Willem-Alexander sworn in as king of the Netherlands

  A cascade of orange crowds congregated in Amsterdam’s historic Dam Square to witness what the Dutch are calling Willem-Alexander’s “date with destiny”.   Orange wigs, cardboard crowns and patriotic flags decorated the cobbled courtyard outside the New Church, where Willem-Alexander recited an affirmation, swearing to defend and preserve the independence of the nation.   […]

Tony Award Nominations 2013

  Kinky Boots and Matilda musicals lead Tony Awards field ‘Kinky Boots’, about a shoe factory that finds a new outlet making fetish footwear, has received 13 nods, including one for Cyndi Lauper’s original score. Tim Minchin is also nominated, for his ‘Matilda: the Musical’ score – one of 12 nominations for the RSC production. […]

Australian film ‘The Rocket’ takes the top honour at Tribeca Film Festival

Australian feature film ‘The Rocket’ has taken the top honour at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Set in Laos with mostly non-professional actors, it won best narrative film while its 10-year-old star was selected as best actor. Best documentary went to Dan Krauss’s’The Kill Team’, about a group of US soldiers charged […]

George Jones, country superstar has died at 81

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — George Jones,hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” has died. He was 81. Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, according to his publicist Kirt Webster. He was hospitalized with fever and […]

Kiss My Aston Martin

Spy Car shoppers seeking four doors generally do not contemplate Aston Martin, and shoppers contemplating Aston Martin generally do not contemplate four doors. And yet, the British marque’s sensuous four-door – it seems to defy the term “sedan” – is a complete charmer. It debuted with 470 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque from its […]