Category Archives: Entertainment

Three Things To Do (week of May 30, 2016)

Dolly Parton in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 West Gate City Blvd., Greensboro. Tickets are $55, $75 and $95 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster. Carolyn Teague’s watercolor students’ artwork will be on display through Tuesday in the Burlington Artists League’s Fine Arts Gallery at Holly Hill Mall and Business [...]

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‘If/Then’ a compelling portrayal of everyday life

By Lincoln Pennington Times-News correspondent    DURHAM – We each make thousands of decisions each day. Most are unconscious, but some are clear crossroads in our lives. However, there are also the seemingly inconsequential decisions that can drastically alter the course of our lives. The life choices and consequences are the central themes for “If/Then,” [...]

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BADA to perform ‘Abraca … BADA’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’

By Becky Thomas Special to the Times-News Sixteen years ago, I fell down a rabbit hole. Much like Alice when she began her adventures in Wonderland, I began a magical dance education at Burlington Academy of Dance and Arts (BADA) as a child. Growing up as a BADA dancer enriched my childhood in many positive [...]

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‘X-Men Apocalypse’: The Villains

By Jordan Carey Times-News correspondent    “X-Men: Apocalypse” has many characters, some of which follow the footsteps of Apocalypse, the first mutant. Wherever he went, he always had four Horsemen.    The first Horseman, Magneto, has appeared in multiple X-Men movies, the most recent one being “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” His mutation is to [...]

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‘X-Men Apocalypse’: The Heroes

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    Whose side are you on? That seems to be the mantra of this year’s superhero action flicks, and the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse” is no exception. With a stellar lineup of heroes and villains, it’s crucial to know who’s who before the film hits theaters. Here’s a at-a-glance look [...]

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New book shows sun god is only human

   “The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle,” by Rick Riordan. Disney Hyperion, 2016. 376 pages. “The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle” is a long-expected continuation of Rick Riordan’s first two series. Riordan’s latest novel takes place six months after the events in “The Heroes of Olympus” occur. In “The Hidden Oracle,” you follow [...]

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Things To Do (week of May 23, 2016)

Dave Matthews Band in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, PNC Pavilion, Charlotte. Tickets are $40.50 and $85 and can be purchased through all Ticketmaster outlets. National touring production of “If/Then” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday [...]

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Raleigh native returns to area with ‘If/Then’

By Lincoln Pennington Times-News correspondent    DURHAM – As marriages are planned and new graduates find jobs, a musical all about one’s choices stops at the Durham Performing Arts Center. The national tour of “If/Then” comes directly from a Tony-nominated run on Broadway last season. The show follows Elizabeth, a city planner who moved back [...]

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‘Civil War’ brings fresh faces to franchise

By Jordan Carey Times-News correspondent    “Captain America: Civil War” begins where the previous Marvel movie, “Captain America: Winter Soldier” left off: Steve Rodgers (Chris Evans) setting off to find his missing friend, Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). Complications arise when Steve and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) fail to see eye-to-eye after The United Nations [...]

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’42nd Street’ wows

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    Come and meet those dancing feet — the legendary Broadway musical “42nd Street” is now performing at the Durham Perfoming Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. One of the rare film-to-stage successes, “42nd Street” shows the metamorphosis of young theater hopeful Peggy Sawyer (Caitlin Ehlinger). She arrives in [...]

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