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Our top picks from 2012

GROUND BREAKING: Bob Marley

AS 2012 comes to an end we look back at the star's who kept us all entertained throughout...

MUSIC: 10 notable albums of 2012

Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream

SWV - I Missed Us

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Mr Vegas - Sweet Jamaica

Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

Emeli Sande - Our Version Of Events

Nas - Life Is Good

Beres Hammond - One Love, One Life

Alicia Keys - Girl On Fire

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FILMS: Five of the best flicks of the year

Think Like A Man

BASED on Steve Harvey’s best-selling book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, this insightful romantic comedy starring Gabrielle Union and Kevin Hart, followed the relationship woes of several couples.

Exploring the age-old dilemma of the differences between men and women, the film offered lessons to both men and women on how to better understand the opposite sex.
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Safe House

DENZEL Washington returned to the big screen playing former CIA agent turned traitor, Tobin Frost who had eluded capture for almost a decade.

Eventually remanded to a safe house, Frost is placed under the watchful eye of rookie CIA operative Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds), but the pair are forced to form an unlikely alliance when the safe house is attacked and Weston has to help his prisoner escape.

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Red Tails

A LONG time in the making – thanks to Hollywood film distributors doubting that a film with a predominantly black cast would be of interest to an international audience – Red Tails finally made it to the big screen this year.

Starring Cuba Gooding Jr and David Oyelowo, the film told the story of the Tuskegee Airmen; the first African-American fighter pilots in the United States armed forces.

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Marley

THE first official documentary about reggae legend Bob Marley which was sanctioned by the late singer’s family, Marley offered new insights into the life of the Redemption Song hitmaker.

From his non-existent relationship with his white father; to his struggle to find acceptance as a mixed race man; and the relationships he had with many women, Marley sought to examine the man behind the music. 

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THEATRE: Stage dramas we loved...

Red Velvet

ADRIAN Lester resurrected the 19th century thespian Ira Aldridge in this play. It is an intimate portrayal of the African Roscius, and he is the only black actor to have a bronze plaque at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre – worth a watch.

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I Stand Corrected

A PLAY about corrective rape in South Africa, this is an emotional exploration of the disturbing trend plighting the country. Surprisingly - it is also very funny, extremely engaging and will keep you gripped to your seat - without the gruesome or uncomfortable feeling.

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And the Girls in Their Sunday Dresses

VERY much a marmite play, but we loved it. A politically satrical take on the South African government, as true today as it was when the play was written over 20 years ago.

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