Office of Arts & Cultural Programs
An Appalachian Summer Festival
Appalachian State University
PO Box 32045
Boone, NC 28608-2045
828-262-6084 (ph) 828-262-2848 (fax)
May 17, 2010
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For More Information Contact: Megan Stage, Marketing Manager, 828-262-6084 x105
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An Appalachian Summer Festival Welcome
the Golden Dragon Acrobats on July 10
BOONE, NC— Appalachian State University’s renowned summer arts attraction, An Appalachian
Summer Festival, welcomes the Golden Dragon Acrobats to the stage of Farthing Auditorium at 8 p.m.
on Saturday, July 10. This performance is generously supported by SkyBest Communications,
La Quinta Inn and Suites of Boone and Mast General Store and is A Schaefer Popular Series Event.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25
centuries ago. For more than 40 years, the Golden Dragon Acrobats have dazzled audiences with this
unparalleled art form in more than 65 countries on five continents. Today, they are recognized
throughout the United States and abroad as the premier Chinese acrobatic touring company. World-
renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning
acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical
techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.
In November 2005, the Golden Dragon Acrobats made their Broadway debut to a sold-out audience at
the New Victory Theater, New York’s ultimate theater for kids and families. Their Broadway run
during the next six weeks led to adoration and standing ovations from audiences of all ages.
Additional Festival Events:
In addition to the performance by the Golden Dragon Acrobats on July 10, the festival hosts a full slate
of the finest artistic talent between July 1 and July 30, including the Eastern Festival Orchestra with
Barry Douglas, piano (July 11), and Tianwa Yang, violin (July 18); Patti LuPone (July 17); Janis Ian
and Karla Bonoff (July 1); Ralph Stanley and Cherryholmes (July 30); Amy Sedaris (July 9); the
Broyhill Chamber Ensemble Concert Series (July 7, 14, and 25); John Pizzarelli and Swing 7 (July
22); Lar Lubovitch Dance Company (July 16); the Festival Celebration Concert with Blood, Sweat
and Tears (July 24); a Festival Faculty Showcase Concert (July 3); the 24th Annual Rosen Outdoor
Sculpture Competition & Exhibition; “Jazz Beneath the Starts at Westglow” featuring Todd
Wright Jazz Orchestra (July 29); films, lectures, workshops and several special events, including
Family Day at the Turchin Center and a spectacular silent auction.
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An Appalachian Summer Festival’s success is due in large part to generous support from loyal private
donors, as well as a dedicated group of corporate and media sponsors, many of whom have supported
the festival for more than a decade. Festival sponsors include: Westglow Resort and Spa, Blue Ridge
Electric Membership Corporation, SkyBest Communications, Inc., McDonald’s of Boone, Northern
Trust, Mast General Store, LaQuinta Inn & Suites of Boone, Allen Wealth Management, Storie Street
Grille, Nationwide Insurance Company/Park Terrell Agency, Boone Tourism Development Authority,
Footsloggers Outdoor & Travel Outfitters, Peabody’s Wine & Beer Merchants, Chetola Resort, the
Broyhill Inn and Conference Center, Scholarship Bookshop at the University Bookstore, WBTV,
WCYB, Charter Media, the Mountain Times, All About Women magazine, the Winston-Salem Journal,
the High Country Press, WNC Magazine, Mac 100.7FM, Mix 102.3FM, WHKY AM 1290 Talk Radio
and WHKY-TVDT, Mountain Television Network, WDAV 89.9FM, WFDD 88.5FM, WETS 89.5FM,
WNCW 88.8FM, and WASU 90.5FM.
Tickets to An Appalachian Summer Festival performances range from $5 - $30. Most visual arts and
educational events are free of charge. The festival’s popular “Pick 5” pass discounts tickets purchased
in multiples of five (some restrictions apply). For tickets and information, call 800-841-ARTS(2787) or
828-262-4046 (M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) or visit www.appsummer.org.
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