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Arts & Entertainment

Grammy-nominated bluegrass musicians the Grascals will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The show, “Dance Til Your Stockings Are Hot and Ravelin,’” is a musical tribute to 1960s sitcom “The Andy Griffith Show.” The Grascals’ performance is part of the 2011-12 Galaxy of Stars Series at WCU.

Since the band’s formation in 2004, the Grascals have received many honors and awards throughout the musical community. In 2006 and 2007, the Grascals were named the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainers of the Year after receiving that organization’s Emerging Artist of the Year honors in 2005.


The upcoming Oktoberfest put on by the Foundation for Angel Medical Center, being held on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m., at the National Guard Armory, will benefit the renovations for the Outpatient Medicine Department at the hospital.

Among the festivities will be a silent auction, an oompah band, contests, food, including marinated roast port, potato pancakes, and other authentic German food and drink. The event promises to be a great evening and is open to the public. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased from the hospital or any Foundation Board Member.

A great football package raffle will include four club seat tickets to the Bucs and Carolina Panthers, Dec. 4, at Tampa Bay, two rooms for two nights at the Westshore Hilton, and $500 cash. Tickets are $50 each or four tickets for $100.


The original Jekyll & Hyde on Broadway, Robert Cuccioli is set to perform at the Highlands PAC on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m.

Cuccioli is one of the most popular stars in theater today and the Tony nominated star of the smash hit musical “Jekyll and Hyde,” Known not only for his talent, Cuccioli’s personality, quick wit and appreciation of the support of his fans are just some of his finer qualities.

Cuccioli is an actor/singer who has already been recognized by the entertainment industry with multiple awards.

After an illustrious career in regional theaters, roles in many television programs, and his Broadway debut as Javert in “Les Miserables,” Cuccioli came to the work of “Jekyll and Hyde.”


On Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m., the Macon County Public Library will host “Sing for the Fun of It,” a songfest featuring old familiar favorites, including “Blue Skies,” “Down In the Valley,” “Home On the Range,” “My Bonnie,” “Oh! Susanna,” “You Are My Sunshine,” and many more, with a song leader and guitar accompanist. Song sheets will be provided. Everyone is welcome; attendees are encouraged to bring a favorite song for the group to enjoy.

The library is on Siler Farm Road, off Siler Road on the south side of Franklin, next to Southwestern Community College.

The event will be held in the Meeting Room. Contact the Arts Council for information, (828)524-7683.

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