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The public is invited to a free evening of acoustic music from award-winning mountain dulcimer player and folk singer, Sarah Morgan. Morgan's music embodies her respect and joy of folk music and her creative approach to arranging.

While accompanying pure and heartfelt vocals with the unpretentious sound of the Appalachian dulcimer, Morgan brings a fresh energy to traditional music.

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“Girl Rising,” a feature film inspired by the true stories of nine girls from nine countries, will be screened at Western Carolina University on the lawn of A.K. Hinds University Center at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 1.

Narrated by movie stars including Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Selena Gomez, “Girl Rising” was created to convey the importance of investing in the futures of female children and ways to end violence and support global change as it relates to global poverty, class and gender.

A brief presentation centered on how to get involved in the movement to empower women and girls will follow the screening. In case of inclement weather, the film will be shown in the University Center Multipurpose Room.

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A workshop for those interested in participating in the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina (BRMT) will be held at the Jackson County Public Library on Thursday, April 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost is $10 and includes afternoon refreshments. Reservations are required. Contact Amy Hollifield, (828)298-5330, ext. 303 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

A new website for the project, which is a program of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership and the North Carolina Arts Council, will be launched that same week. Workshop participants will learn how to submit music festivals and events for promotion on the site and will receive a toolkit to facilitate the marketing of traditional mountain music not only in their local area, but also throughout the region.

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The Squirm Burpee Circus will bring its unique blend of slapstick comedy, high-skill circus acts and classic melodrama to Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Sunday, March 2.

The performance, part of the 2013-14 Galaxy of Stars Series, will begin at 5 p.m.

Mike Huling, artistic director of Denver-based Handsome Little Devils Productions, which produces the show, describes the Squirm Burpee Circus performance as “a vaudevillian melodrama.”

“Essentially, the melodrama part is really cartoony, and the storytelling moves pretty fast. It’s playful and fun,” Huling said.

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