Arts and Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment

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On Sunday, Sept. 24, the bluegrass group Balsam Range and the Western Carolina University Wind Ensemble gave an inspiring performance in the Bardo Arts Center for Friends of the Arts and community members.

Western Carolina’s Friends of the Arts put on the concert. Friends of the Arts is a group of community members, faculty and alumni who raise funds for the College of Fine and Performing Arts to better the student experience and involvement. They work to give students the opportunity to play alongside and enjoy talent such as Balsam Range.

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On Monday, Sept. 18, the Southern Film Circuit hosted “When God Sleeps,” a documentary starring Shahin Najafi, an Iranian musician who was exiled from Iran for speaking out against his country and their religion. The film was directed and produced by Till Schauder.

The character claims “My songs didn’t make me famous. The fatwa did.”

A fatwa is a ruling—often a death sentence—given by an Islamic figure of authority. In Najafi’s case, nearly an entire nation wanted him dead because of his explicit songs. He eventually had a bounty of $500,000 placed on his head.

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As a kid, Maria Edwards, Western Carolina University junior, loved taking art classes. When she got to the point where she was able to choose what classes she wanted to take, art was the natural choice for her.
She developed a passion for art and continued to improve her abilities. Majoring in Studio Art, for Edwards, is a way of turning a passion into a career.

Edwards’ mom worked with an art therapist and Edwards got to know the therapist well and fell in love with that work. This caused her began her pursuit of doing art therapy, as well.

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Press release courtesy of Pat Tukey, Executive Director of Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra.

(Hendersonville, North Carolina) “Brilliance!” is an apt description for the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra’s next concert in its 2017-2018 season.

Featuring classical works by Mozart and Cécile Chaminade, in addition to thrilling orchestral compositions by 20th-century American composer Aaron Copland, and contemporary composer Michael Torke, “Brilliance” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at Blue Ridge Community College Concert Hall.