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Though the culinary and agricultural history of Southern Appalachia is as vast and robust as the tall and rigorous mountains…

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Cape Cod. Well, to be more specific, the small seaside town of Chatham, Massachusetts, on the southeastern coast of Cape…
Salt Lake City-based honky-tonk/rock act Lorin Walker Madsen & The Hustlers will be performing at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23,…

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Highlands’ popular celebration of Appalachian food, music and culture, “Root Bound” will return Feb. 23-25 at participating locations. 

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The 2017-18 First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Series at Western Carolina University continues with a concert featuring the mountain ballads…

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Popular rock/funk act Porch 40 will hit the stage at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Mad Batter Food &…

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Members of the Western Carolina University community and local residents will have an opportunity to learn about various aspects of…
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Western North Carolina to film more episodes of…

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The Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum at Bardo Arts Center will present “LINING: SHEATHING” through May 4, with a…

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The Overlook Theater Company will present a stage production of “James and the Giant Peach: A Magical Puppet Adventure” at…

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WCU ‘From the New World’ concert Western Carolina University student musicians will join members of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra for…

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WCU undergraduate art exhibit The 50th annual “Juried Undergraduate Exhibit” will run Feb. 27 through March 30 in the Contemporary…

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‘Life and Times of D.K. Collins’ Mary Wachacha will be presenting “The Life and Times of D. K. Collins” at…
The monthly Creating Community Workshop will focus on leatherwork at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Atrium of the…
The Macon County Public Library will present an evening of “Songs and Stories of the American West” with the western…

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A southern gothic love triangle set in the age of Trump? Or maybe J.D. Vance’s bestseller Hillbilly Elegy as a…

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North Carolina couple Shari Galiardi and Dave “Hutch” Hutchison left their full-time jobs in higher education more than five years…

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A stage performance by “TAO: Drum Heart” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Bardo Arts…

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In partnership with Western Carolina University, Folkmoot is proud to host a Lunar New Year event from 6 to 8…

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Crissy Stewart’s mixed media art will be on display during the month of February in the Macon County Public Library…

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Teri Leigh Teed has been selected as a featured artist for Manhattan Arts International’s third annual “New Beginnings” exhibition, which…
One of the bright spots of the winter is the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre Studio Season. 

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There is an open call currently underway for artisans, vendors and environmentally-themed booths at the 21st annual Greening Up the…
Smoky Mountain News writer Holly Kays has introduced her new novel, Shadows of Flowers.
Diving into the rich, vibrant and controversial history of bluegrass music, If You Can’t Play, Get Off the Stage: Bluegrass…

Reading Room

  • A strange mix of books crosses my desk
    A strange mix of books crosses my desk The first weeks of 2018 have seen some offbeat books shamble across my desk and into my fingers. First up is John Buchan’s Mr. Standfast, also known as Mr. Steadfast. Buchan, a Scottish novelist and politician who served as Governor General of Canada from 1935…
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