Monthly Archives: January 2018

‘Les Miserables’ is an astonishing spectacle

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — Since the 1980s, “Les   Miserables” has been a musical classic, and on   Tuesday night, Durham audiences were   reminded why. The Durham Performing Arts   Center (DPAC) hosted the national tour of     ”Les  Miserables,” which will remain at the   DPAC through Sunday. Adapted from Victor Hugo’s novel of [...]

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Childhood dream come true: Elon University graduate a part of ‘Les Mis’ tour

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — The tragic, yet utterly captivating musical “Les Miserables” is coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) starting Tuesday for shows through Jan. 4. Matt Shingledecker, an Elon University graduate and a South Carolina native, plays the role of Enjolras, who leads the rebellion that spurs the [...]

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BCA debuts new high school facility

By Kaitlyn Parham Times-News correspondent  On Jan. 22, ninth- through 12th-grade students at Burlington Christian Academy (BCA) entered the newly constructed high school facility for the first time, fulfilling a dream that the school has been working toward for more than four years. BCA opened as an elementary school in the fall of 1978 with [...]

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Things To Do (week of Jan. 29, 2018)

Times-News • Little Scotties: An exhibit of Scott Family Infants & Children: on display through Wednesday, Scott Family Collection, Wallace W. Gee Building, Alamance Community College, Haw River. For more details, call 336-506-4203. • Cheers For Chocolate: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Holly Hill Mall and Business Center, 309 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington. $5 [...]

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Audra McDonald awes Chapel Hill audience

Reviewed by Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent    CHAPEL HILL — Audra McDonald enthralled the audience with her powerful voice and captivating stage presence during her concert Saturday night at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall. McDonald is renowned for her work on Broadway, on TV and her concerts, and has culminated a record-breaking number of Tony, Grammy [...]

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Snow days: Teens & 20s capture beauty of wintry weather

Times-News correspondents    Teens & 20s writers picked up their   cameras (and camera phones) and shot  snow  scenes during their snow days. From   Burlington to Browns Summit, enjoy these  images.

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Things To Do (week of Jan. 22, 2018)

 Times-News • Elon University Department of Performings Arts presents “Moment”: 7:30 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30-Feb. 2 and 2 p.m. Feb. 3, Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West, 408 W. Haggard Ave., Elon. Tickets are $13 or free with Elon University identification. Reservations can be made by calling 336-278-5650. • AMSOIL Arenacross: [...]

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Student writing contest open to grades 3 through 12

Times-News    Burlington Writers Club’s 2018 Student Contest is open to all Alamance County students who attend a public, charter, church-sponsored, private or home school from grades 3 through 12. Deadline for entries to be mailed by teachers is Feb. 17. Categories include poetry and fiction. First-, second-, third-place and honorable mentions will be recognized [...]

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Engaging mind & body: Fencing enhances hand-eye coordination and balance

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent    Our overall population would be far more fit   if  joining a gym captivated people in the same   way as the latest episode of “Game of Thrones.” As this is not the case, people have a tendency   to quickly forget their fitness resolutions. So   quickly, in fact, that US News [...]

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Things To Do (week of Jan. 15, 2018)

Times-News • Looking Backward — Moving Forward … Abstract Paintings and Sculpture by Rodney Beecher Roberts: On display from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. now through Jan. 21 at the Scott Building, 101 N. Main St., Graham. • “Robert Dubac’s The Book of Moron”: 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. [...]

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