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Wednesday, 17 August 2011 13:46

Tribes share cultures at Cherokee festival

Dancing has been a part of Native American culture for centuries, as celebration or grief or worship or even warning. But a central venue for those dances has only been a few years in the making. The Festival of Native…
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 20:03

Grants available for Haywood arts groups

Applications are now available for the Haywood County Arts Council’s Grassroots subgrants. These grants are designed to support arts activities occurring through June 30. Nonprofit arts organizations or nonprofits planning an arts activity may apply. The applicant organization must be…
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 20:02

Local music at Lake Junaluska

Old-time musicians Trevor and Travis Stuart, natives of Bethel, will perform at this year’s Gather ‘Round the Blue Ridge, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area annual meeting, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 30,…
The Youth Talent Contest will return to the Great Smoky Mountains Railway Railfest on Sept. 17 in Bryson City. The contest will give the opportunity for youth up to age 18 to share their talents. Participants in this contest must…
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 20:00

Craft show comes to Maggie Valley

100-plus artists and crafters from all over the Southeast will gather for a craft show from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 4 and 5, at Maggie Valley. The event will feature piped music throughout the…
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 19:59

Waynesville gallery features local works

Gallery 262 in Frog Level will feature the works of Jere Smith and Dan Wright, Aug. 19 thru Sept. 15. Smith is a woodworker and furniture maker whose work uses strong clean lines reminiscent of the Arts and Crafts movement…
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 19:59

Williams offers abstract workshop

Learn to create an abstract painting in a one-day workshop with artist Silvia Cabrera Williams at Leapin’ Frog Gallery in Waynesville’s Frog Level district. The workshop will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, with a…
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 19:56

Swing dance in Franklin Aug. 26

Bring your dancing shoes for a dance from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, at the Franklin Community Building, U.S. 441 South across from the Whistle Stop Mall. Music will be provided by the Swingtime Band. 828.369.9155.
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 19:55

Friends to share favorite poems

Friends and neighbors in the Cashiers area will read their favorite poems and share their reasons for enjoying them at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library. The Second Annual Cashiers Favorite Poem Readings, sponsored…
The North Carolina premiere of the comedy, “Sirens,” is the Highlands Cashiers Players first play of the new season. It continues Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 25-28, at the Performing Arts Center in Highlands. The story concerns a middle-aged couple, Sam…
Grammy-winning folk singer Suzy Bogguss will perform on Sept. 2 at the Highlands Performing Arts Cetner. Bogguss has just released a CD and companion songbook of traditional folk music, American Folk Songbook. The album is filled with songs that are…
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 19:52

Barefoot Movement to play in Bryson Aug. 27

Regional favorite The Barefoot Movement will play from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, as part of Music in the Mountains, the free weekly evening concert series held at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot in downtown Bryson…
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 19:50

Dixieland Jazz concert in Bryson City

The Frog Level Philharmonic will perform a concert of Dixieland jazz music at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City. Immediately following the one-hour concert there will be a meet-and-greet…
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 19:49

Library hosts evening of music with Liz Nance

Local singer/songwriter Liz Nance will perform an evening of acoustic music at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City. Snacks and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Marianna Black Library.…
Summer is slowly turning to fall, school doors are opening for another year, and another hallmark of the season is just around the corner: the Haywood County Fair. Aug. 23 to 29, the Haywood County Fairgrounds will come alive with…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:59

Crafters converging on Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley will host a craft show this Labor Day weekend from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 3 and 4 at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds Visitors can find handmade crafts of all kinds from local artisans and…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:58

Fontana to ring in Labor Day lakeside

A LakeAlooza Party is being held from 12 to 5 p.m. on Sept. 3 at Fontana Village Resort. There are scheduled lake games, inner tube races, food and live entertainment provided by Randy Flack from noon until 3 p.m. Fontana…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:57

Liars Bench returns to WCU

The Liars Bench, a Southern Appalachian variety show, will start at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center. The Liars Bench was founded by Sylva writer and storyteller Gary Carden in June 2010, and…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:57

Animal shelter to hold wine tasting

The P.A.W.S. Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, the largest fundraiser for the non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, will start at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, at Lands Creek Log Cabins Harmony Hall in Bryson City. P.A.W.S. cares for approximately 150…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:56

Music at the Mill heralds historic restoration

Music at the Mill is coming to the Francis Grist Mill in Waynesville from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 10, celebrating the newly restored 124-year-old mill.   It is the only grist mill of its type in Western…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:56

