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Tuesday, 12 July 2011 19:42

Highlands Playhouse showhouse opens

Come tour the Ogilvie Home, a multi-million dollar home with spectacular mountain vistas, in Highlands from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday to Sunday, July 15 to 17. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and include a…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:38

Library hosts Patton String Band

The Patton String Band is set to perform at 7 p.m. on July 14, at the Macon County Public Library. The group will play old-time traditional mountain tunes, as well as country and gospel songs. Thursdays at the Library is…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:37

The Farewell Drifters return to Stecoah

The Farewell Drifters will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center. The Farewell Drifters combine elements of bluegrass with classic folk and acoustic American music. The concert is preceded by two dinner…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:36

Community band series continues

The Haywood Community Band will present its third performance in the Maggie Valley Concert Series at 6:30 p.m. on July 17 in the pavilion adjacent to the Maggie Valley Town Hall.   The concert is sponsored by the Maggie Valley…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:36

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, 13 July 2011 19:35

Hit the ballroom dance floor this Friday

Everyone is invited to the Haywood Dancers Ballroom Dance from 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, July 15, at Angie’s Dance Academy in Clyde. A free dance class will start at 7:30. Dress is smart casual. Admission is $10, including refreshments and…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:34

Brain Gym opens to seniors

The grand opening of the Boomerang Brain Gym is slated for 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, at 81 Elmwood Way in Waynesville. Dr. Lisa Verges and Dr. Leigh Odom will be guest speakers. The Boomerang Brain Gym is designed…
Smoky Mountain Living prominently features images from across the southern Appalachians in each edition. Photo essays adhere to the issue’s overall theme. Our October/November issue will be SML’s “Mountain Men” issue. Submit your photographic interpretations of this theme for possible…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:06

Spinning fibers with local artist

A fiber art demonstration by Gail Johnston will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, at the Jackson County Public Library. She will be demonstrating carding and loom spinning techniques with a variety of fibers. Johnston, a registered…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:06

Workshops for young artists

A youth art workshop will be held from 2 until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at the Jackson County Community Center, part of ColorFest, Art of the Blue Ridge. Young artists will create a finished pastel art piece in…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:05

Apple Harvest Festival seeks vendors

Applications are being accepted for the 23rd annual Haywood County Apple Harvest Festival for artists, crafters and craft demonstrators. The festival will be 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, on Main Street in Downtown Waynesville. The festival, which…
Grace Episcopal Church in the Mountains in Waynesville is getting ready for the annual Parish Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 30. Each year the fair draws crowds to find bargains, enjoy lunch and listen to music…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:03

Writer and comedian stops at Harrah’s

Rodney Carrington will be performing at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel’s Event Center. Carrington is a multitalented comedian, actor, and writer who has recorded six major record label comedy albums. He starred in…
The Dismembered Tennesseans will play at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center. It was back in 1945 when a group of students got together and began singing and playing a brand of Bluegrass…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:01

Sylva singer plays heritage blues show

Karen “Sugar” Barnes will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City. Barnes plays heritage blues and was one of the founding members of the “Blue Bombers” from Sylva. Along with singing,…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:01

Eight plays slated for reading in Cashiers

Playfest, an evening of staged play readings, will begin at 7:30 p.m. on July 28 at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library’s meeting room. Eight entries have been selected from the numerous submissions received from all over the United States. The…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:01

Camp offers a taste of Broadway and more

MusicWorks! Studio of Performing Arts in Waynesville is offering a musical theater/show choir camp experience for young people ages 7 to 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 1-5. In addition to selections from some of Broadway’s hottest…
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is starting up an acoustic old-time jam session from 1 to 3 p.m. every third Saturday of the month at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee. The jam will be held on the porch of…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:00

The Barn Cats to perform

The Community Room at the Jackson County Public Library will come alive with country music when the Barn Cats Old Time String Band performs at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 21. Their repertoire includes country blues, bluegrass and honky-tonk style…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 13:59

Singer-songwriter sings from debut album

The Macon County Library hosts singer/songwriter Angela Faye Martin at 7 p.m. on July 21. Martin is a native of Atlanta and now a resident of Cowee. She released her first album, “Pictures From Home,” in 2010 and she’ll bring…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 13:59

Oldie favorites on stage in Franklin

B.J. Thomas and Billy Joe Royal will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 22, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. Their Raindrops & Boondocks tour features band favorites and may even include duets of…
Serious Clark, a folk-fusion trio from Brevard, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, at Western Carolina University. Serious Clark incorporates elements of alternative rock, improv and country with its looped acoustic guitar and soul-influenced…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 13:55

