Womansong will present a “Happy!” concert.

Women’s chorus sets concert

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Womansong will present a concert on June 13, 7:30 p.m., and June 14, 3 p.m., at Rainbow Community School, Performance Hall, 60 State St.

Theme for the event is “Happy!” Ticket proceeds benefit Womansong and its New Start Program. The repertoire features uplifting classic and contemporary songs, along with familiar, tender one which depict support and caring. Dance along to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” and Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”

Three local composers will have their works presented during the concert: Sue Ford’s premiere of “Change is the Constant;” “Zen Cowgirl” written by Robin Cape and recorded by The Buckerettes; and “Strong Enough” by singer-songwriter Mary Davis.

Instrumental accompaniment includes piano, marimbas and more. Shiner Antiorio will provide musical sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired.

Tickets are $16/adult, $8/children and are available online.

info: womansong.org.

Lez dance upcoming

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A women’s dance hosted by LIM will be held on June 13, 7:30 p.m., at Eleven on Grove, 11 Grove St.

Enjoy snacks, filtered water and a cash bar. DJ Esella will spin tunes for participants’ dancing pleasure.

Admission is $10 which include with a stamp by the bartender free entry to Scandals downstairs later in the evening.

info: mntbear001@aol.com.

Grammy artists hit hills

BOONE, N.C. — On June 27, 7:30 p.m., Grammy Award winning duo, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer along with Strictly Strings will perform at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, 247 Boone Heights Dr.

The duo are singer/songwriters, as well as instrumentalists, educators and record producers. Their music is infused with swing music, old-time country and traditional and contemporary folk, with melodic harmonies. They are backed by percussion and string interments.

Tickets are $18/adult advance, $20/adult at the door, $10/student advance and $10/student at the door. Children 12 and under are admitted free with accompanying adult.

info: mountainhomemusic.com.

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