Category Archives: Opinion

‘Elf, the Musical’ is delightful

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — “Elf, the Musical” is a delight from beginning to end. From the energetic dance numbers like “Happy All the Time” to emotion-filled solos like “World’s Greatest Dad”, this show will fill you with the Christmas spirit of love and joy. The show is being performed at the [...]

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Dancers to perform at Disney’s Thanksgiving Parade

By Elizabeth Davis Special to the Times-News     Nine area dancers will participate in Disney World’s Thanksgiving Parade. These include Victoria Black and Patterson Poteat of The Burlington School; Kennedy Melton, Grayson Holt and Ashlyn Troxler, all of Western Middle School; Reece Wilburn, Aaliya Carson, Izzy Brinskelle and Hallie Smith, all of Turrentine Middle School. [...]

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‘Hamilton’ is a masterpiece

By Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — “Hamilton: An American Musical” is a masterpiece. The cast performed a beautiful show on Wednesday night at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC). Everything about it, from the set to talent, was amazing. DPAC was one of the sites to receive this musical on its debut tour [...]

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Voting is a privilege

By Jakob Miller Times-News correspondent     One of the most sacred duties of American citizens is to vote. This year, North Carolina voters will have their say on significant amendments to the state constitution, as well as a pivotal Supreme Court seat and three Court of Appeals seats in addition to the elections for U.S. [...]

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Food, rides & more – N.C. State Fair has it all

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH – Nothing says fall and fun better than the North Carolina State Fair. With rides, food, events and exhibits, the fair is a place where North Carolinians can congregate for a guaranteed good time. The fair has brought in four new rides including a Dumbo elephant ride for [...]

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‘Madagascar’ is sensationally sweet

Reviewed by Sydney Fischer Special to the Times-News    Alamance Children’s Theatre’s “Madagascar — A Musical Adventure,     Jr.” follows the friendship of four animals from the Central Park Zoo. Once Alex the Lion (Cayden Matthews); Marty the Zebra (Kendal Fischer); Gloria the Hippo (Morgan Smith); and Melman the Giraffe (Alex Klischer) get to Madagascar, [...]

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Show teaches importance of fire safety: River Mill Academy and Graham Fire Department team up for event

By Gabrielle Stanfield Special to the Times-News    GRAHAM — On Oct. 8, “Look, Listen and Learn” a play featuring a   fairy and a firefighter, was used to teach River Mill Academy elementary   school students about fire safety. The show was presented by River Mill Academy’s theater class and the   Graham Fire Department also visited [...]

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Troye Sivan’s show personal & upbeat

By Paulina Lopez Times-News correspondent     CHARLOTTE — Australian singer-songwriter Troye Sivan made one of his first stops on the Bloom tour on Tuesday night at the Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre. Bursting with energy from the excitement of having just started his tour only a week before, Sivan gave a spectacular performance. His electro-pop/dance-pop [...]

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From drab to fab: Tips on decorating your dorm room

By Katie Farrell Times-News correspondent    Though August has come and gone, college students all across the country are still in search of easy, cheap and do-it-yourself   décor that will make their dorm rooms or apartments look like they belong in a magazine spread. While it may be tempting to spend $30 on that mini, [...]

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Creative and cost-effective: Thrift stores offer savvy fashions

By Avery Aguila Times-News correspondent  The start of a new school year often means empty pockets from back-to-school shopping. But for all the savvy fashionistas out there, this is an opportunity to be creative as well as cost-effective with shopping at thrift stores. Thrift stores have a bad reputation to a lot of people, often [...]

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