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Wednesday, 29 June 2016 02:09

The world through your fingertips

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It’s about speaking with your hands. For guitarist Joe Taylor, his lifelong passion and career as a musician is one that finds itself at the crossroads of emotional purity and technical aptitude. With the melodic prowess akin to the likes of Jeff Beck, Bill Frisell or Steve Vai, the six-string ace has come a long way from his South Carolina roots. 
Visitors to the Lake Junaluska Singers web page over the past day or so were shocked to see that the 2016 Lake Junaluska Singers season has been suspended, their performances have been cancelled, and that Director of the Lake Junaluska Singers Dr. Melodie Galloway has resigned.
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 02:18

Bryson City craft beer, barbecue

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A “BBQ & Brews Dinner Train” will be departing at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad depot in Bryson City.
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 02:17

Cherokee history, culture institute

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The Museum of the Cherokee Indian will offer the Cherokee History and Culture Institute July 11-15 at the museum in Cherokee. 
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 02:15

Nantahala pours ‘Week of Rock’

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The “Week of Rock” celebration will run at 8 p.m. July 2-9 at Nantahala Brewing Company in Bryson City. 
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 20:21

4th of July in Southern Appalachia

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Nothing says summer more than the 4th of July, and in Western North Carolina, we celebrate Independence Day with gusto. Between majestic fireworks, sizzling hot dogs and hamburgers, cotton candy, games, live music and craft demonstrations, there’s a little of bit of everything for any and all. So, grab your lawn chair, sunglasses and adventurous spirit, and enjoy this special day with us, here in Southern…
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 19:51

Swannanoa Chamber fest returns

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The Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. July 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville.
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 19:48

Cherokee Pow Wow celebrates 41 years

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ 41th annual Pow Wow will be held July 1-3 at the Acquoni Expo Center.
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 15:15

Want to learn pastel painting?

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Catch 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.