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Monday, Dec. 1

ARBORETUM WINTER LIGHTS SHOW, 6-10 p.m., N.C. Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville. The Arboretum’s Winter Lights show will be offered nightly through Jan. 4. Admission at the gate is $18 for adults, $16 for children ages 5-11 and free for children 4 and younger. 

Tuesday, Dec. 2

AFRICA TALK, 7:30 p.m., Manheimer Room, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. Dorina Bekoe, a senior research associate in the Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention in Washington, will overview “Peacekeeping in Africa.” The program is hosted by the World Affairs of Western North Carolina.

Wednesday, Dec. 3

CHRISTMAS THEATER CLASSIC, 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock. The Charles Dickens holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol,” will be performed Wednesdays through Sundays through Dec. 21, generally at 2 and 8 p.m., except Fridays, when there is just an 8 p.m. show. Tickets may be purchased by callling the Playhouse box office at 693-0731, or visiting

FALL CONCERT, 7 p.m., Ferguson Auditorium, A-B Tech, Asheville. The A-B Tech Community College chorus will perform a few holiday selections, as well as a medley from the musical “Wicked,” “Africa” by Toto and other various selections. Also featured will be soloists and ensembles from the chorus. The event is free and open to the public. 

“DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER” PRODUCTION, 7:30 p.m., North Carolina Stage Co., 15 Stage Lane, downtown Asheville. The troupe will present a production of “Don’t Dress for Dinner” through Dec. 7. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, call 239-0263 or visit

Thursday, Dec. 4

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS WALK-THROUGH, 6-8 p.m., off Long Shoals Road, Arden. Lake Julian Park will present “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” at the park. The first night of the festival is for walkers only. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children.  

ASHEVILLE BEYOND COAL EVENT, 7 p.m., New Mountain Asheville, 38 N. French Broad Ave., Asheville. Asheville Beyond Coal will present its first-ever New Mountain Climate Bash. The bash celebrates both local music and Asheville Beyond Coal’s efforts to move beyond coal, fight climate disruption, and stop the poisoning of our rivers from toxic coal ash. Tickets are $8 beforehand, $10 at the door ($5 student tickets with identification at the door). All proceeds will go to benefit Asheville Beyond Coal’s efforts to protect the mountains and planet. Beer specials and food trucks will be available.

Friday, Dec. 5

WINTERFEST IN THE GORGE, 3 p.m., parking at Arcade area, 103 Arcade St., Lake Lure, or Public Parking Lot, Main Street, Chimney Rock. Winterfest tours will be held Dec. 5-6 and 12-13. The tour will begin at Lake Lure Beach, where a beachside bonfire will be held and attendees will be treated to s’mores. Next, picture with Santa will be taken, followed by hayrides and a trolley ride. (Hayrides are $5 for individuals or $20 for families of four or more.) The tour will pass by the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, decked with lights to the Christmas Village in Chimney Rock. 

TREE LIGHTING/CHILI COOK-OFF, 5-7 p.m., firehouse, Chimney Rock. The village’s tree-lighting will be held, followed by a chili cook-off. Chili dinners will be offered for $7.50. Later, bingo will be played.

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS DRIVE-THROUGH, 6-9 p.m., off Long Shoals Road, Arden. Lake Julian Park will present “Drive-Through Nights” at the park through Dec. 23. The first night of the festival is for walkers only. Admission is $5 per car, $10 per van and $25 per motor coach.  

CHRISTMAS THEATER CLASSIC, 7:30 p.m.,  Haywood Arts Regional Theatre, Waynesville. HART’s annual production of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” is billed as returning “even bigger than before.” In addition, a promotional flyer noted, “Featuring an original script by Mark Jones and an original score by Anne Rhymer Schwabland, this holiday classic is a great reminder of what the season is really about.” The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 12-13. It will be presented at 3 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14. For tickets, which are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for students, call 456-6322, or visit

VISITORS CENTER HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, 5-8 p.m., Visitors Information Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The center will host a Holiday Open House in condjuction with an Olde-Fashioned Hendersonville Christmas. Participants are invited to share holiday cheer and the warmth of the season at the gala. Holiday treats will be given out by the center’s staff and volunteers. The event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, Dec. 6

SANTA ON THE CHIMNEY EVENT, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Chimney Rock Park, Chimney Rock. Santa Claus reportedly will rappel down Chimney Rock on Dec. 6 and 13. In between climbs, children will be invited to sit on Santa’s lap, meet Mrs. Claus and snack on cookies. Events are free with park admission, which is $15 for adults and $7 for ages 5-15. 

