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From The Archives: King to Jam with Spice

From The Archives: King to Jam with Spice


REIGNING CALYPSO MONARCH John King will soon be jumping and waving on stage with Spice and Company.Bandleader Dean Straker said King was rehearsing with the 18-year-old band and should make his Spice debut later this month.“John King is easily one of...

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Dumber and Dumber back on top

Dumber and Dumber back on top


NEW YORK (AP) – Twenty years later, Dumb and Dumber is back atop the box office.The Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, opened with US $38.1 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates today. The Universal comedy...

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Maine honours Dempsey

Maine honours Dempsey


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine-born actor Patrick Dempsey returned home to accept an award for his work helping cancer patients.Dempsey – most famous for his role as Dr Derek Shepherd in the TV series Grey’s Anatomy – and the Jackson Laboratory were aw...

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AC/DC drummer faces uncertain future

AC/DC drummer faces uncertain future


TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) – AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was the toast of this quiet New Zealand coastal community when he celebrated the launch of his surprise solo album at his marina restaurant, Phil’s Place. Even the mayor was there.Less than three m...

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NIFCA photos ‘on new level’

NIFCA photos ‘on new level’


Entries in this year’s NIFCA photography competition have dropped by almost half and the challenging economic times are to blame.But, said the competition’s chief judge, the use of new technology by photographers has pushed the standard of NIFCA “ove...

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Busy Mbatha-Raw won’t trade self-worth

Busy Mbatha-Raw won’t trade self-worth


LOS ANGELES (AP) – British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw has had a busy 2014.Earlier this year, she starred in Belle, based on a true story about a mixed-race woman who was raised in British aristocracy in the 18th century. Now, the 31-year-old actress has...

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Cosby cancels TV appearance

Cosby cancels TV appearance


NEW YORK (AP) – Bill Cosby’s upcoming appearance on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman has been cancelled amid a growing uproar over allegations that he sexually assaulted several women in past decades.Cosby spokesman David Brokaw confirmed Friday n...

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NY strippers win millions in suit

NY strippers win millions in suit


NEW YORK (AP) – Dancers at a strip club are due more than US $10 million in back wages and tips, a federal judge ruled Friday after the dancers sued to be paid at least a minimum wage.And additional claims are headed for trial in the class action cas...

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Serious fun at Hollywood Film Awards

Serious fun at Hollywood Film Awards


LOS ANGELES (AP) – The first televised Hollywood Film Awards was like a dressy, drawn-out advertisement for Oscar hopefuls.More than half of the night’s recipients were recognised for films that haven’t been released yet. Trailers for the movies play...

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WEEKEND BUZZ: November 14, 2014

WEEKEND BUZZ: November 14, 2014


What’s Buzzing this weekend …Honey Jam showcaseCoola JazzNIFCA Visual ArtsWhat’s On https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZF_pX3_tgPk......