Category Archives: Entertainment

Things To Do (week of Aug. 13, 2018)

Times-News • “Jumanji — Welcome to the Jungle”: 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Beth Schmidt Park, 2150 Park Drive, Elon, as part of the Movies on the Lawn series. Admission is free. Like and follow The Elon Rec & Parks Scene on Facebook for movie trailers. • Gipsy Danger: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday [...]

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‘Book of Mormon’ is high-energy hilarity

By Nick Chester Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — “The Book of Mormon” is so good that you don’t want it to end. The characters are so lovable and the show will make your stomach hurt from all the   laughing. There are also lessons about faith and the struggle people endure to keep it. The national [...]

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Showcasing their skills: Next Phase Music Fest features youth bands

By London Thompson Times-News    ELON — Being talented and under 21 years old often comes with the disadvantage of finding venues to showcase your skills. For many young musicians, their age is often the only thing   holding them back. To combat this issue and offer a platform for young rock, punk and indie bands [...]

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‘Mamma Mia!” a feel-good summertime film

By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent    ”Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” tells two stories at once. In the present day, we see Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) dealing with a surprise pregnancy while missing her mother Donna (Meryl Streep). This is paralleled with the story of a young Donna’s (Lily James) own unplanned pregnancy. Considering that [...]

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Teen creates film about area church

 Times-News     GRAHAM — “A Compass Always Points North,” a history of Hawfields Presbyterian Church, will be shown at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at the Graham Cinema, 119 N. Main St. Tolar Ray, a rising senior at Eastern Alamance High School, interviewed congregation and community members throughout the last year. The hourlong [...]

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Things To Do (week of Aug. 6, 2018)

Times-News • Aaron Burdett Band: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Jimmy Combs Amphitheater at Burlington City Park, 1353 S. Main St., Burlington. The concert is part of the Musical Chairs countywide concert series. Admission is free. For more details, call 336-226-4495 or visit www.alamancearts.org/. • Nantahala: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday [...]

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Touring the country & doing what she loves: UNCG grad a part of ‘Book of Mormon’ national touring production

By Nick Chester Times-News correspondent     Being cast in the national touring production of “The Book of Mormon” is a dream come true for Stoney B. Mootoo. Mootoo, a 2016 University of North Carolina at Greensboro graduate, said she’s excited about the opportunity to tour the country and do what she loves. “‘The Book of [...]

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Panic! At The Disco rocks Raleigh show

Reviewed by Katie Farrell Times-News correspondent     RALEIGH – Panic! At The Disco performed to a sold-out crowd on Saturday night at the PNC Arena. The band was preluded by opening acts Hayley Kiyoko and A R I Z O N A, who each sang a nine-song set before Panic! took the stage. Panic!’s lead [...]

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Things To Do (week of July 30, 2018)

Times-News • Jan Michael Fields Band: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in downtown Elon as part of the Musical Chairs countywide concert series. Admission is free. For more details, call 336-226-4495 or visit www.alamancearts.org/. • Rattle & Shakes (featuring members of Gasoline Stove): 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in downtown Saxapahaw as part [...]

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Culture & excitement: Atlanta is a great place to visit

By Avery Aguila Times-News correspondent     Atlanta is definitely a city fueled by its people, and with something to do around every corner, it lives up to its previous slogan, “a city too busy to hate.” The city’s business brings people from all walks of life, and with artists, tourists, and business people alike, Atlanta [...]

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