Dear WCU – share your story with the world

“If you had one story to share with the world, what would you say?” This is the question that launches each Dear World event, an interactive experience that explores stories of struggle, of hope and of brighter days. The team of Dear World will start Dear WCU’s open shoot at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. […]

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” […]

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 […]

Civic Orchestra performs spring concert; conductor and students honored

On Sunday, April 30, sounds of classic music literature filled the halls of the recital hall of the Coulter building as the Western Carolina Civic Orchestra, conducted by WCU music professor Damon Sink, performed their spring concert. Additionally, two WCU students, music majors Tyrone Kiaku and Ashton Parker, each performed a solo piece with the […]

Magician Nash Fung performs for WCU in LMP’s final spring show

Magic was in the air Tuesday, April 25, as Seattle-based magician Nash Fung performed in WCU’s University Center for more than 50 students. For more information on this event, see Andrew Cline and Travis Bilger’s video story: Fung is much more than a simple card trick.  Immigrating from Hong Kong at age 13, he often felt the […]