Oldies concert on Franklin town square

Rock the Square, a Labor Day weekend concert and street dance, will he held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, in the Town Square gazebo on Main Street in downtown Franklin. The award-winning C-Square Band will perform 1950s to…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:54

Gospel legends on stage in Franklin

A weekend of gospel music will kick off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, and continue through Sept. 4 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. Concerts will begin at 7 p.m. on both days.…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:54

9/11 exhibit to visit Sylva

A 9/11 Memorial Exhibit containing replica banners sent by school children to the volunteers, police, firefighters and EMS at Ground Zero In New York City will be on display starting with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sept.…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:53

Learn to photograph your art

Tim and Beth Thrift will give a presentation on Photographing Your Artwork at 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 8, for the Art League of the Smokies in Bryson City.  They own PVP Studio, a full-service videography and photography studio located in…
The Cashiers Arts and Crafts Show will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 3 and 4 at the Village Green in Cashiers. There will be 57 vendors of fine arts and crafts along with food and fun…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:52

Discounted Penland classes for locals

Penland School of Crafts has open spaces in several of its eight-week fall classes available at half tuition to Western North Carolina residents. The session runs Sept. 25 through Nov. 18 with openings in drawing, glass,  jewelry and letterpress printing.…
The Haywood Arts Regional Theater will give area talent a chance to strut their stuff and win prize money in its first “Haywood’s Got Talent” event in September. Auditions for the contest will be held from 1 to 6 p.m.…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:50

Plein air painters visit the mountains

Area outdoor painters will bring their paint boxes and easels to Macon County for Paint the Macon Mountains on Sept. 10 and 11, supported by the International Plein Air Painters. Artists from Asheville to Atlanta are expected to be outdoors throughout the…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:49

Dance into Labor Day with block party

Waynesville’s Labor Day Block Party will run from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, in downtown. Main Street will close at 5 p.m. for setup. Restaurants will remain open, many with outdoor seating. A kettle corn vendor and…
The Waynesville Gallery Association will present Art After Dark from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, in downtown Waynesville. Art After Dark takes place the first Friday of each month, May through December. Patrons can stroll through working…
Four decades of tradition have built the foundation for the Smoky Mountain Folk Festival, which will launch into its 41st year on Sept. 2 and 3 at Stuart Auditorium in Lake Junaluska. More than 200 dancers and musicians grace the…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:40

So this comedian walks into a bar in Sylva ...

Terrifying, exciting and kind-of liberating. That’s how Tom Scheve describes the inaugural experience of telling jokes on stage. And usually, he says, you either get it out of your system then and there, or the performance bug gets you. “We’re…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:05

Marty Stuart stops in Franklin

Marty Stuart, a four-time Grammy winner and platinum recording artist, will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin.   Stuart is best known for his traditional…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:04

Masters of Motown open Galaxy of Stars series

The Masters of Motown’s “A Tribute to Hitsville U.S.A.,” will open the Galaxy of Stars Series at Western Carolina University. The show features many of the greatest hits from the legendary Motown era at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11,…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:04

Free arts and crafts workshop for kids

Elementary school-aged children and their families are invited to a free ARTSaturday workshop from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sept. 10 in the Macon County Public Library children’s wing. The theme is the United States Constitution, with a variety…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:02

Hone your glassblowing and blacksmithing skills

The Green Energy Park in Dillsboro is offering more classes this fall in both glassblowing and blacksmithing. Come make a glass pumpkin or ornament for the holidays, forge a handmade knife for a gift or just try a new experience.…
Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville is holding a Star Wars party from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. The event will include games and crafts for children, a trivia contest for all ages, free Star Wars souvenirs for…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:01

Introductory Reiki workshop being offered

Sylva resident Mercedes Fernandez will present an introductory Reiki workshop at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the Community Room of the Jackson County Public Library. Reiki is a form of hands-on healing that was originally popularized in Japan…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 14:01

Maggie Valley to star in country video

Country singer Jody Medford will head to Maggie Valley on Sept. 21 to film the music video for his new single “Moonshine.” The shoot is open to the public, who are encouraged to attend and be part of the video.…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 13:59

Nazi resistance captured on film

Six independent filmmakers and their films will land on the campus of Western Carolina University this year, as part of the Southern Circuit, a tour of independent filmmakers that provides communities across the South access to smaller films and opportunities…
After Sept. 11, the nation gave millions in donations to support recovery. America’s kids, meanwhile, gave in the way that schoolchildren do best: they made posters. In the days following the attack, posters and banners pledging moral support and offering…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:25

