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Tuesday, October 14, 2008


October magazine offers yet another exhilarating issue embracing South Africa’s cultural diversity.

CLASSICFEEL magazine’s latest October issue is yet another exhilarating issue, embracing South Africa’s diversity with pages dedicated to the best in local and international music, arts, culture and lifestyle.

In the cover story Shannon Mowday, South Africa’s jazz sensation, chats as she prepares to headline Rand Merchant Bank’s annual glitzy Starlight Classics concert.

CLASSICFEEL also dishes up a steaming pot of classical music with features on Anne-Sophie Mutter and her thoughts on playing Gubaidulina and Bach, the Oppenheimer Trust’s festive celebration of its 50th anniversary and acclaimed trumpeter Alison Balsom’s recent release.

The jazz section offers the best in South African jazz with beyond, a unique remembrance dedicated to Gito Baloi; Norman Chauke tells us about his thrilling debut album; unconventional guitarist Bheki Khoza tells us why Chesterville is ‘SA’s guitarland’; and Plettenberg Bay’s Offshore Jazz Ensemble demonstrates that a formidable jazz band can come out of a ‘sleepy’ holiday town.

Also featured is the annual Newton Diwali Festival as it invites all South Africans to join in the celebration of the triumph of good over evil this year.

The expanded lifestyle section now offers not one but two columns from food fundi Victor Strugo with a food and a wine column that tantalise the mind and taste buds.

Dedicated monthly newsletters, Durban Smarts, Cape Town Letter and Reserved Seating, give readers all the details of the latest in events, exhibitions and theatre, and The Spoken Word column by Kgafela oa Magogodi delves into the folk story and its bearing on society today.

The October issue of CLASSICFEEL magazine’s lifestyle section offers the best in food, wine and visual art features, as well as movie, CD and DVD reviews, and some exciting giveaways – Ben Schoeman DVD, 2 tickets for Salon Music’s Spring Gala Concert and tickets for the Avis Show jumping Derby, enter and win.