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Visibly growing in confidence as the set went on, Kruger’s unique voice revealed a subtle strength and a quirky toned-down high pitch. Backed by South African talents Albert Frost (guitar), Schalk Joubert (bass), Melissa van der Spuy (piano) and Kevin Gibson (drums), Kruger held her own as the voice of a super-team with a gentle folky sound.

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The luxurious sleek white interior with its cascading lights and modernised architecture makes the 15 on Orange ‘African Pride Hotel’ a truly magnificent setting for any event, especially for the annual Luxlife Red Carpet Fashion Show. The evening, created to showcase the designs of three of South Africa’s prominent designers, was immaculately co-ordinated and organised.

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Hipsters in tight, primary coloured trousers were everywhere, but in between the unkempt beards and round, thick-rimmed glasses were people of all colours and creeds, as young as 15 and old as 55, all gathered to see a cult, Brooklyn-based indie rock band in a strange hall in Wynberg opposite the municipal electricity department.

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Charl du Plessis proved to be a humorous character when speaking to the audience. Though his musical performance had been lacking, he demonstrated a deep appreciation for the piano’s technical composition and is clearly heartfelt in his aim to bring recognition to a good instrument’s value.

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The array of performances is like a queen’s banquet, feasted on by the eyes of the hungry audience. From tap dancers to cabaret girls, the flamboyant display of costumes and props adds to the perfect combination of acting and dancing.

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This small, fascinating and in-depth show – which ran at the National Arts Festival earlier in 2013 – is an exploration of complex, searing emotions. Such a vast amount of personal unprocessed emotion would be hard to put into words but makes for great dance. As such, Below My Feet is breathtaking.

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While these words of wisdom ring so true, attending an Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark concert is the closest I’ve come to seeing such a vast following of happy people, dancing in honour of the decades of their misspent youth. And there is nothing synthesized in being part of that kind of exuberance.

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Mystery was afoot. TWO:30, two new short operas from South Africa and Sweden, were to be performed in a “Secret Location”. Attendees were advised to dress warmly and to wear comfortable shoes, maybe even bring a small blanket along.

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I had a lot of firsts at the Rammstein show. For instance, it was the first time my eyebrows were scorched by a fire-breathing German. It was also the first time that a band started on time. They are of course German but given their otherwise semi-crazed behaviour I thought it was rather thoughtful of them.

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If you happen to have some time on your hands, it can get so much better. A hike up to the top of Klapmutskop, for instance, gives staggering views across swathes of forest, vineyards and all the way across to the distinct outline of Table Mountain.

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A queue of girls with perfectly straightened hair and skin-tight dresses as short as their heels were high, snaked down the road outside The Loop nightclub. A misplaced group of models? Nope, these were just the attendees of the Traffic Clothing winter collection fashion show.

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“Way ahead of her time, our female protagonist is feisty, funny and eternally optimistic, a great role model for girls everywhere. The cast, crew and entire team present a delightful, colourful and upbeat spectacle.”

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Elsabe Daneel taps into her wealth of experience as one of the country’s most diverse entertainers as she takes on her most challenging role to date. The stoic Rika’s matter-of-fact recounting of her rape ordeal is both graphic and yet touching. Her composure and self-assurance extend to more than just her outwardly middle-class sophistication, and as she rationalises other tragic chapters in her life, we begin to suspect she is silently crusading against any form of sympathy from her spectators.

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Any “horror comedy rock musical” starring Alan Committie is going to be rather heavier on the comedy than on the horror, not least when one of his co-stars – a man-eating plant named ‘Audrey II’ – is a giant spongy puppet.

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Situated on Harfield Village’s vibrant restaurant strip in Second Avenue, Zapata has rapidly become a neighbourhood favourite. Not only that, it’s now attracting people from all over Cape Town and drawing them into the Southern Suburbs – lured by the delicious smells of enchiladas, burritos and the promise of a really good margarita.

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This punk-rock tranny band has sure made an epic comeback with their electrifying, eclectic new punk rock album, The Three of Us. I could not get enough of them, and just had to buy a copy there and then. This show was absolutely mind blowing, exhilarating and classically TRANtastic!!

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Their most recent event, 2nd Wave, catered to every gamer’s desires. Over pizzas, more than 80 gamers, writers, developers and lecturers discussed forthcoming attractions, with Xbox ambassador, Glenn Alexander welcoming and thanking all guests and sponsors.

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