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Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:27

Accordion master brings skills to Maggie

Accordion virtuoso Tony Lovello will perform at the Smoky Mountain Accordion Jam at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at The Maggie Valley Club. Since 2000, Lovello has returned to show business and recorded 14 CDs, performed 250 concerts, received…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:26

Summer art classes starting in Cherokee

Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts in Cherokee is offering the chance to learn mixed media drawing and realist oil painting in June. Mixed media drawing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays from May 30 to June…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:25

Get a taste of folk and fabric

Tatting, caning, quilting and spinning demonstrations will highlight the 6th annual Patchwork Folk and Fabric Festival scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at the Jackson County Recreation Center in Cullowhee. The festival is presented by…
Most people snip flowers, drop them into a jam jar with some water, call it an arrangement and place them on a table or counter to bring some outside loveliness into our homes. Experts in Japanese flower arrange identical flowers,…
A local Dillsboro inn had four recipes featured in the Southern Living cookbook, Off the Eaten Path: Favorite Southern Dives and 150 Recipes that Made Them Famous. The Jarrett House, a favorite Dillsboro bed and breakfast for the past 127…
An Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration will come to downtown Waynesville from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June, 11. The festival is a heritage-themed event providing educational and entertainment opportunities for guests of all ages, where traditional crafts are demonstrated…
The Bach Chorale Children’s Choir of Lafayette, Ind., will perform a program called “Ireland Ascending” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, at the Fines Creek Community Center in Clyde. The choir will be accompanied by local resident Anne Lough,…
A summer music series will kick off at 7 p.m. on June 9 with musician Dusk Weaver at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City.   This year’s line-up will offer local music for the community every second and fourth…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:45

Disney classic comes to life on stage

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is coming to Haywood Community College at 7 p.m. on June 10, and 2:30 p.m. on June 11. MusicWorks! Studio of Performing Arts is producing the show under the direction of Lynne Wells-Meyer. Adapted from…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:44

Broadway thriller comes to Haywood

“Deathtrap,” a murder-mystery by Ira Levin, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on June 3, 4 and 9 through 11, and at 3 p.m. on June 4 and 12, at the Performing Arts Center at the Shelton House in Waynesville.…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:42

Mountain music on Franklin town square

Balladeers Anne and Rob Lough will present a concert of traditional music at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, on the Macon County Courthouse Plaza in Franklin. The program includes folk songs that reflect the musical heritage of the Southern…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:42

WCU series offers foray into glassblowing

A series of introductory glassblowing classes will begin in June at the Jackson County Green Energy Park. Students may choose to attend classes from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays beginning June 3; 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays…
Adult pottery courses will be offered this summer by Southwestern Community College’s Heritage Arts Institute at the SCC Swain Center. Offerings include a four-week beginner’s class in June where students will focus on centering and opening up, learn to pull…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:40

Women awaken their consciousness

A Women’s Circle focusing on the divine feminine within will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, at The Creative Thought Center in Waynesville. Shari Starrfire will guide participants in an evening of dance, journeying and sharing about what…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:39

Discover the art in nature with workshops

Art workshops that provide encounters with nature will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, with an acrylic landscape painting class. Travel to the Blue Ridge Parkway to experience painting the rows of blue, purple and…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:38

Good Old Time Camp to be offered

The Good Old Time camp, a summer day camp for children, will be held 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 20 through June 24. The camp is hosted by Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center, arts programs and Hunter Library.…
The 6th annual Patchwork Folk and Fabric Festival is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at the Jackson County Recreation Center. Quilts will be on display, with each one telling its own story. On loan…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:37

Waynesville’s Art After Dark is June 3

The Waynesville Gallery Association will present Art After Dark  from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 3. Art After Dark takes place the first Friday of each month, May through December. Enjoy a stroll through working studios and galleries…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:33

The secret of silk

For 3,000 years, the source of silk — shimmering, luxurious and terribly expensive — was a closely guarded secret. Silk worms, it’s lucrative little spinners, were kept jealously hidden by the silk makers of China on pain of death. But…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:26

Broadway comes to Highlands

Broadway singer Jeri Sager takes the stage at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, at the Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands.   Sager will perform songs from “Cats,” “All That Jazz,” “Evita,” “Sweet Charity,” “Cabaret,” “Sound of Music”…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:26

Music is back at the Rickman Store

Music lovers are starting to gather again each Friday at the historic Rickman Store in Franklin. Everyone is invited to join to play and sing along. Sally DeLawter from the Nikwasi Dulcimer players opened the musical season and will continue…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:25

