Monthly Archives: May 2018

‘Sleeping Beauty’ is a tale of tragedy & triumph

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent     RALEIGH — Journey to a cursed kingdom and watch the spell lift through a soaring score and daring displays of dance. Carolina Ballet’s “Sleeping Beauty” at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 2 E. South St., Raleigh, is a fitting finish to a stellar season. One of classical ballet’s most beloved [...]

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‘Second home’: BADA has taught dancers about respect & responsibility

By Grace Danieley and Bella Exum Times-News correspondents When I was born, my Dad always said that I was going to be his   “barrel racing girl.” Little did he know that instead of sitting through years of barrel racing competitions, he would be in the audience of countless dance performances. I started dancing at Burlington [...]

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BADA’s weekend of performances is May 25-27

By Grace Danieley and Bella Exum Special to the Times-News    Each year, Burlington Academy of Dance and Arts (BADA) showcases its dancers in a weekend of performances. This year, we are presenting two of the classics — “Around the World in 80 Days” and “The Sound of Music.” “Around the World in 80 Days” is [...]

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Focus on friends & having fun

By Paulina Lopez Times-News correspondent     There’s a lot of hype that surrounds prom. Multiple movies and books focus on the big day, touting it as a magical night full of possibilities. But is prom like its movie and book counterparts? Jennie Walker, a student at Clover Garden School, confessed that while prom did not [...]

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First prom offers lessons for next year

By Paulina Lopez Times-News correspondent  One of the most exciting and memorable nights in a teen’s life — prom — can also be a   planning nightmare. There’s a lot of pressure for the night to be perfect. The days leading up to prom can be   stressful and one of those reasons is the expense. This [...]

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‘Life of the Party’ has harmless fun

By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent    ”Life of the Party” follows Deanna, a middle-aged housewife whose   husband unexpectedly asks for a divorce, forcing her to take back her   own life. Deanna, played by Melissa McCarthy, responds by going back to   college and finally finishing her degree. The movie quickly checks off   most college movie clichés [...]

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Things To Do (week of May 21, 2018)

Times-News • Holiday Band: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday on West Elm Street in downtown Graham, as part of the Thursdays at Seven concert series. Free, but The Lions Club will be collecting nonperishable food donations for Allied Churches of Alamance County’s Food Pantry. 336-792-1188. • Love & Valor: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. [...]

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The Illusionists present a mystifying show

By Bret Pierce Times-News correspondent  “]The Illusionists performed this weekend at DPAC. [Photo submitted] DURHAM – One of The Illusionists’ first magic tricks at DPAC on Friday involved an   Alamance County woman. Sherri Dyer, a realtor, was picked to come on stage by Colin Cloud, the   Deductionist. Cloud asked everyone in the audience to think [...]

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Day trips filled with family fun & learning

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent     Perhaps it’s due to the long-airing popular Thomas the Tank Engine series, for just as all children seem to go through a period when they are fascinated by horses and trucks, most children seem to enjoy an enthusiastic train faze. Many of us never outgrow it. To nurture this [...]

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‘Infinity War’ keeps you guessing

By Bret Pierce Times-News correspondent    ”Avengers: Infinity War” is by far, the best meshing of superheroes yet. Marvel fans are going to be delighted to see The Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora [...]

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