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An Interview with Amaury Vassili

Young French tenor Amaury Vassili was recently in South Africa to promote his debut album Vincero. Exclus1ves’ Graeme Shackleford met up with him at a Melrose Arch hotel for a coffee and a quick chat. Exclus1ves: Can you tell us, briefly, who Amaury Vassili is? Amaury Vassili: I am a young tenor, twenty years old, […]

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An Interview with Paige Nick

I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Paige Nick, author of A Million Miles from Normal. EB: Thank you so much for taking the time to answer our questions. Firstly, can you tell us a bit more about Paige Nick, the woman behind the author? PN: I’m 36. I’m an Aries. I live […]

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An Interview with Dr John Demartini

Dr John Demartini is an international educator specializing in human behavior and social dynamics. He is the founder of the Demartini Institute, author of over 40 books and creator of The Demartini Method™. Dr Demartini recently took some time to take part in an email interview with Exclus1ve’s Graeme Shackleford. Exclus1ves:  For our readers not […]

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Killing Kebble

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It’s good to see that local is indeed lekker when it comes to book sales. The following list of Exclusive Books bestsellers, as based on last week’s sales, is dominated by SA lit titles. SA lit smoothly takes places 1-5 on the bestseller ladder and makes an appearance again at 8, which means that a […]

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Diane Birch’s Bible Belt

This wonderfully talented young woman is the daughter of missionaries, and has lived in several places around the world, including southern Africa. Now that you know at least this much about Diane, and, looking the title of her debut album Bible Belt, one wouldn’t be blamed for thinking that this might be on album of hymns […]

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Amadou and Mariam

Amadou and Mariam recently shared the stage with some of the hottest acts in pop music at the opening concert of the soccer World Cup, exposing the millions of viewers to their catchy, well-crafted music. Welcome to Mali is not a new album, having first been released in 2008. It flew below my radar, which is […]

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Planet 51

Planet 51, while not earth-shattering in concept, is a fun film filled with humour that will keep kids of all ages entertained. The story revolves around a small planet in a different galaxy where little green humanoids live in a setting that strongly reminds you of 1950s America. The white picket fence town with its […]

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Friends

Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Friends is a two disc compilation of Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s collaborations with artists both local and international, and should be a part of the collection of anyone who takes music seriously. I had no idea just how many times the brilliant LBM has sung with so many musical luminaries, and what delights […]

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Twilight: Eclipse Original Sound Track

I feel that, before I continue with this review, I need to state for the record that I am no fan of the Twilight books or films. No thank you. I prefer my vampires photosensitive and iconophobic, not twinkly tree-huggers. Now that I’ve got that out of the way, I will confess (and proudly!) that I am […]

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An Interview with Jason Hartman

Exclus1ve’s Graeme Shackleford met with Idols-winner, muso, earth child and all-round nice guy Jason Hartman for coffee and a chat. Exclus1ves: Please give us a brief introduction to Jason Hartman. Jason Hartman: Jason Hartman is a family man who enjoys nature, enjoys having good times and spending his moments wisely in the presence of his […]

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