Contra dance set for Sunday

The next Second Sunday Contra Dance will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 12. The dance will be held at the new Jackson County Library Complex. There will also be a potluck dinner following the dance.…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:25

Arts and music hit the streets in Dillsboro

The 27th-annual Dillsboro Arts and Music Festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. Featured will be two dozen artisans, and attendees can browse and purchase a variety of crafts, including pottery, paintings, metal works,…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:24

Pop balladeers come to WCU

Brandon Kirkley and the Firecrackers will play at 7 p.m. on June 16 on the University Center lawn at Western Carolina University. With a vocalist and guitar and bass players from Charlotte and Raleigh, pop-savvy BKTF mixes catchy lyrics, melodies,…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:23

Folkmoot Festival spans 12 counties

The 2011 Folkmoot Festival will take place July 21 through 31 throughout 12 counties in Western North Carolina, with new performances in Hickory and Jonesborough, Tenn. Folkmoot performances can be seen in 16 cities, including Asheville, Hendersonville, Franklin, Burnsville, Maggie…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:22

Quilt trail adds another block

The Haywood County Arts Council’s Quilt Trails project will dedicate its sixth quilt block at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 10, at the historic Boone Orchard Apple House in Waynesville. The Apple House block joins other blocks on the Shelton…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:22

Museum to host Civil War commemoration day

The Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts at historic Shelton House in Waynesville will host three Civil War commemorative groups from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. The Civil War tribute event is held in conjunction with Downtown…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:21

Artist demonstrates techniques June 14

The Blue Ridge Watermedia Society will meet from 6:45 until 9 p.m. on June 14 at Haywood Community College. The meeting will feature Jo Ridge Kelley, who will demonstrate the various techniques she uses to get started, mix the correct…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:20

HCC offers bladesmith course

Haywood Community College will offer a “Handles and Guards” course through the American Bladesmith Society, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on June 13 through 17. Students will be instructed on how to create a knife of professional quality. Students should…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:20

Summer smithing courses lined up

The Jackson County Green Energy Park is offering a new round of blacksmithing courses this summer, taught by blacksmith Brock Martin. Beginning knife-making and an introduction to medieval chainmaille armor will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and…
Cashiers’ Groovin’ on the Green concert series, now in its third year, opens at 6:30 p.m. on June 10, at the Village Commons. Shows will continue on selected Friday evenings into October. The 2011 season opens June 10 with return…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:18

Drum circle planned in downtown Franklin

A drumming circle for all ages will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, on the Courthouse Plaza on Main Street in downtown Franklin.   Mary Eileen Ferrick is the circle leader. People may bring their…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:15

Appalachian lifestyle takes center stage

If there’s one thing that runs deep in Appalachia, it’s roots. Whether it’s the roots of its ancient pines or the roots of a unique way of life still celebrated here, the Smokies are steeped in heritage. And now, with…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 13:03

Playfest calls for actors

Auditions for Playfest will get under way Wednesday, June 22, in Cashiers for actors who can play roles between ages 30 to 80. Auditions will be held in the meeting room/theater of the Albert Carlton Cashiers Library. Afternoon auditions begin…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 13:02

Comedy and drama combine in Educating Rita

“Educating Rita,” an award-winning play, will be on stage June 15 through 19, and again from July 1 to 3, at the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands. The play follows the relationship between a young working-class hairdresser and Dr.…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 13:01

Crafters showcase work

A craft festival will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on June 18 at the Old Mill 1886 in Cherokee. Artists from all over the Southeast will demonstrate and sell their hand-crafted works. Artists will include Cherokee artists,…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 12:59

Community band continues season

The Haywood Community Band will perform its second free concert at 6:30 p.m. on June 19, at the pavilion adjacent to the Maggie Valley Town Hall. The theme is ‘Rhythmization’ and will feature songs such as “Syncopated Clock,” “Sentimental Journey,”…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 12:59

Stecoah christens new café

The Schoolhouse Café will be opening in the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center on June 15. The café is located in the main building and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 12 to…
An old-time community songfest will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, at the Town Square in downtown Franklin. The program will include group singing of old and not-so-old familiar and patriotic songs like “You Are My Sunshine,”…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 12:57

Enjoy a night out with weaving and wine

A Ladies’ Night Out pairing weaving and wine will be held at Oaks Gallery in Dillsboro from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21. Learn to weave a small project — a bookmark, festive coaster or a potholder…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 12:56

