Monthly Archives: February 2014

Teens Downtown amateur night set for March 2

Times-News    GREENSBORO — The Community Theatre of Greensboro’s Teens Downtown “Amateur Night at the Apollo” will be at 6 p.m. March 2, 2014, at Starr Theatre, 520 S. Elm St. Busta Brown from the WXII Morning Show will serve as host. The show will feature more than a dozen contestants and guest performers. General [...]

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‘Book of Mormon’ delivers a poignant, familiar message about life

Reviewed by Lincoln Pennington Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — The touring missionaries from the Broadway hit “The Book of Mormon” started their two weeks of performances at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) last Tuesday. The tour is based on the original Broadway production, which won nine Tony Awards in 2011, including Best Musical. [...]

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Blogging is for fun, profit

By Ashley J. McKenna Times-News correspondent Many North Carolinians spend hours on the Internet each week reading and writing blogs. Some blogs are purely for fun, but others are profitable. In its most basic form, a blog is a personal website that features writings and photographs. If you’re thinking of an online journal or [...]

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Teenage blogger Tavi Gevinson has book deal

The Associated Press    NEW YORK — This is more than beginner’s luck: Teenage blogger-actress Tavi Gevinson has a two-book deal for more highlights from her online magazine Rookie. Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, announced recently that it will publish Rookie Yearbooks 3 and 4. Founded in 2011, Rookie is a publication for [...]

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UNC-Chapel Hill known as first public university in U.S.

Editor’s note: For the next few months, Teens & Twenties will be highlighting colleges and universities throughout the state.  By Allison Tate Times-News correspondent    CHAPEL HILL — When you visit Chapel Hill, you find that blue isn’t just a color, the ram isn’t just an animal, and the University of North Carolina at [...]

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‘Endless Love’ gets reinterpreted in watered-down remake

Reviewed by Roger Moore McClatchy News Service    Kids, this is not your parents’ “Endless Love.” Scott Spencer’s novel of a romantic obsession so strong that it flirts with mental illness has had its sharp edges rubbed off, its dramatic weight lifted and its focus shifted in this adaptation from the director of “Country Strong.” [...]

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It’s ‘still rock ‘n’ roll’ to Billy Joel

Reviewed by CJ Click Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH — One of the nation’s best-selling artists made at stop at the PNC Arena on his 2014 tour Sunday night. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Billy Joel packed the arena with fans ready to see “the piano man” in his first stop in Raleigh since [...]

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‘Newfound fervency for life’: Mom’s bouts with cancer has made family realize how blessed they are

Commentary by Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    In August 2013, I heard something none of us never expected — my mom had been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Two years earlier, she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. I remember the shock I had felt then: how I went on a long walk [...]

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What it’s like to be a bone marrow donor

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    Many people are frightened by what being a bone marrow donor requires. For most, visions of big needles and pain flash through their minds, when in reality, being a donor is a simple and virtuously painless process. Wendy Quigley, a Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator for UNC Hospitals, took the [...]

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UNCW is more than just ‘a school at the beach’

Editor’s note: Teens & Twenties will publish information on colleges and universities throughout North Carolina for the next few months.  By Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent    The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) is known for its location near the beach, but what else does this college have to offer? “I think my favorite [...]

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