Monthly Archives: June 2016

Dancer describes ‘Riverdance’ as ‘a magical show’

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    Teens & 20s writer Rachel Teseneer had a chance to catch up with “Riverdance” performer Ciara Sexton recently: Teens & 20s: When did you first start performing? (Did you grow up performing or is it something you found later in life. Sexton: I have been dancing since age 3. [...]

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Governor’s Page Program: Teens get an educational, paid experience

By Jordan Carey Times-News correspondent    If you ask 16 year-old Tim Bizzell from Siler City what his favorite part about being a Governor’s Page was, he will tell you “shredding paper and making LEGO centerpieces.” However, there’s much more to being a page than that. “Historically, pages were messengers,” said page program coordinator Diane [...]

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Teen to Teen Theatre offers summer film lab

Times-News Teen to Teen Theatre & Video will hold a Summer Film Lab from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 11-15 and 18-22 at The Historic Depot, 100 W. Front St., Burlington. Cost is $50 per week or $90 for both weeks and includes a daily snack and T-shirt. Recommended for rising seventh- through 12-graders [...]

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Things to Do the week of June 13, 2016

Radio Narks, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Haw River Municipal Park, 1130 Pine St., Haw River, as part of the Haw River Concert Series. Free. Concert is rain or shine because performance is held underneath the shelter. 336-578-0784. The 1975, 8 p.m. Friday, Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh. $29.50 and $45; tickets available through Ticketmaster. [...]

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5 ways to beat boredom this summer

By Presley Mauney Times-News correspondent School is finally out, and summer is here. No more homework, no more projects, just free time to relax, have fun, and hang out with friends and family. But what about those days where you are clueless on what to do and bored out of your mind? Here is where [...]

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Hydration is key

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent Summer is officially here, school’s almost out and oh no, you’ve got your swimsuit, but your swimsuit body has gone missing since last year. What are you going to do? Look no further: For the month of June, this is your go-to resource for one health and one fitness [...]

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Dead & Company wows crowd

By Lily Pope Times-News correspondent    CHARLOTTE – Dead & Company (Mickey Hart, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti) kicked off its summer tour at PNC Music Pavilion on Friday. The sold-out concert began in the parking lot with a three-hour gathering of fans and vendors which included live music [...]

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Riverdance’s 20th anniversary tour comes to DPAC

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM - To watch a production where song and dance intertwine into one effervescent unit is a unique experience second to none. “Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour” at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) exhibits this experience and much more. Riverdance had its start in Dublin, Ireland in 1995, [...]

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Trip of a lifetime: Student serves as Cannes Film Festival intern

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent    When you think of a trip to France, what’s the first thing you imagine? Seeing the Eiffel Tower? Looking at the beautiful art at the Louvre? Well, for 16-year-old Rico Drago, his experience in France was a bit different. Rico, a student at Chapel Hill High School, was an [...]

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Project serves as fun learning experience

By Bret Pierce Times-News correspondent    When it comes to doing homework or a school project, most teens would tell you that it’s boring, time-consuming, and they didn’t really learn anything from it. But that certainly wasn’t the case with the eighth-grade shark dissection which took place May 25 at Brown Summit Middle School in [...]

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