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We’re excited to celebrate the amazingly talented Donvino Prins in the third rendition of his infamous Saxy Vibes at the Grand Arena. Come and join Donvino and friends as he celebrates 20 years in music!

Other artists making appearances on the night include Salome, Jarrad Ricketts, PJ Powers, Amy Jones, Andrew Young, Jonathan Rubain and DJ Uncle Cal!

We at have 2 sets of tickets to to give away, one set each to 2 lucky people!

All you have to do is answer the easy question below and enter!

Be sure to check your email on Thursday 23 May after 2pm so make sure you enter with an email address you check regularly :)

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Back by popular demand at The Baxter

From 6th to 24th November 2018

This brilliant Cape Town heritage musical production Satin to Sequins – More than a Minstrel, will be back at the iconic Baxter Theatre for 3 weeks during November 2018. The show will include brand new songs, some favourite classics and an exceptional cast including:
Loukmaan Adams (District 6 The Musical, Kat & The Kings, Aunty Merle The Musical) – Mr Carlo Denver Biggs, Carmen Maarman (Aunty Merle The Musical, District Six-The Musical) – Mrs Ivy Biggs, Austin Rose (Noem My Skollie and soon in Aunty Merle the Musical) – Sheroz Fortune, Tashreeq De Villiers (Cape Malay Choir and Minstrel comic singer) – Rowan Pietersen, Shadley Schroeder (Blood Brothers, Cape Malay Choir singer) – Irshaad “Boeta Saatjie” Diedericks, Ashtevahnn Mintoor (Cape Music Institue, graduate, backing vocalist) – Bernard “Blinx” Hector, Junaid Isaacs (Authentic Minstrel, 7 Steps Minstrels member) – Michael

Accompanied by a live band who make up The Woodstock Darlings – a fictional minstrel troupe.
Muneeb Hermans – Trumpet (UCT Music graduate, Founder: MH Quartet, HOD: VLM Music Academy)
Kurt Bowers – Drums (UCT Music graduate, Member of MH Quartet)
Yazeed Williams – Bass guitar (Cape Malay Choir musician)
Magmoed Daniels – Percussion (Authentic minstrel musician)
Ali Samsodien – Banjo (Cape Malay Choir musician)
Lieghaaj Moses – Mandolin (Cape Malay Choir musician)
The team is working together with sponsor, Baruch Marketing Management Solutions (involved in community upliftment and culture affirming projects) and are making sure that this edition will be even more of a dazzling spectacle than the previous editions. Award winning personalities, Alistair Izobell will direct and is also the music director and Zakhele Nkosi will choreograph (he created the evocative choreography for Mama Africa – the musical tribute to Miriam Makeba). Satin to Sequins – More than a Musical is written by Riyaad Peters and Alistair Izobell and the show is produced by Oddball Concepts.

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The Black Ties are celebrating women at the Roxy Revue Bar, GrandWest

One of South Africa’s premier cover bands, The Black Ties, has launched a series of themed live performances titled, The Black Ties Experience on at the Roxy Revue Bar, GrandWest on 18 and 19 August 2019. With a focus on Women`s Month, this show will be a celebration of women through song.

“The Black Ties are known for their fantastic vocal ability and harmony, as well as their wittiness and humour on stage,” says Elouise Matthys, the PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest. “They know how to engage an audience and keep the evening exciting. We are looking forward to hosting them.”

The band members, Chad Saaiman, Lloyd Jansen and Keeno Lee, love interacting and entertaining people who enjoy what they do, making the intimate Roxy Revue Bar at GrandWest the perfect venue for this show.

Keeno Lee said, “We are so excited about our new The Black Ties Experience show that is kicking off at GrandWest, we have a huge vision for it and we cannot wait to implement it.”



Where is The Black Ties going to perform on the 18th and 19th of August?

Enter below with your answer. The winner wins 2 tickets to the Black Ties show at the Roxy Revue Bar on Sunday 19th August at Grandwest. Closing date is Thursday 16 August  2018 at 2pm. Winners will be notified via email and need to respond with details within 24 hours. Tickets will need to be collected on the night of the show (Sunday 19th August) an hour before the show. will not be held responsible for cancellations. We are also not liable for anything that may happen at a venue including injuries. Please enter with an email address you check regularly! Please note each winner gets 2 tickets to the show.

