Monthly Archives: October 2011

Yo Gabba Gabba Live is an interactive, family-friendly concert

Reviewed by Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent GREENSBORO — A life-size boom box is projected onto a screen and following a series of special effects, familiar characters seemingly spring onto the stage. The crowd, comprised mainly of young children and their loved ones, instantly reacts with hoots and hollers: Yo Gabba Gabba Live has begun. [...]

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All aboard for the ‘haunted train’

By Matt Herter Times-News correspondent Halloween is just a week away and with it, Alamance County Arts Council director Cary Worthy is also seeing many months of planning on the Haunted Train fall into place.  After a successful run last year that allowed the arts council to present $3,000 to the Children’s Museum of [...]

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‘Haunted house’ takes cues from area ghost story

By Allie Barnes Special to the Times-News The Williams High School English Honor Society is preparing a haunted house from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Although the school’s third floor will be converted for fright tactics for this one night, some say the rest of the building is haunted year-round. Legend has [...]

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Carolina Renaissance Festival home of knights, maidens and much more

By Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent HUNTERSVILLE — Once inside, it’s easy for visitors to mistake this seemingly fantastical village of artisans, rides and festivities for the majestic quality of Camelot itself. As you make your way through, knights and maidens seem to spring from every side. Fairies and woodland creatures abound — it’s almost as if you stepped into [...]

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I wear pink for …

I wear pink in remembrance of my grandmother, Verla Bouldin. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at 69 and passed away at age 76. For several years, no one could have guessed that she was battling a life-threatening disease. She continued to do the things she loved, such as tending to her garden, until the [...]

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Elon Academy a great learning experience

Commentary by Ngozika Nwoko Times-News correspondent ELON — My experience with the Elon Academy has been both positive and life-changing. When I was first accepted into the program as a high school freshman, I really didn’t know what to expect. All that I knew for sure was that I would be sacrificing the first [...]

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Appreciating the man behind the machine

Commentary by Ngozika Nwoko Times-News correspondent Steve Jobs entertained the world with a constant stream of technological advances and dazzled the imagination of millions with several of Disney’s legendary Pixar movies. Although I did not know him personally, through the click of a mouse or the swipe of an iPad, he made me feel [...]

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‘Death Cure’ a phenomenal closure to amazing trilogy

“The Death Cure,” by James Dashner. Copyright 2011, Delacorte Books for Readers, exclusive edition. 335 pages. $17. Reviewed By Rachel Anne Spencer Times-News correspondent  James Dashner’s new book “The Death Cure” does not disappoint. It’s packed from cover to cover with the sarcasm, witty characters, dark humor and awesome fight sequences that define “The Maze Runner Trilogy.” It’s truly a [...]

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Willie Nelson wows crowd in Durham

 Reviewed by CJ Click Times-News correspondent   DURHAM — Country music legend and American icon Willie Nelson has found himself “on the road again,” making a stop at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) on Thursday night. The concert began at 7:30 p.m. with Nelson coming on stage, minus an opening act.  Nelson began with [...]

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Yo Gabba Gabba challenges you to get down and dance

By Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent If you have a sibling under the age of 5 and are a fan of family friendly entertainment that sports a trendy vibe, then chances are you’ve heard of the hit children’s show, “Yo Gabba Gabba.” The live version of the show is currently touring throughout the nation and will stop at the [...]

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