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CHRIS THURMAN: When it comes to corporate arts funding, communication is key

After Standard Bank it will take a bold new sponsor to develop brand association with the National Jazz Festival

Five things to watch this weekend

Woes of Woodstock ’99, the Sandman comic series, an offering from Tollywood and juicy gossip — what to stream

In praise of Bob Rafelson, rebel who spurned the glitter of Hollywood

The auteur swam against the tide of the middle-class US but left enduring cult classics, writes Tymon Smith

CHRIS THURMAN: Managing endings and exits when arts funding dries up

Audiences in Makhanda were left wondering over Standard Bank’s withdrawal from two jazz festivals

Five things to watch this weekend

Personal demons, the pressures of life, vigilante freedom fighters and smartly imaginative drama

Where the unanswered questions of the Zambian authorities sing

With the film adaptation of Delia Owens’ ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ questions around a murder are  resurfacing

Five things to watch this weekend

A star studded, big budget spy thriller from Netflix, docuseries and two British comedies that uncover the world of parenting — and longing to parent

CHRIS THURMAN: Pictures of Bra Hugh, a folk musician with jazz chops

'Hugh Masekela: Home Is Where The Music Is' is an exhibition at the Art & About pop-up gallery in the Rand Merchant Bank precinct

Mick, Keef and the Stones: 60 years on film

A selection of films tells the remarkable story of the greatest rock band in the world

CHRIS THURMAN: Opera for the people and the pupils

The scope and scale of Cape Town Opera’s activities cannot fail to impress

Five things to watch this weekend

A war veteran turned gambler, a spooky medieval adventure and the DB Cooper mystery — what to stream

CHRIS THURMAN: Fun-filled ‘Figaro’ resonates with SA in surprising ways

Cape Town Opera shows that the form is not as inaccessible as many might misunderstand it to be

Five things to watch this weekend

Scandi-noir and noirish drama, music at the centre, hard-hitting prison drama and 'Pride and Prejudice' with a gay romcom spin

So much TV, so few Emmy chances

The content has mushroomed but the nominations have yet to mirror this change, writes Tymon Smith

CHRIS THURMAN: Quiet pushback from Charles Umlauf’s sculptures

A walk through the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museu depicts women’s postures that resist the US’s slide towards control of the female body

Five things to watch this weekend

An action thriller series, a new season of Westworld, inspirational stuff, docu-series and drama — what to stream

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