The sound of community: With Christmas Jam back from hiatus, ‘Jam By Day’ returns

After four years of radio silence, the nationally revered Warren Haynes Christmas Jam will return for its 31st installment on…
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This must be the place: Morning comes wearing diamonds, where she is, the sun is shining

Hello from Room 128 at the Red Roof Inn in Hardeeville, South Carolina, just north of the Georgia state line…
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Christmas in Appalachia

As the temperatures drop in Western North Carolina, the fun only heats up. The holiday season here is filled with…
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Americana, folk at Mountain Layers

Jackson County Americana/folk duo Bird in Hand will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Mountain Layers Brewing Company…
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HART presents ‘A Christmas Story’

A special holiday production of “A Christmas Story” will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9-10, 16-17 and at…
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Brotherhood and backwoods tradition: A retrospective on Balsam Range

Writers’ Note: Since I started in the position of arts and entertainment editor at The Smoky Mountain News in 2012,…
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‘One Christmas Night in Memphis’

One of rock-n-roll’s legendary events is being recreated as a musical with “One Christmas Night in Memphis” hitting the stage…
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WCU student art exhibit

Western Carolina University will host its annual “Bachelor of Fine Art Portfolio Exhibition” through Dec. 9 at the Fine Art…
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Carden to spin yarns

Beloved Appalachian storyteller, author and playwright Gary Carden will be telling tall tales from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.…
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Nicholson & Friends at Folkmoot

Americana/bluegrass star Darren Nicholson will be joined by Tim McWilliams, William Ritter and Audie Blaylock, with the group performing at…
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