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Blue Mountain Film Festival showcases the best in student documentaries

BOONE—University Documentary Film Services at Appalachian State University will host the 5th Annual Blue Mountain Student Documentary Film Festival April 23 on campus. The film festival runs from 6 to 8 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Parkway Ballroom. Admission is free.

Talk on cultural racism held April 14

BOONE—Dr. Alia Al-Saji will present the lecture “Cultural Racism: Muslim Veiling, Embodiment, and the Meaning of Culture” April 14 at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian Symphony Orchestra premieres Meister composition in May

BOONE—The Appalachian Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Assistant Professor Chung Park, will premiere a new work by Professor Scott Meister Friday, May 2. The performance will be repeated Saturday, May 3.

Irish music ensemble performs April 17

BOONE—An Irish music ensemble comprising students will perform April 17 at 6 p.m. in Crossroads Coffee House in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Poetry readings held April 23 and 24 as part of National Poetry Month

BOONE—April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate The Scholars Bookshop in the University Bookstore at Appalachian State University will host readings by two local poets.

CANCELED: Hague talks poetry, politics and the environment April 17

NOTE: The April 17 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series presentation at Appalachian State University by poet and essayist Richard Hague has been canceled because of illness.

BOONE—Poet and essayist Richard Hague will visit Appalachian State University April 17 for the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series.

Steely Pan Steel Band reunion concert held April 26

BOONE—Clean and press your Hawaiian shirt and great ready for an incredible night of steel pan music when the Steely Pan Steel Band and alumni perform in a free concert Saturday, April 26.

Registration opens for the High Country Triple Crown running series

BOONE—The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS) at Appalachian State University announces the High Country Triple Crown, a series of three challenging and fun races covering beautiful mountain terrain. All proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, an afterschool program that inspires girls in the 3rd-8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

New River Brass Quintet performs April 13

BOONE—The Hayes School of Music’s Faculty Performance Series will present the New River Brass Quintet April 13 at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.