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Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED** Due to unfortunate circumstances affecting the artists, the full tour of Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas has been canceled. This includes the APPlause! and Schaefer Center Presents performances scheduled for Dec. 1 at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Below is the personal statement issued […]

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Mavis Staples

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

photos by Myriam Santos“I’m the messenger,” Mavis Staples said on the eve of her 80th birthday. “That’s my job — it has been for my whole life — and I can’t just give up while the struggle’s still alive. We’ve got more work to do, so I’m going to keep on getting stronger and keep […]

Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

The hilarious, true story behind one of America’s most beloved TV comedies.  L.A. Theatre Works — Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom tells the hilariously true behind-the-scenes story of I Love Lucy. Playwright Gregg Oppenheimer – son of the show’s creator, Jess Oppenheimer – spins this witty tale […]

KODO Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

Kodo One Earth Tour 2023: TSUZUMI KODO, a group of Japanese artists, musicians and performers whose name can be translated as “heartbeat,” uses many musical instruments, but focuses primarily on taiko, traditional Japanese drums. Tzuzumi traces the group’s origins back to the beginning, reflecting on the history and reaffirming what has shaped KODO. This work opens with […]

Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer with Rakesh Chaurasia

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

photo by Jim McGuireThere’s a bit of the sorcerer in Béla Fleck (banjo), Zakir Hussain (tabla), Edgar Meyer (double bass), and their special guest Rakesh Chaurasia (bansuri – Indian flute).  Most musicians hope at most for proficiency in their chosen form, but these gentlemen move from bluegrass to Western classical to Indian classical to jazz, […]