Former NC State star Lowe feels the love as ’83 team returns

It has been almost 40 years since Sidney Lowe and N.C. State took that wild ride to an improbable national championship.

It has been almost 12 years since Lowe coached his last basketball game with the Wolfpack — and it was not a happy parting.

But there he was Wednesday, back in PNC Arena, back in his red blazer, back hearing the cheers as NCSU honored the 1983 NCAA champs during the Wake Forest game.

“It feels great. It’s been a long time,” Lowe said, smiling. “To get back here and see these guys and see familiar faces, to feel the love from the university, it’s great. It’s great to feel loved, to feel the love from our fans.”

The ‘83 team, coached by the late Jim Valvano, will always be beloved by State fans, by college basketball fans. With Lowe at point guard, the Wolfpack beat ‘em all — North Carolina with Michael Jordan, Virginia with Ralph Sampson, Houston with Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon — in first winning an ACC championship, then the national championship.

Sidney Lowe, a member of the N.C. State 1983 national championship team and former Wolfpack head coach, is recognized during a celebration of the 83 team at halftime during the Wolfpack’s game against Wake Forest at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023.
Sidney Lowe, a member of the N.C. State 1983 national championship team and former Wolfpack head coach, is recognized during a celebration of the 83 team at halftime during the Wolfpack’s game against Wake Forest at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023. Ethan Hyman [email protected]

As one columnist wrote in 1983, “N.C. State doesn’t have any All-Americas, just all of America.” That’s the way it felt that spring as the Pack’s story unfolded and disbelievers became believers.

“This group has a special bond,” Lowe said. “We accomplished something together as a team and it’s going to carry on forever.

“People still talk about it 40 years later. I go to games in the NBA and someone wants my autograph

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Gordon Pinsent, award-winning Canadian actor, dies at 9…

Gordon Pinsent, an award-winning Canadian actor acclaimed for his performance as a heartbroken husband in the film “Away From Her,” has died at 92.

His family said in a statement that Pinsent died in his sleep Saturday.

“Gordon Pinsent was one of Canada’s most iconic actors,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday on Twitter. “He was passionate, captivating and endlessly talented.”

Pinsent worked for decades in radio, television and movies. In 2008, he received the Academy of Canadian Television and Cinema’s Genie Award for best actor in a leading role for “Away From Her.” He played a husband losing his wife not only to Alzheimer’s but also to another man.

Canadian filmmaker Sarah Polley directed “Away From Her,” starring Pinsent and Julie Christie, which premiered at film festivals in 2006 before its theatrical release in 2007.

“Gordon had an enormous capacity for joy in absolutely everything he did,” Polley said Sunday on Twitter. “It was infectious and educational. There wasn’t a moment without a twinkle of mischief and a determination to enjoy the moment.”

Pinsent was born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, in 1930, and began acting in his late teens. With his deep baritone voice, Pinsent played in radio drama on the CBC before working in movies and television.

Pinsent spent about four years in the Canadian Army in the early 1950s. After returning to acting, he appeared on children’s shows in the early 1960s, including CBC’s “The Forest Rangers.” He later appeared in dozens of Canada’s top television shows, including “The Red Green Show,” and was the voice of the animated elephant King Babar on TV and in a movie.

He played a role in the 1968 Steve McQueen movie, “The Thomas Crown Affair,” and portrayed the U.S. president in director Joseph Sargent’s 1970 film, “Colossus: The Forbin Project.”

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Sydney Sweeney stuns in Miu Miu gown at Berlin Film Festival

Fans are euphoric over Sydney Sweeney’s latest red carpet look at the Berlin International Film Festival: a shimmering scarlet Miu Miu gown completely covered with ruby-coloured crystals.

Styled by Molly Dickson, the 25-year-old actress wore the bedazzled design to the premiere of Reality on the weekend — but many of her Instagram followers thought she looked unreal, with many comparing her to a certain curvy cartoon character.

“Cute of Jessica Rabbit to lend her dress,” one commented on an Instagram video Sweeney posted of her red carpet arrival.

