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Arts & Entertainment

Talented seniors compete for chance at regionals.

The Silver Arts Follies portion of the Macon County Senior Games was held this past Saturday night at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts.

Known simply as the Senior Follies, participants sang, danced and played their way through the evening with a presentation of medals at the end for those who impressed the judges with their talents. Presenting the awards were Follies coordinator Susan Pons and Senior Games president Fred Haller.

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Franklin veteran Victor Mora-Loza has been notified that his copper creation art piece “Rhododendron” has been chosen as one of the top three entries in its category in the final phase of the 2012 National Veterans Art Competition.

Almost 1,900 entries were logged in the first phase of national competition.

The VA Boston Healthcare System is the host of the final phase of the competition.

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Kids of all ages are invited to clown around this summer at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts.

For six weeks, students between the ags of 10-18 years will learn the history of movement and clowning with opportunities to learn hands-on skills such as juggling, balloon sculpture, mime and skit production.

Each student will also develop their own clown character and create a costume with makeup to present their work at a special end of course performance.

Classes run from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. beginning June 5 and ending with a graduation and performance later in the summer.

Instructed by Doug Egge, award-winning mime and juggler.

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The WCU Theatre Summer Camp is for children from 8 to 17 and is limited to 30 students. The camp will run from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 16-20, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on the WCU campus.

The camp will include games, improvisation, stage direction, character work and more. Students will work in groups to create characters and situations that will be short scenes for a Final Showcase. Two professional actors with Bright Star Children’s Theatre, will run the camp.

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