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2nd Annual Jewelry Trunk Show This Weekend At Carlton Gallery
Carlton Gallery’s 25th Mid-Summer Exhibition continues with its Second Annual Jewelry Trunk show on Saturday, August 18, 3-6 P.M

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Art in the Park Returns Saturday
Over 100 Vendors in Downtown Blowing Rock



You’ve Come A Long Way Baby
Art-o-mat Vending Machines Celebrate Ten Years


Doctors of Art Exhibit at Cannon Hospital
Going to the doctor is usually a dreaded occasion, but you will change your attitude if you visit *"Doctors of Art"* at Cannon Memorial Hospital.


Blowing Rock Holds Gallery Stroll August 16
Eight Art Galleries Featured in Public Event


Anne Abgott’s Daring Color
Watercolor Artist Presents New Show at Art Cellar Gallery



Photographer Susan Stanton Captures High Country Charm
The High Country has always been known for its scenery; however that beauty should not overshadow its charm.


Paul And Florence Thomas Memorial Art School Founded
Florence Thomas, perhaps the greatest artist that Ashe County has ever produced, died on March 31st of this year and left a major provision in a trust for the founding of The Paul and Florence Thomas Memorial Art School.



An Art Lover’s Paradise
Fine Art & Master Crafts Festival Returns To Banner Elk


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The List
Described As Spiritual Thriller
While The List is a film about the power of prayer and the guiding hand of God, the film’s guiding hand is credited with calm leadership and strong faith in the story and the actors.


Visiting Writers Series Brings Poets, Novelists And Essayist To ASU
Fans of the written word are in for a variety of literary treats during the fall 2007 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University.


Watauga Reads Cuadros
Library, ASU Host Special Reading Program Events


ASU Symposium Focuses On Flat Top Manor History
A two-day symposium on the people and history of Flat Top Manor, part of the Moses Cone Memorial Park near Blowing Rock, will be held Sept. 28-29 in Watauga County.


Joe Shannon Publishes My Old Gray Coat: Mountain Home Musing
My Old Gray Coat is a collection of Shannon’s stories, poems, and essays that he has read on his Mountainhome Music concerts.

 


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Capitol Steps Presents Hilarious Political Satire
Groundbreaking Comedy Group in Blowing Rock August 18th



Puddingstone Presents Celtic and Classical Concert
Forget-Me-Nots Also Featured Saturday

The Grass Is Turning Blue In Boone
Saturday’s Music Festival Teams Local Talent With Internationally-Known Stars


Southern Accent Takes the Jones House Porch Friday
Local Bluegrass and Gospel Quintet Recording New Album



High Country Bands Enjoy Jones House Experience

Friday Afternoon Concert Series a Big Success in Boone


Wet Paint At River House Sunday
Bet and Rob Mangum of “Wet Paint” have been playing their unique brand
of acoustic music for 25 years.


Mountain Mamas Come To The Carolina Theatre
Concert Features Bluegrass, Classic Country, and Gospel

Watauga Reads Cuadros
Library, ASU Host Special Reading Program Events

RIVERFEST Promotes Fun, Appreciation For Local Waterways
The Watauga River Conservation Partners (WRCP) is gearing up to hold its eighth annual RIVERFEST on Saturday Aug. 18. at Valle Crucis Park.

Bluegrass Lovers Unite In Boone August 18
New Promoter – New Festival Bringing The Crowd To Town



Late Summer Entertainment Rules

Blues, Organ Music and New Plays Coming in August

 


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Are You Ready To Fiesta?
Festival Latino Seeks Vendors, Dancers, Musicians And Artists

Orchard at Altapass Hosts Live Jazz August 31
Percussionist Eddie Graham Leads All-Star Band


Bassoon Recital Opens Hayes School Of Music Performance Calendar
Bassoonist Jon Beebe will present a recital Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

 



The Blues Return To The High Country On Labor Day Weekend
What could be a better way to spend an afternoon than to be listening to some great music in a beautiful setting?




Late Summer Entertainment Rules
Blues, Organ Music and New Plays Coming in August




ASU’s 2007-08 Performing Arts Series Announced
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Kicks Off Series October 20th




10th Annual Fur Ball Planned For August 25
The Watauga Humane Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year is quickly approaching.



Watauga Reads Cuadros
Library, ASU Host Special Reading Program Events


Storytelling Nights Ongoing At Todd General Store
The Todd General Store has kicked off another season of visiting storytellers who will be performing each week in downtown Todd from May through October.


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God’s Favorite Comes to Blowing Rock
Neil Simon Comedy at Hayes Center Through Sept. 1st




And the Hits Just Keep On Coming
BRSC Finds Few Breaks in Summer Season



Horn in the West
New Script, New Players Mark 56th Season




Horn In The West: A Writer’s Tale
While the Horn In The West has captivated audiences since 1952, my only experience with the Boone-based outdoor drama was sitting through the first half with a relative a number of years ago.



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High Country Bands Enjoy Jones House Experience
Friday Afternoon Concert Series a Big Success in Boone

Wet Paint At River House Sunday
Bet and Rob Mangum of “Wet Paint” have been playing their unique brand
of acoustic music for 25 years.

Southern Accent Takes the Jones House Porch Friday
Local Bluegrass and Gospel Quintet Recording New Album

High Country Bands Enjoy Jones House Experience
Friday Afternoon Concert Series a Big Success in Boone

Puddingstone Presents Celtic and Classical Concert
Forget-Me-Nots Also Featured Saturday

The Grass Is Turning Blue In Boone
Saturday’s Music Festival Teams Local Talent With Internationally-Known Stars

Late Summer Entertainment Rules
Blues, Organ Music and New Plays Coming in August

Concerts On The Lawn Still Going
Located at the Jones House in Boone, this year’s Concerts on the Lawn series started in June and will continue through to September.

Summer Concert Series At St. John’s Starts July 1
A summer concert series at historic St. John the
Baptist Episcopal Church, Valle Crucis.

Bringing Beach Music and Bluegrass to Deep Gap
Village Music House Aimed at Family-Friendly Fun


Blowing Rock Announces Monday Night Music For Summer
Concert Series Starts June 11

Music Under The Maple Trees
Watauga Arts Council Celebrates 15th Annual Concert
On The Lawn Series

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