The week’s highlights in music, comedy and celebrity break-ups

2010-08-23 00:00

THE legendary Abigail Kubeka talks about the songs that make up her personal soundtrack on Top Ten at 10: My Life In Music on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 107) at 10 pm on Wednesday.

Kubeka joins Kaya FM’s Thabo “T- Bose” Mokwele in the Kaya FM studio to disclose which songs are her personal favourites, and delves into her extraordinary life and career.

Born in 1941 in Orlando East, Soweto, Kubeka’s career began in 1957 when she was just a teenager and the late Miriam Makeba invited her to join her Skylarks ensemble (which included Letta ­Mbulu and Mary Rabotaba).

From that day on, and for more than 50 years, Kubeka has built a career as a singer, songwriter, musical arranger and actress and is regarded as a true South African music icon.

Other highlights this week include:

TODAY

• Men of a Certain Age — M-Net Series (DStv channel 110), 8.30 pm: The series follows three men, Joe, Owen and Terry, who have been best friends since college. Now in their 40s, they’re struggling to make their way through modern life.

TOMORROW

• Special Assignment — Darfur Peacekeepers: Before and After — SABC3, 8.31 pm: A look at the 800 South African soldiers deployed in Darfur as part of the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission.

• 3rd Degree: Media Clamp — e.tv, 9.30 pm: If the Protection of Information Bill is passed, it could mean the end of investigative journalism — no more exposés of corruption, theft or mismanagement. Why would a ruling party with remarkable democratic credentials want to take the country back to the dark ages of media control?

WEDNESDAY

• No Reservations — SABC3, 8 pm: Tonight’s topic is infidelity. Loui Fish tells viewers about the 11 girlfriends in her 13 years as a footballer’s wife and Amor Vittone talks about her public break-up with Joost van der Westhuizen.

• Unplugged Joy of Jazz — e.tv, 9.30 pm: Bob Mabena speaks to singer Wanda Baloyi who recently recorded the solo album Voices with guitar legend Jimmy Dludlu. During the show she will perform Mama, Kunzima and My Angel.

THURSDAY

• Girlfriends — M-Net Series (DStv channel 110), 9.30 pm: This comedy series revolves around the friendship of four African-American women from different walks of life. In the opening episode of season eight, Joan buys an expensive kitchen range, but her fiancé gets upset that she spent money without discussing it with him.

Later he receives news that his National Guard unit is being called to Iraq.

FRIDAY

• Must Love Dogs — SABC3, 9.30 pm: Sarah Nolan, a recently divorced thirty-something, has a family that just can’t help getting involved in her personal life.

After her sister puts her profile on PerfectMatch.com, she goes on a number of outrageous dates.

But will she be able to find the one, who must love dogs? Stars Diane Lane and John Cusack.

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