Monthly Archives: November 2015

‘Welcome to Night Vale’ is an intriguing podcast

Commentary by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent    “Welcome To Night Vale” (WTNV) is a weirdly intriguing podcast produced by Common Place Books. The bi-monthly podcast tells the story of a small desert community called Night Vale, narrated by Cecil Palmer. There are four main characters — Cecil Palmer (the narrator), Carlos (the scientist), Office [...]

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‘Illusionists’ magic show dazzles and wows Durham crowd

Reviewed by Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — Six magicians, each unique in his persona and technique, take the stage of the Durham Performing Arts Center for seven more shows. The show is “The Illusionists,” and is truly a magic show like none other. It was creative producer Simon Painter’s idea to bring [...]

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Woodlawn Middle School to perform ‘Shrek, The Musical Jr.’

Times-News     MEBANE – Woodlawn Middle School’s Department of Performing Arts will present “Shrek, The Musical Jr.” at 7 p.m. Nov. 19-21, 2015 at Eastern Alamance High School auditorium, 4040 Mebane Rogers Road. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. For more details, call (919) 563-5991.

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Middle school students will perform prevention theater on Monday

Times-News    DURHAM – Students from Encore! Afterschool program at Brogden Middle School will present “Teen Talk: A Tale of Substance” at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 in Cinema 1 at the Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham. Admission is free. “Receiving the kind of prevention education that Teen Talk provides is rare. Teen [...]

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New twist on old favorite: This cranberry sauce doesn’t come from a can

Commentary by Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent    We all remember that can with “cranberry sauce” written on the label. This mysterious gelatinous substance would appear on the table as part of every American family’s annual feast. You can’t have Thanksgiving without cranberry sauce, but the canned stuff no longer makes the grade. The great [...]

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Veterans Day a chance to thank those who served

Commentary by Hannah Kiker Times-News correspondent    Louis Liotta, Gerald Turney and Neal Crane are three completely different men. The lives that they lead all have their differences and similarities, but one thing they have in common — they are all war veterans. These honorable individuals have put the lives of America before their [...]

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‘The Illusionists’ brings its magical spectacle to Durham

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — A magic show like none other is coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center on Tuesday. “The Illusionists” is a show composed of a group of talented magicians who make it their mission to amaze and inspire audiences with mind-blowing tricks and stunts. Coming off its [...]

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