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Brevard College Alum Toni Kiser discusses her book: LOYAL FORCES

Brevard College Alum Toni Kiser discusses her book: LOYAL FORCES

October 20 Program – Loyal Forces: The American Animals of World War II By Greg Ehr for the Hendersonville Times-News The Brevard College History Program and the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas are pleased to host Brevard College alumna Toni McCourt Kiser for a discussion of her book, Loyal Forces: The American Animals of World War II on October 20 at 2:00 p.m. in Ingram Auditorium on the Brevard College campus. https://theveteransmuseum.org/loyal-forces-the-american-animals-of-world-war-ii/ Kiser works for the National WWII Museum in New Orleans and was a history major at the college. “Toni had a passion for history that made her an excellent student,” says Dr. Margaret L. Brown, Coordinator of the History Program. “She wrote an outstanding senior project on the iconography of Catherine of Sienna.” Brown also recalls that she served as an organized and effective president of Pastimes, the History Club. After Brevard College, Kiser earned a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies in Washington D.C. She served as an intern one summer at the Biltmore Estate, working with their rare book collection, cataloging and reporting on the condition of rare 19th century works. She also worked for the Freemasons at their headquarters and official archives in Washington D.C. Working at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans has turned into a dream job for Kiser. “At first I really wanted to work at a historic house like the Biltmore or Allison Deaver. When the U.S. Navy stationed my husband in New Orleans, I applied for museum jobs... Read More

Appalachian Folk Festival

This time, the event is on, rain or shine! Enjoy a tour of the 1815 Allison Deaver House, the oldest frame house west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as craft booths, artisans at work, mountain music, presenters, and children’s activities.  Featuring the Junior Appalachian Musicians Ensemble Ravensbrook Road, Skyward Blue, Lynn Goldsmith, and the Jeter Mountain Band. Bring the family, a blanket, or chairs, and join us for the day. ... Read More

Women in Appalachia: Spotlight Selena Robinson

Local historian Yvonne McCall Dickson moderates this living documentary produced and directed by Tammy Hopkins in association with the Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association in 2000. Each segment spotlights a woman of Appalachia, with background information provided before the showing and a time of discussion following. This program is sponsored by NC Humanities, the state affiliation of the National Endowment for the... Read More

Women in Appalachia: Spotlight Selena Robinson

Local historian Yvonne McCall Dickson moderates this living documentary produced and directed by Tammy Hopkins in association with the Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association in 2000. Each segment spotlights a woman of Appalachia, with background information provided before the showing and a time of discussion following. This program is sponsored by NC Humanities, the state affiliation of the National Endowment for the... Read More
Asheville Amadeus Festival

Asheville Amadeus Festival

The Asheville Amadeus Festival comes to Parker Concert Hall at Brevard Music Center with the delightful sounds of Mozart.
Barcelona Flamenco Ballet

Barcelona Flamenco Ballet

A magnificent merger of classic flamenco, authentic Catalan music, and the lively, percussive sound of Spanish guitar, Barcelona Flamenco Ballet brings its diverse performance to the Parker Concert Hall stage. Olé!
Rodney Marsalis

Rodney Marsalis

The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is America’s premier large brass ensemble. A group that always reflects the diverse makeup of men and women in the American culture, RMPBB is dedicated to the notion that music is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone. The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is a family-owned and operated business that had its beginnings on the streets of New Orleans. On the advice of family patriarch Ellis Marsalis, the group created a concert format that breaks the usual barriers between genres and strives to create a connection between the audience and... Read More
Kruger Brothers

Kruger Brothers

The Krüger Brothers bring their unique blend of bluegrass, pops, and classical to the mountains of Western North Carolina. Known for some of the fastest banjo playings in the world, this Swiss-formed trio received an award for Artistic Excellence (along with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra) from the National Endowment for the Arts and has been delighting audiences for nearly 30 years. “The Kruger Brothers personify the spirit of exploration and innovation that forms the core of the American musical... Read More
Dervish

Dervish

Embrace your inner Celt with this Irish traditional music group from Sligo County, Ireland, led by singer Cathy Jordan. A captivating collage of Irish history and musical traditions, Dervish is a “formidable heir to the throne abandoned by The Bothy Band, if not a serious contender for The Chieftains’ international... Read More
Woody Platt + Shannon Whitworth

Woody Platt + Shannon Whitworth

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shannon Whitworth and her husband Woody Platt take the stage for a rare duo performance featuring a collection of Whitworth’s original compositions along with many of the couple’s... Read More
Tom Rush + Matt Nakoa

Tom Rush + Matt Nakoa

The contributions to the music industry from guitarist/vocalist Tom Rush have spanned more than 50 years and touched the lives of such iconic performers as James Taylor, Garth Brooks, Joni Mitchell, and Jackson Browne. Coupled with award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, Matt Nakoa, this powerhouse duo will fill Parker Concert Hall with melancholy ballads and gritty blues dappled with a bit of humor, which Rush often brings to the stage. Alan and Nora Winchester,... Read More
Tom Rush + Matt Nakoa

Tom Rush + Matt Nakoa

The contributions to the music industry from guitarist/vocalist Tom Rush have spanned more than 50 years and touched the lives of such iconic performers as James Taylor, Garth Brooks, Joni Mitchell, and Jackson Browne. Coupled with award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, Matt Nakoa, this powerhouse duo will fill Parker Concert Hall with melancholy ballads and gritty blues dappled with a bit of humor, which Rush often brings to the stage. Alan and Nora Winchester,... Read More