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Carlton Gallery Continues Spring Program Of Variety, Inspiration And Opportunity
The 24th Annual Spring Exhibition continues at Carlton Gallery in Foscoe, alongside workshops and an open invitation for the public to contribute to the Peace by Piece project.



ArtWalk Features Jay Hahn
Enjoy your summer by dropping in to ArtWalk, where we will be featuring an established artist at the gallery, Jay Hahn.


A Basement
Full of Art
ArtWalk in Boone Opens Lower Floor



The Art Cellar Presents Brush With Nature
Artist Reception With Norma Murphy This Saturday


Brian Ayers Memorial Art Exhibition On Display
The local edition of the Brian Ayers Memorial Art Exhibition, which celebrates the unusual artistic ability of children with learning disabilities, is on display at Highlands Union Bank in Banner Elk through July 13th.

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It Was A Dark And Stormy Night…
On Saturday, June 10, industrial rock icon Trent Reznor and his band Nine Inch Nails took the stage at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, performing for a sweaty and rowdy crowd of devoted fans.



Award-Winning Regional Novelist Publishes New Book

The World Made Straight by Ron Rash is the author’s third novel.



To Africa With Love - Amazing Adventures Of Missionary Doctor Now Living In Boone
Cornerstone Hosts Author Jim Foulkes For July 1 Book Signing


The Mythology
Of Summertime Myths

What’s A Person To Believe During The Dog Days Of Summer



The Words Beneath The Wings
Two Regional Birding Books Now On The Shelves

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POSTED JUNE 29, 2006

An Appalachian Summer Festival
Starts Saturday July 1st

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Parades, Picnics and Pyrotechnics
High Country Celebrates Independence Day


Remembering “Satchmo”
Marcus Belgrave Octet Present A Tribute To Louis Armstrong Monday


Floats And Fireworks On The Fourth
Downtown Boone Development Association Plans Fourth of July Events


Marching Down Main Street
Blowing Rock’s Independence Day Parade on Saturday, July 1st


Tweetsie Kicks Off 50th Celebration

Milestone Coincides With Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza


Randy & Deborah Jean Sheets at Jones House Friday
Jones House Lawn Concert Kicks Off Holiday Weekend



Rapping with Sam
Sam Bush Talks About Telluride, MerleFest and His Friend Doc



The 35th Annual Boone/Blowing Rock Antiques Show And Sale
On June 30, July 1 and 2, Boone will host a wonderful Antiques Show and Sale.

Christmas In July Festival Brings New Look And Feel This Saturday
The Christmas in July Festival will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a brand new look and feel with around 100 vendors and lots for festivals attendees to see and do.

Todd Celebrates July 4th With Parade, Circus
Todd is celebrating Fourth of July in the spirit of liberty, inviting everyone to participate instead of being a mere spectator.


Beech Mountain Celebrates Fourth Of July With The 47th Annual Roasting Of The Hog


Banner Elk 4th Of July Parade
The Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce will once again be sponsoring an Independence Day Parade on July 4, 2006, at 11 a.m.

Man Of La Mancha Continues At Ashe Civic Center
The curtain opened last Thursday evening to reveal the most ambitious set ever for an Ashe County Little Theatre production.

Cana Ramblers Make Mountainhome Music Debut
Virginia Bluegrass Band at St. Luke’s Church in Boone Saturday

John Strader’s Run For Joy


Thistle School Scottish Dance Starts Sunday
LMC Event Held in Conjunction with Highland Games


Picking on the Porch
WCAC Announces Roster for Concert on the Lawn Series


Music at Milepost 213
Blue Ridge Music Center Offers Summer Concert Series


Summer Camps Provide Fun, Learning About Life


Music, Storytelling & More Found At Todd General Store


Upcoming Events


Highland Games’ Golden Anniversary
Gathering of the Clans on Grandfather Mountain
July 6-9


Bishop Joe Simon Visits High Country For Choir Performance
High Country gospel music fans have the chance of a lifetime in July.


