Funny puppets take to the stage in Nelson Mandela Bay for the first time this month. Puppeteer Conrad Koch will be introducing comedy fans in The Boardwalk to what he calls “these extremely odd characters”. His alter-egos include Mr. Chester Missing (his 51% BEE partner), Ronnie (The precocious monster), and Hilary (A bad attitude ostrich). Sharing the stage on Friday, June 22 is Martin Davis, who encourages and goads his audience into heckling him, and so becoming part of the act. Davis takes no prisoners, and in the process members of the audience learn to laugh at themselves, as well as each other. And, for lighter relief, Martin has his audience on their feet as he conducts the crowd to his crazy, highly energetic and slightly manic tunes. These two can be found at the Boardwalks new Action bar, June 22, from eight thirty in the evening till late. If you want to tickle your funny bones, get down to The Boardwalk’s Action Bar for a show suited for all over eighteens. Ends. Media Release for the Boardwalk Contact: Caley Phillips Public Relations and Entertainment Manager The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World Tel: +27 41 507 7944 Fax: +27 41 507 7830 Mobile: +27 72 455 6287 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ed Richardson: 041 5823750 or 083 656 9757 More Info: Author: Siyathetha Communications from Siyathetha Communications. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: Two To gain access to Two image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: FAILED%20(Temporary%20file%20could%20not%20be%20copied.) Martin Davis Photographer: Conrad Photographer: Photographer: [/l2g] . . .
The Vodacom Funny Festival which runs at the Baxter Theatre from 11 June to 8 July presents a selection of award-winning acts of the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, together with best of local comics and a number of newcomers. The bill includes a host of international comedians, some new names and numerous local stalwarts of the industry. The Festival, now in its eighth year has run at capacity since inception. Some 20 000 comedy lovers are expected to fill the 30 performances. The Funny Festival has developed its own brand of comedy which is strong in specialty acts with a difference. The foreign contingent is headed by Londoner Kev Orkian, whose memorable performances at last year’s Funny Festival, have resulted in a recall. Kev was voted “Best Musical Comedian” at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has since been in huge demand all over the world. He returns with a new show. Mombasa born and UK raised comic Imran Yusuf, who was awarded “Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival” joins the cast. Imran’s multi-cultural background makes him an interesting comedian with a large fan base. His appearances on the Michael McIntyre Show and hard work ethic have landed him his own BBC TV show. Imran is destined to be a hit at the Festival. The Boy with Tape on his Face hails from Christchurch New Zealand, but his international acclaim and performance on the Royal Variety Show 2011 has made an international celebrity performer. He is the popular face of the Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney Comedy Festivals and the recipient of numerous international awards. Japanese comedians, Gamarjobat join the cast. The duo are winners of many awards at Festivals in Asia and Europe, the “kings of silent comedy” are so unique they are difficult to describe. They present a physical comedy master-class which develops into a perfectly choreographed feast of visual jokes. UK speed painter Jon Hicks has a unique act which thrills variety shows the world over. To say . . .
Nelson Mandela Bay’s own celebrity family, the Von Memertys, return to The Boardwalk stage by popular demand. Led by all-rounder father and well-known television personality Ian, the whole family is back to share their energy and joy of life. Mother Vivienne, with her graceful yet stylish dancing, Oscar, with his hip hop and short stop comedy and Kasvia with her big belting voice – a truly entertaining combination. The Von Memerty family performance started because Oscar and Kasvia (the kids) thought it was unfair that their parents could work together and leave them out so Ian gave them the opportunity to perform in a family performance and the audience went ballistic to say the least. The Von Memerty family will be performing at The Boardwalk Vodacom Amphitheatre for one night only, Friday, June 15 from 19h00 till late. Call 041 586 0156 to purchase your ticket for only R60.00. Ends. Media Release for the Boardwalk Contact: Caley Phillips Public Relations and Entertainment Manager The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World Tel: +27 41 507 7944 Fax: +27 41 507 7830 Mobile: +27 72 455 6287 Email: email@example.com Ed Richardson: 041 5823750 or 083 656 9757 More Info: Author: Siyathetha Communications from Siyathetha Communications. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: Three To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: [/l2g] . . .
