25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

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Arts & Entertainment

Western Carolina University’s School of Music and Director of Bands John West will host the 2011 western regional All-District Band on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11-12.

More than 350 middle and high school band musicians from throughout Western North Carolina were selected for the All-District Band through a rigorous audition process, West said. The students will spend two days rehearsing at WCU with guest clinicians, and will then present a concert at 4 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Fine and Performing Arts Center. The concert is open to the public free of charge.

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A music benefit for CareNet will be held at The Rathskellar Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

“Put a Little Love in Your Heart” features Nicole Chillemi, a jazz singer from the Atlanta area who has performed at various festivals, nightclubs and jazz clubs of the Atlanta area and southeast. She has built up a strong reputation in the Atlanta area, evolving from a small town singer, to developing her own distinctive voice.

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The Western Carolina University School of Music will host the debut appearance of the newest star to join its roster of acclaimed music-makers in a special concert Tuesday, Feb. 15.

The star in question is a recently obtained instrument made by acclaimed manufacturer Steinway & Sons, widely regarded for crafting the finest pianos in the world. The ninefoot “D” concert grand piano is replacing an older Steinway model that has been providing musical accompaniment for music faculty, student and ensemble recitals for 34 years.

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The Primitive Quartet of Candler will be the special singers at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Dillsboro, Sunday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m.

The public is invited.

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