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The 2013-14 First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Jam Series at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will continue Thursday, April 3, with a concert featuring the traditional string band Crooked Pine.

Crooked Pine was originally organized in 1974 with founding members Craig Bannerman, bass; Marion Boatwright, fiddle; and Frank McConnell, guitar. The group played many venues across Western North Carolina over the years and evolved with new members, but eventually disbanded.

In 2010, however, Crooked Pine reformed with the three original members, and banjo and mandolin player Troy Harrison has been added to the mix. From its home base in Brevard, the band has been performing at festivals, dances and other events in the area and was recently featured in a promotional video created by the Transylvania County Chamber of Commerce.


Colorfest, Dillsboro Fine Arts & Crafts Fair, is looking for artists of all mediums to participate in the 6th annual fine art festival to be held on Oct. 4, in the historic town of Dillsboro. Regional fine artists and crafters are encouraged to apply.

Within the colors of autumn, the town of Dillsboro will welcome visitors to this walk-about town where the artisans will be displaying their works. ColorFest participants will be showcased in a new format for this festival, where they will be set up continuously and conveniently on Front Street. Church Street will be sectioned off for food booths.


Western Carolina University’s Department of Chemistry and Physics will host an evening telescope viewing party beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the Jackson County Airport overlooking the WCU campus.

Part of the 2014 North Carolina Science Festival, the event is designed to give members of the campus and surrounding communities an up-close view of stars, the moon and the planets Mars and Jupiter through telescopes at various magnifications.

Enrique Gomez, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at WCU, will give a brief presentation on identifying well-know constellations and stars that can be seen in the sky during the spring season.


The School of Music at Western Carolina University will present a concert by the Flute Ensemble on Saturday, April 5.

The ensemble is led by Eldred Spell, professor of flute at WCU, and graduate student Christine Hughes.

The group, which is composed of nine students from the flute studio, will perform two flute quartet pieces – “Beach Music” by Catherine McMichael and “Orientale” by Melvin Lauf Jr.


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published: 10/18/2013
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