Monthly Archives: April 2016

Just the facts, ma’am: Journalism in comic books

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    “It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … Superman! If those words were uttered in a city today, they’d be accompanied by the snapping shutters of iPhones and Galaxies, followed by a frenzied flurry of social media updates. Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube would suddenly be filled with [...]

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Burlington School dedicates show to alumna

By Madison Strickland Times-News correspondent    “Disney’s Mulan Jr.” is a heart-warming celebration of culture, honor and a fighting spirit. The show, which is about a girl showing strength and remaining optimistic in the toughest of times, struck a chord with The Burlington School family. The Burlington School’s spring musical will be dedicated to Ragan [...]

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Things to do in and around Alamance County

Elon Electric Ensemble Spring Show: Rock Anthems, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, McCrary Theatre on the Elon University campus. The Electric Ensemble rocks out to some of the greatest hits from the 1970s through the 1990s, featuring music by Def Leppard, Foreigner, Queen, ZZ Top, AC/DC, Nirvana, Aerosmith, Guns ‘N’ Roses and more. Admission is free. For [...]

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’42nd Street’ star destined to shine: Show comes to DPAC next week

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    Destiny’s a designated path, an instant connection. For Caitlin Ehlinger, destiny plays a huge role in her life and career. The talented young triple threat – actress, dancer and singer - plays leading lady Peggy Sawyer in the national tour of “42nd Street.” The tale of Peggy, who goes [...]

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Carolina Ballet presents ballet version of Shakespeare classic

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM – “Macbeth” is one of Shakespeare’s most known and beloved works, filled with violence, the supernatural, and emotionally torn and abused characters. It is not often that one gets the opportunity to see Shakespeare converted into ballet form, but that is exactly what Carolina Ballet’s Artistic Director Robert [...]

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‘Seussical’ takes stories beyond the page

By Michael Basirico Times-News correspondent    “Horton Hears A Who,” “Horton Hatches The Egg” and “Miss Gertrude McFuzz” can all be found in Graham High School’s presentation of “Seussical The Musical” this weekend. Show times are 7 p.m. today through Saturday in the Graham High School auditorium, 903 Trollinger Road, Graham. It will be performed [...]

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Things to do the week of April 25, 2016

Times-News Studio 1 presents “10 Minute Marathon,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sara McMillan Brown Theatre, 1332 Plaza Drive, Burlington, $11. Visit or call 336-534-0321. Elon University Digital Art students’ exhibit, opens with a reception from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, SunTrust Gallery, Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham. Exhibit will remain [...]

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Students combine talents for ‘Seussical the Musical’

By Michael Basirico Times-News correspondent     Students of North Graham Elementary School, Graham Middle School and Graham High School have been working hard since October to ready the upcoming production of “Seussical: the Musical.” The musical is defined as a show that takes the Dr. Seuss classics beyond the page, and onto the stage, with [...]

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Latest ‘Jungle Book’ sticks to the bare necessities

Reviewed by Lily Pope Times-News correspondent    Disney’s new release, “The Jungle Book,” transports moviegoers into the jungle and life of young Mowgli (Neel Sethi). For an hour and 45 minutes, viewers are brought back to the simple bare necessities and can forget their worries with Mowgli’s action-packed adventures. Mowgli was the son of a [...]

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YouTube channel focuses on kids doing good deeds

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent    While many girls are making YouTube channels about makeup, fashion and comedy, 10-year-old Izzy Kress wants to do something a little different. “My parents had said that when I turned 10, I could get my own channel,” Izzy explained. “My mom and I started talking about it, and she [...]

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