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Arts & Entertainment

Rhythm of the Dance, an Irish dance spectacular that tours throughout the world and has entertained more than 4.5 million fans, will make a tour stop at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Feb. 21. This two-hour dance and music extravaganza will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20 each.

Rhythm of the Dance tours some 40 weeks a year with a live band, three tenors, and 22 of the world’s most accomplished Irish dancers. This year alone they will travel to China, Canada, and throughout Germany, Switzerland, and the United States. Their performances are ignited with passion and demonstrate a wealth of talent that has been internationally rated one of the most popular and energetic Irish step dance shows in the world.

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North Carolina potter Mark Hewitt will hold ceramics demonstrations and give an artist’s talk Thursday, Feb. 27, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University. The event was previously set for Feb. 13, but was postponed because of the threat of winter weather.

Demonstrations of the art of throwing ceramics will be in Room 151 from 9:30 a.m. until noon and 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. Hewitt will give an artist’s talk at 5 p.m. in Room 130.

Hewitt’s visit to the WCU School of Art and Design is funded by the Randall and Susan Parrott Ward Endowed Fund for Ceramics. All events are free and open to the public.

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Due to potential inclement weather, the Macon County Community Foundation is postponing the Mystery Dinner Theater performance of “Reading Aunt Louise’s Will” from the scheduled Feb. 21 and 22, until May 9 and 10. The venue will remain Tessentee Farms.

The starring cast is as follows: former Mayor Joe Collins, Theresa Ramsey, Betsey Gooder, Tim Hubbs, Michele Hubbs, Louise Henry, Jim Breedlove, Mandy Snow Lail, Pam Collins, Granville Younce, Karen Kenney, Tom Ritter, Larry Stenger, Chief David Adams, Karen Stiwinter and the director is Terri Stenger.

For tickets, call Karen Stiwinter at (828)524-5200.

The London-based Vida Guitar Quartet brought instructive performances to students in Macon Middle School and East Franklin Elementary School on Monday, Feb. 3.

Praised by Acoustic Magazine for their vitality and spontaneity, the internationally acclaimed quartet played pieces that spanned music styles from opera to jazz, and demonstrated a variety of guitar playing techniques.

Vida Quartet members are Mark Ashford, Mark Eden, Helen Sanderson, and Chris Stell.

These programs were part of the Arts Council of Macon County's Artists-in-the-Schools Program.

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