Monthly Archives: January 2017

National Handwriting Day is Jan. 23

By Allison Tate Times-News correspondent     National Handwriting Day was established 40 years ago on Jan. 23, the birthday of John Hancock, the famous founding father with an equally famous signature, by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA) to honor and show the importance of handwriting. “Throughout history, written communication has played a central role [...]

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Things To Do (week of Jan. 16, 2017)

“Elections from the Collection,” now through Jan. 31, Scott Family Collection, Gee Building, Alamance Community College, Haw River campus. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 336-506-4203. Elon University’s Department of Performing Arts presents “You Can’t Take It With You,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Jan. [...]

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Interactive set-up: Audience is part of the show in ‘The Night of January 16th’

Reviewed by Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent  Studio 1′s Youth Theatre production of “The Night of January 16th” is done in such a way that audiences may experience a different conclusion for each performance. This courtroom drama features an interactive set-up in which 12 audience members are chosen to be jurors to decide the fate of [...]

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Interactive drama: Studio 1 to present ‘The Night of January 16th’

By Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent  While many are familiar with the novelist Ayn Rand, her first success was on Broadway in 1933 with “The Night of January 16th.” Now, it is being produced locally by Studio 1’s Youth Theatre. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15; and 7:30 p.m. [...]

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Stellar musical that’s hard to top: ‘An American In Paris’ concludes this weekend

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent  DURHAM — The harsh reality of war and hardship clashes with the pulsing, thriving beat of art and dance in the first national tour of “An American In Paris, A New Musical.” Show times are 7:30 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 [...]

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“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” a modernized fairy tale

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent DURHAM — “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” is a story that glitters with all the vestiges of a fairy tale classic with a modern undertone. The show was performed last weekend at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), 123 Vivian St. The simple tale of an innocent servant girl who, [...]

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