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Symphony to play favorites

With a history dating back to the early 19
70s, the North Carolina Symphony’s Christmas visit to Lincolnton is a confirmed holiday tradition.
The night includes many elements — classical music and popular carols, children singing in a choir and a sing-a-long for the entire audience, which is always a crowd favorite.
“I think we all would like to think of ourselves as great singers,” said Adair Cantwell, co-chairwoman of the Lincoln County Chapter of the N.C. Symphony. “When you can stand there and sing with a symphony, you feel real special.”
The event will be held Thursday night at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Tickets are $22 for adults and $8 for students or tickets may be ordered for $20 by calling (704) 748-1841.
The symphony isn’t the only cultural event that could put you in the holiday spirit this week.
· Horse-drawn carriages will be in downtown Lincolnton Friday and Saturday nights through Dec. 23.
· “Love Letters,” a play about a life-long friendship told through letters, will be performed at the Lincoln Cultural Center Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. The play is being produced by the Lincoln Theatre Guild. To purchase tickets call (704) 735-2281.
· The Hickory Community Theatre presents “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The play runs through Dec. 18. Call the box office at (828) 328-2283 for reservations and information.
· “The 1940s Radio House” will be performed on Dec. 9,10, 16,17 and 18. The play is being produced by the Creative Arts Shoestring Theatre in Hickory. Performances will be at David Crosby Photography Studio at 101 Government Ave. in Hickory. Seating is limited. Call (828) 781-0220 or e-mail castpm@yahoo.com for reservations.
by Sarah Grano

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