Delighted to be part of Songwriting competition and workshop for month of Nov in W cape with Dept Cultural Affairs and Sport

Delighted to part of the team who are working with DCAS

The people who will be coming to the town include :

1) Heinrich Frans who works and sings with Jonathan Butler and is an audio engineer and co manager to Kyle Sheppard the film composer for Noem my Skollie

2 ) Craig Parks founder of Jazzathon

3 ) Selwyn Bartlett -Radio consultant

4 )Martin Myers -founder Music Exchange and Sipho Mabuse’s manager

acclaimed South African Youth Choir (SAYC) to perform with Hotstix Mabuse at the Baxter on Friday 26th October

The internationally acclaimed South African Youth Choir (SAYC) is one of the most exciting choral projects in the world today.

Since its inception in 2005, the choir has showcased its vast abilities on both local and international platforms entertaining a variety of audiences across the globe.

The Choir has positioned itself as one of the most sought-after performance choirs in South African and regularly performs and records with various local and international artists.

The Choir currently consists of 54 high school learners and students between the ages of 13 – 25 years from all over South Africa representing the diverse culture of the country.

The SAYC is a celebration of unity within cultural diversity.

Featuring on the concert this Friday at the Baxter is the 14 piece ensemble that have just returned from a whirlwind tour of the US performing in New York and Washington.

The bill also includes Tony Cedras ,Mmino, Siphokazi Jonas ,Roeshdien Jaz and Sipho’s band commonly know as the Hotband

Book at web tickets

SIPHO “HOTSTIX” MABUSE AND TONY CEDRAS, LIVE! this Friday 26th October

After an absence of more than 30 years, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse and his band, including Paul Simon friend and respected muso Tony Cedras, will ignite the stage at this weekend’s 30-years-in-the-making, once-off, night at The Baxter!
Tony Cedras, one of Cape Town’s rarely celebrated living legends, will be on stage come Friday 26 October, alongside his long-time friend and peer, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse.

 

Tony, along with a host of other great talent will take to the stage at The Baxter Theatre in support of Sipho’s much-anticipated Cape Town show.

 

Accomplished Elsie’s River-born accordion, harmonium, keyboard and guitar player, Tony’s discography is eye-wateringly impressive. Think Winston Mankuku, Robbie Jansen, Basil Moses, amongst others, and know that Tony’s magic has imbued and travelled right around the world over the past 40 years. From living in London, to touring the world with Paul Simon, his musical palate and field of reference is vast, beyond!

 

Sipho’s long-overdue Mother City return is set to be a night worth capturing in time, if only because the new (Siphokazi Jonas, Roshdien Jaz and Mmino) and the tried-and-tested powerhouse that’s “Hotstix” will all deliver a one-of-a-kind performance on the night. “Sipho and I share a crisscross frame of references and we’re entirely connected each time we perform together,” Tony shares. “The magic will happen in the room, on the night. That excites me, as it should the fans who’ll be coming out to share in Sipho’s return to Cape Town.”

 

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Presenting music that rose above the politics of yesteryear, Tony and Sipho’s talent and influence that has actively fed a cultural curiosity, will be on display when these two greats grace the stage together. “I need to be inspired,” Tony explains. “Where better than The Baxter to celebrate “Hotstix” in full flight?”

“If you weren’t there 30-years-ago, now’s your chance,” Sipho teases. “We’ll be doing be delivering some riveting performances.” Promoted as an intimate experience, this show is going to be special. “I’m as excited for the audience to see and hear some of the new talent too,” Sipho says. “We’ll share the stage, not have it divided.” Always motivating and inspiring young talent, “Hotstix” is the silent ambassador giving future generations an opportunity and voice in a space where they would otherwise be mute. “Once you have a gift, share it,” he insists. “Share the gift. Pass it on. For me, it is very important that these young musicians and wordsmiths take the baton and run with it.”

