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We Chat with Max Hurrell

We Chat with Max Hurrell

“Who is this Max Fellow? We just need to talk.” by Louw Mulder South Africans’ hope of releasing some lockdown-tension with that next cigarette went up in smoke when Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced the ban on cigarette sales.  Then Max Hurrell remixed this speech, and within days, reached the top spot on the South African Itunes charts, with millions of views on various social media ...

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Our Chat with Arnold Vosloo

Our Chat with Arnold Vosloo

Hollywood Star returns to SA to Star in Real Life Crime Film. by Louw Mulder Internationally recognized, South African actor Arnold Vosloo, returned home from Hollywood, to feature in the latest local Afrikaans feature film, Griekwastad due for release early May, on DSTV Box Office. Based on the bestselling true crime novel by journalist Jacques Steenkamp, who closely followed the case of the Griekwastad family ...

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We Talk to Sven Ruygrok

We Talk to Sven Ruygrok

I am responsible for my part in the Story that is being told… by Louw Mulder Earlier this year, it was Peter Shaffer’s Equus, followed by Family Secrets, a play by Enrico Luttmann, currently on stage, that presented Joburg audiences to the talent of Cape Town based actor, Sven Ruygrok in both these productions. Hailing from Cape Town, I thought of getting to know this ...

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We Talk To Marcin Patrzalek

We Talk To Marcin Patrzalek

“I’d like to travel the world, and South Africa is the perfect place to start” By Louw Mulder Sometimes, when you get to experience pure talent reimagined, then brought to life by an artist of a young age, there are simply no words to describe the majestic sense of wonder. This was the case when Marcin Patrzalek gave me a personal one-on-one demonstration of only ...

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We Talk to Jann Klose

We Talk to Jann Klose

Jann Klose back in SA for his In Tandem Tour. by David Simmons If you haven’t heard the name Jann Klose before or been privy to his music for that matter, you may want to do some research! This award-winning pop singer and song writer has just launched his new Album In Tandem and together with an eclectic arrangement of tracks, Jann’s strong message shines ...

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We Talk to Annalize

We Talk to Annalize

Survived with Attitude and Luck. By Louw Mulder With the Top 3 survivors now known to the millions of viewers in this season of M-Net’s Survivor SA: Philippines, no one, not even herself, would have bet on this lady to be the dark horse of the season, making it to the final three. But the lucky Annalize Sainsbury outwit, outlasted and outplayed her fellow contestants, with only ...

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We Talked to Daniel Baron

We Talked to Daniel Baron

“It’s my Heart writing the songs” by Louw Mulder To have your heart broken, is most probably one of the most difficult things any person has to deal with. It is something we mostly keep to ourselves, trying to heal on a way unknown at that point in time. But then comes a talented artist, who represents his own heartache through music, and gives you ...

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Q&A with Swing City

Q&A with Swing City

The Swing has Swung, but Still Swinging Away! Q & A with Louw Mulder Recently, I have written a lot about how artists in South Africa must be innovative and perform out of the box in order to maintain a competitive advantage in the industry. A good example, is when you have three artists, each with his own unique style and genre, who combine their ...

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We Talk to Werner Bekker

We Talk to Werner Bekker

The man with the guitar! by Genevieve Vieira With so many new names entering the SA music scene, an artist who aims to make it in these markets, will have to offer something different, and display a unique set of characteristics, in order to be different. Werner Bekker, a 23-year-old singer and songwriter from Linden in Johannesburg, plays his guitar lying face-up on his lap. ...

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We Talked to Jarryd Nurden

We Talked to Jarryd Nurden

“There is always an opportunity outside the walls around you.” by Louw Mulder Most of the questions I normally get are from young, aspiring theatre performers, wanting to know where to start and how to get that foot in the door. But sometimes, a huge part of the success is totally up to yourself, and how eagerly you will do what it takes to get ...

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Ons Praat met Franci Swanepoel

Ons Praat met Franci Swanepoel

Die Ervare Glimlag agter Toeks. deur Louw Mulder As ‘n mens terug dink aan die eerste dae van Binnelanders, onthou ‘n mens vir Gys de Villiers in die rol van Dokter Zieg Combrink, sy vrou, wat gespeel is deur Elzette Marschalk, en ook die ervare Jürgen Helberg, wat die rol van Kitte vertolk het. Dan sien jy hierdie gesoute akteurs in die koffiewinkel sit, met ‘n ...

