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This file photo taken in February shows a general view of the stage of the John Kani theatre at the historic Market Theatre in Johannesburg. Picture: AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

Market Theatre remains a symbol of hope

Four decades after the curtain first rose, the Market Theatre is determined to survive in an era of internet entertainment and social media activism

Director Almodovar delivers raw drama in Cannes-selected film

The poster for the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Picture: REUTERS

Spain’s Pedro Almodovar has ditched the humour and quirkiness that marks much of his work to tell a dramatic mother-daughter story

Soul great Billy Paul dead at 81

US singer Billy Paul speaking during a Pre-GRAMMY Party at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. 
US soul singer Billy Paul died April 24, 2016 at his home in Blackwood, New Jersey, according to his website. He was 81 and had recently been diagnosed with cancer. His greatest success came in 1972 with the single

Billy Paul, who won fame with Me and Mrs Jones before drawing controversy with his racially charged politics, has died

Congolese music legend Papa Wemba dies

Papa Wemba performs on stage in Lebanon. Picture: REUTERS

One of Africa’s greatest music stars dies after collapsing on stage during a festival in Côte d’Ivoire

A day after Prince’s death, it is unclear who will control his music

This file photo taken on June 30 2011 shows US singer and musician Prince performing on stage at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. Picture: AFP PHOTO/BERTRAND GUAY

The musician is one of relatively few recording artists believed to have owned his master recordings and much of his own music publishing


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