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STANDARD BANK ENSURES THE NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL MOVES FORWARD

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(image supplied by Standard Bank: Ayanda Mjekula National Arts Festival Chairman, Hazel Chimhandamba Head of Group Sponsorship for Standard Bank, Tony Lankester CEO of the National Arts Festival, Dianne Graney Sponsorship Manager Standard Bank, Ashraf Johaardien Executive Producer of the National Arts Festival) 

GRAHAMSTOWN – Standard Bank has renewed their sponsorship of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, one of the country’s longest and highest profile sponsorship investments, for a further three years. Standard Bank’s partnership with the iconic event will run until the end of 2020. 
“Our partnership extends back to 1984 and has endured ever since – most recently as the title sponsor of both the Jazz Festival and the Young Artist Awards, two flagship properties in the Festival stable,” National Arts Festival CEO Tony Lankester said. “The new agreement will see a deepening of the existing relationship, will bring a new project to life, and will help reinvigorate an established…

“AWARD NOMINATED BROADWAY SHOW SET TO HIT JOHANNESBURG” Gold Reef City

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From producer Jaco van Rensburg of VR Theatrical comes the high energy, sing-along, dancing in the aisle, feel good smash hit musical stage production of the year: Rock of Ages. Live at Gold Reef City’s Lyric Theatre from Friday, 17 November until Sunday, 10 December 2017, Rock of Ages is the multi Tony award-nominated Broadway musical written by Chris D'Arienzo… even better than the movie written by Hollywood!
“Rock of Ages is like a time machine. If you were young (or younger…) in the 80s, this show will take you on a journey back to that era and it is guaranteed to make you laugh! It is jam-packed with great tunes, amazing effects and a star-studded all-South African cast!” says van Rensburg. “Think shoulder pads, lycra, lots of stone-washed denim, tight leather pants, bright colours, permed hair and mullets…and you’re one step closer to defining the essence of the show.”
Taking audiences all the way back to 1987, to the fabled West Hollywood club, the Bourbon Room, Rock of Ages 

SAMA 24 entries open

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The race is on for eligible entrants for the 24th instalment of the South African Music Awards (SAMAs)
The RiSA CEO, Nhlanhla Sibisi, today announced that the entries for the prestigious SAMAs were officially opening from 1 November 2017 to 31 January 2018.
The SAMAs seek to honour excellence in music by South African artists who have released new material between 1 February 2017 – 31 January 2018, across some over 25 categories encompassing various South African musical genres. To be eligible for entry, artists should have commercially released their albums from the 01 February 2017 – 31 January 2018.  For more information on the rules for SAMA 24 and the categories thereof, please visit our website onwww.samusicawards.co.za
Comments Sibisi: ‘We have seen a year on year increase over the past two years and we await with great anticipation to see the caliber of entries for SAMA 24. The SAMAs have proved its resilience and mettle as the most coveted music honour South African artists aspir…

STATEMENT: MABALA NOISE CLARIFY WHAT HAPPENED AT THE MIGOS CONCERT

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Following the delay at the Johannesburg leg of the Migos South Africa tour this past weekend, event promoter Mabala Noise this morning explain what exactly happened at the concerton Saturday evening.
"We would like to thank all the fans and supporters who came out to The Domeon Saturdayto the Migos SA Tour.” says Mabala Noise spokesperson Sikhulile Nzuza.
Just after 7pmon Saturdayevening a massive storm descended on Johannesburg significantly impacting some of the access control points and the electronic accreditation systems.
In the best interests of public safety, the VOC made the decision to pause the live performances until such time as the access points were operating effectively and the safety of patrons could be assured. The safety of the fans was paramount. The time taken to ensure that the event could continue safely caused the delay to the concert schedule and timings had to be adjusted accordingly. 

All booked South African artists were backstage and made aware of the s…

CELL C WOLOLO MUSIC FESTIVAL

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West Ink Records in association with CELL C presents the Cell C Wololo Music Festival in Emalahleni, Witbank on Saturday 28th October 2017 at Puma Stadium.
‘Wololo’ Hitmaker - Babes Wodumo will headline the festival featuring a melting pot of Award winning artists such as AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Kwesta, BigNuz, Naked DJ and many more, in the coal city of Emalahleni.
The most sought after socialite in entertainment Somizi will host the festival alongside Akhumzi and Duma Ntando.
Full Lineup as follows:
MC’s:  Somizi, Akhumzi and Duma Ntando
·Babes Wodumo ·Cassper Nyovest ·AKA ·Kwesta ·Big Nuz ·DJ Sboh ·DJ Shimza ·Madadanon ·DJ Sox ·Naked DJ ·DJ Thuk’zin ·DJ Lungsta ·Funky Qla ·L’Vovo ·Lady X ·Oscar Mbo

RAPPER NASTY C TO LAUNCH HIS REDBAT RANGE AT SPORTSCENE CANAL WALK STORE OPENING

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As the leader in urban street style fashion and sneaker culture in South Africa, Sportscene has over 20 years of experience in street fashion and sneakerwear. Who better to partner up with than with one of SA’s finest hip hop talents, Nasty C. Over the years Sportscene’s own brand Redbat has become even bigger and continues to bring in the freshest swag to see in the latest trends influencing street culture at large. Sportscene recently collaborated with the award winning South African rapper, songwriter and record producer, Nasty C on an exciting new brand venture - the Nasty C X Redbat Collabo. The exclusive range will be launched at the Canal Walk store opening later this month.
Launching 26th October with a 32-meter sneaker wall, the Canal Walk Shopping Mall outlet will be the largest store to date in Southern Africa region and will be the biggest sneaker outlet in Africa. Not short of activities, the store will have a Tech Bar, where you can get your social-media fix, charge your pho…

Migos Culture SA Tour

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Award-Winning, International rap trio Migos, is making their way to South Africa
The rappers, well known for their hit Bad and Boujee, are set to hit SA shores this October as part of their Culture Tour. 
Local record label Mabala Noise, who are behind the massive concert, made the announcement on their social media accounts. According to the label the rap group will perform in Durban on Friday, 20 October at the Durban ICC, and again in Johannesburg on Saturday, 21 October at the Ticketpro Dome. Tickets are available at Ticketpro outlets. 
See full ticket details below:  
DURBAN
Date: Friday, 20, Oct 2017
Venue: Durban ICC
Tickets: R690: Golden Circle, R350: General Admission

JOHANNESBURG
Date: Saturday 21, Oct 2017
Venue: TicketproDome
Tickets: R790: Golden Circle, R450: General Admission