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Archive for February, 2015

David Gee and Lynne Mackey will perform Feb. 24 at Appalachian

BOONE—The Gee-Mackey Duo will present a recital Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Appalachian Repertory Orchestra performs Feb. 24

BOONE—The Appalachian Repertory Orchestra performs works by Telemann, Bach, Sibelius and Holst Feb. 24 at Appalachian State University. The program begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Appalachian Concert Band performs Feb. 23

BOONE—Rousing marches, a hymn-like composition based on Gregorian chants and a melodic tribute to a composer’s mother will be performed Feb. 23 by the Appalachian Concert Band at Appalachian State University.

Art, beauty and truth explored in ‘The Countess’ Feb. 25-March 1

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents the costume drama “The Countess” in the intimate Valborg Theatre Feb. 25-29 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance March 1 at 2 p.m. Dr. Paulette Marty, a theatre faculty professor who specializes in theatre history, dramatic literature, dramaturgy, and cross-disciplinary topics, directs the production.

17th Annual Polar Plunge rescheduled for Feb. 26

BOONE—The 17th annual Polar Plunge at Appalachian State University’s duck pond that was originally scheduled for Feb. 19 has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 26.

Local manufacturer supports NCCET’s Future Engineers’ Camp

HICKORY—US Conec, a Hickory-based fiber optic cables and connection hardware manufacturer, has contributed $5,000 to support the 2015 Future Engineers’ Camp operated by the N.C. Center for Engineering Technologies.

Noted scholar to discuss ‘Billy Graham: America’s Pastor’ March 31

BOONE—Dr. Grant Wacker, the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Christian History at Duke Divinity School, will present the talk “Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation,” March 31 at Appalachian State University.

Wind ensemble and symphony band performance rescheduled for Feb. 26

BOONE—A performance by the Appalachian Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band originally scheduled for Feb. 21 has been rescheduled for Feb. 26. The free performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Center for Appalachian Studies receives grant to develop classroom materials focused on region’s musical heritage

BOONE—The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership has awarded $7,000 to the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University to develop lesson plans about North Carolina’s music traditions.