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60th annual youth arts competition: Artwork on display through May 4



The 60th annual Visual Arts Competition for Young People is on display now through May 4 at Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham. [Pam Bonney / Bonney Girl Photography

   GRAHAM — The 60th annual Visual Arts Competition for Young People is on   display now through May 4 at Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St.
The competition was open to all public, charter, church-sponsored, private and     home-schooled students from grades 7 through 12. Teachers submitted entries.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

For more details, contact 336-226-4495.



Timeless themes & trials: Alamance Fine Arts Academy presents ‘Charlotte’s Web’

By Lydia Pankratz
Times-News correspondent


Courtney Cox (Charlotte), left, and Logan Hodges (Wilbur) rehearse a scene from Alamance Fine Arts Academy's "Charlotte's Web." [Kari Fox / Special to the Times-News

   Alamance Fine Arts Academy has taken the beloved story, “Charlotte’s Web,” and tweaked it a bit.
“We’ve enhanced aspects of it — including staging and characters — that are unique and help reinvent the classic,” said director Matthew Davidson. “I would say our set and soundtrack, as well as some previously unseen characters, really set this production apart.”
Davidson said he is focusing on the show’s timeless themes and trials.
“It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are — everyone can relate to the struggle of making new friends. And even set in a barn with a pig and a spider, those problems are relatable and heart-warming,” he said.    “This show is truly for all ages. I like to say our youth productions are similar to Pixar films. Children and youth love them, but also take them at face value while parents are also able to really be moved and dig into the deeper layers. There is something in this show for everyone.”
The cast includes more than 15 people ranging in age from 7 to 18 years old.
“Charlotte teaches the importance of friendship, love, and sacrifice,” read more…

Things To Do (week of April 23, 2018)


Elon University’s Department of Performing Arts presents “American Idiot”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; and 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West on the Elon University campus. $13 or free with Elon University identification. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 336-278-5650 or visiting
Women’s Resource Center in Alamance County’s 21st annual Herb Festival: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday (preview party); 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church, 508 Davis St., Burlington. Admission to Friday and Saturday’s event is free. Thursday’s preview party is for members only, but you can join for $30. 336-227-6900 or
Elon University Jazz Ensemble spring concert: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, McCrary Theatre on the Elon University campus. Free.

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