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Audiences can expect covers by artists such as John Legend, Ed Sheeran, The Bee Gees, Bill Withers, Bruno Mars and many more. The band also promises some wonderful moments, lots of laughs and a few surprises during the show. The Black Ties will be backed by Cape Town power band Souljourn, who will add to the energy of this live experience.

Tickets for The Black Ties Experience: A Celebration of Women`s Month are available from Computicket, at R150 per person. Doors open at 19h30 and the show starts at 20h00.

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DIVAS 2018

Featuring International Superwoman Karyn White


Johannesburg – Carnival City Casino, Big Top Arena 27th July 2018

Cape Town – GrandWest, Grand Arena 28th July 2018

Port Elizabeth – Boardwalk, ICC 4th August 2018

Marmalade Productions is proud to present Divas 2018 featuring international award-winning superwoman, Karyn White. Karyn will be supported by the cream of SA’s Divas. Unathi, Paxton Fielies and Sasha Lee Davids in JHB. Paxton, Sasha Lee with G&T and Rene Johnson in CT. Paxton, Sasha Lee and G&T in PE.

She possesses one of the most memorable, distinctive voices ever heard in popular music. She’s an accomplished singer/songwriter who etched herself into music history with her smash hit song, the female anthem, “Superwoman”. That song made international waves, selling over a million units, being certified Gold and named the Billboard R&B Song of the Year in 1989. She IS a super woman. She’s Karyn White. 

Established in 2011, Karyn opened the doors with Karyn White Enterprises Inc. (KWE) a dynamic multi-platform media company offering diverse and uplifting entertainment across the broad media landscapes of music, television and film. White released her long-awaited album “Carpe Diem” on her own label and distributed through Light Year/EMI.  

Currently, White’s new movie and soundtrack, Gale &The Storm, is a story loosely based on Karyn’s life and manager Jay King, legendary music producer & founder of Grammy award winning group “Club Nouveau”. The movie’s synopsis revolves around a revolutionary music producer who links up with a legendary soul singer and tries to convince her to sing again. White executive produced, co-wrote and starred in the film.  

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The festive musical production Satin to Sequins – More than a Minstrel, directed by the award-winning Alistair Izobell, will light up the Baxter Concert Hall stage for three weeks only, from the 28th June 2018.

Written and produced by Oddball Concepts, the production aims to entertain audiences while hoping to de-stigmatise the perceptions and culture of the Cape Town minstrels. The stellar cast is made up of Carmen Maarman (Aunty Merle The Musical, District Six-The Musical), Carlo Daniels (Kat and the Kings, District Six Kanalla), Austin Rose, Tashreeq De Villiers, Shadley Schroeder and Ashtevahn Mintoor, accompanied by a live band.

Fictional character Mr Biggs and The Woodstock Darlings first entertained crowds in 2014 with a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to run a minstrel troupe.

This 2018 reworked version will also show the human side to the minstrel, so often misconstrued by many. After all, there is more to the guy in the satin suit – he also pays taxes and he also struggles with love and loyalty.

This musical spectacle brings audiences the festive season vibe in winter, with original songs performed by authentic, seasoned minstrels and musicians who are all well respected in their particular troupes.

Moeshfieka Botha, media commentator, watched it in 2014. “We want to belong. We want to know that those around us, understand us and our goals, and respect our love for the common cause. And when you watch SATIN TO SEQUINS you feel just that … because THE CAST FEELS IT, and therefore PORTRAYS it!”

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The Cape Town Motor Show, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, is set to wow the crowds again at Sun GrandWest, from 2-4 March 2018. It promises to be a weekend of incredible fun with a broad appeal to all car and bike buffs, petrol heads and the entire family, with loads of entertainment for everyone.

The Mother City will again boast a motor show that rivals any of the international equivalents. CTMS will span the length and breadth of the Sun GrandWest Entertainment World, including the Market Hall, Grand Arena, the Sun Exhibits Hall, and an Outdoor Area, and will include a Drifting Zone, Nostalgia Zone, Chill Zone, and Camping and 4×4 area.