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Ons Praat met Reynardt Hugo

Ons Praat met Reynardt Hugo

Van Seep-Stêr tot Pop-Stêr… deur Louw Mulder Afrikaanse sepies in vandag se Suid-Afrika sorg vir vermaak. Dít is die woorde van Reynardt Hugo, of in Binneland-kringe beter bekend as Dokter Tertius Jonker. “Mense kan met ‘n karakter vereenselwig omdat hulle dalk iemand soos dit ken,” het Reynardt tydens my onderhoud verduidelik. “Dit is ook ‘n medium wat baie uitdagend is, en as dit reg gedoen word, verskriklik ...

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Ons Praat met Milan Murray

Ons Praat met Milan Murray

‘n Boheemse karakter wat die Status Quo uit daag! deur Louw Mulder As ek terugdink, back in the day, was Frankie, wat deur die baie bekwame Milan Murray gespeel is, een van my gunsteling karakters in Binnelanders, en dit is juis die rede dat Milan een van die aktrises was wie ek gekies het om mee te gesels, toe Stage and Screen hierdie geleentheid aangebied ...

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Ons Praat met Desirè Gardner

Ons Praat met Desirè Gardner

Van Daleen tot Carmen, is maar nog net die begin. deur Louw Mulder Almal het lief geraak vir verpleegster Daleen Jonker, Pippa se beste vriendin, Nina se ma, en natuurlik Dokter Tertius Jonker se vrou.  Netso, was alle Binneland-liefhebbers baie ongelukkig toe Daleen uit Pretoria uit trek.  Ter vieringe van Binnelanders se 3000ste episode, het ek kans gehad om met Daleen se rolvertolker te gaan ...

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Ons Praat met Rolanda Marais

Ons Praat met Rolanda Marais

Van Sepie Feeks, tot Silwerdoek Liefling. deur Louw Mulder In ‘n Netwerk24-artikel wat op 16 Junie 2016 deur Fanie Cronje geskryf is, is daar na Stefanie Malherbe as die ‘Feeks van reeks’ verwys. Ek onthou hierdie karakter nog van die tyd toe Binnelanders ‘n dramareeks op M-Net was.  Stefanie, die ontvangsdame van Dokter Zieg Combrink se praktyk, was die minnares van haar baas, en so ...

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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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Ons Praat met Edwin van der Walt

Ons Praat met Edwin van der Walt

Edwin van der Walt speel die rol van Dap Smit in My Father’s War:  “Ek is Verlief op hierdie rol” Deur Louw Mulder, Geredigeer deur Hanri Wondergem Daar was oor die afgelope paar jaar ‘n oplewing in die Suid-Afrikaanse filmbedryf. Dit het tot gevolg dat Suid-Afrikaanse akteurs se loopbane fyn dopgehou word. Een van die Suid-Afrikaanse akteurs wat sy staal deur veelsydigheid wys, is Edwin ...

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We talk to Steve Nolan

We talk to Steve Nolan

The King behind the Kung Fu Showcase By Louw Mulder South African stages have ignited the last decade with a variety of shows, musicals and signature productions, but what I missed out on some six years ago, was the Wheel of Life, by the Shaolin Monks. At first I didn’t think I’ve missed much, but after speaking to Steve Nolan, founding creator and producer of Shaolin, and hearing ...

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We talk to Darren Greeff

We talk to Darren Greeff

The Man behind the Featured Dance Tracks  by Louw Mulder   Sometimes it just happens that you feel that need to do a write-up on a specific person in the industry. The time I felt like doing one on Darren Greeff, was when I randomly bumped into him one night after a performance of Singin’ in the Rain. He probably noticed me from some of ...

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We talk to Morgan Comer

We talk to Morgan Comer

Lead Dancer in Lord of the Dance

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Brian Hill: Mr Teatro

Brian Hill: Mr Teatro

The Teatro at Montecasino had an excellent year in 2013. 2014 will be better!

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