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US house band Tortured Soul are in SA

Independent Online - 5 hours ago
Urich also spoke of the South African house scene, which they have shown appreciation for, by collaborating with some of the country's foremost house creators, including Black Coffee. “I think it's safe to say that South Africa and the South African...

SA film 'Inxeba' almost in the race for Oscars 2018

Independent Online - 3 hours ago
“Inxeba” (The Wound) the debut feature from director John Trengrove, is among the nine films shortlisted for the 90th Academy Awards Foreign Language Film category. The critically acclaimed drama Inxeba is an exploration of tradition and sexuality set...

South Africa: Advertising Standards Authority Back On Track

Mondaq News Alerts - 4 hours ago
The Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa has had a tough time lately. Financially strapped and forced to undertake an indfunding drive just to stay afloat, it has also had the extent of its jurisdiction challenged in court. The ASA is a self ...and...

TLC on DStv drops entertainment from its name

Channel 24 - 3 hours ago
In other changes to Discovery Networks' African TV pride, the Animal Planet (DStv 183) channel is abruptly getting culled from DStv at the end of December 2017 in just two weeks' time. Animal Planet was carried on DStv for 14 years since October 2003 ...and...

Cassper Nyovest scoops 6 awards at #SAHHA2017

Independent Online - 1 day ago
The 1995 Source Awards. That was the closest description of the sixth annual South African Hip Hop Awards (SAHHAs), which took place at The Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg last night. Why that comparison? While no one was accused of being an executive...

Live World Wrestling Entertainment Is Coming To SA And Here's Why We Are So Excited

Huffington Post South Africa (blog) - 4 days ago
WWE wrestlers Alberto Del Rio (L) and Roman Reigns participate during the WWE Survivor Series. The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) global brand will be coming back to South Africa live in 2018. WWE Live, a tour in which wrestlers compete around the...

Paying homage to Oliver Tambo, giant of a man

Independent Online - 7 hours ago
Our meeting is about the film Oliver Tambo: Have you heard from Johannesburg, an exploration of the giant of a man that Tambo was, and his significant contribution to the liberation of South Africa and her people. Sachs is the executive producer of the...

PICS: Social worker crowned winner of 'The Great South African Bake Off'

Independent Online - 3 days ago
In The Great South African Bake Off tent, 12 amateur bakers have taken part in 27 challenges over nine weeks, trying to whisk, roll and bake their way to glory creating delicious treats such as decadent and elaborate chocolates cakes through to retro ...and...

Isambulo set to enthral gospel music lovers

Independent Online - 9 hours ago
With gospel music being one of the most followed genres of music in the country, it is no surprise that when the opportunity to showcase it on the theatre stage comes along, it will be grabbed with both hands. As a part of the Mzansi Fela Festival...

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Chile and South Africa Make Cut for Foreign-Language Oscar

New York Times - 13 hours ago
Films from Europe, South America, the Mideast and Africa made the cut for the Oscar for best foreign-language film, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday. The shortlist included the critical favorites “A Fantastic Woman...

Angelina Jolie's foreign film misses out on Oscar nomination

USA TODAY - 11 hours ago
Jolie's film, 'First They Killed My Father,' was Cambodia's official Oscar submission, but is not on the nomination shortlist released Thursday.and...

We pick our best and worst movies of 2017

Critical Hit - 3 hours ago
Well, I was all set to list Twilight rip-off Fallen as my worst movie of the year, except it turns out it debuted in December 2016 in South Africa. The same goes for the most recent Underworld, which was laughably cheap and nasty – but not unexpectedly ...and...

In Conversation with South African Artist Nicholas Hlobo on How Detached We've Become From Our Histories

Okayafrica - 15 hours ago
This performance was [originally] created for an exhibition in South Africa, and then came here. … But the media references, especially older media in South Africa, is always bound to come from America, Hollywood. The old movies portraying the...

