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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:54

Finding the root of your rhythm

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The RPMs hovered around 4,000, the truck huffing and puffing up the steep hillside. Approaching Sam’s Gap (elevation 3,760 feet) on Interstate 26, I wondered if my old GMC Sonoma (aka: “Grace”) would be able to reach the crest before stalling out and rolling back down into rural Madison County. With Asheville and greater Western North Carolina fading into the rearview mirror, the blazing Friday afternoon…
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:43

Do you hear that tannery whistle?

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Storyteller, playwright, author and artist Gary Carden will host the one-man dinner show “Blow the Tannery Whistle” on Sunday, Sept. 25, at Sneak E Squirrel Brewing in Sylva. The dinner begins at 7 p.m. with the performance to follow thereafter.
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:41

Musical to kick off WCU Mainstage theater season

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A new musical written by a Western Carolina University faculty member about a Russian family’s emigration to the U.S. will open the 2016-17 Mainstage theater season of Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen in Cullowhee.
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:40

Fall, art comes alive at ColorFest

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The eighth annual “ColorFest: Dillsboro Fine Arts & Crafts Fair” will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in downtown Dillsboro.
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:38

Art scholarship dinner, cookbook

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In their ongoing efforts to successfully fund a $15,000 endowed scholarship with Southwestern Community College (SCC), the founders and board members of Catch the Spirit of Appalachia will host their 10th Annual scholarship dinner.
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:38

Selma documentary to be showcased

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The Jackson County Public Library, in partnership with the Jackson County NAACP, will host a special screening of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) documentary “Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot,” the true story of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march.
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:36

Folk School celebrates fall

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The 42th annual John C. Campbell Folk School’s Fall Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1-2 in Brasstown.
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:35

Music, fall camping at Barnaroo

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The annual Barnaroo fall music festival will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Franny’s Farm in Leicester. 
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:34

Piano maestro in Haywood

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As part of the Haywood County Art Council’s “Young Artist Concert Series,” renowned young pianist Ji will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30, at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville.
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:33

Gov’t Mule to rock Harrah’s

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Legendary rock-n-roll act Gov’t Mule will perform on Friday, Sept. 30, at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 15:09

Fangmeyer Theater open house

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The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville is finally ready to show off its new second main stage, the Daniel and Belle Fangmeyer Theater, at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday Sept. 24.
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 20:56

Arts council hosts WNC Design Guide Exhibit

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This September, the Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville will host several artists from the WNC Design Guide.