MANHATTAN TRANSFER CONCERT, 7:30 p.m.,  Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Rd., Franklin. The multi-Grammy winning vocal quartet The Manhattan Transfer will perform in concert. Riding a wave of nostalgia in the 1970s, The Manhattan Transfer is billed as having “resurrected jazz trends from boogie-woogie to bop to vocalize in a slick, slightly commercial setting that sometimes failed to gel with the group’s close harmonies.” Originally formed in 1969, the quartet recorded several albums of jazz standards, as well as much material closer to R&B/pop. “Still, they were easily the most popular jazz vocal group of their era, and the most talented of any since the heyday of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross during the early ‘60s,” according to a promotional flyer. For tickets, which are $25, $30 and $35, call 524-1598, or visit

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG TRIBUTE, 8 p.m., Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St., downtown Asheville. Deja Vu: A Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young will feature John Keane, billed as a “legendary Athens, Ga., record-producer.” For tickets, which are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, visit

Sunday, Dec. 7

PAN HARMONIA CONCERT, 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 40 Church St., downtown Asheville. Pan Harmonia will present “A Chamber Music Messiah,” billed as organist Eric Wall leading “a merry band of musicians in an instrumental version of Georg F. Handel’s favorite Christmas tradition.” Suggested donation is $25 per person or $30 per family, but nobody will be turned away. Proceeds will benefit Homeward Bound, which aims to end homelessness in Western North Carolina.

RINGERS’ CONCERTS, 3 p.m., Blue Ridge Community College, East Flat Rock. The Blue Ridge Ringers, a community handbell ensemble, will perform in concert with the Hendersonville Community Band. In addition, the Ringers will perform at noon Dec. 9 at Transylvania County Public Library, 212 S. Gaston St., Brevard; at 3 p.m. Dec. 12 at Henderson County Public Library, 301 N. Washington St. Hendersonville; and at 4 p.m. Dec. 21 at First Presbyterian Church, 699 N. Grove St., Hendersonville. Admission is $10 for adults and free for students.

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON CONCERT, 3 p.m., John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee. The annual “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert, featuring faculty and students in small chamber groups and larger ensembles, will be presented by WCU’s School of Music. The program will begin with performances by the University Chorus and Concert Choir of “Sing Noel,” “Gloria” and “O Christmas Tree.” Also performing will be the WCU Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Student Trombone Quartet, Percussion Ensemble, Continuum Saxophone Quartet, Euphonium Ensemble and Early Music Ensemble/Recorder Consort. Lyn Burkett and Pavel Wlosok will share piano arrangements of “Variations on Adeste Fideles” and “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire),” respectively. Susan Belcher, wife of Chancellor David O. Belcher, will perform the whimsical parody “A Little Christmas Music (with apologies to Mozart)” accompanied by the WCU Concert Choir and Ann Tiner, harpsichordist. The Jackson County Children’s Choir, a group made up of more than 40 students from Fairview, Cullowhee Valley and Scotts Creek elementary schools, also will perform. A sing-along of holiday favorites will be led by special guest Santa Claus to close the program.Reserved seat tickets, which are $17 for adults; $11 for WCU faculty, staff and those 60 and older; and $5 for students and children, visit or call 828-227-2479.

HANDEL’S “MESSIAH,” 4 p.m., First Baptist Church, 63 N. Main St., Weaverville. Handel’s “Messiah” will be presented by the Weaverville Music Study Club. Admission is by donation.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

OBJECTIVISTS’ MEETING, 6 p.m., North Asheville Library Meeting Room, 1030 Merrimon Ave., Asheville. Attendees are invited to celebrate Ayn Rand, her philosophy of Objectivism and the prime value – life. Admission to the meeting is free.

AUTHOR’S PRESENTATION, 7 p.m., Malaprop’s Bookstore-Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. Jaye Robin Brown will present his book, “No Place to Fall.” Admission is free.

LIBERTARIAN MEETING, 7 p.m., Oakleaf Furniture, 130 Miller St., downtown Waynesville. The Haywood County Libertarian Party meets on the second Tuesday of the month. Open discussion and debate are encouraged with all perspectives and persuasions welcomed, regardless of political or religious affiliation.

