We all gossip, but why? Do we do it to feel better about ourselves? SoulPancake hit the streets to talk to strangers about why, and when, we gossip.
Video by Katie Wise and Nicole Villela
Are you Elle’s NEXT rising star?
it’s continent-wide. Yes, ELLE and Mr Price are casting the fashion nets wider and wider and now they have opened up the competition platform to younger upcoming designers across Africa.
The search begins, for Africa’s most talented young fashion designer! So if you dream career is in fashion, or you want to launch your own clothing label Or you want to be mentored by ELLE and Mr Price, this is you time.
This year the ELLE Rising Star Design Award in association with MRP is presented by African Fashion International at the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg 2014, where their finalists will show their designs.
Hoping to follow in the footsteps of previous winners David Tlale, Tiaan Nagel and Anisa Mpungwe and most recently Nicholas Coutts? ELLE and Mr Price are passionate about nurturing talent and giving Africa’s young designers the tools and the platform to grow.
Liking what you hear? We thought so. Entries are know open, so if you intrested download the entry form at the below link and get going! You have until 11 August 2014 to submit your entry
DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM: ELLE RISING STAR DESIGN AWARD 2014
The winner will be featured in, and receive a year’s subscription to, ELLE. To Keep Up, loop in at @mrpricefashion @ellemagazinesa @afi_sa #RisingStarAfrica2014 on Twitter.
The Lumineers confirmed for FIRST-EVER SA Tour
PRESENTED BY VIRGIN MOBILE SOUTH AFRICA. POWERED BY 5FM.
US folk-rock stars The Lumineers will make their South African debut this December when award-winning agency Seed Experiences, Virgin Mobile South Africa and 5FM bring the band to local stages. They’ll perform at Cape Town’s iconic Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on 4 December and at Johannesburg’s Emmarentia Dam for a daytime concert on 6 December.
The Lumineers became a success story in their native US with their 2011 self-titled debut album. The album gave the band international recognition, selling over 3-million copies, and over 5,5-million single downloads of their debut single – and arguably the band’s most famous song to date – ‘Ho Hey’. The music video for ‘Ho Hey’ has already gained over 109-million YouTube views alone (http://youtu.be/zvCBSSwgtg4).
The band was nominated for both “Best New Artist” and “Best Americana Album” at the 2013 Grammy Awards and has played to sold-out shows all over the world, as well as taking to the stage at major festivals like Glastonbury, Redding, Leeds, Lollapalooza, Big Day Out and others on the US and European calendars.
Now The Lumineers will perform live for the first time in South Africa.
Their music has been described as classic and genuine, raw and unique. They mix flavours of folk, alternative rock, Americana and indie, cutting them with a rustic charm.
Their second single ‘Stubborn Love’ (http://youtu.be/UJWk_KNbDHo) is a live favourite of the band’s and will be sure to get their South African fans singing along to the powerful chorus.
Virgin Mobile has again partnered with Seed Experiences to bring iconic music to South Africans. “Virgin Mobile believes strongly around creative expression through music, this is in our brand DNA. This is why we are thrilled to partner with Seed Experiences in bringing Indie and alternative music sensation The Lumineers to our shores this December. At Virgin Mobile we strive to create unique and memorable experiences for our fans and we aim to do just that at The Lumineers open air concerts in Cape Town and Johannesburg” says Jason Hair, Virgin Mobile Chief Operating Officer.
‘Ho Hey’, the chart-topping single that reached number one on the highly acclaimed 5FM Top 40, is just one of the songs by the Lumineers that 5FM loves. 5FM sees a natural fit with the Lumineers as their listeners are passionate not only about live music but also passionate about the Lumineers.
See The Lumineers live in South Africa. Presented by Virgin Mobile. Powered by 5FM. A Seed Experiences event.
An incredible supporting lineup will be announced soon, so stay close to Seed Experiences, Virgin Mobile SA and 5FM on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Trevor Noah is going on tour with his latest show, NationWILD, in which he will visit seven cities from August through to November 2014 and will showcase the comics that he has deemed SA’s funniest.
“I’m really excited for South Africa to see the home-grown talent that we have. This spectacular line-up showcases the best young comedic talent out there,” remarked Noah at the launch of the tour. He added: “I was afforded the opportunity to perform on the biggest stages early in my career and this tour will, hopefully, present a great platform for these young guys to take their careers to new heights.”
Dillan Oliphant, Dusty Rich, Loyiso Madinga (LoyMad) and Robby Collins are not yet household names, but with the help from comedy heavy weights such as Eugene Khoza and Trevor Noah audiences around the country are guaranteed hours of non-stop laughter. NationWILD will take you on a ride all over beautiful Mzansi, from Jozi to Durban and Witbank to Welkom.
Tour dates 29 and 30 August: The Ridge, Witbank 12 to 14 September: Hemingway’s, East London 19 to 21 September: Golden Horse, Pietermaritzburg 26 to 28 September: Suncoast Casino, Durban 3 to 5 October: Emnotweni, Nelspruit 10 to 12 October: Silverstar Casino, Roodepoort 7 to 9 November: Goldfields, Welkom
Tickets are on sale at Computicket and range from R240.
ENCA’s Against All Odds
Against All Odds is a 15-minute current affairs show airing on Fridays at 20h45 on channel 403, DSTV. It profiles ordinary people who rise against devastating odds and challenging conventional thinking to achieve extraordinary success.
The earth was formless and empty…and God said, ‘Let there be light’ Genesis 1:2-3, NIV.
Are you believing God for something today that seems impossible? We serve a great and mighty God, and He can create something out of nothing! He can make a way where there seems to be no way! He can create whatever is needed in your life.
Genesis tells us that in the beginning, God created the heavens and earth. But before He spoke the world into existence, it was formless and empty. If God can make the world out of nothing, He can take the empty places in your life and create something beautiful, too! He can speak light into your darkest hour. He can take your formless dreams and give them shape. He can resurrect your dormant gifts and talents! He can make your crooked places straight!
Remember, you are created in the image of Almighty God. There’s power in your words and power when you’re in agreement with Him. Only say what God says about your situation. Speak life to your broken dreams today. Stay in an attitude of faith and expectancy, and as you do, God will take you places that you’ve never dreamed. He’ll make something beautiful out of every broken place in your life!