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Capturing the Spirit of Silk
Unique painter Roberta Nosti exhibits new work at Morning Star Gallery in Blowing Rock

 


Drawing the Line at ArtWalk
ArtWalk is a gallery bursting with color, character and humor, qualities that are reflected in many artists and one in particular – metalsmith Virginia Tocaben.

 


Jewelry designers show off their sparkles
Carlton Gallery hosts 3rd Annual Jewelry Trunk Show August 16

 


Upstairs Gallery welcomes artist William Debilzan
Blowing Rock gallery exhibits mixed media paintings in August

 

Nature Photography in the High Country
Workshop held Aug. 24-25

 

Small Works at Crossnore Gallery
On Aug. 12, the Crossnore Fine Arts Gallery will begin a two week Small Works Exhibition

 


Art in the Park returns August 16
Blowing Rock event features over 100 artists and craftspeople

 


Mark Henry and John Mac Kah at Linville Gallery
Ringling School of Art alums exhibit new landscapes

 


Against the Grain
Artist Phil Hull exhibits hand-turned bowls at Hands Gallery

 


Fundamental Form at the Art Cellar Gallery
Zoey Brookshire exhibit on display

 

Florence Art School announces 2008 classes
The Paul and Florence Thomas Memorial Art School, on Trading Post Road in Glendale Springs

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Journalist and author Walls opens ASU’s Visiting Writers Series Sept. 4
A memoirist, two playwrights, a short story author, fiction writer and poet comprise the lineup for the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series this fall at Appalachian State University.


Historic N.C. Mystery at Ashe library
Kevin P. Duffus will return to West Jefferson this month to present the program at the Aug. 27 meeting of the Friends of the Library.

Fungi with the Fun Guy
Mushroom expert speaks at Aug. 18 Audubon meeting

Ty Boyd to conduct workshop in September
Ty Boyd, former WBT and WBTV personality, wants to give people the skills and confidence to voice their goals and communicate their ideas.


Parkway offers craft, storytelling workshops
Skilled park rangers and master cultural volunteers will be leading hands-on workshops this summer at the historic area of Mabry Mill, milepost 176.1 and the Brinegar Cabin, milepost 238.5, on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Summer Enrichment at LMC
Courses run through Aug. 23

 

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An Evening with Groucho
Frank Ferrante presents one-man show in Blowing Rock Tuesday

 

 


The Horn Sets in the West
Outdoor drama hosts final show this weekend

 

 

 

A Surefire Shot for Success
Talented young bluegrass band performs at the Jones House Friday

 

 


From Brahms to the Beatles
Time for Three at Hayes Center Monday

 

 

 

Kayla Elise and Brandon McSwain Band perform Sunday
Free concert at Trinity Baptist Church in Deep Gap

 

 

Playhouse Family Music Festival Aug. 16
Billy Jonas and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo headline event

 

 

River Walk Festival starts Aug. 15
Organizers at the Avery Arts Council are gearing up for their annual high-summer celebration, the River Walk Arts and Crafts Festival, coming in mid-August.

 

Storyteller Gulledge spins yarns at Banner House Museum Aug. 16
Professional storyteller Ron Gulledge, a familiar figure at festivals, museums, churches and schools across the Carolinas, will spin yarns at the Banner House Museum


Dixie Bee-Liners headline Ola Belle Reed festival
Pinecastle recording artists the Dixie Bee-Liners will headline the third annual Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival in Lansing Aug. 15-17.



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Jerry Douglas releases “Glide”
World’s greatest dobro player brings band to Music on the Mountain August 23rd

 

Apple Festival to be held Oct. 11
The Apple Festival, held at the Hickory Ridge Homestead at Horn in the West, celebrates and honors the present with a taste from the past.

 


Symphony of the Mountains announces 62nd season
Kingsport musicians present Gershwin, Ravel and more

 


Music on the Mountain set for Aug. 23
N.C. Green Power benefit features Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Afromotive and more

 

Billy Jonas & Secret Agent 23 Skidoo at Playhouse Family Music Festival
Now in its second year, the Playhouse Family Music Festival will return to Sugar Grove in August with nationally-acclaimed children’s music performer Billy Jonas, rising “kid hop” star Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Lost Ridge Band and the Forget-Me-Nots.



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An Evening with Groucho
Frank Ferrante presents one-man show in Blowing Rock Tuesday

 

 


The Horn Sets in the West
Outdoor drama hosts final show this weekend

 

 


Ginger Rogers: Dancer, Actress, Legend
Lynnette Barkley directs the musical biography Backwards in High Heels on the BRSC stage Aug. 29-Sept. 14

 


Rumors running rampant
BRSC presents Neil Simon comedy August 15-24


Presnell returns to Barter in The Who’s ‘Tommy’
She is certainly no stranger to the local stage and she’s fast becoming a familiar sight at Virginia’s historic state theatre.

Aunt Orlene returns to the Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway invites the public to the presentation of “They Call Me Aunt Orlene.”

BRSC Announces 2008 Season
Musicals, comedies and Charles Dickens coming to Hayes Center




Ricky Skaggs pays tribute to bluegrass founders
Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass looks back at 60 years of picking and singing

Sax-y Sounds of the South
Jeff Coffin releases the funky jazz album Mutopia


Jerry Douglas releases “Glide”

World’s greatest dobro player brings band to Music on the Mountain August 23rd

Kayla Elise and Brandon McSwain Band perform Sunday
Free concert at Trinity Baptist Church in Deep Gap

Symphony of the Mountains announces 62nd season
Kingsport musicians present Gershwin, Ravel and more

A Steel Driving Band
Nashville’s SteelDrivers creating soulful southern bluegrass

Jeff Little will join Doc Watson for Todd concert

Dixie Bee-Liners headline Ola Belle Reed festival
Pinecastle recording artists the Dixie Bee-Liners will headline the third annual Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival in Lansing Aug. 15-17

Time for Three at Hayes Center August 18
Talented Trio plays everything from Brahms to the Beatles

Nothing Sweeter Than a High Country Jam for Bluegrass Lovers
There’s nothing sweeter to a bluegrass musician or fan than a Tuesday night jam session.

Music on the Mountain set for Aug. 23
N.C. Green Power benefit features Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Afromotive and more

 

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