Creativity: An international affair

In one gallery in Waynesville this month, the nations of the world will gather. While the international dance and song of Folkmoot will take their traditional place in Haywood County’s summer calendar, this year international art will also make an…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:29

Franklin features mountain culture July 16

The Franklin Folk Festival will celebrate its 8th year on July 16, continuing the tradition of craft, song, dance and cuisine in the heart of Franklin. This year’s theme, “Trails, Tales and Settlements” promises more entertaining and educational information than…
Wednesday, 03 December 2008 13:36

Twin path productions: Two friends, one dream

By Christi Marsico • Staff Writer Wearing white sneakers with a buzz haircut, Tighe Wachacha enters the Burger King in Waynesville followed by his cardigan-clad cohort Matthew Yates. Wachacha, 28, is married with one child and Yates, 27, is engaged.…
Wednesday, 03 December 2008 13:37

Unsung guitar hero’s latest keeps it lively

By Chris Cooper It’s in the phrasing; the careful sculpting of each and every note. It’s something about the intent, the message conveyed with each musical statement. The way Jeff Beck grabs a guitar string and twists, bends, swoops and…
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 14:23

A night of music with a purpose

By Chris Cooper My participation in the Play For Peace project has been, honestly, primarily for purely selfish reasons. The opportunity to play music live is one I’ll rarely pass up, especially when the lineup includes an abundance of fine…
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 14:29

Nance Dude: Legend, murderer, victim

By Christi Marsico • Staff Writer Stoned by children, considered a witch by some and a complete outcast by others, the story of Nance Dude has left a legacy in Haywood County. Local playwright and storyteller Gary Carden has written…
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 14:40

About Nance Dude

A brief synopsis of “Nance Dude,” which is one of three dramatic monologues in “Land’s End” written by Gary Carden: In February of 1913, Nancy Kerley, more commonly known as Nance Dude, was told by her son-in-law, Will Putnam, to…
Wednesday, 17 December 2008 15:04

A word with the musicians

Mark W. Winchester (MW) and Milan Miller (MM) answer questions about the collaboration of “Songs From Haywood County.” SMN: How was this project different for you from other CDs you have worked on? MW: It was different in a lot…
Wednesday, 17 December 2008 15:09

Ye Olde Christmas CD roundup ...

By Chris Cooper I guess it’s a kind of Christmas tradition. Every year around this time I go on the hunt for Christmas music that provides a bit of the prerequisite holiday spirit without making the listener want to smack…
Wednesday, 17 December 2008 15:26

Historic harmony: “Songs From Haywood County”

By Christi Marsico • Staff Writer Providing a historic glimpse into triumph and tragedy of real life in Haywood County over the past 200 years, professional musicians Buddy Melton, Milan Miller and Mark W. Winchester have combined their talents to create…
Wednesday, 24 December 2008 15:40

Heritage center welcomes new curator

Trevor Jones, a native of St. Cloud, Minn., is the new curator at the Mountain Heritage Center, Western Carolina University’s museum of Southern Appalachian natural and cultural history. Jones was formerly curator of history at the Neville Public Museum in…
By Christi Marsico • Staff Writer North Carolina’s poet laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer listens to the CD “Alma,” composed by Harold Schiffman, in the mornings as she begins her day and when she drives to her home state of Georgia.…
Wednesday, 24 December 2008 16:01

Alma

(poem from Wildwood Flower by Kathryn Stripling Byer) Two dead leaves on the table and ice floats on milk like the ashes of leaves. Oak twigs kindle and fire leaps like a prayer, “Give us breath.” When I open the…
Wednesday, 31 December 2008 16:16

Best wishes for Sylva in 2009

By Chris Cooper Last year I wrote a “suggested Christmas play list” for the holiday. It may have been a stretch (Miles Davis and Joe Satriani may constitute MY ideal soundtrack for Dec. 25, but maybe not everyone else) but…
Wednesday, 31 December 2008 16:27

2008: A look at all involved

By Christi Marsico • Staff Writer From playing a girl with big dreams that go nowhere in Haywood Arts Repertory Theatre’s “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” to embracing my fiance’s love for Smashing Pumpkins, this past year left an artistic…
For two weeks every summer, the Folkmoot Center is a popping nightspot. Well after midnight, little crowds cluster around the exit doors, tiny clouds of smoke rising around them. Inside, in what was once the Hazelwood Elementary School Cafeteria, a…
Seventy kilos is a lot of weight to hold on your head. It’s about 150 pounds. That’s like carrying a welterweight boxer balanced atop your skull. Or a gargantuan African drum. It’s no mean feat, but Patrick Muvunyi, Bienvenu Katungeko…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:26

