Pain Relief Beyond Belief





From Blakey to Brown, Como to Costa, Eckstine to Eldridge, Galbraith to Garner, Harris to Hines, Horne to Hyman, Jamal to Jefferson, Kelly to Klook; Mancini to Marmarosa, May to Mitchell, Negri to Nestico, Parlan to Ponder, Reed to Ruther, Strayhorn to Sullivan, Turk to Turrentine, Wade to Williams… the forthcoming publication Treasury of Pittsburgh Jazz Connections by Dr. Nelson Harrison and Dr. Ralph Proctor, Jr. will document the legacy of one of the world’s greatest jazz capitals.


Do you want to know who Dizzy Gillespie  idolized? Did you ever wonder who inspired Kenny Clarke and Art Blakey? Who was the pianist that mentored Monk, Bud Powell, Tad Dameron, Elmo Hope, Sarah Vaughan and Mel Torme? Who was Art Tatum’s idol and Nat Cole’s mentor? What musical quartet pioneered the concept adopted later by the Modern Jazz Quartet? Were you ever curious to know who taught saxophone to Stanley Turrentine or who taught piano to Ahmad Jamal? What community music school trained Robert McFerrin, Sr. for his history-making debut with the Metropolitan Opera? What virtually unknown pianist was a significant influence on young John Coltrane, Shirley Scott, McCoy Tyner, Bobby Timmons and Ray Bryant when he moved to Philadelphia from Pittsburgh in the 1940s?  Would you be surprised to know that Erroll Garner attended classes at the Julliard School of Music in New York and was at the top of his class in writing and arranging proficiency?


Some answers  can be gleaned from the postings on the Pittsburgh Jazz Network.


For almost 100 years the Pittsburgh region has been a metacenter of jazz originality that is second to no other in the history of jazz.  One of the best kept secrets in jazz folklore, the Pittsburgh Jazz Legacy has heretofore remained mythical.  We have dubbed it “the greatest story never told” since it has not been represented in writing before now in such a way as to be accessible to anyone seeking to know more about it.  When it was happening, little did we know how priceless the memories would become when the times were gone.


Today jazz is still king in Pittsburgh, with events, performances and activities happening all the time. The Pittsburgh Jazz Network is dedicated to celebrating and showcasing the places, artists and fans that carry on the legacy of Pittsburgh's jazz heritage.






Duke Ellington is first African-American and the first musician to solo on U.S. circulating coin



       In Her Own Words


Well done to the winners of our spelling mistake competition, the first 10 entries received were judged to be the winners and they are; Lucas Tsholofelo Titisi of Walmer, P.E.; Peter Bosch of Steenberg, Cape; Andrea Wolper of Brooklyn, New York; Bev Perold-Stephen of Durban North; Norma Read of Claremont, CT; Cheryl Scholtz of Cape Town; Grant Smith of Modderfontein; Mike Laatz of Claremont, CT; Mark Black of Kenilworth, CT and Herby Opland of Johannesburg. As will be noted we have received entries from the length and breadth of South Africa as well as our first winner in the USA thanks for your entries. Thanks too to Darren at EMI South Africa for the prizes of two great albums Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis’ “Two Men with the Blues” and Cassandra Wilsons’ “Loverly” these wonderful CD’s will be couriered to you directly by our prize sponsor EMI/ Blue Note Records.

The first competition has proved to be hugely successful and I have decided to continue with a giveaway in each weeks issue, BUT, PLEASE REMEMBER, all who receive the Late, Late News are eligible to enter each week and the first 10 entries to arrive by latest, midnight of each Wednesday will be accepted. Remember too I need the following details along with the answer/s, to be included in the main body of the email entry; Full Names, Street, Postal Addresses, Email Address and Contact Phone Numbers if not the entry will be disqualified. Make sure that the following, COMPETITION # is in the Subject Line of the email entry if not that entry will also be disqualified

It was with shock and great sadness that I leaned of the untimely passing of one of South Africa’s greatest musical sons, Bheki Mseleku on Tuesday of this week, at around 10pm UK time when his body was discovered at his home in London. I received an SMS on Wednesday morning from a friend, David van Stavel who informed me of the awful news. It is now 3:39 on Wednesday afternoon and I’m trying to get my thoughts back into alignment but it’s not easy.

I was fortunate to have met and chatted to Bheki numerous times over the past 10 or so years at various times, though not close enough on my part he was a man who never forgot. I was in London some three years ago enjoying the jazz clubs and also the Chelsea Flower Show and visited South Africa House for a reception. The aircon was not working so I thought I’d take a walk outside to take some fresh air and as I was waking up the road there was a tap on my shoulder and I turned around to see the smiling face of Bheki. This picture of his broad and friendly smile remains with me to this very day, how he recognised me from behind is still a mystery to me. After a long chat in the street we agreed to meet at Ronnie Scott’s later that evening where we enjoyed listening to and for me meeting with the late Maynard Ferguson, it was certainly a memorable evening and still brings a smile to my face at the thought of that chance meeting on the street outside South Africa House that balmy warm summers day in London. We were as the fates would have it, sadly not to meet again but did speak on the phone a few times. I’m going to miss those telephone calls.

Hambe Kahle Brother Bheki, may the peace your soul so desired a last be found, you live on in the memories of all who have been touched by your tormented genius, my deepest sympathy and condolences to his entire family and friends.

On last weeks show we had a very interesting chat to guests Anne Eadie from The Answer Series and Brian Hough of Bellamy & Hough. It seems as if there are still problems within the Education structures of our country with solutions still to be found. I hope that we will see some of the solutions be found in the very near future.

This Saturday we look at sport and focus on the game of Golf when we chat to Dan Nicholl, editor a new magazine, GolfPunk, a publication offers a fresh, somewhat edgy take on the sport and attendant lifestyle. We hope to find out why the game is so popular the world over and we’ll also take a dip into Dan’s thoughts on 2010, all that and more on the 13th September on the Late, Late Show only on Radio 2000

