Category Archives: Entertainment

Things To Do (week of April 22, 2019)

Times-News • Author, motivational speaker and storyteller Janet Sady presents “Preserving the Past”: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Haw River Historical Museum, 201 E. Main St., Haw River. Free. 336-380-9611. • Elon University’s Chorale and Camerata presents G.F. Handel’s “Messiah”: 7 p.m. Friday, McCrary Theatre on the Elon University campus. Free. • “Harry Potter and the Prisoner [...]

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‘Anastasia’ is memorable & inspiring

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — The national touring production of “Anastasia” at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is a stunning show that will be beloved by audiences. With talented actors coupled with gorgeous sets and costumes, this is a production that you cannot miss. Lila Coogan plays leading lady Anya, a [...]

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Things To Do (week of April 15, 2019)

Times-News • Elon Orchestra Concert: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, McCrary Theatre on the Elon University campus. Free. • Take Back the Night — Survivor Speak Out: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Whitley Auditorium on the Elon University campus. • Westmoreland “Cast Fire” album release: 8 p.m. Friday, Haw River Ballroom, 1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Rd., Saxapahaw. Doors open at [...]

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‘Anastasia’ comes to DPAC

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — The beloved musical “Anastasia” is coming to Durham Performing Arts Center next week. The story is based on the 1997 animated film of the same name. Lila Coogan plays determined leading lady, Anya. “I have always loved the movie,” Coogan said in a recent phone interview. “It [...]

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‘The Lightning Thief’ comes to DPAC

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent     ”The Lightning Thief,” a musical based on the novel by Rick Riordan, will be performed this week at the Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham. Sarah Beth Pfeifer plays rough-and-tough female fighter Clarisse, as well as eight other characters including Katie Gardner, Mrs. Dodds, and even a squirrel. “The [...]

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Kiss show ‘a night to remember’

By Bret Pierce Times-News correspondent     RALEIGH — From the moment Kiss came on stage at the PNC Arena on Saturday night, it was clear that this was no run-of-the-mill concert. With everything from classic pyrotechnics to the more modern technology-driven special effects, concertgoers were entranced by the performance. This is being called the End [...]

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Broadway Bound: Studio 1 to present musical revue

By Abby Chester Times-News correspondent  Studio 1′s “Broadway Bound” is a blend of Broadway tunes and showstopping dance numbers. Director Tami Kress said she has connected genres of musical theater to give a full revue of Broadway’s best. Highlights will include “I Hope I Get It” from “A Chorus Line”; “Fixer Upper” from “Frozen”; and [...]

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Things To Do (week of April 8, 2019)

Times-News • Vivian Howard with Cynthia Hill presents “A Chef’s Life”: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Whitley Auditorium on the Elon University campus. $15 or free with Elon University ID. • Kenny Chesney: 7 p.m. Friday, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro. $29 to $289; tickets available through Ticketmaster. • Brian Collins’ “Urban Pop Art”: On display now through April [...]

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Joining ‘The Click’: May Memorial Library starts photography club for teens

By Katie Farrell Times-News correspondent    Want to pick up a new hobby, improve at your own and gain a couple of new mentors at the same time? Then May Memorial Library’s “The Click: Teen Photography Club” may just be for you. The Click meets at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of each month [...]

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Things To Do (week of April 1, 2019)

Times-News • Julia Gillard presents “Engagement in the Asian Century: The Opportunity of Our Lifetime”: 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Alumni Memorial Gym, Elon University, Elon. $15 or free with Elon University ID. 336-278-5610. • Grand Night: 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday, Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West. $15 or free with [...]

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