Local Confederate history comes alive

Historians Reed Henson and David and Debbie Patterson will hearken back to the Confederacy at 7 p.m. on July 28 at the Macon County Library with their collection of arms, clothing, flags and equipment that would have been used at…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:25

‘Liars Bench’ returns to WCU

Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host and sponsor a free performance of “The Liars Bench” Southern Appalachian variety show at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. “The Liars Bench” was founded by Sylva writer and storyteller Gary Carden in…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:24

Library wraps up summer reading

The Marianna Black Library in Bryson City has been celebrating “One World, Many Stories” during its annual summer reading program all summer long.  Community children have had a chance to bring their own hand-crafted passports to Australia, Egypt, England, China,…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:24

Lakeside dinner to benefit The Bascom

Dine at Lakeside Restaurant on Wednesday, July 27, and help The Bascom Visual Arts Center. Lakeside will donate 15 percent of the gross sales from the evening’s supporters to the art center. When making your reservation, be sure to mention…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:24

Learn to create abstract art

Local artist Silvia Cabrera Williams will lead a teaching session on from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Leapin’ Frog Gallery in Waynesville’s Historic Frog Level. Some basic instruction about paints, values, shapes and color placement…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:20

Exhibit celebrates downtown Waynesville

The Haywood County Arts Council will host an exhibition titled, “Main Street Moments in Time,” celebrating 25 years of the Downtown Waynesville Association and featuring photographs from the DWA’s archives, the Historical Society’s SnapShot project, and photographs of the downtown…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:19

JAM comes to Jackson County

In March, a group of interested local leaders met to discuss the formation of an affiliate program of the regional the Junior Appalachian Musicians Program. The meeting set the wheels in motion for the implementation of an after-school program for…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:19

Evening of acoustic music in Bryson City

As part of a Summer Music Series, the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City will host acoustic country musicians Ron and Julia Thompson at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 28. The program will be presented on the front porch of…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:18

Groove on the Green all summer in Cashiers

Groovin’ on the Green, Cashiers’ summer concert series, continues at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evenings through September at the Cashiers Commons. July into September featured bands are Velvet Truckstop on July 29; Les Freres Michot on Aug. 12; The Fishsticks…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:18

Library hosts origami workshop

Emiko Suzuki will conduct a workshop in origami at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Jackson County Public Library. Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding which began in the 17th century.   In addition to…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:17

Artists holds beading workshop

Nan Smith, a local beading artist, will lead a program on jewelry beading at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, at the Jackson County Library. During her workshop she will teach the group how to make seed bead and crystal…
The Creative Thought Center in Waynesville invites the public to its Colossal Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30. The sale will be held indoors and cover 6,000 square feet and will include a diverse…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:16

Junaluska women model fashions

The annual Junaluska Woman’s Club Fashion Show Scholarship Luncheon will be held at 12 p.m. on Aug. 2 at the Foundation for Evangelism at Lake Junaluska. Fashions provided by Krismart in Sylva will be modeled by club members, with commentary by…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:15

Country stars visit Franklin

The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts will host an evening of American music with superstars Lee Greenwood and Louise Mandrell at 7:30 p.m. on July 30. Along with his patriotic hit “God Bless the USA,” Greenwood has won…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:11

Heeding the call of the drumbeat

In the tradition of good old American music, it’s not usually women you’ll find manning the drums. Dozens of bands are known for their legendary drummers — The Rolling Stones, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, KISS — and none of…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 13:54

Take part in Folkmoot USA

Folkmoot 5K The Folkmoot 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run at 8 a.m. on July 23 has become one of the festival’s signature events. The race winds through the Hazelwood section of Waynesville and is relatively flat. Expect more than…
Folkmoot’s International Festival Day will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, in Waynesville. The festival features a huge juried craft show, international cuisine, Folkmoot USA performances, regional music and dance and the Passport to…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 13:51

Making a joyful noise

In 1984, Flora Gammon agreed to a favor for a colleague and friend, Dr. Clinton Border. He needed her musical expertise for a new festival he was starting called Folkmoot USA. She didn’t know it then, but that favor for…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 13:49

The groups of Folkmoot 2011

Batimbo Drummers Ensemble The Republic of Burundi in central Africa has always been known for its hypnotic drum music, and field recordings of Burundi drumming have entranced listeners for years. Those drum rhythms have also been incorporated into world-fusion music…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 13:46

A gourmet makeover for Folkmoot’s food

There are certain things that are nearly exclusive to cafeterias. Mystery meat. Square pizza. Chicken rings, presumably to go on chicken fingers. Such foods and their compatriots — tater tots, anyone? — have long been the staples of institutional eating…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 13:41

