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Arts & Entertainment

Western Carolina University will present a Faculty Showcase Recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, offering audience members the chance to hear a wide variety of performances by many faculty members from WCU’s School of Music.

The event will be held in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the WCU campus. Admission is free of charge.

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The students and faculty of Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen is well into the Mainstage season for the 2014-15 academic year.

The musical comedy/horror production “The Rocky Horror Show” will stage in February. Written by Richard O’Brien, the musical will be directed by Terrence Mann with help from music director Stanislavskaya. The sci-fi gothic musical about a transvestite and his motley crew includes audience participation and cascading toilet paper.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, through Saturday, Feb. 21, plus a special showing at 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, at Hoey Auditorium.

To order season subscriptions and individual tickets, call the Bardo Arts Center box office at (828)227-2479 or go online to http://bardoartscenter.wcu.edu.

The third Creating Community Workshop is at 12 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 17, in the Atrium of the Jackson County Public Library.

Using an assortment of found objects, fabric, natural material, and traditional art supplies (paint, pencils, chalk) participants will begin by working from a place of intention, or a theme, and move toward interpretative abstraction, or collage, through the free flow and exploration of mixed media. Bring any special items you may want to incorporate - photographs, a piece of broken jewelry, a beautiful piece of material. No experience is necessary for this workshop and it is free of charge. The workshop is limited to 12 participants. Those interested should call the library to register.

Dr. Rachel York-Bridgers is an educator, community activist, artist, environmentalist and researcher, currently teaching English, and leading professional based critical thinking workshops at the University of Toronto.

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The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts has a fantastic lineup scheduled for 2015. Kicking off the new season on Saturday, Jan. 17, will be The Sock Hops, an oldies group known for singing memorable songs and having fun entertaining audiences of all ages. Showtime is set for 7 p.m. and tickets are $15 each.

Having opened concerts for The Temptations, Frankie Avalon, The Rascals, and many other great artists, The Sock Hops are no strangers to the stage. This is a return visit for The Sock Hops to the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, and showgoers who attended their performance last year walked away from a great experience that included may hits from the 1950s to the 1980s including, “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “At The Hop,” “Sherry,” and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”

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