Category Archives: Entertainment

Beloved story: ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ is about acceptance

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent    A well-loved Burlington theater tradition is     back — Alamance Children’s Theatre is   presenting “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday; 7 p.m.   Friday  and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Saturday and   Sunday at the Paramount Theater, 128 E.   Front   St., Burlington. This year is special because [...]

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Things To Do (week of Nov. 27, 2017)

Times-News • Ice skating rink: Now through Dec. 17, front lawn at Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham. Free, but you must request tickets for specific time sessions. For more details, call 336-792-1189 or visit the Graham Recreation and Parks’ Facebook page. • Mebane Christmas Parade: 7 p.m. Friday in downtown Mebane. Rain date [...]

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Elon University grad returns to area with ‘School of Rock’

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — “School of Rock,” an uplifting   show that’s fun for the whole family, is coming   to the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)   Nov. 28 through Dec. 3. Based on the 2003   movie, the show has songs from the film with   the addition of an original score written by  [...]

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Things To Do (week of Nov. 20, 2017)

Times-News • Paws & Claws: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Holly Hill Mall and Business Center, 309 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington. Your pets (no exotic pets, please) can pose for photos with Santa Claus. 336-278-9020. • 30th annual Christmas at Captain White’s: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays now through Dec. 23 [...]

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Inspiring to all: Leslie Odom Jr. presents wonderfully personal performance

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent     GREENSBORO — To coin the musical “Hamilton,” Leslie Odom Jr., who is best-known for his role as Aaron Burr in the hit Broadway musical, “blew us all away” Wednesday night at his show at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. It was part of Guilford College’s Bryan Series. Odom also [...]

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Woodlawn Middle School presents ‘High School Musical 2′

Times-News    Woodlawn Middle School’s Department of Performing Arts will perform “Disney’s High School Musical 2 Jr.” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Eastern Alamance High School auditorium, 4040 Mebane Rogers Road, Mebane. Tickets are $5. For more details, 919-563-5991 or visit

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Things To Do (week of Nov. 13, 2017)

Times-News • Lighting of the Green: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday in downtown Gibsonville. Presented by the Gibsonville Merchants Association and the town of Gibsonville. Free. • Burlington Christmas Parade: 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Burlington. Free. Visit for more details. • Hometown Holiday Celebration: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in downtown [...]

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ lives up to the hype

By Jordan Carey Times-News correspondent In the last few Marvel Comics Universe productions, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), god of thunder; Loki (Tom Hiddleston), god of mischief; and the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) have been absent. In “Thor: Ragnarok,” the last installment of the Thor trilogy, the two Avengers and the villainous Loki have returned to tie [...]

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Endless energy: Imagine Dragons entertains crowd at Spectrum Center

By Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent CHARLOTTE — Imagine Dragons brought its Evolve tour to the Spectrum Center on Wednesday night. K.Flay and Grouplove opened the show. Imagine Dragons began its portion of the concert with “Whatever It Takes,” a song off the new album, “Evolve.”

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Things To Do (week of Nov. 6, 2017)

Times-News • Elon University Chorale Fall Concert: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, McCrary Theatre, Elon University. Free. • Jim Gaffigan: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, PNC Arena, Raleigh. $31.75 and $61.75; tickets available through Ticketmaster. • Elon University Department of Performing Arts presents The Fall Dance Concert: 6 p.m. Thursday; 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and [...]

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