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Thursday, October 20, 2011


A spectacular line up of some of Durban’s best-known artists will perform on stage free of charge to help raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis KZN on October 23. Durban’s heart throb Grant Bell will show why he is called Durban’s Michael BublĂ©.

Bobby Minter, known as Durban's first lady of jazz and Durban's Ella Fitzgerald, has built up a wide circle of fans as both a dance band singer and a cabaret artist.

KZN’s favourite baritone John Butler, is probably one of the best opera singers produced by the province. For many years, he was a principal baritone with NAPAC and has a host of awards to his credit.

Soprano Florence van Niekerk takes audiences through Hollywood. She has been singing professionally for 70 years and there are very few cities and towns in South Africa she has not performed in. Florence has sung on radio many times and performed with the likes of Nico Carstens, Dennis van Rooyen and the NPO (now the KZNPO).

Diva Pinky Mtshali will fill the hall with her huge personality and even bigger voice. This diva has performed throughout the world and her huge voice delights all that hear her singing

Who does not know Colin Penn and his Pennants who will keep the show bubbling along? Over a career spanning 57 years, Colin has played in Disneyland, England, Taiwan, Hong Kong, on the those magnificent Union Castle liners. He performs along with drummer Mike Cameron and bass player John Corlett who are the mainstay of his very popular tribute shows.

The concert takes place on October 23 at 14h30 at the Penzance Cultural Centre, corner Penzance and ZK Matthews (Old Nicholson) Roads. Tickets R70 available from Strictly Tickets on 082 553 5903. For further details contact Colin Penn on 072 476 3784 or Di Ward on 082 417 4539.