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Arts & Entertainment

In October and November, the public is invited to view Under the Sea, an elaborate installation of artworks made in Read, Write, Create!, an outreach partnership between The Bascom and the Literacy Council of Highlands. In the spring and fall of 2012, Read, Write, Create! students have read 9 books, including Leo Lionni’s “Swimmy,” Marianne Berkes’ “Over In The Ocean: In A Coral Reef,” Lois Ehlert’s “Fish Eyes,” and Eric Carle’s “Mr. Seahorse.” Working at the Peggy Crosby Center and The Bascom, the children have used visual art to interpret their readings and enhance their learning experience.

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The School of Music at Western Carolina University will present a guest artist recital Tuesday, Oct. 23, featuring saxophonist Allison Dromgold Adams with pianist Liz Ames.

Currently visiting lecturer of saxophone at Cornell University, Adams will present a program of competition pieces written for the saxophone.

The concert will begin at 5 p.m. in the recital hall of the Coulter Building at WCU. Admission is free of charge.

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The Cullasaja Gorge Fire & Rescue held an open house this past Saturday.

Firemen offered live demonstrations of rescue equipment including the “Jaws of Life,” smoke trailer, fire extinguisher simulator and infrared camera.

Kids were able to try their hand at putting out a fire and saw first hand the workings of a fire truck.

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The Oak Ridge Boys, a widely-acclaimed award winning country music group, will be in concert at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $33 each.

With more than 30 top ten hits and over a dozen number one singles to their credit, The Oak Ridge Boys have one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. Their four-part harmonies have earned them multiple Grammy, Dove, County Music Association (CMA), and Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards. They have produced 12 gold, three platinum, and one double platinum album throughout their career with hits such as “Elvira,” “Bobby Sue,” and “Fancy Free.”

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