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Henderson County Life

Local foundation wins grant for Appalachian roots music show

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The Will & Deni McIntyre Foundation has been awarded a $15,000 grant by the Community Foundation of Henderson County to help fund Season 4 of David Holt’s State of Music, an Emmy-nominated public television series distributed nationally by PBS.   Read Story »

Tags: Music | bluegrass | mountain culture | Will & Deni McIntyre Foundation | Appalachian Mountains. Appalachian culture | old-time music

Henderson County News

Mountain balladeers to perform

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Two eighth-generation mountain ballad singers will be featured in the "Keeping the Fires Burning" series presented by the Center for Cultural Preservation at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Patton Auditorium. Donna Ray Norton and Melanie Rice Penland, both from Sodom, Madison County, will perform and discuss the history of ballad music and how it evolved as it crossed the wide sea.   Read Story »

Tags: Music | performing arts | Southern Appalachian culture | Center for Cultural Preservation

Hendersonville Life

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: HMS to perform at NC music teachers' conference

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Longtime Hendersonville High School band director Fran Shelton stood outside the band room at Hendersonville Middle School before the morning bell on on a recent morning.   Read Story »

Tags: Music | Hendersonville Middle School | performing arts | Buddy Gudger

Hendersonville Life

Veteran drummer creates 'Spinterviews' of musical greats

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Rob Tolleson dates his start as a music journalist to age 10 when he was growing up in San Francisco in the Sixties.   Read Story »

Tags: Music | performing arts | Spinterviews | Rob Tolleson

Hendersonville Life

HSO opener features famed Celtic fiddler

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The Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Thomas Joiner, will present a concert entitled "A Celtic Celebration" on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Concert Hall at BRCC.   Read Story »

Tags: Music | Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra | performing arts

Henderson County Life

WEEKEND EVENTS: Robert Morgan, Saluda Grade concert

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SALUDA — Saluda native Aaron Burdett and his band will play at Saluda's free Top of the Grade concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday after the Saluda Tailgate Market.   Read Story »

Tags: Saluda | Music | History | Saluda Grade | Robert Morgan

Hendersonville Life

WTZQ kicks off music showcase at Moe's BBQ

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Moe's Original BBQ and WTZQ AM-1600 are launching a new singer/songwriter showcase the third Thursday of every month from 8 to 9 p.m. upstairs at Moe's in downtown Hendersonville.   Read Story »

Tags: Music | restaurants | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Hendersonville Life

Carolina Concert Choir names new director

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The Carolina Concert Choir has hired a longtime college choir director as conductor and artistic director.   Read Story »

Tags: Music | performing arts | Carolina Concert Choir

Henderson County Life

Fuss erupts over Music on Main

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Large crowds for Music on Main at the new stage at the Visitors Center have led to a big fuss.   Read Story »

Tags: Music | tourism | Music on Main | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Henderson County Tourism Development Authority

Hendersonville Life

Tonight's R&B concert features bluegrass, bluesy rock and brews

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The second edition of the successful Rhythm and Brews concerts sponsored by the city of Hendersonville cranks up at 6 p.m. tonight with some organizational changes, an all-girl folk and bluegrass band and a bluesy rock band.   Read Story »

Tags: Music | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street Advisory Committee | Rhythm & Brews concert series | Lew Holloway

Edneyville Life

Apple Valley honors longtime county band director

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After 32 years of teaching middle and high school students to play the flute, trumpet, trombone and more, Apple Valley Middle School band director Jerry Ledford is retiring.   Read Story »

Tags: Music

Hendersonville Life

Peter, Paul and Mary tribute opens June 12

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Flat Rock Playhouse is proud to announce the next 'Music on the Rock" series concert: "A Tribute to Peter, Paul and Mary" opening on June 12.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | Music | Music on the Rock

Flat Rock Life

Flat Rock celebrates with ice cream, bluegrass, Sandburg tours

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FLAT ROCK — Fans of ice cream and bluegrass are invited to Celebrate Flat Rock Saturday.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Music | Flat Rock Village Council

Flat Rock Business

'Music on the Rock' pays tribute to Sting

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Music on the Rock will feature A Tribute to Sting and The Police on May 23 at the Playhouse Downtown.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | Music | Music on the Rock

Henderson County News

SLIDESHOW: 'Hairspray' this weekend at HHS

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The Hendersonville High School Class of 2013 presents the musical comedy "Hairspray" this weekend in the traditional senior play.     Read Story »

Tags: theater | arts | Music | Hendersonville High School | performing arts

Henderson County News

HHS symphonic band grabs elusive gold in Atlanta

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The Hendersonville High School symphonic band has played at Carnegie Hall. It has played in the renowned symphony halls of Boston and Chicago. It has traveled to the Orange Bowl, the Sugar Bowl and California, and it has usually won the top prize.   Read Story »

Tags: arts | Music | Hendersonville High School | HHS band program | Fran Shelton

Flat Rock Life

LIGHTNING REVIEW: Spirit moves 'Cotton Patch Gospel'

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Outside felt more like a rainy night in Georgia. Inside, Jesus was in the process of being born, living his short life, preaching, getting condemned and strung up and coming back to life, all to the twang of bluegrass strings and three-part harmony in 1 hour and 58 minutes.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | theater | arts | Music

Henderson County Life

SLIDESHOW: 'Wizard of Oz' playing at NHHS

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Last week, East Henderson High School performed "The Wiz," a modern adaptation of the classic movie and show. This week, North Henderson High School turns back to the clock with a performance of the original "Wizard of Oz," with no less energy and musical horsepower.   Read Story »

Tags: arts | Music | North Henderson High School | theatre | Lisa K. Bryant

Hendersonville Life

Zink-plated Swing Band plays solid gold

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"I'm really proud to be director of this band," Jerry Zink said. "Of course there are times when I have my doubts."   Read Story »

Tags: Music | Hendersonville Kiwanis Club | Morris Kaplan | Jerry Zink | Hendersonville Swing Band

Hendersonville Life

Swing Band concert Saturday at HHS

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The Hendersonville Swing Band directed by Jerry Zink will perform Saturday at Hendersonville High School auditorium in a concert to benefit the Morris Kaplan Kiwanis Scholarship Fund.     Read Story »

Tags: Music | Hendersonville Kiwanis Club | Jerry Zink

Hendersonville Life

Hendersonville Commuity Band Patriotic Pops Concert

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Tags: arts | Music

Henderson County Life

Lutherans, Methodists join in 'Festival of Hymns' concert

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Saluda News

Saluda Arts Festival fun for the whole family

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Fine artists from all over Western North Carolina and South Carolina will exhibit and sell oil, water colors, acrylic paintings and drawings, wood working, photography, pottery, jewelry, sculptures, stained glass, metal working, and more at the ninth annual Saluda Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19 on historic Main Street in downtown Saluda.   Read Story »

Tags: arts | Saluda | Music | Crafts | Festivals