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There are still limited tickets available for $25 for the Balsam Range concert with John Wiggins at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the Colonial Theater in Canton that will kick of the band’s Winter Concert Series and benefit Haywood…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 14:48

Polar Express now boarding in Bryson

In 1985, Chris Van Allsburg wrote The Polar Express, a story of a magical train ride on Christmas Eve. The train takes a young boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus. “The Polar Express,”…
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 19:26

Come jam at Marianna Black Dec. 1

The next community music jam at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, in the library auditorium.    As in past years, the December concert will feature holiday favorites.…
Tuesday, 29 November 2011 19:25

Mountain Heritage Center jams continue

The First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Jam Series will continue at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center on Thursday, Dec. 1, with a concert featuring the duo Whimzik. The 7 p.m. performance by the husband-and-wife team of Glenn Kastrinos and…
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 19:24

Phil Roy brings ‘Hope’ Dec. 1

A guitarist who has written songs for Widespread Panic and Ray Charles will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands. Phil Roy’s show is billed as “Hope in a Hopeless World,” and…
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 19:23

Angela-Faye Martin to play Dec. 6

Macon County singer/songwriter Angela-Faye Martin will perform at the Jackson County Public Library Complex in downtown Sylva on at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6. Martin calls her haunting songs “mountain folk-rock.” Her latest album is titled “Pictures from Home” and…
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 19:23

‘New Appalachia’ focus of program

A special evening program featuring poets, musicians, songwriters and historians will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 in the Mountain Heritage Center on the campus of Western Carolina University. The gathering is being called “The New Appalachia.  No…
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 19:21

Student artists host annual craft sale

Haywood Studio’s annual Holiday Craft Sale will be held Thursday and Friday, Dec. 1-2. The sale will be held in the Student Center auditorium at Haywood Community College from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, and 9 a.m. to…
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 19:20

Craft Guild members plan December sale

The Southern Highland Craft Guild’s holiday sale at the Folk Art Center will be held Dec. 3 and Dec. 10. Members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild will be on hand in the center’s auditorium on these two Saturdays to…
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 19:19

Wind ensemble to perform at WCU Dec. 6

The Western Carolina University Wind Ensemble will present its final concert of the fall semester at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. The musicians will perform under the direction of John…
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 19:19

Jackson craft festival has space available

The second Annual Arts, Crafts & More Festival will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the National Guard Armory on Webster Road in Jackson County. The craft festival has space for artists, crafters and those promoting…
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 19:18

Waynesville Art After Dark wraps up season

The Waynesville Gallery Association will celebrate the holiday season during its final Art After Dark of 2011 from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2. Attendees can stroll through working studios and galleries on Main Street, Depot Street and in Historic…
The Haywood County School District will hold its district competition of the Poetry Out Loud (POL) National Recitation Contest at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 in the Tuscola High Auditorium. The competition will feature school champions from Haywood Early College,…
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 19:09

Lights, cameras, jubilation!

Communities in Western North Carolina are gathering to spread holiday cheer with plays, parades and art shows. Check out the list to see what holiday events are happening in your town. Haywood County The annual Krismart Fashion Show and Luncheon…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 14:45

Roller derby divas

Judy Lau is a mom and detective with the Macon County Sheriff’s Office; Miss Demeanor is a tough-looking roller derby girl, sporting a helmet with fake bullet holes and red socks with guns and brass knuckles. Miss Demeanor is part…
Join in holiday caroling and a concert by the strings section of the Western Carolina Civic Orchestra on Dec. 15. Caroling will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the steps of the Jackson County Public Library Complex in Sylva, which will…
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 21:22

Dust off your dancing shoes

The next Second Sunday Contra Dance will take place on Dec. 11 in the Community Room on the second floor of the old courthouse in the Jackson County Library Complex in Sylva. Contra dancing is a form of English country…
Lee Knight, a folklorist and musician, will perform holiday folk music in the community room of the Jackson County Public Library Complex in Sylva at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13. Knight, a native of the Adirondack Mountains and a long-time…
The Western Carolina University School of Music will present the Christmas portion of George Frideric Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” at 3 p.m. on Dec. 11 at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. The performance will feature the WCU…
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 21:19

Join the Oconaluftee Old-Time Music Jam

A monthly old-time music jam in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is bringing together musicians from across the region. Music played includes traditional folk tunes of the Southern Appalachians but often branches off into newer songs by the Carter…
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 21:18

