Category Archives: Entertainment

Love & Valor to perform locally Nov. 21-22

Commentary by Abby Chester Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Love & Valor — the name signifies beauty and grace. The band, made up of four young adults, will leave you wishing for more, performance after performance. With Jesse Fox on guitar and vocals, Darren Miles on drums, Matthew Davidson on violin and Koehna Jordan on vocals, [...]

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Touring ‘Cinderella’ show visits Durham next week

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    DURHAM — Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” dances its way to the Durham Performing Arts Center on Tuesday for a six-day run. The story of Cinderella, made famous by Walt Disney in 1950, has remained a timeless classic with lasting memories — pumpkin carriages, fairy godmothers and misplaced glass [...]

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‘Blood of Olympus’ has something for everyone

“The Heroes of Olympus Book Five: The Blood of Olympus,” by Rick Riordan. Copyright 2014. Disney-Hyperion (528 pages, $11.35)  Reviewed by Daniel Chase Burton Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    “The Blood of Olympus” is the epic conclusion to Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series. Riordan also is author of the Percy Jackson series and Kane chronicles. [...]

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Paul McCartney: Old style, new sound

Reviewed by Sam Lowe Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    GREENSBORO — For his last American concert date of the year, Paul McCartney brought the band and the music to the Greensboro Coliseum on Oct. 30. Playing a sold-out show to more than 16,000 fans, Paul certainly aimed to please. From old fan favorites like “And I [...]

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Raleigh Dance Theatre puts pages in motion

By Doria Worden Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    RALEIGH — Fancy Nancy is perhaps the most fabulous character to ever walk the pages of a children’s book. Her personality and endless troubles come to life beneath her clever stories, written by Jane O’Conner and thanks to illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser and her avid imagination. Raleigh Dance [...]

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Horror Show haunts the senses

By Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    SNOW CAMP — When the screams in the woods of Snow Camp start to reach their peak, there is only one explanation — the Original Hollywood Horror Show is back in full swing for the season. While all is seemingly new upon arrival, brothers Dean and Starr Jones [...]

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Clowns, certain horror films scare Teens & Twenties writers

Times-News correspondents    With Halloween coming up on Friday, what really scares you? This question was posed to the Teens & Twenties writers and their responses are below:    There are many things that I am scared of, but I’d say some of the biggest things are spiders, squirrels and ghost movies.  Michaela King, senior [...]

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Carolina Ballet serves up a double dose of spooky dancing

Reviewed by Doria Worden Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    RALEIGH — The classic tale of Dracula brings horror, love and passion to any soul brave enough to endure the story. That epic legend came to life on the Fletcher Opera Theater stage when Carolina Ballet performed “Dracula” and “The Masque of the Red Death” to a [...]

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Fall fun: Take a trip to the State Fair

Commentary by Michaela King Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com RALEIGH — Food, roller coasters, animals, concerts and much more that’s what you’ll find at the annual North Carolina State Fair. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon or weekend, the fair has just about everything. From animal and art exhibits to rides and [...]

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‘Phantom of the Opera’ is a sight to behold

Reviewed by Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    DURHAM — “The Phantom of the Opera” left audiences spellbound at the Durham Performing Arts Center last Friday night. With currently seven productions around the world, the multiple award-winning show has been seen by 130 million people since it first debuted. Audiences always have been captivated and [...]

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