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The North Carolina Arts Council announced today that two traditional artist teams from western North Carolina have been selected for the fourth annual “In These Mountains” Appalachian Folklife Apprenticeships.

The North Carolina Arts Council has awarded the 

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources announced today that Jeff Bell has been named as the next director of the North Carolina Arts Council.

Wayne Martin will depart the North Carolina Arts Council at the end of 2021 after a 34-year career. He has been its executive director since 2012.

The North Carolina Arts Council announced today that traditional artist pairs from Western North Carolina have received the inaugural N.C. Appalachian Folklife Apprenticeships.

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The Oxford American Magazine’s 20th annual Southern Music Issue celebrates the musical legacy of North Carolina and features an artistic portrait of North Carolina native Nina Simone, the High Priestess of Soul, by Jim Blanchard on the cover.