“She’s not bad, she’s just drawn that way,” another chimed in, referencing the animated icon’s tagline.

“Jessica Rabbit live action,” a third commenter adding, while a fourth asked, in part, “CAN I BE YOUR ROGER RABBIT.”

Other fans hailed Sweeney’s style as “smoking hot,” “drop dead gorgeous” and “absolutely unbelievable.”

A few even said she reminded them of a different cinematic bombshell, with one writing, “Kim K is trying to call herself the modern day Marilyn … Nah I think it’s Sydney.”

The Euphoria actress shared a series of photos in the alluring dress, thanking the Berlin International Film Festival “for welcoming our little film Reality with open arms.”

Added Sweeney, “It couldn’t have been a more magical evening with everyone and a big thank you to @miumiu for creating a dress of my dreams.”

She paired the look with fresh curtain bangs courtesy of celebrity hairstylist Glen Coco, while nail artist Zola Ganzorigt completed her glam with her signature “glazed” manicure.

This wasn’t the White Lotus beauty’s only major style moment in Berlin over the weekend.

Sweeney looked gorgeous in a semi-sheer black beaded Armani dress for an Armani Beauty x Harper’s Bazaar dinner, and turned heads in a cutout Alexander McQueen suit dripping with crystals and silver accents at the

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What happened to Alexander AJ Jennings from Outer Banks?

Alexander AJ Jennings served as Chase Stokes’ double and stand-in actor in Outer Banks, but a tragic event means he won’t be in season 3.

Season 3 of Outer Banks is scheduled to premiere on February 23, 2023, with the return of its starring cast: Chase Stokes (John B), Madelyn Cline (Sarah), Madison Bailey (Kiara), Jonathan Daviss (Pope), and Rudy Pankow (JJ).

Carlacia Grant, who portrays Cleo, was promoted to series regular for season 3 of Outer Banks, while Andy McQueen, Fiona Palomo, and Lou Ferrigno Jr are the new additions.

One member who won’t be returning, unfortunately, is Alexander AJ Jennings, who worked as Stokes’ stand-in. What happened to the budding actor?

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Alexander AJ Jennings’ death confirmed by Outer Banks casting company

Jennings, 22, passed away after he was struck in a hit-and-run accident on the morning of July 5, 2022. He was hit by two vehicles on Sol Legare Road in Charleston, South Carolina, jennings-chase-stokes-stand-in-hit-run-accident-1235058989/”reports Deadline. Outer Banks was filming season 3 at the time.

Stewart Casting, which works on the Netflix series, confirmed AJ Jennings’ death one day later.

“AJ was a beautiful, kind soul, and a bright light every day on set,” they wrote. “I can not fathom the shock and tragedy of AJ’s sudden loss and our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”

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The actor reportedly left a party on foot and was waiting for an Uber at 2:15 am when he was struck by an unidentified vehicle.

According to Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, he was struck by one vehicle, which fled the scene, and a second vehicle 13 minutes later. The latter, suspected to be

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Museum acquires Bowie’s archive, will put it on display

LONDON — From Major Tom to Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane, the many faces and inspirations of David Bowie are getting a permanent home in London.

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David Bowie performs during a concert on Set. 14, 1995, in Hartford, Conn.

Britain’s Victoria & Albert Museum announced Thursday that it has acquired Bowie’s archive of more than 80,000 items as a gift from the late musician’s estate. The trove of costumes, musical instruments, letters, lyrics, photos and more will be opened to the public at a new arts center dedicated to the chameleonlike pop icon.

The David Bowie Center for the Study of Performing Arts is due to open in 2025 as part of V&A East Storehouse, an offshoot of the U.K.’s national museum of art, design and performance that is being built in east London’s Olympic Park.

The V&A said the center will let fans and researchers gain insights into the creative process of Bowie, who died in 2016 at the age of 69.

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Kate Bailey, the museum’s senior curator of theater and performance, said the archive was an “extraordinary” record of a creator whose “life was art.”

