Category Archives: Entertainment

Submissions being sought for third annual Alamance County Youth Film Festival

Times-News    Submissions are being sought for the third annual Alamance County Youth Film Festival. Short films, up to 10 minutes, are being accepted from elementary, middle school, high school and college students. All types of short films, including stop motion, live action, cartoons, animation and documentaries are eligible. Deadline for submissions is Nov. 16. [...]

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Williams High School band and orchestra to perform Oct. 7

Times-News    The Williams High School Band and Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 7, 2014, in the Williams auditorium, 1307 S. Church St., Burlington. Admission is free and open to the public. The ensembles will perform various pieces including the aria Der Holle Rache from Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute,” featuring Diana Thompson-Brewer, soprano. [...]

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One Direction keeps Charlotte crowd happy

Reviewed by Delaney Rhodes Times-News correspondent    CHARLOTTE — Thousands of fans filled the PNC Music Pavilion last Saturday night to experience the pop sensation that is One Direction. The show was opened by the Australian group 5 Seconds Of Summer, who was able to get the crowd jumping and singing along to songs [...]

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Enthusiastic fans support Eric Church in Greensboro

Reviewed by Allison Tate Times-News correspondent  GREENSBORO — “You’re not going to forget this night,” country music superstar Eric Church promised his fans when he rocked the Greensboro Coliseum last Saturday night. Church made his one and only stop in North Carolina for The Outsiders tour, playing alongside the Osborne Brothers and Dwight Yoakam. [...]

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Thrills & chills: Carowinds’ Scarowinds offers both

Commentary by Briona Kiser Times-News correspondent    CHARLOTTE — Would you enjoy being stalked by an 8-foot-tall beast with blades as hands? How about being chased step-by-step by a doll with blood running down her entire body? If so, Scarowinds 2014 Halloween Haunt may be right for you. This Halloween, Scarowinds is featuring a [...]

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‘Maze Runner’ will keep you on the edge of your seat

Reviewed by Caroline Carpenter Times-News correspondent    “The Maze Runner,” based on the first installment of the “Maze Runner” series by James Dashner, transports viewers into the unsettling story of teenagers stuck in a dystopian world. The movie focuses on the newbie, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) in “the Glade.” The Gladers were living in their [...]

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Halloween Happenings for week of Sept. 22, 2014

Times-News Scarowinds’ Halloween Haunt, 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and Oct. 3-5, 10-12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 and Nov. 1 and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 18 and 25. Located at Carowinds amusement park, 14523 Carowinds Boulevard in Charlotte. Not recommended for anyone under 13 years old and may be too [...]

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Central Carolina Fair celebrates 116 years of family fun

Commentary by Christian Hornaday Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO — Last Friday marked the opening night of the Central Carolina Fair. The familiar smells of foods filled the air as families from all social classes and backgrounds came to the fairgrounds. With free admission, many families who otherwise may have been unable to attend the [...]

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‘Dirty Dancing’ touring show hits N.C. next week

By Lincoln Pennington Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — The Durham Performing Arts Center’s stage heats up next week with the opening of “Dirty Dancing.” The show marks the seventh season of the SunTrust Broadway series at the center. The North American tour of “Dirty Dancing” opened Sept. 2 in Washington, D.C., but the production [...]

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Teen to Teen Theatre’s cast, crew hit high marks in ‘Peter Pan Jr.’

Reviewed by Jos Boswell Times-News correspondent    In its production of Disney’s “Peter Pan Jr.,” Teen to Teen Theatre delivers a tale of intrigue where pirates sail, fairies sparkle and children fly. The show opens with its joyful title song performed by Tinkerbell (Dyani Ince). These songs are a common occurrence throughout the musical, [...]

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