Category Archives: Entertainment

Things To Do (week of Aug. 20, 2018)

Times-News    Mason Lovette Band: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday on West Elm Street in downtown Graham as part of the Thursday At 7 concert series. Admission is free, but The Lions Club will be collecting nonperishable food donations for Allied Churches of Alamance County’s Food Pantry. For more details, call 336-792-1188.    Sweet [...]

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‘Beatles vs. Elvis’ a high-energy event

By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent RALEIGH — Aptly named, “A Musical Showdown: Beatles vs. Elvis” was a high-energy experience. On the second stop on their Mid-Summer Tour, the group came to Duke Energy Center’s Fletcher Opera Theater for an intimate but sold-out performance on Monday night Opening with Elvis (Scot Bruce) in his early years, [...]

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Endearing and innocent: ‘Christopher Robin’ is a fresh spin on Disney classic

 By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent    If you’ve ever wondered what happened to A.A. Milne’s Christopher   Robin after leaving the Hundred Acre Wood and its furry inhabitants   behind, Marc Forster’s “Christopher Robin” will answer all your   questions and more. Overworked and out of touch, a grown-up Christopher Robin (Ewan   McGregor) receives a well-timed surprise visit [...]

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Things To Do (week of Aug. 13, 2018)

Times-News • “Jumanji — Welcome to the Jungle”: 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Beth Schmidt Park, 2150 Park Drive, Elon, as part of the Movies on the Lawn series. Admission is free. Like and follow The Elon Rec & Parks Scene on Facebook for movie trailers. • Gipsy Danger: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday [...]

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‘Book of Mormon’ is high-energy hilarity

By Nick Chester Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — “The Book of Mormon” is so good that you don’t want it to end. The characters are so lovable and the show will make your stomach hurt from all the   laughing. There are also lessons about faith and the struggle people endure to keep it. The national [...]

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Showcasing their skills: Next Phase Music Fest features youth bands

By London Thompson Times-News    ELON — Being talented and under 21 years old often comes with the disadvantage of finding venues to showcase your skills. For many young musicians, their age is often the only thing   holding them back. To combat this issue and offer a platform for young rock, punk and indie bands [...]

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‘Mamma Mia!” a feel-good summertime film

By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent    ”Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” tells two stories at once. In the present day, we see Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) dealing with a surprise pregnancy while missing her mother Donna (Meryl Streep). This is paralleled with the story of a young Donna’s (Lily James) own unplanned pregnancy. Considering that [...]

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Teen creates film about area church

 Times-News     GRAHAM — “A Compass Always Points North,” a history of Hawfields Presbyterian Church, will be shown at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at the Graham Cinema, 119 N. Main St. Tolar Ray, a rising senior at Eastern Alamance High School, interviewed congregation and community members throughout the last year. The hourlong [...]

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Things To Do (week of Aug. 6, 2018)

Times-News • Aaron Burdett Band: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Jimmy Combs Amphitheater at Burlington City Park, 1353 S. Main St., Burlington. The concert is part of the Musical Chairs countywide concert series. Admission is free. For more details, call 336-226-4495 or visit www.alamancearts.org/. • Nantahala: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday [...]

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Touring the country & doing what she loves: UNCG grad a part of ‘Book of Mormon’ national touring production

By Nick Chester Times-News correspondent     Being cast in the national touring production of “The Book of Mormon” is a dream come true for Stoney B. Mootoo. Mootoo, a 2016 University of North Carolina at Greensboro graduate, said she’s excited about the opportunity to tour the country and do what she loves. “‘The Book of [...]

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