Friday, January 09, 2009

Arts, Culture and Environment

In today's show, we were joined by Craig Parks – Cape Town Jazzathon Festival Producer. The Cape Town Jazzathon festival takes place at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre, from yesterday till Sunday the 11th of January and once again the show is set to unleash new talent while showcasing young and upcoming musicians. It is sponsored by the City of Cape Town, The Provincial Government of the Western Cape and the Department of Arts and Culture. Program runs from 13h00-21h00PM. Today you can see The Verses Project, Tracey Appolis, Celeste Williams, Claire Phillips and Judith Sephuma. Patrons are reminded that no alcohol is allowed in the amphitheatre (drinking of alcohol is limited to the licensed venues around the V&A Waterfront complex). For regular updates on the Cape Town Jazzathon, go to www.jazzathon.co.za
We also heard from Graham Weir - founder of Not the Midnight Mass. They are described as the wildy whacky, hugely entertaining, extremely talented and beautifully sounding acapella group. Directed by Allan Committee NTMM features Graham and Christine Weir, Amanda Tiffin, Pierre Van Heerden and Jason Ralph they are currently entertaining the masses at the Theatre on the Bay till the 25th of January. Graham shared with us what have kept them going for so long as they celebrate their 21st birthday this year. Tickets range from R90 to R125 for the show only and for the Dinner/Theatre Package you pay R230. For bookings call (021) 438 3301 or through Computicket’s Call Centre on 083 915 8000 alternatively visit www.theatreonthebay.co.za
Mikhaila Crowie – our arts fundi was also here to tell us what’s hot and what’s not in the Art sector.

We closed off the show with an interview with comedian Stuart Taylor and Heinrich Reisenhofer. Stuart have teamed up with director Heinrich to create the definitive relationship crash course for the modern South African man. Revealing tips and secrets from his soon-to-be-published book Learner Husband. This hysterically funny step-by-step programme prepares you to survive the most perilous of all driving tests … marriage! It’s currently on at the Baxter Concert Hall until the 24th January. Performances are Monday to Saturday at 20.15. Tickets cost R80 and R60 for UCT staff, students, senior citizens and block bookings of 10 people or more. Book at Computicket, the Baxter, Shoprite Checkers outlets and on line www.computicket.comor call Sharon at the Baxter for block bookings and charities on (021) 685 7880.

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