For its next two issues, Xpress will feature an array of “Big Ideas” for 2012 from local notables, citizens, politicians, activists, artists and more. Here’s a peek at some of the ideas. What’s your big idea for Asheville in the year to come?
At the close of business yesterday, no other company had submitted an upset bid to the city of Asheville, so the Asheville Civic Center will now be named the U.S. Cellular Center. The sale of the center’s naming rights, confirmed in a Nov. 22 City Council vote, was a controversial step.
Grab a team and get ready to dance from noon to midnight to benefit the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center.
Freelance photographer Suzi Camarata visited Brother Wolf Animal Rescue during their third annual open house.
With only hours to spare, here are a handful of last-minute options for ringing in 2012.
A bright button-down, black vest and red hair streaks. On Patton Ave.
I feel so fortunate to live in this amazing place with such a vibrant music scene, and I love writing The Profiler. I love what I do, and I’m always excited about what’s next. What were your top shows of 2011?
A new food truck, El Kimchi (photo by Bill Rhodes), starts serving in downtown Asheville in the next few weeks. Another one, Phoyabelly, will start selling Vietnamese food early next year.
We caught the gingerbread man on Haywood Street. Part of LaZoom’s cast of characters for the holidays.
Nothing wrong with getting educated … about beer, with informal discussion led by a panel of Asheville’s beer enthusiast.
Shades of gray and pops of hot pink and yellow near Pritchard Park.
More than 2,000 seekers flooded employers at Biltmore Square Mall for the annual Homecoming Job Fair.
If you’re still trying to decide to where to spend the final moments of 2011 and the first moments of 2012, here are are few additional options (including the Shane Pruitt Band, pictured here, who play Pisgah Brewing).
The Lindy Focus is a five-day dance camp for all those who love the Lindy Hop and related jazz-era dances, ending in a dance-crazy New Year’s Eve bash. Here are some early videos from this year’s event.
Council member Cecil Bothwell tells Xpress that he’ll propose that the city of Asheville move its funds to local banks, and push to pass such a measure in the coming year.
Photo by Max Cooper
New Year’s Day is almost upon us. Not only is it time to start seeking out the celebration, it’s also worth thinking about how to ring in 2012 on the right note. Xpress suggests some items to help make your holiday menu both delicious and auspicious.
Do the holidays leave you feeling knocked out? Deflated? Overwhelmed? If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Find some tips for coping within. Photo by Calvin Allen.
No presents from Santa this year – just a serious beat down at Hendersonville’s High Velocity Wrestling.
Plaid, checks, stripes and houndstooth on College Street.
On Dec. 28, Posana Cafe welcomed the winter sunshine: Sundance Power Systems installed a sun-powered hot-water system. Here’s photographer Bill Rhodes’ account of the rooftop adventure.