I will, in future be featuring more CD reviews as has been requested and will be soon including some DVD reviews as well. Should there be anything you’d like to see included in the newsletter, please let me know.
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This week in our Great CD Giveaway we have another 10 CD’s to be won with the compliments of SHEER SOUND. The Albums are the brand new Beyond Standard by the incredibly talented young piano and keyboard maestro Hiromi and her band Sonicboom and a wonderful new compilation of superb South African tunes, Freedom Jazz - The Sound of the New South Africa there are 5 copies of each to be won. Last weeks competition was quite easy so this week it going to be a wee bit more difficult and one will have to work a little harder and read a lot in the newsletter for the 2 questions and answers. NB. The answers may be found in the newsletter or they may not, they could be found either in the newsletter or on the net so one will have some fun trying to find them, Good Luck! Enjoy the read.
SEPTEMBER is; African Origins Month, Tourism Month, Heritage Month, World Literacy Month, National Heart Awareness Month, Albinism Awareness Month, Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month, Women’s Health Month - CANSA - Cervical Cancer Awareness
SEPTEMBER Saturday 20th
Michelle Kearney and Shân Biesman-Simons of the Heart and Stroke Foundation will join us for a chat about how to change ones unhealthy lifestyle. Remember that our experts can answer any queries related to the subject and I hope that one won’t be afraid to ask them. We also hope to have stroke survivor Jimmy Khanyile in the studio to tell us his life-changing story.
Shân Biesman-Simons, Registered Dietician (SA)
Shân has been with the Heart and Stroke Foundation SA since 1990. She is Director of Nutrition and Education and holds a postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Dietetics. She also runs her own private practice specialising in cardiac disease and eating disorders. Shân is married with two daughters. She enjoys hiking, water sports, relaxing with her family and friends, and has a weakness for chocolate.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a community-based organisation established to reduce the incidence of heart disease and stroke in the population of South Africa by providing education and supporting research.
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SEPTEMBER Saturday 27th
Alternative belief systems: Paganism, The relevance of paganism in South Africa today. Our guest Arch Priestess Donna Darkwolf VOS will help us understand this alternative spiritual path chosen by a growing number of followers. She is President Emeritus: Pagan Federation of South Africa, Johannesburg; Founder and Arch-Priestess: Circle of the African Moon (CAM), Cape Town, is very well travelled and has visited various different pagan communities throughout the world which brings a richness to her own rituals. Her book "Out of this World" emphasized South African healers. The author chose 22 healers - verifying each healer by interviewing one of their students.
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OCTOBER Saturday 4th
Karin Blumer
NICRO (National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders)
NICRO is dedicated to seeking constructive solutions to crime, breaking the cycle of crime and violence, and creating a safe South Africa.
NICRO believes in reconciliation and healing, building a democratic society and strengthening a human rights culture.
NICRO creatively changes the face of crime by offering innovative developmental and therapeutic programmes for offenders, their families and their victims and by building the capacity of communities and individuals to turns their backs on crime. Web Site:
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OCTOBER Saturday 11th
Entertainment journalism in South Africa today:
How serious are the journalists taken
How much opportunity is there for this specialised form journalism
Edward Tsumele - Sowetan Senior Arts and Entertainment Journalist – JHB Studio
Nadia Neophytou - Radio entertainment journalist – JHB Studio (to be confirmed)
Naushad Khan - Publisher of the free-sheet The Next 48 Hours a weekend entertainment newspaper published every Friday and The Next 48 Hours website -– CT Studio
Nicky Greenwall Executive Producer and presenter of the news entertainment programme, The Showbiz Report – CT Studio
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OCTOBER Saturday 18th
Liesl Theron Executive Director of Gender Dynamix
Mission Statement
"Working towards creating a society where everyone is free to choose and express their own gender."
About Gender DynamiX
Gender DynamiX is the first (and currently only) African based organisation solely focussing on the transgender community.
The aim of Gender DynamiX is to create awareness and visualise trans-genderism.
The aim is to provide help, advise and information for those who seek to adjust their lives to live in the opposite gender role, as to that assigned to them at birth, or who are working to come to terms with their situation despite their genetic background.
Gender DynamiX provides resources, information and support to trans folks, their partners, family employers and the public. Web Site:
Remember to join us Saturday Night at 10pm for Eric Alan’s Late, Late Show where you must expect the unexpected on the radio show where anything goes and probably will.
Grilled Tuna Teriyaki - Serves 4
Tuna is really good when grilled, and this tasty marinade enhances the flavour.
Prep time: 15 minutes, Cook time: 10 minutes, Total time: 55 minutes
2 tablespoons light soy sauce; 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine; 1 clove garlic, minced; 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root; 4 (170g) tuna steaks (about 2cm thick); 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1. In a shallow dish, combine soy sauce, rice wine, garlic, and ginger. Place tuna in the marinade, and turn to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
2. Preheat grill at medium-high heat, and lightly oil grate.
3. Discard the marinade, and pat tuna steaks dry with paper towels. Brush both sides with oil.
4. Place tuna steaks on the grill. Cook for approximately 3 minutes on each side, or to the required doneness.
Nutritional information:
Calories: 212.12 - Calories from Fat: N/A Total Fat: 5.07 g - Saturated Fat: N/A, Cholesterol: N/A, Sodium: N/A - Total Carbohydrate: 0.65 g - Dietary Fiber: N/A, Sugars: N/A, Protein: 39.93g; Vitamin A: N/A, Vitamin C: N/A
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Carrot Cake - Serves 12
200ml margarine lite; 250ml castor sugar; 3 eggs, 2 whole eggs one egg white; 250ml cake flour, sifted before measuring; 5ml bicarbonate of soda; 10ml baking powder; 7ml ground cinnamon; 2ml ground nutmeg; 250ml oat bran; 125ml grated carrot; 1 apple, grated; 150ml sultanas; 1 pinch of salt; 1 pinch of ground cloves
250ml cottage cheese; 60ml icing sugar; 5ml vanilla essence
Cream margarine and sugar together. 
In a separate bowl sift the flour, salt, bicarbonate, spices and baking powder together.
Add the oat-bran, lifting the mixture with a spoon to incorporate the air.
To the margarine and sugar, add eggs one-by-one, adding 2-3 Tbs dry ingredients with each egg.
Beat no more than 1 minute after each addition.
Stir the rest of the dry ingredients into the egg mixture using a wooden spoon.
Fold in the raw carrots, apple and sultanas.
Place in a greased 25cm round cake tin and bake at 160C for 30 - 45 minutes.
Leave to cool completely.
Mix ingredients for the icing.
Spread over the top of the cake.
Nutritional information (per serving):
Protein (g): 7 per slice - Fat (g): 10 per slice - Carbohydrates (CHO): 37 per slice - Energy (Kj): 110 per slice
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Midnight Munchie ingredients needed on hand for the next Saturday 13th September 2008
Main Course Ingredients needed on hand for:
Savoury Garlic Shrimp - Makes 3 Servings.
1 tbsp lemon pepper oil; 500g fresh shrimp/prawn, peeled, or frozen shrimp, thawed; 2 tbsp chopped green onion; 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
Sweet Sensations Dessert Ingredients needed on hand for:
Mocha Snack Cake - Makes 12 Servings.
1 box (500g) chocolate cake mix; 1¼ cup cold coffee; ½ cup vegetable oil; 3 eggs; ¼ cup powdered sugar; 2 tsp instant coffee
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK – Cape Town School of Songwriting
Always wanted to try your hand at being a songwriter, now you have the chance visit the new Cape Town School of Songwriting website at
CD’s REVIEWS OF THE WEEK Reviewed by Eric Alan – Date 2008-09-11
Album Title: Afro Blue - The Music of Oscar Brown Jr. - Artist: Cynthia Felton - Style: Jazz Vocal
Artist Web Site: - Record Company: Own release - Record Company Website: None - South African Distribution: None - World Wide Distribution: Cynthia Felton - Year Released: 2008
Cynthia Felton: vocals and arrangements, Cyrus Chestnut, Robert Hurst, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Ernie Watts, Jeff Clayton, Wallace Roney, Patrice Rushen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Tony Dumas, Ndugu Chancler, Donald Brown, Yoron Israel, Lorca Hart, Munyoungo Jackson, Derf Reklaw, Carol Robbins, Lesa Terry, Nolan Shaheed, Ronald Muldow, John Beasley, Tony Dumas, Edwin Livingston and Ryan Cross
Track Listings:
Motherless Child; Afro Blue; Mr. Kicks; Work Song; All Blues; Brother, Where Are You? But I Was Cool; When Malindy Sings; Dat Dere; Brown Baby; Harry's Hips; Strong Man; Long as You're Living; Motherless Child (Reprise)
I must state that this CD somewhat surprised me from this debutant. Dr. Cynthia Felton, yes she holds a Doctorate in Jazz Studies from the University of Southern California along with a Bachelor of music degree from Berklee Collage of music and a Master of Arts Degree from New York University in Jazz Performance. One now understands why it’s taken so long for her to produce her first album Afro-Blue – The Music of Oscar Brown Jr. This tribute is fitting for a songwriter who wrote many wonderful songs of which many may not be aware were written by the great vocalist, visionary, poet, and political activist who defied musical categorisation throughout his career.

Cynthia Felton has long been admirer of Browns work and it is most definably a fitting debut for a new vocal jazz singer. What a cast she has assembled for this album just a look at the musicians featured on the album that this Los Angeles based performer and educator is really very serious about what she does. I too have been an admirer of the music of Oscar Brown Jr. and have several of his CD’s in my collection. Miss Felton’s interpretations and arrangements are wonderful and the musicians understand where she is heading and thus give some great solos and are played with great style and verve. I’ve fast become a fan in a very short space of time and so will those who venture to add this album to their own collection. Watch this lady she’s going places. Sadly this is not easily available in South Africa, so email her at or to o find out how to obtain her album Afro Blue – The Music of Oscar Brown Jr.
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Album Title: Goin’ All Out - Artist: Eric Darius - Style: Contemporary / Smooth / Crossover / Neo-soul / R&B / hip-hop - Artist Web Site: - My Space Website: - Record Company: EMI/Blue Note/Capitol Records - Record Company Website: - South African Distribution: EMI South Africa - World Wide Distribution: EMI/Blue Note - Year Released: 2008
Eric Darius; Arranger, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Mike Barkulis; Arranger, Keyboards, Producer, Engineer, Drum Programming, Mixing, Mel Brown; Bass, Engineer, Norman Brown; Guitar, Vocals, Soloist, Yvonne Brown; Vocals, Micah Otano; Arranger, Keyboards, Producer, Engineer, Drum Programming, Mixing, Darren Rahn; Bass, Piano, Arranger, Guitar (Electric), Keyboards, Saxophone, Producer, Engineer, Fender Rhodes, Drum Programming, Mixing, Wurlitzer, Jason Rahn; Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Engineer, Frank Selman; Guitar (Electric), Wah Wah Guitar
Track Listings:
Just Like That; Because of You; Just for the Moment; Goin' All Out; Be Without You; Vibe with Me; Feelin' da Rhythm; Ain't No Doubt About It; Unconditional; Breathe
This is Florida born sax player Eric Darius’ debut Blue Note Records album and in doing so moves away from what was the smooth jazz style and taking it into a new genre style of what could be labelled Contemporary Smooth Crossover Neo-soul R&B hip-hop giving a new sound to the urban sounds of what smooth jazz was. I think its time to drop the name jazz from this form of musical expression because there are no jazz elements left in the genre at all. Smooth Jazz is dead, long live Contemporary Smooth Crossover Neo-soul R&B hip-hop; this is to say in some music lover’s eyes.

