Category Archives: Entertainment

Audra McDonald awes Chapel Hill audience

Reviewed by Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent    CHAPEL HILL — Audra McDonald enthralled the audience with her powerful voice and captivating stage presence during her concert Saturday night at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall. McDonald is renowned for her work on Broadway, on TV and her concerts, and has culminated a record-breaking number of Tony, Grammy [...]

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Things To Do (week of Jan. 22, 2018)

 Times-News • Elon University Department of Performings Arts presents “Moment”: 7:30 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30-Feb. 2 and 2 p.m. Feb. 3, Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West, 408 W. Haggard Ave., Elon. Tickets are $13 or free with Elon University identification. Reservations can be made by calling 336-278-5650. • AMSOIL Arenacross: [...]

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Things To Do (week of Jan. 15, 2018)

Times-News • Looking Backward — Moving Forward … Abstract Paintings and Sculpture by Rodney Beecher Roberts: On display from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. now through Jan. 21 at the Scott Building, 101 N. Main St., Graham. • “Robert Dubac’s The Book of Moron”: 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. [...]

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Action-packed fun: Monster Jam heads to Greensboro Coliseum this weekend

By Andrew Pankratz Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO — Get ready for two action-   packed hours of monster truck stunts when the   Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series comes to   the Greensboro Coliseum at 7 p.m. Friday and   Saturday. Brandon Vinson, a native of Currituck, drives   Grave Digger. He started out as a crew chief   for the [...]

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Rewriting the stars: New musical reshapes rags-to-riches story

By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent    Despite a reportedly inaccurate portrayal,   award-winning actor and Broadway star Hugh   Jackman delivers an outstanding performance   as P.T. Barnum, the creator of the first circus,     in the film “The Greatest Showman.” The story  follows Barnum as he rises from a homeless, hungry orphan to a famed ringmaster. Inspired  [...]

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Fresh start: New year a chance to accomplish goals

Times-News correspondents    New Year’s typically means compiling a list of   things you’d like to accomplish. A few of the   Teens & 20s writers have shared their dreams   and goals for 2018. One thing I’m hoping to do differently in the   New Year would be to start doing things for   my family and others that [...]

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Things To Do (week of Jan. 1, 2018)

Times-News • “On Your Feet” national touring production: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham. $25 to $130. Tickets available through Ticketmaster. • “Children: Our Colorful Future”: ongoing viewing starting Thursday, Isabella Cannon Room, Center for the [...]

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Spreading joy: Caroling is a way to show you care

By Lydia Pankratz Times-News correspondent Christmas caroling can be a wonderful way to   spread joy at Christmastime, even if the   carolers aren’t excellent singers. “I think it has a loving effect. It is always nice   knowing that you are thought of and cared   about. In my experience the recipient is very   grateful for a visit,” [...]

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Things To Do (week of Dec. 25, 2017)

Times-News • Avett Brothers’ 14th annual New Year’s Eve Show: 8:30 p.m. Sunday, PNC Arena, Raleigh. $39 to $205; tickets available through Ticketmaster. • Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. now through Jan. 1, 4061 Clemmons Rd., Clemmons. $15 per car, van or truck; $35 vans, limousines and mini-buses; and $100 [...]

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Christmas presence: BADA presents ‘Unto Us A Son’

 By Madeline Gilliam Special to the Times-News “Let them praise His name with dancing.” — Psalm   149:3 Some of the first things that come to mind when  thinking about Christmas are most likely giving and  receiving gifts, decorating the tree, or sharing traditions  with family and friends. But when I start to think about  the [...]

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