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We Talk to JD Engelbrecht

We Talk to JD Engelbrecht

Dancing to the front, A Unique Campaign to Emphasise Dance as Art. by Louw Mulder With Dancing with the Stars currently on M-Net, the underestimated popularity of modern dancing proves to be bigger than anyone thought. A lot of our stage stars in South Africa are excelling in this form of art, and not just within the borders of South Africa. JD Engelbrecht is one ...

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We Talk to Leanne van den Berg

We Talk to Leanne van den Berg

The Family Girl behind the Stove. by Louw Mulder Through the television screen, and more specifically, M-Net’s My Kitchen Rules South Africa, we all got to meet the two ladies from Bloemfontein, Liz and Leanne. Last week saw them baking for the High Tea Challenge, after progressing to the Top 5 of the competition, cooking off against OG & G. Being fortunate enough to be ...

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We Talk to Bryan Hill

We Talk to Bryan Hill

We chatted to Bryan Hill on the 10th Anniversary of The Teatro. by Louw Mulder In 2013, I had the privilege to have a one-on-one chat with Bryan Hill, General Manager of the Teatro at Montecasino. Bryan told me then: “We have to constantly raise the bar higher to maintain the standards we have set for ourselves.” I think, that this was done with distinction. ...

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We Talk to Tayla Schaffner

We Talk to Tayla Schaffner

Jozi Girl Flying SA flag in Hollywood by David Simmons The age-old question that most of us find rather difficult to answer is: Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years? In the words of South Africa’s latest export, just like many young and upcoming actors, the answer would be to make it in Hollywood or Broadway. This is however not a dream ...

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We Talk to PJ Pretorius

We Talk to PJ Pretorius

“My Music must inspire, motivate and move people”. by Louw Mulder After previously failing to even get past the first stages of Idols SA, and having been kicked out of Boot Camp in X-Factor, this 26-year old Worship Leader from Secunda decided to enter The Voice South Africa. It must have been third time lucky, as PJ Pretorius finished 6th in the second season of ...

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Ons praat met Die Heuwels Fantasties

Ons praat met Die Heuwels Fantasties

Nuwe Album, OKAY! gaan fantastiese heuwels versit. deur Louw Mulder Almal ken teen hierdie tyd die naam van Die Heuwels Fantasties. In 2009 het hulle op die toneel verskyn met hulle eerste selfgetitelde album. Van daar af, het Wilder as die Wildtuin in 2011, Alles wat Mal is in 2010, en Ja. Nee. Lekker, in 2014 die lig gesien. Nou, drie jaar na hulle laaste album, ...

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We Talk to Duane Alexander and Anton Luitingh

We Talk to Duane Alexander and Anton Luitingh

“The only ego that matters, is the ego of the show” by Louw Mulder   There are a couple of good reasons why we can celebrate the healthy state of South African Theatre, especially if I look at a couple of the highly acclaimed and professional shows I have seen lately; like Annie, Sound Of Music, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and now, Priscilla. ...

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We Celebrate with Collett Dawson

We Celebrate with Collett Dawson

25 Years of Dedication – the entrée for what is to come. When you are a part of the privileged media circles in South Africa’s Entertainment industry, your reliance on publicity people is paramount, as your job, and in my case my hobby, will be stagnant without this most valuable, intangible resource. Over the years, I have worked with some of the best public relations ...

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We Talk to Thalia Burt

We Talk to Thalia Burt

Dream without fear, live without limits. By Louw Mulder Much is spoken about Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and the sexy male cast making up Jacob’s sons. But what about the fairer sex, especially the sultry Tango Girl in act two? The female cast of this production, currently led by Nadine, consists of Raquel Munn, Venolia Manale and Luise Duhain. But let’s focus on ...

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We Talk to Elan Lea

We Talk to Elan Lea

Music is from the heart – It’s not a job… By Louw Mulder Let me start by being very honest. Before I received an e-mail about a new single from Elan Lea, I had no idea who he is. My first thoughts were that it is yet another new South African artist, with higher-grade dreams of becoming famous, releasing a CD, and open up a ...

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