A talented young performer is young Mr Darius as he explores this new derivative of music style, it little wonder Smooth Jazz Radio is fast fading from the radio landscape because these new sounds are finding a better home on the urban contemporary radio stations of the world. There are some soulful moments but there is little soul in the music sadly and in some ways it seems difficult for players of this style to find some new and exciting ways to bring their musical message across to the jazz audience. It has been said that Darius’ live performances are passionate and vibrant but none of this passion come through on the album.
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Album Title: Just A Chase Away - Artist: Melani Skybell - Style: Jazz Vocal - Artist Web Site: - My Space Website: - Record Company: Own Release - Record Company Website: None - South African Distribution: None - World Wide Distribution: - Year Released: 2007
Melani Skybell (vocals, piano), Sam Walker (guitar), Roy Snodgrass (drums), Pete Brewer (saxophone), Jorge Ginorio (percussion), Steve Browne (flugel horn)
Track Listings:
Just A Chase Away, Days Like This, Let's Get Away, Got You On My Mind, The Stars In Your Eyes, Dreamflight, It Could Happen To You, Simple Life Worth Living, The First Time I Saw You
This is another example of someone who I’d never heard of before, taking one by surprise. This is Melani Skybell’s 4th CD release featuring eight self-penned songs and for good measure added a couple of well-known standards. This classically trained pianist has always wanted to be a singer and she certainly has made it. It is a very pleasing album to listen to and just as one is really beginning to enjoy the sound from the audio system is over and one just has to start the album from the beginning again to enjoy the silky smooth vocals and stylistic piano playing. She crosses musical boundaries from sexy ballads to the Bossa nova to swinging away like crazy. The musicians featured throughout the album all work well together with some fabulous solo’s. It is not available in South Africa and can be obtained through the CD Baby website.
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Album Title: The Nature of the Beat - Artist: Wayne Wallace - Style: Latin Big Band - Artist Web Site: - My Space Website: - Record Company: Patois Records - Record Company Website: - South African Distribution: None - World Wide Distribution: - Year Released: 2008
Wayne Wallace: trombone, Wagner tuba; Louis Fasman: trumpet, flugelhorn; Melecio Magdaluyo: alto saxophone, flute; Ron Stallings: tenor and baritone saxophones, vocals; Aaron Lington: baritone saxophone; Murray Low: piano; Frank Martin: piano, synthesizer; David Yamasaki: guitar; David Belove: bass; John Santos: congas, percussion; Michael Spiro: timbales, percussion; Paul van Wageningen: trap drums; Alexa Weber Morales: vocals; Karen Aczon: vocals; Larry Batiste: vocals; David Chaidez: vocals; Jodene Noble: vocals; Claytoven Richardson: vocals; Sakai: vocals; Sheryl Lynn Thomas: vocals; Orlando Torriente: vocals; Jeanie Tracy: vocals.
Track Listings:
Mis Amigos; Jeru; Serpentine Fire; Fascinatin' Rhythm; No Esta Complicado! Besame Mucho; Come Running to Me; Unchain My Heart; That Walk; Oshumare.
I must confess I’ve always had a soft spot for the mellifluous sound of the trombone since I introduced to the instrument by a musician in Cape Town, a certain Bill Cox who played Bass Trombone for the then Cape Town Symphony Orchestra and I went on to discover J. J. Johnson, Ray Anderson and Frank Rosolino, Yeh, Ok! So there were the early dudes like Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller. Since the it’s always been a pleasure to discover more interesting trombone led CD’s such as this, The Nature of the Beat, by Wayne Wallace. This outing takes one on a journey through some well-known soul, pop and jazz tunes that have been re-arranged and worked in the style that many South Africans will enjoy, Afro Cuban and Latin. The Nature of the Beat is an interesting album of dimensions and rhythms hence the title of the album and should please the most ardent Latin music lover. The album is not available in South Africa and can be obtained directly from Wayne Wallace’s or CD Baby websites.
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Album Title: Freedom Jazz - The Sound of the New South Africa - Artist: Various Artists - Style: South African Jazz Compilation
Record Company: Sheer Sound - Record Company Website: - South African Distribution: Sheer Sound - Year Released: 2008
Jonathan Butler; Allou April; Hugh Masekela; Sipho Gumede; Zim Ngqawana; McCoy Mrubata & Ringo Madlingozi; Winston Mankunku Ngozi; Bheki Mseleku; Moses Khumalo; Glen Mofoko; Allen Kwela; Voice & Errol Dyers
Track Listings:
Mandela Bay; Madiba's Jive; Mandela (Bring him back home); Down Freedom Avenue; Long waltz to freedom; Abukho; Give peace a chance; Home at last; Meadowlands; Mayibuye; Kwa Mashu; Scullery Department & Down Evolution Street
I do like compilations, because they are legal as opposed illegal when recording ones own for use in the car or giving away as gifts. They make it easy to listen to in a vehicle so one doesn’t have to carry a large number of CD’S in the car waiting for someone to break in and steal them and the CD player. I’ve now learned to carry a maximum of three various styles of compilations in the cubby having lost between 10 to 20 albums before, nuff pontificating and on to the review.

Freedom Jazz - The Sound of the New South Africa is a really good reflection of the state of South African Afro-Jazz and Cape Jazz, now I know my reviewer colleagues in North America and some other jazz loving nations would probably shoot me down in flames, yes the jazz influences are evident in the music but jazz music it is not according to some jazz journalist colleagues in North America hence what we like to call Afro-Jazz or Cape Jazz, which could be described as the M & M’s or Smarty’s of jazz in South Africa. It would be foolish to assume that the musical influences of Africa do not populate the musical psyche of South African jazz musicians.

The tunes included in this collection will have different meanings to a number of generations who lived and grew up during the dark days of apartheid and will remember the great musical heritage the grew out of that sad and violent period of our countries history. This music brought many like-minded South African people together in solidarity and helped take one away from the dreary drudge of daily life in the townships when the jackboots of the regime were trampling on unrecognised human rights. Music played an important roll in the struggle for freedom in South Africa and this collection highlights some of those famous tunes so beloved of many.

There are many wonderful composers and musicians represented throughout this album and I like it very much. It is a must have in any serious music lover as it is a compelling history of music of the times. Visit the Sheer Sound Website for more information.
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COMPETITION #2 – Question 2: Who is quoted to have said. “The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.”
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Album Title: Beyond Standard - Artist: Hiromi - Style: Modern Contemporary / Mainstream/ Bop / Hard Bop / Cool - Artist Web Site: - My Space Website: - Record Company: Telarc Records - Record Company Website: - South African Distribution: Sheer Sound - Year Released: 2008
Hiromi Uehara: piano, keyboards; Tony Grey: bass; Martin Valihora: drums; David "Fuze" Fiuczynski: guitars.
Track Listings:
Intro: Softly as in a Morning Sunrise; Softly as in a Morning Sunrise; Clair De Lune; Caravan; Ue Wo Muite Aruko; My Favourite Things; Led Boots; XYG; I've Got Rhythm.
For those who claim to know what jazz is, remember I said claim, just one listen to Hiromi’s Sonicboon this her 5th for Telarc Records. In many cases jazz musicians rehash the standards and new standards reading the dots on the pages of the charts, yes, we’ve heard it all before and this is jazz taken to the next level reaching beyond the standards. It sheds light into a new way of interpretive music that is jazz. Many a South African jazz lover fortunate enough to have seen and heard her and the band at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, myself included, will have been stunned by this pint-sized virtuoso’s dynamite live performance, sadly only one and hopefully the organisers will invite her back again in the future. With the sad state of jazz radio in South Africa there are not many opportunities to be introduce to music of this calibre today. Hiromi is well-known for her virtuosic talent and technique and electrifying live performances that she blends and bends musical genres into her own style and sound.

