Monthly Archives: October 2011

Kanye West, Jay-Z team up for spectacular show

Reviewed by Clay De Souza Times-News correspondent GREENSBORO — At 9:19 p.m. Sunday night, boos, not cheers, filled the Greensboro Colisuem, until the lights darkened. You can’t blame fans for displaying their crankiness when a show with a 7:30 p.m. ticket still hasn’t started by 9 p.m. And with the public relations behind the [...]

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The FCCLA at Western Alamance High School poses for a photo recently in support of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. / Photo by Kaitlin Gillespie, Times-News correspondent
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Busch Gardens provides thrills (and chills)

 Reviewed by Holly Bouldin Times-News correspondent  WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — “Welcome to the dark side of the gardens” — a deep and chilling voice could be heard saying throughout Busch Gardens, reminding guests that at 6 p.m., the park would transform into an oasis of terror. Each fall, Busch Gardens gets in the spirit (pun [...]

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Student of Month is well-rounded, talented

 By Jennafer Fowler Times-News correspondent October’s Student of the Month is a well-rounded and talented individual. William Richardson Jr., a sophomore at Cummings High School, is a good student and athlete. Richardson is on the varsity basketball and football teams. He has been playing these two sports since he was 6 years old. He [...]

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Hollywood seems to be recycling horror films

 Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent Lately, it has seemed as if the movie industry has gotten lazy. Remakes of old movies have been popping up instead of new ideas. Halloween and horror movies in general, seem to be very susceptible to this problem. With remakes or continuances of films such as “A Nightmare [...]

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‘Rock of Ages’ shows the lasting power of ’80s music’

Reviewed by Lincoln Pennington Times-News correspondent  DURHAM — Acid-washed-jean-wearing rockers have invaded Durham. Actually, it is just the cast of the Broadway tour of “Rock of Ages. The Tony-nominated show currently is running at theDurhamPerformingArtsCenter, The American Tobacco District, 123 Vivian St. Set to iconic ’80s rock songs, the show follows two young lovers [...]

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Woodlawn Middle School to perform “Once Upon A Mattress”

Times-News    MEBANE – Woodlawn Middle School Theater Department will perform “Once Upon A Mattress,” 7 p.m. Nov. 3-5, 2011, inside Eastern Alamance High School auditorium, 4040 Mebane Rogers Road. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Call (919) 563-3222 for more details.

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Northeast Park’s Haunted Trail is simply spooktacular

Reviewed by Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent    GIBSONVILLE — Spiders, chain saws and grim reapers are just some of the frights that await you at Northeast Park’s fifth annual Haunted Trail. The entrance fee is $5 a person. If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to experience a great Halloween scare with friends, then this [...]

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Graham High to perform “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”

Times-News GRAHAM — Graham High School’s Theatre Department will present “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 29, and a special late night showing at 10:20 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the school, 903 Trollinger Road. Cost is $3 for students and $5 for adults and the show is not recommended for young [...]

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‘Enchanted Sleeping Beauty’ mixes action and romance

 Reviewed by Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent Prepare to travel to the mystical kingdom of Never Nod — a place of myth and celebration. When the curtains first open to Alamance Children’s Theatre’s presentation of the “Enchanted Sleeping Beauty: A Musical,” audience members are greeted by an ensemble of colorful, unforgettable characters and idyllic music courtesy of the [...]

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