A musical comedy penned by Laurel Vartabedian, assistant professor of communication and theatre arts at Western Carolina University, has been accepted for FringeNYC, the seventh annual New York International Fringe Festival.
They pop up on the lawn across the Western Carolina University campus when warm weather arrives in the mountains, like giant dandelions of stone, steel and wood. “They” are the winning entries in Western Carolina’s annual Outdoor Sculpture Program.
Organizers of Western Carolina University’s second annual CulloWHEE! ArtsFest have announced a slate of headline performers featuring chart-topping rock ‘n’ roll band Collective Soul, legendary bluesman Delbert McClinton, folkabilly queen Nanci Griffith and popular acoustic rock guitarist Edwin McCain.
Former Broadway actor, musician and composer Rudy Roberson has joined the Western Carolina University faculty as an instructor in the communication and theatre arts department and faculty director for the WCU Black Theatre Ensemble.
Western Carolina University sophomore Joel Queen turned chunks of sandstone from Fontana Lake into sculpted figures that will be displayed at Monticello, the Virginia home of President Thomas Jefferson.
“Hot jazz in the cool Smokies” proved more than just a promotional slogan for Western Carolina University’s inaugural CulloWHEE! ArtsFest, as attendees of the new outdoor celebration of the fine and performing arts bundled themselves in sweatshirts and braved record low temperatures for a sizzling performance by The Manhattan Transfer Saturday evening (June 15).
A standing-room-only crowd of more than 2,000 people watched and listened Wednesday (Feb. 9) at Western Carolina University as acclaimed African-American actors Danny Glover and Felix Justice became the living embodiment of the words of poet Langston Hughes and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.