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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PUBLISHED: 15:15 27 December 2018 Simon Parkin Diss Mayor Trevor Wenman who has annonced he will step down at the end of his current term in office. Picture: Denise Bradley Archant Diss is set to be seeking a new mayor as well as resolving the issue of the role council leader. Mayor Trevor Wenman has announced he will not stand again for the role of Mayor at the end of his second term in May when a successor will be elected. Answering a listener’s question on Diss-based station Park Radio, he said: “I definitely won’t be standing for mayor again. I have done it for two years running. We have the elections on the May 2.”It comes just weeks after the leader of Diss Town Council stepped down with immediate effect.Councillor Julian Mason, who was elected unanimously in May as council leader, a post created two years ago when the mayoral role was split into two, said there remained unresolved issues and he had concluded standing down … [Read more...] about Diss Mayor follows council leader in stepping down
MORE disturbing details have emerged about New York-based sex cult NXIVM, in which founder Keith Raniere’s initials were branded onto vulnerable women. Smallville actress Allison Mack allegedly tried to recruit Harry Potter star Emma Watson and singer Kelly Clarkson into the bizarre group. What is the NXIVM sex cult and who are its leaders? The women’s-only group led by Raniere is known as 'DOS', which says stands for “dominus obsequious sororium" - Latin for “master over the slave women”. NXIVM claims to be a self-help group and a multi-level marketing organisation. However, the group’s former publicist Frank Parlato claims that to join, women are brainwashed into handing over blackmail-worthy material such as pornographic pictures or financial information. Once they are a member - or “slave” - they are allegedly encouraged to recruit new women into their “slave pods”, stop dating, and be on call 24 hours a day to their … [Read more...] about What is the NXIVM ‘sex cult’, do they brand female followers and did the cult try to recruit Emma Watson?
The county’s leading politicians gathered in Northampton on Friday (July 20) for crunch talks about the future governance of Northamptonshire. The county’s seven MPs, the political leaders of the eight councils and the chief officers met at the Guildhall for high level talks about the unitary system which looks likely to replace the current two-tier governance system.Central government ordered in April that the county scraps its boroughs and county council and brings in a unitary system after the financial failings of Northamptonshire County Council. Then secretary of state for local government Sajid Javid said that only two unitaries would be considered.Since then council leaders and their chief officers have been meeting on a weekly basis to thrash out a joint bid to put to the minister for consideration in six weeks at the end of August.There have been sparse details coming out of these meetings with few council leaders willing to comment publicly on what is being … [Read more...] about Northamptonshire’s MPs and leaders meet to talk unitary
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong (L) and First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba Raul Castro Ruz at their talks in Havana on March 29 (Photo: VNA) Havana (VNA) – General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong had talks with First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba Raul Castro Ruz in Havana on March 29 afternoon (local time). At the talks following the official welcome ceremony, Raul Castro Ruz affirmed that the State visit by the CPV leader is of special importance to the reinforcement of the ties between the two Parties, States and peoples. He congratulated Vietnam on its enormous achievements over 30 years of Doi moi (reforms), voicing his belief that under the CPV’s leadership, the Vietnamese people will continue to gain … [Read more...] about Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong has talks with Cuban leader Raul Castro