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Photo courtesy of David Sedaris. Image taken by Anne Fishbein.

An Evening with David Sedaris

The best-selling author and well-known NPR humorist, playwright, and comedian David Sedaris returns to Cullowhee for An Evening with David Sedaris.   

Image courtesy of AMP Artists.

Coco Live-to-Film Concert

Coco Live-to-Film Concert features a screening of the complete Disney Pixar film with Oscar® and Grammy®-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s musical score performed live by the 20-member Orquesta Folclórica Nacional de México.  

Photo courtesy of Western Carolina University Photo Services.

The Nutcracker feat. The Ballet Conservatory of Asheville

Join Bardo Arts Center for a magically festive, full-length version of The Nutcracker featuring professional classical dancers and the Ballet Conservatory of Asheville’s celebrated pre-professional company.  

Image courtesy of Michael Yannette.

Fantasia on Mysterium: The Epic Immersive Theatrical Recital

Fantasia on Mysterium: The Epic Immersive Theatrical Recital its audience on a visually immersive journey through the life and music of Russian composer and virtuoso pianist Alexander Scriabin.   

Image courtesy of IMG Artists.

Sing and Swing: A Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents Production

Celebrate the Great American Songbook in all of its playful — and sophisticated — glory, brought to life by two of this generation’s brightest stars.  

Image courtesy of IMG Artists.

Trailblazing Women of Country: A Tribute to Patsy, Loretta, and Dolly

Trailblazing Women of Country,will entertain and inspire audiences during this pivotal moment in our nation’s history, featuring soloists, Miko Marks, CMT's 2022, "Next Woman of Country"; and Nashville-based singer, Kristina Train, supported by a 5-member all-female band.   


Rising of the Necessary Diva

Rising of the Necessary Diva is an autobiographical account of a girl raised in the hood and born to a sharecropper’s daughter, whose gift to sing paves a path for her to travel the world singing classical music but whose heart recognizes the need to return to the hood to serve in purpose.   

Photo courtesy of Imani Winds.

Imani Winds: Black and Brown

Experience the twice Grammy-nominated wind quintet Imani Winds at WCU’s Bardo Arts Center. The ensemble presents their show Black and Brown, an entire program celebrating composers of color such as Wayne Shorter, Paquito D’Rivera, and Valerie Coleman.   

Photo courtesy of The Second City.

The Second City: Swipes Right: An Incomplete Guide to the Ultimate Date Night

Spend a naughty 90 minutes with their caliente cast of comedians as they (consensually) annihilate everything that turns us on—and off—about love, dating, relationships, and everything else in-between the sheets.   

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