Wednesday, Dec. 10

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT LAB SESSION, 11 a.m., 214 Balsam Hall Computer Lab, A-B Tech, Asheville. Those unsure about how to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act will be able to use the computer lab and sign-up in person. Certified Navigators will be available to answer any questions that come up and can even walk ACA prospects through each step of enrollment.

THEATRE-ARTS PROGRAM, 6:30 p.m., Wesley Grant Southside Community Center, 285 Livingston St., Asheville. A theater-arts program, billed as “a different kind of ‘Nutcracker Sweet,” will be performed by people of all abilities and beliefs, working together to support community needs. While there will be some high trained ballet and modern dancers, there also will be Southside drummers, rap, beach music, dancing owls, sign language and more. 

AUTHOR’S PRESENTATION, 7 p.m., Malaprop’s Bookstore-Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. Rick Bragg will present his new book, “Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story.” Admission is free.

MOSCOW BALLET’S “NUTCRACKER” SHOW, 7 p.m. Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” will feature Tchaikovsky’s master score with the magic of larger-than-life puppets, a glowing Christmas tree and super-sized Matrushka dolls. For tickets, visit, or call (800) 320-1733.

HOMETOWN HOLIDAY JAM XIV CONCERT, 7 p.m., The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. The jam will feature Mike Barnes & Friends, Marc Keller Band, Joe Lasher Jr., Sons of Ralph, Rory Kelly’s Triple Threat, Ryan Perry Band, Jack and Jim Mascari, and the Asheville Rock Academy presents The Patrick Dodd Band. Special guests will include Marsha Morgan, Andy Buckner and Andrew Scotchie. The jam is a benefit for Mission Children’s Hospital and breast cancer research. For tickets, which are $10 (and the donation of one can of food), visit

CHRISTMAS SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. The Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour 2014 show will be performed. The show will feature Koz along with three special guests: Jonathan Butler, who has earned accolades in the R&B, contemporary jazz and gospel fields, along with two artists who are new to the run — Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Christopher Cross, known for such Top 10 hits as “Sailing,” “Ride Like the Wind,” and “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do),” and Soul Train award winner/Grammy nominee Maysa, who has released 10 solo albums and collaborated with everyone from Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan to Incognito and Angela Bofill. For tickets, call (423) 638-1679 or visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Thursday, Dec. 11

CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 7 p.m., Feed and Seed, Fletcher. The Fletcher Community Chorus will present “Sing We Now of Christmas.” Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” SHOW, 7:30 p.m., HART Theater, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. HART will present its production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11-14, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 13 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 14. For tickets, which are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for students and teachers and $6 for matinees for students, call 456-6322, or visit

“A MOTOWN CHRISTMAS” CONCERT, 8 p.m., Playhouse Downtown, downtown Hendersonville. The Music on the Rock series will feature “A Motown Christmas” Dec. 11-14 and Dec. 18-21. The concerts generally are at 8 p.m., although there are a number of 2 p.m. matinees, too. Released in 1973, the original “A Motown Christmas” featured performances by Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles. Unique arrangements of beloved Christmas classics like “Silent Night” and “White Christmas” featured harmonies that epitomized the Motown sound. The FRP rendition of the concert “will come to life at Playhouse Downtown with a group of singers that are guaranteed to bring some extra joy to your Christmas season,” a FRP noted. For tickets, which are $24, call 693-0731or visit


Friday, Dec. 12

CHARLES TAYLOR HOLIDAY DINNER, 7 p.m., Expo Center, Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville. “The Hammer” — more formally known as former Republican House Majority Leader Tom Delay — will be the keynote speaker and guest of honor at the 22nd annual Charles Taylor Holiday Dinner. Delay represented Texas’s 22nd congressional district from 1985 until 2006. Delay’s ironclad control of the House of Representatives was legendary and earned him the nickname, “The Hammer.” Taylor has been hosting the annual holiday dinner for more than two decades to give Western North Carolina residents “an opportunity to hear from the state’s leading gubernatorial, congressional and presidential candidate,” an event flyer stated. Delay will be joined by North Carolina Sen.-Elect Thom Tillis, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and other elected officials. In addition to the dinner, there will also be a separate, private reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Mount Mitchell Suite, where those attending will get an opportunity to meet and have a photo taken with Delay and the other speakers. Tickets for the dinner are $50 per person if purchased before Dec. 8. After Dec. 9, the dinner ticket cost will be $55 per person. Tickets to attend the private reception are $150 per person and include admission to the dinner.  Checks should be made out to “Charles Taylor Christmas Dinner” and mailed to: Charles Taylor, P.O. Box 7587, Asheville, N.C.  28802.  For more questions or more information, contact Trish Smothers at 243-2187 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

