Category Archives: Entertainment

‘Newsies’ wows audience on opening night

By Jakob S. Miller Times-News correspondent DURHAM — The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) welcomed both Disney’s Broadway smash hit musical “Newsies,” and its 3-millionth guest on Tuesday night. Erin Andrews, who grew up in Durham and currently lives in Burlington, received a $1,000 gift certificate for the 2016/17 season at DPAC. This was Andrews’ [...]

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‘Suicide Squad’ blurs line between good & evil

Reviewed by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent  “Suicide Squad” is based around six villains who are hired by a secret government agency to complete a dangerous black operation mission in exchange for 10 years off their prison sentence. Everything that could go wrong, goes wrong. Why? Because they’re bad guys trying to be good. Harley Quinn [...]

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Things To Do (week of Aug. 15, 2016)

“Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. $7 for adults and $6 for students, teachers, senior and military. Part of the Carolina Theatre’s Summer Film Fest. $3.50 per ticket fee for web purchases. Tickets are also available at the door. 336-333-2605 or carolinatheatre.com Liverpool: Carolina’s Beatles, 7 [...]

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‘Newsies’ has history & heart

By Jakob S. Miller Times-News correspondent DURHAM — Everyone loves a good musical, especially when that musical happens to be Disney’s Broadway smash-hit “Newsies.” Based off of the Disney movie, which itself is based on true events, the “Newsies” crew is making a stop at the Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Aug. 16-21 [...]

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Greensboro Science Center to hold PokeMondays

Times-News    The Greensboro Science Center will hold PokeMonday events between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 8, 15 and 22, 2016. Staff members will activate Pokemon Go lures around its PokeStop for visitors to enjoy. The center also is home to one Pokemon Go gym, where visitors are encouraged to train their Pokemon or [...]

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Things To Do (week of Aug. 8, 2016)

The Megan Doss Band will perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at City Park, 1333 Overbrook Rd., Burlington as part of the Sunset Rhythms portion of the Musical Chairs countywide concert series. Admission is free, but donations of art supplies for children’s classes are appreciated. In case of rain, the concert will be [...]

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‘Clue the Musical’ brings classic board game to life

Reviewed by Abby Chester Times-News correspondent Whodunit? This is what the characters in Studio 1’s “Clue, the Musical” are trying to figure out. Mr. Boddy, the victim of the game, has been killed, and it is up to the audience (with a little help from the detective) to figure out the murderer. You may know [...]

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Selfie sticks & special effects: My experience at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent The Arts Center in Carborro is a wonderful place to learn many different art styles — drawing, ceramics, even music and acting. This summer, The Arts Center offered a wide variety of “camps” for all ages. One of these was “Film-making with Smartphones”, and this unique class was the one [...]

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Things To Do (week of Aug. 1, 2016)

Times-News       Bounce! will perform as part of the First Fridays portion of the Musical Chairs countywide concert series, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham. Free, but donations of art supplies for children’s classes at Alamance Arts are appreciated. 336-226-4495 or alamancearts.org.    ”Clue, The Musical,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday [...]

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‘Central Intelligence’ is an action-packed comedy

By Bret Pierce Times-News correspondent    Two of the biggest movie stars today combine in an action-packed comedy that will have you laughing out loud. In “Central Intelligence,” Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart), a superstar at his high school, is now in what he feels is a dead-end job. Calvin feels as if he has wasted [...]

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