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Rough Ridge
Captured
On Canvas

Fresco Artist Roger Allen Nelson Turns His Attention to Landscapes

Regional Artist
Projects Grants
Available To Artists

The Regional Artist Project of Northwest North Carolina is a partnership between the Arts Councils
of Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes Counties and the North Carolina
Arts Council.


Spotlight On
Warren Dennis
At Carlton Gallery
In Foscoe

Carlton Gallery will feature a collection of work from Warren Dennis fresh off the heels of his duo show at Tim Miller’s Frameworks Gallery in Blowing Rock.

Ashe County Arts Council Presents First Annual Juried Competition For Visual Artists
Visual artists from Ashe and surrounding counties are invited to submit works for The Best of the Blue Ridge, a juried fine art competition and exhibition to be held in the Gallery of the Ashe Arts Center in West Jefferson.

Catherine J. Smith Gallery Announces Schedule
The Catherine J. Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University is pleased to present the exhibition schedule for the coming academic year.


Dynamic Art Duo
Frederica Georgia and Wayne Trapp Featured in the Upstairs Gallery


Carlton Gallery
Keeps Summer
Fresh With New
Work From
Several Artists
Carlton Gallery, in Foscoe, has obtained new work to share from several artists in our current stable of renowned artists.

Curt Hiller
Featured At
ArtWalk
If you cannot seem to capture the beauty of the Northern Appalachian Mountains in your own photographs, stop by ArtWalk to view the photography of Curt Hiller, which captures both
the land and the
life of this alluring
mountain region.

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Appalachian's Visiting Writers Series Begins Sept. 7
“Freakonomics” co-author Stephen Dubner and N.C. Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer headline this fall’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University.

Cold Mountain Review Literary Journal Has International Focus
Cold Mountain Review, a literary journal housed in the Department of English at Appalachian State University, focuses on contemporary international poetry.

Community and Change in the North Carolina Mountains
New Book Chronicles Life
As We Know It
In These Hills


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ARCHIVES
POSTED AUGUST 24, 2006
Where Champions Take The Field

A p p a l a c h i a n   S t a t e
Defends National Football Title In 2006





Bluegrass With A Mountain Soul

Amantha Mill Returns to Jones House Friday



Live Music Down on the Farm
Trade Music Farm Schedules Concerts For August & September




Blueberry Festival This Saturday

The Banner Elk Winery at the Blueberry Farm in Banner Elk kicks off its first annual Blueberry Festival this Saturday, August 26th from 4PM to 8PM.


8th Annual Jack Tales Festival This Weekend
Event Celebrates Ray Hicks And The Jack Tales


Crossroads Opens
At Hayes Center August 24th

The Blowing Rock Stage Company presented 100 stage productions at the small theater on Sunset Drive.


Pandolfi To Play At Civic Center
Without a doubt, when you hear Emile Pandolfi play, you know that you are hearing one of today’s finest pianists.



Power Pop With A Velvet Touch
Chapel Hill’s Velvet At Black Cat Burrito



Lowe’s Home Improvement To Sponsor MerleFest 2007
Home Improvement Chain Honors Home Town


Rods In The Park Ready To Roll
Classic Car Show To Be Held On August 26

Clint Howard Joins Krugers For Heritage Hall Show
If you mention the name “Clint Howard” in Johnson County or Mountain City, you get a smile of recognition.


Upcoming Events


High Country Youth Festival At A Glance
Labor Day Weekend in The High Country is always a busy one and this should be no exception, especially with the High Country Youth Festival happening at various venues around the Boone area.


Blues For The Blue Ridge

New River Blues Festival September 2




Mountain State Fair Goes “Hog Wild”

Josh Turner, Sam Bush Headline Concerts



SonRun 5k Kicks Off High Country Youth Festival
The first leg of this year’s High Country Youth Festival will kick off Saturday morning, September 2, 2006 at 9:00 A.M. with the SonRun 5k at Appalachian State University Cross Country Course off State Farm Road in Boone.

Son’s Light Ministries Presents Talent Search
As part of the upcoming High Country Youth Festival, Son’s Light Ministries presents “Stars in His Crown” Christian Talent Search, on Saturday September 2, 2006 from 1-4 pm at Living Water Christian Fellowship in Boone.


Appalachian State Announces
2006-07 Performing Arts Series

Emmylou Harris, Anoushka Shankar, Alvin Ailey Dancers Coming to Boone


High Country BBQ Announces
The 5th Annual High Country BBQ & Chili Cook-off

The 5th Annual High Country BBQ & Chili Cook-off is being held on September 1st and 2nd, at the Foscoe-Granfather Community Center.

High Country Youth Festival Coming To Holmes Center
They came by the hundreds last year – young people from all around Western North Carolina and beyond - for the Fifth Annual High Country Youth Festival.

Sugar Mountain Hosts 2nd Annual Makeover Contest
Extreme Ski & Snowboard Makeover Entries Due Sept. 1

New River Blues Festival Set For Sept. 2
Features Blues Legends, Holiday Weekend, Great Setting



Theater News



TOPS Moves Theatre Classes to Hayes Center

Blowing Rock Stage Company Offering Fall Classes for Kids


Crossroads Opens At Hayes Center August 24th
The Blowing Rock Stage Company presented 100 stage productions at the small theater on Sunset Drive.




New River Blues Festival Set For Sept. 2
Features Blues Legends, Holiday Weekend, Great Setting

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



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