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Open call for Mountain Community Chorus 

Auditions for the Mountain Community Chorus 42nd annual Christmas season concert will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in the Clegg Recital Hall at Young Harris College in Young Harris, Georgia.

The audition will be followed by the first rehearsal of the 13-week season in preparation for the concerts on April 29 and May 1. All rehearsals are held at Young Harris College on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. Persons who have a heart and voice for fine choral music, from classical to pop, secular to sacred, are invited to join. Tenors, especially, are in demand.  

The membership fee for each season is $20 to cover the purchase of music to be sung by the chorus.

www.mountaincommunitychorus.org or 706.897.4267.


Balsam Mountain Inn welcomes Hipkens

The “Songwriters in the Round” series will continue with a “Valentine’s Songwriter” evening featuring Nashville act Henry Hipkens at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Balsam Mountain Inn.

Hipkens’ songs have been recorded or performed by Ricky Skaggs, Pam Tillis, Tim O’Brien, Maura O’Connell, Claire Lynch, Robin and Linda Williams, Maryann Price and Trout Fishing in America. He performs regularly at the Bluebird Café in Nashville, and has two albums of his own.

$49, which includes a buffet dinner.

828.456.9498 or www.balsammountaininn.net.


Little Anthony & The Imperials to play Franklin

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Little Anthony & The Imperials will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. 

The group was one of the finest vocal groups to emerge from the talent-rich New York scene of the 1950s. Moreover, they enjoyed unusual longevity for an act of that type, having hits in the 1950s doo-wop and 1960s/1970s soul. "Tears on My Pillow," their first single as the Imperials, was released to worldwide acclaim. This classic vocal-group ballad was one of the biggest hits of 1958, reaching No. 2 on the R&B chart and No. 4 on the pop chart. 

Tickets start at $27. 

www.greatmountainmusic.com or 866.273.4615.


Original Drifters bring doo-wop classics to Maggie Valley

Acclaimed doo-wop act The Original Drifters will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Eaglenest in Maggie Valley. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. 828.926.5000 or www.maggievalleyeaglenest.com.



• The Canton Armory will host “Winter Pickin’ in the Armory” at 7 p.m. every first and third Friday of the month. The event includes mountain music, vintage country, clogging and dancing. www.cantonnc.com.

• The Classic Wineseller (Waynesville) will have Bob Zullo (pop/jazz) Feb. 5, Joe Cruz (pop/piano) Feb. 6 and Kevin Lorenz (pop/jazz) Feb. 12. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. There will also be a special Valentine’s Day dinner with The Blue Ribbon Healers (Americana) at 7 p.m. Feb. 13. Tickets are $10 per person. 828.452.6000 or www.classicwineseller.com. 

• The Cut Cocktail Lounge (Sylva) will host a Mardi Gras Masquerade on Feb. 9. 828.631.4795.

• Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will have Chris Minick (singer-songwriter) Feb. 4, Karaoke Feb. 3 and 10, and Ol’ Dirty Bathtub (Americana/bluegrass) 4 p.m. Feb. 6. All shows are free and at 7 p.m. unless otherwise listed. 828.454.5664 or www.froglevelbrewing.com. 

• Heinzelmannchen Brewery (Sylva) will have Henry Wong (singer-songwriter) at 6 p.m. Feb. 11. www.yourgnometownbrewery.com. 

• Innovation Brewing (Sylva) will have an Open Mic night Feb. 3 and 10, and a jazz night with the Kittle/Collings Duo Feb. 4 and 11. There will also be performances by Zachary Joseph & The Society Feb. 6 and Megan Saunders & The Driftless Feb. 13. All events begin at 8 p.m. www.innovation-brewing.com.

• Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) will host The Remnants (Americana) at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13. www.lazyhikerbrewing.com. 

• No Name Sports Pub (Sylva) will host Humps & The Blackouts (psychobilly) Feb. 5, Red Honey (surf/rock) Feb. 6, Carson McHone Band & Jeremy Pinnell Feb. 12, and Darrin & The Buttered Toast (soul/funk) Feb. 13. Shows are free and begin at 9 p.m. www.nonamesportspub.com.

• The Oconaluftee Visitor Center (Cherokee) will host a back porch old-time music jam from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 6. All are welcome to come play or simply sit and listen.

• Sagebrush Steakhouse (Canton) will host Southbound (rock) Feb. 9 and Mile High Band (rock) Feb. 16. All shows begin at 7 p.m. 828.646.3750.

• Salty Dog’s (Maggie Valley) will have Karaoke with Jason Wyatt on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with Mile High (rock) on Wednesdays. 8 p.m.

• Satulah Mountain Brewing (Highlands) will host “Hoppy Hour” and an open mic with Jimandi at 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, “Funky Friday” with Bud Davis at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Isaish Breedlove (Americana) at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. 828.482.9794 or www.satulahmountainbrewing.com.

• Tipping Point Brewing (Waynesville) will host Ashli Rose (singer-songwriter) Feb. 5, Trippin’ Hardie Feb. 12 and an “Anti-Valentine’s Day Party” with ‘Round the Fire (Grateful Dead tribute) at 7 p.m. Feb. 13. All shows are free and at 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted. www.tippingpointtavern.com.

• Tuck’s Tap & Grille (Cullowhee) will have College Night with DJ Flash at 10 p.m. Feb. 4, Georgia Tumagne 9 p.m. Feb. 6, College Night with DJ Alex Prince 10 p.m. Feb. 11 and Lord Nelson 9 p.m. Feb. 13. 828.293.4688.

• The Ugly Dog Pub (Highlands) will have Nitrograss (bluegrass) at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Stolen Hearts Feb. 6 and The Freeway Revival (rock/jam) Feb. 13. All shows begin at 9:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 828.526.8364 or www.theuglydogpub.com. 

• Water’n Hole Bar & Grill (Waynesville) will have a 10th anniversary party with Humps & The Blackouts (psychobilly) Feb. 6 and 20 Watt Tombstone (blues/rock) Feb. 12. All shows begin at 9 p.m.

• Western Carolina University (Cullowhee) will host a faculty recital (bassoon/tuba) at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Coulter Building. There will also be a Wind Ensemble Concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Bardo Arts Center. www.wcu.edu.

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