Date Friday June 29 - Emo Adams – Jazz & pop festival Saturday June 30 – aKING - Band slam Festival Time 20h00 Venue Golden Valley Casino, Worcester Cost R120 per person per show Tickets Computicket 083 915 8000 or www.computicket.com The beautiful Breede River valley will play host to two marquee shows in June showcasing the hottest local talents in one weekend of music. On Friday, June 29, enjoy a superb triple bill of marquee entertainment starring the always popular singer, actor, entertainer, producer, Emo Adams; Donovan Dyers’ exciting top SA live band Public Opinion; and the jazz music and songs of the talented foursome The N2 Jazz Band. Multitalented crooner and comedian Emo Adams, known for his roles in District 6: The Musical will have the audience in stitches, while the experienced Public Opinion entertains with a vast range of musical styles such as funk, reggae, pop and jazz. The following night’s entertainment will see indie-pop-rockers the Graeme Watkins Project playing hits such as London Bridge and Music Affair, the operatic vocals, huge guitars and rolling drums of 3rd World Spectator; Cape Town based rock band Jesse Jordan; and top alternate rock band aKING. With so much to offer there is sure to be something to suit everyone’s musical tastes and is guaranteed to heat up a mid-winter weekend. More Info: http://www.suninternational.com/Destinations/Casinos/GoldenValley/Pages/EventsEntertainment.aspx Author: Jeni Fletcher from Corporate Image. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: Two To gain access to Two image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: [/l2g] . . .
Date Sat 7 July from 20h00 Sun 8 July from 15h00 Venue Carnival City Big Top Arena - Brakpan Cost R200 to R500 Tickets Computicket Gauteng audiences and jazz lovers especially, are in for a treat when American musicians David Sanborn and Joe Sample share the stage on 7 and 8 July at the Carnival City Big Top Arena in Brakpan. David Sanborn has been hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the greatest saxophonists of the past four decades, straddling all genres from jazz to funk, soul, pop, blues and even rock. However, he is most closely associated with Jazz, instrumental pop and R&B. Since the late 1960s this multi-award winning musician has performed with musical greats from all genres such as James Brown and Stevie Wonder to Bryan Ferry, Eric Clapton, Bobby Charles, Cat Stevens, Roger Daltrey, Paul Simon, Michael Franks, David Bowie, Kennie Loggins, Bruce Springsteen, Tommy Bolin, Bob James, James Taylor, Al Jarreau, Kenny G, George Benson, Joe Beck, Donny Hathaway, Elton John, Gil Evans, Carly Simon, Guru, Linda Ronstadt, Billy Joel, Kenny Garret, Roger Walters, Steely Dan, Ween, the Eagles, Toto and even iconic group The Grateful Dead. Pianist and composer Joe Sample has been an integral part of the jazz genre over the past 40 years. A pioneer of contemporary jazz piano, Sample uses the original sources of jazz and soul to create his personal interpretations of classics by renowned jazz composers such as Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, the Gershwins, Al Jolson, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and many more. His own classics include ‘Soul Shadows’ and ‘Spellbound’. Sample has toured and performed with many well known musicians from Marvin Gaye to Tina Turner, BB King, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Randy Crawford, Anita Baker, Andrae Crouche and many more. The show on the 7th starts at 20h00 and the show on the 8th at 15h00. Tickets are available from Computicket from R200 to R500. More Info: . . .
