Lovely read pre Music Exchange press Wed 6 Sept 2017 pre the conference on 9 and 10 Sept

Great pre press re Music Exchange and BMI Song Camp at South Beach ( for the 2nd year in a row ).
Article was a 1/2 page in Business Report on Wednesday 6 Sept 2017, thanks to Struan Douglas.

#mex17 is in its 7th year in 2017.

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André Venter presents match day jerseys to Springboks

Former Springbok flank André Venter presented the Springboks with their match jerseys on Friday morning at their team hotel in Cape Town.

photo credit -Gallo images /SA Rugby

Venter played in 66 Tests for the Springboks between 1996 and 2001 and was a member of the team that won the bronze medal at the 1999 Rugby World Cup in the United Kingdom.

He has been in a wheelchair in recent years after being struck down by a degenerative syndrome of the central nervous system called transverse myelitis. He is a successful businessman and also a motivational speaker.

Venter shared some inspirational words with the Springboks before he presented the match 23 with their playing jerseys for Saturday’s clash with New Zealand.

“I can see there is something special happening within this group,” said Venter to the current crop of Springboks, and urged the players to embrace the responsibility of wearing the Green and Gold.

“It is important to believe in what you’re doing and where you’re heading. The Springboks have an unbelievable history and you must be able to write your own chapter.”

Venter had the honour to present the Bok players with their jerseys on two previous occasions, and said he was extremely grateful and blessed to do so for a third time. The honour of playing for the team and your country is something that is not easy to describe, explained Venter.

“Only when you’re no longer playing and not part of that unique circle anymore, that is when it dawns on you how special the Springbok environment is. My advice to the players is to enjoy the experience and to make a telling contribution to the rich story of the Springboks,” said Venter.

Springbok captain Eben Etzebeth described Venter as probably the hardest man ever to play for the Springboks: “He epitomises everything you want in a great Springbok, so it was an unbelievable honour to receive our Test jerseys from Andre.”

The Springboks tackle New Zealand tomorrow in a 17h05 kick off at DHL Newlands, the two teams’ final fixture of the 2017 Castle Lager Rugby Championship.

Issued by SA Rugby Communications

PICTURE GALLERY MUSIC EXCHANGE #MEX17 SUNDOWNERS AT SOUTH BEACH IN CAMPS BAY

MARTIN MYERS ,RAZIA MYERS ,CASEY BARCLAY

JANN KLOSE ,ALICIA MADISON ,CHRISTIAN WRIGHT ,TONY GRUND

AMANDA BACK ,CHRISTAIN WRIGHT

AMANDA BLACK AND SOPHIA FOSTER

ALICIA MADISON ,JANN KLOSE ,TONY GRUND, MARCELIA ARCENGIAS, CHRISTIAN WRIGHT

JASON CURTIS ,WILLIAM MASEMOLA . CHARLIE HAMILTON

MS AND MISS Nyota Parker

Ameen Harron

James Stewart ,Andre Ensil ,Martin Myers

Tony Grund ,Brandon Bakshi ,Alicia Madison ,Jann Klose

Peter Smith and Ze Nobrega

Razia Myers ,Anton Groenewald

Amanda Black ,Jann Klose ,Siphokazi Jonas ,Colin Sher

James Stewart ,Menno Visser

Bevan Trevor ,Brandon Bakshi

Martin Myers ,Christian Wright ,Casey Barclay ,Lisa Shanader

It’s OCTOBER MADNESS at Cape Town Comedy Club

It’s OCTOBER MADNESS at Cape Town Comedy Club with limited R60 early bird tickets from Computicket all month (excludes special events).

A NIGHT OF HEADLINERS, on Friday 13 October 2017. FOUR top comedians perform on our stage for ONE night only! Martin Evans, Conrad Koch (Chester Missing), KG and Kurt Schoonraad as the MC. As usual, the line-up is subject to change. From October, we have the pleasure of introducing LIVE video mixing performed by SA Hip Hop DJ, DJ Azuhl! Tickets are R190 (includes a free Savanna for all and a video mix tape CD on arrival for the first 100 guests) and available from any Computicket outlet or Shoprite, Checkers stores.

pic Kurt Schoonraad

TRENDING COMICS IS COMING TO TOWN and social media will never be the same again! In its debut South African showing, Trending Comics will feature a stellar line up of our very own comic superheroes in Schalk Bezuidenhout, Robby Collins, Loyiso Madinga and Neil Green embarking on a nationwide tour that will touch down in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg at the end of October and beginning of November. As if that wasn’t enough firepower comedy in one ensemble, there will be different heavyweight comedians to host the shows in each city and we are excited to confirm them as the following; Kurt Schoonraad (Cape Town), Carvin Goldstone (Durban), and Donovan Goliath (Johannesburg). 20/21 October in Cape Town.

