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  • Ushera stirs up patriotic spirit

    August 29, 2018 2:48 AM 8

    AS A passionate jazz artiste, local singer Ushera (pix) has always gone after opportunities to share her love for jazz with audiences. Through her current project titled Semalam di Malaya, Ushera is dedicated to the revival of classics from the early 1940s to the late 50s. In conjunction with the 61st Merdeka Day, Ushera has also released a single, Malaysia

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dead at 68

    August 24, 2018 4:18 AM 14

    FORMER Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King, a Southern rock pioneer who co-wrote the hit Sweet Home Alabama, has died, his official Facebook page account announced on Thursday. He was 68. The post said he died at home on Wednesday. It did not mention the cause, but rock music bible Rolling Stone said he had been battling lung cancer. "It is with great sorrow

  • The Sacred RIana to be featured on America's Got Talent live shows

    August 20, 2018 6:45 AM 12

    AFTER scaring off the competition and winning Asia's Got Talent season 2, Sacred Riana took part in America's Got Talent season 13 and spooked judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B (her new target after Anggun) and Howie Mandel enough to get her into the America's Got Talent Live Shows or quarterfinal rounds. The Sacred Riana who scared the daylights

  • Raiders return for another adventure

    August 17, 2018 2:15 AM 14

    IF YOU'RE a fan of Tokyo Raiders (2000) and its sequel, Seoul Raiders (2005), then get your go-go gadgets ready for Europe Raiders. Jingle Ma (Silver Hawk) returns to the director's chair for the third entry of this star-studded series. It should also be noted that Europe Raiders is produced by Wong Kar-wai, which is a departure from the arthouse-style

  • First in line for Urbanscapes

    August 14, 2018 5:14 AM 9

    U MOBILE users can get a headstart on tickets to this year's Urbanscapes music event in November, with the early bird ticket sales today, two days before anyone else. Be the first to get tickets to catch Urbanscapes Presents Khalid on Nov 4 at 8pm at KL Live (RM269), and the Unlimited Grooves Festival on Nov 10 at 3pm at Chin Woo Stadium (RM199). The latter

  • The search for Asia’s next top model returns

    August 6, 2018 2:20 AM 23

    HIT reality TV series Asia’s Next Top Model is back for another season of fashion, feuds and rigorous competition on FOX Life, one of Asia’s leading general entertainment channels. Fourteen beautiful young women will compete in season 6, selected from scores of auditioning hopefuls from across the region who fought for their chance to take centrestage

  • Monster fish wrecks havoc

    August 3, 2018 2:18 AM 14

    THIS unique monster shark film, based on author Steve Alten's 1997 science-fiction book Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, was initially in production hell for some time. However, things started moving once director John Turtletaub (National Treasure) came on board, and this US-China production which stars Jason Statham, Li BingBing, Rainn Wilson, Winston

  • Franklin, first black 'Peanuts' character, turns 50

    July 31, 2018 2:52 AM 14

    WASHINGTON: Franklin, the first African-American to appear in the classic comic strip "Peanuts" alongside Charlie Brown and Snoopy, turns 50 on Tuesday — a major milestone for a character born in a time of racial tensions after the slaying of Martin Luther King. The young Franklin joined the iconic line-up on July 31, 1968 during a summer of race riots

  • Cheung back for encore

    July 30, 2018 2:47 AM 12

    Back by popular demand, ‘God of Song’ Jacky Cheung (below) will be returning to Kuala Lumpur for his Encore World Tour, after three successful sell-out shows in January. Organised by Star Planet, Cheung’s earlier A Classic Tour at the Axiata Arena drew an impressive 40,000-strong crowd. After his stop in the country, Cheung went on to perform for fans in the US, Australia

  • Adrian Cronauer, 'Good Morning, Vietnam' DJ, dead at 79

    July 20, 2018 3:11 AM 12

    ADRIAN Cronauer, whose exploits as a US military disc jockey inspired the film Good Morning, Vietnam starring Robin Williams, has died at the age of 79. Cronauer, a former US Air Force sergeant, died on Wednesday, according to an obituary published by a funeral home in Troutville, Virginia, where he lived. Cronauer was a co-author of the original story