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Wednesday, 24 June 2015 00:00

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‘Anything Goes’ at Highlands Playhouse

“Anything Goes” will hit the stage through July 11 at the Highlands Playhouse.

The hilarious musical features music and lyrics by the legendary Cole Porter, including such hit songs as “Delovely,” “Anything Goes” and “Let’s Misbehave.” The show stars playhouse veteran Heidi Spoon as nightclub singer Reno Sweeney, playhouse Artistic Director Bill Patti as gangster Moonface Martin, and Broadway veteran Mark Chmiel as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh.

Show times are 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. There will also be a 2 p.m. showing Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $32.50.

There will also be an “Eat for a Cause” July 1 at the Lakeside Restaurant in Highlands. Fifteen percent of all sales will be donated to the playhouse.

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Coalition wants you to ‘Wake-Up’

The Canary Coalition will host its “Wake-Up” event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 30 at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva. 

There will be a high-energy sing-along, silent auction and a special live performance by acclaimed actress Barbara Bates Smith as “Granny D,” the 90 year old woman who walked across America to raise public awareness about the need for campaign finance reform.

The Canary Coalition is a nonprofit grassroots organization with a focus on air pollution and climate change. The organization is currently working on an array of legislative and regulatory public policy initiatives. 

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