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Arts & Entertainment

The Arts Council of Macon County will accept applications through April 12 for its annual $1000 Arts Scholarship.

Guidelines and application forms are available from the Arts Council or any Macon County high school guidance office.

Macon County residents of all ages wishing to pursue a college degree in the performing, literary, or visual/graphic arts, or in arts education, may apply.

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Entries are now being accepted for regional winners in the 19th annual National Senior Poets Laureate Poetry Competition for American poets age 50 and older.

Deadline is June 30.

Winning poems of state senior poets laureate will be named in July, following which they advance to final rounds of competition from which the winner of the 2011 National Senior Poet Laureate (500) and runner up ($100) awards will be announced Sept. 1.

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A new exhibit, “Digital Heritage,” will be on display in Gallery C of Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center through May.

Capitalizing on the museum’s Web project, DigitalHeritage.org, the exhibit features aspects of Appalachian culture and traditions from the website and from Mountain Heritage Center’s collections. Among the topics addressed are orchards and apple butter, Christmas trees, subsistence farming, old-time music and the Folkmoot festival.

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CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University musical theater students will present Cole Porter’s classic musical “Kiss Me, Kate” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday- Saturday, March 24-26, and at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 27, in the Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The play chronicles the complicated relationships on and off the stage of a group of theater actors as they prepare a production of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” Musical numbers punctuate the proceedings, including the songs “So In Love,” “Too Darn Hot” and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare.” The show stars WCU students Patrick Detloff, Casey Weems, Amanda Kouri, Joe Callahan, Peter O’Neal, Jonathan Cobrda, Tyler McKenzie, Tommy Cooley, David Haines and Cameron Feuerhelm, among others.

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