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Mountain School Of Strings And JAM To Present A Day Of Music Contests

Musicians are polishing up their best tunes for the Mountain Music Throw-down Sunday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at The Barn in Penrose. The Mountain School of Strings and... — Updated 10/21/2020

 

Siskind's 'Modern Appalachia' Is An Enriching Musical Memoir

Sarah Siskind’s album release show was originally set for last May to celebrate her April 2020 release “Modern Appalachia,” but like most other musicians, she had to cancel th... — Updated 10/19/2020

 

Jerrick Kuspa Receives National Dance Award

Jerrick Kuspa came to Pisgah Dance Academy (PDA) at the age of 5 to enroll in tap and hip hop dance classes. The instructors noticed a special talent he had in tap. Now, at age 8, K... — Updated 10/19/2020

 

Is The American Dream Attainable?

The following books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Akhtar, Ayad. “Homeland Elegies.” A blend of fact and fiction, author Ayad Akhtar’s newest work is a tale of life after 9/11. Centered around... — Updated 10/19/2020

 

Axis Diplomats Held At Grove Park Inn

The following books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Clapsaddle, Annette Saunooke. “Even As We Breathe.” World War II is seething in Europe when 19-year-old Cowney Sequoyah takes a summer job at... — Updated 10/12/2020

 

The Family Place Hosts Artisan Market Oct. 17

On Oct. 17, The Family Place of Transylvania County at 970 Old Hendersonville Highway in Brevard will host an Artisan Market featuring members of the community. Pottery,... — Updated 10/12/2020

 

Brevard Philharmonic To Offer New Digital Content

The Brevard Philharmonic has announced the launch of its new YouTude channel. Due to the pandemic and cancellation of live performances, the Philharmonic has turned toward... — Updated 10/5/2020

 

Bernstein Discusses History Of DuPont Forest

Fiction Crosby, Polly. “The Book of Hidden Wonders.” Strangers begin to show up at Romilly Kemp’s door after her father is on TV promoting his children’s book series. The people believe the books will “lead them to a... — Updated 10/5/2020

 

Motown 2020 To Take Place Online – Brevard, NC

Motown 2020, a fundraiser for Rise & Shine, will be held Sunday, Oct. 11, from 6-7 p.m. Entitled “Motown in Four-Part Harmony," the event will cover classical, mountain, jazz and Motown music. The four musical acts will feature... — Updated 9/30/2020

 

Art Guild Holds Show – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania Art Guild is sharing works by their members at the Hollingsworth Gallery at 147 E. Main St. in Brevard. The show will run through Friday, Oct. 30. Members of the... — Updated 9/30/2020

 

BC Alumna Publishes Novel

Celia Hooper Miles, a 1960 Brevard alumna and former Brevard College faculty member, has published her 10th novel, “The Skeleton at the Old Painted Mill: A Marcy Dehanne Grist Mill Mystery.” This work is the third installment... — Updated 9/28/2020

 

Library To Host Spark Joy Virtual Webinar Oct. 20

Presenter Shannon Huneycutt will host Spark Joy, a live webinar using organizational techniques that will motivate you to Spark Joy in your own spaces. Huneycutt is the founder of Spark Joy Charlotte and a certified silver level... — Updated 9/28/2020

 

Brockovich Warns Of Unsafe Drinking Water

Fiction Backman, Fredrik. “Anxious People.” A failed bank robber unintentionally goes into a new apartment during an open house filled with people viewing the property. At that point, the criminal has no other choice but to... — Updated 9/28/2020

 

Campanini Receives Award In Cricket Magazine Contest

Amara Campanini of Brevard, age 13, received first prize in the April 2020 Cricket League writing competition. For this contest, each entrant was asked to submit an original story about being “on the job.” Campanini’s story,... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

Number 7 Arts Gallery To Open 'Focus Forward'

Having extra time to create is a gift for any artist. During the COVID-19 shutdown earlier this year, the artists at Number 7 Arts gallery in downtown Brevard took full advantage of that time to create new work that is being... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

Friends Of The Library 2020 Book Sale Canceled

The Friends of the Transylvania County Library will not offer their annual book sale in October, choosing to postpone the fundraiser until October 2021 because of concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. “In the face of so... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

Brevard College To Host 'Handverker' Exhibition

The Brevard College Art Department will host “Handverker,” an exhibition by Frankie Flood, now through Friday, Oct. 2, in the Spiers Gallery. Flood is a full professor and area head of the metalsmithing and jewelry design area... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

Mosley Reverses Stereotype Of Black Males

Fiction Abulhawa, Susan. “Against the Loveless World.” Life rarely works out the way we plan and Nahr is no exception. She was born in Kuwait to Palestinian refugees who sacrificed to give her a better life. Nahr hoped to own... — Updated 9/21/2020

 

Pretty Little Goat To Perform

Pretty Little Goat is known for delivering bluegrass music at its finest. The band will perform a free online concert on Sept. 30 from 7-8:30 p.m., sponsored by AARP NC Mountain... — Updated 9/14/2020

 

Local Cultural Center Presents World Premiere Of Its New Short Film

The Center for Cultural Preservation, western North Carolina’s documentary and history center, has announced the release of its new short film, “They Who Overcame: Stories of Hope and Resilience.” The film focuses on how... — Updated 9/14/2020

 

Surfing Saves A Life

Fiction Butler, Tommy. “Before You Go.” Since he was a young boy Elliot has never felt at home on this earth. He spent his adolescence planning an escape as soon as possible to a place he “fits.” But it is two people he... — Updated 9/14/2020

 

Land Of Waterfalls Camera Club To Meet Thursday

The Thursday, Sept. 17, meeting of the Land of Waterfalls Camera Club will feature a unique program exploring "The Common Found Uncommon." Local artist Rob Travis from the Blue Moon... — Updated 9/14/2020

 

Transylvania Choral Society To Begin Rehearsals

At last there’s something to sing about and some way of singing together again! After wondering what would happen for one of the riskiest activities in these COVID-19 times, the Transylvania Choral Society begins virtual... — Updated 9/9/2020

 

Mountain School Of Strings To Hold Open House

The Mountain School of Strings and JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians) will hold an open house for parents and students on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 5-7 p.m. It will be held in... — Updated 9/7/2020

 

Pulitzer Winner Discusses Lure Of Authoritarianism ?

Fiction Adrian, Emily. “Everything Here is Under Control.” Amanda thought her marriage was strong and that having a baby would only make it better. She was wrong. After a traumatic fight with her husband, Amanda leaves Queens... — Updated 9/7/2020

 

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