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art frTribute shows are an enigma of the musical world: two parts nostalgia, one part entertainment and a pinch of talent for good measure.

“Our goal is to hopefully have people in the audience watch the show and just lose track of what is reality and what is an illusion,” said Kurt Brown, a Vegas-based producer of several musical artist tribute shows.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 20:45

World-class magic in Franklin

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art illusionThe largest touring illusion show in the United States, Nelson Illusion will bring their “Smoke and Mystery” tour to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 20:30

Bascom presents Harris exhibit

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art bascomA showcase of work from painter Lucien Harris III will run through May 22 at The Bascom in Highlands.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 20:25

Wine dinner at Sweet Onion

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art sweetonionThe Sweet Onion Restaurant will be partnering with Bosu’s Wine Shop and Tryon Distributing to host their first wine dinner at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the restaurant in downtown Waynesville.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 20:24

‘Airing of the Quilts’ in Franklin

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art quiltsThe Mother’s Day weekend “Airing of the Quilts” returns all day Saturday, May 7, in downtown Franklin.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 20:20

‘American Idol’ winner at WCU

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art cook“American Idol” season seven winner David Cook and Secondhand Serenade will perform during Western Carolina University’s Spring Concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, on the Central Plaza in Cullowhee.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 20:19

Strand welcomes Grammy winner

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art patdonahueAcclaimed fingerpicker Pat Donohue will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at The Strand at 38 Main in Waynesville.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 20:14

Shakespeare at HART

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art hartThanks to a grant from the N.C. Arts Council, the Haywood Art Regional Theatre’s (HART) upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” will address the theme of forgiveness in the Bard’s last four plays.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 20:13

Nominations sought for Mountain Heritage Awards

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art heritageWestern Carolina University is accepting nominations for the Mountain Heritage Award, an honor bestowed annually on one individual and one organization playing a prominent role in researching, preserving and/or interpreting Southern Appalachian history, culture and issues.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 20:10

‘King of Pop’ tribute show

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art jacksontributeThe “Man In The Mirror” production will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Harrah’s Cherokee.