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Archive for October, 2015

Steely Pan Steel Band performs Oct. 30

BOONE—It’s time for a calypso break with the Steely Pan Steel Band. The ensemble will perform Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University. Admission is $8.

Smith Gallery and SECCA present discussion by North Carolina Artists Fellows

BOONE—The Smith Gallery in partnership with the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) presents “Point & Counterpoint: N.C. Arts Fellows in Dialogue” Thursday, Oct. 29, at Appalachian State University.

The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in Belk Library and Information Commons Room 114. The event is free and open to the public.

Black Mountain College historians to speak Oct. 27 at Appalachian

BOONE—The history of the innovative Black Mountain College is the focus of the Oct. 27 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University.

William C. Rice and Katherine Chaddock will read from their published works about the college that operated from 1933-57.

Whiskytree founder talks about design, creativity

BOONE—From his time as a production assistant at Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic to owning his own visual effects company, Jonathan Harb says it’s the basics he learned in high school and college that are tools of his success.

Appalachian’s Jazz Ensemble II performs Oct. 27

BOONE—Sit back and enjoy the jazz stylings of Appalachian State University’s Jazz Ensemble II during an Oct. 27 performance on campus. The 18-member ensemble, directed by Rod Berry, will perform beginning at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

OctubaFest concert held Oct. 26

BOONE—It’s time for OctubaFest, the annual concert featuring compositions transcribed for tubas and euphoniums. The concert by the Tuba-Euphonium Collective in the Hayes School of Music will begin at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 in Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Former Claire’s Stores co-CEO says self-esteem and work ethic have been keys to her success

BOONE— Working for the family business isn’t always easy, but the rewards can be great. Just ask Bonnie Schaefer, owner of Westglow Resort & Spa in Blowing Rock and former co-CEO of Claire’s Stores Inc.

Appalachian students place second in international industrial design competition

BOONE—A simple class project turned into a rewarding real-world experience for two Appalachian State University industrial design majors from the Department of Applied Design.

Exhibit celebrates cartoon studies

BOONE—Comics and graphic novels have long been used as a medium to depict political opinion, for satire or entertainment.

An exhibit representing work from the Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) in Vermont is on display through Feb. 6, 2016, at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University.