Many may remember what Chick Corea and Return to Forever did when their music hit the market; Hiromi’s Sonicboom is doing the same. When I first discovered her debut album Another Mind in 2003, I knew then that there was something fresh happening in the world of jazz and have followed her career to date. She was at that stage way ahead of her time, with Smooth Jazz failing as the big thing in jazz Beyond Standard leads the way forward and shows the way for jazz musicians to go and evolve. Hiromi has got it right in producing brilliantly innovative music, which invites jaded jazz tastes to take a shot of something new and exciting. I have always been a lover of the jazz standards and this album takes the songs featured to new levels of excellence and is a listening experience not to be quickly forgotten.
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Vuleka Art Competition is still growing in stature
The prestigious national Vuleka Art Competition goes from strength to strength. With the prize-money doubled this year, 314 pieces were drawn from far and wide – 34 more than in 2007! The winning pieces are among the 42 selected works on display in the Art.b Gallery in Bellville until 24 September.
Vuleka (the Xhosa word for ‘open’) is hosted annually by The Arts Association of Bellville (Art.b) in conjunction with the financial services group Sanlam. It is open for artists (18 years and older) who have not had a solo exhibition during the preceding three years – however; only original works of art completed during 2007/2008 could be entered.
The Art.b Gallery is situated in the Bellville Library Centre, Carel van Aswegen Street (off Boston Street) and is open Monday to Thursday 09:00 to 20:00, Fridays 09:00 to 18:00 and Saturdays 09:00 to 13:00.
Interested parties may contact Maxie Oosthuizen at 021 918 2301 or
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Speak the Mind Poetry Session - Popular cultured spoken word and beat poetry
Following a very successful four year run in Johannesburg as part of the Joburg Arts Alive Festival, Speak the Mind poetry sessions move to the Mother City for a bigger and fully-fledged programme from 16 to 20 September 2008 at the Artscape Arena.
Cape Town audiences can look forward to a line-up of local and international artists performing in an exciting and inspiring atmosphere of words, movement, music and more words! Speak the Mind, the ever popular cultured spoken word and beat poetry showcase, will present a mix of young and old schools of thought. The event will also include a panel discussion with panellists: Ntone Edjabe, Imani Woomera, Mel O’Brien and Sticks Mdidimba, themed, Media, Culture and Futurism as well as a poetry workshop themed, New Age Poetry.
The week long programme of activities culminates in a finale on Saturday the 20th September with an electrifying line-up of local aspiring poets such as Ndulamthi, Sakhile, Black Rose, Sivu and Qhama sharing the stage with the more established names like Kadija, Burni Aman (of Godessa fame) and Jitsvinger. To top it up, international poets include Imani Woomera (Kenya), Tamika Harper AKA Georgia Me (USA), Outspoken (Zimbabwe) and Nastio Mosquito (Angola) will grace the stage.
By popular demand, veteran multi-instrumentalists Pops Mohamed will render a once off collaboration with Vuyo Katsha and Jitvinger. Speak the Mind is an all-inclusive form of urban beat and spoken word escapism from BIG city happenings for people on the edge, mixed with unbending shots of Afro-soul beats supplied by the jovial and subversive sounds of DJ Kenzhero.
Performance times on Sept 16, 17, 18 and 20 are at 7.30pm. Sept 19 at 4.00pm. Ticket prices vary from R30 to R35. Entrance to the Panel Discussion and Poetry Workshops on Sept 18 and 19 is free and the main event 20 Sept 7.30 to 11pm cost R50. Book through Computicket Artscape Dial-a-Seat 021 421 7695 or at the door (Artscape Box Office)
Brought to you by LNM Entertainment in association with Artscape, Speak the Mind is a project of the Artscape Indigenous Arts Department and is generously supported by Pro Helvetia and Bush Radio.
This inaugural Cape Town edition promises to be an unyielding springboard for bigger things to come. For more information call 083 758 2136.
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Caleidoscope of culture at Cultivaria - Cultivaria - a fest with finesse: 25-28 September 2008
The third annual Cultivaria arts festival promises to once again turn Paarl into the hub of the South African entertainment industry when top local performers descend on this Boland town for a three-day cultural extravaganza. Music, drama, comedy, fine wines, gourmet cuisine and fabulous art form part of the spectacular line-up for Cultivaria 2008
South Africa's top talent will perform in various venues throughout the town as part of a jam-packed festival calendar. Popular artists such as Chris Chameleon, Mathys Roets, Juanita du Plessis, Kevin Leo and the Voices, Nathaniel, Nianell and Rocco de Villiers are bound to have audiences on their feet. Don't miss the exclusive Cultivaria production Timeless III featuring Rina Hugo, André Schwartz, Jannie Moolman and Arina de Witt paying tribute to silver screen classics.
Die Burger Emporium will provide a relaxing haven to enjoy fine food, great wines and live entertainment, while aspirant chefs and foodies can brush up their culinary skills at the FHE Bokomo Kitchen with fun demonstrations by leading chefs and celebrities.
Art lovers should not miss the Cultivaria FNB Private Clients Art Exhibition, which will feature a collection of works by top local and international artists. This visual feast named Imagination, Direction and Colour can be viewed in a collective exhibition in the fabulous KWV Cathedral cellar, while a selection of emerging artists will be on show at the La Rochelle hall.
A dedicated Liquifruit Barney's kids' theatre and playground with strict security and supervision will keep the little ones occupied, while the grown-ups enjoy their shows.
Bookings are now open on-line at (credit card payments only) or contact the Cultivaria Festival Office on 021 872 9754.
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Outlines Redefined
The Wits Choir would like to invite you to join them on an exciting journey, as they deliver their programme of World Music, Rhythm and Dance. Entitled 'Outlines Redefined’, this truly South African Choir will be showcasing their extraordinary talent, diversity, and some of the World's most beautiful music. Date: Friday 12 September 2008 and Saturday 13 September 2008 - Time: 19:00 - Venue: "The Atrium" South-West Engineering Building, East Campus University of the Witwatersrand, Braamfontein - Parking: Please park in Senate House Basement Parking (entrance in Jorissen Street) - Tickets: R40 on pre-sale from R50 at the door (subject to availability) - Cash bar will be available - For more information about the Choir, please visit our website at - For directions to the University, please visit the Wits website:
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1-Minute Hip Hop Battles set to ignite Moshito ’08!
If you think you’ve got the rhymes, beats, moves and more to make an impact on South Africa’s hip-hop scene then get over to the Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition on Saturday September 13th for the Moshito ‘08’s 1-Minute Hip Hop Battles.
Moshito ‘08’s 1-Minute Hip Hop Battles are divided into five different categories – offering everyone in the genre a chance to impress.
Freestyling, Beat Boxing, Dancing, DJing and producing are the categories and entrants need to register between 09h00 and 09h45 to be part of the Moshito ’08 1-Minute Hip Hop Battle, which takes place from 10h00 to noon.
Winners in each category will be judged by the audience response and there will also be invited individuals from some of the country’s top record labels who will be on a talent scouting mission at the event.
A book about the music industry is up for grabs for each winner in the five categories.
Also of interest for hip-hop fans are the two movies being shown on Saturday – ‘Counting Heads’ and ‘Movers and Shakers’.
Saturday September 13th is a public day at the country’s premier music industry event and entrance into Moshito ’08 is free, giving anyone with an interest in the music industry a chance to visit the exhibition of close to 50 organisations, and take part in the information sessions on offer. These include ‘Preserving Our Musical Heritage’ and ‘Mixing for Digital Surround 5.1’.
The free public days at Moshito ’08 start at 1pm on Friday September 12th. Visitors to the event will be able attend several public information sessions including one on Business Arts South Africa (BASA), Self-Promotion For Artists and Sampling.
Moshito 08 takes place from Wed 10th – Sat 13th September.
Moshito is again working in partnership with key organisations in the South African music and cultural industries to increase its reach, both domestically and internationally.
SAMRO (Southern African Music Rights Organisation) is one of the founding organisations of the Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition and remains on its board, using its position to add significantly to Moshito’s growth. Also adding their weight to Moshito ’08 are IFAS (the French Institute of South Africa), BASA as well as the SABC. In addition, this year’s event sees the involvement of the national Department of Arts and Culture, the Gauteng Provincial Government, Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation and the Gauteng Economic Development Agency (GEDA). For more information go to For more on the Moshito ’08 1-Minute Hip Hop Sessions contact Sbu 083 694 4692 or Shimane on 082 939 9092.
Remember to join us Saturday Night at 10pm for Eric Alan’s Late, Late Show where you must expect the unexpected on the radio show where anything goes and probably will.
ISPA Congress Experience - apply now
The Global Engagement Initiative invites you to apply for the Congress Fellowship 2009.
The Global Engagement Initiative is one of ISPA's tools to enhance the diversity and strength of its membership and congresses. As part of this initiative, the Congress Fellowship Program invites emerging leaders in the performing arts field to benefit from the wealth of experience of the ISPA members by participating in the 2009 New York Congress.
Closing date for applications is Friday, 12th September 2008.
