Category Archives: Entertainment

To watch ‘Swan Lake’ is to peer into another world

Reviewed by Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH — Romance, enchantment and emotion all can be found in Carolina Ballet’s “Swan Lake.” Performed at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. “Swan Lake” is a tantalizing masterpiece. It follows the story of a prince (Richard Krusch) who meets a young girl (Lilyan Vigo) [...]

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‘Furious 7’ lives up to the hype

Commentary by Macie Little Times-News correspondent “Furious 7,” the seventh installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise, proved itself on the release date by reaching record-breaking ticket sales. Although ‘Furious 7″ faced the death of chief cast member, Paul Walker, before filming was complete, it sold an estimated $143.6 million in tickets in North [...]

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Celtic Woman has passion for performing

Reviewed by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — Though the sprawling hills and lush scenery of Ireland may be thousands of miles away, Celtic Woman brought the melodies of its home country to the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) on Friday night. Since the group is celebrating its 10th anniversary tour, there were [...]

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Fiddle Music Workshop was an amazing experience

Commentary by Michaela King Times-News correspondent    Rain kept the players from performing outside, but it didn’t dampen their spirits during Alamance Strings’ Fiddle Music Workshop held inside Burlington Christian Academy’s gymnasium on March 19. More than 30 violin and cello students, ages 4 through high school, played five selections of fiddle and folk [...]

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‘Insurgent’ film remains true to the novel

Reviewed by Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    “Insurgent” is an enjoyable film, whether you’ve read “The Divergent Series” or not. Based on Veronica Roth’s novels and directed by Robert Schwentke, it is the second installment in a thought-provoking film series. Picking up right where “Divergent” left off, “Insurgent” follows Tris (Shailene Woodley) and [...]

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A lot of training, preparation goes into MPA event

Commentary by Zoe King Times-News correspondent    Every spring semester, high school and middle school bands start preparations for the moment when they will be judged on their ability to play music. School bands from all across the state will come to designated areas throughout the month of March to perform in front of [...]

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Teen to Teen Theatre to present Summer Tour Production

Times-News    Teen to Teen Theatre & Video will present Summer Tour Production, a program for rising fourth- through seventh-grade students. The program will provide actors with opportunities to learn many aspects of theater production such as set building, creating props, designing costumes, character development and staging. Director is Elizabeth Kornstadt. The event will be [...]

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Studio 1′s ‘Crucible’ is riveting

Reviewed by Michaela King Times-News correspondent    Studio 1 brings Arthur Miller’s renowned play, “The Crucible,” to life during its performances this weekend. “The Crucible” is a play about the Salem Witch Trials that took place in Salem, Mass., during the late 17th century. This play is about a group of girls who go [...]

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Studio 1 tackles ‘The Crucible’

By Rylie Van Wingerden Times-News correspondent    “I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” These are the iconic words of John Proctor, in Studio 1’s dramatic performance of “The Crucible.” The play is set during the Salem witch trials and follows John Proctor (Tyler Haugle) and his wife Elizabeth (Rachel Teseneer) [...]

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Winter Jam filled with talent, enthusiasm

Reviewed by Michaela King Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH — Flashes of lights and pyrotechnics along with thousands of screaming fans were what concertgoers experienced during the 2015 Winter Jam tour  at the PNC Arena last Friday night. For just $10 at the door, Christian music fans were able to hear Francesca Battistelli, Jeremy Camp, [...]

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