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Arts & Entertainment

The Piccadilly Circus will be celebrating 25 years of entertaining families when it pulls into Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Regional Activity Center for two shows Wednesday, March 23.

Shows will begin at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Children will be admitted free with a paying adult, and coupons are available at area schools and businesses.

Piccadilly Circus features include “Elephant Extravaganza,” “Motorcycle Madness,” the giant jungle monster Katunga, the Mongolian Angels contortionists and a boxing kangaroo named Rocky.


A benefit concert featuring the “Best of the Best” will be presented on Friday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. Groups participating are the Rye Holler Boys, Dueling Piano Players, WestSound, and Sherri Lynn and the Mountain Friends Band. Special emcee for the evening will be Franklin’s own Ms. Patti.

The Rye Holler Boys are slated to perform gospel and bluegrass favorites. This award winning group has played at various venues and festivals all over Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee and opened for The Issacs and the legendary Earl Scruggs in Cashiers.


Several local musicians are scheduled to perform in a show that might just “melt your face” – in the best way possible – say organizers.

Western North Carolina-based bands Total War, The Unawarewulves and Crow vs. Hawk will take the stage with their signature sounds at the Carl Slagle Memorial Building on March 19. A fourth act to be determined is slated for the event.



Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library will have hundreds of books, DVDs, CDs and other media on sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 16.

Items for sale will include fiction and nonfiction popular reading materials, reference materials such as encyclopedias and dictionaries, children’s books, maps, and more. The sale is made up of materials that are no longer needed in library collections. Prices will be 25 cents for paperbacks and $1 for hard copies. Only cash purchases will be allowed.


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published: 10/18/2013
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