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Wednesday, 03 August 2011 20:33

Chess as a metaphor for life

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When you think chess club, the quintessential picture that comes to mind probably doesn’t include a cowboy or a retired…
For two weeks every summer, the Folkmoot Center is a popping nightspot. Well after midnight, little crowds cluster around the…
Seventy kilos is a lot of weight to hold on your head. It’s about 150 pounds. That’s like carrying a…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:26

Local Confederate history comes alive

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Historians Reed Henson and David and Debbie Patterson will hearken back to the Confederacy at 7 p.m. on July 28…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:25

‘Liars Bench’ returns to WCU

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Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host and sponsor a free performance of “The Liars Bench” Southern Appalachian variety…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:24

Library wraps up summer reading

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The Marianna Black Library in Bryson City has been celebrating “One World, Many Stories” during its annual summer reading program…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:24

Lakeside dinner to benefit The Bascom

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Dine at Lakeside Restaurant on Wednesday, July 27, and help The Bascom Visual Arts Center. Lakeside will donate 15 percent…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:24

Learn to create abstract art

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Local artist Silvia Cabrera Williams will lead a teaching session on from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug.…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:20

Exhibit celebrates downtown Waynesville

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The Haywood County Arts Council will host an exhibition titled, “Main Street Moments in Time,” celebrating 25 years of the…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:19

JAM comes to Jackson County

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In March, a group of interested local leaders met to discuss the formation of an affiliate program of the regional…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:19

Evening of acoustic music in Bryson City

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As part of a Summer Music Series, the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City will host acoustic country musicians Ron…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:18

Groove on the Green all summer in Cashiers

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Groovin’ on the Green, Cashiers’ summer concert series, continues at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evenings through September at the Cashiers…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:18

Library hosts origami workshop

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Emiko Suzuki will conduct a workshop in origami at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Jackson County Public…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:17

Artists holds beading workshop

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Nan Smith, a local beading artist, will lead a program on jewelry beading at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 28,…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:17

Rummage for treasures at Creative Thought Center July 30

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The Creative Thought Center in Waynesville invites the public to its Colossal Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:16

Junaluska women model fashions

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The annual Junaluska Woman’s Club Fashion Show Scholarship Luncheon will be held at 12 p.m. on Aug. 2 at the…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:15

Country stars visit Franklin

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The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts will host an evening of American music with superstars Lee Greenwood and…
Smoky Mountain Living prominently features images from across the southern Appalachians in each edition. Photo essays adhere to the issue’s…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:06

Spinning fibers with local artist

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A fiber art demonstration by Gail Johnston will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, at the Jackson…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:06

Workshops for young artists

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A youth art workshop will be held from 2 until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at the Jackson County…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:05

Apple Harvest Festival seeks vendors

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Applications are being accepted for the 23rd annual Haywood County Apple Harvest Festival for artists, crafters and craft demonstrators. The…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:04

Grace Church prepares for annual Parish Fair

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Grace Episcopal Church in the Mountains in Waynesville is getting ready for the annual Parish Fair from 9 a.m. to…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:03

Writer and comedian stops at Harrah’s

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Rodney Carrington will be performing at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel’s Event Center.…
The Dismembered Tennesseans will play at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center. It…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:01

Sylva singer plays heritage blues show

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Karen “Sugar” Barnes will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City.…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:01

Eight plays slated for reading in Cashiers

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Playfest, an evening of staged play readings, will begin at 7:30 p.m. on July 28 at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:01

Camp offers a taste of Broadway and more

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MusicWorks! Studio of Performing Arts in Waynesville is offering a musical theater/show choir camp experience for young people ages 7…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:00

Oconaluftee starts old time music jam session

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is starting up an acoustic old-time jam session from 1 to 3 p.m. every third…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:00

The Barn Cats to perform

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The Community Room at the Jackson County Public Library will come alive with country music when the Barn Cats Old…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 13:59

Singer-songwriter sings from debut album

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The Macon County Library hosts singer/songwriter Angela Faye Martin at 7 p.m. on July 21. Martin is a native of…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 13:59

Oldie favorites on stage in Franklin

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B.J. Thomas and Billy Joe Royal will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 22, at the Smoky Mountain Center…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 13:57

Brevard trio continues free concert series at WCU

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Serious Clark, a folk-fusion trio from Brevard, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, at…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 13:54

Take part in Folkmoot USA

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Folkmoot 5K The Folkmoot 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run at 8 a.m. on July 23 has become one of…
Folkmoot’s International Festival Day will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, in Waynesville. The…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 13:51

Making a joyful noise

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In 1984, Flora Gammon agreed to a favor for a colleague and friend, Dr. Clinton Border. He needed her musical…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 13:49

The groups of Folkmoot 2011

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Batimbo Drummers Ensemble The Republic of Burundi in central Africa has always been known for its hypnotic drum music, and…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 13:46

A gourmet makeover for Folkmoot’s food

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There are certain things that are nearly exclusive to cafeterias. Mystery meat. Square pizza. Chicken rings, presumably to go on…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 13:41

Schedule of Events

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Wednesday, July 27    1:00 pm    Hazelwood Elementary School. Free Event. 2:00 pm    Blue Ridge Community College, Bo Thomas Auditorium, Flat…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:45

Rye Holler Boys and artists team up in Bryson

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The Rye Holler Boys will perform a concert of bluegrass, old-time country and gospel music at 3 p.m. on Sunday,…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:44

Songstress trio mixes country with comedy

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A cowgirl, a diva and a shameless hussy, a trio of performing songwriters, bring their combination of humor and original…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:43

Southern songwriter performs at WCU

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Beau Bristow, a singer-songwriter native to rural Alabama, will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 14,…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:42

Award-winning drama opens in Highlands

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The second show of the Highlands Playhouse’s 73rd season is set to open on Thursday, July 17. “Harvey,” a play…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:42

Trace Adkins comes to Cherokee July 22

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Country music star Trace Adkins will perform at 9 p.m on Friday, July 22, at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino. Adkins debuted…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:38

Library hosts Patton String Band

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The Patton String Band is set to perform at 7 p.m. on July 14, at the Macon County Public Library.…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:38

Music of John Denver revived in tribute show

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Jim Curry, performing the music of the late John Denver, will take the stage of the Smoky Mountain Center for…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:37

The Farewell Drifters return to Stecoah

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The Farewell Drifters will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center. The…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:36

Library hosts guitarist Pete Friedman

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Pete Friedman will bring his music to the Jackson County Public Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, with…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:36

Community band series continues

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The Haywood Community Band will present its third performance in the Maggie Valley Concert Series at 6:30 p.m. on July…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:35

Hit the ballroom dance floor this Friday

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Everyone is invited to the Haywood Dancers Ballroom Dance from 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, July 15, at Angie’s Dance…