Tennessee poet Darnell Arnoult, author of “What Travels With Us,” will be the featured presenter as the Appalachian Cultural Lunchtime Series continues Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center.
Western Carolina University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center will continue its “Galaxy of Stars: Legends on Stage” series with a performance of classical African-American spirituals on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Trumpet players from across the United States will converge at Western Carolina University for the Fifth Annual WCU Trumpet Festival, with several free performances throughout the Jan. 12-14 weekend, including a mass ensemble expected to top 100 musicians on stage at one time.
Tonya Williams, general counsel for N.C. Senate President Pro Tempore Marc Basnight, will deliver the keynote address Thursday, Jan. 18, as Western Carolina University holds special events to honor the memory of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Prospective students will have an opportunity to learn about the 100-plus courses Western Carolina University will offer in Asheville this spring semester as the university holds an information session and registration on Thursday, Jan. 4.
The wintertime series of old-time and bluegrass music jam sessions sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will continue Thursday, Jan. 4, with a performance by local bluegrass band the Frogtown Four.