You are here

Cuba Gooding Jr to star in Chicago

Show me the jazz hands! Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr will make his UK stage debut this year when hit musical Chicago returns to the West End. The Jerry Maguire and Boyz n the Hood star will play smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn in the show, which hasn’t been seen in London since 2012. It will be the first musical for the 50-year-old, recently seen on US TV as OJ Simpson in American Crime Story. Chicago begins its 2018 run at London’s Phoenix Theatre on 26 March. The show – now…

Read More

News: Meliá hotels reopening in Cuba following Hurricane Irma

Meliá Cuba has announced the reopening of hotels affected by Hurricane Irma in Cayo Santa María, Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo and Varadero. Cooperation with the Cuban tourism authorities and the crucial support of employees has made it possible to quickly repair the facilities damaged by the hurricane which affected the destinations of Jardines del Rey, Cayo Santa María and Varadero in the north of the island. During the temporary closure of the hotels, improvements have also been carried out which will allow Meliá Cuba to present new products for the…

Read More

The Look: In Cuba, Sourcing Style

Advertisement Style the look In Cuba, Sourcing Style “I was drawn to people really striving for individual style in a country where it’s hard to have individual style,” said Rose Cromwell, a photographer who has been going to Cuba since 2005. ImageCreditRose Marie Cromwell for The New York Times Angel Lazaro, 29, was hanging out with his friends (who call him Mayito) at Bar Roma, on the rooftop of a 1920s building in Old Havana. Mr. Lazaro hadn’t ended up at the bar from seeing it on the street. There…

Read More

AP sources: US cuts staff in Cuba, citing health attacks

The United States is warning Americans against visiting Cuba and ordering more than half of its Havana embassy personnel to leave the island, senior officials said Friday in a dramatic response to what they described as targeted “specific attacks” affecting the health of U.S. diplomats. The decision deals a blow to already delicate ties between the U.S. and Cuba, longtime adversaries who only recently began putting their hostility behind them. The embassy in Havana will lose roughly 60 percent of its U.S. staff, and will stop processing visas in Cuba…

Read More

US 'to pull staff from Cuba over sonic attacks'

The US is to pull most of its staff from its embassy in Cuba, American media report, after reports that they suffered sonic attacks. About 60% are leaving in response to the attacks on diplomats, senior unnamed officials were quoted as saying. It is also warning Americans not to visit the country because some of the attacks occurred in hotels. More than 20 diplomatic staff have reported health problems. Cuba denies any involvement in the reported attacks. Last week US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said a decision whether to…

Read More

US: 2 more Americans were affected by Cuba health attacks

Two more Americans have been confirmed to be affected by unexplained health attacks against U.S. diplomats in Cuba, the United States said Tuesday, raising the total number of victims to 21. The additional two individuals appear to be cases that were only recently reported but occurred in the past. The State Department said no new, medically confirmed “incidents” have taken place since the most recent one in late August. Earlier this month, the U.S. disclosed there had been another incident in August after previously saying the attacks had stopped. It’s…

Read More

Hurricane Irma: Cuba hit with strong winds and heavy rain

Hurricane Irma is lashing Cuba with strong winds and heavy rain after devastating several Caribbean islands. The category five storm made landfall on the Camaguey Archipelago, off the north-eastern coast. But the Bahamas have largely been spared after Irma changed track. In Florida, 5.6 million people, or 25% of the US state’s population, have been told to leave as the storm approaches. At least 20 people are known to have died so far across the Caribbean. Irma, which strengthened in the last few hours, hit the Camaguey Archipelago late on…

Read More
Scroll Up