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Audra McDonald awes Chapel Hill audience

Reviewed by Elspeth Macnab-Stark
Times-News correspondent

   CHAPEL HILL — Audra McDonald enthralled the audience with her powerful voice and captivating stage presence during her concert Saturday night at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall. McDonald is renowned for her work on Broadway, on TV and her concerts, and has culminated a record-breaking number of Tony, Grammy and Emmy awards for her work. She was joined by Brian Hertz (piano); Gene Lewin (drums); and Mark Vanderpoel (bass) in a 90-minute performance. She sang a collection of Broadway pieces from the great American songbook, and some from lesser-known composers.
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Snow days: Teens & 20s capture beauty of wintry weather

Times-News correspondents


Hollyann Gardner's photo at her home in Efland. [Hollyann Gardner / Times-News correspondent

   Teens & 20s writers picked up their   cameras (and camera phones) and shot  snow  scenes during their snow days. From   Burlington to Browns Summit, enjoy these  images.

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


Elon University Department of Performings Arts presents “Moment”: 7:30 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30-Feb. 2 and 2 p.m. Feb. 3, Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West, 408 W. Haggard Ave., Elon. Tickets are $13 or free with Elon University identification. Reservations can be made by calling 336-278-5650.
AMSOIL Arenacross: 7 p.m. Saturday, and AMSOIL Arenacross Amateur Day, noon Sunday, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro. $15 to $69 for Saturday and $10 to $25 for Sunday; tickets available through Ticketmaster.
26th annual Times-News Chili Cook-Off: 11 a.m. Saturday, Holly Hill Mall and Business Center, 309 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington.


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