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A Turnpike Sunset- An Historical Play
A Turnpike Sunset- An Historical Play Saturday, April 27 - 7:30 PM - Thomas Auditorium, Blue Ridge Community College The whimsical play features a group of 19th century drovers traveling the Buncombe Turnpike who gather around a campfire to tell stories, play instruments, sing and, of course, drink moonshine. A Turnpike Sunset is historical fiction, with stories from the era of the Turnpike, as well as stories from Tom Godleski's family (the playwright and founder of the Buncombe Turnpike band.). This show is filled with funny anecdotes, history, and live music performed by members of the Asheville bluegrass group Buncombe Turnpike. Authentically Appalachian! Register now before this program is sold out! Tickets: $15 per person, $20 at door Tickets are non-refundable. This is a ticket-less event. Your name will be at the reservations table at the door at the time of the event. For more information, contact us at (828) 692-8062. Directions to the venue can be found here.
Appalachian Storytelling Extravaganza
Appalachian Storytelling Extravaganza Thursday, March 28 - 7PM - Thomas Auditorium, Blue Ridge Community College Storytelling is as old as man has inhabited the Appalachian mountains. Local and regional storytellers take the stage with music and stories bringing to life the legends and myths of the mountains featuring acclaimed storytellers Freeman Owle, Ronnie Pepper and Michael "Badhair" Williams. Register now before this program is sold out! Tickets: $15 per person Tickets are non-refundable. This is a ticket-less event. Your name will be at the reservations table at the door at the time of the event. For more information, contact us at (828) 692-8062. Directions to the venue can be found here.
A Great American Tapestry DVD
A GREAT AMERICAN TAPESTRY - The Many Strands of Mountain Music is an eye-opening look at music history and how America's melting pot and its cultural tapestry changed the world. The film features ballad singers:
- Sheila Kay Adams
- Joe Penland
- Betty Smith
- Bobby McMillon
- Donna Ray Norton and more
- Rhiannon Giddens
- Dom Flemons
- Justin Robinson
Great Flood of 1916 DVD
The Flood DVD may be purchased online (below) or at the following locations:
- Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Center, 400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792, Hendersonville, NC (828) 693-1531
- Highland Books, 277 N Broad St, Brevard, NC 28712 (828) 884-2424
- Mountain Gateway Museum, 102 Water St, Old Fort, NC 28762 (828) 668-9259
$35.00 – $1,000.00
RIVER HEROES FILM PROJECT- Premiums for Supporters
SUPPORT OUR NEW FILM AND ENJOY WONDERFUL PREMIUMS including Brewery Tours, Concert Tickets, Framed Watercolor Paintings, Framed Nature Photographs, Paddle Tours, Memberships for the NC Arboretum, MountainTrue or Conserving Carolina, and gear including T-shirts, backpacks, waterbottles and more.
The Land Still Speaks To Us – DVD
The Land Still Speaks To Us is the first in a series of documentaries on mountain heritage spoken by the voices of elders in Western North Carolina. The film depicts the agricultural life that was lived not very long ago, how people prepared their food, connected to family, community, land and faith and what it means to them today to continue their traditions. Will we carry on the torch or let this vibrant cultural legacy disappear in the fog of modern conveniences? For bulk purchases of the DVD (more than 5) click here. To show this film at your festival or organizational gathering, click here.
Where Neon Goes To Die – DVD
For over sixty years, Miami Beach flourished with half a dozen Yiddish theatres, scores of choruses and folksinger groups, literary activity, and more. Then one day it vanished in a fog of disco lights. This is the story of America's not-too-distant past, when her ethnic communities were the pride of the world. And why it is important to remember...
Musical Conversation with David Holt – DVD
David Holt is a mountain musician, a storyteller and a cultural preservation who for decades has worked tirelessly to keep mountain culture alive and thriving. This DVD captures his powerful performance and discussion on why he works to keep the fires burning. . For bulk purchases of the DVD (more than 5) click here. To show this film at your festival or organizational gathering, click here.
The Golden Side of the Tracks – DVD
Overtown, Miami, Florida is a tale of two cities: a blossoming cultural center of black Miami that was celebrated as the "Harlem of the South" because of its cultural venues and business activity; and a city that was severely oppressed by city leaders and other forces. GOLDEN SIDE OF THE TRACKS tells the story of Overtown's rise as an important American community, its struggles to regain its footing after the interstate destroyed a major part of its community in the 1960's and its battle today against gentrification.
Call of the Ancient Mariner – DVD
CALL OF THE ANCIENT MARINER is a new documentary film by David Weintraub taking the viewer on a fascinating exploration of sea turtles and human culture. Thousands of cultures have been captivated by this iconic creature making the turtle their totem, their deity, their inspiration for wisdom, fertility and longevity. As a result, man's first writing was done on the back of a turtle shell, the first known coin has a sea turtle on it. The Maya based their sophisticated astronomical based on the scutes of a turtle. Mariner documents these spellbinding historical connections and what they mean for us today and how they inform our current conservation efforts.