotze Co-ordinates is Grace Kotze’s third solo show, worked on over an intensive five month period forming an intrinsically linked collection of oil paintings which work as a group of individual art works but also as one. The works expand on and link one another, setting up many points of dialogue within the show. Opening Monday, 15 May at 6:30pm. There will be a cash bar and car guards on duty. Exhibition closes on Saturday, 3 June at 1pm. *artSPACE durban 3 millar road (next to Waste Centre) stamford hill durban tel: +27 31 312 0793 **************************************** OFF THE WALL – the next exhibition at ArtSPACE in Durban looks like fun – it starts this Saturday...

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