Storytelling school

‘Appalachia in the Bluegrass’ concert series opens with storytelling and singing duo Sparky and Rhonda Rucker

Storytellers and singers Sparky and Rhonda Rucker open this year’s “Appalachia in the Bluegrass” concert series at noon on Friday, September 2 at the Niles Gallery. Photo provided.

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