Arts & Music Archive

  • ~~By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ Rain began before daylight Saturday, Feb. 18. This did not bode well for volunteers and the Blue Ridge Business Association (BRBA) who sponsored the 7th annual Fire and Ice Festival in downtown Blue Ridge. Before noon, organizers began to breathe […]

    Fire and Ice brings 5,000 to Blue Ridge

    ~~By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ Rain began before daylight Saturday, Feb. 18. This did not bode well for volunteers and the Blue Ridge Business Association (BRBA) who sponsored the 7th annual Fire and Ice Festival in downtown Blue Ridge. Before noon, organizers began to breathe […]

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  • ~~ By Dora Walters, Sentinel Senior Writer ~~ Sometimes when friends make a suggestion and you follow it, it ends up in an exciting, fun adventure. And so it is with Mark McLain, who will make his first ever on stage appearance in the role of […]

    Mark McLain debuts in Moonlight and Magnolias at Theater

    ~~ By Dora Walters, Sentinel Senior Writer ~~ Sometimes when friends make a suggestion and you follow it, it ends up in an exciting, fun adventure. And so it is with Mark McLain, who will make his first ever on stage appearance in the role of […]

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  • Luke Fanelli debuts at BRCT By Dora Walters, Sentinel Senior Writer When you attend the Blue Ridge Community Theater’s production of “The Last Romance” you will be pleasantly surprised when 21-year-old Luke Fanelli steps on stage. In a flashback role of the main character as […]

    Luke Fanelli debuts at BRCT

    Luke Fanelli debuts at BRCT By Dora Walters, Sentinel Senior Writer When you attend the Blue Ridge Community Theater’s production of “The Last Romance” you will be pleasantly surprised when 21-year-old Luke Fanelli steps on stage. In a flashback role of the main character as […]

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  • By Marci Watson, Sentinel Staff Writer:  Music lovers gathered at the Fannin Public Library on Saturday morning to hear the Bergonzi String Quartet perform a children’s concert featuring Ludwig van Beethoven. Reading from a children’s book titled “Beethoven Lives Upstairs” the four musicians wove a […]

    Bergonzi Quartet performs at Library

    By Marci Watson, Sentinel Staff Writer:  Music lovers gathered at the Fannin Public Library on Saturday morning to hear the Bergonzi String Quartet perform a children’s concert featuring Ludwig van Beethoven. Reading from a children’s book titled “Beethoven Lives Upstairs” the four musicians wove a […]

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  • FCHS Theatre Department presents the spring musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, on Friday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m., on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. in the Fannin County High School Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5 at the door. During […]

    FCHS Theatre Dept. presents spring musical

    FCHS Theatre Department presents the spring musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, on Friday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m., on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. in the Fannin County High School Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5 at the door. During […]

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  • By Marci Watson, Sentinel Staff Writer: Imagine painting an intricate scene inside a shaped glass ornament–in miniature and in reverse. It’s an ancient Chinese art technique known as Ne’Qwa, and this unique artistic method has been revived in the Ne’Qwa Art Collection. Modern-day artist Trieste […]

    Artist demonstrates Ne’Qwa Oct. 17

    By Marci Watson, Sentinel Staff Writer: Imagine painting an intricate scene inside a shaped glass ornament–in miniature and in reverse. It’s an ancient Chinese art technique known as Ne’Qwa, and this unique artistic method has been revived in the Ne’Qwa Art Collection. Modern-day artist Trieste […]

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  • Mountain Regional Arts & Crafts Guild is pleased to share the news that paintings by member Ann Thompson, GWS, will be included in the Fourth Annual Virginia Avery Memorial “Reflections” Juried Art Exhibit. Sponsored by the Atlanta Branch of The National League of American Pen […]

    Ann Thompson’s paintings included in Juried Art Exhibit

    Mountain Regional Arts & Crafts Guild is pleased to share the news that paintings by member Ann Thompson, GWS, will be included in the Fourth Annual Virginia Avery Memorial “Reflections” Juried Art Exhibit. Sponsored by the Atlanta Branch of The National League of American Pen […]

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  • By Marci Watson, Sentinel Staff Writer:  There’s still time to see the Community Quilt and Fiber Arts Exhibit at the Blue Ridge Mountains Art Association (BRMAA). The exhibit runs until July 25 and features the best quilt designs in the county on display. The origins […]

    Quilt Exhibit at BRMAA

    By Marci Watson, Sentinel Staff Writer:  There’s still time to see the Community Quilt and Fiber Arts Exhibit at the Blue Ridge Mountains Art Association (BRMAA). The exhibit runs until July 25 and features the best quilt designs in the county on display. The origins […]

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  • By Dora Walters, Senior Sentinel Writer Inclement weather cancelled the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association’s Cork and Canvas event on Feb. 28 but there was a standing room only crowd at the rescheduled date March 7. Guests sampled signature dishes from Blue Ridge restaurants, took […]

    Cork & Canvas brings standing room only crowd

    By Dora Walters, Senior Sentinel Writer Inclement weather cancelled the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association’s Cork and Canvas event on Feb. 28 but there was a standing room only crowd at the rescheduled date March 7. Guests sampled signature dishes from Blue Ridge restaurants, took […]

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  • By Dora Walters, Sentinel Senior Writer:  The Blue Ridge Community Theater kicked off its 2015 season on Jan. 10 with an open house and a preview of the year ahead. President Pat Webb opened the afternoon with an update of recent theater happenings. She reported […]

    BRCT kicks off 2015 season

    By Dora Walters, Sentinel Senior Writer:  The Blue Ridge Community Theater kicked off its 2015 season on Jan. 10 with an open house and a preview of the year ahead. President Pat Webb opened the afternoon with an update of recent theater happenings. She reported […]

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