How was senior thesis film “Creating Joseph” created?

Films aren’t easy things to make. According to the new program director for Film & Television production, Joshua Russell, films are a sophisticated, populist art for people and by people in their ways of telling a compelling visual story. Not everything in film makes it to their final cuts, and the Spring student thesis film “Creating […]

Rapper Wale and artist Niykee Heaton wind down Student Appreciation Week

It’s student appreciation week at Western Carolina University and artists came through, but sometimes the artists selected can be obscure or not really well-known. Still, did Western turn up the heat with these two artists, and do students at Western feel appreciated? “I’m surprised Wale came to campus, said Tyler Jones, WCU student over the […]

“Hair” brings Broadway to Cullowhee

“The Terrence Mann musicals here are fantastic, they’re better than any college plays have any right being,” said theater goer Mark Tyson, who had just come back with his wife Denise Tyson from Hamilton in Chicago a week ago. “Terrence Mann brings Broadway to Cullowhee,” added his wife Denise Tyson. Western Carolina University’s Stage & Screen […]

Musical “Hair” has a political message that still speaks to today

Western Carolina University’s Stage and Screen is presenting their final mainstage show for the 2016-2017 season, “Hair”, a controversial 1960s show that shocked and was much-loved by audiences. The show premieres Wednesday, April 5, and will end Sunday, April 9. Performances at WCU’s John Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center will begin at 7:30 p.m. […]

Ballad “Barbara Allen” jump starts a hopeful career for a young storyteller

“(Ballads are) a way for me to connect with a world that I was told a lot about by relatives of mine…” said James Woodburn, Asheville local and musician. “…but funnily enough, I feel closer to it than the stuff you hear on the radio today. It’s ephemeral, it’s like words in stone that seem […]

Rhonda Vincent & co. prove at WCU they are absolutely all the rage

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage is as American and comforting as apple pie, offering the audience dazzling entertainment through the night with a pleasant atmosphere. Vincent & co. performed Feb. 24 at the Bardo Arts Center. Dubbed the “new queen of bluegrass,” Rhonda Vincent found her claim to fame when she was a child in […]