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Thought-provoking & poignant: ‘Fun Home’ is a great blend of comedy and drama

Reviewed by Anna Katherine Carey Times-News correspondent    ”Fun Home” is the perfect blend of humor and emotion. The five-time Tony Award winner will be performed today through Sunday at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), 123 Vivian St., Durham. With songs ranging from lighthearted and humorous to thought-provoking and poignant, this show will take [...]

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Simply scary: Creepy effects can be created at home

By Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent  It’s becoming easier to get perfect creepy Halloween effects these days. A few items can make it simple. Gashes, scars and wounds are fun to build and can be used for a variety of characters for Halloween. To make an open wound, cotton, liquid latex, some makeup and fake blood [...]

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‘Haunting’ guests for 27 years: Original Hollywood Horror Show runs through Nov. 5

By Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent    The Original Hollywood Horror Show in Snow Camp continues to create living nightmares.    Before even officially entering the haunt, creepy characters roam among those eager to get their scare on. You might see Jack Sparrow or Twisty the Clown while waiting in line to enter the funeral tent [...]

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Oddness at a new level: ‘Welcome to Night Vale’ now available in script form

Reviewed by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent     ”Welcome to Night Vale” has taken its oddness to a whole new level. In September, the writers released two script books for the podcast. Along with the entire script, readers get essays from the writers, Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink, and a few cast members like Cecil Baldwin [...]

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Things to do (week of Oct. 24, 2016)

Williams High School Orchestra concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Williams High School auditorium, 1307 S. Church St., Burlington. Guest artist is soprano Victoria Erickson. Free. 336-570-6161. 44th annual Hawfields Haunted Forest, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Halloween, 2115-B Hwy. 119 South, Mebane. $10. Event is [...]

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State Fair Flyer is first permanent ride at fairgrounds

By Lily Pope Times-News correspondent  Visitors to the North Carolina State Fair can experience a bird’s eye view of the festivities atop its first-ever permanent ride, the State Fair Flyer. The State Fair Flyer has two landing pads, Wilbur and Orville, and the chairlift is 1,444 feet from end to end. The ride is $5 [...]

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‘Fun Home’ is a story that needs to be told

By Anna Katherine Carey Times-News correspondent  “Fun Home” is a musical based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel by the same name. The musical premiered in 2015 and has since won five Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score. “Fun Home” tells the true story of cartoonist Alison Bechdel and her dysfunctional family living in [...]

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‘Really funny stuff,’ that’s how ‘Sister Act’ cast describes CTG’s upcoming show

By Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO — “Sister Act” will be performed by The Community Theatre of Greensboro (CTG) for 12 shows at the Starr Theatre, 520 S. Elm St. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28-29, Nov. 3-5 and 9-12 and 2 p.m. Nov. 2, 6 and 13, 2016. The show is based [...]

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Things To Do (week of Oct. 17, 2016)

Newsboys, 6 p.m. Saturday, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro. $25; tickets available through Ticketmaster. Studio 1′s “Assassin’s Escape,” an interactive room game, Fridays and Saturdays throughout the month of October, Holly Hill Mall, 309 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington. Held every hour-and-a-half starting at 4 p.m. Fridays and 1 p.m. Saturdays. $20. 336-584-0321 or Original Hollywood Horror Show, 8 p.m. [...]

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Hawfields Haunted Forest still going strong after four decades of spooking

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent  HAWFIELDS — Strategically placed clowns, chain saws and zombies tossed together into a bubbling cauldron make the perfect recipe for a night of haunts. Those looking for a “good scream” need to look no further than right here in Alamance County. The Hawfields Haunted Forest has been running for 44 years. [...]

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