Monthly Archives: November 2012

Heart-warming holiday tale: Alamance Children’s Theatre to perform ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

Commentary by Brittany Carter Times-News correspondent Looking for a heart-warming show that will get you in the Christmas spirit?    Then be sure to attend Alamance Children’s Theatre’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., [...]

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Band of the Week: Alamance County Home School Band

Name: Alamance County Home School Band (ACHSB) Director: Steve Morris When the band was formed: 2003 When the band meets: Currently on Mondays and Thursdays Who can participate: Any home school student and local high school students that are looking for more opportunities to play. How to get involved: Contact Steve Morris by going to [...]

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Western High’s Day with Santa is Dec. 8

By Tawny Metcalf Times-News correspondent Have you told Santa what you want for Christmas yet? He will be at Western Alamance High School from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 8, for “A Day with Santa.” Western’s drama class is getting into the Christmas spirit by putting on a Christmas show for kids.    “We [...]

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Pack your bags and go ‘Around the World’

Reviewed by Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent    As the lights come up, the audience is immediately captivated with a mischievous group of five.    They are introduced as the Troopa Players and appear periodically through the show. After their greeting and explanation, they scurry off.    Now, the stories begin. In fact, you’re about to go “Around the [...]

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Go back in time with ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Reviewed by Chelsey Fattal Times-News correspondent “Bye Bye Birdie,” the musical that had Americans “rocking and rolling” in the 1960s, will be performed at the Paramount Theater this weekend by Burlington Christian Academy’s Royal Players.    With zealous acting and well-performed musical numbers, these young actors and actresses made their viewers more than ready [...]

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Elon student music group plans concert tour

By Kelsey Higgins Special to the Times-News    ELON — This year after exams, when most Elon University students are heading home for winter holiday break, the student musicians who make up the Elon Music Ambassadors ensemble (EMA) will get into vans and head out for a four-day tour.    Students of the touring ensemble [...]

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Taylor Jeffries named Miss Western High School

Times-News    Taylor Alexis Jeffries was crowned Miss Western Alamance High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.    Taylor performed a jazz/tap combination to “All That Jazz” from the hit musical “Chicago.” She plans to attend a four-year university to pursue a nursing degree and will go on to pursue a master’s in Midwifery. She [...]

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BCA to perform ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

By Joan Hedrick Times-News correspondent Get ready for a little romance and a lot of laughs. “Bye Bye Birdie” is a humorous, affectionate satire that tells the story of a rock ’n’ roll singer about to face his toughest crowd yet — the Army. It’s the 1950s and Conrad Birdie has just been drafted. [...]

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Studio 1 goes ‘Around the World in Five Stories’

Commentary by Brittany Carter Times-News correspondent Clear your calendars for Friday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1-2, because Studio 1 will be producing the play, “Around the World in Five Stories.”    This is a play directed by Tami Kress which “is actually a compilation of five fables from all around the world.” While this [...]

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Student of Month a ‘thoughtful leader’

By Jessica Page Times-News correspondent Ambitious, goal-oriented and determined are all words that can be used to describe Haley Garrison, a seventh-grader at Hawbridge Charter School and November’s Student of the Month.    “The traits that are most striking about Haley are her determination, and the way she has set a path for herself at [...]

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