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June 15, 2018

BORING CO. FLAMETHROWER PARTY HEATS UP ELON

Not much got in the way of Elon Musk fans determined to win bragging rights for picking up one of the first 1 000 flamethrowers sold by the billionaire’s Boring Company.

Dennis Dohrman hopped in his truck and drove 2 620 miles from North Carolina to Boring headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Dan Thorman cut short a business trip to Singapore and came straight to Saturday’s event from Los Angeles International Airport. George Matus brought along his parents and younger brother on a 10-hour road trip.

“Imagine if you had the opportunity to get a kite and a key from Benjamin Franklin,” said Dohrman, 45, an environmental scientist who drove 39 hours from Hampstead, North [...]

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May 16, 2018

WE GO BEHIND-THE-SCENES WITH MOZART AND SALIERI

Experience the modern ballet as it’s never been seen before.

 

The local ballet company is starting the year with a ground-breaking adaptation of Alexander Pushkin’s short story Mozart and Salieri.

Acclaimed choreographer, Marc Goldberg, has combined a classical story with a 21st century design to bring a sweeping and cinematic experience to modern ballet as it’s never been seen before.

The show boasts 3D-mapping, animated projections and costumes by three separate designers and is currently on stage at Artscape Opera House in Cape Town with only 3 performances left.

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May 19, 2017

South African opera songbird soars around the globe

South African soprano Pumeza Matshikiza has sung in some of the world’s greatest opera houses, and gave a rare homecoming performance in Johannesburg in March 2017.

Pumeza Matshikiza fortuitously stumbled upon opera as a child living in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Hearing a recording of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro while scanning for stations on a portable radio, it was love at first listen.

“I was just transfixed,” Matshikiza told The Australian newspaper in 2016, “I thought, ‘what language are they singing in, how people can sing like this, are they angels?’”

Following her dream to imitate those voices, a teenage Matshikiza began to find her voice while singing in [...]

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May 12, 2015

‘American Idol’ to End After Season 15

The show responsible for giving the world Kelly Clarkson is coming to an end.

Fox on Monday announced that American Idol will officially wrap up its run in 2016, following the conclusion of Season 15, which kicks off in January.

Host Ryan Seacrest and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. are all set to return for this final season which is being billed as a “season-long celebratory event,” according to the network.

The news comes, of course, as no big surprise.

The show that revived and [...]

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