Category Archives: Entertainment

Things to do (for the week of Sept. 26, 2016)

Jason Aldean, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh. Tickets are $30.75 and $70.75 and can be purchased through all Ticketmaster outlets. Gallery Players’ production of “Bye Bye Birdie,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., [...]

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3-dimensional storytelling: Paperhand Puppets wrapped up ‘The Beautiful Beast’

Reviewed by Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent     GREENSBORO — Music, storytelling and mixed media puppetry intertwined in Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s most recent production of “The Beautiful Beast” on Saturday at the Carolina Theatre. The production was written and directed by Jan Burger and Donovan Zimmerman with music composed by Jennifer Curtis. This is the first [...]

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Scripted perfectly: ‘Cursed Child’ an interesting read

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two,” by J.K. Rowling. Arthur A. Levine Books; Special Rehearsal edition (July 31, 2016). 320 pages. Reviewed by Lily Pope Times-News correspondent “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is the eighth installment of the Harry Potter series and was based on the story idea by J.K. Rowling, author [...]

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Things to do (week of Sept. 12, 2016)

118th annual Central Carolina Fair, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. today through Thursday; 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro. $6 for adults; tickets available through Ticketmaster. Free admission on Friday and Sunday.  Friends of [...]

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Solace in God: Teen channels journey into EP

By Meghna Mahadevan Times-News correspondent Just before July of 2015, Alamance-Burlington Middle College senior Mikayla Brown was undergoing some difficult times in which she “wrestled with not feeling good enough, and having an awful sense of self-worth.” During this period, she was in pursuit of something that made her feel appreciated and loved, when finally [...]

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‘Footloose’ is humorous, upbeat & fun

Reviewed by Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Teen 2 Teen Theatre is presenting “Footloose” this weekend only at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. The stage adaptation is written by Dean Pitchford (who also wrote the original screenplay) and Walter Bobbie with music by Tom Snow and lyrics [...]

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Five favorite burgers in Alamance County: Teens & 20s writer does a taste test

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent Alamance is well-known for its burgers, and I’ve been traveling all over the county to bring you the cream of the crop. How do you decide which one is best? After visiting more than 20 local restaurants, I can tell you from experience that this is a daunting challenge. Regardless [...]

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Teen to Teen Theatre celebrates its 30th anniversary with ‘Footloose’

Times-News Teen 2 Teen Theatre is celebrating its 30th anniversary with “Footloose,” the stage adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Robbie. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. The show is directed by Carol Plew with music direction by [...]

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Things To Do (week of Sept. 5, 2016)

The Larry Keel Experience will conclude the Alive After Five concert series, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in downtown Elon on the corner of Holt and College Avenues. Admission is free. For more details, visit the Town of Elon and Elon Scene on Facebook or call 336-586-1009. “Weird Al” Yankovic, 8 pm. Friday, Durham [...]

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‘Newsies’ wows audience on opening night

By Jakob S. Miller Times-News correspondent DURHAM — The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) welcomed both Disney’s Broadway smash hit musical “Newsies,” and its 3-millionth guest on Tuesday night. Erin Andrews, who grew up in Durham and currently lives in Burlington, received a $1,000 gift certificate for the 2016/17 season at DPAC. This was Andrews’ [...]

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