Category Archives: Entertainment

Author’s unique debut brings readers into a ‘World of Magic’

– “When it Rains,” by Rosetta M. Overman. Copyright 2014, CreateSpace (197 pages, $9.80) Reviewed by Christian Hornaday Times-News correspondent A surprisingly unique debut, “When it Rains” is the opening story to the “World of Magic” series by local author Rosetta M. Overman. Presenting a fresh perspective regarding the classic elements (fire, water, wind/air, [...]

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DPAC’s ‘Annie’ was spectacular

Reviewed by Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — The hit musical “Annie” has transcended time, becoming one of the world’s most loved shows in Broadway history. The little girl in the red dress that audiences fell in love with from its beginning is warming hearts even today with her wide-eyed innocence and fierce [...]

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Josh Parker follows in his father’s footsteps

Commentary by Michaela King Times-News correspondent    Josh Parker was introduced to music at an early age and began playing guitar in his early teens. “I want people to see my love for God and hear his love in the music. The guitar is my voice,” said Josh, who is the son of Southern [...]

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Bringing ‘The Nutcracker’ to life: the costume shop

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    As Christmas draws near, many families make the annual trip to see Walkerdance’s production of a classic holiday ballet: “The Nutcracker.” When the curtain opens, soaring music, thrilling choreography, and beautiful sets create a magical world where anything can happen. However, without the ѕpectacular coѕtumeѕ, the ѕtory [...]

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Ugly Sweater Party set for Dec. 20

By Michaela King Times-News correspondent    Do you have an ugly sweater that you have no idea what to do with? Well, then it’s time to pull it out of the closet and come to the first annual “Ugly Teen Sweater Party!” From 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, May Memorial Library [...]

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Third annual youth film festival set for Dec. 13

By Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent    Alamance County’s Youth Film Festival (ACYFF) has held the attention of elementary through college students across the county since it first started two years ago. The ACYFF is a program that showcases youth films and videos. Sam Cryan, a Williams High School student and filmmaker, started the film [...]

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Becoming a ballerina is hard work

Commentary by Doria Worden Times-News correspondent    Many girls dream of becoming a ballerina when they are young. For most, that dream fades away as they grow older, but occasionally it becomes realistic with extensive training and commitment. At Carolina Ballet and countless other professional ballet companies throughout the world, women who have achieved [...]

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Studio 1 delivers poignant holiday tale at Christmastime

Reviewed by Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    For those in search of a delightful way to spend their evening this Christmas season, look no further than Studio 1’s production of Truman Capote’s classic holiday tale “A Christmas Memory.” Sitting in old-fashioned rocking chairs with nothing but a bench and an oil lamp between them, [...]

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Arts Alive Studio brings classic holiday film to life

Reviewed by Samantha Gilland Times-New correspondent    The beloved film, “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be brought to the stage by Arts Alive Studio this weekend. Like the film version, the story follows George Bailey (Jeremy Peterson), a small-town man whose life is turned upside down and a moment of desperation leads him to consider [...]

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‘Annie’ begins six-day run Tuesday in Durham

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent     DURHAM — One of the best-known musicals of the 20th century, “Annie,” will be taking the stage at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) for a six-day run beginning Tuesday. The legendary story of Annie began in the1920s as a comic strip simply titled “Little Orphan Annie.” The [...]

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