UK based comedian Mark Palmer will not be able to return to SA this year – new show dates will be announced.

PLAN AHEAD….. Join us for our unforgettable Silly Season Lunch Shows, with unmissable stand-up comedy acts and a mouth-watering 3-course meal. The perfect package to make planning your year-end lunch a breeze! Open to companies and individuals – 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 December 2017. Tickets are R450pp and includes VAT, service charge, entrance, 3-course meal and an hour show with 3 comedians. More info on our website.

  • MID WEEK MADNESS with limited R50 early bird tickets to our Wednesday & Thursday night shows at Computicket, on selected shows only.
  • Due to popular demand, Half Price Sundays are back: R60pp for selected shows only.
  • Happy Hour: 6-7pm …always tons of specials.
  • Winter Menu Special now on.
  • For group bookings or to hire the venue for exclusive use, contact events
  • Cape Town Comedy Club is open 5 days a week. Comedy nightly from 8.30pm, dinner from 6pm.

What’s on for the next 2 weeks:

LINEUP SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

Wednesday 04th October 2017

HEADLINE: Conrad Koch / Chester Missing

MC: Carl Weber

SUPPORT ACT: Peter Sserwanga

OPEN MIC: Joe Emilio

Thursday 05th October 2017

HEADLINE: Conrad Koch / Chester Missing

MC: Carl Weber

SUPPORT ACT: Peter Sserwanga

OPEN MIC: Joe Emilio

Friday 06th October 2017

HEADLINE: Conrad Koch / Chester Missing

MC: Carl Weber

SUPPORT ACT: Peter Sserwanga

OPEN MIC: Joe Emilio

Saturday 07th October 2017

HEADLINE: Conrad Koch / Chester Missing

MC: Carl Weber

SUPPORT ACT: Peter Sserwanga

OPEN MIC: Joe Emilio

Sunday 08th October 2017

HEADLINE: Mel Jones

MC: Carl Weber

SUPPORT ACT: Peter Sserwanga

OPEN MIC: Joe Emilio

Wednesday 11th October 2017

HEADLINE: Martin Evans

MC: Kurt Schoonraad

SUPPORT ACT: Stuart Cairnes

OPEN MIC: Lindy Johnson

Thursday 12th October 2017

HEADLINE: Martin Evans

MC: Kurt Schoonraad

SUPPORT ACT: Stuart Cairnes

OPEN MIC: Lindy Johnson

Friday 13th October 2017 (R120)

Savanna Premium Cider Presents “A Night of Headliners”

Kurt Schoonraad (MC)

Martin Evans

Conrad Koch / Chester Missing

KG

DJ Azuhl

Saturday 14th October 2017

HEADLINE: Martin Evans

MC: Kurt Schoonraad

SUPPORT ACT: Stuart Cairnes

OPEN MIC: Lindy Johnson

Sunday 15th October 2017

HEADLINE: Martin Evans

MC: Kurt Schoonraad

SUPPORT ACT: Stuart Cairnes

OPEN MIC: Lindy Johnson

Important Info re-seating:

Seating arrangements are handled by Cape Town Comedy Club and very often patrons have to share tables. “Share the laugh, share the table”

Cape Town Comedy Club, The Pumphouse, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront

Full Restaurant & Bar

Halaal-friendly

Age restriction: no under 18’s – Language & Prejudice.

Caution: comedians are not censored and some material might not be appropriate for sensitive audiences.

R95pp – Wednesdays & Thursdays (Limited R60 tickets from Computicket on selected shows)

R120pp – Fridays & Saturdays

R50pp – Half Price Sundays (on selected shows only)

UNLESS OTHERWISE ADVERTISED

BOOK NOW:
http://online.computicket.com/web/festival/cape_town_comedy_club_2017/29585711

Also available from any Computicket outlet or Shoprite, Checkers stores
Tickets sold telephonically on the day (0214188880), subject to availability

Time: Show starts 8.30pm. Dinner from 6pm

Telephone: 0214188880 / 0794953989

Email: info

Website: www.capetowncomedy.com

Nigiri Law the book is meant to entertain the reader in the genre of black comedy, crime story / courtroom drama

The writer Barry Varkel describes the book at such

The genesis of the story-line for Nigiri Law came about as a result of a very weird divorce case I was involved in with a client who couldn’t really speak much English. Many a time after seeing the client, I would think to myself “this is really funny stuff, well to me at least”.