Paying homage to Oliver Tambo, giant of a man

Independent Online - 7 hours ago
Our meeting is about the film Oliver Tambo: Have you heard from Johannesburg, an exploration of the giant of a man that Tambo was, and his significant contribution to the liberation of South Africa and her people. Sachs is the executive producer of the...

Oprah Winfrey to receive 2018 Cecil B. DeMille award at 2018 Golden Globes

Chicago Tribune - 17 hours ago
In 2017 she executive produced and starred in the Emmy nominated HBO original movie "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," and in 2018 she will appear in "Wrinkle in Time" from Ava DuVernay. She is also the founder of O, The Oprah Magazine, and...

Isambulo set to enthral gospel music lovers

Independent Online - 9 hours ago
With gospel music being one of the most followed genres of music in the country, it is no surprise that when the opportunity to showcase it on the theatre stage comes along, it will be grabbed with both hands. As a part of the Mzansi Fela Festival...

Why Donald Sutherland?

CBS News - 5 days ago
This week's 60 Minutes profile of Donald Sutherland was not originally Anderson Cooper's idea. The story was suggested to him by longtime 60 Minutes producer Michael Gavshon. "When Michael Gavshon said to me, 'What do you think about Donald Sutherland ...and...

Bruce Brown, who turned surfing into a cultural phenomenon with ...

Los Angeles Times - 4 days ago
On a tight budget and with an armful of surfboards, Bruce Brown helped introduce America to surfing with a story of two friends trotting around the world, in chase of the perfect wave. Though it was considered a longshot at best by distributors, there...

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Meet the DJ changing the South African nightclub scene

Citizen - 1 day ago
And I'm not just talking about the music. 4. Why do you think Jose Cuervo's essence of Tomorrow is Overrated is important for the music industry of today? Tomorrow is Overrated highlights the importance of living in the moment. Hearing a new artist or...

Coast sees a live festive music fiesta

New Era - 3 hours ago
Some big acts from the South African music circuit are getting ready to blow the music lovers away on the big stage, with a three-night variety show with celebrated names on the chart-topping music scene. Afrikaans music fans can get ready for solo...

Buyel'ekhaya to rock home fans

Herald live - 2 hours ago
“Even though the Eastern Cape is [the poorest] province in the country, it's amazing how we're just flourishing when it comes to music talent,” Nova said. While he commended Eastern Cape musicians for making their mark in the South African...

US house band Tortured Soul are in SA

Independent Online - 5 hours ago
It's this universal sound that leads them to be among one of the leading voices in the house music scene. Urich also spoke of the South African house scene, which they have shown appreciation for, by collaborating with some of the country's foremost...

Lebohang Kgapola talks about why she chose gospel

Music In Africa - 23 hours ago
My other mission is to go back to the community and invest in young artists by conducting workshops that are designed to teach them about worship music and what it means to become a gospel singer. If you were the South African minister of arts and...

Cassper 'attacks' journo at SA Hip Hop Awards

Music In Africa - 1 day ago
This after Nyovest got widespread flack for boasting on Twitter that he had sold 10 million albums in his career – a feat never reached in the history of South African music. Masilela said Nyovest and his crew damaged his camera, took him to a...

Classical music in 2017: After an astounding year, the LA Phil deserves a top 10 list of its own

Los Angeles Times - 1 hour ago
He conducted a Sondheim show at the Bowl and headed the CDMX festival of music from Mexico City in Disney Hall. Laureate conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen provided incandescent Sibelius and took over the orchestra's other hip city-themed festival, this one...

Jazzman's journey took him from mines to fame

Business Day - 12 hours ago
But I dropped it later and stuck to Selaelo." During his student days, Selota got the opportunity to perform at the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands in 1999. That was a big break for him, boosting his confidence and his standing on the South...

Vincent Nguini, Guitarist With Paul Simon, Dies at 65

New York Times - 20 hours ago
In Paris, long a recording center for pop from French-speaking Africa, he studied music and did studio work with many African musicians. He joined the band of the Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango, who had an international hit in 1972 with “Soul...

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