Author Archives: Charity Apple

‘Bernstein and Robbins’ an evening of Americana in dance

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH  — It’s a melting pot of Americana. Carolina Ballet’s “An Evening of Bernstein and Robbins,” is being performed now through March 27, 2019, at Fletcher Opera Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E South St. Beginning the evening of March 8 with a bang, [...]

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Alamance Children’s Theatre presents ‘The Music Man’

By Cecilia Newsome Special to the Times-News    Alamance Children’s Theatre will be performing “Meredith Willson’s The Music Man” for the next two weekends at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. “The Music Man,” directed by Wayne Leonard with musical direction by Tiffany Spaulding and choreography by Alicia Curtis, is a six-time Tony [...]

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Fifth annual bluegrass fundraiser is March 15

By Alley Morris Times-News correspondent     Southern Alamance High School’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter began in 1960. “At Southern, we offer a huge variety of classes for the FFA. We teach anything from Animal Science to agricultural education. We have four agriculture teachers on staff to teach the classes and all classes are [...]

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Things To Do (week of March 11, 2019)

Times-News • The Caswell Council for the Arts presents “Landscapes by Jim Jennings and Brenda Brokaw” opening reception: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Lee Fowlkes Gallery, 43 W. Main St., Yanceyville. For more information, visit www.CaswellArts.org. • Eric Church: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro. Tickets range from $29 [...]

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Entries for visual arts competition now being accepted

 Times-News    GRAHAM — The 61st Visual Arts Competition for Young People will be on display March 21 through May 3 at Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St. The juried competition is open to all public, charter, church-sponsored, private and home-schooled students from grades 7 through 12. Deadline is Thursday and all entries must be [...]

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‘Rock Of Ages’ a dramatic, yet comical show

Reviewed by Michael Basirico Times-News correspondent     DURHAM — The national touring production of “Rock Of Ages,” which stopped at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) on Feb. 22, is similar to the 2012 film.    It is a dramatic, yet comical depiction of how life was in Los Angeles in the 1970s and ’80s [...]

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Finding a happy medium: How to build credit

By Sydney Horton Times-News correspondent     Editor’s note: This is a continuation of Sydney Horton’s series, Adulting 101. Credit can seem like a terrifying thing. However, once you get a deeper understanding of what credit is and how it works, you learn that it isn’t so scary and having good credit helps you in the [...]

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Cummings senior is February’s Student of the Month

By Skyanne B. Miller Times-News correspondent   Adriana Jimenez-Guzman is February’s Student of the Month. Robert Vellani, an ELA (English/Language Arts) teacher at Cummings High    School, described her as “typifying the very best of our current senior class.” “She is a remarkable student with a 4.27 grade point average and A Honor Roll status. [...]

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Things To Do (week of Feb. 25, 2019)

Times-News • Loretta Lynch presents “A Conversation with The Honorable Loretta Lynch”: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Elon University School of Law Library, Greensboro. Admission is $15 or free with Elon University ID. For more details, call 336-278-5610. • Alamance Makers Guild’s monthly woodworking, CNC and laser interest group meeting: 7 p.m. Friday, Steam Junction Makerspace, 111 [...]

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Three easy steps to saving money

By Sydney Horton Times-News correspondent     Editor’s note: Teens & 20s writer Sydney Horton will explore issues    affecting twenty-somethings in this column, Adulting 101. Have you ever wanted to save money but didn’t know how? In these three steps you’ll see just how easy saving can be, regardless of income. Start by setting aside [...]

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