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Aladdin flies onto the stage of the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Dec 13 and 15 at 7:30 pm.

Join Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and the evil Jafar as they sing and dance their way through this magical musical, all with the help of a big, blue Genie and three magical wishes.

Tickets are available at www.greatmountainmusic.com or by calling 828-524-1598.

 

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Residents and visitors in Western North Carolina have two chances to see the Brasstown Ringers this year. Brasstown Ringers will present its 2011 concert program, “Christmas Bells” on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown. This concert is free but donations are accepted. Then, on Friday, Dec. 16, the group performs at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Franklin, 85 Sierra Dr., at 6 p.m. as part of the Unitarians’ community concert series.

Tickets can be reserved at (828)524-6777 or are available at the door the evening of the performance. Tickets are $15.

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This year has been full of memorable events and enrichment at the historic T. M. Rickman Store, and Friday, Dec. 9, will be one you won’t want to miss. Doors open at 10 a.m. for a day of artistic festivity with crafters and artisans who will display their work, including exhibits of the art work of artist in residence, Kathrine Cays, and photographer, Ralph Preston. At 3 p.m., the Nikwasi Dulcimer Players, led by Sally DeLawter, will delight everyone with Christmas tunes. Guests can purchase unique holiday gifts for all ages, and fresh-cut Christmas trees and hand-made wreaths will be available for a donation to the store.

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The Western Carolina University School of Music will present the Christmas portion of George Frideric Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The performance will feature the WCU Concert Choir and University Chorus, directed by Michael Lancaster, in collaboration with the Western Carolina Community Chorus, directed by Robert Holquist, and the Western Carolina Civic Orchestra, directed by William Henigbaum.

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