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Rumor has it “Requiem” is a dream. The piece of choral literature by John Rutter will be performed on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. by the Lincolnton High School Concert Choir. If you go, you will hear a very dramatic piece about God and death and hope and light. Of course,…

Funding Tsunami Relief

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High school students perform `Requiem`

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Young voices will join together to sing a mass for the dead at the Lincoln Cultural Center on Tuesday. Surprisingly, the choral composition focuses more on hope than darkness. “He ends it towards the light,” said Tony Bathea, Lincolnton High School’s Concert Choir director, of John Rutter’s “Requiem.” “It’s almost…

Adventures in olden times

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Sure it has fence painting, dead cats and giggling first kisses, but there’s more to “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” than that. “It’s a children’s play to an extent, but it’s bigger than a children’s play,” said Bucky Reynolds, who plays Huckleberry Finn. The Lincoln Theatre Guild’s production of “The…

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Scout`s Honor

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Practice makes perfect

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Champion gymnast Bobby Costea has broad shoulders, small hips and is 40 pounds of pure muscle. “He’s going to be hunky when he’s 20,” said Karen Costea, his mother. At the tender age of 7, Bobby has already won three first place medals at the 2005 North Carolina Men’s Gymnastics…

Radio station changes tune

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CHERRYVILLE – WCSL 1590 AM in Cherryville has announced that their music and programming format will change from adult contemporary to contemporary Christian. Currently, WSCL simulcasts with WLON Lincolnton to provide Cherryville with news, weather and local sports as well as music from the ’70s and ’80s. The new format…

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I’m going to be honest. I kind of don’t want to announce a certain, very exciting, upcoming event. I fear if lots of people know about it, they will all attend, and I’ll have to sit at the back, or even worse, be turned away at the door. But I…

A woman and her piano

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Despite taking 31 years off to raise a family, a local pianist still debuted in New York City’s Carnegie Hall to three standing ovations. Maria Navarro, a pianist and composer, spent her youth being classically trained by distinguished teachers. While raising two children, she continued to play and compose, but…