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A retreat for writers and artists will be held at Lake Logan Retreat Center May 18-23 by Cullowhee Mountain ARTS,…
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:00

WCU to launch 125th anniversary celebration game

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As part of Western Carolina University’s yearlong observance of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the institution, a game…
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:00

Alice in Chains comes to Harrah’s

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Grunge rockers Alice in Chains will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, May 2, at Harrah’s Cherokee.
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:27

Southern Fried Chicks bring laughs to Franklin

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The Southern Fried Chicks Cage-Free Comedy Tour will hit is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Smoky…
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:25

Easter events

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Lake Junaluska offers Easter weekend activities, services The Easter weekend celebration at Lake Junaluska will be held April 19-20. On…
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:24

‘The Fantasticks’ hits the stage at WCU

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“The Fantasticks,” the world’s longest-running musical, will bring a steampunk-styled allegory about deceit, disillusionment and devotion to the stage at…
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:22

Students place high at culinary competition

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Southwestern Community College culinary students C.J. Reum and Scott Dolbee recently placed fourth at the Wake Tech Culinary Arts Showcase…
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:22

Film to celebrate National Poetry Month

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April is National Poetry Month, and the occasion will be celebrated with a special film presentation at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday,…
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:20

In search of White Oak String Band members

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With a second album of historic mountain music on the horizon, the producers of the Grammy-nominated “Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music”…
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:10

Cherokee weaving talk and workshop

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A workshop and presentation on Cherokee weaving will be held April 11-12 at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian.
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:09

Open call for Taste of Chocolate

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An open call for bakers is currently underway for the 15th annual Taste of Chocolate Plus, which will be held…
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:04

Sylva concert to benefit victims of landslide

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A concert to benefit landslide victims in Snohomish County in Washington state titled “The Circle is Unbroken: A Benefit for…
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:35

Shorelines program to screen ‘Shored Up’

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Western Carolina University’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines will screen the film “Shored Up” at 4 p.m. Sunday,…
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:34

WCU to host International Festival

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The 35th annual International Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, on the lawn…
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:33

Workshop on Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina

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A workshop focusing on regional points of musical interest, entitled “Why and How to Connect to the Blue Ridge Music…
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:24

Mélange of the Mountains returns to Haywood County

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The Mélange of the Mountains culinary celebration will run from April 10-13 around Haywood County. 
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:17

Mann, ‘Les Miserables’ to stage at WCU

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Directed by Broadway star Terrence Mann, the Tony-Award-winning musical “Les Miserables” will be performed at 7:30 p.m., April 3-5 and…
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:13

Haywood festival gets new name, announces date

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The Haywood County Arts Council has renamed their outdoor summer festival. Previously known as International Festival Day, the name has…
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:12

‘Hunger Games’ fans flocking to N.C. film locations

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In 2011 a large Hollywood film descended upon North Carolina. It was a secret and it went by the name…
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:11

From trash to treasure, new art exhibit in Highlands

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Artists transform everyday objects into works of art in the exhibit “Out of the Ordinary,” which runs April 5 through…
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:10

Hugh Morton exhibit to include reception, talk

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An exhibit celebrating the work of photographer Hugh Morton will open with a reception and talk March 27 at the…
Budding artists from across Jackson County were recently recognized during the annual Youth Art Month exhibit hosted by Western Carolina…
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:08

Balsam Range, The Boxcars to play Franklin

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Acclaimed bluegrass acts Balsam Range and The Boxcars will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the Smoky Mountain…
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:07

WCU jam series continues with Crooked Pine

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The 2013-14 First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Jam Series continues with Crooked Pine at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in…
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:01

Wordsmiths converge on WCU for Spring Literary Festival

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Established and emerging authors of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction will discuss and read from their works at Western Carolina…
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 16:56

Concert fundraiser at WCU to feature A.W. Duo

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The acclaimed classical music duo of Alyona Aksyonova and James Waldo will be featured at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 24,…
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 16:55

Liar’s Bench returns to Mountain Heritage Center

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A celebration of Appalachian storytelling, music and drama, The Liar’s Bench will hit the stage at 7 p.m. Thursday, March…
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 16:54

Christian rock comes to Franklin

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Highly-acclaimed Christian rock bands Audio Adrenaline, Kutless, Finding Favour and Shine Bright Baby will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, March…
The 17th Annual Greening Up the Mountains festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26,…
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 16:19

Zac Brown Band to play Harrah’s Cherokee

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Renowned country group the Zac Brown Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Harrah’s Cherokee.
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 16:18

The Malpass Brothers bring alt-country to Highlands

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Americana/country act The Malpass Brothers will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Highlands Performing Arts Center.
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:00

Robin Thicke comes to Harrah’s

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Pop sensation Robin Thicke will perform at 8 p.m. March 14 at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center. Born in Los Angeles,…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:00

‘Gentle Giant’ returns to Franklin

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Country music’s legendary “Gentle Giant” Don Williams will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Smoky Mountain Center…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:00

Encaustic demo at Gallery 86

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Artist t.e. siewert will hold an encaustic painting demonstration from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Gallery 86…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:00

Iglesias to bring laughs to Harrah’s

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Acclaimed comedian Gabriel Iglesias will perform at 7:30 p.m., March 22, at Harrah’s Cherokee.
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 00:00

‘Trail Magic’ party at Nantahala Brewing

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The Trail Magic No. 7 Release Party will be March 14-15 at Nantahala Brewing in Bryson City.
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 21:09

McMahan, Nicholson solo shows

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Mountain Faith fiddler Summer McMahan will perform at a release party for her new solo album, “The Story of My…
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 21:08

Celtic concert in Bryson City

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The sixth annual Celtic concert featuring Bean Sidhe will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday March 13, at the Smoky…
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 15:42

Feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem to speak at WCU March 6

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“An Evening with Gloria Steinem” will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in the John W. Bardo Fine and…
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 15:41

Granddaughter of Duke Ellington to present at WCU

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Internationally acclaimed choreographer and dancer Mercedes Ellington will give a presentation at 11:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in the Coulter…
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 15:40

Harlem Ambassadors hit the court

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The internationally-acclaimed Harlem Ambassadors will play a basketball game against the Franklin Dribblers at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at…
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 15:39

Roller team kicks off 2014 season

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The Smoky Mountain Rollergirls Roller Derby Team will open its 2014 season at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the…
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 15:38

Jam series to feature James Leva, Stuart Brothers

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The 2013-14 First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Jam Series will continue with a concert featuring multi-instrumentalist James Leva and The…
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 15:37

Real time painting demo at Gallery 86

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Artist Melissa Enloe Walter will hold a painting demonstration from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Gallery 86,…
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 00:00

Squirm Burpee Circus to perform at WCU

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The Squirm Burpee Circus will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 2, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing…
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 00:00

Chocolate Drops to perform at WCU

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Grammy Award-winning black string band Carolina Chocolate Drops will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 3, in the John W.…
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 00:00

WCU exhibit of artwork by local students

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An exhibit of artwork by local students in kindergarten through 12th grade will run Feb. 28 through March 21 in…
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 00:00

Penland School plans open house

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The Penland School of Crafts Community Open House will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 1. 
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 00:00

Chili competition heats up in Maggie Valley

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The Maggie Valley Chamber “Chili Challenge” will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Maggie Valley…