Monthly Archives: May 2013

‘Kindling Muse’ is intense, powerful and uplifting

“The Kindling Muse,” by Chelsey Guy. Copyright 2013, Abbott Press, 377 pages. $17.96.  Reviewed by Jessica Page Times-News correspondent    Mythology has been used in countless young adult novels. But “The Kindling Muse” by Chelsey Guy has blown the definition of paranormal fiction out of the water. It’s full of mystery, love, adventure and [...]

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‘Curtis Hall’ is thrilling and magical

    “Surviving Curtis Hall: The Lure of Blood,” by L.A. Matthies. Copyright 2012, iUniverse Publishing Company, 245 pages. $20.48. Reviewed by Jessica Page Times-News correspondent Photo submitted    If you have a longing for adventure; “Surviving Curtis Hall: The Lure of Blood” is a perfect fit. Each character’s personality is well-described in every chapter. [...]

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Western Alamance Quiz Bowl team takes seventh-place in state

Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent    When students from Western Alamance High School get together to form a Quiz Bowl team, prepare to see brain power take a new meaning. Quiz Bowl is a type of team Jeopardy game that tests knowledge of everything from current events to war generals. This fast-paced game [...]

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Art imitates life in ‘Save the Supers’

By Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent    What would you do if you were a superhero struggling to make ends meet amidst lay-offs and budget cuts? Most recognized for his work on “The Legend of Neil” and “The Guild,” Sandeep Parikh, is a renowned Internet sensation, but most recently there’s been a lot of buzz [...]

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Zumbatomic, dances and more offered at Thataways Youth Center

Times-News    Zumbatomic: Zumba for Kids! Is being offered for ages 6 to 12 years old from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays now through June 19, 2013, at Thataways Youth Center, 1334 Overbrook Drive, Burlington. Cost is $24 per person for six classes. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and don’t forget to bring a water [...]

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Standout performers make ‘Sister Act’ shine

Reviewed by Lincoln Pennington Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — The Broadway tour of “Sister Act” has descended upon the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) this week to close the theater’s 2012-2013 SunTrust Broadway Series. The Tony Award-nominated show is based on the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg film of the same name and Goldberg also serves as [...]

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Daycations: Alamance County offers variety of fun activities

Commentary by Bailey Pennington Times-News correspondent Sam Ceparano, 10, paddles a kayak along Rock Creek inside Cedarock Park. / Sam Roberts, Times-News    As summer draws near, adults and kids everywhere are itching for a get-away. Unfortunately, in today’s economy, it is becoming increasingly difficult for individuals and families to plan inexpensive vacations. As [...]

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Alamance Christian School students to perform May 16

Times-News    GRAHAM – Students from Alamance Christian School will present “The Sweet Sounds of Spring” at 6:30 p.m. May 16, 2013, at  Colonial Hardware, 104 E. Elm St. The public is invited to attend with picnics, lawn chairs, coolers, etc. and listen to light music by students from grades 5 through 12. For more details, call [...]

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‘Happiest place on Earth’ – there’s something magical about Disney World

Commentary by Lenzie Purcell Times-News correspondent Laney Danzeisen, left, and her sister Lenzie Purcell, a Teens & Twenties writer, pose for a recent photo at Disney World. / Photo submitted    ORLANDO, Fla. — Traveling from relaxing Key West, where I started my spring break, to high-paced Disney World proved to be a bit [...]

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Cheerleading as competitive as sports teams

By Elisa Abele Times-News    Turn on any football game and you can’t help but notice the close ups of bouncing, smiling big-haired girls with pom-poms. Check out the newest high-school chick flick and note the sneaker-wearing, scrunchy clad “mean-girl” chewing on bubble gum and spreading rumors. Change the channel to ESPN and you might [...]

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