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Will & Deni Films

Popular Appalachian music program enters season four on PBS. Read more

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Pioneer Day features Southern Appalachian crafts, live bands, food trucks, vintage farm tools and equipment, Civil War re-enactors, special exhibits, authors, animals, children’s games and much more. Read more

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It was odd in mid February to hear the weatherman on the local television say something like, “is this the last blast of winter for the season?” Read more

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Sheep Shearing Days will include demonstrations of shearing, carding, spinning and weaving the fleece into woven goods, and illustrations of some of the many finished products derived from the wool. Read more

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Echoes from the Valley

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Sarah Ransom has been working with a local Junior Appalachian Musicians group, which introduced her to Appalachian storytelling and the history. She was asked to write a fictional story based on historic events in Johnson County, Tennessee. Read more

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Travels with Foxfire: Stories of People, Passions and Practices from Southern Appalachia, continues the tradition with comfortable, conversational vignettes from rural Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky. Read more

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Acclaimed pastry chef Lisa Donovan, formerly of Sean Brock’s Husk in Nashville, grew up traveling with her family, as her dad was in the Army. “I think there’s a biological imperative that has us seeking a sense of place,” she said. Read more

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Museum offers holiday tours of its pioneer village. Read more

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Town hosts heritage arts festival and music festival Read more

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When David Cooke started promoting a new program called Grow Appalachia to help people in Appalachian states and counties grow their own healthy produce, some residents were a bit skeptical. Read more

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Welcome back to the south

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Grasping my Southern identity is about as easy as grabbing a fistful of Smoky Mountain fog. The question “Where are you from?” always provoked hesitation growing up. Read more

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The festival runs July 6-7 with 35 music and dance competitions. Read more

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Traditional Tastes of the Mountains

Fred Sauceman

You can find Himalayan eggplant in Asheville, North Carolina. You can find Indian street food. You can find Korean seafood pancakes. In my home county in East Tennessee, there are three Vietnamese restaurants. Pho is now commonplace. Read more

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In 2013, Smoky Mountain Living invited Michael Twitty to author an article for its Mountain Voices section regarding how the enslaved from West and Central Africa influenced Appalachian food and culture. Read more

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Wiley Cash: Always Home in the Mountains

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Wiley Cash smiles as wide as a billboard, hand out to meet a fellow traveler, eager to talk about his book, any books, the craft and discipline of writing, his love of reading, influential authors, sports, and the outdoors. Read more

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We love coffee

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In today’s world, fresh roasted coffee beans are all the rage, and folks are using French presses and pour-over methods to create the perfect beverage. Read more

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I delight in books of literary compendia. Sometimes, of course, I quarrel with the selections. Read more

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Home Cooking

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Since 2011, when she opened her much-lauded Cúrate in downtown Asheville, chef Katie Button has brought authentic Spanish cooking to the mountains of North Carolina. Read more

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Home Cooking

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In the late 1980s, Susi Gott Séguret left behind the sorghum fields of Appalachia, where she grew up, for the wheat fields of France. Read more

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