A festive celebration at the Rickman Store

The T.M. Rickman Store in Cowee will host a full day of arts events on Dec. 9 with crafters and artisans who will display their work, including exhibits from artist in residence Kathrine Cays and photographer Ralph Preston. The Nikwasi…
Take a trip to downtown Waynesville for its “A Night Before Christmas” celebration from 6-9 p.m. on Dec. 10. “This is a magical evening in Downtown Waynesville.  Let us entertain you and create wonderful holiday memories,” said Buffy Phillips, executive…
The Jackson County’s Green Energy Park will hold its holiday open house on Dec. 11, inviting the public to visit and observe local artists who will be giving demonstrations and offering locally made gifts at low prices. “This is a…
Local songwriter Mackenzie Leigh Wilson, fresh off of performances at the Curb Café and the Hard Rock Café in Nashville, will host a holiday concert to benefit the Open Door of Haywood County. The concert will begin at 7 p.m.…
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 21:14

Spring pottery classes planned at SCC

Southwestern Community College’s Heritage Arts Program is pleased to announce clay classes for spring 2012. Students taking these classes have the opportunity to work towards a Master Potters Certificate. All classes will be held at the Heritage Arts Ceramic Studios…
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 21:12

Annie Moses Band to present Christmas show

The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin has added another show to its holiday lineup. The Annie Moses Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 9. The band blends fiddle, jazz, and classical music with folk-inspired…
Brian Kane used to teach someone else’s curriculum in someone else’s department at some other college. Unsatisfied with his situation, however, Kane accepted a position at Oconaluftee Institute of Cultural Arts in Cherokee, where he and his students have a…
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 20:50

Waynesville artist to teach painting class

Waynesville artist and teacher Nick DePaolo will help people create an oil painting with his follow-along technique. The two-hour class is open to any skill level and will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 16 and Dec.…
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 20:49

Skaggs Family to release album, perform Dec. 17

The Skaggs Family will perform songs from its new, 10-song holiday album, A Skaggs Family Christmas Volume Two, at the Smoky Mountain Performing Arts Center in Franklin at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 17. The CD, which is now available nationwide,…
The Overlook Theatre Company will present Disney’s “Aladdin” at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin on Dec. 13 and Dec. 15. The story of Aladdin is based on the folktale of “Aladdin and the Magic Lamp”…
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 20:48

Community caroling and holiday crafts in Macon

The Macon County Public Library is hosting an old-time carol-along at 5 p.m. on Dec. 20. The song list will feature “Jingle Bells,” “Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer,” “Silent Night,” “White Christmas” and many familiar holiday carols and hymns. Attendees…
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 20:47

Brewery to put on Nanta Claus Christmas benefit

The Nantahala Brewing Company in Bryson City is hosting its first Nanta Claus party and benefit Dec. 17. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will feature several Christmas brews. All attendees are asked to bring an unwrapped, unused…
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 20:47

Replay of parades to run on Haywood TV station

WNC Television will air the Christmas Parade Special, a compilation of this year’s Waynesville and Canton parades, beginning Dec. 19. The program will air on Charter channel 16 in Haywood County 12 times between Dec. 19 and Christmas morning. People…
The Brasstown Ringers will perform their 2011 concert program “Christmas Bells” at 6 p.m., Dec. 16, at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Franklin. “Christmas Bells” has a mixture of well-known Christmas favorites, pieces with roots in the 1700s, and a few…
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 20:46

Holiday community music jam planned for Dec. 15

The Marianna Black Library in Bryson City will hold its next community music jam 6 to 7:30 p.m., Dec. 15, in the library auditorium. Participants will play holiday favorites during the jam. Anyone with an instrument, such as a guitar,…
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 20:45

Free family flicks in Macon throughout December

The Marianna Black Library in Bryson City is showing family-oriented Christmas movies each Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in December. The movies are free to the public and projected onto an 8-by-10-foot screen with a theater sound system. Popcorn will also be…
The Marianna Black Library in Bryson City will have a teen Friends of the Library meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Dec 15. Local teens will share their ideas about materials of interest, including what sort of programming they’d like to see at…
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 20:44

National Park hosts holiday homecoming

Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host a Holiday Homecoming at the new Oconaluftee Visitor Center Dec. 17. Park staff and volunteers will provide hands-on traditional crafts and demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children and adults can to…
Rockwood United Methodist Church in Canton will host two holiday programs Dec. 18. The Chancel Choir will present “One Small Child,” a Christmas musical at 10:45 a.m. The re-telling of the Christmas story will include several familiar songs, such as…
The Catamount statue at the main entrance of Western Carolina University is now sporting a red and green holiday sweater trimmed with colored lights made by the WNC Fiber Folk Group. The group is comprised of people who share an…
The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department will offer art classes at the Old Armory Recreation Center beginning in January. There will be three different classes — drawing, watercolor and painting. The drawing class will meet the first and third Tuesday of…
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 14:51

