Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rapper B.o.B.’s ‘Strange Clouds’ offers great collaborations

“Strange Clouds,” B.o.B. Copyright 2012. Atlantic Records. Deluxe edition with extra tracks and 2 CDs. Explicit lyrics; parental advisory warning.$26. Reviewed by Ngozika Nwoko Times-News correspondent “Strange Clouds” rapper B.o.B’s second studio album and much like the first recording, “B.o.B Presents:The Adventures of Bobby Ray,” “Strange Clouds spans many genres other than rap like [...]

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Pocket Posh’s word searches will keep you entertained

“Pocket Posh: Word Round-Up 3 — 100 Puzzles,” by The Puzzle Society, Copyright 2012, Andrews McMeel Publishing, $7.99. Reviewed by Christian Hornaday Times-News correspondent “Pocket Posh: Word Round-Up 3” from The Puzzle Society is a challenging style of word search that will keep you on your toes with each puzzle. With its compact size [...]

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Free Comic Book Day began early this year

By Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent GREENSBORO — This year’s Free Comic Book Day began early when some lawn chairs and an umbrella canopy appeared in front of Acme Comics at around 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012. “We’ve been coming here for years. Two years ago, we were 223rd in line. Last year, we were [...]

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Just because you can’t vote doesn’t mean you can’t have an opinion

Commentary by Al Fernandez Times-News correspondent General election season is in full swing across America. Often, young people are left completely out of this process. As a student who cannot vote, I often feel like adults expect me to be a blind lemming who follows what I hear from my superiors. Sad to say, [...]

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Photovoice initiative teaches Periclean Scholar a valuable lesson

Commentary by Annie Huth Special to the Times-News Eight-thousand, three hundred and seven miles span the distance between Burlington and Jamkhed, India. On the surface, these two communities couldn’t be more different — one an ever-commercial home to locals, professionals, college students, thrift stores and fast-food restaurants; the other a rural town surrounded by villages [...]

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The Elon School to present ‘Spoon River Anthology’

Times-News The Elon School will perform “Spoon River Anthology” at 8 p.m. May 18-19 at the Historic Depot amphitheatre, 200 S. Main St., Burlington. Edgar Lee Masters wrote “fictional” epitaphs that were published in the magazine “Reedy’s Mirror” in 1915. These poems were based on fictional characters. The stories were named “Spoon River” after the [...]

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Southeast Thresher’s Reunion seeking pageant contestants

Times-News DENTON – The 2012 Southeast Thresher’s Reunion and Southeast Thresher’s Queen Scholarship pageant are seeking contestants for the pageant set for June 30 at Denton Farm Park. The 2012 queen will receive a $2,000 educational scholarship, along with gifts and prizes. Contestants must be rising high school seniors (public or home-schooled) through age 25 as [...]

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Plaid Players delivers rousing rendition of popular TV show

 Reviewed by Hannah Strickland Special to the Times-News  ”Sunday, Monday, Happy Days! Tuesday, Wednesday … ” These words began one of television’s most iconic theme songs. If you loved the TV show “Happy Days,” then you will enjoy this fun, upbeat musical directed and adapted for the stage by Ashley Phipps and performed by a [...]

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‘Happy Days’ are here again

 Commentary by Jacen Lazar Times-News correspondent    Ashley Phipps has been given the task of directing her 12th theater production since 2007. Phipps has taught at Burlington Christian Academy for four years now and nearly all of the actors have had a connection to her, either as a student, or on another production. Phipps [...]

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3-D movies a way to rediscover classics

 Commentary by CJ Click Times-News correspondent    If you’ve been to the movies lately, you’ve probably noticed the variety of 3-D movies being offered.    The 3-D movie craze first became popular in the 1950s, even though they have existed in some form since 1915. The industry had resurgence in the 1980s and early [...]

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