Category Archives: Entertainment

‘Nerdfighters’ unite: Followers of brothers John and Hank Green bond through books, movies

Commentary by Allison Tate Times-News correspondent    John Green has found great success among young adults with his novels about life, love and loss. Out of his many books, two have become popular with readers worldwide: “Looking for Alaska” and “The Fault in Our Stars.” The two books, as well as Green, have gained [...]

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‘Wicked’ is a winner

Reviewed by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent DURHAM — Few musicals are able to incorporate a love triangle, a sisterly bond between rivals, family drama and an insurmountable amount of perfectly placed witty repartee, but “Wicked” manages to do all of the above and more. It is hard to exactly place what is so consuming [...]

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Bungee jumping (inside) can be fun

Commentary by Joshua Fitzgerald Times-News correspondent    There are many good ways to entertain a child in Alamance County; however, the EuroBungy (Bungee Jumps and Trains) inside Holly Hill Mall and Business Center in Burlington is quite possibly the most exhilarating of them all. EuroBungy is a set of four one-person trampolines arrayed around [...]

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Elon grad a part of “Wicked” tour

By Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — “Wicked” draws people in with its mystical tale, entrances the mind with the music and effects, and encourages all who encounter it to go and tell others of the power and sheer talent it possesses. Reaching more than 8 million theatergoers worldwide, the touring production of [...]

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End 2014 with latest ‘Hobbit’ film

Reviewed by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent    “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies” concludes the epic trilogy of the “Hobbit” movies. Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien and directed by Peter Jackson, also the director of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, this action-packed, fantasy movie keeps the audience entertained the whole [...]

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Author’s unique debut brings readers into a ‘World of Magic’

– “When it Rains,” by Rosetta M. Overman. Copyright 2014, CreateSpace (197 pages, $9.80) Reviewed by Christian Hornaday Times-News correspondent    A surprisingly unique debut, “When it Rains” is the opening story to the “World of Magic” series by local author Rosetta M. Overman. Presenting a fresh perspective regarding the classic elements (fire, water, [...]

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DPAC’s ‘Annie’ was spectacular

Reviewed by Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — The hit musical “Annie” has transcended time, becoming one of the world’s most loved shows in Broadway history. The little girl in the red dress that audiences fell in love with from its beginning is warming hearts even today with her wide-eyed innocence and fierce [...]

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Josh Parker follows in his father’s footsteps

Commentary by Michaela King Times-News correspondent    Josh Parker was introduced to music at an early age and began playing guitar in his early teens. “I want people to see my love for God and hear his love in the music. The guitar is my voice,” said Josh, who is the son of Southern [...]

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Bringing ‘The Nutcracker’ to life: the costume shop

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    As Christmas draws near, many families make the annual trip to see Walkerdance’s production of a classic holiday ballet: “The Nutcracker.” When the curtain opens, soaring music, thrilling choreography, and beautiful sets create a magical world where anything can happen. However, without the ѕpectacular coѕtumeѕ, the ѕtory [...]

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Ugly Sweater Party set for Dec. 20

By Michaela King Times-News correspondent    Do you have an ugly sweater that you have no idea what to do with? Well, then it’s time to pull it out of the closet and come to the first annual “Ugly Teen Sweater Party!” From 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, May Memorial Library [...]

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