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Studio 1′s ‘The Night of January 16th’ ends this weekend

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Things To Do (week of Jan. 16, 2017)

“Elections from the Collection,” now through Jan. 31, Scott Family Collection, Gee Building, Alamance Community College, Haw River campus. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 336-506-4203. Elon University’s Department of Performing Arts presents “You Can’t Take It With You,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Jan. [...]

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Interactive set-up: Audience is part of the show in ‘The Night of January 16th’

Reviewed by Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent  Studio 1′s Youth Theatre production of “The Night of January 16th” is done in such a way that audiences may experience a different conclusion for each performance. This courtroom drama features an interactive set-up in which 12 audience members are chosen to be jurors to decide the fate of [...]

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Interactive drama: Studio 1 to present ‘The Night of January 16th’

By Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent  While many are familiar with the novelist Ayn Rand, her first success was on Broadway in 1933 with “The Night of January 16th.” Now, it is being produced locally by Studio 1’s Youth Theatre. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15; and 7:30 p.m. [...]

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Stellar musical that’s hard to top: ‘An American In Paris’ concludes this weekend

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent  DURHAM — The harsh reality of war and hardship clashes with the pulsing, thriving beat of art and dance in the first national tour of “An American In Paris, A New Musical.” Show times are 7:30 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 [...]

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“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” a modernized fairy tale

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent DURHAM — “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” is a story that glitters with all the vestiges of a fairy tale classic with a modern undertone. The show was performed last weekend at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), 123 Vivian St. The simple tale of an innocent servant girl who, [...]

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Things To Do (week of Jan. 2, 2017)

   North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival, now through Jan. 15, Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary. Hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. $10 for ages 3 to 17 and $15 for adults 18 years old and up. www.boothamphitheatre.com.    Donna The Buffalo, 8 p.m. Friday, Haw River Ballroom, 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Rd., [...]

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Storytelling with legends: ‘American in Paris’ actor talks shop

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent  “I loved the conversation between audience and actor.” That connection was what got Etai Benson hooked on live theater. As a child, he’d directed his focus toward film, but discovered his true passion in his teens. “As long as I can remember, I was obsessed with movies. Even as [...]

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Things To Do (week of Dec. 26, 2016)

Annual New Year’s Extravaganza featuring The Magnificents Band, 7 p.m. Saturday, Ramada Inn and Conference Center, 2703 Ramada Road, Burlington. $80 for couples; $45 for individuals and $50 at the door. This is a fundraiser for Peg’s PJs. 336-227-5541 or 336-584-0151. New Year’s Eve Party featuring Dewey Brown & Friends, Chrystal Sawyer, Eliza Meyer & [...]

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‘The Nutcracker’ a traditional treat

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent     RALEIGH — Dreams of dancing sugarplums, a towering Christmas tree, and an unforgettable, magical holiday treat — that’s only a mere glimpse of the wonders of Carolina Ballet’s “Nutcracker,” being performed today through Christmas Eve at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. [...]

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