“Hotstix” has actively influenced and help shape the South African popular music songbook over the past 50 years. Those lucky enough to have secured a ticket to this show will get to enjoy it all, played out in rare live performance. “We’ll be bringing a narrative many people don’t realise. It’s so important in entrenching belief in ourselves of what we make here, at home. Tony and I are living proof of that with the music we’ve made and continue to invest in. “Tony’s talent is beyond belief!” Sipho asserts. “Fans will see that on the night. I’m excited for us all!” the “Burn Out” and “Shikisha” hitmaker concludes. “The Baxter holds fond memories for me. We intend honouring the iconic venue with a stunning one-night show, playing all the hits and throwing in a few surprises along the way too.”

 

Tickets cost R200 each and the show will run for 90 minutes, with no interval. Tickets are on sale now and can be bought at The Baxter ticket office or online at webtickets.co.za

Muizenberg High School is 120 years old and former pupil and Tv Star Chantal Stanfield comes back to school to give back this weekend

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Muizenberg High School is 120 years old! In celebration of this feat, a show has been devised incorporating the history of Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa and, of course, Muizenberg High School.

Conceived and directed by Coleen van Staden with the assistance of Celia Musikanth, “Legacy 120 – the show” will be on the boards on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 October starting at 19:00.

Audiences are invited to take a journey through a series of snapshot scenes and moments that depict the last 120 years. Against the backdrop of a changing South Africa, “Legacy 120, the show”, brings to life some of the school’s history and highlights, its values and vision.

A very exciting component of this show is Chantal Stanfield, well known TV star, stage performer and singer (to mention just some of her attributes) who will be performing her song “Walk it off” with backing dancing by most of the cast.

Chantal is a proud past pupil of Muizenberg High and excitement mounts with the learners itching to accompany her on stage!

The school’s Legacy of Life Long Learning is evident in the commitment and enthusiasm that the cast of learners has shown. They are sure to take much of this journey with them into adulthood. Their contribution is the heart and soul of this production.

To book contact the school directly please:

– Trevor Noah Announces First Ever Arena Run With Loud & Clear Tour 2019

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Trevor Noah is crossing North America on his first ever arena outing with the Loud & Clear Tour 2019. Kicking off January 18 in Toronto, the 28-city tour will visit cities including Tampa, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and many more. The Daily Show host and celebrated comedian is known around the world for his insightful and authentic take on politics and current events. Born in South Africa during the end of apartheid, he often shares incisive social and political commentary on his Comedy Central The Daily Showplatform and through his various stand-up specials and writing. In 2016, Trevor released his first book Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, which became an instant New York Times bestseller.

Trevor Noah Announces First Ever Arena Run With Loud & Clear Tour 2019

Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, October 19 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.

TREVOR NOAH LOUD & CLEAR TOUR DATES

Date City Venue
Fri, January 11, 2019 Toronto, ON Sony Centre*
Sat, January 12, 2019 Toronto, ON Sony Centre*
Fri, January 18, 2019 Norfolk, VA Constant Convocation Center
Sat, January 19, 2019 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Sun, January 20, 2019 Tampa, FL Yeungling Center
Fri, January 25, 2019 Ottawa, ON TD Place Arena*
Sat, January 26, 2019 Bethlehem, PA Sands Casino
Fri, February 01, 2019 Cincinnati, OH Aronoff Symphony Hall
Sat, February 02, 2019 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
Fri, February 08, 2019 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
Sat, February 09, 2019 St. Paul, MN Excel Arena
Fri, February 15, 2019 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
Sun, February 17, 2019 Asheville, NC US Cellular Center
Fri, March 15, 2019 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Seminole*
Sat, March 16, 2019 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Fri, March 22, 2019 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Arena
Sat, March 23, 2019 Charleston, SC Charleston Coliseum
Fri, April 12, 2019 Amherst, MA Mullins Center
Sat, April 13, 2019 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
Fri, April 19, 2019 Irving, TX The Music Factory
Fri, April 26, 2019 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Sat, April 27, 2019 Chicago, IL United Center
Fri, May 03, 2019 Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Opera House
Fri, May 31, 2019 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center
Sat, June 01, 2019 Hershey, PA Giant Center (Hershey Theatre)
Sun, June 14, 2019 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre*
Fri, June 21, 2019 Fayetteville, AR Walmart Amphitheatre
Sat, June 22, 2019 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Amphitheatre
Fri, November 15, 2019 Medford, MA Chevalier Theatre*