HCC names winners in first-ever photo contest

Haywood Community College recently announced the winners of the school’s first photo contest. HCC student Samantha Faust’s “Learning to Swim” won first place. “Safe at Home,” by HCC Adult Education instructor Karma Shuford, was the second-place winner, and Phillip Turner,…
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 14:50

The Moody Blues to perform at Harrah’s in March

The Moody Blues will perform at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel on March 31 as part of their 32-city U.S. tour in 2012. The tour will celebrate the 45th anniversary of their album “Days of Future Passed,” and will kick…
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 14:50

Freight Hoppers to appear at Jack of the Wood

The Freight Hoppers, a nationally known string band, will play at Jack of the Wood in Asheville at 11 p.m., Jan 14. Based out of the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, The Freight Hoppers perform old-time southern music and are…
The Soweto Gospel Choir will fill the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium with music at 4 p.m. on Jan. 29. Part of the Asheville Bravo Concerts series, Soweto Gospel Choir specializes in African Gospel music. Formed 10 years ago, Soweto Gospel Choir…
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 14:49

Sylva resident to teach art of bookbinding

Phyllis Jarvinen of Sylva will demonstrate and teach a mini-workshop on book arts and book binding at the Art League of the Smokies meeting Jan. 6. The workshop will start at 6:15 p.m. in the lobby of Swain County Center…
Want to see, for free, one of the best examples of folk art to be found in Western North Carolina? Then head to the humble Hazelwood community in Haywood County and view what some of the residents living there have…
With a Billie Holiday-style microphone, an Apple computer camera and her two bandmates on either side, Maggie Tobias transforms from a lively newspaper reporter into a sultry jazz singer. “You can put on a mask a little bit; it’s very…
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 20:01

Jack Stern demos his oil painting techniques

Landscape painter Jack Stern will demonstrate oil painting techniques at 6:15 p.m. on Jan. 5 at the Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City. He will discuss the medium of oil painting and how to develop the painting…
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 20:00

Sylva library offers monthly music performances

The Jackson County Public Library in downtown Sylva hosts a daytime music program on the first Friday of every month featuring the “The Lady and the Old Timers Band.” Next month’s performance will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30…
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 19:59

‘Memories’ with Barbara Bates Smith

Actress Barbara Bates Smith will perform her adaptation of the Lee Smith short story, “The Happy Memories Club,” at 2 p.m., Jan. 9, at the Haywood County Recreation and Parks building. Following the performance, Dr. Lisa Verges will facilitate a…
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 19:58

Fiber artist to give rug hooking demo in Jackson

The Jackson County Public Library in Sylva will host fiber artist Jerry Spears for a demonstration of traditional rug hooking at 7 p.m. on Jan. 10 in its atrium. The rug is Spears’ palette choice. She creates her own designs…
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 19:57

Bryson City library to show family classic

The Marianna Black Library in Bryson City will show another family classic at 3:30 p.m., Jan. 3. The 2011 movie from Walt Disney features beloved characters — Kanga, Roo, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger and Pooh. Christopher Robin has gone missing, and…
The First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Jam Series will continue at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center on Jan. 5 with a concert featuring Ric Ledford and Reems Creek Incident. The 7 p.m. performance by the Buncombe County band will…
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 19:56

Gateway Club to host New Year party

The Gateway Club in Waynesville will hold a New Year’s Eve party on Dec. 31 in its dining room. The party runs from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., with live music from the Lorraine Conard Trio, hors d’oeuvres and a…
The North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has awarded $57,486 in grants for projects in the humanities. All funded programs are free and open to the public. The Mountain Area…
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 19:54

Fireworks in the mountains on New Year’s Eve

Fontana Village Resort is planning its annual New Year’s Eve celebration in the Smokies. The 2011 New Year’s Eve Bash includes dinner by Chef Carl Eklund in the Mountview Restaurant, a party with live music from the Caribbean Cowboys at…
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 19:52

HCC goes high-tech for the holidays

At Haywood Community College’s Regional High Technology Center, students created a Christmas tree like no other — a high-tech tree. All the programs in the Advanced Technology Department made decorations for the tree, which uses LED energy efficient lights. The tree…
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 19:46

Learning the craft

In a classic case of the student becoming the teacher, Brock Martin signed up for his first blacksmithing class at the Jackson County Green Energy Park and began apprenticing soon after. That was four years ago. Now, he has been…
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 14:52

