Monthly Archives: November 2013

Who’s Who?

By Caroline Carpenter Times-News correspondent    1st Doctor “Our destiny is in the stars, so let’s go and search for it!” The 1st Doctor is portrayed by Mr. William Hartnell. This original Doctor came across as a grouchy old man, but tends to diminish that reputation throughout the series. He displays childish delight, humorous [...]

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Fans delighted, ready to celebrate

By Vivian Hohl Times-News correspondent    Fifty years is a long time to gain fans, and with the ability to broadcast its program to more than 75 countries, the numbers of “Doctor Who” enthusiasts have certainly grown. With all of these fans, also called Whovians, there is a great rumpus going on with the [...]

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Justin Timberlake keeps Raleigh crowd dancing for hours

By Brittany Carter Times-News correspondent  RALEIGH — Amidst the roar of a screaming crowd in the jam-packed PNC Arena on Wednesday night, The Weeknd opened up for Justin Timberlake at about 8 p.m. After singing a few songs and setting the mood for the upcoming concert, the crowd waited impatiently for the main act. [...]

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Tick, tock: “Catching Fire” debuts in theaters Nov. 22

Character profiles compiled by Allison Tate Times-News correspondent Katniss Everdeen is the fiery, young heroine of the Hunger Games trilogy. Since her father’s death, Katniss has been responsible for providing for her family. She uses her amazing talent with a bow and arrow and her great survival skills to hunt for food in the [...]

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‘Catching Fire’ is story of love, survival

“Catching Fire,” by Suzanne Collins. Copyright 2009, Scholastic Press. 391 pages. $7.92. Reviewed by Natalie Barry Times-News correspondent    Told from Katniss Everdeen’s point of view, the second book in the “Hunger Games” trilogy will invoke a number of thoughts and emotions. Katniss tries to survive with her fellow Tribute member Peeta Mellark and [...]

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From bound book to big screen

By Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent Katniss Everdeen is shown in artwork courtesy of; “Catching Fire” premieres at theaters nationwide on Nov. 22, 2013    Is it the gore, the romance or the suspense that has created the phenomena known as The Hunger Games? The dystopian novel has swept the nation, and the premiere [...]

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Piano Guys deliver unique musical experience

Reviewed by Emma Gadbery Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — The sold-out Piano Guys concert at Durham Performing Arts Center on Tuesday night was truly an entertaining experience. It was a mixture of live music, videos and funny stories told by cellist Steven Sharp Nelson and pianist Jon Schmidt. The Piano Guys started off as [...]

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A juggling act: Working while in college

Commentary by Lenzie Purcell Times-News correspondent    College: a place to party, spend money, relax and learn. After a year of doing exactly this I found myself broke, tired and out of focus. The newness of university is overwhelming and finding your niche is time consuming. But soon after you stop asking, “can you [...]

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‘House of Hades’ another great offering from Rick Riordan

“The House of Hades,” by Rick Riordan. Copyright 2013, Disney-Hyperion Books. $19.99, 608 pages. Reviewed by Emma Gadbery Times-News correspondent    Author Rick Riordan has created another great book in The Heroes of Olympus series, the follow-up series for Percy Jackson and the Olympians. In the fourth book, “The House of Hades,” Riordan has [...]

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Willie Nelson teams up with ladies of country music for latest CD

“To All The Girls,” Willie Nelson. Copyright 2013, Legacy record label. $11.53. Reviewed by CJ Click Times-News correspondent Willie Nelson, who just turned 80 in April, has been described as the coolest octogenarian. The country legend and American icon has made an album collaborating with the best female artists in the music industry, showing [...]

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