*Date not produced by Live Nation

SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment

JONATHAN BUTLER PERFORMS IN PAARL this Saturday 13 October

JONATHAN BUTLER PERFORMS IN PAARL

Capetonians will have the privilege of seeing South African-born music superstar Jonathan Butler in action this Saturday at the Nederburg Wine Farm in Paarl.

Butler, who was born in Athlone on the Cape Flats during the Apartheid years, will be backed up by local band Top Dog. Other performers on the bill include local gospel and jazz sensation Jonathan Rubain, saxophonist Dale Patience, vocal powerhouse Elwira Standili, Paarl rapper Mr Ferl and another Paarl boy, the talented keyboard player Marco Mentoor with MM Productions.

John Maralack from the Connect Church (previously the Valley Christian Fellowship), who are presenting the show as a fundraiser, said they were lucky to get Butler to perform for them. “We have done some shows on a smaller scale before, but nothing nearly as big as this one. We actually got him through a common friend.

“He was in the country and he was available, so we thought it would be a good thing to get him to perform. I think the last time Jonathan performed in Paarl was in the early 80’s, so it’s a good thing for Paarl – and the Western Cape – to come out and see a world superstar in action. We will also have the mayor of the Drakenstein Municipality, Conrad Poole, there to welcome Jonathan.”

Saturday’s concert starts at 17:00 with gates opening at 16:00. VIP tickets cost R500, which include VIP seating, snacks, a meet and greet, and VIP parking. Other tickets cost R200 but people who buy more than ten tickets will get them at R150. Tickets are available online at Webtickets and at Pick n Pay. Tickets bought at the gate on Saturday will cost R250. Kids under 12 get free entry.

It is a picnic concert, so people are welcome to bring chairs and blankets, but no tables are allowed. No alcohol will be allowed, as it will be on sale.

A guitar signed by Butler and an oil painting of Butler performing, created by Iymanyi Belachew during the show, will be on auction.

For more information, email hello or call John Maralack at 061-5421598.

only in USA ! A Series Of Conversations With President Bill Clinton And Former Secretary Of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will take part in a series of conversations across 13 cities in North America, kicking off on November 18, 2018 in Las Vegas and visiting additional cities starting in April 2019. The events, produced by Live Nation, are titled “An Evening with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton” and will feature joint on stage conversations with the two leaders sharing stories and inspiring anecdotes that shaped their historic careers in public service, while also discussing issues of the day and looking towards the future.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, October 12th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. A list of all event cities is included below.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear one-of-a-kind conversations with the two leaders as they tell their stories from some of the most impactful moments in modern history. From the American presidency to the halls of the Senate and State Department, to one of the United States’ most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections, they provide a unique perspective on the past, and remarkable insight into where we go from here.

Date Location Venue
Sun, Nov 18, 2018 Las Vegas, NV Park Theater
Tue Nov 27, 2018 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
Wed Nov 28, 2018 Montreal, PQ Bell Centre
Tue Dec 4, 2018 Sugar Land, TX Smart Financial Center
Thu Apr 11, 2019 New York, NY The Beacon Theatre
Fri Apr 12, 2019 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Sat Apr 13, 2019 Philadelphia, PA The Met
Fri Apr 26, 2019 Wallingford, CT Toyota Oakdale Theatre
Sat Apr 27, 2019 Washington DC DAR Constitution Hall
Tue Apr 30, 2019 Boston, MA Opera House
Thu May 2, 2019 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Fri May 3, 2019 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
Sat May 4, 2019 Los Angeles, CA The Forum

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