Category Archives: Entertainment

Studio 1′s ‘Antigone’ is emotional, gripping

Reviewed by Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    A young woman rises in defiance of her imperious uncle in the classic Greek tragedy “Antigone,” showing at Studio 1 of Burlington this weekend and next. The story, first penned by the Greek tragedian Sophocles, centers on Antigone (Madison Kimrey) and her desire to properly bury her dead [...]

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Elon grad returns to Durham in ‘The Lion King’

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    There’s no place like home. Dorothy’s famed words from “The Wizard of Oz” have a much deeper meaning for Elon graduate Phylicia Pearl. After graduating in spring of 2015, the talented young actress was on her way to rehearsals for the national tour of one of Broadway’s [...]

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Latest ‘Warriors’ book filled with love, drama

“Moth Flight’s Vision: Warriors Special Edition,” by Erin Hunter. Copyright 2015, HarperCollins (528 pages, $11.58) Reviewed by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent    For all the fans who have been eagerly anticipating, the latest Warriors book is here. “Moth Flight’s Vision: Warriors Special Edition” tells the story of the Clan’s first medicine cat, Moth Flight. [...]

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Harmonious friendship: Musicians in Brother Delta share a musical dream

By Lauren Kalo Times-News correspondent    Sam Lowe and Carson Russell are both 18, and have been friends since preschool when they met while attending Blessed Sacrament School (BSS). They became best friends in second or third grade and later figured out that they both shared a passion for making music. Their first performance [...]

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True story will fill audience with ‘Joy’

Reviewed by McKinley Webster Times-News correspondent    “Joy” is an inspirational movie for young women starring well-known actress Jennifer Lawrence from “The Hunger Games” franchise and “Silver Linings Playbook.” The film is based on the real-life story of Joy Mangano, a home-shopping entrepreneur, who created the Miracle Mop. Filled with funny moments, mostly involving [...]

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‘The 5th Wave’ is a thrilling read

 “The 5th Wave,” by Rick Yancey. Copyright 2015, Speak (512 pages, $10.99)  Commentary by McKinley Webster Times-News correspondent    “The 5th Wave” is the first book in a dystopian series with a third book coming out later this year. It follows a teenage girl named Cassie and how she survives the current situation Earth [...]

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ACT II’s ‘Into the Woods’ has emotional spin

Reviewed by Abby Chester Times-News correspondent    Many classic musicals end with a happily ever after, where the beautiful princess ends up with the charming prince and the evil villain is cleverly destroyed by the heroes. But composer Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” is not a classic musical. These characters shine light on the [...]

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‘Matilda the Musical’ is full of heart

Reviewed by Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — A small girl can do extraordinary things, even with the odds stacked against her. The wondrously magical “Matilda the Musical,” based on the beloved book by Roald Dahl, follows the life of the young, and very special, Matilda Wormwood. The show is being performed at [...]

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Alamance Children’s Theatre presents ‘Into the Woods’

By Abby Chester Times-News correspondent    Alamance Children’s Theatre’s “Into the Woods” tells the story of numerous fairy tale characters who all go into the woods to get one thing — their respective wishes. They are desperate to see their wishes granted, even if it means conspiring with a witch or dealing with bloodthirsty [...]

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The Burlington School offers a glimpse of ‘Our Town’

By Presley Mauney Times-News correspondent    You may be familiar with Thornton Wilder’s classic play, “Our Town,” which first appeared in the 1930s. Beginning Friday, this delightful play will be presented by The Burlington School and Studio 1. “At first glance it seems to portray mundane activities of daily life, but as the show [...]

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