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Tap dancer discusses rhythm & more

By Logan A. White
Times-News correspondent 

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Reagan Doucette, of Reidsville, has training in all styles of dance, but favors tap dancing. [Photo submitted

   Editor’s note: This is the second installment of Meet the Artist, a     monthly series by Teens & 20s writer Logan A. White featuring young   area performers.

Reagan Doucette, a 17-year-old high school senior from Reidsville, is   October’s featured artist.
She has dedicated the past 13 years to training in all styles of dance, but   favors tap dancing. Reagan has been a member of companies such as   Gene Medler’s “North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble” and Nancy   Chippendale’s “American Tap Company.” She has been able to train with Michelle Dorrance, Derick Grant, Sarah Reich and many more. Doucette aspires to one day run her own company.
Teens & 20s: What inspires you most as an artist?
Reagan Doucette: Younger dancers and the twinkle in their eyes. When I was young, I always looked up to the “big kids.” Now, I feel they are looking up to me. Knowing that I could be inspiring a younger generation of dancers motivates me to work hard for what I want.
Teens & 20s: What do you feel made the transition from hobby to passion?
Doucette: I really don’t remember having one specific moment that it read more…


Things To Do (week of Oct. 22, 2018)

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John Biewen, host of “Scene on Radio” podcast presents “Seeing White”: 7 p.m. Thursday, McKinnon Hall on the Elon University campus. Free.
• Alamance Makers Guild monthly woodworking, CNC and laser interest group meeting: 7 p.m. Thursday, Steam Junction Makerspace, 111 East Front Street, Burlington. Free; reservation required and can be made via EventBrite.com, Burlington Makers Meetup Group on meetup.com or RSVP on the Alamance Maker’s Guild Facebook page.
• Gene Watson: 7 p.m. Saturday at The Liberty Showcase Theater, 101 S. Fayetteville St., Liberty. $55 VIP Gold; $45 VIP: $35 House; and $45 VIP and $35 House for balcony seating. 336-622-3844 or www.thelibertyshowcase.com.


Food, rides & more – N.C. State Fair has it all

By Rachel Teseneer
Times-News correspondent

   RALEIGH – Nothing says fall and fun better than the North Carolina State Fair.
With rides, food, events and exhibits, the fair is a place where North Carolinians can congregate for a guaranteed good time.
The fair has brought in four new rides including a Dumbo elephant ride for kids. The classics are still there, of course, such as Centrifuge, which has riders leaning against the walls of the ride and spins so quickly that riders are held fast against the walls, and the beloved Ferris Wheel.
Food is arguably the most anticipated part of the fair. From fried to novelty items, the food at this year’s fair will not disappoint. Some notable new foods are rolled ice cream over at Black’s Concessions and a variety of bacon-on-a-stick options, such as Unicorn bacon and Jalapeno Cheeto bacon at Bubba’s Bacon. Caramel apples, cotton candy, donuts, ice cream, burgers and more are also available throughout the fair. There are even some vegan-friendly options such as Tropical Delights smoothies or roasted corn at Douglas Farms.
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