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Arts & Entertainment

New York City in 1962 – a time when feminism was beginning to put the brakes on patriarchy – will be the setting of the version of “A Doll’s House” to stage at Western Carolina University from Wednesday through Sunday, Feb. 12-16.

Part of WCU’s 2013-14 Stage and Screen Mainstage Season, the show will be performed in Hoey Auditorium nightly at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12-15 and at 3 p.m. Feb. 16.

Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 “A Doll’s House,” one of the world’s most performed plays, reveals the love, deceptions – and self-deceptions – that lead a woman with few alternatives to re-evaluate her identity as a wife and mother.


The School of Music will host Balaton Chamber Brass as it gives its third annual performance at Western Carolina University on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

The duo, which features WCU music faculty members Amy Cherry on trumpet and Dan Cherry on trombone, will be accompanied by Lillian Buss Pearson on piano.


— Laura Ann Garren will discuss the natural and cultural history of the Chattooga River on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Her book, “The Chattooga River,” looks at the biodiversity and cultural significance of one of the last free-flowing rivers in the Southeast. Garren makes her home in Pendleton, S.C.

— Young Adult novelists, Megan Shepherd, Jessica Khoury and Stephanie Perkins will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. for a panel discussion on YA literature and to present their work. Megan Shepherd’s, “Her Dark Curiosity,” the second book of The Madman’s Daughter Trilogy explores the hidden natures of those we love and how far we'll go to save them from themselves.


The Macon County Community Foundation Players are back for the 2014 Mystery Dinner Theater. The public is invited to come and compete with other members of the audience to see who can solve the mystery first.

Louise has left her considerable fortune to her wacky family - there are some surprises in the will that will lead to murder. The audience can expect special guest appearances by former mayor Joe Collins, Police Chief David Adams, County Manager Derek Roland, Tim Hubbs and more. With the help of attendees, perhaps the Chief of Police will be able to solve the crime.


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