Category Archives: Entertainment

You guessed it: ‘There’s an app for that’

Commentary by Allison Tate Times-News correspondent Teens20@thetimesnews.com    “There’s an app for that.” In this day and age, anyone with a smart phone will tell you that there is no truer statement than this. Apps have become popular among children, teenagers and adults alike. Whether you’re looking for exercise routines, breaking news stories, or absolutely [...]

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Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre searching for male actors for “Oklahoma!”

Times-News    SNOW CAMP – The Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre is seeking four male actors, singers or dancers 15 years or older for its performance of “Oklahoma!” Aug. 13-16 and 20-23, 2014, at Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre, 301 Drama Road. These ensemble roles also will have speaking parts. If interested, contact Kevin Reams or Jeremy Cloyd [...]

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‘Don’t Call Me Baby’ shows effects of social media

“Don’t Call Me Baby,” by Gwendolyn Heasley. Copyright 2014, HarperTeen (304 pages, $8.63). Reviewed by Briona Kiser Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com     Nowadays with easy access to the Internet and social media, Internet users (especially teenagers) often share their personal lives with the world, but only the parts they want others to see. What if there [...]

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Stars, fans turn out for SuperJam

Reviewed by Clay De Souza Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    GREENSBORO — The lineup for 2014 SuperJam last Friday night at the Greensboro Coliseum included Rick Ross, Yo Gotti, Young Thug, K Camp, YG and Kid Ink, with radio station 102 JAMZ (WJMH) serving as host. The evening’s theme was “Christmas in June,” with Christmas trees [...]

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Pat Benatar rocks Raleigh crowd with hits

Reviewed by Clay DeSouza Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com RALEIGH — On a muggy Sunday night in Raleigh, three ’80s rock stars lit up the stage and the crowd as Rick Springfield, Neil Giraldo and the legendary Pat Benatar rocked out their classic hits to fairly packed crowd at Red Hat Amphitheater. “This is the part of [...]

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Perry’s Raleigh show sparkles, dazzles

Reviewed by Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    RALEIGH — Katy Perry kicked off her “Prism” world tour Sunday night at PNC Arena with lots of wigs, costumes and screaming fans. Perry began the concert with her hit song, “Roar” while dancing around in her glow-in-the-dark dress with dancers dressed as glow-in-the-dark Roman soldiers. Everyone [...]

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Walk where ‘the walkers’ do in Atlanta

Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    ATLANTA — It is a phenomenon that has swept the nation and captured everyone’s brains: “The Walking Dead.” The show is getting ready to start airing its fifth season this fall and fans wait eagerly to find out what new and gory scenes await. How do the [...]

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Beat the heat and have fun in the sun, too

Commentary by Devin Maravel Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com GREENSBORO — School’s just ending and you’re already bored? Well, why not head to Wet ’N Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park as a way to not only beat the heat, but have fun in the sun, too. If you’ve never been to the water park, it’s not only [...]

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‘Fault in Our Stars’ is a touching film

Reviewed by Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Cliché romantic movies seem to dominate the box office, but now there’s a romantic movie out that will stick with you forever. Based off the book by John Green, “The Fault in Our Stars” is a must-see. Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) is a 17-year-old girl living with [...]

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‘Happy’ video has local connection

Commentary by Briona Kiser Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Something really remarkable is happening on the Internet. Pharrell Williams has placed his song, “Happy,” in the public domain so videographers can create their own local videos of things that make them happy without fear of copyright infringement. People are globally creating “Happy” videos. Alamance County native [...]

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