Youth choir to perform at major league game

Voices in the Laurel, a regional youth choir, is set to perform on June 18 at Turner Field for the Atlanta Braves game. Tickets are still available for the game on the Atlanta Braves website, www.atlantabraves.com, or tune in to…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 12:54

Get a taste of chamber music this summer

The Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival will host five concert showcases for five consecutive Sundays beginning June 19 and ending July 17. All concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m., except two matinee concerts beginning at 3 p.m. on June 26 and…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 12:49

Array of quilts to decorate library

The Airing of the Quilts exhibit will be held at the new Jackson County Library Complex from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, June 24, and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. The event will…
The Haywood County Library’s reading program starts Saturday, June 18 with a party beginning at 1 p.m. at the Haywood County Public Library. Magician Ric Singleton will be performing and free popcorn and snow cones will be available. The program’s…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 12:44

Jackson gets into summer reading

The summer reading program at the Jackson County Public Library is getting started at 7 p.m. on June 20, with a performance by storyteller Lloyd Arneach. His stories range from old Cherokee stories to contemporary pieces that he has collected,…
It all started with an offer, a bar — or restaurant, depending on who you talk to — and a U-Haul truck. That’s how the Smoky Mountain Brass Band, one of the region’s first and longest standing community bands, got…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:55

Celebrate summer with Red, White and Boom

Maggie Valley will be hosting Red, White, and Boom 2011 at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds July 1 through July 4. There will be 14 mechanical rides available, three inflatable attractions, a fun house, a caged ferris wheel and a…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:55

HART calls for actors

The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will hold auditions for its August production of the Noel Coward comedy hit “Hay Fever” at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, June 26 and 27, in the HART Theatre in Waynesville. The production is…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:54

Didgeridoo Down Under brings Australian fun

Didgeridoo Down Under will visit the Marianna Black Library at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28.    The show is a high-energy, Australia-themed program that combines music, puppetry, comedy, environmental education, character building and audience participation. They have presented more…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:53

‘Guys and Dolls’ comes to Franklin

“Guys and Dolls,” the Tony award-winning musical, will be performed by the Overlook Players at 7:30 p.m. June 23, 24, and 25 and again at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:53

Discounted Penland classes for residents

Penland School of Crafts has open spaces in several classes in the third summer session available at half tuition to local residents. Regular room and board charges apply, but students are not required to stay on campus. The session runs…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:52

Kids can recreate Van Gogh at workshop

The Macon County Art Association’s Uptown Gallery, located on Main Street in Franklin, will host an art workshop from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, for children age 8 and older. The project will consist of studying…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:52

Local artists sought for exhibit

Local artists in Swain and surrounding counties are invited to submit up to four original works for the annual community art exhibit at Swain County Center for the Arts. Artwork for this nine-week exhibit will be received in the lobby…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:51

Sweet Tater Band visits the library

Local bluegrass group The Sweet Tater Band will perform at the Jackson County Public Library Complex at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, in the Community Room. The Sweet Tater Band is made up of musicians from Cullowhee and Canada.…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:51

Contra comes to The Gateway Club

This month’s Fourth-Sunday contra dance will run from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, at The Gateway Club in downtown Waynesville. The venue is air conditioned and dances will be called by Diane Silver, with music by Laura…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:50

WCU welcomes artists to summer series

The Summer Concert Series at Western Carolina University will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursdays in June and July and is held on the University Center Lawn. The lineup for this summer includes: Lionz of Zion on June 23, who…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:49

Doc Watson to headline festival

The third annual Cashiers Mountain Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 2-3, will feature folk music legend Doc Watson, accompanied by David Holt. Watson and Holt will close out the festival. Sweet Tater, Hurricane Creek, the Harris Brothers, the…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:49

Contest seeks youth talent

The Heritage Alive! Mountain Youth Talent Contest will be held again during the Franklin Folk Festival beginning at 1:30 p.m. on July 16. Joe Deitz of the Deitz Family Band will emcee the contest. Categories will include: poetry/storytelling, vocal performance,…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:48

Barn dance at the Bascom

The year’s first Summer Barn Dance will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at the Bascom Center for the Visual Arts in Highlands. The Wild Hog Band will be performing and food and beverages will be available for…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:48

