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

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Arts & Entertainment

The Carolina Crossmen will host their Annual Singing at Cullowhee Valley School in Cullowhee on Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m. with Primitive Quartet and Porter Family.

Saturday, April 30, at 7 p.m. with The Perrys, Mountain Faith, and The Hayes Family.

Sunday at 2 p.m. with Whisnants and Archie Watkins and Smoky Mountain Reunion.

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“Wine and Dine on the Mountain” will kick off the 2011 culinary season in Highlands April 29 through May 1, by pulling together a sizzling line-up of fine wines, superb food and fine art. Guests of all events will watch the wines come to life, as Thomas Arvid paints for the occasions.

The “Wine and Dine on the Mountain” weekend is a sensory extravaganza that begins with a “Blue Jeans, Bluegrass Spring Harvest Barn Dinner” at the Farm at Old Edwards on Friday. Whitehall Lane Wines will be on the tables throughout the dinner. On Saturday, Wolfgang’s Restaurant and Wine Bistro will host W.H. Smith Winery four-course wine dinner starting at 7 p.m. On Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., a Live brunch at Madison’s Restaurant will top off the weekend.

Named one of the top “25 Artists You Should Know” by US Art magazine, Thomas Arvid receives critical acclaim for his monumental compositions of wine and his mastery of light, depth and reflection.

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The 2011 “Heritage Alive!” Mountain Youth Talent Contest has really exploded. With 24 acts and only one and a quarter hours scheduled on stage (Bridge Park Pavilion on Mill Street), the schedule for the talent contest has been changed.

Not wanting to turn any child down for lack of stage time, the start time for the contest has been changed.

The contest will begin at 9:30 a.m. instead of 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, in downtown Sylva.

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Short films created by Western Carolina University students will be featured at WCU’s third annual Controlled Chaos Film Festival on Wednesday, April 27, in WCU’s Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The festival begins at 7 p.m. and will feature short pieces from documentaries to TV spots as well as three senior project films written, directed and produced by student filmmakers from the motion picture and television production program. All of the narrative films feature members of the WCU theatre arts and musical theatre programs.

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