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WEST JEFFERSON — Coffee House Live!, sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council, returned Saturday, Nov. 9 in the Hensley Hall of the West Jefferson Methodist Church. The featured performers included The Smart Ashes, Sylvia and Robert Zahner and Cane Mill Road (pictured) with Arvil Scott as t…

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The Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor the Coffee House Live! Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hensley Hall of the West Jefferson Methodist Church in West Jefferson. The featured performers will include The Smart Ashes, Sylvia and Robert Zahner and Cane Mill Road with Arvil Scott as t…

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WEST JEFFERSON — Children’s book author, illustrator and artist Jonathan D. Voss will pay a two-day visit to Ashe County Nov. 12 and 13 as part of the Florence Thomas Art School’s C.E. Miller stART Outreach Program.

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WEST JEFFERSON — Sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council, the show 'A Brit Of Magic' was performed by Keith Fields and Lady Sarah Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Ashe County Civic Center. The show combined British humor and magic for night of fun and laughter.

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The Ashe County Arts Council brings to the stage of the Ashe Civic Center the comedy of Keith Fields and Lady Sarah, the stars of “A Brit Of Magic.” The fun starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Civic Center hosted two performances of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” Saturday, Oct. 26, with all of the roles being played by local students.

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JEFFERSON — The River House Inn and Restaurant hosted musical duo Uncle Herbie and Joey Mac as part of their Sunday Salon series Sunday, Oct. 27. The duo played their signature stripped-down mix of blues and rock.

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MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. — Traditional and old-time music lost a champion Monday, Oct. 14, with the passing of Helen White, the founder of the Junior Appalachian Musicians program which has introduced thousands of people to the music of their areas.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Arts Council unveiled its newest exhibition, “Best of the Blue Ridge” Oct. 9, a juried exhibit featuring a variety of subject matter.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Jeff Little Trio returned to the Ashe Civic Center Saturday, Oct. 19, for an evening stocked full with toe-tapping tunes and beautiful ballads. Accompanying Jeff Little on piano are Steve Lewis on guitar and Luke Little on mandolin.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Arts Council will welcome the Jeff Little Trio at the Ashe Civic Center on Oct. 19 at 7:30 pm. Steve Lewis and Luke Little will be joining Jeff Little onstage.

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The Fall Crawl is here! The last crawl of the season will feature galleries, shops and studios all decked out in their fall finery on Friday, Oct. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council the Gallery Crawl showcases and promotes the varied artistic talents in Downtown W…

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WEST JEFFERSON — Artists from across the region gathered in front of the Ashe Arts Center Saturday, Sept. 28, to showcase and sell their pottery, paintings, woodworking and quilting for the Ashe County Art Council’s annual Art on the Mountain event.

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GATLINBURG, TENN. — Saturday, Sept. 21, proved to be another highlight for young singer-songwriter, and Ashe County native, Taylon Hope, as she picked up yet another Josie Award for her mantle. The Josie Music Awards, which has been held yearly since 2015, is the largest independent artist a…

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LANSING — Lansing’s Music in the Barn series continued Saturday, Sept. 28, with a performance from Rock Bottom in the Lansing Creeper Trail Park. The event featured food, fun and old-fashioned bluegrass music.

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WEST JEFFERSON — Just Imagine, a day of family fun, entertainment and games sponsored by Imagination Ashe, was held at 16 Hands Farm in West Jefferson Sunday, Sept. 29, featuring a performance from award-winning singer/songwriter Taylon Hope Miller.

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WEST JEFFERSON — Artists from across the region gathered in front of the Ashe Arts Center Saturday, Sept. 28, to showcase and sell their pottery, paintings, woodworking and quilting for the Ashe County Art Council's annual Art on the Mountain event.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Western Piedmont Chamber Orchestra of Hickory performed it ‘Heroes and Villains’ show at the Ashe Civic Center Thursday, Sept. 26. The orchestra performed classical music along with soundtracks from movies such as ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ and the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise.

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WEST JEFFERSON — More than 30 artists and craft persons will set up their creative wares on the grounds of the Ashe Arts Center in West Jefferson for Art on the Mountain, sponsored the Ashe County Arts Council, on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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WILKESBORO — The fifth annual Carolina in the Fall Music & Food Festival took place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21, featuring a long list of renowned musicians. Pictured is Williamson Branch, who include Kevin Williamson on guitar, Anthony Howell on mandolin, Kadence Williamson on bass…

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WEST JEFFERSON — Visitors to Florence Thomas Art School in downtown West Jefferson until the end of October will be presented with an exhibition very different to the art school’s usual offerings.

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WILKESBORO — The fifth annual Carolina in the Fall Music & Food Festival will offer world-renowned music talent, exciting family entertainment, the region’s best food truck cuisine, and unique arts and crafts shopping along Main Street in historic downtown Wilkesboro on Friday and Saturd…

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WEST JEFFERSON — Dr. Elliot Engel speaks at the Ashe County Arts Center Monday, Sept. 17, as part of the On The Same Page Literary Festival. Egel gave his lecture, ‘Andy Griffith: Master of Mayberry,’ about the life and stories of the legendary actor.