Date 22nd & 23rd June Venue Big Top Arena - Carnival City – Brakpan Time 20h00 Cost R250 – R520 Tickets Computicket All time great Engelbert Humperdinck will be performing at Carnival City on 22 and 23 June 2012. He may be 75 years old but all time great Engelbert Humperdinck is far from a ‘has been’, he has just been chosen to represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Best known for huge hits such as Release Me, The Last Waltz, A Man Without Love and I’ll Never Fall In Love Again, Engelbert has sold over 150 million records in the last forty plus years, including 63 gold and 24 platinum discs. Romance serves as the core of Engelbert Humperdinck’s music and lasting success. He knows how to pick songs with eternal themes of love and longing and lovers always want to hear them sung. Through MTV a new generation of music lovers have got to know and love Engelbert’s voice and style. So come and enjoy an evening of great songs in the company of the legendary Mr Engelbert Humperdinck at Carnival City. Performances are at 20h00 on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 June 2012. Tickets are from R250 – R520 and booking is through Computicket. More Info: http://www.suninternational.com/DESTINATIONS/CASINOS/CARNIVALCITY/Pages/EventsEntertainmentDetails.aspx?event=carnivalCityEngelbertHumperdinck Author: Jeni Fletcher from Corporate Image. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: [/l2g] . . .
In addition to the province’s biggest wild game auction, the Absa Kirkwood Wildsfees brought to you in association with DStv is also the place to check out top quality paws and claws of a domestic nature. Pet-lovers visiting the festival will enjoy the Montego Boerboel Show at 11h30 on Saturday, 30 June and the Eastern Cape Cat Show from nine in the morning on Sunday, 01 July at the Absa info Square. The Absa Kirkwood Wildsfees has hosted the South African boerboel show for the last six years which has grown to be one of the biggest in the country with the most spectators by far. “This year the competition will be even bigger than last year. We are expecting over 100 dogs from all over to take part,” says Jakkie Erasmus, chairman of the Eastern Cape Boerboel Club (ECBC). “This includes the new and rare black Boerboel specimens.” All Boerboel owners are invited to take part in the competition whether their dogs are registered or not. Breeders and owners compete in separate categories with their own dedicated prizes sponsored by Montego. The show will focus on the temperament of the dogs which will be showcased by the residents of Huis Minette, a home for mentally disabled. Residents of Huis Minette “co-own” the dogs, and benefit therapeutically from their company and loving natures. For more information on the Eastern Cape Boerboel club, contact chairman, Jakkie Erasmus at firstname.lastname@example.org. To enter the competition, call Carina Erasmus on 082 652 8699. The Absa Kirkwood Wildsfees brought to you in association with DStv takes place from Friday, June 29, to Sunday, July 1. For more information go to www.wildsfees.co.za. Ends Media Release for the Absa Kirkwood Wildsfees By: Siyathetha Communications Contact: Wildsfees: Jennifer Honsbein: 042 2300066 Siyathetha: Ed Richardson: 041 5823750/083 656 9757 More Info: http://www.wildsfees.com Author: Siyathetha Communications from Siyathetha Communications. Originally distributed by . . .
This year, visitors to the Absa Kirkwood Wildsfees brought to you in association with DStv, can enjoy fine wines and delectable gourmet foods whilst relaxing to the sounds of jazz, blues, bluegrass and folk music. Organisers are bringing back old favourites as well as some brand new entertainment to the kykNET Leefstyl Plein. Back by popular demand are Wildsfees veterans, the Bayside Blues Band. This will be one of the last opportunities for fans to see this lively group of musos on stage as one of the members is moving overseas. Boasting a combined musical experience of more than 100 years, the Bayside Blues Band brings new life to old blues tunes like Crossroads, Hoochie Coochie Man and Let the Good Times Roll. Busting the myth that blues are for sulking after love gone bad the Bayside Blues Band are known to get the dance floor filled with people forgetting about the cares of life. Don’t miss them live at the kykNET Leefstyl Plein on Saturday, 30 June at noon. This year, a new addition to the kykNET Leefstyl Plein is the Silver Creek Mountain Band. The group has been performing throughout the country for over 30 years with a mixture of original folk, blues, and bluegrass songs. They will be performing on Saturday, 30 June at one in the afternoon. Headlining the Saturday entertainment from eleven in the morning are two of South Africa’s most accomplished songwriters, Les Javan and Riku Latti. The duo describes their performance as “stories and music of love and grief, sorrow and joy; on being human, and its unique implications for different souls.” Javan’s songs have been performed by iconic artists such as David Kramer, Anton Goosen and Karen Zoid. The Saturday lineup at the kykNET Leefstyl Plein is not to be missed! The Absa Kirkwood Wildsfees brought to you in association with DStv takes place from Friday, June 29, to Sunday, July 1. For more information go to www.wildsfees.co.za. Ends Media Release for the Absa Kirkwood . . .