Bring your moves to Waynesville Rec

The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department will offer the XBox 360 Dance Central contest at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at the Waynesville Recreation Center. The contest is open to all ages and is free to enter. There are…
The Taste of Downtown Sylva walking culinary tour will be from 2 p.m. through 5 p.m. Saturday, June 25. Tickets are on sale at participating businesses now for $15 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under (cash or…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:46

Music and poetry at the Rickman Store

The Friends of the Rickman Store will be hosting a forum for music and poetry at 7 p.m. on June 24, at the store in Franklin. Performers such as Steve Brady, Angela Faye Martin and many more will take the…
When asked to paint a picture of a dream vacation she would like to take, 68-year-old Hazel Wells began conjuring her image of an airplane en route to Hawaii. With impressive depth and detail, she incorporated her favorite color, blue,…
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 19:23

City Lights hosts summer events

On the second Mondays of the month, City Lights Bookstore in Sylva hosts the Sylva Monday Mingle with free appetizers, free massage and free tastings in the café from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The third Mondays of the month are…
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 19:22

Call on your creativity at family workshops

There will be four different Family Clay Day workshops on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning July 8 at Southwestern Community College’s Swain Center. In the July 8 workshop, participants will create Dr. Seuss Houses. On July 15,…
The Art League of the Smokies will meet at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, at the Swain County Center for the Arts. A DVD with Tom Lynch titled “Secrets of Painting on Watercolor Canvas” will be shown to exhibit…
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 19:21

An evening of folklore with Lee Knight

As part of a summer series of music, Lee Knight will visit the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City for an evening of traditional music and storytelling at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 30.   Raised in the Adirondack Mountains…
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 19:20

Mountain artisans display their crafts

Mountain Artisans Arts and Crafts Show will be at Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 2 and 3. William H. Roy from Macon County will be at the show to unveil his Uncle Sam…
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 19:19

Music fest to fund animal rescue

The 3rd Annual Steve Whiddon Music Fest will be at 6 p.m. on July 8 at the Grandview Lodge. The proceeds from this event will benefit the four animal non-profit agencies in Haywood County, Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation, Save the…
Galleries in Sylva and Waynesville will stay open late this Friday, July 1, for evening art walks held the first Friday of the month. This month in Sylva, the Hallway Gallery will feature fresh paintings of blooming rhododendrons representing late…
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 19:18

Author shines light on his family history

Robert L. Shook will be signing his novel A Journey in Courage from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Monday, July 4, at Books Unlimited in Franklin. Based on the true story of Shook’s ancestors, the book captures the incredible…
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 19:17

Cradle of Forestry kicks off summer series

Laura Boosinger will begin the 2011 Songcatchers Music series at the Cradle of Forestry at 6 p.m. on July 3. Also performing will be the local old-time music trio Galloway, Gordon and Hudson. Boosinger’s music focuses on the interpretation of…
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 19:16

Wine Seller hosts singer-songwriter

Jaime Lauren Webb, a singer-songwriter, will be performing from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 1, at the Wine Seller in downtown Waynesville. She will be performing with her banjo, ukulele, harmonica, and harp. Jarred Teague will also be…
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 19:16

New library gets boost with books

The Friends of the Library Used Book Store in Jackson County received a large donation of books that includes some historical fiction books and many non-fiction history books. The books deal with U.S. history, military history, the Civil War and…
Local author Barbara Dumas Ballew will be available to sign copies of her novel, George’s Creek to Georgia, July 1 and 2, at the Smoky Mountain Firecracker Fest in Franklin. George’s Creek to Georgia is a journey through four generations…
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 19:11

Feelin' like the Fourth

There is no shortage of festivals and special events planned for the extended July 4 weekend. Mountain communities are going all out to make sure that locals and visitors alike will have plenty to do. So whether your idea of…
Blue Ridge Books will host Rick McDaniel, the author of An Irresistible History of Southern Food: Four Centuries of Black-Eyed Peas, Collard Greens, & Whole Hog Barbeque, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 9. McDaniel has been a working journalist…
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 20:45

Experience the beauty of Mountains in Bloom

The Mountains in Bloom Garden Festival will be held July 7 through 10 in Highlands. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, author and interior designer Suzanne Rheinstein, will speak at The Farm at Old Edwards. Tickets…
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 20:44

Dulcimer week comes to WCU

Musicians Larry and Elaine Conger will host the 12th annual Mountain Dulcimer Week, to be held Sunday, July 17, through Friday, July 22, on the campus of Western Carolina University. This week-long residential program draws dulcimer enthusiasts from around the…
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 20:43

