Category Archives: Entertainment

Things To Do (week of June 27, 2016)

Twenty One Pilots, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, Charlotte; and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh. $35, $45; tickets available through Ticketmaster. Retro, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham. Concert is part of the First Fridays portion of the Musical Chairs countywide concert series. Admission [...]

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Breaking boundaries: ‘Unruly Mess’ discusses topics others don’t

By Lauren Kalo Times-News correspondent “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made,” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Macklemore label, Copyright 2016, $11.99.    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ album, “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made,” covers a variety of topics, including drug addiction, award shows, white privilege and diets. Macklemore and Lewis succeed in tackling issues that artists usually [...]

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Things to Do (week of June 20, 2016)

n Fourth Fridays in downtown Burlington, 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Free, but some events require a charge. GrayMatter will perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Depot Amphitheater. 336-226-4495 or visit the event on Facebook. n Django Haskins, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, downtown Saxapahaw as part of Saturdays in Saxapahaw. [...]

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Dancer describes ‘Riverdance’ as ‘a magical show’

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    Teens & 20s writer Rachel Teseneer had a chance to catch up with “Riverdance” performer Ciara Sexton recently: Teens & 20s: When did you first start performing? (Did you grow up performing or is it something you found later in life. Sexton: I have been dancing since age 3. [...]

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Teen to Teen Theatre offers summer film lab

Times-News Teen to Teen Theatre & Video will hold a Summer Film Lab from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 11-15 and 18-22 at The Historic Depot, 100 W. Front St., Burlington. Cost is $50 per week or $90 for both weeks and includes a daily snack and T-shirt. Recommended for rising seventh- through 12-graders [...]

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Things to Do the week of June 13, 2016

Radio Narks, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Haw River Municipal Park, 1130 Pine St., Haw River, as part of the Haw River Concert Series. Free. Concert is rain or shine because performance is held underneath the shelter. 336-578-0784. The 1975, 8 p.m. Friday, Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh. $29.50 and $45; tickets available through Ticketmaster. [...]

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Dead & Company wows crowd

By Lily Pope Times-News correspondent    CHARLOTTE – Dead & Company (Mickey Hart, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti) kicked off its summer tour at PNC Music Pavilion on Friday. The sold-out concert began in the parking lot with a three-hour gathering of fans and vendors which included live music [...]

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Riverdance’s 20th anniversary tour comes to DPAC

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM - To watch a production where song and dance intertwine into one effervescent unit is a unique experience second to none. “Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour” at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) exhibits this experience and much more. Riverdance had its start in Dublin, Ireland in 1995, [...]

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Trip of a lifetime: Student serves as Cannes Film Festival intern

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent    When you think of a trip to France, what’s the first thing you imagine? Seeing the Eiffel Tower? Looking at the beautiful art at the Louvre? Well, for 16-year-old Rico Drago, his experience in France was a bit different. Rico, a student at Chapel Hill High School, was an [...]

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‘Apocalypse’ expands evolving ‘X-Men’ franchise

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    Summer has arrived and the astonishing X-Men are back in an all-new universe. Veteran “X-Men” director Bryan Singer returns with a familiar cast and some fresh faces for the third “X-Men” film. Picking up 10 years after the timeline was reset in “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “X-Men: [...]

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