Monthly Archives: April 2018

Graham High School presents ‘Annie’

 Times-News    Graham High School Theatre will present the Tony award-winning musical, “Annie,” at 7 p.m. today (April 27, 2018) and Thursday (May 3) through Saturday (May 5) and 3 p.m. Sunday (May 6) at Graham High School, 903 Trollinger Road, Graham. The show will feature a cast of students from Graham High School, Graham [...]

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Cruising the Caribbean: Teens & 20s writer recounts recent vacation

By Alley Morris Times-News correspondent The beautiful places in the Caribbean will take your breath away. A seven-day cruise on the Carnival Magic allowed families to visit four ports in the western Caribbean. Carnival offers cruises leaving from several ports, with Port Canaveral, Fla., being a popular sailing point. Approximately 2,500 vacationers left Port Canaveral [...]

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Volleyball increases in popularity

By Alley Morris Times-News correspondent Volleyball: A game for two teams in which the object is to keep a large ball in motion, from side to side over a high net, by striking it with the hands before it touches the ground” — Dictionary.com William G. Morgan originated volleyball in 1895 at the YMCA in [...]

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Things To Do (week of April 30, 2018)

Times-News • The Burlington Boys Choir Annual Spring Dessert Concert: 7 p .m. Friday, Macedonia Lutheran Church, 421 W. Front St., Burlington. Program includes sacred and secular music including folk music from various countries and music from “My Fair Lady.” Free; donations accepted. For more information, contact Bill Allred at 336-266-5067. • Elon Electric Ensemble [...]

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Studio 1 presents ‘Broadway Bound’

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent   Studio 1′s “Broadway Bound” is for those who enjoy Broadway musicals. It is a sampling of some of the most beloved shows that have hit the stage, including “West Side Story,” “Les Miserables,” “Matilda,” “Kiss Me Kate,” “Bye Bye Birdie” and many more. Audience members will enjoy both thrilling [...]

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‘Charlotte’s Web’ is old-fashioned family fun

By Lydia Pankratz Times-News correspondent Alamance Fine Arts Academy has captured the essence of “Charlotte’s Web” in its stage production of the classic story. The actors and actresses, ranging in age from 7 to 18, are engaging and well-chosen for their specific roles. The themes of friendship and selflessness are clearly portrayed throughout, and some [...]

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‘Sound of Music’ entertains audiences of all ages

Reviewed by Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent     DURHAM — A story loved by every generation graced the stage of the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) April 20-22, 2018. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical, “The Sound of Music” entertained audiences of all ages with its lively cast of characters and timeless music. “The Sound of Music” [...]

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60th annual youth arts competition: Artwork on display through May 4

Times-News    GRAHAM — The 60th annual Visual Arts Competition for Young People is on   display now through May 4 at Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St. The competition was open to all public, charter, church-sponsored, private and     home-schooled students from grades 7 through 12. Teachers submitted entries. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 [...]

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Timeless themes & trials: Alamance Fine Arts Academy presents ‘Charlotte’s Web’

By Lydia Pankratz Times-News correspondent    Alamance Fine Arts Academy has taken the beloved story, “Charlotte’s Web,” and tweaked it a bit. “We’ve enhanced aspects of it — including staging and characters — that are unique and help reinvent the classic,” said director Matthew Davidson. “I would say our set and soundtrack, as well as [...]

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Things To Do (week of April 23, 2018)

Times-News • Elon University’s Department of Performing Arts presents “American Idiot”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; and 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West on the Elon University campus. $13 or free with Elon University identification. Reservations are recommended and [...]

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