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It’s as timeless as the soundtrack of our lives, regardless of age.

When you listen to big band music, you either remember where you were when these melodies first hit the airwaves or you remember hearing them as a kid at your grandparents’ house. The sounds of a full orchestra — led by the likes of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey or Benny Goodman — conjure immediate memories. It’s well-earned emotions of love, heartbreak, happiness and sadness, all wrapped together in the musical notes and songbird vocals of the singular force that is big band.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 20:49

Balsam songwriters series

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The “Songwriters in the Round” series will continue with Anne McCue, Scott Miller and Ellen Starski at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Balsam Mountain Inn.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 20:48

‘An Evening with Jim Lauderdale’

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Legendary singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at The Strand at 38 Main in Waynesville.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 20:47

Mountain Faith comes to Iotla

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Acclaimed bluegrass act Mountain Faith will perform during the “Leadership & Literature Tasting Buffet” at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Iotla Valley Elementary School in Franklin. 

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 20:47

Do you like ramps?

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The 87th annual Ramp Convention will be held from noon to 5 p.m. May 6-7 at the American Legion Post #47 in Waynesville.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 20:45

SCC vital in brewery launch

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In preparation for launching their new brewery, Mountain Layers Brewing in Bryson City, Kim and Mark Pettit had to understand the brewing process, develop a business plan, secure the necessary financing and design a new logo.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 14:30

Franklin welcomes Sara Evans

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Country star Sara Evans will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 14:26

Are you ready for ‘Artrageous’?

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The “Artrageous: An Interactive Art and Music Experience” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Bardo Arts Center at Western Carolina University.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 14:25

Controlled Chaos Film Festival returns

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Films created by Western Carolina University students will be screened at the ninth annual Controlled Chaos Film Festival at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center in Cullowhee.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 14:24

WOW Kentucky Derby fundraiser

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Women of Waynesville, a nonprofit organization that supports the needs of women and children in Haywood County, will present its inaugural “Kentucky Derby Gala Fundraiser” from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at The Waynesville Inn.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 14:23

Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival

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In partnership with the 47th annual Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival and Warren Wilson College, the Haywood County Arts Council will be hosting a “2017 Festival Kick-Off Celebration” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville.