Audra McDonald awes Chapel Hill audience

Reviewed by Elspeth Macnab-Stark
Times-News correspondent

   CHAPEL HILL — Audra McDonald enthralled the audience with her powerful voice and captivating stage presence during her concert Saturday night at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall. McDonald is renowned for her work on Broadway, on TV and her concerts, and has culminated a record-breaking number of Tony, Grammy and Emmy awards for her work. She was joined by Brian Hertz (piano); Gene Lewin (drums); and Mark Vanderpoel (bass) in a 90-minute performance. She sang a collection of Broadway pieces from the great American songbook, and some from lesser-known composers.
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Snow days: Teens & 20s capture beauty of wintry weather

Times-News correspondents


Hollyann Gardner's photo at her home in Efland. [Hollyann Gardner / Times-News correspondent

   Teens & 20s writers picked up their   cameras (and camera phones) and shot  snow  scenes during their snow days. From   Burlington to Browns Summit, enjoy these  images.

Move more in 2018: Teens need 60 minutes of exercise daily

By Lydia Pankratz
Times-News correspondent


Teens need 60 minutes of exercise daily. [Metro Creative Graphics

   Teenagers should get at least 60 minutes of   physical activity daily.
So if your New Year’s resolution was to   exercise more, here are a few tips from   Seventeen magazine on how to break up those   60 minutes:
• Go for a 15-minute walk before school or   between classes.
• Take a 30-minute break from studying after   school to go for a quick run or swim.
• Before calling it a night, relax with a few yoga poses.
Physical activity can improve your mental   health as well as reduce stress, improve sleep,   reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression   and increase self-esteem.
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