Monthly Archives: April 2015

To watch ‘Swan Lake’ is to peer into another world

Reviewed by Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH — Romance, enchantment and emotion all can be found in Carolina Ballet’s “Swan Lake.” Performed at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. “Swan Lake” is a tantalizing masterpiece. It follows the story of a prince (Richard Krusch) who meets a young girl (Lilyan Vigo) [...]

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Burlington’s annual Mini Maker Faire set for April 25

By Joshua Fitzgerald Times-News correspondent The Burlington Mini Maker Faire allows adults and children alike to display their creations, which include robots, recycled sculptures and high-altitude balloons. Most of the inventions are interactive and have included a life-sized Pac-Man game and a Tesla Coil (a large construct which discharges visible lightning between two points) [...]

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‘Furious 7’ lives up to the hype

Commentary by Macie Little Times-News correspondent “Furious 7,” the seventh installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise, proved itself on the release date by reaching record-breaking ticket sales. Although ‘Furious 7″ faced the death of chief cast member, Paul Walker, before filming was complete, it sold an estimated $143.6 million in tickets in North [...]

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Frittata a fun dish for kids, teens

Commentary by Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent Since hens have started laying and green plants are finally poking up their heads in the garden, it’s time to begin gathering recipes that make the most of the bounty of the season. A personal favorite egg-based recipe of mine is a mini frittata. This fun recipe is [...]

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Celtic Woman has passion for performing

Reviewed by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — Though the sprawling hills and lush scenery of Ireland may be thousands of miles away, Celtic Woman brought the melodies of its home country to the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) on Friday night. Since the group is celebrating its 10th anniversary tour, there were [...]

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B.I.G. on bikes: Program provides homeless with transportation, new lease on life

Commentary by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent    Bicycling In Greensboro (B.I.G.) began its Changing Gears Program to provide free bicycles to those facing homelessness in 2007. The community outreach program provides a free bicycle and a cycling safety kit to those in need. These recipients also complete training sessions in safe bicycling and basic [...]

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Why speaking another language is important

   Spanish, French and Latin are the three most common foreign languages taught in the Alamance-Burlington school system and other places across the state. Despite their availability, many don’t realize the importance of studying and learning these languages. Foreign languages are an important part of our education. Studies have shown that learning a foreign language [...]

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