One Saturday morning, while trying to relax with a bottle of prescription medication after a gruelling week of fighting the good fight against the forces of litigation evil on behalf of my numerous insane clients, I started playing around with the idea in my head of perhaps writing a stand-up comedy piece about the case.

I started banging away at the computer keyboard when the pills ran out, and it kind of took flight from there. I sent some of the initial work to a lawyer mate who seemed to enjoy it. It was then that I realised it was very much more a narrative piece than a stand-up comedy piece. It was meant to be a short story only. Never a short novel.

Almost every odd Saturday morning, I would wake up early and bang out a segment. It probably took me about just under a year to finish it.

The story is a massive send up of the fallibility of the human condition when it comes to romantic relationships, the imperfection of the legal system and the genuine insanity of the lawyers and judges who participate in it.

It’s a way out and irreverent story that is purely meant to entertain the reader in the genre of black comedy, crime story and courtroom drama.

The book is available at Book Lounge in Roeland Street Cape Town

THE Hubert Laws is doing a workshop in Cape Town on Sat 19 Nov

Hubert Laws, Jr. was born November 10, 1939, in the Studewood section of Houston, Texas, the second of eight children to Hubert Laws, Sr. and Miola Luverta Donahue. Many of his siblings also entered the music industry, including saxophonist Ronnie and vocalists Eloise, Debra and Johnnie Laws.

He began playing flute in high school after volunteering to substitute for the school orchestra’s regular flutist. He became adept at jazz improvisation by playing in the Houston-area jazz group the Swingsters, which eventually evolved into the Modern Jazz Sextet, the Night Hawks, and The Crusaders.

At age 15, he was a member of the early Jazz Crusaders while in Texas (1954–60), and also played classical music during those years.

Winning a scholarship to New York’s Juilliard School of Music in 1960, he studied music both in the classroom and with master flutist Julius Baker, and played with both the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (member) and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, 1969–72.

In this period his renditions of classical compositions by Gabriel Fauré, Stravinsky, Debussy, and Bach on the 1971 CTI recording Rite of Spring—with a string section and such jazz stalwarts as Airto Moreira, Jack DeJohnette, Bob James, and Ron Carter—earned him an audience of classical music aficionados. He would return to this genre in 1976 with a recording of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet.

While at Juilliard, Laws played flute during the evenings with several acts, including Mongo Santamaría, 1963–67 and in 1964 began recording as a bandleader for Atlantic, and he released the albums The Laws of Jazz, Flute By-Laws, and Laws Cause. He appeared on albums by Ashford & Simpson, Chet Baker, George Benson, and Moondog. He recorded with his younger brother Ronnie on the album The Laws in the early 1970s. He played flute on Gil Scott-Heron’s 1971 album Pieces of a Man, which featured the jazz poem “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”. During the 1970s he was a member of the New York Jazz Quartet. He can also be heard playing tenor saxophone on some records from the 1970s.

In the 1990s Laws resumed his career, playing on the 1991 Spirituals in Concert recording by opera singers Kathleen Battle and Jessye Norman. His albums on the Music Masters Jazz label—My Time Will Come in 1990 and, more particularly, Storm Then Calm in 1994—are regarded by critics as a return to the form he exhibited on his early 1970s albums. He also recorded a tribute album to jazz pianist and pop-music vocalist Nat King Cole, Hubert Laws Remembers the Unforgettable Nat King Cole, which received critical accolades.

Among the many artists he has played and recorded with are :

Herbie Hancock
McCoy Tyner
Nancy Wilson
Quincy Jones
Paul McCartney
Paul Simon
Aretha Franklin
Ella Fitzgerald
Sarah Vaughan
Lena Horne
Leonard Bernstein
James Moody
Jaco Pastorius
Sérgio Mendes
Bob James
Carly Simon
George Benson
Clark Terry
Stevie Wonder
J. J. Johnson

In 1998, Laws recorded with Morcheeba for the Red Hot Organization’s compilation album Red Hot + Rhapsody, a tribute to George Gershwin, which raised money for various charities devoted to increasing AIDS awareness and fighting the disease.

Source -Wikipeadia

Don’t miss out Lana Crowster at GrandWest 3 shows only 13 .14.15 OCT

Don’t miss out Lana Crowster at GrandWest 3 shows only

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