Category Archives: Entertainment

Twisted Measure video trending on YouTube

Times-News    ELON – Elon University’s a cappella group, Twisted Measure, is trending on YouTube for its performance of Sia’s “Chandelier.” The video has received more than 1.5 million views. Click on this link to see the video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSjr6ixi4ik#t=180. For more on Twisted Measure, visit http://www.twistedmeasure.com/#!members/c1g3j.  

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Actor enjoy his role in Disney’s ‘Newsies’

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    DURHAM — The musical spectacular “Newsies” is coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center starting June 2. Winner of two Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, “Newsies” is known by many as the exciting and energetic retelling of the newsboy strike of 1899. It follows the [...]

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Music isn’t only focus in “Pitch Perfect 2″

Reviewed by Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Three years ago, the musical comedy “Pitch Perfect” was an instant hit and now, the sequel, “Pitch Perfect 2,” is doing it again. After embarrassing not only themselves but the entire a cappella community in front of the President of the United States of America, the Barden [...]

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‘Pippin’ amazes Durham crowd

Reviewed by Lincoln Pennington Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    DURHAM — The Broadway tour of “Pippin,” now visiting the Durham Performing Arts Center, more than just looks like a traveling circus group; the show makes the audience feel like it is a circus. The cast brings endless energy to the stage, and at times there’s so [...]

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‘Age of Ultron’ is exciting and emotional, too

Reviewed by Logan A. White Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    The first weekend in May always brings the release of a spectacular Marvel Comics film, and the most recent film, “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” is no exception. Joss Whedon returns with an all-star cast to direct the second installment in Marvel’s “Avengers” franchise. Unlike the events [...]

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It’s been ‘an unbelievable year’ for WA Cappella

Commentary by Eric Long Special to the Times-News    For Western Alamance High School’s WA Cappella, performing for unknown faces has become somewhat normal. During the past two years, WA Cappella has had the opportunity to perform in Dayton, Ohio, La Plata, Md., and most recently, New York City. Performing in unfamiliar places in front [...]

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Seasoned actors head to Durham for ‘Pippin’

By Lincoln Pennington Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    DURHAM — A circus tent gets pitched at the Durham Performing Arts Center next week as “Pippin” takes the stage. The current national tour comes out of the recent Broadway revival. The production won four Tony Awards in 2013, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Direction [...]

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Burlington School presents ‘Annie Jr.’

Commentary by Haley Ross Special to the Times-News As The Burlington School’s production of “Annie Jr.” approaches with performances scheduled May 8-10, 2015, I recall the impact last year’s spring musical, “The Music Man Jr.,” had on me. I went into the audition with little confidence and a whole lot of anxiety. Bethany Baker, the school’s drama [...]

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Teen’s espionage novel is a Bond-worthy thriller

“Secret Intelligence: Dark Rim,” by Enoch Chang, Copyright 2014, Partridge (298 pages, $18.92) Reviewed by Logan A. White Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    At the age of 15, Enoch Chang has written a spy-fi novel that will entice fans of James Bond and “Mission: Impossible.” Nathan Doyle is the unsuspecting hero of “Secret Intelligence: Dark Rim,” [...]

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Graham High presents ‘Once On This Island Jr.’

By Katie Farrell Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    GRAHAM — “Once On This Island Jr.” is a musical that tells the story of a girl called Ti Moune, and her journey to keep hope even as times get tough. The book and lyrics are written by Lynn Ahrens, and the music is by Stephen Flaherty. “Once [...]

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