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WEST JEFFERSON — Habitat for Humanity held its annual RePurposed for a Reason event Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14 at Perry’s Gold Mine in West Jefferson.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Arts Council unveiled its newest exhibit, “Nostalgia,” Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Arts Center in West Jefferson.

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WEST JEFFERSON — From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, the Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor Gallery Crawl in downtown West Jefferson. Galleries and shops will be open after hours to showcase the best of artistic talent in Ashe County.

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TODD — The wife-and-husband duo of Sarah and Austin McCombie, also known as the Chatham Rabbits, brought their combination of clawhammer banjo and harmonies to the Todd General Store Sunday, Sept. 8. The pair are currently on tour throughout North Carolina and the surrounding states.

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WEST JEFFERSON — World-renowned pianist and composer, Edmund Barton ‘Bart’ Bullock, performed at the Ashe County Civic Center Saturday, Sept. 7. Bullock performed ‘An Evening of Romantic and Impressionist Piano Works,’ which included his original compositions alongside pieces by Bach, Debuss…

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WEST JEFFERSON — Mountain Splash is a weeklong artist expo that will include artists in residence, workshops and demonstrations to be held at Florence Thomas Art School on Sept. 9-14. This fun-filled week will feature local and visiting artists in residence at the school, a make-and-take art…

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Edmund Barton “Bart” Bullock has been leading a double career as composer and pianist with success, performing his own major works and chamber music throughout the United States and Europe. Bart will perform “An Evening of Romantic and Impressionist Piano Works” at the Ashe Civic Center Satu…

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GRASSY CREEK — The King Bees took the stage alongside Anthony "Packrat" Thomas on harmonica/vocals and Robert "Top" Thomas on guitar during the 17th annual New River Blues Festival Sunday, Sept. 1. Grab a copy of Ashe Post & Times on Wednesday, Sept. 4, for more on this story.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The WE2019 Experience Festivals rocked Saloon Studio Lives for two weekends of back-to-back concerts Aug. 9-11 and 16-18., featuring legendary bands such as Vanilla Fudge, Jefferson Starship, Iron Butterfly, Melanie, Derek St. Holmes and many more. Kenn Moutenot, event produ…

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WEST JEFFERSON — The eighth annual Olde Time Antiques Fair is set to return to downtown West Jefferson from 1- 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, and 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, showcasing a variety of antiques, hand-crafted items and cherished collectables for the crowd on Jefferson Avenue. Fo…

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WEST JEFFERSON — Despite a rain scare just before the show, Gap Civil performed as part of the Backstreet Concert Series on Aug. 23. The Sparta-based band played a mix of old-time and bluegrass music to a crowd prepared for a bit of rain.

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The 17th annual New River Blues Festival is returning to the High Country over Labor Day weekend. Gates open at noon on Sept. 1, and music is from 1-6 p.m. on the lawn of River House Inn, which will provide beverages. Kelman’s Bon Appetit is this year’s food vendor, and vegetarian options wi…

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Little Theatre is ready for its newest production, “Calendar Girls,” which will be at the Ashe County Civic Center Aug. 22-25.

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The Regional Artist Project of Northwest North Carolina is a partnership between the Arts Councils of Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes Counties and the North Carolina Arts Council. Its goal is to provide support to a broad range of visual, performing, literary, and inter-disciplinary arti…

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WEST JEFFERSON — New River Brewing in West Jefferson is getting a sizable splash of color, courtesy of artist Whitney Stuart Landwehrmann. This is the second mural of the year for Landwehrmann, who recently finished up ‘Tree of Appalachia’ on the side of Third Day Market. Landwehrmann said t…

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The Zephyr Lightning Bolts will be the 10th and last band performing in the 2019 BackStreet Concert Series on Friday, Aug. 30, at 5:30 p.m. The concert is free. If it rains, the concert will be moved to the Ashe Arts Council three blocks to the east. The individual sponsor for this concert i…

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WEST JEFFERSON — The wife-and-husband duo of Sarah and Austin McCombie, also known as the Chatham Rabbits, brought their combination of clawhammer banjo and harmonies to the Ashe County Arts Center Saturday, Aug. 17. The pair are currently on tour throughout North Carolina and the surroundin…

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WEST JEFFERSON — Local speakers at The Corey Anne Celebration of Women in the Arts Symposium emphasized the importance of finding and pursuing life passions to an audience at Florence Thomas Art School the morning of Saturday, Aug. 17.

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Eumir Deodato’s Symphonic ‘69 plays during the first weekend of WE2019 Experience Festival at Saloon Studios on Mulatto Mountain Road. The festival, commemorating the 50-year anniversary of Woodstock in Bethel, N.Y., will play again at Saloon Studios Aug. 16-18.

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GATLINBURG, TENN. — Ashe County is represented well at the 2019 Josie Music Awards, where 14-year-old West Jefferson-native Taylon Hope is nominated for five awards. The singer picked up a win to go along with two other nominations at the 2018 event.