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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 13:39

WCU’s Mountain Heritage Day returns

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Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Day, a free family oriented festival that celebrates Southern Appalachian culture through concerts, living-history demonstrations, competitions and awards programs, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, on the WCU campus in Cullowhee.

Named one of the top 20 festivals in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, this year’s event will include additional musical acts, vendors and an expectation of more visitors, organizers said.

What defines bluegrass music would have to be the banjo played “The Earl Scruggs Way” with the three-finger roll. If it’s played clawhammer style, it would have to be classified “Old Time.” Now, bluegrass music, as a genre, grew out of this. As to musicianship, the chief — Bill Monroe — said if you could play bluegrass music right you could play anything else. What I’ve found is that bluegrass music, like jazz, is built around tight timing. It’s not loose. If you understand that, you can apply it to other types of music.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 13:22

HART presents ‘The Glass Menagerie’

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A stage production of the Tennessee Williams classic play “The Glass Menagerie” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22-23, 29-30 and Oct. 5-7, and at 2 p.m. Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 and 8 at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 13:20

Symposium looks at healing, harmony

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The eighth annual “Rooted in the Mountains” symposium at Western Carolina University will have a theme of “Duyuk’ dv’ I,” which translates to “The Correct Way” in Cherokee, on Thursday, Sept. 28, and Friday, Sept. 29, in Cullowhee.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 13:18

Balsam Range, Wind Ensemble at WCU

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The Friends of the Arts will host an afternoon of bluegrass with Balsam Range and the WCU Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Margaret Underwood, WCU Director of Bands, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Bardo Arts Center in Cullowhee.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 13:17

Darius Rucker to play Harrah’s

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Country star Darius Rucker will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Harrah’s Cherokee.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 13:16

New Canton music festival

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The inaugural “Goodyacre Farm Festival” and firefighter fundraiser will be held from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the farm in Canton.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 13:15

Conversation series goes old-time

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As part of its “Smoky Mountain Voices” series, Nantahala Brewing will present an evening of conversation and Southern roots music from Frank Lee at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at the brewery in Bryson City.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 13:14

Franklin welcomes Fleck, Washburn

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Award-winning American banjo player Béla Fleck and his wife Abigail Washburn, a clawhammer banjo player and singer, will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 15:14

Increase in state arts funding

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With a boost in state appropriations, the North Carolina Arts Council will launch two new programs this year and provide additional support for arts programs in all 100 N.C. counties with more than $6.5 million in grants.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 15:11

HCC Crafts 40th anniversary show

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The Haywood County Arts Council (HCAC) is currently exhibiting a juried show from alumni and faculty of the HCC Professional Crafts Program.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 15:08

WCU’s ‘Angels in America’

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The School of Stage and Screen at Western Carolina University will present “Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tony Kushner, to kick off the school’s Mainstage theatre season for 2017-18.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 21:09

‘Galaxy of Stars’ now ‘WCU PRESENTS’

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The “WCU PRESENTS” performance series, previously known as “Galaxy of Stars” brings professional artists from around the world to the Bardo Arts Center performance hall. Season Subscriptions and Multi-Pass Ticket Packs are now available to the public; single tickets are also available

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 15:43

Native American exhibitions, symposium

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In the WCU Fine Art Museum main gallery through Dec. 8 is the nationally traveling exhibition “Return from Exile: Contemporary Southeastern Indian Art,” curated by Tony A. Tiger, Bobby C. Martin, and Jace Weaver.