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A reflection of the costume that David Bowie wore as Ziggy Stardust on tour and during a performance of “Starman” on British pop music show “Top of The Pops” is photographed as part of a retrospective David Bowie exhibition on Mar. 20, 2013, at the V&A Museum in west London.

“Bowie’s a polymath, he’s multifaceted. He was inspired by all genres and disciplines,” she said. “He’s an artist who was working really in 360 — drawing from literature, but also drawing from art history … (and) the places that he’d been to.”

The musician — born plain old David Jones in

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London’s V&A to Host David Bowie Archive at New East London Location

LONDON — The Victoria and Albert Museum has secured the rights to the archive of David Bowie, the cultural institution revealed Wednesday.

Beginning in 2025, the archive of more than 80,000 items that connect to the artist’s six-decade-long career will be made available to the public through the creation of The David Bowie Centre for the Study of Performing Arts at V&A East Storehouse, in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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The acquisition and creation of the center were made possible thanks to the David Bowie Estate and a donation of 10 million pounds from the Ukrainian-born, American-British businessman Leonard Blavatnik’s family foundation and Warner Music Group.

Quilted two-piece suit, 1972. Designed by Freddie Burretti for the Ziggy Stardust tour.

The quilted two-piece suit, 1972. Designed by Freddie Burretti for the “Ziggy Stardust” tour.

Tristram Hunt, director of the V&A, said: “David Bowie was one of the greatest musicians and performers of all time.…Bowie’s radical innovations across music, theater, film, fashion and style — from Berlin to Tokyo to London — continue to influence the design and visual culture and inspire creatives from Janelle Monáe to Lady Gaga to Tilda Swinton and Raf Simons.

“Our new collections center, V&A East Storehouse, is the ideal place to put Bowie’s work in dialogue with the V&A’s collection spanning 5,000 years of art, design and performance,” Hunt added.

The archive contains a wide range of items that include handwritten lyrics, letters, sheet music, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs, Bowie’s own instruments, album artwork and awards. It also includes more intimate writings, thought processes and unrealized projects, the majority of which have never been seen by the public.

Fashion highlights among them include the Ziggy Stardust ensembles designed by Freddie Burretti, Kansai Yamamoto’s dazzling creations for the “Aladdin Sane” tour, and the Union Jack coat designed by Bowie and

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Extensive archive of David Bowie’s work to be made public in 2025

An extensive archive of David Bowie’s life,work and legacy will go on display to the public for the first timein 2025, it has been announced.

Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V and A), the exhibition will include more than 80,000 items that span six decades of thecultural icon’s career.

They will be made available to the public through the creation of The David Bowie Centre for the Study of Performing Arts, which will open in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

It will allow fans and researchers alike to get up close and gain new insights into Bowie’s creative process like never before, the V and Asaid.

The collection will feature handwritten lyrics, letters, sheet music,original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs, album artwork and awards.

It will also include instruments owned by the world-famous musician,as well as writings and unrealised projects never before seen in public.

Highlights include stage costumes such as Bowie’s breakthrough Ziggy Stardust ensembles, designed by Freddie Burretti in 1972, Kansai Yamamoto’s creations for the Aladdin Sane tour in 1973, and the UnionJack coat designed by Bowie and Alexander McQueen for the 1997Earthling album cover.

The archive also includes over 70,000 photographs, prints, negatives,slides and contact sheets taken by some of the 20th century’s leading photographers from Terry O’Neill to Brian Duffy and Helmut Newton.

Its acquisition by the V and A and the creation of the centre was made possible thanks to the David Bowie Estate and £10 million ($12.1million) donation from the Blavatnik Family Foundation and Warner Music Group.

Dr Tristram Hunt, director of the V and A, said: “David Bowie was oneof the greatest musicians and performers of all time.

“The V and A is thrilled to become custodians of his incrediblearchive, and to be able to open it up

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The biggest spring bag trends, from Noughties baguettes to power totes

The perfect finishing touch for any outfit, handbags take you from day to night, and work to weekends.

So when choosing a newbie to accompany your spring/summer outfits, you want get it right.

