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Border war is retold

THE apartheid government conscripted all young white men to the armed forces; many were sent to the border. Somewhere on the Border traces their experiences.
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New leaders at Moshito helm

THE outgoing chair has set the course as the new executive takes the helm at Moshito. The conference is expected to grow, with increased funding on the way.
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Classical music meets jazz

THE fourth annual festival features jazz/classical collaborations, the world premiere of new works, chamber music concerts and, of course, a bow to Mozart, all performed by local and international greats.
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Des and Dawn still trucking

TWO shows are lined up for December by the power-couple Des and Dawn Lindberg, featuring magical storytelling and song.
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The Nutcracker on Ice

WITH high-speed leaps and awe-inspriing acrobatics, The Imperial Ice Stars are dancing their interpretation of the Christmas classic, merging ballet and ice skating into an enthralling spectacle.
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JAG welcomes youth for Sekoto Day

MORE than 100 young people toured the Johannesburg Art Gallery on Gerard Sekoto Day, learning about painting and sculpture and trying their hand at making artworks.
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Art rules the day at JAG

THE Gerard Sekoto Youth Festival will expose young Joburgers to art, through workshops and discussions, as well as examining the exhibitions at the Johannesburg Art Gallery.
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Vintage Selota at Promusica

JAZZ musician Selaelo Selota has two concerts lined up at Promusica: “Come, I will give you Selaelo, not recycled music,” he says.
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Lil Wayne and friends on stage

HIP-HOP superstars will be showing Joburg what they’re made of, with Lil Wayne joined on stage by Rick Ross, Eminem and the Young Money crew.
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Museum Africa is a favourite

JOBURG has spoken – Museum Africa has got the thumbs up from residents. This vote of confidence can be seen in rising attendance figures.
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Usher headlines Hansa concert

ORLANDO Stadium has seen its fair share of magic moments. And now Usher will be in the house too, for the Hansa Festival of Legends.
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New works for Dance Umbrella

NO fewer than 15 new works will be staged at Dance Umbrella. There will also be workshops for choreographers and dance writers.
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Vilakazi Chillers mark 16 Days

ABUSE of women and children, diabetes and HIV/Aids are being highlighted in an educational and entertaining way at regular Vilakazi Chillers.
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Opening the book on abuse

BOTH sides of the psyche of childhood wounds – victim and perpetrator – are explored in Pinky Promise. Now a book follows the photographic exhibition.
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Football in photographs

SOME of the greatest moments in South African soccer are recorded in a wide-ranging photographic exhibition, from the early days of the Johannesburg Bantu Sports Club.
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Hostel culture on show

A PHOTOGRAPHIC and oral history exhibition looks at the hostel culture, exploring how people survived and built communities in inhumane conditions.
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Textile art uncovered

THE art of quilting – or quilt as art – is just one exhibition in the international Structures in Cloth show. The others are Japanese Kimono and Japanese Ikebana.
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Lifetime awards for artists

LIFETIME Achievement Awards were handed out by the Arts and Culture Trust to three of South Africa’s most celebrated practitioners.
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Take the children to the Orient

ALADDIN sets the Genie of the lamp free, and in return, his dreams come true. This summer, take the kids to follow his magical journey on stage.
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Sharing rock art treasures

A ROCK art exhibition at Wits’ Origins Centre brings together work from four countries in an attempt to improve the preservation of this “non-renewable resource”.
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