Neighbours of the four houses being used for The Block TV series in the North Shore suburb of Takapuna say the huge construction effort is affecting their daily lives and impinging on their privacy. Linda Haynes lives next door and says her biggest concern is that the council is letting the production company break “all sorts of rules” to allow the show to go ahead
The X Factor is a popularity contest where the judges are free to make unpopular decisions.
VICTIM OF LOVE Charles Bradley (Shock) Arguably the toughest job for Brooklyn’s Daptones label and their crusade to record those now-ageing soul artists who slipped through the grooves of the sound’s 60s and 70s heyday is to back up their discoveries with solid second albums Once the glossy sheen of discovery has worn through then it takes an artist with the talents of a Sharon Jones or, in this case, Charles Bradley to harness the music and make it relevant again, not just an all-singing, all-dancing museum piece.
New Zealand jazz icon Nathan Haines drew some public complaints about “really loud saxophone coming out of the carpark” when he recorded upcoming album, Vermillion Skies.
As a hearse bearing the body of Ral Cancapa made its way through the dark streets of Juliaca, a city in the Andes in southern Peru, on Saturday evening, June 25, the mourners tailing the procession solemnly chanted for justice. Cancapa’s widow walked with her relatives and gave a quick interview to local media before bursting into tears and being escorted into a car
First it was China. Then India
Cars and bodies lay submerged Thursday, Jan. 13, in thick brown mud in Teresopolis and Nova Friburgo, the hilly towns above Rio de Janeiro that bore the brunt of the raging floods that killed more than 400 people in Brazil this week
Even before the sun had risen, the crowd attending the beatification of Pope John Paul II had overfilled the square around the St. Peter’s basilica.
During one of the royal pageants that periodically choke the streets of London, a conservatively dressed American approached me. “You must be so proud,” she trilled, and she became quite truculent when I told her I felt nothing but shame
In a shaded, peaceful residential district near Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., nine Negro children quietly laid out their best clothes for the next morning. It was the eve of school integration in Little Rock.