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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:12

Franklin brewery readies for spring opening

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As the snow melts in Southern Appalachia, the beer will begin to flow from the taps of the Lazy Hiker…
When Shirley Finger was younger, she never did too much clogging. Or dancing of any kind, really. “Back when I…
For two weeks every July, the old Hazelwood School in Waynesville becomes a mini United Nations.  Performance groups from around…
The whirling skirts and clacking heels of Folkmoot USA represent eight different nations spanning the globe, but while the diversity…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:11

Kansas string duo to play Bryson City

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Sister string duo Scenic Roots will continue the Summer Music Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at the Marianna…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:11

Bluegrass to hit Robbinsville stage

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Acoustic bluegrass quartet The Special Consensus will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:05

Dinosaur Train rolls into Bryson City

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The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad has partnered with Rail Events Inc. and The Jim Henson Company to bring the PBS…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:05

HCC instructor elected to Craft Guild Board

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Haywood Community College Professional Crafts Wood instructor Brian Wurst was recently elected to the board of the Southern Highland Craft…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:01

Change in leadership at WCU arts college

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Western Carolina University Provost Alison Morrison-Shetlar announced a change in leadership in the College of Fine and Performing Arts. Robert…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:00

Hillbilly Woodstock returns to Maggie

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The 5th Annual Hillbilly Woodstock will be held 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug 1-2 at the Maggie Valley Festival…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:59

Fountain sculpture dedication, Frog Hop in Waynesville

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The Waynesville Public Art Commission will hold a dedication of a new public art piece entitled “Chasing Tadpoles” during the…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:58

Join Jackson’s Farm, Garden & Studio Tour

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Metalsmith William S. Rogers is one of several studios participating in the July 26-27 Jackson County Farm, Garden, & Studio…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:57

Tritt presents country hits July 26

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Country music megastar Travis Tritt will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the…
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 15:26

New changes, dates for Folkmoot

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With a property deed to their headquarters in hand and more than 30 years of cultural performance already in the…
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 15:25

Parade of Nations set for Saturday, July 26

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The annual Parade of Nations will showcase international folk troupes along Main Street in Waynesville on Saturday, July 26, as…
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 15:22

Building towards the future

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Standing in the hallway of the former Hazelwood Elementary School in Waynesville, amid old furniture, dusty windows and walls with…
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 15:21

The countries of Folkmoot ‘14

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014 15:20

Folkmoot generates $9.2 million economic impact

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Folkmoot USA had a $9.2 million impact on Western North Carolina in 2013, according to an economic impact study conducted…
For Joe Ahuna, it’s about one word — “ohana.” “Ohana means family,” he said. “[We want people] inspired to go…
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 14:45

Chamber music in Waynesville

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The Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival will continue with the Jasper Quartet at 7:30 p.m. July 20 at the Haywood Arts…
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 14:45

Storytellers at Franklin Folk Festival

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Two renowned storytellers will be performing during the Franklin Folk Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19,…
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 14:42

Roddick, Courier to play tennis exhibition in Cashiers

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The Andy Roddick Mountain Challenge will be July 25-26 at the Cedar Creek Racquet Club in Cashiers.
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 14:41

BBQ festival in Maggie Valley

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The Smokin’ in the Valley Western North Carolina BBQ Festival will be from noon to 9 p.m. July 25 and…
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 14:40

Collective Soul brings 90s rock to Harrah’s

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Renowned rock band Collective Soul will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Harrah’s Cherokee.
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 14:39

Folkmoot brings music, dance to Franklin

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Folkmoot USA, North Carolina’s official international folklore festival, will hit the stage for a special performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday,…
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 00:00

Emporium to bring the dance, funk to Sylva

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Funk/soul group Emporium will perform as part of Concerts on the Creek from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 11,…
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 00:00

ArtFest to feature Folkmoot performers

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The Haywood County Arts Council will once again host ArtFest (formerly called International Festival Day) from 10 a.m. to 5…
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 00:00

‘Hello Dolly’ to hit HART stage

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The 50th anniversary production of the Broadway blockbuster “Hello Dolly” will be held at 7:30 p.m. July 11-12, 17-19, 24-26,…
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 00:00

Contestants sought for youth talent contest

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The Heritage Alive! Mountain Youth Talent Contest will be held at 3 p.m. July 19 during the Franklin Folk Festival.
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 00:00

Sweet Corn Festival in Franklin

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The 17th annual Sweet Corn Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 12 at St. Cyprian’s…
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 00:00

Folk festival in Franklin

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The 11th annual Folk Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 19, in downtown Franklin.…
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 00:00

Summer Jazz Series returns to Waynesville

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The Summer Jazz Series returns for the month of July at The Classic Wineseller in Waynesville. The series takes place…
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 00:00

Boosinger, Goforth to play Cradle of Forestry

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Acclaimed musicians Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth will open the Songcatchers Music Series at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at…
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 00:00

Stained glass classes in Dillsboro

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Appalachian Art Glass will teach the Tiffany method of making stained glass through August at the Jackson County Green Energy…
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 00:00

HCC fiber students win awards in national exhibition

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Haywood Community College Professional Crafts Fiber students and recent graduates recently won awards in the national juried student fiber exhibition…
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 00:00

Singing In The Smokies returns to Bryson

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The Singing In The Smokies Independence Weekend Festival will run from July 3-5 at Inspiration Park in Bryson City. 
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 00:00

Haywood arts council gets new director

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The Haywood County Arts Council recently hired Jodi John Pippin as their new part-time executive director as of June 2014. 
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 00:00

Cullowhee Mountain ARTS programs

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There will be a handful of youth arts programs held throughout July as part of the Cullowhee Mountain ARTS summer…
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 00:00

39th annual Pow Wow returns to Cherokee

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ Pow Wow will be held July 4-6 at the Acquoni Expo Center.
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 00:00

HCC to offer classes in the Appalachian Music Program

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Haywood Community College’s Appalachian Music Program will be offering a handful of classes funded by a generous grant from the…
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 00:00

Cabaret show at The Classic Wineseller

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Singer-songwriter James Hammel will present a cabaret story through song in “Celebrating a Collage of Life — a Journey Through…
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 00:00

‘Oklahoma!’ rolls into Franklin

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“Oklahoma!,” the first musical written by the dynamic duo Rodgers and Hammerstein, will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. June…
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 00:00

PlottFest returns to Maggie

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A benefit for Head Start of Haywood and Jackson counties, PlottFest will be held June 21-22 at the Maggie Valley…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:11

Cherokee Voices Festival showcases artists, storytelling

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The Cherokee Voices Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 14 at The Museum of the…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:09

HART celebrates 30 years

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The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will celebrate 30 years with a “Hart Hat Party” from 6 to 8 p.m. June…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:08

WCU Bardo Center receives acclaim

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The Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University was recently named among BestValueSchools.com’s list entitled “The 25…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:06

Bluegrass in Cherokee Festival returns

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The Bluegrass in Cherokee Festival will run June 12-14 at the Happy Holiday RV Village in Cherokee. Showcasing some of…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:05

Gin Blossoms, Spin Doctors to play Harrah’s June 19

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Alternative rock bands Gin Blossoms and Spin Doctors will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at Harrah’s Cherokee.
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:00

38 Special to play Franklin

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Classic rockers 38 Special will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 13, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing…