Mountain Heritage Center

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Jam session series continues Feb. 1

The winter series of old-time and bluegrass music jam sessions sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will continue Thursday, Feb. 1, with a performance by Cullowhee Creek, a group of musicians composed of WCU students.
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‘Telling Mountain Stories’ series to continue Dec. 5

The “Telling Mountain Stories” fall folk life series will continue at Western Carolina University on Tuesday, Dec. 5, with a screening of the documentary film “Rank Strangers: The Story of Mrs. Hyatt’s OpraHouse,” a performance by the Hominy Valley Boys, and a display of photographs by Ken Abbott.
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WCU jam sessions to begin Dec. 7

The 2006-07 series of old-time and bluegrass music jam sessions sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will begin Thursday, Dec. 7, with a special performance by the popular bluegrass band Whitewater Bluegrass Co.
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Philyaw to lead Mountain Heritage Day

Scott Philyaw, director of the Mountain Heritage Center and associate professor of history at Western Carolina University, has been named to lead Mountain Heritage Day, the university’s popular celebration of Southern Appalachian culture.