The Transylvania Times -

By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

Local Musician To Receive Inaugural Award - Brevard NC


Local musician Mike Guggino will receive the first ever Arts Achievement Award from UNC-Asheville for his talents as the mandolin player in the Grammy winning Steep Canyon Rangers.

Guggino will receive the award during the inaugural Arts Fest. The campus will host music, art exhibits, prose and poetry for four days beginning on Thursday.

The Rangers will also headline the Arts Fest at Kimmel Arena at 8 p.m., Thursday.

Guggino graduated from UNCA in 2001 with a degree in history, and a minor in music.

The Art & Ideas Program Director Laura Bond, said UNC-Asheville is honored to have...

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