25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

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Arts & Entertainment

The Western Carolina University Jazz Ensemble will present its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29.

Under the director of Pavel Wlosok of WCU’s School of Music faculty, the ensemble will perform in the recital hall of the Coulter Building.

In addition to the 21 student members of the ensemble, the performance will feature two of Wlosok’s music faculty colleagues – Steve Wohlrab on guitar and Dave Wilken on trombone.

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Nearly 45 master potters from across 17 states gathered in downtown Dillsboro on Saturday for the seventh annual Western North Carolina Pottery Festival. The one-day event hosted an array of clay artists who travelled from as far away as Texas, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and Nebraska to demonstrate a variety of techniques and who shared their knowledge through hands-on demonstrations, including throwing, wood-firing and horsehair firing, and Raku demonstrations.

Tents lined Front Street to display meticulous, hand-crafted pottery and to offer festival goers a wide range of wares to complement the already quaint village setting which includes shops, galleries, restaurants, inns and a railroad depot.

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The Bascom is hosting an event to bring attention to all the non-profits on the plateau and to give visitors an opportunity to donate to multiple organizations. All non-profits are invited to participate in the first annual Giving Trees exhibition.

The Bascom will provide the space and participating nonprofits are asked to provide a beautifully decorated tree, informational materials on your organization and a donation box which will be on display at The Bascom from Nov. 12-Jan. 3. All Giving Trees donations will benefit the participating nonprofit organizations. All non-profits interested in participating in Giving Trees should contact Bo Sweeny at (828)787- 2879 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Friday, Oct. 28.

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Little Big Town, a Grammy-winning country music group, will take the stage at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $29 each and can be purchased online at GreatMountainMusic.com.

With record sales topping 1.5 million, four Grammy nominations, and multiple Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Awards, Little Big Town is no stranger to success. Hits from their certified gold and platinum albums include, “Boondocks” and “Little White Church.” The group is also nominated this year as the CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” for the 4th year in a row.

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