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  1. ‘Sepia Tones’ Returns with Music—and Dance—on the Move

    ‘Sepia Tones’ Returns with Music—and Dance—on the Move The second episode of the Sepia Tones: Exploring Black Appalachian Music podcast mini-series begins with a story. “He said, ‘Now, I’m gonna tell you, if I ever catch you playing the fiddle on my route ever again, I will make sure that you get put under the jail,’” recalls fiddler and prominent old-time musician Read more...
  2. Sepia Tones, A New Podcast Series Exploring Black Appalachian Music

    Sepia Tones, A New Podcast Series Exploring Black Appalachian Music by Ted Olson The lockdown summer of 2020 was a difficult time in the United States. The coronavirus pandemic surged, contentious election campaigns exacerbated growing political divisions, and protests of police killings brought about a national reckoning over entrenched racial and socioeconomic inequalities. While the first two issues Read more...
  3. New Sepia Tones Series Adds Missing Liner Notes to Smokies Music History

    New Sepia Tones Series Adds Missing Liner Notes to Smokies Music History The Great Smoky Mountains are positively full of music. The songs begin with the music of the Cherokee—the Principal People who passed down their myths, songs, and dance long before the invention of a written Cherokee language. Later, in the 19th and 20th centuries, the music came to include the songs of settlers, the enslaved peoples who Read more...
  4. Smoky Mountain Air Podcast: David Brill talks about his GSMA title Into the Mist and writing for Smokies Life magazine

    Smoky Mountain Air Podcast: David Brill talks about his GSMA title Into the Mist and writing for Smokies Life magazine On your way to #OptOutside today, listen to our new podcast episode featuring David Brill, outdoor writer and contributor to GSMA's Smokies Life magazine. Brill is the author of Into the Mist, a collection of real-life stories depicting people caught in extreme situations in the Smokies and their dramatic struggles for survival. Into the Read more...
  5. Smoky Mountain Air Podcast: Vesna Plakanis talks about the wild foods of summer

    Smoky Mountain Air Podcast: Vesna Plakanis talks about the wild foods of summer Please remember that picking plants is prohibited in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but some fruits, berries, nuts, and certain mushrooms may be gathered for personal use within limits. No wild mushroom should be eaten unless its identification is absolutely certain, which usually requires an expert to determine. ­Many mushrooms are Read more...
  6. Explore the Smokies Canopy in a New Podcast Episode with Author Rose Houk

    Explore the Smokies Canopy in a New Podcast Episode with Author Rose Houk By Aaron Searcy, publications associate From high above the tallest treetops in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, author Rose Houk asks, “What goes on in the uppermost layers of this forest? Does anything live up there? What creatures big or small live in what’s called the forest canopy? And what is the canopy anyway?”& Read more...
  7. Research on George Masa is Focus of New Podcast Episode

    Research on George Masa is Focus of New Podcast Episode By Frances Figart, Creative Services Director  Today is the anniversary of the death of George Masa, a small Japanese man who, in the early 20th century, made a big impact on those who knew him in the Asheville area and in the Smokies. An episode of GSMA’s new podcast Smoky Mountain Air is dedicated to him and ongoing research into Read more...
  8. Stephen Lynn Bales Talks Birds on New Podcast from GSMA

    Stephen Lynn Bales Talks Birds on New Podcast from GSMA By Frances Figart, Creative Services Director One of the first interviewees for our new podcast Smoky Mountain Air is naturalist and birding expert Stephen Lyn Bales. Bales wrote a story about the Winter Wren for Smokies Life magazine in one of our missing issues, Volume 9, #1. These missing issues are no longer in print but, during Read more...
  9. Smoky Mountain Air podcast series becomes GSMA’s latest storytelling tool

    Smoky Mountain Air podcast series becomes GSMA’s latest storytelling tool While working from home the past two months, GSMA’s Creative Team has explored and developed some great new ways to help interpret our park’s cultural and natural history. Today, we are launching the latest of these: Smoky Mountain Air.  Hosted by Videographer and Publications Associate Valerie Polk and Senior Publications Read more...

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