Sunday, May 25, 2014

Da Vinci - The Genius Exhibition

What a privilege to be able to go along to review the Da Vinci - The Genius Exhibition
in Johannesburg. It's on at the cute venue The Amazing Place in Woodmead, which is a great place to exhibit the works of the amazing mind of Leonardo da Vinci. The Amazing Place is large enough to host exhibitions, trade shows and road shows and is intimate enough to host the most lavish weddings and ceremonies.

Furthermore there is a separate conference centre with 8 dedicated conference rooms.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A chat with author Joy Fielding

Joy Fielding is a Canadian author living in Toronto. She is a New York Times Best Selling author. Her books have been published in multiple languages worldwide.  I came across her book The First Time recently, and the title struck me as it was the first time I'd read her work. I was immediately taken with it and wanted to chat with her straight away, as the book involves a cause that is close to my heart, Motor Neuron Disease, which I recently spoke to the J9 Foundation about. 

Joy's new release, Shadow Creek is in bookstores now. Order you copy today!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Q is for Queen

There can be no two ways about this one. Even though I'm not a huge fan of either Freddie or Queen, there's no denying that they had a massive impact on the pop scene, pop culture and the world around them.

The first time I became aware of Freddie Mercury was when he did a duet called "Barcelona" with opera singer Montserrat Cabelle. The main reason I became aware of this was because my mother, a classical singer and music teacher, nearly had apoplexy about this collaboration. That was 1988, and at the age of 13, I honestly couldn't decide who squawked more. ;-)

Nevertheless, the song was a huge hit, got a lot of airplay, and the video got a lot of time on the TV. It was the official song of the Olympic Games that year, and indelibly printed the image of a young, virile Freddie on my mind.