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Arts & Entertainment

The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts will present the Overlook Theatre Company in Disney's “Aristocats Kids,” a live stage show based on the 1970 animated feature.

Including such songs as "Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat" and "Scales and Arpeggios," this high-energy, one-act comedy classic is a sure treat for young and old alike.

Performances are Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased online at or by calling the theatre box office at (828)524-1598.


Two award-winning classically trained artists – guitarist Brad Richter and cellist Viktor Uzur - perform a program of traditional and contemporary works on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m., in the Historic Chapel of First Presbyterian Church in downtown Franklin.

Hailed as “one of the most exciting duos on the scene today” (Guitar International), the duo performs exciting, often surprising arrangements of classical and contemporary works, from Bartok to the Beatles, and from “Rhapsody in Blue” to “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Admission is by donation.


The Arts Council of Macon County will accept applications through April 15 for its annual $1,000 Arts Scholarship. Guidelines and application forms are available from the Arts Council or any Macon County high school guidance office. Macon County residents of all ages wishing to pursue a college degree in the performing, literary, or visual/graphic arts, or in arts education, may apply. All applicants must submit to an interview on Thursday afternoon, April 30. The recipient is chosen on the basis of talent, commitment, career aspirations, and financial need.

The scholarship was established in 1988 to help talented and deserving Macon County residents have a career in the arts. For more information contact any high school guidance office or the Arts Council, 524-ARTS or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Trefzger incorporates audience participation into her show that features a trunk full of zany characters including a drunken but lovable camel, a grumpy old man and a feisty little girl, and some audience members also will wind up on stage, said Paul Lormand, director of the Bardo Arts Center.

Trefzger has received many awards and nominations for awards during her 30-year career in show business, including being named “Funniest Female” by Campus Activities Magazine. She has performed around the world for corporations, colleges and theaters, and on cruise ships.

Singer is a specialist in physical comedy and audience interplay. “He’s a man who, perhaps as a young boy riding his horsey stick in the driveway, had an important, lifealtering realization: ‘Now, this is what I need to do when I grow up,’” Lormand said.



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