An Appalachian Summer Festival 2013 kicks off July 5th and runs through August 1st on the Appalachian State campus in Boone with an exciting and diverse mix of music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film. For nearly a decade, the festival has been named one of the "Top Twenty Events in the Southeast" by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Triad Arts as broadcast at 8:35 a.m. and 5:44 p.m.
Diana Greene makes multimedia stories that explore our sense of identity, place and memory. Chip Bristol is a Chaplain at Prodigals Community looking for ways to blend the creative with the spiritual in the context of twelve-step living, his writing, and painting. The traveling exhibit Finding Home: Portraits of Courage brought them together to empower the men recovering from addiction at Prodigals Community to share their decisions to live clean and sober lives.
The Forget-Me-Nots are young fiddlers Willa and Ledah Finck, and Maura Shawn Scanlin. Amazingly the three teenagers have been performing together for more than a decade. They began in 2002 as a trio of Suzuki all stars at the ages of 6, 7 and 8 years old, and today the Boone natives are national competition winners with three CDs under their belts. They dropped by WFDD shortly after the release of their CD “Blooming.” It features all original material and we’ll be sampling from it today.
Singer/Songwriter and keyboardist Claire Culbreath and guitarist John Brandon have been performing together as a duo for years and formed the band Shades of Blue. Shades of Blue blends their love of 60's and 70's music, Claire’s nod to the great vocalists of those decades like Carol King, and John’s blues guitar work. Their repertoire extends to current pop sounds and jazz as well, and they can be heard performing at vineyards, restaurants, corporate functions and private parties throughout the Triad.