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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:57

Crossing the musical bridge of Appalachia

art frFor the better part of the last 45 years, David Holt has ventured down a rabbit hole.

Born in Texas, raised and schooled in California, Holt took off after college for the ancient, mystical mountains of Western North Carolina. Fascinated with the traditional old-time folk and string music echoing from Southern Appalachia, he began an endless journey to find, learn and perpetuate the eternal voices and sounds radiating from back hollers and front porches.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 15:05

WCU to host spoken word event

art poetSpoken word poet and teacher Matthew Foley will present a spoken-word workshop on Friday, Sept. 26, in the Hunter Library at Western Carolina University.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 15:04

Scarecrow Festival returns to Bryson City

art scarecrowThe Scarecrow Festival will be held Sept. 27 through Oct. 10 in Bryson City.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 15:03

Vintage trailer open house

art camperThe Southern Vintage Trailer Friends, members of the national group the Tin Can Tourists, will be hosting their annual fall rally from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Pride Resort located at 4393 Jonathan Creek Rd. in Waynesville.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 15:02

Stitch artist to be showcased at WCU

art stitchartAn exhibit featuring stitch drawing artist Rebecca Ringquist will be held through Nov. 7 at the Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 15:01

Asheville Symphony string musicians to play WCU

art conductorString musicians from the Asheville Symphony Orchestra will join students and faculty members from the Western Carolina University School of Music in a performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center in Cullowhee.

This Must Be the Place

  • This must be the place

    art theplaceI did it again. It’s 9 a.m. last Saturday at the starting line of the Cashiers Trail Mix five-mile backwoods race. I knew I should have gotten more sleep the night before, should have at least had something to eat that morning. Shouldn’t have overindulged in the libations of Friday night, nor said the things I now regretted to my girlfriend.

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