Category Archives: Entertainment

Paul McCartney: Old style, new sound

Reviewed by Sam Lowe Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO — For his last American concert date of the year, Paul McCartney brought the band and the music to the Greensboro Coliseum on Oct. 30. Playing a sold-out show to more than 16,000 fans, Paul certainly aimed to please. From old fan favorites like “And I [...]

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Raleigh Dance Theatre puts pages in motion

By Doria Worden Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH — Fancy Nancy is perhaps the most fabulous character to ever walk the pages of a children’s book. Her personality and endless troubles come to life beneath her clever stories, written by Jane O’Conner and thanks to illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser and her avid imagination. Raleigh Dance [...]

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Horror Show haunts the senses

By Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent    SNOW CAMP — When the screams in the woods of Snow Camp start to reach their peak, there is only one explanation — the Original Hollywood Horror Show is back in full swing for the season. While all is seemingly new upon arrival, brothers Dean and Starr Jones [...]

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Clowns, certain horror films scare Teens & Twenties writers

Times-News correspondents    With Halloween coming up on Friday, what really scares you? This question was posed to the Teens & Twenties writers and their responses are below:    There are many things that I am scared of, but I’d say some of the biggest things are spiders, squirrels and ghost movies.  Michaela King, senior [...]

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Carolina Ballet serves up a double dose of spooky dancing

Reviewed by Doria Worden Times-News correspondent    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 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    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     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    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 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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