Category Archives: Entertainment

Snowflakes & mice: Walkerdance to perform its 35th annual ‘Nutcracker’

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent  Walkerdance Ballet Theatre is celebrating its 35th anniversary season of “The Nutcracker.” “I think in Alamance County, ‘The Nutcracker’ has become a holiday tradition that people who have brought their children are now bringing their grandchildren,” said Ann Bradey Sapp, “The Nutcracker’s” artistic director. “It’s such a magical show, and [...]

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‘Grinch’ is a sensational sensory treat for all ages

Reviewed by Logan A. White Times-News correspondent     DURHAM — A fun-filled storybook comes to life on the stage with larger-than-life characters, and the true meaning of Christmas all wrapped into a happy holiday present: “How The Grinch Stole Christmas! the Musical” is now performing at the Durham Perfoming Arts Center (DPAC), 123 Vivian St. [...]

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‘Elf Jr.’ is a fun-filled family show

By Lily Pope Times-News correspondent  If you are yearning for snow and wintertime, be sure to watch Alamance Children’s Theatre’s “Elf Jr., the Musical.” Based on the New Line Cinema film “Elf,” it tells the comical story of Buddy, a Christmas elf, in the North Pole. You won’t be disappointed with the wintertime scene and [...]

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Delivering Christmas cheer: ‘Elf Jr., The Musical’ does it with toe-tapping music and talented actors

By Abby Chester Times-News correespondent  “Elf Jr., The Musical” tells the story of a man named Buddy, who grows up in the North Pole as one of Santa’s elves. Buddy loves being with the elves, but little does he know that he is actually a human who crawled into Santa’s toy bag when he was [...]

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Another side of Wizarding World: ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ shocks Harry Potter fans

By Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent  “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” has shocked Harry Potter fans. As you follow Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), the protagonist of this story, and his adventure to America that went horribly wrong, you begin to see another side of the Wizarding World. If you have heard of Harry Potter, [...]

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Things To Do (week of November 28, 2016)

29th annual Christmas At Captain White’s, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays now through Christmas Eve, Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham. 336-226-4495 or www.alamancearts.org. 25th annual Tanglewood Festival of Lights, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. now through Jan. 1, 4201 Manor House Circle, Clemmons. $5 and up. http://www.forsyth.cc/parks/tanglewood/fol/ or 336-703-6400. Greensboro [...]

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‘Grinch’ actor channels Christmas spirit

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent  Most of the world views Christmas as the most wonderful time of the year, filled with cheer and giving and family. To Andreas Wyder, the holiday is much more than just a season; it’s both a passion and a job. The 22-year-old is currently playing the role of Young [...]

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Woodlawn Middle School presents ‘Annie Jr.’

Times-News The Woodlawn Middle School Department of Performing Arts will present “Annie Jr.” at 7 p.m. today (Friday, Nov. 18, 2016) and Saturday (Nov. 19, 2016)  in Eastern Alamance High School’s auditorium, 4040 Mebane Rogers Rd., Mebane. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. For more details, call 919-563-5991.

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Things To Do (week of Nov. 21, 2016)

Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro. $8 for adults; $1 for children 6 to 12 years old and free for children under 6 years old. www.greensborocoliseum.com. North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival, Friday through Jan. 15, 2017, [...]

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‘Doctor Strange’ brings magic to Marvel

By Jordan Carey Times-News correspondent  After capturing fans’ fascination in several movies and TV series, Benedict Cumberbatch is the star of Marvel Comics’ new movie, “Doctor Strange.” In this latest Marvel production, Dr. Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch), a renowned  neurosurgeon, suffers from severe nerve damage to his hands, leaving them permanently shaking. When none of the [...]

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