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Arts & Entertainment

The Mountain Artisan’s “Summertime" Arts and Crafts Show is celebrating its 25th year. Now located inside the Ramsey Center at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C., the show had its beginnings in the Macon County Community Building in 1989. Macon County native and folk artist Doris Hunter has been producing the event featuring quality arts and crafts from local and regional artisans ever since.

Over the years, the show has become famous for the largest selection of heritage and contemporary crafts from the hands of 100 exhibitors.

 

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The Arts Council’s Salsa Dance Party at Las Barricas Mexican Restaurant last Thursday night was “a hot success” say organizers.

The council enlisted the talents of dance teacher Alfredo Jiminez who gave basic instructions on how to salsa.

The free event was sponsored by the Arts Council of Macon County, suported by the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

 

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Louis-Virie Blanche will be performing on Friday, July 4, 8 to 10 p.m., at Rathskeller, 58 Stewart St., Franklin.

Blanche is a North Carolina born, world traveled Cherokee, with Choctaw, Blackfoot, and French Creole heritage.

His recordings feature numerous Grammy Award winners and nominees, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members.

The music he writes, sings, and produces is a mixture of styles including Cherokee, Creole, Reggae, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, Jazz, and Pop.

He's famed for being the first Native American artist to play Jamaica's world renowned Reggae Sunsplash festival.

Western Carolina University’s annual Summer Concert Series continues Tuesday, July 8, with a free show featuring the Buchanan Boys in the Central Plaza on campus at 7 p.m.

The Sylva-based group will perform a “countrified rock ‘n’ roll” show that draws from the eclectic tastes in music of the band members.

The final two concerts in the series also will be free and held in the Central Plaza at 7 p.m.

On Tuesday, July 15, Cullowhee- based Porch 40 will combine elements of Motown, jazz and funk to create a unique sound embellished with rock, progressive, indie, metal, hiphop and rock.

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published: 10/18/2013
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