Twice monthly, my blog 30 Days Out spotlights upcoming music shows and events of note, shining a light into some less well-lit corners, where some fascinating artists schedule performances. I do my best to give ample advance notice so that you can adjust your budget and calendar in a way that lets you get you […]
I would like to congratulate Judge Ed Clontz on his election to the District Court bench (N.C. District 28). He ran a very robust campaign. We wish him all the best as he begins his first full, four-year term. Also, I would like to thank the thousands of citizens who voted for me in the […]
C.Shreve, Mike L!VE and DJ Jet (of Asheville/Boone-based Free The Optimus) and Jrusalam are all featured in the new video for “Crews’ Corpses.” It was directed by Double A, music by Whokairs?, filmed by Double A and ME Videography. The week, Angel Olsen released the video for “Windows” from the deluxe edition of Burn Your […]
Garrison Keillor once said, “Thanksgiving is the closest Americans will ever come to understanding the Middle East conflict.” And while most of our dinner tables might not get quite that explosive, it is always wise to keep some wine on hand as a welcomed social lubricant. But pairing wines on Thanksgiving can be tricky. For […]
Everything from beef tartare to torched marshmallow s’mores was on the menu last night as Asheville Independent Restaurants celebrated the local food scene with its annual Taste of Asheville event.
Calcast brings together a wide range of community events in one handy podcast. Hosted by Theresa Amandi of 103.3 AshevilleFM’s Bombshell-ter Radio. Weekend of Nov. 21-23. Special guest host this week: Kim Roney of AshevilleFM’s Reel Talk and the AFM News Hour. Listen to Bombshell-ter Radio every Tuesday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. EST featuring the […]
Activists who gathered Thursday night, Nov. 20, during the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TdoR) say there is ongoing danger toward transgender people living in Asheville, and it may not be an issue that is on people’s radar. “There is danger for transgender people living in Asheville. I know of transgender women who have faced danger […]
The historic merger of three long-standing Western North Carolina environmental groups was unanimously approved Nov. 20 by the boards and members of Environmental and Conservation Organization (ECO), the Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance (J-MCA) and the WNC Alliance (WNCA). Julie Mayfield, co-director of WNCA, opened the proceedings by welcoming the members of all the organizations and the elected officials […]
“People who had done [the AIDS Memorial Quilt] panels put their love into it,” says Roberta Binder. The quilt will be on display Nov. 24-Dec. 1 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Asheville.
Regardless of the entire issue of global warming described in a Nov. 5 letter by Michael Ivey ["Cartoonist Randy Molton Has Been Brainwashed," Xpress], pollution (man-made, natural or nonexistent), is real, and it is disgusting. And it is OUR problem. Ashley Rochester Asheville
It looks like things are starting to slow down a bit this weekend as far as trademark events are concerned. That being said I was able to dig around a bit and find some neat things happening in the area. Hopefully they peak your interest, so let’s get rolling.
Nonprofits play a massive role in our community by trying to fill gaps of need that are not addressed by the government or the private sector, says Roger E. Hartley, professor and director of the Master of Public Affairs Program at Western Carolina University. Nonprofits also “identify key problems in our community because people who […]
WHAT: Bent Creek Service Project WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. WHERE: Ledford Branch Road, 479G, Bent Creek WHY: Many trails in Bent Creek Experimental Forest were never intended for recreation, and the high level of use they experience today causes significant deterioration. In order to keep trails properly maintained, Pisgah Area SORBA and […]
Raleigh residents got a taste of Asheville last night, Nov. 19, when chef Michelle Bailey of Season’s at Highland Lake defeated Cape Fear Country Club’s chef Antoine Murray in the first round of Final Fire eliminations.
Congratulations on the valuable issue of Nov. 5-11 ["Who's Helping Whom? The Animal Issue," Xpress], which calls attention to the many good sources of help for animals in our area. We would like to add a word of support for a facility not mentioned in the issue, namely the Goat Mountain Animal Sanctuary in Leicester, […]