Rally returns to Maggie

Maggie Valley will play host to the Carolina Harley Davidson Dealers Fall Rally in the Valley from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sept. 16 and 17, at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. The event will feature live music, bike stunt…
The Gods of the Machine, an exhibit by painter John Lytle Wilson, will open with a reception at 5 p.m. on Sept. 15, in the Fine Arts Museum at Western Carolina University. An interview with the artist is scheduled for…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:24

Learn blacksmithing at a traditional forge

Western Carolina University will offer eight weeks of blacksmithing classes from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 20 through Nov. 10 at Calerin Forge in Balsam. Taught by David Burress, participants will learn fundamental skills in shaping…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:23

World wars round table to meet Sept. 21

Capt. Joseph E. Myers, historian for the Asheville Composite Squadron of the North Carolina Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, will be the guest speaker at the Carolina Round Table on the World Wars. The group will hold its first…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:22

Youth music program accepting students

The Haywood County Arts Council will hold registration for new students in the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) program from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Canton Middle School. JAM instructors will be on hand to assist beginning…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:21

Mandy Barnett will pay tribute to Patsy Cline

Mandy Barnett, a country music singer and stage actress, will perform a Tribute to Patsy Cline at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. Throughout Barnett’s music career, which began…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:21

Highlands Playhouse to hold auction

The Highlands Playhouse will hold a fundraising auction at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Highlands Playhouse. The auction will include items donated from businesses throughout Highlands and across the country. The auction will include items such as an…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:21

Crafters to host English tea

Dogwood Crafters will host an English tea, with two seatings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sept. 24 at the Jarrett House in Dillsboro. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 828.586.2248. The cost is $10. All…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:20

Colonial basket techniques to be taught

A basket-weaving class will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Macon County Cooperative Extension Services building. Participants will construct a functional and decorative Williamsburg basket, designed after a popular basket used in…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:19

Cullowhee to play at WCU

The band Cullowhee will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Hinds University Center at Western Carolina University. The band began at WCU in 1974 and inhabit a musical genre encompassing the sounds of folk, bluegrass, country,…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:19

Doxita film festival returns to WCU

A checkpoint on the Pakistan-India border and Peruvian workers traveling by boat to an island of birds are just two of the scenes from the upcoming opening of Doxita, a film festival that began in 2008 and showcases documentaries under…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:18

Community band to play Sept. 11 tribute

The Haywood Community Band will present its monthly free concert at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Maggie Valley Pavilion, adjacent to the Maggie Valley Town Hall. The concert will include a Sept. 11 anniversary tribute. Music for…
Native American tribes the Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, Seminole and Cherokee return to Cherokee for a two-day event that celebrates the revitalization of their ancient traditions. The Southeast Tribes Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept.…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:15

WCU marching band to perform at NFL game

The 380-member Western Carolina University band will perform as halftime entertainment during the Carolina Panthers regular season home opener against defending Super Bowl champions, the Green Bay Packers, on Sunday, Sept. 18. The game has a 1 p.m. kickoff at…
There is a core of energy to Thomas Rain Crowe, a get-in-there and get-it-done spirit, evident both in his writings and the man himself. So it isn’t surprising that when fellow poet and friend Brent Martin mentioned an interesting concept…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:29

Creedence Clearwater Revival comes to WNC

The original members of Creedence Clearwater Revival will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center. They will be joined by former Cars lead guitarist Elliot Easton as well as John Tristao, formerly with the…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:28

Fall art classes to begin

Inspired Art Ministry’s fall term begins the week of Sept. 27, offering classes for adults in drawing and painting, photography  (Photoshop Elements) and art classes for children. Classes are held at First Baptist Church on Main Street in Waynesville.   …
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:27

Catch the final of Haywood’s Got Talent

Some of the areas most talented citizens will be featured in Haywood Arts Regional Theater’s first Haywood’s Got Talent event which culminates with the final round on Friday, Sept. 23. The finalists have made it through auditions and a voting…
A traditional Chinese orchestra and famed sketch comedy troupe will both perform in September at Western Carolina University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center. The Chinese Opera Orchestra of Shanghai, an ensemble that plays traditional and contemporary Chinese music on traditional…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:26

