Scaring up fun: Horror Show co-creator talks about county’s haunt

By Nick Chester
Times-News correspondent 


The Original Hollywood Horror Show will open to the public on Friday, Sept. 28. [Logan Andrews / Special to the Times-News

Dean Jones, one of the creators of the Original Hollywood Horror Show and an Alamance County native, took time out of his busy schedule to talk to Teens & 20s.
Dean and his brother, Starr, are award-winning makeup artists and have been scaring up business at the Horror Show in Snow Camp since the fall of 1989. The show will open to the public on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.
Teens & 20s: How often do you change attractions?
Dean Jones: There is always a new attraction every year at the Hollywood Horror Show. During the off-season while we are in film production, we are often inspired by what we are doing on set. So when haunt pre-production time schedule comes around, we incorporate these new ideas into our show. Occasionally, themes and ideas are reinvented.
Teens & 20s: You are originally from Alamance County. Where did you learn to do this kind of thing?
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Things To Do (week of Sept. 24, 2018)


Hip Pocket Band: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday as part of the Thursday at 7 concert series. Free, but The Lions Club will be collecting nonperishable food donations for the Allied Churches of Alamance County’s Food Pantry. For more details, call 336-792-1188.
“Peter Rabbit”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Bill Cooke Park, 1010 Townbranch Rd., Graham. Free. In case of rain, movies will be moved to Sunday; if it rains Sunday, movie will be moved indoors to the Graham Recreation Center, 311 College St., and will start promptly at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair; concession stand will be open. For more information, contact Kristen Herndon at kherndon@cityofgraham.com or 336-792-1189. Free.
Reflections of Elegance — Kenneth Paul Block & The Masters of Fashion Illustration: on display now through Oct. 20, Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 336-226-4495 or www.alamancearts.com/.

Musician Morgan Moore discusses music & more

By Logan A. White
Times-News correspondent 

Editor’s note: Teens & 20s writer Logan A. White will feature a youth artist once a month on the Teens & 20s page. Today is the first installment of the series.


Musician Morgan Moore is a member of the band, Salt & Light. [Photo submitted

   Art is all around us — from Hollywood and Broadway to hometown dance studios  and state fair art shows — it can be found wherever you look or listen. Meet The Artist is a monthly series that will feature a young creator and explore their perspective on art.
The inaugural artist is Morgan Moore, an 18-year-old with a passion for Christ, family, music and writing. She pursues music as a career with her all-sibling group, Salt and Light, playing the guitar and singing all over the United States and Canada.
Teens & 20s: What inspires you most?
Morgan Moore: My main spark of inspiration comes from movie soundtracks. I appreciate all of the little details that are written into the score to fit the mood of the scene/movie, and when you listen closely, those details come alive. I want to be able to create music that has emotions you can feel.
Teens & 20s: When do you feel you made the transition from hobby to passion?
Moore: About two years ago when we performed in Bullhead City, Arizona. We put a lot of miles on the road to make that trip happen, and it was then that we realized we were at the brink of hobby or passion. We could either continue playing for fun, or we could make sacrifices and keep a professional tour schedule year-round. It wasn’t even a question for us. After we were home a few days, we were ready to do another tour.
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