Monthly Archives: October 2016

State Fair Flyer is first permanent ride at fairgrounds

By Lily Pope Times-News correspondent  Visitors to the North Carolina State Fair can experience a bird’s eye view of the festivities atop its first-ever permanent ride, the State Fair Flyer. The State Fair Flyer has two landing pads, Wilbur and Orville, and the chairlift is 1,444 feet from end to end. The ride is $5 [...]

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‘Fun Home’ is a story that needs to be told

By Anna Katherine Carey Times-News correspondent  “Fun Home” is a musical based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel by the same name. The musical premiered in 2015 and has since won five Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score. “Fun Home” tells the true story of cartoonist Alison Bechdel and her dysfunctional family living in [...]

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‘Really funny stuff,’ that’s how ‘Sister Act’ cast describes CTG’s upcoming show

By Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO — “Sister Act” will be performed by The Community Theatre of Greensboro (CTG) for 12 shows at the Starr Theatre, 520 S. Elm St. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28-29, Nov. 3-5 and 9-12 and 2 p.m. Nov. 2, 6 and 13, 2016. The show is based [...]

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Things To Do (week of Oct. 17, 2016)

Newsboys, 6 p.m. Saturday, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro. $25; tickets available through Ticketmaster. Studio 1′s “Assassin’s Escape,” an interactive room game, Fridays and Saturdays throughout the month of October, Holly Hill Mall, 309 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington. Held every hour-and-a-half starting at 4 p.m. Fridays and 1 p.m. Saturdays. $20. 336-584-0321 or Original Hollywood Horror Show, 8 p.m. [...]

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Hawfields Haunted Forest still going strong after four decades of spooking

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent  HAWFIELDS — Strategically placed clowns, chain saws and zombies tossed together into a bubbling cauldron make the perfect recipe for a night of haunts. Those looking for a “good scream” need to look no further than right here in Alamance County. The Hawfields Haunted Forest has been running for 44 years. [...]

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‘Don Quixote’ told through dazzling dances

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent     RALEIGH — Daring romance between peasants and royalty, a chivalrous knight with mirrored armor, and the adventures of one deluded but well-meaning dreamer and his companion — each tale told through dazzling dances. This is only a taste of Carolina Ballet’s “Don Quixote,” a unique ballet filed with the [...]

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Musical journey shows how love shines through

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent     DURHAM — Love, hope and friendship are celebrated with zeal in the acclaimed rock musical “Rent.” Celebrating its 20th anniversary, “Rent” is being shown at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) through Sunday. High-energy, thrilling songs and gripping characters all work together to create a musical journey that ultimately illustrates [...]

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‘James and the Giant Peach’ great from beginning to end

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent  Alamance Children’s Theatre’s “James and the Giant Peach” is a hilarious, exciting production based on Roald Dahl’s classic novel of the same title. The play begins with a young boy named James Trotter, adorably portrayed by Wyatt Halleen. He lives with his two delightfully disgusting aunts: Aunt Sponge and Aunt [...]

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George & Georgette are back for annual event

By Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent  With the annual Homecoming Show coming up at Williams High School, it’s not unusual to see kids in the auditorium hours after school has let out. This year, Caleb Alston and Autumn James will play George and Georgette, respectively. “I was extremely excited to be chosen for Georgette, because I [...]

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Enjoying every step on their journey: Female football players share their love of the sport

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent  Sports are riddled with all sorts of stereotypes based on countless factors. But one of the most prominent generalizations is almost an unspoken rule. Girls can’t — or don’t — play football. Alamance County has an array of fierce girls who are rendering that stereotype obsolete. “I don’t think [...]

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