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Central Carolina Fair celebrates 116 years of family fun

Commentary by Christian Hornaday Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO — Last Friday marked the opening night of the Central Carolina Fair. The familiar smells of foods filled the air as families from all social classes and backgrounds came to the fairgrounds. With free admission, many families who otherwise may have been unable to attend the [...]

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‘Dirty Dancing’ touring show hits N.C. next week

By Lincoln Pennington Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — The Durham Performing Arts Center’s stage heats up next week with the opening of “Dirty Dancing.” The show marks the seventh season of the SunTrust Broadway series at the center. The North American tour of “Dirty Dancing” opened Sept. 2 in Washington, D.C., but the production [...]

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Teen to Teen Theatre’s cast, crew hit high marks in ‘Peter Pan Jr.’

Reviewed by Jos Boswell Times-News correspondent    In its production of Disney’s “Peter Pan Jr.,” Teen to Teen Theatre delivers a tale of intrigue where pirates sail, fairies sparkle and children fly. The show opens with its joyful title song performed by Tinkerbell (Dyani Ince). These songs are a common occurrence throughout the musical, [...]

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Teen to Teen presents ‘Peter Pan Jr.’

By Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent    Disney lovers of all ages are familiar with the story of “Peter Pan.” Now they have the chance to see the modern musical version, “Peter Pan Jr.,” on stage at the Paramount Theater starting Thursday. Thirty-six performers from Burlington’s Teen to Teen Theatre make up the cast; they [...]

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Panic! at the Disco shakes up Charlotte

Reviewed by Ashley J. McKenna Times-News correspondent    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    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    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    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    “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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