Casino to host New Year’s Eve gala

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel will celebrate the New Year with a burlesque show. The evening will feature live entertainment at multiple locations throughout the casino and hotel. Acts include Bella Electric Strings, who will perform from 6 to 10 p.m.…
The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad will ring in the New Year with a dinner and dance Dec. 31. As the train rolls down the track, attendees can partake in an evening of live music, dancing and dining. The evening will…
Western Carolina University will hold a stained glass course every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. from Jan. 12 through Feb. 9. The class is for beginning through advanced-level students and will be taught by Moya O’Neal, a stained glass…
The Marianna Black Library in Bryson City will host several youth events in the coming weeks. The library will resume its pre-school program on Jan. 11. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. in the auditorium. The pre-literacy skill focus for…
Thursday, 05 January 2012 03:31

Bryson City library puts on music jam

The next community music jam at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan. 5, in the library auditorium. Anyone with a guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dulcimer — anything acoustic — is invited…
The Marianna Black Library in Bryson City will play the live-action adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s children’s book, “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 10. Jim Carrey plays a businessman who inherits a small flock of penguins…
Tickets for two Chippendales shows at Harrah’s Casino will go on sale Jan. 6. The shirtless, bowtie-wearing performers will be at Harrah’s in Cherokee on Feb. 11 for two shows — one at 6 p.m. and another at 9 p.m. The…
Thursday, 05 January 2012 03:29

Sylva begins a new year of Contra dancing

The next Second Sunday Contra Dance will be on Jan. 8. on the second floor of the old courthouse in the library in Sylva. Contra dancing will begin at 2:30 p.m. and go until 5 p.m. Anne Marie Walters from…
Kindermusik International, a publisher of music and movement programs, has named Lori Richards a Maestro Producer for 2011-12. Richards is an early childhood specialist at The Music Village and teaches Kindermusik in Cullowhee and Waynesville. The Maestro Producer award recognizes excellence…
Thursday, 05 January 2012 03:27

B.B. King to perform in Asheville

B.B. King will make a pit stop at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville on Jan.14. All tickets must be reserved and cost $75, $49.50 and $39.50. Tickets are already on sale and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets,…
The Moody Blues will perform at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel on March 31 as part of their 32-city U.S. tour in 2012. The tour will celebrate the 45th anniversary of their album “Days of Future Passed,” and will kick…
Eve Haslam and Satin Steel Jazz will perform at Cafe 50 restaurant on Main Street in Waynesville at 7 p.m., Jan. 19. Haslam is a native of New York City and began singing at the age of 7. In 2007,…
Thursday, 05 January 2012 03:20

A small farm in photos

Photographer Rachael Bliss will showcase photos at Rosetta’s on Broadway in Asheville. The photos tell the story of a small bio-dynamic farm with a little more than three acres that helps support a milk cow, nearly 100 chickens, three goats,…
Thursday, 05 January 2012 03:19

Groovy Movie Club to feature ‘Buck’

The Groovy Movie Club will host its first screening of the new year at 7 p.m. on Jan. 6. The Haywood County group will show the Sundance Film Festival’s 2011 Audience Award Winner for Documentary “Buck.” Buck, directed by Cindy…
Thursday, 05 January 2012 03:18

Voices in the Laurel holding auditions

Voices in the Laurel auditions for the 2012 winter season continue at the First Baptist Church, 100 S. Main St., in Waynesville. Singers in grades one through 12 are welcome to audition. Voices in the Laurel is a youth choral…
Thursday, 05 January 2012 03:17

Macon potter cuts ribbon on new studio

Hank Shuler has opened a new clay studio in Oak Grove. Having retired from Southwestern Community College two years ago, Shuler and her husband, Bruce, decided to design and build the studio. “It’s been great fun working with Bruce again.…
Thursday, 05 January 2012 03:15

The story behind the storyteller

Lloyd Arneach likes to make people cry. “That means they understand the stories I am telling,” said Arneach, a 68-year-old storyteller from Cherokee. “A superb storyteller in one program can make you laugh, make you think and move you to…
Prayer breakfast and activities to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Three events celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held in Haywood County, organized by the Haywood County MLK Committee. • 22nd annual Prayer Breakfast…
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:07

Anime club announces movies

Anime, or Japanese animation, returns to its regular schedule at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City with two shows a month starting this Saturday, Jan. 14.   The morning session, from 11 a.m. to 1:10 p.m., features several popular…
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:06

