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Thabiso Phiri: The new ‘Miss’ Zimbabwe

Thabiso Phiri: The new ‘Miss’ Zimbabwe

So it is that two years down the line, Thabiso becomes the new Miss Zimbabwe. If she did not win then, did she grow more beautiful or did other girls get uglier? Beauty, beauty, beauty!

Local groups should host foreign artistes

Local groups should host foreign artistes

LOCAL gospel choir Vocal Ex’s Brian Bangura vocally speaking, is cut from the same cloth as some of Motown’s soul music legends.

Busy showbiz scene for Bulawayo

Busy showbiz scene for Bulawayo

Over the past few weeks, an ambitious young brother going by the name Butshilo Nleya has been hustling around in the organisation of cultural events in Bulawayo as part of efforts to mark 120 years since the city was founded.

Reliving moments of Africa Day concert

Reliving moments of Africa Day concert

FANS were milling in from about 6pm at the Bulawayo Theatre this past Saturday night.

Innovative formats do change face of popular culture

Innovative formats do change face of popular culture

LAST week I shared with you my thoughts about the creative industries worldwide. I do appreciate the views of others on the subject and realise that there is an ongoing quest to find the holy grail answer to the question of establishing a viable creative industries framework for our country.

You cannot fong kong  Bulawayo arts

You cannot fong kong Bulawayo arts

ONE cannot be oblivious to the predicament that our country finds itself in. The economy is doing badly. A month ago the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair was hosted by Bulawayo and much was tabled concerning how to “resuscitate” local industries.

Artistes: Temptations that come with fame

Artistes: Temptations that come with fame

He succumbed to temptation and took a second wife. After all has been said and done, that is the package of fame when you are at the top of the pile such as he was a few years back: Wine, women and song.

Umahlekisa Comedy Club hogs limelight

Umahlekisa Comedy Club hogs limelight

National Arts Merits Awards nominee Ntando Moyo, aka the General, is an entrepreneurial artiste whose Umahlekisa brand is gaining traction in the local showbiz arena.

Who the cap fits, let them wear it

Who the cap fits, let them wear it

THE late iconic reggae artist Bob Marley sowed the seed on April 17 1980 the eve of our country’s independence when he staged a massive celebration concert at Rufaro Stadium.

Freakish theatre

Freakish theatre

One of the reasons why theatre is very potent is the sheer fact that it is a platform in which art imitates life.

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