Monthly Archives: April 2013

From actor to stage hand – my play experience

Commentary by Madison Strickland Special to the Times-News Madison Strickland reviews cues for Burlington Day School’s “Wagon Wheels West” recently. / Photo submitted    Drama performances have always been a part of my life. When I was 20 days old, I was Baby Jesus in a church play. Throughout my childhood, I was always in [...]

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Celtic Woman performs with elegance and passion

Reviewed by Jessica Page Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    DURHAM — Nothing can compare to the four brilliantly talented ladies of Celtic Woman: Chloë Agnew, Lisa Lambe, Susan McFadden and fiddler Máiréad Nesbitt. Each lady has so much talent that it beams like rays of sunshine bolting through the clouds. It’s hard to miss and brilliant [...]

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Country legend not slowing with age

“Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” by Willie Nelson. Copyright 2013, Sony Legacy. $10.79. Reviewed by CJ Click Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Photo submitted    Reaching a new milestone in his career this year, Willie Nelson released his 61st studio album on April 16. The album, “Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” is timed with Nelson’s [...]

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Paramore: A band forever rocking on

“Paramore,” by Paramore. Copyright 2013, Fueled by Ramen. $9.99.  Reviewed by Jessica Page Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Photo submitted    Like the first chapter in a new book, the first song on Paramore’s latest album, “Fast In My Car,” captures your attention and makes you want to hear more. Paramore still has the amazing rock sound, [...]

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‘Wheelhouse’ most organic of Paisley’s career

“Wheelhouse,” by Brad Paisley. Copyright 2013, Sony Nashville/Arista. $13.99.  Reviewed by Matt Herter Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Photo submitted    In 2011, three-time Grammy winning country artist Brad Paisley released “This is Country Music,” an album that truly reflected country sounds. However, Paisley did the exact opposite with his newest album titled “Wheelhouse.” With his two [...]

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MerleFest 2013 takes on new meaning

Reviewed by CJ Click Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    WILKESBORO — One of the most famous musical festivals in the country took on a new meaning this year. MerleFest, which began in memory of the legendary folk artist Doc Watson’s son, Eddy Merle Watson, is now being held in honor of both father and son. Thousands [...]

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Comic book lovers, unite: Free Comic Book Day, preview of ‘Legend of Zelda’ planned May 4

By Sam Diezel and Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondents teens20@thetimesnews.com Submitted photo by Melissa Baerry    GREENSBORO — Greensboro will become Comic Book City USA in honor of Free Comic Book Day on May 4, 2013. More than 32,000 comic books will be given away for free and superhero fans of all ages can be photographed [...]

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Student of the Month ‘lucky to have a supportive family’

By Katie Farrell Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com  Doria Worden, a freshman at Western Alamance High School, is Student of the Month for April 2013. / Photo submitted    Doria Worden, a freshman at Western Alamance High School, has endured surgeries and medical procedures due to scoliosis, but she doesn’t let that slow her down her hamper [...]

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Graham High to perform Theatre for Social Change

By Katie Farrell Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    GRAHAM — “Bocón” and “The Yellow Boat,” two one-act shows about societal issues, are part of Graham High School’s Theatre for Social Change. Lisa Loomer’s “Bocón” follows a young boy named Miguel, as he tries to get away from the soldiers in his village; they’ve scared his voice [...]

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Cloud Conference 2013 will include service projects and more

By Christian Hornaday Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    GRAHAM — Churches Unite will present Cloud Conference  2013 May 2-4, 2013, at New Covenant Fellowship Church, 1913 Rogers Road. “With Cloud Conference,” several churches are physically serving people at a capacity that I have never witnessed,” said Steven Potts, founder of Churches Unite and worship pastor at Integrity [...]

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