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Today’s Email Announcements

1) Western Square Dancing at Linville Land Harbor

Friday- No Western Square Dance

Sunday Sept 13, 2015

Western Square Dance

Our Western Square Dance will be held at Linville Land Harbor

Recreation Center, 22 Land Harbor Plaza, Newland 1:00-1:30PM is A2.

2:00-4:00PM is a plus dance.

Caller is Ed Pabst, Marietta, OH.  Dress is square dance attire or dressy casual.


A2 Square Dancing from Monday June 1, 2015-Sept 28, 2015 Mondays

7:00-9:00PM A2 Dancing with Jerry Biggerstaff, Marion, NC

Wednesday Sept 9th Dark (Ron Libby is traveling so no A2 dance this week.)

Wednesday Sept 16th A2 Dancing with Ron Libby, Land Harbor, NC

2) CCC&TI Golf Tournament Set for Oct. 16

The Annual CCC&TI Invitational Golf Tournament is scheduled for Oct. 16 at Cedar Rock Country Club. Registration is $240 per 4-person team. Lunch will be served at 12 p.m. followed by a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The format is Captain’s Choice and there will be cash prizes for first-, second- and third-place finishes. The rain date will be Oct. 23. For questions or registration, please call 828-726-2718.

3) Broyhill Civic Center Announces 2015-16 Showcase of Stars

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s J.E. Broyhill Civic Center has announced the line-up for its 2015-2016 Showcase of Stars. The season includes music, comedy, drama and more for audiences of all ages and single tickets, as well as “All-In” tickets are now available.

The season kicks off on Saturday, Nov. 7 with young bluegrass duo Mandolin Orange. The road has been good to Mandolin Orange since the 2013 release of their critically acclaimed album ‘This Side of Jordan.’ NPR called the album “effortless and beautiful,” naming it one of the year’s best folk/Americana releases. American Songwriter said it was “honest music, shot through with coed harmonies, sweeping fiddle, mandolin, and acoustic guitar.” It’s no surprise the duo’s newest release, “Such Jubilee,” echoes similar praise for its simple, yet strikingly beautiful concoction of bluegrass, folk and Americana. Don’t miss this enchanting evening of heartfelt lyrics, shimmering harmonies and acoustic instrumentation with Mandolin Orange. Tickets for the show are $21.50 for adults and $12 for students and children.

The talented local players of Foothills Performing Arts will present the C.S. Lewis classic “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” Dec. 3-6. The White Witch has trapped Narnia in a perpetual state of winter with no hope of Christmas. But all that changes when four siblings venture through an old wardrobe and enter this land of talking animals, charming fauns, giants and dwarves. Standing shoulder to shoulder with Aslan the Great Lion, the children courageously battle the forces of evil and discover that Love is the deepest magic of all. Join us as we celebrate Foothills Performing Arts’ 40th season with this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis classic that’s sure to delight children and adults alike. Tickets for the show are $16.25 for adults and $9 for students and children. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3-5 and 3 p.m. Dec. 6.

The J.E. Broyhill Civic Center will start the new year with bluegrass heavy hitters, Dailey and Vincent. Milton Harkey Bluegrass presents Dailey & Vincent on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Dubbed by CMT as “The Rock Stars of Bluegrass,” the Dailey & Vincent duo has been hailed throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting, reputable and elite Bluegrass bands in America. Dailey and Vincent have won numerous awards for their uniquely contagious and riveting music, including: three GRAMMY Award Nominations, 14 IBMA Awards (International Bluegrass Music Awards) which include numerous wins as “Entertainer of the Year,” “Vocal Group of the Year,” and “Album of the Year;” They’ve also won four Dove Awards for “Bluegrass Album of the Year” and “Bluegrass Song of the Year.” Each, a seasoned performer in his own right, both have performed alongside famous acts such as Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and more.  Enjoy a night of unforgettable music with Dailey & Vincent, the rock stars of bluegrass. Tickets for the show are $26 for adults and $11 for students and children.

