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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 00:00

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Carrington brings country charm 

Country star/actor Rodney Carrington hits the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center.

Carrington is a multitalented comedian, actor and writer who has recorded eight major record label comedy albums selling over three million copies. He starred in his own TV sitcom “Rodney,” which ran for two seasons on ABC. 

He co-wrote and co-starred with Toby Keith in the feature film “Beer for My...Horses.” In 2011, Rodney partnered with the ACA (American Country Awards) by presenting at its awards show and hosting the American Country New Year's Eve Live show on Fox.

For tickets, call 800.745.3000 or


Macon ‘Student Talent Showcase’

The “Student Talent Showcase,” a non-competitive talent show for third to 12th graders, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 25, in the Franklin High School Fine Arts Building.

This annual event features talented students chosen from Macon County’s schools, performing a variety of entertaining acts, from vocal and instrumental numbers to dance, gymnastics, and comedy routines.

Admission is $5 adult, $2 youth age 16 and under, and $15 family (two adults and their children). Proceeds support the Macon Arts Council’s Artists-in-the-Schools Program, which brings diverse interactive, instructive arts programs to Macon County Public Schools.

The event is produced by the arts council, and is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. For information contact the Macon Arts Council, 828.524.2787 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


‘Live via Satellite’ opera

The Highlands Performing Arts Center will continue the “Live via Satellite” series.

• The MET Opera’s production of  “Idomeneo” by Mozart at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, March 25. 

James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart’s Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s classic production, which has its first Met revival in over a decade this season, stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role. The cast also includes Elza van den Heever as Elettra, Nadine Sierra as Ilia, Alice Coote as Idamante, and Alan Opie as Arbace.

• The MET Opera’s production of “Nabucco” by Verdi at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, April 8.

The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people. 

There will be a pre-opera discussion hosted by Beverly Wichman before each screening at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at, at the door or by calling 828.526.9047.  


‘Charlotte’s Web’ to hit the stage

A production of “Charlotte’s Web” by Kids at HART will be performed at 2 p.m. March 25 and April 1 at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville.

E.B. White’s beloved children’s tale is brought to life on stage in this faithful adaptation, which finds the young farm pig, Wilbur, attempting to avoid a dire fate. Of all the barnyard creatures, Wilbur's most treasured friend is Charlotte, a thoughtful spider who devises an intriguing plan to keep the gentle little swine out of the slaughterhouse. Although Charlotte's efforts, which involve words written in her delicate web, seem far-fetched, they may just work.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids. For tickets, visit

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