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Arts & Entertainment

Mark your calendar for the February Winter Barn Dance at The Bascom. Gather with friends and neighbors, enjoy great music with JP Harris and the Tough Choices and relive the memory of a great Highlands' tradition.

Honoring educators on Saturday, February 25th; the fun begins at 7 pm. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door. Admission for honorees is complimentary. Food and libations will be available for purchase. The Bascom's Winter Barn Dances are sponsored by The Bascom, The Highlands Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, Mountain Fresh Grocery, the Ugly Dog Pub and the Highlands Historical Society.

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Licklog Players' is looking for 5 men, 1 woman, 1 young man and 1 young woman to audition for the musical comedy, "The Fantasticks" written by Harvey Schmidt with lyrics by Tom Jones. Auditions will be held at Licklog Players' new venue at 34 Creek Side Circle, Suite 15, Hayesville, NC (across from the ABC liquor store on Hwy 69).

Saturday, February 25th @ 10 am and Monday, February 27th, @ 7pm. Show opens Friday, April 13th and runs until Sunday, April 22nd, 2012.

The voices of three Western Carolina University choirs – the University Chorus, Concert Choir and Catamount Singers – will be featured as the WCU School of Music presents its annual Winter Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23.

The performance will take place in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.

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A new display at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva showcases the artistic work of ten local woodworkers. The display, organized by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library, opened in late January and will remain on view until March 31, 2012.

The exhibit features the work of Jackson County residents Jack Mincey, Robert Hopper, David Liberman, Bill Lyons, Bill Hyatt, Lebern Dills, Ron Yount, Brian Bartel, Don Marks, and Chris Behere.

Items on display downstairs include woodturned pieces such as plates, bowls, candle holders, kaleidoscopes, and ornaments. Upstairs, the display continues with examples of other types of woodworking, including intarsia (or inlaid) decorative pieces, toys, ornamental carving, and finely crafted boxes. The majority of the items are made from native hardwoods, and each piece brings out the natural character and beauty of the wood, whether it has been turned into a bowl or carved into a child's toy.

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