Boone, NC Entertainment

Home For Christmas Concert At HUB Station, 12/10 & 12/11

Hudson, NC – A little over a decade ago, Caldwell County theatre and music director, Keith Smith, came up with a holiday seasonal artistic idea. Smith says, “I was an only child, and like all other children, anxiously anticipated Christmas each year. At home, we had this huge mahogany cabinet that contained a record player; every night when it was bedtime, my parents and I would put about 5 long playing albums on the stereo that would drop down one by one as we drifted off into dreamland. We only did this during the holiday season. So I acquired a taste for Perry Como, Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Johnny Mathis, Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians and others. I began to associate them with the magic of the season. Add the big Christmas light bulbs, the revolving tree wheel of color, and the cream-colored white plastic candles with blue bulbs in the windows and it created a mosaic that I always fondly recalled. Looking back, I realized how much I missed that warm nostalgia. So beginning in 2010, I assembled a large, talented choir and we sang favorite songs of the season, both sacred and secular, to set the holiday, festive mood. Over the years, many people have told me that this Home for Christmas concert kicks off their Christmas season!”
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Ensemble Stage Presents "A Banner Elk Christmas" In December

Once again, Ensemble Stage of Banner Elk will present its annual holiday show, A Banner Elk Christmas, with performances throughout December, beginning this Friday December 3 at 7 pm. The show includes, 27 musical numbers, containing all or parts of nearly 40 yuletide songs, and is a fast-paced tribute to...
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Watauga Democrat

Hopeful holiday classic 'It’s a Wonderful Life' at the Appalachian Theatre

BOONE – Frank Capra’s timeless holiday classic film, “It’s a Wonderful Life” will once again bring the beloved characters of Bedford Falls to the silver screen as part of the Appalachian Theatre Cinema Classics Series at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10-11. The historic theater is located at 559 West King Street in the heart of Boone.

WPS Presents A Down Home Christmas Concert, Dec. 4th

Lenoir, NC – The Western Piedmont Symphony presents “A Down Home Christmas” under the direction of Maestro Matthew Troy. This concert is part of the Foothills Pops Series, and the symphony will perform Christmas classics and seasonal favorites for the entire family. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. on December 4, 2021 at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center.

Foothills Performing Arts to host Christmas play

LENOIR – The City of Lenoir will host the Christmas on Campus event from Dec. 10-12 and Dec. 17-19 at the Historic Lenoir High School on 100 Willow Street SW. The Campus Christmas Choir will perform “The Story of Christmas,” with special guest narrators each night: Dr. Helen Hall (12/10); Superintendent Don Phipps (12/11); 6th-grader Brayden Frasure (12/12); to be determined (12/17); Mayor Joe Gibbons (12/18); and Councilwoman Crissy Thomas (12/19).
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Hopeful Holiday Classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the Appalachian Theatre on December 10 and 11

Frank Capra’s timeless holiday classic film, “It’s a Wonderful Life” will once again bring the beloved characters of Bedford Falls to the silver screen as part of the Appalachian Theatre Cinema Classics Series at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, December 10 and 11. The historic theatre is located at 559 West King Street in the heart of Boone, NC.
Wilkes Journal Patriot

Society honors Bohlen, 'Heritage Cooking'

Mary Bohlen of Purlear was presented with an Award of Excellence by the N.C. Society of Historians for her book, “Heritage Cooking, Inspired by Rebecca Boone,” published in 2020. The award was presented at the society’s annual meeting by Zoom on Nov. 14. Bohlen was recognized for making a “significant...

Playlist of the week: Happy holidays from The Appalachian

Classes are ending, festive lights are illuminating King Street and tourists are piling into Boone to find their Christmas trees. The holidays are quickly approaching. Perhaps you are celebrating the seven days of Kwanzaa by giving gifts, lighting candles or feasting with loved ones. Maybe you’re lighting the menorah for Hanukkah. Or maybe you’re just waiting for the snow to blanket the mountains in crisp white sheets. Whatever your holiday traditions are, use winter break to enjoy your celebrations.

Mark Reynolds' Biggest Fan

It's not a common story to hear, but it looks like viewer Jason Hill's Boxer puppy keeps close tabs on weather in the area!. Educator of the Week: Robin Kerkhoff, D-B EXCEL Program. ETSU Charlie Weber improved his game with the help of a new head coach. Hampton High School...

Arts Council urges photogs to enter competition

LENOIR — The Caldwell Arts Council continues to remind photographers about its 2022 EXPOSURES Photography Competition. This year’s juried show is open to photographers living in Alexander, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Watauga and Wilkes counties. Please share this call to other photographers you know. The deadline for entries is Dec....
Hickory Daily Record

Youth art represents community fight against COVID-19

The Lenoir-Rhyne Vaccine Ambassadors held a “We Can Fight COVID!” art contest. Dozens of young artists created and submitted artwork that promoted COVID safety. Their entries were judged by Claire Pope, assistant professor of visual art and coordinator of the art program at Lenoir-Rhyne University. “Judging the contest was difficult,”...
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Nexsen Ringers Holiday Bells Concert Sunday Dec 5

Nexsen Ringers Community Handbell Choir will present the Inaugural Holiday Bells Concert Sunday December 5, at 2 p.m. An evening full of carols and Holiday pop music, the concert will be held in the Boone United Methodist Church Sanctuary. The concert is free, donations are welcome, and face masks are...

Peering into the Past

50 years ago: The Nov. 4, 1971, edition of The AJT featured an article entitled “Spear and Henson Creek.” Mrs. Neal Thompson is home, recuperating from a heart attack. She spent several days in Marion Hospital. Mrs. Louise Burleson is home after a two day stay in the Spruce Pine Hospital. Mrs. Hettie Houston spent last week in Charlotte with her granddaughter, Judy Biddix. Tom Biddix of Atlanta, Ga., and Judy Biddix of Charlotte spent the weekend at home. Miss Bonnie Wise is home after a stay in Winston-Salem Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. “Skip” Sullins and Cpl. Sam King spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Bill King and Samuel. Mrs. Louise Burleson had her sister, Clarice, and husband visit her from Arlington, Va., last week. Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Buchanan of Minneapolis visited the Donald Buchanans Sunday.

Carolina Snowbelles get ready for annual holiday show in Boone

BOONE, N.C. — The Carolina Snowbelles, a dance group in Blowing Rock, is getting ready to perform in "A Carolina Snowbelle Christmas" early December. The group is led by Cheryl Cutlip, who is the director of Project Dance and the Carolina Snowbelles. Cutlip is a former Radio City Rockette, which inspires the style of dance families can expect at the performances.
Wilkes Journal Patriot

Presley Barker, Paige King Johnson at The 1915 Saturday

Wilkes County’s Presley Barker and Paige King Johnson, three-time Carolina Country Music Female Vocalist of the Year, will perform at The 1915 on Main Street, Wilkesboro, Saturday night. Barker is fresh from a run on American Idol this year. He performed with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder on the Grand...

Best-selling poet Robert Bly dies at 94

MINNEAPOLIS — Robert Bly, known for his protests against the Vietnam war and a controversial men’s movement, died at his home in Minneapolis at age 94, the New York Times reported. Bly authored more than 50 books, including poetry, translations of foreign writers, and commentaries on literature and society. Bly...