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Wednesday, 03 September 2014 00:00

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Battle of the air bands to be held at HART

The Women of Waynesville (WOW) will host the Battle of the Charities Live Air Band Concert at 5 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre.

Six Haywood County organizations have signed on to participate. Each organization will perform two songs from their favorite ‘80’s band. They will dress the part of their chosen bands, and have real instruments — though they won’t actually be singing. 

The Mountaineer, sponsored by Mountain Projects, will perform as Heart. Heritage Realty World, sponsored by Meals on Wheels, will perform as The B-52. Keller Williams Realty, sponsored by Sarge’s Animal Rescue, will perform as Def Leppard. Urban Athletics, sponsored by Warrior Service Dogs, will perform as Run DMC. Balsam Mountain Roller Derby Girls will perform as The J. Geils Band. The Women of Waynesville, sponsored by Circles of Hope, will perform as ZZ Top. Other sponsors include SmokeRise, A Small Miracle, Jack the Dipper, Wenzel & Wenzel — LPPC, PVP Studio, Old Town Bank, Amy Spivey — REALTOR, Kim’s Pharmacy, Carson’s Grading & Septic, IWJ Inc., and Yarrington PT & Sports Care.

Winner takes all in this concert. All proceeds will go to the winning band’s charity of choice. Pre-party at 5 p.m., show time begins at 6 p.m. 

WOW welcomes businesses that would like to sponsor the event.  Sponsorships are available in the amount of $250 and $400.  Sponsors will receive publicity throughout the event. Consider becoming a sponsor and helping raise money for a local charity.

Ticket prices are $20 per person and $35 per couple. Tickets may be purchased from participating organizations and at WOW’s website at


Smith brings feisty characters to Waynesville

A performance of “B. Smith Celebrates Lee Smith: Ivy, Alice, & Evalina” will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, in the Waynesville Library Auditorium. 

Barbara Bates Smith, noted for her off-Broadway performance and 25 years touring of “Ivy Rowe” from Lee Smith’s Fair and Tender Ladies, stars in this sampler. Musical accompaniment will be provided by Jeff Sebens. 

Highlighted are three characters from the works of Lee Smith: Ivy, the spunky mountain woman with a sensuous nature, from Fair and Tender Ladies; Alice, a feisty nursing home resident about to be kicked out of her writing group because her memories are not happy enough, from The Happy Memories Club; and Evalina, a young patient encountering Zelda Fitzgerald at Asheville’s Highland Hospital, from Lee Smith’s latest novel, Guests on Earth. 

RSVP is required. Please contact Kathy Olsen at 828.356.2507 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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