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, July 27    1:00 pm    Hazelwood Elementary School. Free Event. 2:00 pm    Blue Ridge Community College, Bo Thomas Auditorium, Flat Rock. (6 Groups) Adults $25; Faculty, Students & Children (12 & under) 1/2 price. 7:30 pm    Blue Ridge Community College,…
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 20:44

Workshops help artists get their game on

Two Handmade in America Craft Labs are coming to Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center in Graham County. Learn how to engage visitors in your studio and tips for arranging and selling from your booth during a session on August 10.…
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 20:44

Sylva artist headlines art society gathering

The next meeting of the Blue Ridge Watermedia Society will be held from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. on August 9 at Haywood Community College Building 1400. The featured artist will be Pam Haddock. Haddock lives in Sylva and has…
The Popcorn Sutton Summer Jam is scheduled for noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. In its second year, this event celebrates the life of legendary moonshiner and Maggie Valley native, Popcorn Sutton.…
The Overlook Players will present Narnia at 7:30 p.m. from August 4-6, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, August 7, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. Based on the classic children’s novel, Chronicles of…
Phil Coghill, a professional kaleidoscope artist and woodturner, will be one of the newest artists to participate in the Creative Endeavors Art and Crafts Show, scheduled this year for August 12 and 13 at Lake Junaluska.   Since 1988, Coghill…
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 20:39

Art After Dark gallery stroll is August 5

Art After Dark returns to downtown Waynesville from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, August 5. Working studios and galleries on Main Street, Depot Street and in Historic Frog Level will open their doors to the public and musician Chris…
The Downtown Waynesville Dog Walk will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, at the Haywood County Courthouse, and parade down the street. Categories in a dog contest include best tail wagger, best dressed, most talented and best owner/dog…
Balsam Range, a renowned bluegrass band across the region, will play Sylva’s Concerts on the Creek series at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 5, at Bridge Park in downtown Sylva. Members of the sought-after five-piece band hail from Haywood and…
Franklin will be hopping with all things barbecue at the Mountain High Barbecue Festival and Car Show on August 12 and 13 at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center. The two-day event features barbecue teams from all over the country. Sanctioned…
For the last seven years, Canton has celebrated Haywood County’s biggest crop with a festival in its honor. This year, the town’s Mountain Mater Festival has grown from a small celebration of the red jewel of summer to a sizeable…
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 13:38

Learn to cross stitch with plastic canvas

A workshop about plastic canvas cross-stitch will be taught at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, at the Jackson County Public Library. Sally Salyards, program leader, will teach a simple pattern during the class. Materials will be provided. Plastic canvas…
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 13:37

Indulge in chocolate and wine Aug. 18

The Haywood County Arts Council will hold a Wine for the Arts party, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, at The Classic Wineseller in Waynesville. The party is part of a series called the FUNd Party Series,…
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 13:36

Wildflowers as artistic inspiration

Artist Kathie Blozan will lead painting workshops from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on August 11 and 13 at the Zachary-Tolbert House in Cashiers.   Attendees will walk along the nature trail at the Zachary-Tolbert House to look at wildflowers…
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 13:36

Kids to join in dances from around the world

Elementary school-aged children and their families are invited to a free ARTSaturday workshop from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, at Big Bear Shelter on the Little Tennessee River Greenway in Franklin. During the two-hour workshop, participants…
The Haywood Fairgrounds will host its third annual Mountain Music Jamboree on Aug. 13. Featured performers include White Water Bluegrass, Paul’s Creek String Band, Buncombe Turnpike, Gray Wolf, The Unexpected and dance performances from the Southern Appalachian Cloggers and the…
A free Gingerbread 101 workshop will be taught by Grove Park Inn chefs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. The event will prepare participants for the National Gingerbread House Competition, which happens every holiday season at…
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 13:34

Basket classes offered by Dogwood Crafters

Basket classes will be taught by Dogwood Craft members at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, at Applegate Inn in Dillsboro. Sharon Crosby will be teaching a jelly basket, which can be used for two jelly jars. Cost will be…
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 13:33

Porsches rev into Waynesville Inn

The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa will once again be hosting the Porsche Concours “In Den Bergen” on Saturday, August 20. Organizers are expecting upwards of 75 cars this year to participate in this regional and nationally recognized event.…
The hit musical “Always … Patsy Cline” opened July 28 at the Highlands Playhouse and will continue at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday through Aug. 20. The show is the third in the theatre’s…
The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin will welcome three sensational Gospel groups at the Smoky Mountain Jubilee at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug.11. The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, an eight-time Grammy award-winning southern gospel group will open…
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 13:31

