Ashe Arts Council presents entertainment lineup

By Frank Ruggiero (frank@mountaintimes.com)



Article Published: Jan. 23 | Modified: Jan. 23
Ashe Arts Council presents entertainment lineup

Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth present an evening of traditional music Feb. 8 at the Ashe Arts Center.

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The Ashe County Arts Council has prepared a palette of entertainment for 2014.

In painting this year’s lineup, council executive director Jane Lonon had one primary goal — to make sure “there truly is something for everyone,” she said.

That includes a spectrum of music, ranging from jazz to bluegrass and all things in between and a bevy of stage productions, including comedy, children’s theater and musical theater.

“(We’re) excited about the upcoming lineup,” Lonon said. “The arts council is pleased to serve as the sponsor for these crowd-pleasing arts happenings.”

The 2014 lineup, so far, includes:

• Feb. 8 – Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth present an evening of traditional music. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Ashe Arts Center (303 School Ave., West Jefferson).

• Feb. 22 – The Hayes Faculty Ensemble, featuring the Appalachian State University Hayes School of Music’s string quartet, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Ashe Civic Center (962 Mt. Jefferson Road, West Jefferson).

• March 1 – “Coffee House Live!” welcomes spring with an evening of music, stories and more. The fun takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Hensley Hall (West Jefferson United Methodist Church, 107 W. Second St., West Jefferson).

• March 15 – The Todd Wright Trio, featuring ASU jazz studies instructor Todd Wright, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Ashe Arts Center.

• April 1 – The Ashe County Choral Festival is an annual concert, featuring Ashe County’s school choruses. The show starts at 7 p.m. at Ashe County High School (184 Campus Drive, West Jefferson).

• April 3 – “California Dreamin’” offers a musical journey through the California pop scene of the late 1960s and early ’70s. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Ashe Civic Center.

• May 24 – Night of the Spoken Word returns at 7:30 p.m. at the Ashe Arts Center, presenting an evening of poetry, short stories and prose by local writers.

• June 14 – “Coffee House Live!” returns to Hensley Hall at 7:30 p.m., inviting folks to kick off summer in the mountains with traditional music, storytelling and a few surprises.

For more information on the listed events, including cost of admission, call the Ashe County Arts Council at (336) 846-ARTS, or visit http://www.ashecountyarts.org.

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