Spotlight

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Spotlight with Alan Ford is a weekly podcast that focuses on all forms of entertainment in Southern Africa. Weekly we look at the latest in theatre with the best actors and musicians. The show also focuses on gastronomical food experiences, festivals, glamour, fashion and luxurious travel. Spotlight enhances your weekly entertainment lifestyle... live every Tuesday morning at 9am on CliffCentral.

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17
MAR

Coronavirus & Entertainment: What is the industry doing?

Hazel Feldman (producer), David Bloch (producer) and actress Lizz Meiring open the show with innovative ideas on what the theatre and music industry, with its patrons, can do with technology regarding the current global pandemic. Claudia Henkel (former Miss SA), Jill Grogor (publicist) and Lucilla Booysen (owner of SA Fashion Week) chat about their new approaches to fashion event industries. Gareth Cliff joins us to discuss virtual eventing, and other special guests include designer Gert Johan Coetzee, performer Josh Ansley, and new Mr Gay SA, Charlie van Helsdingen.
03
MAR

Christina Bianco, Lance James & Daniel Baron

Alan Ford opens the show by paying tribute to music legend Lance James. Singing star Daniel Baron joins us in studio with his new single 'Cannibal', and introduces up and coming pop star Jeanique. And international Broadway sensation Christina Bianco joins us on the line from Paris with top producer David Bloch in studio.
25
FEB

Lee Cole, CT Pride & Miguel Pregueiro

Craig Urbani and Alan Ford have a fun-filled entertainment show opening with Lee Cole, a South African music sensation rocking the US. Miguel Pregueiro and Silas James join us again in studio with some classic romantic songs. David Bloch chats about international sensation Christina Bianco coming to South Africa... and we discuss Cape Town Pride with DA councillor, Roberto Quintas.
18
FEB

Tribute to Joseph Shabalala, Marianthe & Jarryd Nurden

Craig Urbani opens the show discussing Valentine's Day and what love means to him. Singer Danny K joins us to pay tribute to Joseph Shabalala, the icon behind Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Jarryd Nurden chats about playing the sexy Rocky in this year's biggest hit, the Rocky Horror Show... and up-and-coming artist Marianthe chats about her latest single and rise to fame.
11
FEB

Alan Committie, Craig Urbani & Brendan van Rhyn

Craig Urbani joins as Alan Ford's new co-host with an all-star entertainment line-up. Alan Committie opens the show discussing his exciting new role in 'The Producers', Daniel Geddes talks about his hot new musical, 'Here's To You: A Tribute to Simon and Garfunkel'. Award-winning actor Brendan van Rhyn chats about his new show, 'Non Specific', that opened at Gate69 in Cape Town, Drew Bakker speaks about 'Loving You', and Jaco van Rensburg discusses 'Alice in Wonderland'.
21
JAN

Craig Urbani, The Color Purple & Jenny Morris

Award-winning theatre superstar Craig Urbani joins us live in studio as the brilliant Rocky Horror Show opens in Johannesburg. Craig's role as Frank-N-Furter is flawless, and we discuss this great production and more. SA actor and musician Thokozani 'Zano' Nzima also joins us in studio to discuss The Color Purple and his many other great theatre, television and musical roles. International TV chef Jenny Morris chats about her new show on the Food Network, and Darren Craig talks about his lead role in Kinky Boots.
14
JAN

Marvel Universe, Andre Swartz & Precious Makgaretsa

Tony Feldman opens the show with the incredible superhero live show 'Marvel Universe' coming to SA. Precious Makgaretsa and Jacques da Silva discuss their latest stage and screen productions. Afrikaans superstars Andre Swartz and Coenie de Villiers chat about the live music show 'Grenloos'. Anton Luitingh discusses 'Rocky Horror Show' opening in JHB this week, and Reno Horn opens the Ricardo Cabral Exhibition at his ART IS ART Gallery in Cape Town.
03
DEC
2019

Rocky Horror, Santa Claus Is Coming & Peter Pan on Ice

We open the show with the stars of the Rocky Horror Show, Craig Urbani and Kate Normington. Music superstars Miguel Pregueiro and Josh Ansley serenade us with great Christmas Songs to get us into the festive spirit. Jessica Driver joins us to discuss Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Tony Mercer chats about the Imperial Ice Spectacular from Russia, Peter Pan on Ice... and we reveal some secret Christmas baking recipes.
26
NOV
2019

Michael Jackson, Nutcracker & Zuraida Jardine

We open the show celebrating with some of South Africa's stars and influencers - Taryn Louch (presenter), Zuraida Jardine (radio/TV personality) and Rajaa Jawad (blogger). Nicole Capper and Nadine Beshir chat about the extraordinary 'Dinner Time Stories'. International Michael Jackson tribute artist, Dantanio joins us in studio, Lyall Ramsden chats about the 'Nutcracker Winter Circus', Carly Graeme and Rowan Bakker discuss 'All You Ask of ME', and Josh Ansley - our human jukebox - celebrates the Crawford Sandton Christmas Concert.
19
NOV
2019

SA Style Awards & Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

We celebrate the winners of the SA Style Awards 2019 with Jill Grogor (SA Style Awards), Claudia Henkel (Former Miss SA), Somizi Mhongo/Mohale Motaung, Thameenah Saint (Content Creator) and Michael Wilson (Sandton City). The winner of SABC3's 'Next Brand Ambassador' Chace Geyer joins us live from Cape Town, the cast of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' have us celebrating in glorious song, and Bertus van Niekerk (owner of Skin Sense Day Spa) gives away great prizes. Our human 'jukebox' this week is the incredible singer/songwriter Miguel Pregueiro.
29
OCT
2019

Daniel Baron & Miguel Pregueiro

Platinum-selling, award-winning and chart-topping singer/songwriter/producer Daniel Baron joins us in studio, with South African based Portuguese/Spanish singer/songwriter, Miguel Pregueiro. With phenomenal performances and great laughs they will simply blow you away! Wesley Grobler chats about a new hotel, and Nivasha Pather enlightens us about the latest in iced coffee trends.
22
OCT
2019

Harry Sideropoulos, Pantomime & Fawlty Towers

Radio star, actor and musician Harry Sideropoulos open the show in studio discussing 'The Secret Supper Club'. Stars of the upcoming pantomime Germandt Geldenhuys (Binnelanders) and Lelo Ramasimong (The Color Purple) have us laughing and singing. Comedian Mark Banks joins us on the line from Cape Town, Annie Robinson and Mark Mulder chat about the hilarious 'Fawlty Flowers', and Alida Cahi discusses living her dream with her 'Art by Alida Cahi'.

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