Monthly Archives: March 2013

Mobility is something we take for granted

Joan Hedrick / Times-News correspondent Most people take their mobility for granted. When it is simple to step on and off of curbs, walk through a mall or parking lot, walk up and down steps and use public restrooms, then it is easy to forget that an increasing number of citizens have difficulty with activities [...]

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Talented cast delivers in ‘Anything Goes’

Reviewed by Lincoln Pennington Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — While guests on Carnival cruises may be stranded, the passengers aboard the S.S. American are helping audiences at the Durham Performing Arts Center escape for a few hours. The national tour of “Anything Goes” has set anchor at the theater for a limited run. The [...]

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Western Alamance puts on some ‘Hairspray’

Reviewed by Tawny Metcalf Times-News correspondent The cast of Western Alamance High School’s “Hairspray” poses for a recent photo. / Tawny Metcalf, Times-News correspondent Is your hair feeling a little flat or your weekend a little bored? Then head to Western Alamance High School’s spring musical, “Hairspray.” This 1960s comedy is sure to bring [...]

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League of Extraordinary Thespians presents ALSF fundraiser

Times-News    The League of Extraordinary Thespians will perform “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Musical” at 7 p.m. May 10-11 at St. Marks Church, 1230 St. Marks Church Road, Burlington. Auditions for the musical are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 25-26 at St. Marks Church and those interested should be prepared [...]

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Step up to the mic, please

By Shaniece Lewis Times-News correspondent GREENSBORO — A cold, rainy night couldn’t stop the beautiful prose that awaited the crowd at Churchill’s Lounge on Elm on Feb. 22. Poetry is an understatement for what takes place at this venue every fourth Friday night. Late Night Lyrics and National Poetry award winner CEO Janelle “Princess [...]

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‘Anything Goes’ comes to DPAC this week

By Lincoln Pennington Times-News correspondent     DURHAM — “Anything Goes” follows the wild antics of a group of travelers aboard the S.S. American bound from New York to London. The current national touring version, which has its roots in the 2011 Tony Award-winning revival, docks at the Durham Performing Arts Center next week. Shows [...]

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ACT brings famous musical to life onstage

Reviewed by  Jessica Page Times-News correspondent Members of Alamance Children’s Theatre will present “The Sound of Music” for two weekends beginning Friday, March 15, 2013, at the Paramount Theater in Burlington. Scott Muthersbaugh / Times-News Alamance Children’s Theatre (ACT) has a reputation of putting on quality shows and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved musical “The [...]

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Williams wants to ‘spread the love around’

Commentary by Madeline Perrou, Hannah Thigpen and Evan Mertz Special to the Times-News It’s that special time of year again that no one in Burlington will want to miss. The Williams High School annual Musical Revue, “Spread the Love Around,” is guaranteed to have people dancing in their seats and singing all night long. This [...]

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Alamance Children’s Theatre to perform ‘Sound of Music’

By Jessica Page Times-News correspondent Alamance Children’s Theatre (ACT) is about to put on one of the most touching and inspiring stories of all time: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music,” based on the real-life story of the von Trapp family from Austria.    Director Peggy Bazakas talked about how similar it will [...]

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Local teen needs help ‘changing the world’

Reviewed by Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent    Kaitlin Chaney, a junior at Western Alamance High School, is hoping to become a student ambassador through a program called “People to People.”    This summer, Chaney would travel to Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia for 22 days, but she’s in needing of funding. All candidates must [...]

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