Former Beach Boy brings summer music

Al Jardine and his Endless Summer Band will fill the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts with summer music at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 9. The band is led by Al Jardine of Beach Boys fame and features…
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 20:43

Grammy winner Laurie Lewis to perform

On Saturday, July 9, Grammy-award winner Laurie Lewis will give an after-dinner performance at Cataloochee Ranch. Lewis is an acclaimed singer-songwriter and fiddle player from California. Her performing companion is ace mandolinist-singer Tom Rozum. Their 1996 CD, “The Oak and…
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 20:43

Library hosts guitarist Pete Friedman

Pete Friedman will bring his music to the Jackson County Public Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, with a program of jazz and blues tunes on electric and acoustic guitars. Friedman has been playing guitars for 47 years…
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 20:42

‘Liars Bench’ takes show to WCU July 7

Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host and sponsor a free performance of The Liars Bench, a Southern Appalachian variety show, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 7. The Liars Bench was founded by Sylva writer and storyteller Gary…
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 20:42

Massage festival planned at WCU

The World Massage Festival will hold its 6th annual festival from July 14 to 17 at Western Carolina University. The festival allows the local community to experience various types of massage, learn about massage therapy as a profession, speak with…
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 20:41

Movie club to screen Amish Grace

The Groovy Movie Club will show the film “Amish Grace” at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 8. A mostly organic potluck dinner will precede the screening at 6:15 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and it…
Tim Lynch will lead off the 2011 Franklin Folk Festival at 9 a.m. on July 16 at the downtown gazebo stage in Franklin. Lynch is the leader of the Tallahassee-based band Sojourn and has played for decades in Florida. Sojourn has…
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 20:40

Classic cars come out in Highlands

The Highlands Motoring Festival is scheduled for July 15 to 17, in downtown Highlands. The festival will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening, July 15, with early registration and cruise-in activities. There will be prizes awarded and items will…
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 20:39

Artisans gather at art and crafts show

The Mountain Artisans Summertime Art & Crafts Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 2 and 3 in the Ramsey Center at Western Carolina University. This year’s event has 115 exhibitors showcasing contemporary and heritage…
Brian Bartel, a local artisan who has spent the last 14 years developing his technique in woodworking with hand tools, will present a demonstration at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, at the Jackson County Public Library. Bartel started woodworking…
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 20:36

A gypsy at HART

This summer in Waynesville, it’s an unconventional rags-to-riches tale that will light up the Haywood Arts Regional Theater mainstage with song, dance and just a little more — or maybe less. “Gypsy” is the story of Gypsy Rose Lee, the…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:42

Trace Adkins comes to Cherokee July 22

Country music star Trace Adkins will perform at 9 p.m on Friday, July 22, at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino. Adkins debuted in 1996 with the album “Dreamin’ Out Loud.” Since then, he has released seven more studio albums and two greatest…
Jim Curry, performing the music of the late John Denver, will take the stage of the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 15. “Take Me Home: The Music of John Denver Starring Jim…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:34

Hollywood humor hits Bryson City

The Smoky Mountain Community Theatre presents its summer production “My Son is Crazy - But Promising” by Tim Kelly. The show opens at 7:30 p.m. on July 15, and will be the first show using the theatre’s new lighting system.…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:32

Discover the past in historic Glenville

Historic Glenville churches, a one room school house and the Drake Cabin, parts of which are thought to be 150 years old, are three of nine stops on the Glenville Area Historical Tour set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.…
The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands continues its fine craft tradition July 21 to 24 in Asheville. More than 200 craftspeople will fill two levels of the Asheville Civic Center selling their works of clay, glass, leather, metal, fiber,…
The Rye Holler Boys will perform a concert of bluegrass, old-time country and gospel music at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, at Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City. Immediately following the concert there will be a…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:44

Songstress trio mixes country with comedy

A cowgirl, a diva and a shameless hussy, a trio of performing songwriters, bring their combination of humor and original country, jazz, blues and pop to the Balsam Mountain Inn at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 21. Many will recognize…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:43

Southern songwriter performs at WCU

Beau Bristow, a singer-songwriter native to rural Alabama, will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, at Western Carolina University. Bristow seeks to connect with members of the audience through candid, powerful lyrics and guitar performance.…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:42

Award-winning drama opens in Highlands

The second show of the Highlands Playhouse’s 73rd season is set to open on Thursday, July 17. “Harvey,” a play about Elwood P. Dowd, who claims to have an unseen — and presumably imaginary — friend named Harvey, a six-foot-tall…