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Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:17

The Tale of Two Bands

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art frVariety is the spice of life. Within the realm of music, those spices can range from the hot heat of New Orleans funk and the Chicago blues to the sweet taste of California sunshine soul and Nashville front porch singer-songwriters. 

And yet, where does the largest spice rack of sound reside? Well, in Southern Appalachia of course. Right in our own backyard you have the crossroads — literally and figuratively — of bluegrass, country, rock-n-roll, jazz, blues and folk tones. This melting pot of melodies flows down these steep mountains, from the deep hollers, backwoods coves, dark basements, old garages and rickety barns of Western North Carolina.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:48

Taste of Sylva returns

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art tastesylvaFeaturing local food, music and children’s activities, the sixth annual Taste of Sylva culinary tour will run from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, in downtown Sylva restaurants and in the pavilion at McGuire Gardens on West Main Street.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:31

WNC recipients of Folklore awards

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art folkloreNumerous Western North Carolina residents and organizations received awards by the North Carolina Folklore Society, which will be celebrated at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the N.C. Center for the Advancement of Teaching in Cullowhee.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:30

Quilt show celebrates 25 years

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art quiltshowThe High Country Quilters 25th annual show “High Country Lilies” will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8-10 at the Maggie Valley Town Hall.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:29

Fairchild gets elected into Bluegrass Hall of Fame

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art fairchildAcclaimed banjoist Raymond Fairchild was recently elected into Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Hall of Fame in Bean Blossom, Indiana.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 15:39

Cherokee Indian Fair marks 103 years

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art indianfairThe 103rd annual Cherokee Indian Fair will run from Oct. 6-10 at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds.