Monthly Archives: April 2018

Love, dreams & music: ‘Sound of Music’ comes to DPAC

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — One of the most cherished musicals is coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) Friday through Sunday. “The Sound of Music” follows Maria, who leaves the abbey to take care of the von Trapp children, but finds herself becoming completely invested in the family. The most [...]

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Funnel cake and flips: Burlington carnival offers fun for all ages

By Shane Buckler Times-News correspondent   The Powers Great American Midways’ Spring Carnival is at Holly Hill Mall and Business Center this week and it has something for everyone. For the thrill-seeking adventurer, it has adrenaline-pumping rides that would leave anyone feeling entertained. The Zero Gravity creates the fantasy of being an astronaut on a [...]

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Living, breathing canvas: Face painting is a unique art

By Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent    There’s something special about a moving, breathing, living canvas. At least that’s what I’ve found to be true through face painting and special effects makeup artistry. My admiration of these arts began when I was 13. As a volunteer at the Original Hollywood Horror Show in Snow Camp, I [...]

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Things To Do (week of April 16, 2018)

Times-News • LUPE (Latinos Unidos Promoviendo Esperanza) presents “Children: Our Colorful Future”: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Tuesday, SunTrust Gallery of Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham. Exhibit is a photo collection depicting children of Alamance County as they are now and then envisioned as diverse successful professionals in the future. 336-226-4495 [...]

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Beloved landmark: History behind downtown Burlington’s Depot

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent The Historic Depot in downtown Burlington is a well-known local landmark, yet most don’t know much of the building’s history. According to information from local historian Walter Yates Boyd; Lisa Kobrin, a reference librarian at May Memorial Library in Burlington; and articles from the Times-News in Burlington, here’s a synopsis [...]

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Witty book would make the Bard proud

By Logan White Times-News correspondent     • “William Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken”: by Ian Doescher. Quirk Books, copyright 2017. 165 pages. $14.95. To BB–8 or not to BB–8? That is the question posed by author Ian Doescher in his latest installment of “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars.” Journey to a galaxy far, far away and [...]

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Things To Do (week of April 9, 2018)

Times-News • Eagles: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Spectrum Center in Charlotte. Tickets are $99 to $399 and can be purchased through all Ticketmaster outlets. • Elon University Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Yeager Recital Hall on the Elon University campus. Free. • Elon University Department of Performing Arts presents William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”: 7:30 [...]

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