CHRIS D’ELIA7 p.m. Thursday, Pikes Peak Center, 180 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets: $29.50-$99.50; available at the box office, by calling 520-7469 or at pikespeakcenter.com or axs.com.Chris D’Elia grew up watching comedian Eddie Murphy command the stage. Being able to make someone laugh, he realized, is a powerful thing.Acting came first for D’Elia, who, while in high school in Los Angeles, had guest roles on the series “Chicago Hope,” a drama produced by his dad, Emmy Award-winning director/producer Bill D’Elia. He went on to bigger television roles on “Whitney,” “Undateable,” “Alone Together” and, more recently, a supporting role on “The Good Doctor.”Still, D’Elia prefers cracking jokes. He started performing stand-up in 2006 and went on to make network comedy specials, including Comedy Central’s 2013 “White Male. Black Comic” and “Man on Fire” for Netflix in 2017. … [Read more...] about Comedian Chris D’Elia brings Follow the Leader Tour to Pikes Peak Center
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THE leaders of the world's strongest countries met at the end of the First World War to discuss peace. No Germans were invited, sowing the seeds for an even greater war two decades later. We remember the historic convention one hundred years later. When was the Paris Peace Conference? In January 1919, representatives of 32 countries met at the Palace of Versailles near Paris to make peace after the First World War. They hoped that the peace fostered at the conference would "end all wars". The conference was dominated by David Lloyd George, Georges Clemençeau and Woodrow Wilson: the leaders of Britain, France and America, often known as the 'Big Three'. The fact Germany were not invited later made them resent the treaty because they felt decisions were made about them, not with them. What were the goals of the Conference? WWI had ended when Germany signed the Armistice. However, a long and lasting peace was another matter entirely and would not be achieved simply by the end of the … [Read more...] about When was the Paris Peace Conference, what were its goals and what were the consequences?
0 Have your say EVEN though Paddy Ashdown never spoke from the despatch box in the House of Commons, he was a far more significant figure than many of those politicians who have spoken – and still speak – from this privileged position. After becoming leader of the Liberal Democrats in 1988, the party’s support didn’t even register with opinion polls. When he stood down 11 years later, it had become a major national force with 46 MPs.A redoubtable grassroots campaigner, he made liberalism more relevant for contemporary society at a time when both the Tories and Labour were still rooted in the political centre in contrast to today.It is significant that the most heartfelt tributes came from John Major and Tony Blair. Opponents in the turbulent 1990s, any political acrimony – and there was much – never stood in the way of their personal respect, and appreciation, of Lord Ashdown whose formative years in the Royal Marines and … [Read more...] about The Yorkshire Post says: Paddy Ashdown and his legacy – the leader who saved the Lib Dems
THERE is a bloke who stands outside Parliament and yells “STOP BREXIT” at anyone who walks past. Today Jeremy Corbyn appeared to be doing his best impression of that chap at a particularly frothy Prime Minister’s Questions. All he needed was the blue and yellow hat, and a bit more clarity to what what he was actually talking about. Theresa May delayed her trip to Brussels to make the session, but many others didn’t bother - with the number of empty seats at this once must watch bout hitting record levels MPs and hacks alike all noted this was the most sparsely attended duel in living memory. And who can blame them? It was atrocious. Mr Corbyn shouted a lot about Brexit, got knocked off his guard by Tory hecklers and Mrs May ducked and dived. No change there. Even a vaguely forensic questioner could have skewered her on the cusp of her another potentially disastrous showdown with EU leaders, but Mr Corbyn is just not up to it. He fell back to his script and … [Read more...] about Dismal encounter between May and Corbyn as the leaders fail to land blows on Brexit
A SERIES of earthquakes have wreaked havoc on the island of Lombok, claiming hundreds of lives and flattening whole villages. But where is the Indonesian holiday destination and why is it so prone to earthquakes? Here's what we know. Where is Lombok? The Indonesian island lies east of Bali and west of Sumbawa, part of the Lesser Sunda island chain. It measures around 1,700 sq miles and is home to around 3.5million residents. The provincial capital and largest city on the island is Mataram. The Lombok Strait separates the island from Bali. Why has the Indonesian island been hit by so many earthquakes? Indonesia lies on the Ring of Fire - a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. Around 90 per cent of the world's earthquakes take place in this 25,000 mile horseshoe shape. Frequent earthquakes hit Indonesia due to the meeting of major tectonic plates in the region. Lombok itself lies on the destructive plate boundary between the … [Read more...] about Where is Lombok and why has the Indonesian island been hit by so many earthquakes recently?