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art frThe beauty of bluegrass lies in its transparency. 

Whether you’re having a good or bad day, those emotions will filter through your voice and fingertips. You can’t hide behind the music — you are vulnerable to the listener, to yourself, and to the cosmos above. It’s a rare and beautiful thing to come across such honesty, pure intent and genuine face-to-face interaction that the music conjures in a modern, fast-paced world.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 15:34

‘Trail Magic’ returns to Nantahala Brewing

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art brewThe “Trail Magic Ale #14” release party will be June 3-5 at Nantahala Brewing Company in Bryson City.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 15:24

Fiddler wins youth competition

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art, a music-themed gift company, held its third annual Youth Composition and Songwriter Competition for ages 10 through 18, with scores and recordings submitted online. 

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 15:23

Cherokee bonfire opens for summer

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art bonfiresThe ceremonial Cherokee bonfires will kickoff the summer season on Friday, May 27, at Oconaluftee Island Park in Cherokee. The bonfires run from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday from May 27 through Oct. 1.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 15:22

Illustrator showcase at HART

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art illustratorThe Haywood County Arts Council (HCAC) welcomed Rod Whyte to the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre (HART) Rodwell Gallery. The exhibit opened in conjunction with the “Legally Blonde” show on the Performing Arts Center Main Stage. The exhibit will run through June 28.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 15:21

Shady Ladies quilt show comes to Waynesville

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art shadyThe Shady Ladies, a quilt group in Haywood County, will host its 13th annual show “Quilt Art By The Shady Ladies” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 3-4 and noon to 5 p.m. June 5 at the Folkmoot Friendship Center located in the Historic Hazelwood School in Waynesville.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 15:19

WCU presents Masa photography

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art masaThe Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University is presenting an exhibition of images of the Great Smoky Mountains that in turn helped inspire the creation of the nation’s most visited national park.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 15:19

Unto These Hills opens for summer

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art untohillsThe Unto These Hills outdoor drama will run at 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday from May 28 to Aug. 13 at the Mountainside Theater in Cherokee.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 15:17

QuickDraw at Laurel Ridge

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art quickdrawThe WNC QuickDraw will be from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 15:12

Concerts on the Creek returns

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art bridgeparkThe seventh annual Concerts on the Creeks series will kick off the 2016 season with The Freeway Revival at 7 p.m. Friday, May 27, at the Bridge Park Pavilion in Sylva.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 15:15

Want to learn pastel painting?

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art pastelsCatch the Spirit of Appalachia’s co-founder Doreyl Ammons Cain will be offering a wide variety of opportunities to those desiring to learn about the basics of pastel painting while enjoying the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.