Category Archives: Entertainment

60th annual youth arts competition: Artwork on display through May 4

Times-News    GRAHAM — The 60th annual Visual Arts Competition for Young People is on   display now through May 4 at Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St. The competition was open to all public, charter, church-sponsored, private and     home-schooled students from grades 7 through 12. Teachers submitted entries. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 [...]

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Timeless themes & trials: Alamance Fine Arts Academy presents ‘Charlotte’s Web’

By Lydia Pankratz Times-News correspondent    Alamance Fine Arts Academy has taken the beloved story, “Charlotte’s Web,” and tweaked it a bit. “We’ve enhanced aspects of it — including staging and characters — that are unique and help reinvent the classic,” said director Matthew Davidson. “I would say our set and soundtrack, as well as [...]

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Things To Do (week of April 23, 2018)

Times-News • Elon University’s Department of Performing Arts presents “American Idiot”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; and 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West on the Elon University campus. $13 or free with Elon University identification. Reservations are recommended and [...]

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Love, dreams & music: ‘Sound of Music’ comes to DPAC

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — One of the most cherished musicals is coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) Friday through Sunday. “The Sound of Music” follows Maria, who leaves the abbey to take care of the von Trapp children, but finds herself becoming completely invested in the family. The most [...]

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Funnel cake and flips: Burlington carnival offers fun for all ages

By Shane Buckler Times-News correspondent   The Powers Great American Midways’ Spring Carnival is at Holly Hill Mall and Business Center this week and it has something for everyone. For the thrill-seeking adventurer, it has adrenaline-pumping rides that would leave anyone feeling entertained. The Zero Gravity creates the fantasy of being an astronaut on a [...]

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Things To Do (week of April 16, 2018)

Times-News • LUPE (Latinos Unidos Promoviendo Esperanza) presents “Children: Our Colorful Future”: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Tuesday, SunTrust Gallery of Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham. Exhibit is a photo collection depicting children of Alamance County as they are now and then envisioned as diverse successful professionals in the future. 336-226-4495 [...]

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Witty book would make the Bard proud

By Logan White Times-News correspondent     • “William Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken”: by Ian Doescher. Quirk Books, copyright 2017. 165 pages. $14.95. To BB–8 or not to BB–8? That is the question posed by author Ian Doescher in his latest installment of “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars.” Journey to a galaxy far, far away and [...]

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‘Love, Simon’ is heartwarming & honest

By Paulina Lopez Times-News correspondent    ”Love, Simon” is funny, heartwarming and refreshingly honest. Based on the young adult novel, “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli, “Love, Simon” is a story about a 16-year-old boy named Simon Spier (Nick Robinson). Through the one-hour, 50-minute-long film, audiences will laugh at Simon’s awkwardness and [...]

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Things To Do (week of April 2, 2018)

Times-News • Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band: 8 p.m. Saturday, PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte. $93 to $146; tickets available through Ticketmaster. • The 2018 Uncle Eli’s Quilting Party: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Eli Whitney Recreation Center, 4110 E. Greensboro-Chapel Hill Road. Event includes a “pop-up” display of quilts and quilted items; [...]

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‘Color Purple’ star on Broadway, business and brainpower

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    “Decide what it is that you want to do, and then do it.” That’s the motto J. Daughtry has lived by since adolescence, and it’s brought him a long way from his native Florida. He’s currently playing Harpo in the national tour of “The Color Purple,” the hit [...]

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