Arts and Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment

 |  Written by Ronnie Davia  |  0

Dr. Margaret “Margi” Underwood may be new here on Western Carolina University’s campus, but by no means is she new to music.

Underwood is the Visiting Director of Bands and an Assistant Professor of Music here at Western Carolina. Her responsibilities with this title consist of guiding all aspects of concert band programs, conducting the Wind Ensemble and teaching a multitude of music courses at the university.  

 |  Written by Madeline Moore  |  0

Living in a small town, everyone seems to know everyone else’s business. This means when someone gets the so-called “fifteen minutes of fame,” it’s a pretty big deal. The Mountain Faith Band, a bluegrass group from the Sylva area, has definitely surpassed those “fifteen minutes” since they made it to the semi-finals on “America’s Got Talent” this past year. They are quickly turning their passion for playing music into a full-time career. Just this month, they were nominated for Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year at the Society for Preservation of Bluegrass Music Awards.

 |  Written by Jessica Potter  |  0

In the United States of America, movies continuously strive to bring in the majority of entertainment earnings. Every year, hundreds of movies come to the box office with hopes of becoming the next big thing.

However, what makes a movie the public’s favorite? How can we determine what people loved and didn’t love so much? The Western Carolinian interviewed students from Western Carolina University in order to gain some insight into the movie world and this is what we found.