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South Africa

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    Jean-Philip Grobler of St. Lucia Loves '80s John Hughes Movies (Go Figure)

    Jean-Philip Grobler of the synth-pop band St. Lucia has traveled internationally since he began making music at 12 years old. It's hard to believe that Arizona has not yet been a pit stop. "I have never been [to Arizona], but all the pictures I've seen are absolutely beautiful!" Grobler exclaims. ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    Jesse Clegg Tours a Frat Party and Wonders When Americans Study

    Johannesburg, South Africa, is not immediately associated with rock music, at least in the United States. However, there is a 25-year-old rocker, born and raised in the African music scene, looking to change the way we view music in the African culture. Jesse Clegg is currently on his first North A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    5 Substitutes for Basic Baking Ingredients

    It's midnight on a Tuesday. You have promised to bake up your amazing chocolate cupcakes for the office tomorrow. After ripping apart your refrigerator for the fifth time, you realize that dozen eggs you thought you had is only two eggs. Now what? This happens to me more often than I'd like to admi ... More >>

  • Music

    April 10, 2014
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    April 9, 2014

    How to Make a South African Milk Tart

    My husband arrived home with some crumpled printed pages from a website. Bold orange highlighter illuminated some of the words. He handed them to me. Just a few pastry ideas for me from his South African friend at work, Elwin. After seeing my article on Lamingtons, Elwin wanted to pass along some i ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    James Porter of Petite Maison in Scottsdale on Phoenix as a Food Town and What He's Got Coming on the Horizon

    This is part two of our interview with chef James Porter of Petite Maison in Scottsdale. The restaurant underwent substantial changes two months ago, when Porter and his wife, Wendy, announced they'd be switching up the menu and décor to reflect more modern French sensibilities. On Monday, we chatt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    That Tupac hologram probably gave the whole industry a scare, but for the moment it looks like tribute bands are safely ensconced as the only way you'll be able to see, say, Pantera live. A night of cover bands at the Marquee, don't-call-it-chillwave at Last Exit Live, the less-wordy parts of Grac ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013
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    June 13, 2013

    To Actresses on the Brink of 40: Go Bad or Go Home

    Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    10 Things in New York City the Phoenix Food Scene Will Never Have

    Arizona has an up-and-coming food scene, and there's a lot to be proud of, for sure. But when Chow Bella published a list of things that make Phoenix a better food town than New York City, I just had to laugh. The difference in size alone makes the two incomparable. Since moving back to New York six ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013
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    February 28, 2013
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    February 28, 2013

    Water Buffalo and Donkey Found In South African Mystery Meat

    As if the horror across the pond concerning horse meat wasn't enough, a recent study has revealed that more than two-thirds of the processed meat in South Africa is contaminated with, well, a lot of things. Meat scientists who conducted the testing estimated that fully 68 percent of the processed me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    KONGOS' "Hey I Don't Know" Video Shows the Band's Live Power

    The influence of tribal African sounds comes through in KONGOS' music, so it makes sense the local band pays homage to South Africa in their latest video. The band took footage from a string of five performances there from the past year for a dynamite video called "Hey I Don't Know," off their album ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    My Wine Cellar & Bistro Hosting 2nd Annual Wine Festival

    If you enjoy wine tastings on a giant scale, you'll want to attend My Wine Cellar & Bistro's second annual wine festival. Happening November 18, the festival will feature 20 wine samples poured by four wine distributors, as well as live outdoor music. See also: - Best Place to Sniff a Cork - 5 Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    10 Favorite Concerts of the Summer

    We don't want to jinx it, but a string of cooler nights and balmy afternoons has us feeling comfortable saying "Summer's done." The festival season has come to a close, and it's time to unpack that neglected denim and put away your jorts and Coachella Crocs for the season. Of course, this summer r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2012

    Kongos at Crescent Ballroom, 7/20/12

    Kongos Crescent Ballroom Friday, July 20, 2012 See also: Kongos Are Huge in South Africa -- Is Phoenix Next? See also: Kongos on the Cutting Room Floor See also: Take Cover: The Rolling Blackouts Cover the Kongos So it looks like not even the transplanted Phoenix-via-South Africa rock 'n' roll ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Kongos on the Cutting Room Floor

    See also: Kongos are Huge in South Africa. Is Phoenix Next? See also: The Serene Dominic Show: Kongos Tear it Up Back and forth banter that didn't find its way in this week's New Times article on Kongos finds its way to you now, courtesy of Up On the Sun. Among the topics open for discussion: swe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Take Cover: The Rolling Blackouts Cover Kongos

    See also: Kongos are Huge in South Africa. Is Phoenix Next? See also: The Serene Dominic Show: Kongos Tear it Up Are you stoked for Kongos' album release party tonight? Well, you should be. The band's latest album, Lunatic is doing quite well in South Africa. Banana Gun, Iamwe, and Future Loves Pas ... More >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2012
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    June 5, 2012

    81: Andrea White

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    Top 10 Bread Bakeries in Greater Phoenix

    ​Bread, often equivalent to the word "food," is an indispensable staple in many parts of the world. Throughout history -- in religion, magic, and custom -- this deceptively simple foodstuff has ensured a seat at our table of survival. Where to find some of the best of it in the Valley? Here ar ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011
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    October 20, 2011

