Monthly Archives: December 2013

Book offers tips on becoming a grown-up

“Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps,” by Kelly Williams Brown. Copyright 2013, Grand Central Publishing. 228 pages. Reviewed by Ashley J. McKenna Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com “Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps” is the perfect book to politely tell someone you care about to grow up. Is your [...]

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‘Nutcracker’ ballet truly showcases the magic of Christmas

Reviewed by Emma Gadbery Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    ELON — For 32 years, young ballet dancers in Alamance County have brought to life the holiday tale of a girl and her fanciful nutcracker on their journey through shadowy halls, snowy forests and a kingdom of sweets, with plenty of adventure in between. Dancers who participated [...]

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Teen to Teen Theatre holding auditions for “Oz!”

Times-News      Teen to Teen Theatre will hold auditions for “Oz!” from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 16-17, 2013, Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. Be prepared to sing a simple song in your range as well as cold readings and dance. Performances are March 7-9, 2014, at the Paramount Theater. [...]

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Burlington Christian Academy to present ‘Dear Chuck’ Saturday

Times-News      The Burlington Christian Academy Theatre will present “Dear Chuck,” a play by Jonathan Dorf, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in the Sara McMillan Brown Theatre at Studio 1, 1332 Plaza Drive, Burlington. Performed by the Burlington Christian Academy Theatre group and directed by Grammy and Dove award winner Elijah Chester, the show [...]

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Clover Garden’s Christmas concert set for Dec. 17

Commentary by Allison Tate Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Christmas, for many people, is all about the music. Caroling and Christmas CDs are a must around the holidays. But what about Christmas concerts? You’ve probably heard of them several times during the years, but if you have never even ventured out to one then you certainly [...]

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Homeschool band’s Christmas concert will be Dec. 19

Commentary by Allison Tate Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    “Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh, o’er the fields we go laughing all the way …” Everyone can immediately recognize the beginning lines of the beloved carol, “Jingle Bells.” It’s  just one of the many holiday tunes that will be performed at the Alamance [...]

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Mellow & modern: Haw River Ballroom a great place for teens to see concerts

Commentary by Delaney Rhodes Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com SAXAPAHAW — Teens, do you need a change of scenery where you can enjoy live entertainment? The Haw River Ballroom was once the Dye House of Saxapahaw’s Historic Cotton Mill, but it is now a venue that provides a warm and rustic setting for enjoying many different featured [...]

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Amazing world of science: Alamance Community College offers class on stem cell research

Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    In a world of continuous change, students are given few opportunities to experience the ever-changing field of science. Fortunately for some, Alamance Community College is attempting to allow students a small taste of the field of stem cell research. Recently, about a dozen students set forth on [...]

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With ‘Esno White,’ Studio 1 presents a unique take on ‘Snow White’

Reviewed by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com   Combine “Snow White” Spanish twists and Studio 1 and out comes a delightful tale dubbed “Esno White.” The language switches seamlessly between English and Spanish, but it is relatively simple Spanish, so that almost anyone can interpret what is being said. The play opens with a father reading [...]

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‘Grinch’ steals the show in Durham

Reviewed by Emma Gadbery Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    DURHAM — Tuesday night’s opening performance of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Musical” was full of holiday spirit. This timeless classic is about a nasty old Grinch who hates Christmas and the joyful Whos that live down in Whoville so he tries to stop Christmas from [...]

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