The following criteria will be used in awarding Congress Fellowship to applicants: must be professionally employed in the performing arts field; have minimum 5 years full time professional arts, administration / leadership experience and demonstrate a need for financial support, if applicant is granted a Congress Fellowship, the applicant is required to fully participate in Transformation: Art as an Agent for Change, ISPA's 61st Annual Congress in New York City on January 13 - 15 2009 (including an oral and written reflection on the experience).
Particular attention will be paid to applicants from South America, Africa, India and Malaysia though applications from all regions will be considered. Forms can be downloaded from and for more information contact Dominique Sarrazin on or 212 206 8490 Ext 203.
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Arts Alive opening rocks Jozi
Arts Alive got off to an appropriately sunny start this weekend, with all events recording sold-out houses all round.
Newtown’s Dance Factory which hosted Romeo & Juliet, choreographed by award-winning Dada Masilo, assisted by PJ Sabbagha and Gregory Maqoma played out to capacity audiences on each of the three shows held over the weekend of 6th September.
Keeping up with the theme, Indian band Indian Ocean played to sold-out audiences at the Blues Room in Sandton on the 5th and 6th of September – the rock/jazz quartet, accompanied by rising star Sam Mtukudzi on the 6th, were warmly received by Johannesburg audiences, many of had to be turned away, as both shows were completely oversubscribed.
A sunny Sunday set the tone for a languorous day on Zoo Lake at the annual Jazz on the Lake concert, held this year in celebration of the City of Johannesburg’s 80th birthday. The concert, which took place on Sunday, September 7th, was a jubilant welcome to spring - complete with picnic baskets, sunglasses, and the requisite celebratory atmosphere! Jimmy Dludlu, Sam Mtukudzi, Zamajobe, Don Laka, Indian Ocean and Simphiwe Dana performed to an enraptured crowd of over 15,000 people who came out to participate in the festivities and wish Jozi 80 more years of growth and prosperity.
As the month rolls out, Arts Alive continues to offer even more quality entertainment. The Speak the Mind Poetry Night, featuring a range of local and international artists on September 13th promises to deliver an evening of the finest wordsmiths to Jozi audiences. The musical component of Arts Alive, featuring R&B vocalist Tamia and Eliades Ochoa, co-founder of the Bueno Vista Social Club, is also sure to set Jozi nights afire on September 26th and 27th when they play two nights each at Mary Fitzgerald Square and the Bassline respectively.
Whack Jobs comedy night, presented by John Vlismas, and featuring Jozi’s sharpest comics is another must-do on the Arts Alive calendar. Taking place on 20th of September at the Bassline, the evening features Joburg comedians Loyiso Gola, Al Prodgers, Krijay Govender, Alyn Adams, Kedibone Malaudzi and Mum-Z.
The Late Nights in Newtown aspect of Arts Alive ensure that the vibe rocks on once Eliades and Tamia have done their thing – various venues in and around Newtown will host must-see performances from artists from all over the world – Cappello’s will host Brazilian hip hop outfit Movimento na Rua, the world renowned Robert Bachner Quartet will perform at Nikki’s and DJ Cajus will entertain Fuel Café’s audiences. Brixton’s House of Ntsako will host Guadeloupe’s Admiral-T, Admiral and Jahseed in a dancehall reggae mash-up, and Sophiatown audiences are sure to be mesmerised by jazz crooner Catherine Lambert’s dulcet tones and velvety delivery. Japan’s own DJ Krush will bring the house down at Carfax, for good measure – ensuring that all tastes are catered for over the final weekend of Arts Alive – the 26th and 27th of September.
As the various programmes planned for Arts Alive draw nearer, organizers urge audiences to book their spaces early, as ticket sales are moving quite swiftly. Judging from the warm reception given to the opening weekends events, Arts Alive has become a ‘must-do’ item on Jozi’s cultural calendar – so as summer rolls in, make sure you’ve reserved a space at your event of choice, and get your slice of an incredible offering of local and international arts and culture, courtesy of Arts Alive.
• The Arts Alive September Festival is hosted by the City of Joburg in partnership with the Department of Arts & Culture, the Indian Consulate, the Department of Arts & Culture, the SABC. 
• All tickets are available at Computicket. 
• The Arts Alive September Festival takes place from September 4th – 27th 2008. 
• For more information, please refer to
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The Things We Carry With Us
The Tshwane Dance Theatre, under the artistic direction of Mandla Mcunu, is now resident at the UJ Arts Centre and will be presenting The Things We Carry With Us - an exciting season of new works featuring three of South Africa’s outstanding award winning choreographers.
Gregory Maqoma created PALE in 2007 and it was a great success at the Pretoria season. “Needs to be seen by Jo’burg audiences” – quote Pinto Ferreira.
PJ Sabbagha is creating a new work, Still Life and Timothy Le Roux is creating With Stones in Place of their Hearts.
This triple bill will be presented at the Aardklop National Arts Festival on the main festival at the Central Primary School on 3 October at 17:50 and 4 October at 09:30.
Then a season will be presented at the Dance Factory from 10 – 12 October with performances on Friday 10th at 19:30, Saturday 11th at 18:00 and Sunday 12th at 14:30.
Ticket Prices: Adults: R60, Under 18’s: R30; Pensioners, Students and groups of 10 or more: R45 Booking is at COMPUTICKET or
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Samson Mudzunga plays a Fish Drum from Lake Fundudzi with a Once-off Performance - Heritage Day 24 September 2008. The performance starts 12pm noon to 2pm Johannesburg Art Gallery
Legendary drum-maker Samson Mudzunga will be presenting his latest performance: Fish Drum from Lake Fundudzi. The two-hour performance will incorporate the domba, malende and tshikona dances. During the performance Mudzunga will also re-enact his arrest after an altercation with Venda chiefs. The drum that Mudzunga will be using for this performance is large enough for him to fit inside. The drum was made from wood drawn from the spiritually charged waters of Lake Fundudzi in Limpopo.
Samson Mudzunga is a self-taught artist who was born near Lake Fundudzi in 1938. He has been exhibiting his work since 1988. Much of his works are based on over-sized drums, which he uses during his performances. These drums are also adaptations of traditional drums used during various Venda ceremonies such as initiation rituals.
By transforming these drums both in form and conceptually to new and often non-sacral uses, Mudzunga straddles the divide between traditional art and contemporary art. For instance one of Mudzunga performances involves him being buried in one of the drums only to be ‘resurrected’ afterwards. Through such performances Mudzunga re-enacts birth and death: notions that are also often invoked in initiation rituals. By so doing however, he has challenged traditional authority, which has put him at loggerheads with Venda chiefs.
With several dancers, costumes and drumming and are not only visually saturated but also emotionally overwhelming.
Mudzunga has shown in various galleries and museums locally and internationally. He has also been featured in numerous catalogues and was one of the artists whose monologues have been published under the title of Taxi Art Series by David Krut Publishing. For more information contact: Khwezi Gule 011 725 3130
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Crazy Diamond – A Tribute to Pink Floyd
Rock lovers and die-hard fans of one of the most successful rock bands of all time will soon have the chance to thrill to the sounds of Pink Floyd when “Crazy Diamond” takes to the stage for 5 shows only at The Victory Theatre from 18th – 21st September 2008.
The brain child of veteran director, Richard H Nosworthy, “Crazy Diamond” will take audiences on a scintillating 2 hour journey following the history of Pink Floyd, as seen through the eyes of Roger Keith Barrett – aka Syd to his friends – and paying tribute to him. Barrett was one of the founding members of Pink Floyd, and even though he only stayed with the band for the first two years, his influence on the band continued long after his departure through their following 40 years or so existence.
The show runs at the Victory Theatre, Houghton Estate for 5 shows only from 18th – 21st September so book now in order to avoid disappointment!
The shows on Thursday 18th September and Friday 19th September are at 20h00, with two shows on Saturday 20th September at 15h00 and 20h30 and on Sunday 21st September at 18h00.
Patrons can book for either the Show Only or can enjoy a mouth-watering dinner before the show in the theatre’s restaurant, and take advantage of the special dinner and show packages that are on offer at the Victory Theatre.
Ticket prices range from: R115 – R223 for show only (including Computicket charges) or R216 – R300 (including Computicket charges) for their various dinner and show packages.
Bookings can be made by contacting the Victory Theatre Box Office on 011 728 9603 or through Computicket.
DO NOT MISS OUT – book now for the greatest rock show to be seen in Gauteng! For more information, log onto
“Crazy Diamond” will continue on its countrywide tour after this Johannesburg season, visiting Cape Town where it will perform at the BMW Pavilion Theatre from 26 – 28 September.
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“Crazy Diamond” will then travel on to Aardklop where it will perform at the Elgro Hotel Hall from 1st – 4th October 2008. Bookings are already open at Computicket and selling fast.
Other dates around the country including Mossel Bay, Pretoria and Namibia are currently being negotiated and finalized – details will be available soon! Watch this space for details.
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The Jonny Cooper Big Band's Swing Safari concert set for Aardklop
The much anticipated 'Swing Safari' concert to be performed by the legendary Jonny Cooper Big Band at Aardklop in October
On Saturday October 4th 2008 at 8pm, festivalgoer’s at the annual Aardklop Festival in Potchefstroom can ready themselves for the Jonny Cooper Big Band’s 'Swing Safari' concert under the baton of Jonny Cooper himself, with direction by Maralin Vanrenen. The event will capture the nostalgia and unique energy of the Big Band era that has enjoyed renewed popularity since the release of swing hits recorded by stars such as Robbie Williams, Michael Buble and Harry Connick Junior.
