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REO Speedwagon to play Harrah’s Cherokee

November 8, 2013

Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon is a band where the main constant over the decades is a never-ending desire to give their all to their fans, year in and year out. These days REO are still doing what they’ve always done –...
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Robin Thicke, along with Jessie J, to play Harrah’s Cherokee

November 7, 2013

Born in Los Angeles, Robin Thicke taught himself to play piano at the age of 12 and by 16 was writing and producing songs for artists like Brandy, Color Me Badd, and Brian McKnight. By the age of 21, he had written and produced songs on over 20 gold and platinum albums including Michael...
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Reception planned for “Understanding our Past, Shaping our Future” exhibit

November 4, 2013

A community reception will celebrate the local opening of “Understanding our Past, Shaping our Future” at the Chief Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 3-5pm. The touring exhibit focuses on Cherokee language and culture, using sound recordings as the basis for presenting a coherent story in words and text. Rather...
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A Demand of Blood tells the Story of the Cherokee War of 1776

October 9, 2013
A Demand of Blood tells the Story of the Cherokee War of 1776

It would be hard to find a person born and raised in the United States who does not associate the year 1776 with the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence. In Nadia Dean’s well crafted text A Demand of Blood: The Cherokee War of 1776, however, the story is about how the Revolutionary...
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Tribal member wins at Santa Fe Indian Market

September 3, 2013
Tribal member wins at Santa Fe Indian Market

EBCI tribal member Shan Goshorn was the recipient of three major awards at the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market held Aug. 16-18 with a set of three baskets, entitled “They Were Called Kings”.
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Conley set to release another novel

August 19, 2013
Conley set to release another novel

Robert J. Conley, the Sequoyah Distinguished Professor of Cherokee Studies at Western Carolina University and the author of over eighty publications is about to release yet another novel, The Brothers, on Oct. 15. Conley is a three-time Spur Award winner, the latest in 1995 for his novel The Dark Island published by Bantam Doubleday....
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Ron White to perform at Harrah’s Cherokee

August 19, 2013

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White is best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon. However, with two Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, three of the top rated one-hour TV specials in Comedy Central history, a book that appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List and...
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Rodney Atkins to play Harrah’s Cherokee

August 12, 2013

Rodney Atkins has an impressive track record hitting on sentiments that strike a chord with the country listener: he’s had six number one hits from his first three albums, from “Watching You” and “These Are My People” to his most recent smashes, “Take A Back Road” and the platinum selling “Farmer’s Daughter”. He’s sold over...
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Scott McCreery returning to Harrah’s Cherokee

August 5, 2013

Since coming into the national spotlight in 2011, Garner, NC native Scotty McCreery quickly emerged as country music’s most successful new artist. McCreery’s first studio album, Clear As Day, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts, making him the youngest man in history to open at the top of the...
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WCU’s Mainstage Season includes musicals, tragedy – and zombies

July 29, 2013

A series of theatrical productions designed to keep audiences on the edge of their seats is scheduled for the 2013-14 Stage and Screen Mainstage Season at Western Carolina University – and one features a new role for a Broadway actor.
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Lynard Skynard to play Harrah’s Cherokee

July 19, 2013

WHO: Legendary rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd delivered a fiery slice of Southern style guitar rock heaven in Last of a Dyin’ Breed, their most recent release on Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records from August, 2012. It is the kind of record guaranteed to feed the needs of the multi-generational Skynyrd Nation, and continue the renewed vigor the band...
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Willie Nelson to play Harrah’s Cherokee

July 19, 2013

WHO: His perpetually unshaven beard, long braided hair, American flag head scarf or cowboy hat and red, white and blue guitar straps are as visually recognizable as his deep, raw voice and outlaw country style. Willie Nelson is frequently identified as pure Americana as apple pie and baseball. Emmylou Harris once said, “If I could only...
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Folkmoot USA performance

July 15, 2013

July 23 at 7:30pm at Swain County High School.  Dancing groups and musicians from Thailand, Poland, and Slovakia will perform.  Admission is $16/adults and $8 (12 and under).  Info: Swain County Chamber of Commerce 488-3681
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New Qualla Arts & Crafts members chosen

July 12, 2013
New Qualla Arts & Crafts members chosen

Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual, Inc. held its quarterly meeting and new member dinner at the Birdtown Community Building on Thursday, July 11.
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WCU presents ‘An Evening with Mark Twain’ on July 28

June 28, 2013
WCU presents ‘An Evening with Mark Twain’ on July 28

ctor and historian Kurt Sutton will present “An Evening with Mark Twain” at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University.
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Lineup announced for WCU’s 2013-14 Galaxy of Stars Series

June 26, 2013
Lineup announced for WCU’s 2013-14 Galaxy of Stars Series

The Galaxy of Stars Series at Western Carolina University celebrates its ninth season with a lineup that will take audience members from the Beatles’ 1964 U.S. invasion to “Smokey Joe’s Café” and many points between.
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Rodney Carrington to play Harrah’s Cherokee

June 14, 2013

Rodney Carrington is a multitalented comedian, actor and writer who has recorded eight major record label comedy albums selling over three million copies, with Morning Wood certified gold and Greatest Hits certified Platinum by the RIAA. Rodney starred in his own TV sitcom Rodney, which ran for two seasons on ABC. He co-wrote and co-starred with...
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