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Arts & Entertainment

Nantahala native and Franklin resident, Roy Owenby will share his stories about Appalachian life on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 3 p.m. Blue Ridge Mountain Heritage is the culmination of thousands of miles of travel throughout the South in an effort to gather stories that portray the soul of Appalachia. These stories span past and present and offer a full spectrum of human emotion.

A prolific writer, Owenby has written hundreds of articles and short stories. He is also the author of “The Owl Knows,” a mystery set on the Appalachian Trail. To reserve copies of his books, call City Lights Bookstore at (828)586-9499.

The students and faculty of Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen soon will raise the curtain for their Mainstage season for the 2014-15 academic year.

The playbill includes two plays and two musicals. Season subscriptions and individual tickets for the productions will go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the box office in WCU’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

For more information about the Mainstage season and the two special events, contact WCU’s School of Stage and Screen at 828-227-7491. To order season subscriptions and individual tickets, call the Bardo Arts Center box office at (828)227-2479 or go online to http://bardoartscenter.wcu.edu.

Heritage arts, music, skills and history were showcased at Saturday’s event.

Doug Hubbs, right, of Cave Creek Pottery demonstrates the art of “throwing a pot” at the 11th annual Folk Festival in downtown Franklin.

Photo by Betsey Gooder



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The Sundown Band will bring a wide variety of music to Sylva’s Bridge Park from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., this Friday, July 25, as part of the Concerts on the Creek series.

The Sundown Band is a Western North Carolina group with experience entertaining a wide variety of audiences. They perform country, rock, R&B, Motown and ’60s and ’70s pop. Based in Andrews, the group includes Don O’Dell, Rick Davenport, Jamie Nichols, Johnny McCoy, Sammy Mason and Andrea Reid.

The Sundown Band is influenced by the Eagles, Bob Seger and the Atlanta Rhythm Section.


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