Category Archives: Entertainment

Panic! at the Disco shakes up Charlotte

Reviewed by Ashley J. McKenna Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    CHARLOTTE — The Queen City welcomed concert-goers to Uptown Amphitheatre at the N.C. Music Factory with perfect weather Wednesday night as opening acts Youngblood Hawke and Walk the Moon pumped up the crowd for Panic! at the Disco’s “The Gospel Tour,” which began last month. As [...]

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Children shine in ‘School House Rock Live Jr.’: Studio 1 performances begin Friday

Reviewed by Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Learning should be an enjoyable process. Studio 1’s production of “School House Rock Live Jr.” integrates ’70s grooves with education. The musical covers topics such as English, math, social studies and more. Directed by Tami Kress with Katherine Thomas as music director, “School House Rock Live Jr.” [...]

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Studio 1 to perform ‘Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr.’

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    A throng of kids, ages seven to upper teens, came to Studio 1 on July 28 to begin a two-week intensive program on the musical “School House Rock Live Jr.” With six performances following these two weeks, the cast of “School House Rock Live Jr.” has a lot [...]

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‘Little Mermaid’ makes an appealing musical

Reviewed by Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent teens20@timesnews.com    RALEIGH — Singing seahorses and dancing fish can only mean one thing, “Disney’s Little Mermaid The Musical” is in town. Based on the original Disney movie, the play follows a mermaid named Ariel (Jessica Grove) who is infatuated by humans and the life above water. Even though [...]

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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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