Explore the automotive industry’s latest creations, featuring classic, luxury and exotic cars, with all the major vehicle manufacturers represented. Visitors can get up-close and personal with all the newest vehicle models that will soon be at dealerships around the country.

Motorbike enthusiasts will be glad to know that if it has two wheels (sometimes three) and an engine, it will be at the Cape Town Motor Show. Representing the best products, bikes and services available from leading companies across the globe – the show is a haven for bikers of any age, or level of experience – and to top it off, one lucky visitor will leave the CTMS with their own Harley-Davidson!

Drift car displays will run all weekend and spectators are welcome to either watch from the sidelines, or for those brave enough, join our experts as a passenger as they take you for the spin of your life.

Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity to see numerous accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles, muscle cars, monster trucks, antique and collector cars, engine modifications (pimped-up rides), Sound-Off Beats competitions, virtual simulations, custom trucks, hot-rods, car wrapping, and much more!

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We have 2 sets of tickets to give away in this competition to our faithful readers!

All you need to do to win these tickets is to answer the simple question below and if your name is drawn, you and a partner get to see the Marc Lottering show called Aunty Merle the Musical, at the renowned Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch in Cape Town :)

The tickets are for the show on Monday 11 December 2017, so make sure you’ll be available then.

You can enter as many times as you like.

Popular Comedian Marc Lottering’s most beloved character, Aunty Merle Abrahams from Belgravia Road in Athlone, sashays onto the stage in the musical-comedy AUNTY MERLE, THE MUSICAL.

High Drama unfolds as Merle’s daughter Abigail (Tarryn Lamb) announces her engagement to Alan (Stephen Jubber).  As Merle puts it: “he’s a good-looking white chap!”

But it’s never smooth-sailing in the world of Musicals.  Abigail’s twisted and corrupt ex, Denver Paulse, (Loukmaan Adams), who holds a dodgy top job with the SABC, is determined to get her back.  If not, he threatens to reveal a very dark secret which is bound to tear the lovers apart.

And what of Merle’s son Carl (Roberto Kyle), who spends so many hours with his Varsity friend Siya (Sizwesandile Mnisi). The Boys are obsessed with Beyonce. Merle’s neighbour Soraya Samsodien (Carmen Maarman) certainly has some thoughts of her own around this.

And then there’s Lydia Majola (Tankiso Mamabolo) from Khayelitsha.  She has been on a 20 year journey with Merle, employed as Merle’s Helper.  But how can Mrs Majola focus on cleaning a house when she has just discovered that her Husband’s a Blesser?  In addition, Mrs Majola’s feisty daughter Nambitha (Zandile Madliwa), fresh from Oxford University, has a venomous political apple to peel with Abigail.

Can Aunty Merle get everyone to live happily ever after, and still pull off the Wedding of the Year?


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Marmalade Productions presents,

Divas of Dance


After a successful 2016 edition, Divas of Dance is back! In the 90’s soul diva Sonia, Lonnie Gordon and Black Box all produced massive hits worldwide and were prominent throughout South Africa’s club scene. They will be heating up our shores taking us on a nostalgia filled journey of big booming beats, rhythmic guitars and memorable melodies. On Saturday 4 November the Divas will be performing at the Grand Arena, Grandwest in Cape Town followed by Sunday 5 November at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg and Friday 10 November at Boardwalk, Port Elizabeth closing off on  Saturday 11 November at Sibaya Casino, Durban.

Divas of the 90’s dance scene: Sonia, Lonnie Gordon and the internationally acclaimed act Black Box will be bringing back their 90’s chart toppers across 4 cities in South Africa this summer; this is definitely one not to miss!

Artist Info


Sonia (Born Sonia Evans, February 13 1971) has achieved so much throughout a career spanning more than 20 years! Sonia released 15 singles, 11 of which were in the UK top 30, with her debut single ‘You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You’ which reached No.1 on the UK charts back in 1989 being her highest selling single. Sonia also released 5 albums, with 3 albums reaching UK top 40. Her debut album ‘Everybody Knows’ sold over 500,000 copies in 1990.  In 1993, Sonia represented the UK in Eurovision with her song ‘Better the Devil you know’ which came in 2nd place narrowly missing the top spot by 1 point.


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