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Arts + Entertainment

Hailing from the Southern Appalachian backwoods of Castlewood, Virginia (population: 2,045), 49 Winchester is a rapidly rising alt-country/rock act. 

For the better part of the last decade, the band has been relentlessly working its way through the Southeastern music industry — playing every stage and festival that’ll have ‘em — where now the raucous group is whispered in the same breath (of raw talent and sincere passion) as the Drive-By Truckers, Tyler Childers and Sturgill Simpson, to name a few.

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Local string musicians Frank & Allie Lee will be presenting an online concert and fundraiser for the Marianna Black Library at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 11, on Facebook. 

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The Village Green has announced that the Friday night summer concert series, Groovin’ On the Green is canceled for the 2020 season due to COVID-19.

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Due to North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s announcement on Wednesday, June 24, to extend Phase 2 of Covid-19 restrictions until at least July 17, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce has postponed the 11th season of Concerts on the Creek again until at least July 17. 

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BearWaters Brewing in Canton has announced a new partnership with longstanding Asheville taqueria and music hall The Grey Eagle this month. 

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Concerts on the Creek are held from 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday night through Labor Day. The series is organized and put on by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Sylva, and the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department. 

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  • In her own words
    In her own words If you’re like me and are interested in or curious about the day-to-day life and especially the early life of Jesus — the so-called missing years — then you’re probably going to like Sue Monk Kidd’s new novel, The Book of Longings. 
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