David Holt Brings Traditional American Music And Stories To Spruce Pine’s Toe River Storytelling Festival
On July 15, 2006 at 10am - 4pm the crowds will pile into Riverside Park in Spruce Pine to see the best of the best in storytellers.

Gibbons Hosts Patron’s Gala For The Blowing Rock Fashion Show
Bill and Joelleyn Gibbons Betsy Collins, Chairwoman For Patron’s Gala

River House Winefest
The fourth annual River House Winefest on the New will be held July 15th in the Grassy Creek area of Ashe County, at River House under the giant sycamore tree down by the river’s edge.

“A Dulcimer Christmas In July”
Presnell’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church will present “A Dulcimer Christmas in July”, on Saturday, July 8, at 7 p.m. at the Matney Community Center, Matney, N.C., between Banner Elk and Valle Crucis on Hwy. 194.

Performance Poet Speaks At ASU
Performance poet, writer and educator doris davenport will present the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecture at Appalachian State University Thursday, July 13, at 3 p.m. in room 114 of Belk Library and Information Commons.

North Carolina Symphony Performs Summer Concert In Sparta
The North Carolina Symphony continues its tradition of summer travels across the Tar Heel State when it makes its stop in Sparta at Sparta Elementary School on Thursday, July 20th at 7:30 p.m.

Car & Bike Show Cruises Back Into West Jefferson
The 6th Annual Ridge Run Car & Bike Show will be held Saturday, July 8th at Ashe County High School Parking Lot in West Jefferson. Gates will open at 7 a.m.

Oodles of Doodles
BRSC to Hold Celebrity Doodle Auction July 23rd


In The Company Of Flowers

“In the Company of Flowers” will be a two day event to be held on July 21st and 22nd to benefit the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Foundation.

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Scheduled For July

Mickey Rooney Tickets Go On Sale Saturday
Let’s Put On A Show At New Hayes Center Sept. 16


Acoustic Music With An Appalachian Flavor
Mountainhome Music Brings Wide Variety of Regional Styles to the Stage

Appalachian Summer 2006 Roster Announced
Sam Bush, Doc Watson, Arlo Guthrie, Buckwheat Zydeco Scheduled



Theater News

 


Man Of La Mancha Continues At Ashe Civic Center
The curtain opened last Thursday evening to reveal the most ambitious set ever for an Ashe County Little Theatre production.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Lees-McRae Comedy Runs Through July 3rd

Broadway, Television Veterans Star in The Gin Game
BRSC’s Second Summer Runs Through July 29th

Blowing Rock Stage Company
“TOPs” Program Offers Summer Theatre “CAMPservatories”




MerleFest Favorites Release New Studio Albums
CDs by Sam Bush and Darrell Scott Hit Stores This Month

Remembering “Satchmo”
Marcus Belgrave Octet Present A Tribute To Louis Armstrong Monday

Randy & Deborah Jean Sheets at Jones House Friday
Jones House Lawn Concert Kicks Off Holiday Weekend

Rapping with Sam
Sam Bush Talks About Telluride, MerleFest and His Friend Doc

Lineup Announced for MusicFest in Sugar Grove
Doyle Lawson, Kruger Brothers Headline 9th Annual Show July 14
& 15

Bishop Joe Simon Visits High Country For Choir Performance
High Country gospel music fans have the chance of a lifetime in July.

David Holt Brings Traditional American Music And Stories To Spruce Pine’s Toe River Storytelling Festival
On July 15, 2006 at 10am - 4pm the crowds will pile into Riverside Park in Spruce Pine to see the best of the best in storytellers.

Cana Ramblers Make Mountainhome Music Debut
Virginia Bluegrass Band at St. Luke’s Church in Boone Saturday

Free Monday Night Park Concerts in Blowing Rock

Picking on the Porch
WCAC Announces Roster for Concert on the Lawn Series

Music at Milepost 213

Blue Ridge Music Center Offers Summer Concert Series

Acoustic Music With An Appalachian Flavor
Mountainhome Music Brings Wide Variety of Regional Styles to the Stage

Festival Season Has Finally Arrived

Bluegrass, Jazz, World Music & More at Outdoor Musicfests


 

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