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Groups of Western Carolina University dance students matched with faculty and staff members will compete in a “Dancing with the Stars”-style event called “Dancing with the Catamounts” on Friday, April 20.

Admission to the WCU School of Stage and Screen event, which will begin at 7 p.m. in Hoey Auditorium, costs $5 and will be accepted in cash only at the door.

The groups, which feature students serving as dance “professionals” and faculty and staff members as their “students,” had 10 weeks to rehearse routines representing a range of dance styles for the competition.


The 29th Folkmoot Festival will take place July 18 – 29, 2012 in Western North Carolina. Folkmoot performances can be seen in 14 cities, including Maggie Valley, Clyde, Waynesville, Asheville, Hendersonville, Franklin, and Burnsville. Folkmoot is pleased to announce a performance in Cherokee has just been added as a new 2012 venue!

A full calendar of all public performances is now available on http://www.folkmootusa.org/. As it is still early, updates are possible through July—please check the schedule often to see what’s new.


From 2005 through 2011 LTLT produced highly popular calendars featuring the beautiful photographs of Ralph Preston. This year LTLT is seeking to include photographs taken by other photographers as well. LTLT is looking for community participation and encourage all amateur and professional photographers alike to submit images for consideration.

The photographs selected for the calendar will include photographer credit and the photographer will receive a free calendar and LTLT family membership for one year.


The Franklin Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with The Overlook Theatre Company to present “How Sweet It Is” A Musical Dessert Theater on April 21 and April 26 at 7 p.m. at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $20 and available at the Box Office, Dalton’s Bookstore or online at http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/.

Enjoy a five-course dessert menu while a cast of crazy characters bring to life 100 years of music celebrating the last century before the millennium.

From the crooning smoothness of the 1930s to the bee-bop, doo-wop of the 1950s to the peace loving folk sounds of the 1970s, “How Sweet It Is” invites the audience to sing and dance along through the history of music while enjoying delightful treats – all served on stage!


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