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Arts & Entertainment

To celebrate National Poetry Month, the Rathskeller Coffee Haus in downtown Franklin will host an open-mic type event for teen poets on Monday April 28, at 7:00 p.m.

All high school-age poets and lovers of poetry are invited to participate by reading or reciting their original works, as well as sharing their favorite works by other poets, in the Rathskeller's relaxed intimate atmosphere. No pre-registration is needed; participants will be given stage time on a first-come basis. Family members and friends are welcome to attend.

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The Western Carolina University Guitar Ensemble will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28.

The concert will feature original compositions by three student ensemble members – Charlie Diez, Luke Jones and Ethan Marvin. The performance also will include jazz fusion numbers by artists such as John Scofield, Larry Carlton, Jeff Beck and others.

Open to the public free of charge, the concert will take place in the recital hall of Coulter Building on the WCU campus. For more information, call the WCU School of Music at (828)227-7242.

Talks to MCN about music, movies, and balancing it all

In today's society, it is not unusual for someone to have two jobs. In fact, most people have more than one job. But very few people have two careers. Two careers that send them all over the world. Two careers that simultaneously allow every household in the country to know your name. Two careers that children grow up dreaming about.

Kevin Costner has not only built two careers that skyrocketed him to world fame, but he has done so the old fashioned way: with hard work, and a lot of balancing.

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“The Fantasticks,” the world’s longest-running musical, will bring a steampunk-styled allegory about deceit, disillusionment and devotion to Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 27, at 5 p.m.

Narrated by bandit El Gallo, the romantic musical follows the lives of young Matt and Luisa as their fathers con the pair into becoming lovers. The fathers, Mr. Hucklebee and Mr. Bellomy, believe their fake feud will only bring their children closer together. Ultimately, the couple’s disillusionment causes them to discover a deeper, more matured love.

The production features WCU School of Stage and Screen alumnus Peter O’Neal, a 2013 graduate, in the role of Matt.

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