JOHN BERRY CONCERT, 7:30 p.m.,  Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Rd., Franklin. Country music singer-songwrier John Berry will perform in concert.  Between 1979 and 1990, Berry recorded and marketed six albums on his own label and his ensuing popularity prompted Capitol Records to sign him in 1992. His string of hits includes “Your Love Amazes Me,” “Standing on the Edge of Goodbye,” “I Think About It All the Time,” “Change My Mind,” “If I Had Any Pride Left At All,” “Kiss Me in the Car,” “What’s in It for Me” and “You and Only You.” For tickets, which are $20, $25 and $30, call 524-1598, or visit

CHRISTMAS SHOW, 7:30 p.m., John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee. “Cinammon Grits: Christmas in the South” will provide a mix of storytelling and music that provides a Southern-style look at the holidays. The show is a follow-up to the popular show, “Grits: The Musical.” For tickets, which are $21, call 227-2479 or visit


Saturday, Dec. 13

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, 9 a.m.-noon, Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center, 285 Livingston St., Asheville. A Breakfast With Santa event will feature a pancake breakfast, holiday-themed dance workshop and a make-an-ornament class. The program is designed for children ages 2-9, and their parents. Separate breakfast seatings will be offered at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. For reservations, which are required (and for tickets, which are $8), call 259-5800 or visit

WARREN HAYNES CHRISTMAS JAM, 7 p.m., U.S. Cellular Center, downtown Asheville. Caleb Johnson, Asheville native and “American Idol” winner, recently was added to the lineup of the 26th annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam. In addition, Americana artist Jason Isbell has been named as a concert headliner, along with country legend Vince Gill. Other highlights will include Gov’t Mule, a jam band formed by Haynes, a Woodfin native and Grammy-winning blues rock guitarist. Also perfomring will be Billy & The Kids, Hard-Working Americans, The Revivalists and additional artists to be announced. The jam benefits the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, and the concert has raised more than $1.8 million for the nonprofit organization since the jam started in 1989.

TRACE ADKINS’ CHRISTMAS SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Resort, Cherokee. “The Christmas Show” Tour begins a new Trace Adkins holiday tradition for years to come. Envisioned as a theatrical production, Adkins will alternate between fireside storytelling of anecdotes (both personal and historical) and performances of classic carols with a 12-piece ensemble — a quartet string section, female vocalists and a range of traditional instruments. The tour is inspired by Adkins’ annual hosting duties at Disney World’s Candlelight Processional, where his deep baritone narrates Christmas stories, while a full choir and orchestra performs. For tickets, which range from $35.50 to $56.50, visit

SINBAD COMEDY PERFORMANCE, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. Comedian Sinbad, who arrived on the comedy scene with a “hit ’em in the face” style of comedy that has kept audiences laughing for the past two decades, will perform. “He freely admits that he doesn’t know any jokes, except for the ones that his Dad told him ‘back in the day.’ Instead, Sinbad tells stories. The basis of his humor comes from everyone he’s met, everything he’s seen, and everything he’s done,” a promotional flyer noted. Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, Sinbad has built a loyal following for his observation of embarrassing moments from day-to-day life. He has also learned to be profound without being profane. He has starred in the television sitcom “A Different World,” as well as his own series, “The Sinbad Show.” He is also internationally known for his roles in hit movies like “Jingle All the Way,” playing opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger; “Houseguest,” co-starring the late Phil Hartman; and “Necessary Roughness.” For tickets, call (423) 638-1679 or visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sunday, Dec. 14

HOLIDAY CABARET, 7 p.m., The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave., Asheville. The music hall will present “A Holiday Affair,” a show that will include dance sets from Les Filles Charme, les Femmes Mystique, and Bollywood dancers, music from Groovin’ Roots Jazz Band and what is billed as “some serious circus and comedy fun.” Local actress and comedian Delina Hensley will guide the audience through the evening cabaret mayhem. For tickets, which are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, visit

Wednesday, Dec. 17

“JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL” SHOW, 7:30 p.m., N.C. Stage Co., 15 Stage Lane, downtown Asheville. “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” will be offered Dec. 17-28. The shows are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. For tickets, which are $15, $22 and $28, visit, or call 239-0263.

