5th annual Night of Bluegrass is March 15


   The 5th annual Future Farmers of America (FFA) Night of Bluegrass will be March 15 at Southern Alamance High School, 631 Southern High School Rd., Graham.
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out along with Dewey & Leslie Brown & The Carolina Gentlemen will perform. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the music starts at 6 p.m.
Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults and $15 for students. Proceeds will go to Southern Alamance High School’s FFA program.

   For more details, call 336-570-6400.

Things To Do (week of Feb. 18, 2019)


High Point Community Theatre presents “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Tickets $15 and $25 and are available at www.etix.com.
Young Musicians of Alamance will hold a reception in honor of founder and former executive director Beth Bader: 11 a.m. Saturday, First Reformed United Church of Christ, 513 W. Front St., Burlington. Reservations are required and must be made by Feb. 18 to ymofa1@gmail.com or by calling 336-524-6764.
Winter Jam 2019: Doors open at 5 p.m. and showtime is 6 p.m. Saturday, Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro. $15 donation at the door; no ticket needed. http://2019.jamtour.com/.

‘Charlie & the Chocolate Factory’ is high-energy & fun

By Hollyann Gardner
Times-News correspondent 


The national touring production of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is being performed Feb. 14-17, 2019, at DPAC in Durham. [Joan Marcus

   DURHAM — “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is a high-quality,    energetic show perfect for the whole family.
From the detailed sets to the impressive special effects to the talented performers, this national touring production, at DPAC now through Sunday, is sure to entertain all audiences.
The story centers around Charlie Bucket (Rueby Wood) and his strong desire to one day visit Willy Wonka’s (Benjamin Howes) chocolate factory. When a golden ticket contest gives him the chance to go to the factory along with four nasty children, wild adventures ensue.
Benjamin Howes shines as the quirky Willy Wonka. He never misses a beat in his spoken lines, and his tenor vocals are breathtaking. Additionally, his interactions with the other characters on stage, particularly Charlie, are wonderfully genuine and heartfelt.
Though only 11 years old, Rueby Wood shows exceptional skill read more…

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