In 'Swing Safari', the Jonny Cooper Big Band move away from the stereotypical ‘American Songbook’ and rework some of South Africa’s best-known songs into the 1940’s swing style, performed by some of our best artists and paying tribute to the finest composers and songwriters of that era. Patrons can look forward to hits such as Nico Carsten’s world hit 'Zambezi', Danie Bosman’s 'Net ’n Stille Uurtjie' and 'In die Skadu van Ou Tafelberg', Jan Pohl’s 'Sawends', as well as songs like 'Mama Thembu’s Wedding', 'Meadowland', 'Suikerbossie' and the 'Penny Whistle' Song.
Earlier this year, the world-renowned Jonny Cooper Orchestra was awarded the prestigious Big Band Hall of Fame Award that recognizes and honours the orchestra for perpetuating, promoting and performing with integrity the sounds of the Big Band Era.
Maralin Vanrenen’s directorial career spans twenty-eight years and includes top productions such as Cats and Chicago. A fantastic combination of top South African soloists and groups will perform in 'Swing Safari' with the Jonny Cooper Big Band - Brandon October, Gloria Bosman, Timothy Moloi, Jolette Odendaal, Anna Davel, Louis Loock, the Afrika Mamas and Cutt Glas.
Brandon October became known as the runner-up in South Africa’s very first Idols competition. Today he is one of our country’s most loved, versatile and energetic artists. Gloria Bosman is probably one of our most exciting artists and has already performed with a number of South African icons. She is also known for her performances with Coenie de Villiers and most recently with Zanne Stapelberg in 'Divas on a String' featuring DNA Strings.
Timothy Moloi studied at the Ohio Wesleyan University in the USA and was seen in the Barnyard Theatre production, His Way: a Tribute to Frank Sinatra. He regularly performs with the Jonny Cooper Big Band. Jolette Odendaal made her professional debut as a member of the A Capella group Cutt Glas. She also performed on the box office hit Big Band Blast in 2003 and is currently focusing on her solo career.
Former Cutt Glas member Anna Davel is a Jazz crooner of note and has established herself as an artist, singer and lyricist. She won the ATKV Crescendo competition in 1997 and also boasts a SAMA music award. Louis Loock hails from Stellenbosch and is one of South Africa’s most promising tenors. He regularly performs at corporate functions, festivals and other events and is currently focusing on his solo career as well as his career as member of the brand new group Romanz.
The Afrika Mamas are mostly known for their performances with Dozi and Jannie Moolman. Their involvement with Swing Safari will bring out the truly unique South African rhythms and sound in a pure and genuine manner without pretence. Completing the performer line-up will be the female A Capella group Cutt Glas who will be celebrating their 20th year together next year and who need no introduction our audiences. Their latest CD, 'Vlymskerp' will also be launched at Aardklop this year.
The 'Swing Safari' cd, with musical arrangement by Andrew Ford, will be available when the Swing Safari concert premières their once off show in Cape Town at the Grand Arena at GrandWest on the 27th November 2008. Watch the press for details.
In true Big Band style, 'Swing Safari' has been made possible by Huisgenoot and MiWay and Mango Airlines is sponsoring the flights of the orchestra to Aardklop. Booking is via Computicket or 083 915 8000.
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12th Poetry Africa international poetry festival
29 September to 4 October promises to be a stirring week of words, rhymes, performance and ideas, as the 12th Poetry Africa international poetry festival ignites Durban with over twenty poets from around South Africa, Africa, and the world.
Hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts, Poetry Africa’s intensive weeklong programme kicks off with a pre-festival showcase of Durban poets at The Workshop Shopping Centre’s Amphitheatre on 28 September at 11h00. The showcase forms part of the Imagine Africa initiative, which seeks to create platforms for challenging stereotypical ideas of Africa and imagining a better continent. The week encompasses introductory performances by the full line-up of participating poets at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on opening night 29 September, and will thereafter feature 5 poets every evening, through to 3 October, before the rousing Festival Finale at the BAT Centre on 4 October.
Saturday, 4 October sees a full day of activities at the BAT Centre, which includes poetry workshops, open mic opportunities, the Durban SlamJam with Sakhile Shabalala, Lexikon, Ngonyama, and American slammers, Kesed Ragin and Tahani Salah, all culminating with the Festival Finale on Saturday night.
Apart from the evening performances at the Sneddon and the BAT, a packed daily programme includes performances, seminars, workshops, poetry competitions, and school road shows.
The full programme of activities, plus participant bios and photos, is available on Enquiries to 031 260 2506.
Organised by the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal), the 12th Poetry Africa festival is supported by the Department of Arts and Culture, Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation (HIVOS), Royal Netherlands Embassy, Stichting Doen, National Arts Council, Pro-Helvetia Arts Council of Switzerland, French Institute of South Africa, African Synergy Book Café, and the City of Durban.
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Dear Friends,
This is just a reminder that we will be having our Music, Arts and Culture evening this SUNDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER at our NEW VENUE - 85 MAIN ROAD, CLAREMONT (ABOVE TINROOF AND ADULT WORLD).
As from this Sunday, the format will be changing to a "SUPPER CLUB" format. You have a choice to EITHER pre-book for the MEAL at R60 per person plus the donation of R40 per person at the door OR if you only want to enjoy the music, you will pay the donation of R40 per person. On the menu this Sunday is a lovely Carvery prepared by Arlene Bredeveldt from "XSeed". Please note that we will be having tables that can accommodate 10 people at a time - so you will be sharing a table with other people unless you book a table of 10 for you and your friends.
This Sunday we will be having MARK FRANSMAN AND "STRAIT & NARRO" featuring Buddy Wells, Lee Thompson, Melanie Scholtz, Gavin Minter and Wesley Rustin and THE GLENN ROBERTSON JAZZ BAND sharing the stage. For parking - we would suggest that you park in Stadium on Main, as it is closest to our venue. We cannot provide security in Stegman Road.
Looking forward to welcoming you to our new venue.
Warm regards
Glenn Robertson
Kaleidoscope; Tel: 27-21-674 5761 Email: / Fax: 086 536 5761
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Hanepoot & the Biggish Band, like the rest of 'Slaapstad', is slowly emerging from winter hibernation, having taken a break from regular rehearsing and performing for the first time in 7 years . . . and will be appearing at the Silvertree Restaurant, Kirstenbosch on Sunday September 14 as part of Kirstenbosch's Johnnie Walker Winter Concert Series for 2008. As usual we'll be featuring some great soloists: Bruce Muirhead on guitar, Lee Thomson on trumpet, George Werner on piano, Jasper Cook on trombone, Chris Tokalon on tenor, Storm de Klerk on alto and 'Hanepoot' himself. The Silvertree Restaurant is a great venue with naturally good sound, and the restaurant has an excellent menu. We have performed here before and thoroughly enjoyed it. This early evening Sunday dinner slot is extremely "gesellig" and is just the way to finish off the weekend in a groovily relaxed way. Tickets for Sunday's gig are R100, which includes a welcome drink, soup & bread. Booking is essential on 021-762-9585. The restaurant is open from 18h00 and the show starts at 18h45. More info at and
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Fogey’s Railway House Restaurant
Sunday 14th September 08
Lunch Jazz: Amanda Tiffin
It is always special to have the talented Amanda Tiffin at Fogeys for Sunday Lunch entertainment. Her presence and performance creates such a warm atmosphere at Fogeys to compliment a Sunday lunch. Come Enjoy the ambience of Fogeys and the magical music of Amanda on Vocals and Keyboard and the legendary Dave Ledbetter on guitar to accompany Amanda
The last gig was a complete sell-out!! Don’t miss this!! South Africa singer-songwriter, composer and guitarist Donovan Copley lead HOT WATER. The band was formed out of a desire to bring together diverse collaborations and place them on a platform under one name. Hot Water must easily be one of the most exciting music projects to come out of SA recently. Its concoction of homespun melodies and esoteric clarity makes for a welcome mix of African warmth and Eastern wisdom. Cover R40 Music starts at 8pm
Main Road Muizenberg - Tel: 021 7883252 Fax: 021 7883251 - -
Remember to join us Saturday Night at 10pm for Eric Alan’s Late, Late Show where you must expect the unexpected on the radio show where anything goes and probably will.
Green Dolphin,
Wed 10th: Alvin Dyers Trio - great guitarist in the Cape Jazz and jazz tradition. Hot trio
Thurs 11th: Gary Hendrickse Trio - Great pianist, huge repertoire of standards and evergreens. Strong trio with Basil Moses on double bass
Fri 12th and Sat 13th: Shannon Mowday Quartet - After touring the world the past year, this superb saxophonist is back for a short visit. Catch this musical gem before she leaves again swing, funk and a little African jazz
Sun 14th: Bokani Dyer Trio – great up and coming young piano player and composer. Standards and originals
Mon 15th: Sammy Hartman Trio – this fantastic piano player is possibly one of South Africa’s finest, has toured the world with his explosive style of swing and cape jazz
Victoria & Alfred Arcade, Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. Booking for dining is essential. Lounge is first come, first seated. Call 021 421 7471 for more information. Email Ralph at Website:
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COMPETITION #2 – Question 1: How old was Hiromi when her childhood classical piano teacher played an Oscar Peterson vinyl LP for her
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Why not treat yourself and the family to a scrumptious jazz brunch at Cape Town’s favourite breakfast spot, the Winchester Mansions Hotel – Sea Point’s leading beachfront boutique hotel.