Bates tells cancer story

Grace Church in the Mountains will present Barbara Bates Smith in “The C Word: Her Own Cancer Story,” at 3 p.m. on Sept. 24. “The C Word” is the frank, humorous and poignant story of her own diagnosis while playing…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:25

Mark summer’s end with free concert, picnic

The Friends of Panthertown will host a picnic and concert from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, on the lawn of The Village Green in Cashiers. The picnic and jazz concert are free and will feature Maggie and…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:24

Grammy winner returns to Cataloochee Ranch

Grammy-award winner Laurie Lewis will give an after-dinner performance on Sunday evening, Sept. 25, at Cataloochee Ranch. The cost of the evening event, which includes dinner with beverage and dessert, is $40 per person, or $20 per person without dinner.…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:24

HART to hold auditions for ‘Ah Wilderness!’

The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will hold auditions for its production of Eugene O’Neil’s comedy “Ah Wilderness!” at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 25 and 26, in the Feichter Studio of the HART Theatre in Waynesville. The production…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:18

Sculpting demonstration

Painter-sculptor M.L. Carpenter will present a demonstration in sculpture on Monday, Sept. 26, for the Art League of Highlands at the Highlands Performing Arts Center. A social begins at 5 p.m. where participants will have a chance to meet the…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:17

Country Memories brings music to library

The musicians of Country Memories will play at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Jackson County Public Library in downtown Sylva. Country Memories is a sextet consisting of guitar, banjo, fiddle, and autoharp. The group, made up of…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:16

Art contest on what it means to be Native

Contemporary Native American Life is the theme of an art competition sponsored by Western Carolina University, Southwestern Community College and the Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts in Cherokee. The contest is meant to encourage emerging artists as well as to…
A series of historic Haywood County photographs will be on display at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre (HART) gallery from Sept. 22 -Nov. 20.   The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, is called “Haywood County Works: …
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:10

Celebrate history at Mountain Heritage Day

The traditional folk ways of the Southern Appalachian Mountains will take center stage as Western Carolina University presents the 37th annual Mountain Heritage Day on Saturday, Sept. 24. The fall festival will feature a variety of arts and crafts, music,…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:12

Music & Poetry evening at the Rickman Store

Songwriter and singer Angela Faye Martin will host an evening of music and poetry at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 at the Rickman Store in Cowee. Among previous performers who will return to the Store are Laurence Holden, Steve…
Tony Award-winning actor Anthony Crivello will direct the hit play, “Heart What’s In the Heart,” which will run Sept. 30 through Oct. 7, at the Highlands Playhouse. This will be the final production of the Playhouse’s 2011 season. Anthony Crivello…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:11

Learn to preserve your stories and heritage

The Jackson County Public Library will host a program on preserving family stories with author Julia Ebel at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. “At a time when fast-paced lives limit traditional storytelling and front porch conversation, we still need the…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:11

HART presents Broadway comedy hit

The Haywood Arts Regional Theater will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” opening on Sept. 30 for a three-week run. The original production opened on Broadway in April 2005 to rave reviews and ran for over three years.…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:10

Student revival at Lake Junaluska

The Solid Rock Revival, a free student community event, will be held on Oct. 1 in Stuart Auditorium at Lake Junaluska. Jeff Cairnes, founder of Solid Rock Revival and student pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Waynesville, said the vision…
The Haywood Arts Council will present an exhibition by the Southern Appalachian Photographers Guild through Saturday, Oct. 15, at Gallery 86 on Main Street in Waynesville. The artists’ opening reception is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7,…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:08

Get a taste of Motown at Bascom

“Celebration!” the annual fundraiser for the Bascom center for the visual arts, will be held on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, at the Bascom in Highlands. On Friday, the main event will be a Motown in the…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:07

Capture nature at pastel workshop

A pastel workshop is being offered from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Nature’s Home Preserve in Tuckasegee by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia. Participants will paint with pastels the nature around them by learning how to…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:06

Cherokee Indian Fair celebrates 99th year

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians hosts the 99th annual Cherokee Indian Fair Oct. 4 through 8 at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds in Cherokee. The fair offers nightly entertainment, fireworks, a carnival midway full of rides and games, craft…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:06

Learn about local gems

Staff from the Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum will present a program on local geology and gemstone identification at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at The Jackson County Public Library. Diane Aiello and Fred Plesner will display and discuss…
Wednesday, 26 December 2007 00:00