Americana band echoes Appalachian roots

Dehlia Low will perform at An Appalachian Evening at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 13, at Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center in Graham County. Dehlia Low’s vocal harmony and instrumentation reflect a deep connection to traditional music with modern arrangements and relevant,…
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 13:30

Fashion show fundraiser for Republican women

The Mountain High Republican Women’s Club will hold a luncheon and fashion show at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, August 19, at the Highlands Country Club. The fashion show features Carlisle clothing, a home show line of fashion. A line of…
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 13:30

WNC Woodturners to meet in Glenville

The August meeting of The Western North Carolina Woodturners Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 14, at the Blue Ridge School in Glenville. The meeting will take place at back of the school to the woodworking shop.…
Steve Dean, a teacher of the Kriya yoga tradition, will speak at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 12, at the Creative Thought Center in Waynesville. Dean, a student of Paramahansa Yogananda  and Ernest Holmes, will present how these two teachers…
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 13:28

Big House Radio to rock Bridge Park in Sylva

Big House Radio returns to Sylva’s Concerts on the Creek from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 12. The Bryson City-based quintet won WNC Magazine’s Last Band Standing competition in 2010, emerging from a field of 32 bands to capture…
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 13:26

Nashville's finest to light up Fontana

Shinefest, a two-day showcase held at Fontana Village Resort, will bring together acts from across the country world, veterans to newcomers, for a summer music experience set against the pristine backdrop of the Smoky Mountains. The premier country music event…
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 20:33

Chess as a metaphor for life

When you think chess club, the quintessential picture that comes to mind probably doesn’t include a cowboy or a retired mill worker. The image of high school über-nerds or brilliant eccentrics like Bobby Fisher or Gary Kasparov dominate the vision…
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 13:55

A day of bluegrass at the library

The Macon County Library will come alive with music on Thursday, Aug. 18, with Lady and the Old Timers at 11 a.m. and Mary Kay Sullivan and Harry Miller and their band, Country Memories, at 7 p.m. Lady and the…
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 13:55

Bluegrass jam celebrates 14th year

The Fines Creek Bluegrass Jam will begin at 4 p.m. on Aug. 26-27and at the festival grounds behind the old Fines Creek School on Fines Creek Road. Steve Brown and Hurricane Ridge will open the festivities on Friday. Brown will…
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 13:54

Concert celebrates the Kingston Trio

A tribute concert honoring The Kingston Trio, one of America’s most popular folk groups for more than 40 years, will be hosted at The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. The Kingston…
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 13:53

A chance to dance with the Moscow Ballet

Moscow Ballet and the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts announce open auditions for 7- to 16-year-old dancers to perform side-by-side with 40 Russian professionals in the “Great Russian Nutcracker.” Auditions are at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21,…
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 13:52

Alice Sebrell to exhibit at WCU

“Understory: An Exhibition of Work by Alice Sebrell” will run from Aug. 21 through Oct. 28 at the Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University. A reception with wine and appetizers will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on…
A Sock Hop and a meet-the-candidates event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 21 at Juke Box Junction in Bethel. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, sides and sodas, and much like the sock hops of…
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 13:51

Haywood Community band to give free concert

The Haywood Community Band will present its fourth free concert of the Maggie Valley Concert Series at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 21 at the pavilion adjacent to the Maggie Valley Town Hall. The theme for the August concert will be…
Mountain musicians Rob and Anne Lough will give a concert at 3 p.m. on Aug. 21 at the Haywood County Library in Waynesville. Rob and Anne Lough bring to life the ballads, folk songs, folk hymns, stories, dulcimer and dance…
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 13:50

Learn to knit in two classes

Sandra Beck will teach a two-class knitting workshop at 7 p.m. on Aug. 23 and 25 at the Jackson County Public Library Complex. Beck will provide instructions about making a shawl or scarf over the two classes. Attendees will learn…
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 13:49

Art Sampler at Stecoah

Members of the Stecoah Artisans Guild will be demonstrating their techniques on from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center. Visitors will be able to try their hand at gourd carving,…
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 13:49

Beaverdam hosts arts and craft show

The Third Arts and Craft Show will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Beaverdam Community Center in Canton. Local author Louise Nelson will have books available, and other crafts include dichroic glass jewelry, Studio Earth art, pottery, stained…
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 13:48

HART presents Noel Coward Comedy

Haywood Arts Regional Theater’s next production will be the Noel Coward comedy “Hay Fever” at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 19, 20 and 25 to 27 and at 3 p.m. on Aug. 21 and 28. From the 1920’s until his death…