Upcoming Performances & Other News

Upcoming Performances & Other News/

Denny Diamond & The Jewels: Friday, April 21, 2017, 7:30 P.M. – Hiwassee College – A Season Ticket Event!

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Sponsored by Garage Doors of Maryville

Denny Diamond & The Jewels are comprised of the operatically trained, guitar-playing Denny Svehla and his two sons, Lucas (guitar, vocals) and Spenser (drums, bass, and vocals). Although the band’s focus is the iconic music of Neil Diamond, their setlist also includes songs from performers such as Johnny Cash and Buddy Holly. With a magnificent voice that rivals that of any vocalist, Denny’s performance is all about the words and music of superstars that have held a place of honor in the entertainment world for decades. Forget the flash, effects, and costumes that seek to convince the audience it’s just like the real thing; Denny’s show is focused on the remarkable vocals, masterful musicianship, and family interaction that’s charmed audiences everywhere!
The veteran entertainer’s repertoire includes music from Broadway, popular decades like the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s, country classics and new country.  The show bounces along with stories of the road and of course Denny’s staple, the songs of Neil Diamond. www.dennydiamond.com

Tickets: $20/Adult; $10/Student; Hiwassee College students FREE with ID

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Kids Arts Camp 2017: “In Our Neck of the Woods!”


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MACA Kids’ Arts Camp 2017 Begins Registration

Camp Director Charlotte Lee has announced “In Our Neck of the Woods!”  as the theme for Monroe Area Council for the Arts (MACA) summer arts camps. MACA’s series of one week arts camps feature instruction in music, art, drama, stage design, and dance led by professional teachers.

The camps are open to children in Grades Pre-K – 7 (Pre-K children must be enrolling in kindergarten this year). The cost is $65/week and includes breakfast, lunch and a t-shirt. Each week concludes with a performance showcase on Friday for friends and family. The camps are held Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Payment options for the camps are: Pay half of the fee when submitting the registration and the second half by the first day of camp; pay the full fee with the registration; or pay on the first day of camp.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. The application process requires a recommendation from a teacher or adult who is well-acquainted with the child. The postmark deadline for the scholarship application to be submitted is June 1.
Both scholarship applications and camp registrations can be downloaded from the MACA website or call Director Charlotte Lee at 423-836-0441. Registrations and applications may also be picked up at the MACA office, located at the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, 520 A Cook Street, Madisonville.
The schedule for the arts camps:
Madisonville Primary School: June 5-9
Madisonville Primary School: June 12-16
Sweetwater Broad Street School: June 19-23

MACA’s summer arts camps are supported by funding from the Grubb-Sumner Fund for Monroe County of the East Tennessee Foundation.

Specialty License Plates Support the Arts in Tennessee!


Tennessee Specialty License Plates—which support over 100 different organizations and charities—are now available as gifts through a new website hosted by the State Department Treasury office at tngiftcenter.com/giftatag.

Each GIFT-A-TAG is good for the purchase of a Specialty License Plate or the personalization of any license plate. GIFT-A-TAG vouchers are $35 and you can buy as many as you want for your family and friends.

You can also use your Gift-A-Tag to renew your Specialty License Plate or the personalization of your license plate. Just redeem the voucher online or mail in with your check.

Its easy to order:

Go to tngiftcenter.com/giftatag
Click on the purchase button below and select the number of vouchers needed
Complete the credit card information and check your email for your GIFT-A-TAG Vouchers
You can then EMAIL your GIFT-A-TAG Vouchers to your recipients or PRINT for a hard copy
The lucky receiver of your gift should then check out the available Specialty License Plates ONLINE or complete the application to personalize a license plate
The last step is for the recipients to go to their local County Clerk’s office to redeem the voucher and pick up their own specialty license plate
For Personalized Plates, the County Clerk will contact them when the plate is ready

Specialty License Plates

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Purchase a Tennessee Arts Specialty License plate for your vehicle to show your support of the Tennessee Arts Commission!

Available at the Monroe County Clerk’s office