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Arts & Entertainment

The Bascom is the place to be this September.

On Thursday, Sept. 8, from 5-7 p.m., “Stella by Starlight - Stella’s Working Space: from protractors and polygons to printmaking and sculpture,” a reception and talk by Susan Robert will be held. A longtime enthusiast and student of Stella’s work, Robert is a painter and printmaker who will share her enthusiasm in the context of The Bascom’s current exhibit “Frank Stella: American Master.” Admission is free, but seating is limited so contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (828)787-2862 to reserve a space.


Cowee Elementary School will be the setting of a special benefit for the Rickman Store on Friday, Sept. 9, from 6 to 9 pm. “The Cowee Country Jamboree” will commemorate the birthday of the beloved Tom M. Rickman who owned and operated the store from 1925 to 1992.

Friends of the Rickman Store invite the community to join the celebration that features the Heartland Band, Dave Steward, Mary Kay Sullivan and Henry Miller, Chris Bowers, Smokey and the Bandits, and Ronnie Evans. The Nikwasi Dulcimer Players will open the musical evening.


Big rockers and soaring power ballads come to the South Terrace stage at Biltmore House when legendary Styx performs on Sept. 3.

The concert, set to begin at 8 p.m., will end with a spectacular fireworks show.

Tickets are still available at, or by calling (800)411-3812.



A new series of evening bluegrass music classes for beginners will be starting at the Log Cabin Cooking & Music Center in Asheville, NC on Tuesday, September 27, 2011.

These first-timer classes are open to anyone and are designed for total novices wanting to learn bluegrass and clawhammer banjo, fiddle or mandolin. Classes will be held in a vintage log cabin at 111 Bell Road in the Haw Creek section of east Asheville, off Tunnel Road. Teaching the classes will be Wayne Erbsen, well-known for his ability to teach anyone to play a musical instrument.


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