Category Archives: Entertainment

‘Free Baseball’ an enticing read

“Free Baseball,” by Sue Corbett. Copyright 2006, Puffin Books. (152 pages; $5.99 paperback)  Reviewed by Caitlin Durham Times-News correspondent    Sue Corbett’s “Free Baseball” carries many different underlying themes of love, family and growing up. The story is about a young kid named Felix who has moved to America with his mom. His dad [...]

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Intensive training: Studio 1 camp concludes with performances of “Once on this Island”

By Abby Chester Times-News correspondent    This summer, young actors and actresses were been able to experience the world of acting through Studio 1’s summer camp, “Performance Intensive Sr. Camp.” Tami Kress, executive director of Studio 1, has led the two-week, intensive camp for ages 12 to 18 years old. The campers have learned [...]

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Small hero packs big punch

Reviewed by Alexis Dickerson Times-News correspondent Paul Rudd is not the actor people think of when casting for an “Avengers” movie, but then Ant-Man is a not the superhero most people would think of as an Avenger. A man with the ability to shrink in size, as well as telepathically communicate with ants, seems [...]

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Idina Menzel showcases powerhouse voice in Raleigh

Reviewed by Lincoln Pennington Teens & 20s correspondent RALEIGH — As the sun set at the Red Hat Amphitheater on Wednesday evening, Idina Menzel took the stage and sang “Defying Gravity,” which helped her win a Tony Award in 2004 for her performance in “Wicked.” Before continuing with some of her most popular hits, [...]

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‘Boys of Zummer’ tour puts Raleigh crowd in a dancing mood

Reviewed by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent RALEIGH — This summer’s hit tour, “The Boys Of Zummer,” stopped Raleigh’s Walnut Creek Amphitheatre on July 18. The event featured Fall Out Boy with rapper Wiz Khalifa, DJ Drama, Hoodie Allen and Max. The concert started at 7 with Max, then Hoodie Allen preformed with DJ Drama. [...]

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You could be in a Fandom/Bandom and not realize it

Welcome to the world of geeks, interesting personalities, fanfictions and fictional relationships. Fandoms have been part of the world since “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887. Fandoms are a group of fans that obsess about the same show, YouTuber or webcomic. The most popular three shows for fandoms are [...]

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Marvel vs. DC: The cinematic race

Commentary by Alexis Dickerson Times-News correspondent    After the first Spiderman movie premiered 13 years ago, comic book movie adaptions have become a theater staple, going from a singular summer blockbuster to one being released almost every other month (there are six adaptations scheduled for next year). With this recent rise in popularity there [...]

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Twenty One Pilots’ latest release as unique as its players

“Blurryface,” by Twenty One Pilots. Copyright 2015, Fueled by Ramen LLC. $9.99.  Reviewed by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent    Twenty One Pilots, an alternative rock band with a bit of pop, rap, and ukulele screamo, released its third studio album “Blurryface” on May 15. Following the album’s release, it was rated No. 1 on [...]

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Betty Who gives Raleigh crowd a fun night of music

Reviewed by Alexis Dickerson Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH — On Tuesday night, Betty Who fans piled into King’s Barcade, a little venue nestled in downtown Raleigh. Fans ranged in age from late teens to early 30s, and far more in-between. Betty Who had just performed last weekend at the well-known Firefly Music Festival in [...]

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Betty Who plans two N.C. shows next week

By Alexis Dickerson Times-News correspondent    Jessica Anne Newham, better known by her stage name, Betty Who, is an Australian singer-songwriter currently touring the U.S. Betty Who will come to North Carolina for two shows next week — 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kings, 14. W. Martin St., Raleigh, and 8 p.m. Wednesday at Visulite [...]

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