Jazz lovers can feast their senses with the seductive sounds of famous Cape Town jazz bands – a different band performs every week. The live Jazz music creates the perfect atmosphere and mood to start the new week in a positive and relaxed frame of mind. The mouth-watering buffet includes culinary delights from traditional breakfast delicacies and a salad bar to a lavish hot carvery and unashamedly decadent desserts.
Date for Sunday Jazz Brunches: - Please Note: Bands are subject to change
14 September 2008 - Sylvia Mdunyelwa
21 September 2008 - Amanda Tiffin featuring Andrew Ford
28 September 2008 - Maurice Gawronsky featuring China
This laid back brunch is held every Sunday from 11:00 - 14:00 and costs R185 per person, inclusive of a glass of bubbly on arrival and a complimentary Sunday Newspaper per table. To book your table contact Tel: (021) 434 2351 or send an email to
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Cape Town Vocalist Nicky Schrire sent me her gig info so here are her upcoming gig dates:
Sunday 28 September, 7:30pm, Nassau Center, Groote Schuur
Tickets available from Cliff Wallis 021 761 2726
First Set: The Fred Kuit Trio - Second Set: The Nicky Schrire Quintet featuring Nicky Schrire (vocals), Bokani Dyer (piano), Shane Lee Cooper (bass), Kevin Gibson (drums) and Christopher Engel (saxophone)
Monday 27 October, 2pm, College of Music - Free Entry, Open to the Public
Bachelor of Music Performance Final Recital: My final undergraduate exam will combine jazz standards, songs with a more modern flare and songs that are close to my heart. Featuring Nicky Schrire, Bokani Dyer, Shane Lee Cooper, Heinrich Goosen and other guests.
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September 10 to 13, 2008 sees the Kalk Bay Theatre presents something completely different, THE HA! MAN IN CONCERT. Francois le Roux, a.k.a. the HA! Man enchants and astonish audiences the world over with his cello, original electronic accompaniments, keyboard, voice and dances. His music reflects his Southern African roots and his spontaneous approach challenges conventional ideas in both the serious and commercial music environment. He has created numerous soundtracks for plays, films and poetry performances and his talents brought him distinguished appointments such as music direction for the South African National Woman of the Year Gala (2001, 2002) and the 2004 "Ukkasie" Festival's Royal Albert Hall event in London. Touted as one of South Africa's top musical talents and a groundbreaking cellist/music creator, he operates independently, travelling about 80 000 km a year by car in four continents. Visit his website for more and some video clips as well - Booking is open call the booking line on 073-2205430 or email visit the website at
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The Prisoners of Strange with Siya Makuzeni: voice, trombone; Marcus Wyatt: trumpet; Carlo Mombelli: bass & soundscapes; Lloyd Martin: drums. Friday 12 September - 9pm - Tickets at the door – R50
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The ever-popular Vaal Jazz by the River enters its 14th year. Held at the banks of Vaal River in Vereeniging, Dickenson Park. T Musicman, the Sedibeng and Emfuleni Municipalities have combined forces to bring top-notch music to local fans and to attract visitors to the area. So get ready to pack your picnic baskets. Salif Keita, Hugh Masekela, Gloria Bosman, Ringo and Bhudaza head up the artist line-up and they will be supported by other local and national bands and jazz lovers who have been starving to watch live music outdoors because of the chilly winter, which is now behind us, are in for a treat at the Dickenson Park.
Booking is now open for the Durban International Blues and Jazz Festival, which will take place at Wilson’s Wharf and Festival Island from the 23rd to the 28th September, as one of the official events in this year’s Celebrate Durban Programme.
Celebrating Heritage Day this year, the festival offers a blend of Blues as well as Jazz. Various venues at Wilson’s Wharf will be hosting artists during the week 23 – 26 September from 6pm at no charge.
However, the legendary Brian Finch will be resident at the Catalina Theatre at this time but there is an entrance fee to the theatre.
The week culminates on Festival Island with the Jazz Summit on Sat 27th Sep at 7pm and the Blues Summit on Sunday 28th Sep – also at 7pm.
Entrance to these events will be R 80 per head and tickets are available from Strictly Tickets ( or the Strictly Tickets Call Centre 087 940 1934/7 or at the door although early purchase is advised due to limited seating.
The Saturday Jazz Heritage Program Line up will showcase the best of Busi Mhlongo as the headline artist.
Sunday’s Blues Heritage Day performances include many favourites and to name but a few - our favourite sons of international acclaim, Dan Patlansky who will anchor the Blues Summit with his subtle brand of guitar playing, as well as Albert Frost from Cape Town.
Wills Blues Band will be back again as will popular Vana van Heerden (Pretoria. Other formidable names include the members of the all-star jam band "Travelling in Hope" comprising Jeff Sutton (New Orleans), Madala Kunene, (SA) and members of Busi Mhlongo's band as well as members of Joyous Celebration, a nationally known Maskandi Gospel band.
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Sleeping Beauty and that little prick
Now in its 12th year, Durban’s ADULT Panto team returns with a brand new take on a classic fairy tale. AND for the festive season Durban has a new supper venue – THE BOHO – next door to BeanBag Bohemia in Windemere Road.
Enjoy a good meal and a show (or just the show alone) with full bar service in the heart of Durban’s party land.
SPECIAL PRICES: Preview Week (29 Oct to 2 Nov) R150 incl meal (Show only R75); Tuesdays with Tappas Platter – R150 (Show Only R75); Sundays with adapted Show Menu - R150 (Show only R75) NO ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS ARE OFFERED ON THESE REDUCED PRICES!
Wednesday – Saturday: R200 (Show only R100)
TAILOR-MADE PACKAGES TO SUIT YOUR FESTIVE NEEDS CAN BE ARRANGED with the following menus (attached herewith): Normal Show Menu R100 + R100 (show); Full House Deluxe Menu R140 + R100 (show); Full House Super Deluxe Menu R165 + R100 (show)
THE VENUE ACCOMMODATES 160 - 16 TABLES OF 10 with the extra menu options only being available of the booking of a full house.
ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES (such as lunchtime shows with a meal at 12:30pm and a show at 2pm) will be arranged for a minimum booking of 100 people.
Bulk booking for this year’s ADULT Panto is available from Going Places at 031 309 1841 or 083 250 2690.
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JIMMY DLUDLU IN CONCERT - Tuesday, September 23 at 6pm
Celebrated jazz musician Jimmy Dludlu takes to the stage in the Imbizo Room at Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom on Tuesday, September 23 at 6pm. Jimmy Dludlu's style includes wide-ranging influences, combining both traditional and modern elements of jazz drawn from among others Wes Montgomery, George Benson and Pat Metheny, to South African legends Miriam Makeba, Letta Mbulu, Hugh Masekela, Themba Mokwena, and Allen Kwela. He is particularly drawn to the sounds of west- and central Africa, as well as Latin America, but says jazz remains his first love. His numerous original compositions fall within the tradition of what has been loosely termed Afro-Jazz.
Corporate tickets for tables of 12 seats for the Sibaya concert are available at R4200 and this includes the 12 tickets, a three course buffet meal, two bottles of wine per table to share and a welcome drink. (The organiser of each corporate table will receive a R500 Aqua dinner Voucher and two foot massage vouchers from Mangwanani Private African Day Spa.) Single tickets are also available at R350, which includes the show, a three course buffet meal, and welcome drink. For more information or to book 031 580 5555
Dizzy's Club Coca Cola Jazz vocalist Linda Ciofalo Appearing at Jazz @ Lincoln Center’s 4th Annual Diet Coke Women in Jazz Festival Monday, September 22, 2008 One Set: 9:30 p.m.
The Linda Ciofalo Quintet will make its debut performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 4th Annual Diet Coke Women in Jazz Festival on Monday, September 22 at 9:30pm Featured in her quintet will be John DiMartino, piano; Marcus McLaurine, bass; Joel Frahm, soprano and tenor saxes and Alvester Garnett, drums. Her repertoire ranges from such diverse sources as bluesman John Lee Hooker to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway. Her voice can be both hard-hitting and gutsy, or lend itself to pure romance.
FREE Afternoon Jazz Performances on Selected SATURDAYS at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola - October 4 * November 1 * December 6 * February 7 * March 7
Saturday, October 4, 2008; Tenor Battle featuring Andy Farber & Lance Murphy Rhythm section: Adam Birnbaum (piano), Kengo Nakamura (bass), Ulysses Owens (bass)
12:30pm & 2:30pm
Saturday, November 1, 2008 Alto Battle featuring Lakecia Benjamin & Sharel Cassity Rhythm section: Adam Birnbaum (piano), Kengo Nakamura (bass), Ulysses Owens (bass)
12:30pm & 2:30pm
Saturday, December 6, 2008 Vibraphone Battle featuring Warren Wolf & Eric Nemeyer 
Rhythm section: Adam Birnbaum (piano), Ari Roland (bass), Ulysses Owens (bass)
12:30pm & 2:30pm
Saturday, February 7, 2009 Piano Battle – Artists TBA 12:30pm & 2:30pm
Saturday, March 7, 2009 Artists TBA 12:30pm & 2:30pm
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 5th floor, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, on Broadway at 60th St., New York City. (212) 258-9595 or visit
Jazz at Lincoln Center continues the tradition of “Jazz Battles,” the competition between musicians to prove who’s got the best “chops.” Jazz at Lincoln Center welcomes the community to attend these events free of charge.
CONTACT: Scott H. Thompson, Assistant Director, Public Relations (212) 258-9807, For more information, visit
Remember to join us Saturday Night at 10pm for Eric Alan’s Late, Late Show where you must expect the unexpected on the radio show where anything goes and probably will.
Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant
WEDNESDAY SEPT 10 - THE BAD PLUS 10pm shows only $10! An EXPLOSIVE 
SEPT 18, 19 & 20 Puerto Rico GOLDEN JAZZ ALL-STARS
1330 Fillmore St. and Eddy, San Francisco - Call 415.655.5600 - Visit the Website at
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Ronnie Scott’s - SEPTEMBER Performance Listing
8 - 10; Mica Paris
11 - 13; Ola Onabule
14; Funk-Affair featuring Louise Pollock
15 - 20; Guy Barker Orchestra
15 / 16; Empirical
17 / 18; Ian Shaw
19 / 20; Ross Stanley Organ Trio
