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Haywood Arts Regional Theatre is known for is top-rate shows and high-caliber acting not typical of community theaters. But HART has a well-kept secret that pulls its stage action together, a secret that’s hidden in plain sight of audiences, always noticed but rarely noted: its stunning backdrops.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 21:39

HART’s scenic artist sets the stage for drama

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Lyle Baskin is a man of high places. He’s spent most of his life on a ladder.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 21:37

Six life lessons from a backdrop artist

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The Smoky Mountain News asked Lyle Baskin, the scenic artist for Haywood Regional Arts Theatre, to share the secrets of his stage magic. We discovered a few life lessons along the way that we should all take to HART.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 21:21

‘Black and White and Blues’ program

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The Swain Arts Center will present Scott Ainslie and Reggie Harris in their program “Black and White and Blues” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5, in Bryson City.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 21:18

Franklin gets ‘Nitty Gritty’

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The iconic alt-country/bluegrass act Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will celebrate over 50 years of music with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 21:17

Darren Nicholson Band at The Strand

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The Darren Nicholson Band will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at The Strand at 38 Main in Waynesville.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center, in partnership with One Dozen Who Care, will host a display on the cultural history and musical traditions of the region’s African-American community that will later be presented in neighboring towns as a traveling exhibit.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 21:13

SCC pottery chosen for NC Welcome Center

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Heritage arts instructors Susan Coe and Ed McIlvaine, along with Kari McIlvaine (Ed’s wife and a heritage arts student), recently had their pottery chosen for the Artist Count exhibit at the NC Welcome Center along I-26 West north of Asheville.
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 16:14

‘Schoolhouse Rock’ at HART

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The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre’s new youth drama program, KIDS AT HART, opens its second production, the musical “Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR.,” with a performance at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the theatre in Waynesville.
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 16:13

Vendors needed for Folkmoot

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Two crowd-pleasing events, part of the annual Folkmoot Festival, are seeking professional artists, community craftspeople, nonprofit organizations, and food vendors. Specifically, vendors are sought for the 2017 Many Cultures Children’s Carnival and the International Festival Day.