Missouri band plays bluegrass “Tommy” at Bardo

The Who’s acclaimed rock opera, “Tommy,” has seen many incarnations, including film, ballet, Broadway musical and, of course, the original double album released in 1969. But the one at Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center last night was definitely the twangiest. On Sept. 7 The HillBenders performed their signature bluegrass interpretation of The Who’s “Tommy” […]

Prepare for the Great Cullowhee Solar Eclipse

For those seeking shade from the sun this week in Cullowhee, the Moon is about to offer a little help. On Monday Aug. 21, the Earth, Moon and Sun will align in such a way that the Moon will completely block out the Sun’s disc in the sky in a diagonal path stretching from Salem, […]

Hendersonville two-piece folk band only gets better

“Wilderness,” released June 10, is the second full-length album by Wintervals, a two-piece folk band from Hendersonville, NC. The new LP represents the evolution of a relationship. Lisa Tyler and Trevor Walker met at The Ugly Mug coffee shop in Hendersonville when they started working together. After a few joint acoustic shows, the singer and […]

Sylva rock band releases debut EP

Sylva southern rock n’ roll band, The Log Noggins, have spent many hours in the studio since November, and this month they emerged with an impressive set of songs to show for it. The band released their groove-packed four-track self-titled demo with a live show at Highland Brewing Company in Asheville on June 9. The […]

Things you didn’t know you were paying for

In-state full-time WCU students will be paying $4,865.50 for tuition and required fees next semester, and their out-of-state counterparts will be paying more than twice that amount. Those prices don’t include other program and major fees or optional charges like food and residence. The bottom line is – college is expensive! So when students are paying […]

Comedian, magician, and balloon artist John Cassidy performs at WCU

The U.C. Grand Room room was popping on Wednesday, April 19, when comedian, magician, and balloon artist John Cassidy performed a hilarious show for Western students. The record-holding and critically acclaimed entertainer, and self-proclaimed “balloon guy,” kicked off his act by lapping the room distributing more pre-made balloon sculptures than the roughly 60 audience members. Once […]