Monthly Archives: May 2017

Kickin’ it: Converse Chuck Taylors stand the test of time

Commentary by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent Rock ‘n’ roll superstars from Elvis Presley to Ed Sheeran have worn Converse Chuck Taylors. The lace-up tennis shoes also can be spotted in music videos such as Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” and Snoop Dogg’s “Lodi Dodi.” Ranging in colors and styles, Chuck Taylors can be seen on the [...]

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Things To Do (week of May 29, 2017)

Times-News    • The Ends: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday as part of the Alive After Five/Musical Chairs concert series on the corner of College and Holt Avenues. Free, but donations of children’s art supplies for classes at Alamance Arts are appreciated. In case of rain, the concert will be canceled. For more details, [...]

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‘Finding Neverland’ a journey into imagination

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — Second star to the right and straight on to a flight of fancy that will capture the imagination of all; “Finding Neverland” is being performed today through Sunday at the Durham Perfoming Arts Center (DPAC), 123 Vivian St. Based on the 2004 film of the same [...]

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Carolina Ballet’s ‘Carmen’ a riveting tale of romance

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    It’s a rollicking tale of fiery romance, reckless escapades, and unabashed revelry — Carolina Ballet’s “Carmen,” which is being performed today, Saturday and Sunday at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 2 E South Street, Raleigh — has all the seductive flair and flavor of Spain. Artistic director Robert Weiss’ artistic [...]

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The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ tour is mesmerizing

By Jakob S. Miller Times-News correspondent    One might assume that a huge starship hovering over and covering most of a stage, parts shifting and color changing all the while, would distract from whoever is performing. Usually they would probably be right. However it was evident that people attending The Weeknd’s stop at the Spectrum [...]

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Additional magic to familiar story: BADA to perform ‘Cinderella,’ celebrate 30th anniversary

Commentary by Lucy Harden Special to the Times-News I’ve been dancing since I was 2 1/2 years old, around 15 years in total. To put that in perspective, I’ve been dancing at Burlington Academy of Dance & Arts (BADA) longer than I have  been in school. Throughout the years, I have been taught a variety [...]

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Career Callings: Turning good moments in life into a business

By Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent    Editor’s note: Career Callings is a new feature in Teens & 20s that will focus on twentysomethings’ careers in and around Alamance County.    In today’s world, there’s so much negativity; there’s never enough emphasis put on those who are doing  wonderful things and loving what they do. Megan [...]

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Things to do (week of May 22, 2017)

Times-News       • The Holiday Band: 7 p.m. Thursday as part of the Thursday at 7 Concert Series, West Elm Street in downtown Graham. Free, but The Lions Club will be collecting nonperishable food for Allied Churches’ Food Pantry. • Lizzy Ross & Violet Bell: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Historic [...]

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Teens & 20s orientation party is June 5

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‘Finding Neverland’ star on craft, character & creativity

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent “It’s about trying to renew every single moment, so that the show can be fresh for the  audience.” That’s how Broadway actor Billy Harrigan Tighe interprets his craft. He’s currently  starring as author and playwright J.M. Barrie in the national tour of “Finding  Neverland,” and for him, touring is [...]

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