Thursday, Dec. 18

“SING WE JOYOUS!” CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., First United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St., downtown Asheville. Cantaria, the gay men’s chorus of Asheville, will present its “Sing We Joyous” concert. Also, the concert will be performed at 4 p.m. Dec. 21 at the church. Tickets, which are $20 for regular seating and $25 for VIP/reserved seating, will be available at the door, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café or by visiting

Saturday, Dec. 20

CHRISTMAS SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. The Francesca Battistelli Christmas Tour will perform its show. Since her debut in 2008, Francesca Battistelli has earned a Grammy nomination (Best Gospel Performance), six Dove Awards including 2011 Artist of the Year and 22 Dove Award nominations. Both her debut album, “My Paper Heart” (certified gold in 2012), and her 2011 sophomore release, “Hundred More Years,” took the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Christian Album chart. For tickets, call (423) 638-1679 or visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

CHRISTMAS SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. The Francesca Battistelli Christmas Tour will perform. For tickets, call (423) 638-1679 or visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sun., Dec. 21

HOLIDAY CELEBRATION, 2 and 7 p.m. Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, downtown Asheville. The 12th annual winter holiday celebration, “A Swannanoa Solstice,” will feature Al Petteway, Amy White and Robin Bullock, joined by the talents and voices of special guest musicians, storytellers, dancers and Doug Orr, the host and founder of “The Swannanoa Gathering” at Warren Wilson College. For tickets, call 257-4530, or visit




Sat., Dec. 27

CONNEMARA CHRISTMAS, 10 a.m., The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, Flat Rock. Christmas at Connemara will offer a  festive celebration honoring Carl Sandburg and highlighting the family tradition of singing holiday music. Also featured will be guided tours of the Sandburg home, decorated in the simple style of the Sandburg’s with poinsettias and a traditionally decorated Christmas tree, cookies and cider.


Wed., Dec. 31

NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA, 7 p.m., Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Dr., Brevard. The Larry Keel Experience with Jeff Sipe will be the headliner at the brewery’s third annual New Year’s Eve Hootenanny. For tickets, which are $30 in advance and $40 at the door, visit


Sat., Jan. 3

JEFF FOXWORTHY SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Resort, Cherokee. Comedian Jeff Foxworthy will perform. For tickets, which range from $53 to $85, visit




Friday, Jan. 16

GREGG ALLMAN CONCERT, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will perform in concert.The ABB’s unique amalgam of rock, blues, country and even jazz-flourishes expanded the boundaries of rock music and their signature, extended onstage jamming set new standards for live concert performance, according to a press release. In addition to his singing and playing, Allman wrote many of ABB’s most memorable signature hits, including the classics “Whipping Post” and “Dreams” from the self-titled debut album “Midnight Rider” — and “Please Call Home” from the band’s second LP, “Idlewild South,” and “Melissa” from 1972’s “Eat A Peach.” For tickets, visit or call (800) 745-3000.

Saturday, Feb. 7

UMPHREY’S McGEE CONCERT, 8 p.m., U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. Progressive rock band Umphrey’s McGee will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the show, visit, or clal (800) 745-3000.

Saturday, Feb. 21

HEART CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Resort, Cherokee. The rock band, founded by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson four decades ago,will perform in concert. Heart has sold more than 35 million records worldwide, and is best-known for songs “Barracuda,” “Magic Man,” “Crazy on You,” and “Alone.” For tickets, which are $42 to 62, visit, or call (800) 745-3000.

Tuesday, March 10

GARRISON KEILLOR SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, U.S. Cellular Center, downtown Asheville. Performer-writer Garrison Keillor will perform in concert. Keillor, a bestselling author and host of NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” delivers “hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the American Midwest — and the aging process... not to mention ‘late-life fatherhood,” an event press release noted. “With a wonderful, dry sense of humor, he captivates audiences and delivers with class, charisma and humor.” Keillor has received numerous awards, including a Grammy Award for his recording of “Lake Wobegon Days.” Tickets, which are available at the U.S. Cellular Center Box Office or by calling (800) 745-3000, also may be ordered by visiting

Friday, March 13

STYX CONCERT, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Resort, Cherokee. The band Styx will perform in concert. Styx, a rock band from Chicago, became famous for its albums from the mid-1970s and early 1980s. For tickets, which range from $37 to $69.50, visit, or call (800) 745-3000.

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