What’s in vogue this season? High-end designers are still obsessed with all things Nineties and Noughties and the high street has followed suit, with bright colours and woven fabrics signalling the transition to sunnier days.

Whether you want to accessorise with a chic piece of arm candy or you need something practical to hold all your essentials, these are the bag trends to shop right now…

Noughties bags

Inspired by the classic Fendi Baguette, the most fashionable shoulder bags are small, rectangular and have a short strap so they fit snugly under your arm.

These compact cuties are big enough to hold your phone, purse and other essentials, making them the ideal daytime to evening companion.

River Island Black Chain Detail Shoulder Bag, £33

New Look Bright Orange Leather-Look Twist Lock Shoulder Bag, £19.99

Minimalist hobo

John Lewis and Partners And/Or Tan Suede Scoop Shoulder Bag, £89; And/Or Lopez Black Embroidery Tiered Dress, £99

Big, slouchy hobo bags have made a comeback recently, and now we’re seeing the evolution of the trend towards more pared-back designs.

Crafted from structured fabrics in muted colours with metallic detailing, these mid-size minimalist bags are the perfect blend of form and function.

Katie Loxton Blake Small Shoulder Bag in Sage, £44.99

Dune London Duchess Black Quilted Ruched-Shoulder Bag, £140

Decorative detail

In contrast to the craze for retro minimalism, designers including Isabel Marant, Victoria Beckham and Gabriela Hearst at Chloe put craft in the spotlight on their spring catwalks, with woven, tasselled and ruffled bags.

Perfectly suited to summer, raffia and crochet bags in natural beige and brown tones pair

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Significant increase in jewellery sales for Kering

Kering’s jewellery and watch divisions recorded an 18 per cent increase in sales in 2022 according to recently published financial reporting.

The French multinational corporation oversees brands such as Boucheron, Pomellato, DoDo and Qeelin and reported $US4.16 billion ($AU6.09 billion) in sales.

A spokesperson for Kering noted an increase in full-year sales of 15 per cent while profit increased by 14 per cent to $US3.87 billion ($AU5.67 billion).

“Our jewellery houses once again achieved outstanding progress and reached significant milestones,” the statement reads.

“Boucheron posted firm, steady increases, while Pomellato continued to perform well in western Europe and Japan. Qeelin increased at a rapid pace.”

CEO François-Henri Pinault noted that many of Kering’s brands posted record revenue and contributed to higher total operating income in 2022.

He added: “In an environment that remains uncertain, I have no doubt that 2023 will be another year of success for our houses and of development for our group.”

Founded in 1963, Kering owns luxury fashion brands such as Gucci, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, and Alexander McQueen.

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Legendary fashion journalist Hilary Alexander dies aged 77

Legendary fashion journalist Hilary Alexander dies aged 77 after decades-long career in the spotlight

Legendary fashion journalist Hilary Alexander has died at the age of 77.

The socialite – who is said to have coined the term ‘supermodel’ – passed away on her birthday on Sunday.

A self-confessed workaholic, the New Zealand native became a trainee reporter at the age of 16 and worked her way up to fashion editor of the Daily Telegraph in 1985.

She remained at the publication for the following 26 years and was appointed fashion director in 2003. 

Hilary became a familiar face on television over the years, with regular stints on Lorraine, GMTV and BBC Breakfast.

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Hilary was often seen on fashion-related shows and documentaries and was held in high esteem by the industry.

The journalist was also featured as a stylist on Britain’s Next Top Model for the 2005 and 2006 series and later returned for the 2016 series.

In 2011, she won the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s (CFDA) special Eugenia Sheppard Media Award with designer Diane Von Furstenberg calling her ‘an incredible force’.

Fellow designer Michael Kors presented Hilary with the award and called her ‘unsinkable’. 

She was close friends with many highly regarded designers including Gianni Versace, Alexander McQueen and Julien Macdonald. 

Hilary was twice named British fashion journalist of the year and was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to fashion. 

British Vogue’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful paid tribute to Hilary, saying: ‘I remember she was really kind

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