Making History: Guild Craft Fair celebrates 70 years

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Cover Design Credit:

Scott Southwick

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Southern Highland Craft Guild
Held in Asheville since 1951, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands celebrates its 70th year during its Friday, July 21, to Sunday, July 23, event at the U.S. Cellular Center.


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    -by Alli Marshall
    The biannual event returns to the U.S. Cellular Center Friday, July 21, to Sunday, July 23.
  • Smart bets: Jazz at Jargon

    -by Emily Glaser
    Andrew LaPrise Trio plays on Friday, July 21, and Rick Simerly Trio on Saturday, July 22, both at 10:30 p.m.
  • Folkmoot returns for its 34th year

    -by Lauren Stepp
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    -by Timothy Burkhardt
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  • Smart bets: For Rumbough

    -by Emily Glaser
    The full evening of dance takes place at The Academy at Terpsicorps on Friday, July 21, and Saturday, July 22.
  • Ashley Heath headlines a local music showcase at The Orange Peel

    -by Bill Kopp
    Two short years ago, singer-songwriter Ashley Heath was working by day as a barista and playing music at night. She made the jump to being a full-time musician, releasing her…
  • Smart bets: SIYAH

    -by Emily Glaser
    The positive hip-hop artist will perform at The Pritchard Park Summer Series on Thursday, July 20
  • Conscious Party: Magic and Mind Reading

    -by Molly Horak
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    -by Emily Glaser
    The self-described thump-hop group returns to Western North Carolina for The Good Vibes Summer Tour, headlined by Rebelution and also featuring Collie Buddz, Hirie and DJ Mackle.
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    -by Jeff Messer
    In his director's notes, Steve Lloyd acknowledges the 1990 production of Fiddler On The Roof that ushered in his role as executive director at Haywood Arts Regional Theatre. Now, 27…



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    -by Monroe Spivey
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  • Screen scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
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