Category Archives: Entertainment

‘Black Panther’ action-packed, fun to watch

By Gable Pierce Times-News correspondent    “The Black Panther” has brought African-American actors, heritage and culture into the spotlight. This is the first Marvel movie to feature an African-American superhero with a predominately African-American cast. This factor has been the inspiration of many school field trips and essays. It also has encouraged interactive dialogue which [...]

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‘Red Dog’ is a coming-of-age story

Reviewed by Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent    “The Red Dog: A Tale of the Carolina Frontier (Lizzy’s Yarn, Volume 1)”: by Carole Troxler. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Copyright 2017. 170 pages; $11.99 paperback and $8.99 Kindle. “The Red Dog” is a story about Lizzy, a young girl orphaned in backcountry 18th century central North Carolina. [...]

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Things To Do (week of March 26, 2018)

Times-News      Alamance Battleground State Historic Site: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Haw River Historical Museum, 201 Main St., Haw River. Site manager Jeremiah DeGennaro will talk about one of the preliminary battles of the American Revolution and what is happening there now. Free. 336-684-1002 or 336-266-4391.    Race and Criminal Justice for Youth – Reflections from the [...]

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Traveling the world & meeting people: Harlem Globetrotter Hoops Green to visit Piedmont-Triad this weekend

By Bret Pierce and Gable Pierce Times-News correspondents    Hoops Green, the 15th female Harlem Globetrotter, will take to the court on Friday and Sunday for events in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, respectively. Green, a native of Louisville, Ky., took some time to answer questions from Teens & 20s writers Bret and Gable Pierce about what [...]

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Things to do (week of March 19, 2018)

Times-News Winter Jam: 6 p.m. Saturday, PNC Arena, Raleigh. Skillet, Kari Jobe featuring Cody Carnes, Building 429, John Crist, KB, NewSong, and others. $15 at the door. 2017.jamtour.com or turningpoint.com for more details. Danville Museum’s Attic Sale for the Public: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, 975 Main [...]

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Things To Do (week of March 12, 2018)

   Times-News    Helen Huang presents “Restoring Motor Function in Amputees with Smart Prosthetics”: 7 p.m. today, McKinnon Hall on the Elon University campus. Mark Holmes’ artist talk and opening reception: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Gallery 406, Arts West on the Elon University campus. On display through April 13. Friends of the Alamance County Public Libraries’ [...]

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ACT II’s ‘Drowsy Chaperone’ is fun & energetic

By Emily Sledge Times-News correspondent    ACT II’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” is a hilarious show within a show. The story unfolds as a musical theater fanatic (Camden Wilder) plays the record to his favorite musical while he annotates the show for the audience. As he listens to the record, the characters come alive [...]

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True work of art: ‘Phantom of the Opera’ will excite audiences

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM – “The Phantom of the Opera,” one of the most extravagant musicals to hit the stage, will be ending its run at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) this weekend. This show is a fan favorite for many theatergoers, and this national tour is no exception. It has [...]

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Entertain & energize – that’s what Salt and Light hopes to do in its shows

By Lydia Pankratz Times-News correspondent    Salt and Light is an all-sibling bluegrass band based in Graham. The band includes Parker, Daniel, Morgan, Kyndal, Garrett and Norah Moore. “Basically, we’re a group of six siblings who love what we do, and endeavor to entertain,    energize and edify our audiences at every show. Even though we’re [...]

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Going outside ‘comfort zone’: ACT II performers tackle ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

By Emily Sledge Times-News correspondent    Alamance Children’s Theatre’s ACT II is presenting “The Drowsy   Chaperone” for the next two weekends at the Paramount Theater, 128 E.  Front St., Burlington Wayne Leonard directs with musical direction by Bonnie Mehring and choreography by Alicia Curtis. The story begins with The Man (Camden Wilder) introducing the audience to [...]

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