    The Serene Dominic Show Version 2.0: Kongos

    ​One of the advantages of being older than dirt is seeing some of your New Times predictions come true. Luckily this one didn't take too long. I anticipated big things for these four brothers from South Africa, who call themselves KONGOS, when I first wrote about them in 2007. So it has been n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    KONGOS Explains "I'm Only Joking"

    ​Later this month local rock quartet, Kongos will be performing at KWSS FM's benefit concert in hopes of salvaging the floundering independent radio station. The station has been instrumental in helping the band gain notoriety on the home front, and the band of brothers is eager to do their p ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Renegade Canteen's First Anniversary and Banana Cream Pie in Today's Eater's Digest

    simply-delicious.co.za​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Happy Anniversary! Today marks the one year anniversary of North Scottsdale Restaurant, Renegade Canteen. Congratulations! The upscale eatery is celebrating by throwing a birthday bash co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    DJ Solarize Passes Away at 26

    Leon Botha, who is often associated with Die Antwoord, has passed away from complications with progeria, according to Stereogum.Botha is also known as DJ Solarize. He's known for being a prominent visual artist in Cape Town, South Africa, as well. He appeared in South African hip-hop duo Die Antwoor ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Saffron Kitchen Pies: Last Farmers' Market Appearance 'til Fall

    Saffron Kitchen Your average pot pie pales in comparison to Andrea White's made-with-love version.​Andrea White of Saffron Kitchen has made a name for herself dishing up Sexy and Sassy pies at farmers' markets around town. If you're a regular, you've probably sampled her flaky, buttery crus ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011
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    May 13, 2011

    Saffron Kitchen Pops Up with a South African One-Night-Only Dinner

    ​If you frequent local farmers' markets, no doubt you've been tempted by Andrea White's sassy, swanky, sexy (can you tell we love her names?!) Saffron Kitchen pies. Now White is presenting a one-night pop up dinner, Thursday, May 19, at Cycle, called "Ubuntu in Phoenix." The price ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Lion Meat is Back on the Plate in Arizona

    Hold your picket signs, people. The folks at Mesa's Il Vinaio are not serving lion meat again. After last year's uproar, when owner Cameron Selogie started serving lion burgers as a special for the World Cup (um, do they really even eat lion in South Africa?), the restaurant started getting pr ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Die Antwoord Has Five Albums Already Planned

    ​South African hip-hop group Die Antwoord has five albums up its sleeve that are ready to go, according to Consequence of Sound.The first album in their line of releases is $O$, which they named "because if we didn't make it with this album we were gonna be f*cked," Ninja said.The second album has ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    Andrea Kretzmann of Saffron Kitchen

    Photo courtesy of Lizzie Kimball via Andrea Kretzmann​ The business: Saffron Kitchen What they're packin': Meat and vegetable pies with a South African flair Where you can find them: More Valley farmers' markets will be added soon. Find your fix on Thursdays at the Market at Hayden Station P ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    The Parlotones on Dancing, Politics and Making it in America

    ​Chances are few in the crowd at Arizona Fall Frenzy will have heard of The Parlotones but, believe it or not, they've sold more records than The Killers, U2, and Coldplay.In their native South Africa, at least.Like X-Japan, this band who's huge on the other side of the world -- as in, they sell t ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010
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    June 18, 2010

    World Cup Theme by Shakira Plagiarized?

    While Americans don't take to football ("soccer" in our land) the way the rest of the world does, there's something special about the World Cup. Something so special, that even musicians can't help put take part in all the excitement. While R. Kelly wrote an official theme for the global quadrennial ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    More Than 50 Grammy Winners Perform in the Same Room on the Same Night. Who Wins?

    Jen RogersThe Phoenix Chorale tearing up Seattle.​If you believe that record sales equal musical relevance, then you may think that classical music -- which accounted for less than 3 percent of all record sales in 2009 -- needs to be locked up in some museum archive along with the dinosaur bones. ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009
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    January 22, 2009

    Red-Hot, White, and Brown

    Canadian-Indian comic seeks world domination

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008

    Gold Rush Empties Supplies at Local Precious Metal Stores

    By Ray Stern The global gold and silver shortage has hit local sellers hard in the last few weeks, leaving many without coins or bars of precious metals for the hordes of frenzied buyers preparing for economic Armageddon. “We have one one-ounce Panda,” says one Phoenix coin seller, referring t ... More >>

  • Music

    February 21, 2008
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    March 15, 2007

    Brotherly Love

    The Kongo's musical dynasty

  • Film

    October 26, 2006

    History Lessons

    The story of an ’80s anti-apartheid activist carries overtones of the present

  • Film

    March 2, 2006

    Get Down With Dave

    Chappelle returns with a raucous Party

  • Film

    June 9, 2005

    Love, African Style

    Drama devolves into romance

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    Spender Bender

    Campaign contributions buy the strangest things

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    September 16, 1999
  • Culture

    November 27, 1997

    Hope Opera

    Fugard's Valley Song keys into South African optimism

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    January 25, 1996
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