If you are viewing the front end without being logged in to the back end, you will see that "James Wilson returns" is the most recent news item. However, if you log in to the front end as Donna Evans or John Smith, another news item will appear that has not been visible before. Try their accounts and find out who is going to perform live at Music Academy in February 2010 :-)
Since version 2.5, Contao allows to protect news archives and show their items to a particular front end user group only. Take a look at the back end to find out how protected new archives are set up.