A Christmas Day playlist

By Chris Cooper Years ago I read an article in one of the many music and entertainment publications out there in which Elvis Costello laid out his ideal playlist for a 12-hour day. It was enlightening; reading the list of…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:05

Test your dog’s manners at Bark in the Park

A Canine Good Citizen Test will be offered on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Jackson County Recreation Complex by the Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association in conjunction with this year’s Bark in the Park. The Canine Good Citizen Program is…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:04

‘I Hate Hamlet’ onstage at WCU

“I Hate Hamlet,” the story of an actor in career limbo, will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday to Saturday, Oct. 5 to 8, in Western Carolina University’s Hoey Auditorium. The show will kick off the 2011-12 University…
Wednesday, 28 March 2007 00:00

Director hired for Cherokee art institute

A coordinator has been selected for the visual arts program of the Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts (OICA), a joint venture among Southwestern Community College, the Eastern Band of Cherokee and Western Carolina University.
Never tell people how to do things, said the indefatigable General George S. Patton. Instead, he said, tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. That viewpoint resonates clearly with Lori Anderson, and it’s why…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:55

Delve into the arts with fall courses

The Oconaluftee Institute for the Cultural Arts is offering evening classes this fall in a variety of disciplines.   • Intro to Printmaking will be offered from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 and Nov. 14 in Cherokee. Students…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:55

Fall craft show in Maggie

The Maggie Valley October Leaves Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9, at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Admission is free and there is plenty of parking for…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:54

Calling all chili cooks

The Bryson City Chamber Chili Cook Off will mark its 21st year, on Saturday, Oct. 15, and the Swain County Chamber of Commerce is looking for cookers in all classes: traditional (red), white, and vegetarian. Cash prizes will be awarded…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:53

Fall festival fills Waynesville streets

The Church Street Art and Craft Show will fill the streets of downtown Waynesville from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. The festival usually attracts more than 20,000 visitors and more than 120 juried artists and crafters…
The Tuckasegee Terror Tales Tour will run every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in October, starting at 7 p.m. in Whittier. Boarding of the tour wagon will be at the corner of Whittier School Road and Whittier Depot Street in downtown…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:52

A taste of German culture in Franklin

An Oktoberfest will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the National Guard Armory in Franklin. The festival is put on by the Foundation for Angel Medical Center and will benefit the renovations for the Outpatient Medicine…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:51

Tony Award winner coming to Highlands

Tony Award-winning actor Anthony Crivello will direct the hit play, “Heart What’s In the Heart,” which will run Sept. 30 through Oct. 7, at the Highlands Playhouse. This will be the final production of the Playhouse’s 2011 season. Anthony Crivello…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:51

Program proves Carden knows Jack

Storyteller and playwright Gary Carden will present a program on Appalachian Jack tales and their origins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Jackson County Public Library. Jack tales are a particular variety of Appalachian folk tale, but…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:50

Balsam Range wins Song of the Year

The Haywood County bluegrass group Balsam Range won the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Song of the Year award for 2011 for “Trains I Missed.” The awards were handed out Sept. 29 at the Ryman Theater in Nashville. “Trains I Missed”…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:49

Sing along to old time music at Songfest

Sing for the Fun of It, a songfest featuring old familiar favorites, will start at 7 p.m. on Oct. 11 at The Macon County Public Library. Included in the repertoire will be songs like “Blue Skies,” “Down In the Valley,”…
Grammy-nominated bluegrass musicians the Grascals will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. The show, “Dance Til Your Stockings Are Hot and Ravelin,’” is a musical tribute to…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:47

Open Mic starts second season

Open Mic nights are returning this fall from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Blue Ridge Books on Main Street in Waynesville. The October-to-May series is hosted by local musician and songwriter, Chris Minick,…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:46

Irish singing sensations visit Harrah’s

Celtic Thunder, a singing group from Ireland, will perform 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Harrah’s Cherokee Hotel and Casino. The group has five male soloists who perform both independently and collectively. They debuted in August 2007 and have…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:45

Dailey & Vincent to perform Oct. 7

Dailey & Vincent, an award-winning bluegrass band, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 7, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. Tickets start at $12. Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent are the front men of…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:44

Jammin’ at the Millpond returns to HCC

Jammin’ at the Millpond will be held from 10 a.m. to dusk on Saturday, Oct. 8, on the Haywood Community College campus. This is a free bluegrass event to showcase the college, its programs and alumni, and the Appalachian heritage…