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 […]

Taikoza brings a taste of Japanese culture to WCU

Western Carolina brought a little taste of Japanese culture to the Bardo Arts Center on Wednesday night, April 18, with a performance from Taikoza. Taikoza is the only performance group in the United States that incorporates the use of Japanese dance and instruments such as Taiko drums, which are large drums made of tree trunks […]

The 15th Literary Festival is over; preps for next one start

On April 6, the Coulter recital hall filled up with people to listen to a poetry reading from one of the most famous contemporary poets: Billy Collins. After 13 artists visited WCU, the 15th Literary Festival ended. This year’s Literary Festival started on April 3 and featured short story writers, novelists, poets and for the first […]

“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 […]

Unconventional, random, honest: the Beats presented at Literary Festival

The Literary Festival began on Monday, April 3, and has featured several poets and nonfiction authors. On Tuesday, an event led by WCU’s own Paul Worley saw several students presenting their own poems and even putting together their own book of poems that was available for purchase. This was the largest audience at the festival […]

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. […]