Local favorite, comedian Jon Reep with bring his unique, homegrown comedy to the Civic Center stage on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Hickory, N.C. native Jon Reep has come a long way since winning season 5 of the NBC show “Last Comic Standing.” His goofy and off-the-wall take on growing up in the South and his unique perspective on culture have landed him on SPEED TV’s, “R U Faster than a Redneck,” HBO’s “Eastbound and Down,” and his own comedy special “Jon Reep: Metro Jethro.” Don’t miss the homecoming of this Western North Carolina native and hilarious comedian, Jon Reep. Tickets for the show are $26 for adults and $11 for students and children.

Saturday, Feb. 27 will mark the 18th year of the wildly popular Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase. The event brings together some of the area’s most talented musicians and singer/songwriters for an evening of homegrown entertainment! Join local favorite Strictly Clean and Decent and friends for an evening of music, Caldwell County style. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 for adults and $5.50 for students and childlren.

The. J.E. Broyhill Civic Center is excited to present Disney Fantasia Live in Concert on Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. Disney shares one of the crown jewels of its animated feature films with a live orchestra concert in Disney Fantasia Live. The Czech National Symphony conducted by Ted Sperling accompanies scenes from Walt Disney’s original FANTASIA (1940) and Disney FANTASIA 2000, highlighting a selection of the magnificent repertoire from both films including Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite. Other iconic moments from Disney’s stunning footage, such as Mickey Mouse dabbling in magic to composer Paul Dukas’ “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” and the mythical unicorns and winged horses that accompany Beethoven’s “Pastoral Symphony,” will also be shown in high definition on the big screen. Combining the wonders of Disney’s Fantasia on the big screen and the awe-inspiring sounds of a world famous orchestra, this is sure to be an event the whole family will love. Tickets for the show are $45 for adults and $18 for students and children.

On Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m., string phenomenon Barrage 8 will take the Civic Center by storm. Barrage 8 stands tall on the shoulders of an incredible string legacy. Between 1996 and 2012 Barrage gave more than 3,000 performances in 27 countries. Its contemporary string arrangements of music both familiar and new, were presented to millions of people around the globe through its successful TV shows, DVDs, audio recordings and invigorating stage shows. Barrage 8 is the latest project from John Crozman, Dean Marshall and Tony Moore, the original creators of the hit show Barrage. Utilizing the same energy, panache and innovative stage performance that Barrage was known for, Barrage 8 features all the instruments in the modern string family. The “8” in the name represents a re-imagining of the string octet: 4 violins, 2 violas, cello and double bass. This instrumentation drives a rich and powerful sonic palette that further explores the musical diversity in the Barrage 8 compositions and arrangements. Barrage 8 presents what the Barrage name has come to represent worldwide: “a memorable presentation of music, from many genres and cascading generations, delivered in a way not seen or heard before.” Make plans now to be a part of the Barrage 8 experience! Tickets for the show are $26 for adults and $11 for students and children.

Foothills Performing Arts will return to the Civic Center April 28- May 1 with a riveting performance of Jesus Christ Superstar. FPA presents this famous rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’ life as he struggles to prepare his disciples for what is to come. Politics, history and faith collide in a power-packed epic of song and dance that will leave audiences electrified! Tickets for the show are $16.25 for adults and $9 for students and children. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. April 28-30 and 3 p.m. on May 1.

The “All-In” rate for the 2015-2016 Showcase of Stars is $125 and provides a single ticket to each event. For more information on any of these events or to buy tickets, visit www.broyhillcenter.com or call the Civic Center Box Office at 828-726-2407.

4) Join Rehearsal for Watauga Community Band on Tuesday Nights

The Watauga Community Band invites the public to participate in their weekly rehearsals. Practice is held in Spencer Rehearsal Hall (Room 119), in the Broyhill Music Center, on the campus of Appalachian State University from 7-8:30pm every Tuesday night.

No auditions and no fees are required to join our band, just a love of music. All skill levels are welcome to participate.

Please join us for good music, good friends, and fellowship.

5) Watauga Community Band to Perform in Blowing Rock on Sunday

The Watauga Community Band will perform at the new Rotary Gazebo in Blowing Rock Park, Sunday, August 30, at 4pm.

The band, directed by Steve Frank, will perform a variety of music sure to suit many tastes, including show tunes, TV themes, movie music, and rock and roll.

The show is free, and all are welcome to attend.