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Wednesday, 24 July 2013 13:24

Folkmoot, 30 years in the making

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It was a phone call Rolf Kaufman will never forget. The year was 1983, and on the other end of…
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 13:23

Bringing the world into your home

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The house is silent, but soon, it will be overflowing with voices, faces, words and languages known and unknown. Awaiting…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 14:50

Mountain Momma

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A whirlwind of global cultures, languages, costumes, music and dance has landed in WNC this week. The annual arrival of…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 14:46

‘Brigadoon’ comes to HART

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Legendary Broadway musical “Brigadoon” runs at 7:30 p.m. July 18-20, 25-27, Aug. 1-3, and at 3 p.m. July 14, 21,…
The 10th annual Franklin Folk Festival, a “Celebration of Appalachian Heritage,” runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 14:39

Voices in the Laurel sings in New Orleans

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Members of Voices in the Laurel Children’s Choir have just returned from the Crescent City Choral Festival in New Orleans.…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 14:38

Mattea brings heart and soul string music to Franklin

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Acclaimed singer/songwriter Kathy Mattea will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 14:37

Tickets on sale for Miranda Lambert

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Mega-country star Miranda Lambert hits the stage at 9 p.m. Friday, July 19, at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center.
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 14:00

Tapping into Folkmoot

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Folkmoot is a Western North Carolina tradition, and this year, the festival is tapping into the growing craft beer industry…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 13:56

The countries of Folkmoot USA

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Japan: Quichar Paradise The name Quichar Paradise means “Be Happy Anytime.” This performing group is from Tokyo, Japan, but represent dance…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 13:50

Folkmoot: Schedule of events

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Wednesday, 10 July 2013 13:45

Cullowhee Mountain ARTS offers mini-workshops

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Two artist-in-residence mini-workshops will be offered as part of the Cullowhee Mountain ARTS programs at Western Carolina University.
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 13:44

‘Unto These Hills’ opens in Cherokee

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Showcasing the dramatic retelling of Cherokee history and culture, “Unto These Hills” has hit the mid-point in its 10-week summer…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 13:43

Mountain Momma

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Ever since we splurged on a $2.99 plastic magician’s wand at Santa’s Land last year, my daughter has treated us…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 13:42

Claymates celebrates one year in business

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Claymates, a “Paint-Your-Own-Pottery & Glass Fusing Experience,” is celebrating its one-year anniversary from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13,…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 13:41

Hula-hoop jam for kids and teens in Bryson

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Two hula-hoop jams will be held at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Marianna Black Library in…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 13:40

Rained out fireworks rescheduled

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Due to record-breaking rainfall throughout Western North Carolina, Cashiers, Dillsboro and Highlands Fourth of July fireworks were canceled and moved…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 13:38

Chamber music comes to Waynesville

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The 19th annual Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival continues at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 13:37

This must be the place

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It’s the question I get asked the most. “Is there any music around tonight?”
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 02:09

Mountain Momma

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My husband is from South Carolina — the state where you don’t have to wear helmets on a motorcycle and…
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 02:09

Cathey memoir on life, metal sculpture

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Metal sculptor Grace Cathey will hold a signing for her book, Fire & Steel: The Sculpture of Grace Cathey, from…
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 02:05

SCC quilts for returning soldiers

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Quilting students from Southwestern Community College recently participated in the Quilts of Valor project, a non-profit organization with the goal…
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 02:00

Dunham brings comedy to Cherokee

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Acclaimed comedian Jeff Dunham will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Harrah’s Cherokee.
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 01:59

Spice and tea store opens in Highlands

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The Spice & Tea Exchange opens its doors this Independence Day weekend in downtown Highlands. The new retail destination is…
The “Mountains in Bloom” fundraiser for The Bascom Visual Arts Center will be July 11-14 in Highlands.
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 01:53

Battistelli, Jars of Clay play Franklin

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Christian singer Francesca Battistelli and rock group Jars of Clay perform at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts…
A mountain dulcimer historian who discovered the instrument while living in Greenwich Village in the 1960s and a 19-year-old dulcimer…
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 01:49

This must be the place

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It had been 10 years. I kept thinking those words while boarding a plane in Charlotte this past weekend, bound…
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 00:00

This must be the place

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Getting poison ivy is my official sign summer is here. Like old men whose knees ache when there’s an impending…
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 00:00

July 4th 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.
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 00:00

Jazz festival heats up Waynesville

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Enjoy traditional, bop, and original jazz during the Summer Jazz Festival on Saturdays from June 29 to July 20 at…
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 00:00

American Idol singer in Franklin

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American Idol singer Lauren Alaina will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 3, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the…
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 00:00

Native American speaker at Junaluska

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Jonathan Maracle of Broken Walls will be the guest speaker and facilitator at the Native American Conference June 28-30 at…
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 00:00

Wrestling superstars in Cherokee

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Pro wrestling stars from the WWE, WCW, NWA and ECW jump into the ring at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 7,…
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 00:00

Mountain momma

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As a kid, my sister and I had an unspoken pact. If one of us heard Cyndi Lauper come on…
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 20:00

Balsam Range, artist studio tour in Graham

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The 12th annual Graham County Artisan Drive-About will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 28-29 in conjunction…
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 13:57

Earnhardt to discusses N.C. eco-heritage

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Tom Earnhardt, host of the television program “Exploring North Carolina,” will give a presentation highlighting the uniqueness of the state’s…
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 13:57

Bear poachers sent to prison

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A U.S. District Court judge has sentenced 10 defendants for illegal hunting activities involving black bears and other wildlife and…
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 13:56

Massey Branch Boat Ramp reopened

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As of late May, the U.S. Forest Service has reopened the Massey Branch Boat Ramp on the Cheoah Ranger District,…
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 13:55

Man injured by tree in tornado

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An injured hiker was successfully airlifted from Low Gap Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Friday evening, June…
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 13:54

Park closes trails as it assesses storm damage

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Several trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have been closed due to extensive damage from wind and rain. 
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 13:54

Co-ed softball league starting in Waynesville

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Batter up ladies and gentlemen. The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department will offer a co-ed softball league this summer.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:46

Hear a DJ set by The Crystal Method

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Electronic gurus The Crystal Method will hold a special DJ set at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Harrah’s Cherokee…
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:46

PlottFest returns to Maggie Valley

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Showcasing the Plott hound and local music, PlottFest is set for June 22-23 at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. The…
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:39

Mountain momma

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We have lots of bug barns in our house: from the old-fashioned Mason jar with holes punched in the lid…
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:38

Handmade crafts come to Cullowhee

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Mountain Artisans’ Summertime Arts & Crafts Show will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 29-30, in the Ramsey…
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:38

Handmade crafts come to Cullowhee

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Mountain Artisans’ Summertime Arts & Crafts Show will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 29-30, in the Ramsey…
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:35

Billy Idol rocks Harrah’s

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Rock-n-roll legend Billy Idol performs at 9 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:34

Francis mill receives recognition, holds open house

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The Trantham Family will perform from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at an open house for the recently…