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art frCruising through downtown Franklin, one begins to wonder where exactly is the Lazy Hiker Brewing Company. You’ve been told it’s on Main Street, but where? And just as you begin to debate when to turn around and try again, your vehicle hits the crest of a steep downhill. 

Over the rise appears a building illuminated, like a lighthouse on the high seas of a vast and unknown Southern Appalachian night. It’s a building of people and purpose. You’re here. You’ve made it to opening night of Franklin’s first craft brewery.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 15:36

Cherokee festival showcases gourd crafts

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art gourdsGourd artists from around the world will again be ‘gathering’ at the 13th annual Gourd Artists Gathering and Art Festival May 29-31 in Cherokee.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 15:31

Winners of Stecoah ‘Mountain Youth Talent Contest’

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art stecoahThe second traditional Appalachian talent showcase, the Heritage Alive! Mountain Youth Talent Contest, was held at the Bluegrass Festival May 16 at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center in Robbinsville.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 15:30

Skaggs, Vincent at Cherokee Bluegrass Fest

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art skaggsBluegrass superstars Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, and Dailey & Vincent will headline the Cherokee Bluegrass Festival June 4-6 at the Happy Holiday RV Village and Campground.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 15:29

Crowe Brothers play Grand Ole Opry

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art croweAmerican bluegrass master Jesse McReynolds welcomed Haywood County’s own The Crowe Brothers to the Grand Ole Opry stage in Nashville on May 16. 

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 20:09

Library to screen ‘First Language’

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art firstlanguageA screening of the documentary “First Language: The Race to Save Cherokee” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 20:08

Leno to hit Harrah’s stage

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art lenoComedy legend Jay Leno will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Harrah’s Cherokee.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 20:05

Lonesome River Band, Mountain Faith in Franklin

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art lonesomeriverAcclaimed bluegrass groups Lonesome River Band and Mountain Faith will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 20:23

Concerts on the Creek returns to Sylva

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art concertscreekThe 6th annual Concerts on the Creek season begins on May 22, and will run from 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday through Labor Day at the Bridge Park Pavilion in downtown Sylva.