Category Archives: Opinion

Living, breathing canvas: Face painting is a unique art

By Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent    There’s something special about a moving, breathing, living canvas. At least that’s what I’ve found to be true through face painting and special effects makeup artistry. My admiration of these arts began when I was 13. As a volunteer at the Original Hollywood Horror Show in Snow Camp, I [...]

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Witty book would make the Bard proud

By Logan White Times-News correspondent     • “William Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken”: by Ian Doescher. Quirk Books, copyright 2017. 165 pages. $14.95. To BB–8 or not to BB–8? That is the question posed by author Ian Doescher in his latest installment of “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars.” Journey to a galaxy far, far away and [...]

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Things To Do (week of April 9, 2018)

Times-News • Eagles: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Spectrum Center in Charlotte. Tickets are $99 to $399 and can be purchased through all Ticketmaster outlets. • Elon University Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Yeager Recital Hall on the Elon University campus. Free. • Elon University Department of Performing Arts presents William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”: 7:30 [...]

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Local march reflects national movement

By Jaclyn Bartlett Times-News correspondent    March 24, 2018 will go down in history as the day millions of people worldwide joined together to participate in the March for Our Lives. This student-run demonstration was held in multiple cities throughout all 50 states. In Greensboro, more than 3,000 gathered despite the rainy weather to advocate [...]

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‘Love, Simon’ is heartwarming & honest

By Paulina Lopez Times-News correspondent    ”Love, Simon” is funny, heartwarming and refreshingly honest. Based on the young adult novel, “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli, “Love, Simon” is a story about a 16-year-old boy named Simon Spier (Nick Robinson). Through the one-hour, 50-minute-long film, audiences will laugh at Simon’s awkwardness and [...]

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‘Color Purple’ star on Broadway, business and brainpower

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    “Decide what it is that you want to do, and then do it.” That’s the motto J. Daughtry has lived by since adolescence, and it’s brought him a long way from his native Florida. He’s currently playing Harpo in the national tour of “The Color Purple,” the hit [...]

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‘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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Special Olympics’ Polar Plunge took place Feb. 24

By Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO – The annual Triad Polar Plunge was held Feb. 24 at Wet ‘N Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park. Every year, groups of people plunge themselves into cold water as a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. Blythe Terwilliger is a K9 officer for the Burlington Police Department, which helps [...]

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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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