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Carlton Gallery Plants Gardens Of Summer
Summer is in full swing in the High Country as Carlton Gallery continues to celebrate its 25th Mid-Summer Exhibition.



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


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


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.


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.


Photographers Wanted
Town Of Boone Holds Calendar Photo Contest


Enrollment Opens For ASU Craft Enrichment Program
The Michael R. Patricelli Craft Enrichment Program at Appalachian State University is now enrolling for the fall semester.

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A Scenic Drive Through History
Blue Ridge Parkway Topic of Latest “Images of America” Book


WKGX, 1080AM: A Healthy Dose of Bluegrass
Lenoir-Based Station Supplies Needed Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel to Listeners


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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Andy Owens Teams Up With Czech Band For Rare High Country Concert
Tickets Going Fast For Tuesday Performance


 

Cruisin’ And Jammin’ This Friday
Wishing to see vintage autos in a quaint village setting? Or yearning to hear some great bluegrass music?

Off With The Grid
Weekend Music Festival Celebrates Renewable Energy



Slide Guitar Tandem Delta Moon Finds Its Groove
Clear Blue Flame One of the Best Blues Albums of the Year

 

Evensong at St. Mary of the Hills Church Sunday
Free Choir Event in Beautiful Blowing Rock Setting


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.

 


Late Summer Entertainment Rules

Blues, Organ Music and New Plays Coming in August

 


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

 

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



Cosmic Charlie: Bringing the Dead to Life
Athens Cover Band at Boone Saloon August 30th



Mountain Music: The Next Generation
Young Talent Showcased at Jones House Concert






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

Third Annual High Country Youth Festival Ushers In Labor Day Weekend
Forget leaving town for Labor Day weekend – David and Dawn Ward, founders of Son’s Light Ministries, have every reason for you – especially the younger generation- to stick around.

Roots Revival Returns Sept. 22
Outdoor Music Festival Features Acoustic Syndicate, Black Cash and Others



Blues + New River = Magic
The sound of the blues will carry along the New River in Jefferson on Saturday September 1st and feature some great legends of the stage at the Riverside Park on the grounds of Jefferson Landing.




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



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




Greater Tuna Lands At Ashe County Little Theatre
Advance tickets are available for Ashe County Little Theatre’s production of Greater Tuna, according to sponsors.




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.



There’s Still No Place Like Home For Amantha Mill
Long-Awaited CD Gives Definition to the Word, “Heartfelt”

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POPAsheville Music Festival Looking For Bands
Multi-Venue Event Set for January 19 & 20, 2008

Corey Smith: 21st Century Troubadour
New Country Star Utilizes the Internet to Bolster Record and Concert Sales

Andy Owens Teams Up With Czech Band For Rare High Country Concert
Tickets Going Fast For Tuesday Performance

Off With The Grid
Weekend Music Festival Celebrates Renewable Energy

Slide Guitar Tandem Delta Moon Finds Its Groove
Clear Blue Flame One of the Best Blues Albums of the Year

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

Evensong at St. Mary of the Hills Church Sunday
Free Choir Event in Beautiful Blowing Rock Setting

Cosmic Charlie: Bringing the Dead to Life
Athens Cover Band at Boone Saloon August 30th

Mountain Music: The Next Generation
Young Talent Showcased at Jones House Concert

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.

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


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

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