Category Archives: Entertainment

Carolina Ballet serves up a double dose of spooky dancing

Reviewed by Doria Worden Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    RALEIGH — The classic tale of Dracula brings horror, love and passion to any soul brave enough to endure the story. That epic legend came to life on the Fletcher Opera Theater stage when Carolina Ballet performed “Dracula” and “The Masque of the Red Death” to a [...]

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Fall fun: Take a trip to the State Fair

Commentary by Michaela King Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com RALEIGH — Food, roller coasters, animals, concerts and much more that’s what you’ll find at the annual North Carolina State Fair. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon or weekend, the fair has just about everything. From animal and art exhibits to rides and [...]

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‘Phantom of the Opera’ is a sight to behold

Reviewed by Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    DURHAM — “The Phantom of the Opera” left audiences spellbound at the Durham Performing Arts Center last Friday night. With currently seven productions around the world, the multiple award-winning show has been seen by 130 million people since it first debuted. Audiences always have been captivated and [...]

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Williams’ latest homecoming show set for Oct. 21

Commentary by Delaney Rhodes Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com     George Bulldog and company are back for this year’s Williams High School Homecoming Show, “George2.” The choral department, under the direction of Lucas Cecil, presents an annual show that is a highlight within the homecoming week, which is sure to have you smiling all night long. Come [...]

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Hard work pays off for Alamance Children’s Theatre’s ‘Shrek’

Reviewed by Michaela King Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    There aren’t too many plays that have tap dancing, dragons and dancing skeletons, but, with “Shrek, the Musical” that is exactly what you will find. Alamance Children’s Theatre’s presentation of “Shrek, the Musical” is written by David Lindsay-Abaire, choreographed by Ginger Strickland and Betsy Reeves, with music [...]

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Alamance Children’s Theatre puts its spin on ‘Shrek’

By Michaela King Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Alamance Children’s Theatre is presenting “Shrek, the Musical,” the fairy-tale musical based on the popular story of Shrek and Fiona where the definition of “true love” is defined. This famous story and movie is brought to life and brings the famous saying “it’s not about what’s on the outside, [...]

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Touring ‘Phantom of the Opera’ production visits N.C. next week

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com DURHAM — The much-loved and long-awaited performance of “The Phantom of the Opera” comes to the Durham Performing Arts Center beginning Oct. 8. Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Charles Hart, “The Phantom of the Opera” has won multiple awards, touched audiences worldwide and has managed to [...]

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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 teens20@thetimesnews.com    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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