The Appalachian

Next generation now: local game store pushes to provide for gaming community

Tucker Wulff, Associate A&C Editor | September 24, 2020

The release of the next generation of mainstream gaming consoles is just around the corner, and retro video game store The Gamefather is working to satisfy high demand in the wake of Gamestop’s recent closure in Boone.  Pre-orders for both the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X, along with each console’s cheaper variation, are open at major retailers like Gamestop, Walmart and Target. After the...

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A new kind of theater: Department of Theatre and Dance debut “The COVID Chronicles”

Ansley Puckett, A&C Editor | September 24, 2020

Watching theater through a Zoom screen is not a normal way to see a performance, but App State’s Department of Theatre and Dance is bringing Boone a Zoom meeting unlike any other.  This fall, the department will begin its season with “The COVID Chronicles: Monologues Created During the Pandemic.”  The production, spanning from Sept. 18 to Oct. 23, will feature four acts of original monologues...

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“I never expected my video to blow up:” photographer finds video fame on TikTok

Rebecca Parker, A&C Reporter | September 22, 2020

What started as a high school hobby brought App State junior Riley Curtis nearly 4,000 new followers on TikTok and 400 on Instagram.  “I told myself I’d never make a video, but I started seeing photography TikToks and thought it might be a cool way to get my pictures out,” Curtis said.  Curtis posted his first TikTok, which included photos of Boone, in July. Within hours his video was...

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Playlist of the week: Happy fall

Ansley Puckett, A&C Editor | September 21, 2020

As temperatures begin to drop, the leaves start to fall and coffee shops introduce their pumpkin-flavored drinks, it feels more and more like fall.  With the first official day of autumn upon us and the start to a new season, bust out your sweaters, boots and fall candles and turn on this week's playlist: Happy Fall.  Enjoy tunes that remind you of all of things cozy and warm. Here are 12 songs...

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Boone bands look to the future

Kait Rous, A&C Reporter | September 21, 2020

Basements, garages and bars once packed with people, colored lights and music-saturated air are now silent. Due to COVID-19, tightly-packed crowds dispersed and studios closed down, giving way to masked fans and at-home recording in the music scene. “All of a sudden, we went from having like four or five shows in the next couple of weeks to zero, and since then, we’ve played one show, but that...

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Boone Docs switches spotlight to independent documentary films

Tucker Wulff, Associate A&C Editor | September 20, 2020

Independent and documentary films will fill the spotlight in Boone Docs, a year-round film series presented by the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country, as early as Sept. 20.  According to the Appalachian Theatre’s official announcement, the series is a “collaborative initiative to bring together film fans and community partners to create a High Country home for independent film.” The...

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