47 Frith Street, London W1 - Reservations: 020 7439 0747 -
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Moshito Music Conference
Museum African, Newtown Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg; 10-13 September
ACSA Disability 2008 Expo and Conference
Gallagher Estate, Midrand, Johannesburg; 11 - 13 September
The Franchise & Business Opportunities Expo - FBOE - Johannesburg
Gallagher Estate, Johannesburg; 12-14 September
SA’s International Scrapbook Convention, The Convention highlights and promotes the latest scrapbook trends and is solely dedicated to the Scrapbook enthusiast.
Sandston Convention Centre, Johannesburg; 13 - 14 September 
XXV International Association of Science Parks [IASP] The World Conference is the first IASP Conference to be held in Africa and will be hosted by The Innovation Hub – Africa’s first fully accredited Science Park. Sandston Convention Centre, Johannesburg; 14 – 17 September
The International Science, Innovation and Technology Exhibition - INSITE 2008 A Department of Science and Technology initiative, is South Africa’s premier science and technology event providing an international showcase for innovative science and technology solutions to some of the world’s most pressing social and economic challenges; 15 – 17 September
First annual Kenya Trade Fair and Conference
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg; 19-21 September
SARCDA Cape 2008
The Market Hall, Grand West Casino, Cape Town; 20-22 September
Global LNG
- The complete supply chain
Cape Town; 22-25 September
Cape Wine 2008 - Wines of South Africa presents the fifth biennial Cape Wine international trade show with over 300 wineries, cutting edge seminars, and the best of Cape cuisine and lifestyle
Cape Town International Convention Centre; 23 - 25 September
Homemakers Expo
Bloemfontein Show Grounds, Bloemfontein; 25-28 September
FOSS4G (Free Open Source Software 4 Geospatial)
Cape Town International Convention Centre; 29 September - 03 October
Trading and Operations within the International Oil Markets
Cape Town; 30 September - 3 October
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2008 has been declared by the United Nations as: International Year of Languages, International Year of Planet Earth, International Year of The Potato, International Year of Sanitation
2008 is also the Year of the Rat (Chinese Calendar)
FRIDAY September 12 is . . . . .
International Youth Day; National Pet Memorial Day; National Chocolate Milkshake Day; Video Game day; Fantastic Four Debuted; National Policewoman Day; National Chocolate Milkshake Day; Lassie Day, marking the debut of the TV show on this date in 1954. Through the years, the cast included six different Lassies, Tommy Rettig, Cloris Leachman, and June Lockhart; Video Games Day, a day for kids to thank their parents for all the cartridges and quarters; Josie and the Pussycats Day, marking their debut on this date in 1970. The popular cartoon was spawned from Archie comics.
SATURDAY September 13 is . . . . .
Chinese Moon Festival; Fortune Cookie Day in San Francisco, birthplace of the fortune cookie; Defy Superstition Day; International Chocolate Day; Barbershop Day; Positive Thinking Day; National Peanut Day; "Law & Order" Day. The popular TV series premiered on this date in 1990. None of the original cast remains on the series; Muppet Day, marking the TV premier of "The Muppet Show" on this date in 1976, hosted by Kermit the Frog of "Sesame Street," Jim Henson puppet characters included Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and The Great Gonzo. The show lasted five seasons in 100 countries. "Muppet Babies," a Saturday morning cartoon show followed for eight years; Positive Thinking Day; Scooby Doo Day, marking the premier of the popular Saturday cartoon series, "Scooby Doo, Where Are You?"
SUNDAY September 14 is . . . . .
International Parental Guidance Day; National Cream-filled Donut Day; Pet Memorial Day; TV's 'The Waltons' Debuted (1972); Eat A Hoagie Day; Hug a Crabby Stranger Day; Doodle Soup Day; "The Waltons" Day, marking the TV show’s debut on this date in 1972; "The Golden Girls" Day, marking the TV show's debut on this date in 1985; San Jacinto Day in Nicaragua, marking the 1856 defeat of U.S. invader William Walker.
MONDAY September 15 is . . . . .
Software Freedom Day; Wife Appreciation Day; Wear a Felt Hat Day; National Thank-You Day; National Care Givers Day; International Sing-out Day; National POW/MIA Recognition Day; TV's 'The Lone Ranger' (Debuted in 1949); Make a Hat Day. Your choice: Make a Serious Hat Day or Make a Goofy Hat Day; Responsible Dog Owners Day. Local observance dates may vary; Big Whopper Liar's Day in New Harmony, Indiana; Independence Day in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
TUESDAY September 16 is . . . . .
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer; Stay Away From Poffadder Day; Collect Rocks Day; National Working Parents Day; General Motors Day (first auto released in 1908); Wrinkled Raincoat Day (No Need for an Umbrella Day); International Eat an Apple Day; International Coastal Cleanup day; Trail of Tears Commemoration Day; Stop the World Day, a day to pause, calm down, be nice, and plant a seed; Women's Friendship Day; Roadrunner Day. Wile E. Coyote and The Roadrunner debuted in movie theatres on this date in 1949. Chuck Jones created the characters as a parody of "Tom & Jerry." Mel Blanc was the Coyote's voice until his death in 1989. Maurice LaMarche is the Coyote today; National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day; Independence Day in Mexico
Week 1: National Arbour Week; Fight Procrastination Week; Pharmacy Week; Back Week; Deaf Awareness Week; Kidney Awareness Week; International Enthusiasm Week; National Childhood Injury Prevention Week;
Week 2: Grandparents Week; Stroke Week; 5-A-Day Week; Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week; International Housekeeper's Week; National Rehabilitation Week; National Singles Week; National Clean Hands Week; National Farm Week; Ranch Safety Week; Health Week; Prostate Cancer Awareness Week; National Love Your Files Week;
Week 3: Be A Good Citizen Week; National Dog Week; National Flower Week; Deaf Awareness Week; National Childcare Week; National Farm Safety Week; School Internet Safety Week; Women in Construction Week; Farm Animals Awareness Week;
Week 4: Good Neighbour Week; World Retina Week; Older Persons Awareness Week; Fall Hat Week; National Singles Week; Hooray for National Imperfection Week
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Food Holidays:
International Potato Month; Better Breakfast Month: International Honey Month; Biscuit Month; Rice Month: Apple Month; Mushroom Month: Chicken Month; Wine Month; Ethnic Foods Month; Food Allergy Awareness Month; National Ice Cream Sandwich Month; Organic Harvest Month
African Origins Month; Albinism Awareness Month; Baby Safety Month; Better Breakfast Month, eat a hearty, healthy one each day; Biscuit Month, show the ones you lover you can do it; Blueberry Popsicle Month; Chicken Month, make up as many new recipes as you can; Childhood Cancer Month; Children's Good Manners Month; Classical Music Month; Cholesterol Awareness Month; Coupon Month, get clipping today to save; Courtesy Month, be kind and nice to all around you; Hat Month show your fashion sense and wear a few this month; Heart Awareness Month; Heritage Month (South Africa);Honey Month; Hug a Breakfast Chef Month; International Square Dancing Month; Mould Awareness Month; Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month; National Heart Awareness Month; Piano Month; Self Improvement Month; Tourism Month (South Africa); Women’s Health Month - CANSA - Cervical Cancer Awareness; World Literacy Month; National Hispanic Heritage Month begins today;
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Today's 'Confused-Us' saying...
A small good deed is better then the grandest intention
Random Thought...
Chivalry: going about releasing beautiful maidens from other men's castles, and taking them back to your own castle
Another Random thought...
One man with courage makes a majority. - Andrew Jackson
And Another Random Thought...
The vine Jane! No the vine! Aaiiieeeee
Still Another Random thought...
Why Iraq wants an atomic bomb: Already spent a lot of money on a beautiful leather atomic bomb case
Yet Another Random thought...
When an agnostic dies, does he go to the Great Perhaps?
Murphy's Law of the Day...
If the person isn't taken, there's a reason. (corr to 1) - Murphy's Love Laws
Computer Tagline...
Milhouse, we live in the age of cooties!" - Bart Simpson
Today's Steven Wright Joke...
My dog was fun when he was a puppy. I named him Stay. When I'd call him I'd say C'mere Stay C'mere Stay and he'd go like this (FILL IN THE MOVEMENT YOURSELF). He's a lot smarter than that now. Now when I call him he just ignores me and keeps on typing."
Today's 'You Might Be A Redneck If' (tm) Joke...
Being designated driver means you're limited to a six-pack
Today's Whacky Word...
BRAZEL (brah' zul) n the scratch plate on a matchbook
Today's Book Hype...
Flogging in the Army: Corporal Punishment
Today's Actual Headline...
Today's Signs You Are a Computer Addict...
You've ever logged on to dalnet."
Today's Computer Glossary...
Orphan - a brat who murders his motherboard
Today's Daffy Definition...
ADMINISPHERE: The rarefied organizational layers beginning just above the rank and file. Decisions that fall from the adminisphere are often profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were designed to solve.
Today's Einstein Quote...
The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one. --Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Today's Hannibal Lecter Joke...
What's the difference between Hannibal Lecter and Jerry Falwell? The foot in Fallwell's mouth is always his own!"
Today's They Do It.
Hardware hackers are a charge
Today's Old Never Die...
OLD MAGICIANS never die they just float away
Today's Mark Twain Quote...
It is not the facts that are of chief importance, but the light thrown upon them, the meaning in which they are dressed, the conclusions, which are drawn from them, and the judgements delivered upon them
Today's Oxymoron...
Compulsory volunteering
Today's Confused Us Quote...
You'll never get dizzy doing a good turn
South African Proverb of the Day...
Abundance does not spread; famine does.
Chinese Proverb of the Day…
A dog won't forsake his master because of his poverty; a son never deserts his mother for her homely appearance.
Sesotho Proverb of the Day...
Lefu ha le jwetse. (Death may strike at any time.)

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