Learn basket-weaving in Macon

The Arts Council of Macon County will sponsor a one-day basket-weaving class from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Macon County Cooperative Extension Building. Participants will construct a functional and decorative tote basket, with open top and…
The Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts will feature an exhibition of photographs by author Anna Fariello during the month of January. The photographs explore four different native cultures — the Maya, the Kuna, the Emberá and the Cherokee — and…
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:05

Art and craft classes planned at Stecoah

Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center is offering several classes this winter.  Interested participants can register online at stecoahvalleycenter.com or call the Stecoah Gallery 828.479.3364.   • Wool Rug Braiding — Saturdays, Jan. 14, 21, and 28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $63.…
Each winter the theater scene in Waynesville takes off with the opening of the Feichter Studio at Haywood Arts Regional Theater. Area actors mount six shows in 12 weeks in the intimate backstage space at the Performing Arts Center at…
The work of late painter Pat Passlof will be the focus of a joint exhibition of the Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University and Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center in Asheville from Thursday, Jan. 26, through Friday,…
Catch the Spirit of Appalachia will hold a series of creative writing workshops on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The series, “Writing From The Heart,” will be held with author and publisher Amy Ammons Garza.…
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:00

ARTSaturday planned for children in Macon

Elementary school-aged children and their families are invited to the Macon County Art Council’s free ARTSaturday workshop from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, January 14, in the Macon County Public Library children’s wing.   Make-and-take projects include cottony snowman…
Anne Lough, a nationally known traditional musician with 35 years experience who is also a shape-note singer, will lead the Lunch and Learn session at Lake Junaluska’s Bethea Welcome Center at 2 p.m. on Jan. 19. Lough, who lives in…
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 14:59

Music faculty talent on display Jan. 17

The Western Carolina University School of Music will present a “Faculty Showcase” concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building. The performance, part of a Tuesday evening concert series at WCU, will includes…
The Haywood County Arts Council will host blues musician Sleepy Ralow on Jan. 15 and storyteller Lloyd Arneach on Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. at the Waynesville library as part of its Sunday series. Ralow has played old-style country blues…
A segment of the Jackson County variety show “Liars Bench” will be shown on WMYA My40 at 2 p.m. on Jan. 15. The show was filmed by Carl White, a Charlotte-based journalist whose regular shows are called “Living in the…
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 14:56

Turning new life into wood

Allen Davis’ office is cluttered with planks and blocks of wood in various sizes and a handful of circular saws — typical office supplies for a wood turner. “I always wanted a wood shop,” said Davis, who crafts and sells…
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:44

Bryson City library to show ‘Cars 2’

The Marianna Black Library in Bryson City presents Pixar’s “Cars 2” at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 24. Owen Wilson once again voices speedy race car Lightning McQueen in the sequel to the animated hit “Cars.” When he heads off to…
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:43

‘100 Years of Broadway’ at WCU Jan. 27

Broadway comes to Cullowhee for one night when composer and lyricist Neil Berg’s “100 Years of Broadway” hits the stage of Western Carolina University’s Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 27. The performance, part of WCU’s…
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:42

WCU to perform ‘Dracula’ Jan. 24

Western Carolina University’s original radio broadcast adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel “Dracula” will be staged at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 24. The “Dracula” cast features students, faculty, staff and professional actors…
WCU to host workshops for men ... Western Carolina University will host three workshops titled “Experienced Men Begin Re-Examining Reality” beginning Jan. 24. The series is intended to help participants redefine men and the world view of masculinity and manhood…
The next community music jam at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan. 19, in the library auditorium. Anyone with a guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dulcimer — anything acoustic — is invited…
Fiddler Ian Moore will perform at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva at 7 p.m. on Jan. 26. Moore, who lives in Sylva, is originally from New York City and is a classically trained violinist. Since moving to Jackson County…
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:38

Music icon Diana Ross to perform at Harrah’s

In a career spanning more than 40 years, Diana Ross has proven herself to be one of the most iconic female singers of all time. Ross will perform at 7:30 p.m. on March 3 at the event center in Harrah’s…
The Liars Bench presents “Wild Mountain Music” at 7 p.m. on Jan. 19 at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center auditorium. Member artists Gary Carden, Lloyd Arneach, Barbara Duncan, Paul Iarussi; guest artists Laurence Jordan, Ken Beck, Brent Martin, Jill Gottesman and…
Chocolate is not simply a tasty treat; for some, it is the main ingredient for creating masterpieces, and developing the ultimate recipe or concept is serious business. “We would start in November practicing with recipes,” said Becca Wiggins, a 35-year-old…