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In the depths of The One Stop in downtown Asheville on Saturday, members of the Travers Brothership and Abby Bryant…

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Atlanta-based duo The Waymores will hit the stage at 7 p.m. Friday, March 12, at Lazy Hiker Brewing in Sylva.…

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From March 14-17, Western Carolina University’s Bardo Arts Center will present, “Picture Character,” a documentary exploring the history and impact…

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It’s Monday evening. A heavy rain is soaking Sylva and greater Jackson County. Passing by the Sylva Shopping Area, the…

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“Connecting Legacies: A First Look at the Dreier Black Mountain College Archive” features archival objects from the Theodore Dreier Sr.…

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Listen for new episodes of “Down the Road” on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina, a series highlighting…

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    Silence, devils, pollyanna and peace of mind “What happens to people who live inside their phones?” In his short novel The Silence (Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2020, 117 pages), Don DeLillo raises this question, and then shows us some possibilities when an unexplained break in the power grid shuts down phones, computers,…
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