Eastern Cape fans will be among the first to hear some of Arno Carstens’ latest songs live as he “rocks the wilds” in the Sundays River Valley in June at the annual Absa Kirkwood Wildsfees brought to you in association with DStv. Arno’s latest album “Wonderful Wilds” has been described as “soul food” - a soft rock, acoustic, mature-toned album which reflects Arno’s diverse talent. “We are looking forward to performing at the Absa Kirkwood Wildsfees,” says Carstens. “I’ll be playing some SNG songs, some of the hits from my solo career and well as some new songs. “It’ll be one of the first times we play the new songs live, so we are very excited,” he says. The talented platinum selling, multi-award winning South African singer-songwriter and guitarist, described as South Africa’s very own “Godfather of Rock”, is one of the headline acts for the 2012 Absa Kirkwood Wildsfees brought to you in association with DStv. Starting off his career as the lead singer of the Springbok Nude Girls and then branching out as a solo artist, Arno is a four-time platinum singer/songwriter. He has released nine studio albums, had 13 top ten singles, won five South African Music Awards and has shared the stage with the likes of Metallica and The Rolling Stones. Don’t miss out on seeing Arno live as he “rocks the wilds” at the Absa Kirkwood Wildsfees this year on Saturday, June 30, 2012. Other performers on the evening include Pieter Koen, David Fourie, Monique, George Longane, Heinz Winckler, Charlize Berg, Ray Dylan, and Elvis Blue. The live music starts at two in the afternoon, and there are plenty off-stage activities to keep the whole family occupied. The Absa Kirkwood Wildsfees brought to you in association with DStv takes place from Friday, June 29, to Sunday, July 1. For more information go to www.wildsfees.co.za. Ends Media Release for the Absa Kirkwood Wildsfees By: Siyathetha Communications Contact: Wildsfees: Jennifer Honsbein: 042 . . .
A gripping portrayal of a mother who killed her Tik-addicted son will be seen on stage for the first time at the Absa Kirkwood Wildsfees, brought to you in association with DStv. The true story of Ellen Pakkies, a mother from Lavender Hill outside Cape Town, made international headlines, and is the subject of two doctoral studies. My naam / my name is Ellen Pakkies stars Vinette Ebrahim – also known as Charmaine Meinties in 7de Laan, while her son is played by another 7de Laan actor Christo Davids (Errol Pieterse in the soapie). They were approached by writer and director Lizz Meiring, who was inspired to capture the anguish that mothers like Ellen Pakkies go through when their children are enslaved by drugs after watching a documentary on the case on television. “What drives a woman so far that she murders her own son, a Tik addict? And, if that happens, how do you forgive yourself,” are two of the questions Meiring asked herself. She was given permission to stage the play by Ellen Pakkies, who was given a suspended three-year sentence for the murder. Meiring believes that Ellen’s story is not unique. “Hundreds of mothers have spoken about how Tik has destroyed the lives of their children. It is a universal problem, which is not only found on the Cape Flats,” she says. My naam / My name is Ellen Pakkies is being staged in the Kirkwood NG Church hall on Saturday, June 30. Tickets are R100, and no under 16s are allowed. Tickets are available from the Kirkwood Festival office, telephone 042 2300066. The Absa Kirkwood Wildsfees brought to you in association with DStv takes place from Friday, June 29, to Sunday, July 1. Ends Media Release for the Absa Kirkwood Wildsfees By: Siyathetha Communications Contact: Wildsfees: Jennifer Honsbein: 042 2300066 Siyathetha: Ed Richardson: 041 5823750/083 656 9757 More Info: Author: Siyathetha Communications from Siyathetha Communications. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of . . .