Here’s a summary of this evening’s Jan. 4 meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
What’s in store for Beer City USA in 2011? Plenty.
One Haitian orphanage has harnessed its passion and hit the road: With raging drum beats, colorful cultural costumes, theatrical choreography and leaping gymnastic feats, this weekend’s Orange Peel and YMI performances are sure to leave you energized, hopeful and even inspired, no matter what your connection with Haiti.
A report from two sets of Ashevilleans helping in Haiti, one fighting the cholera epidemic, the other bringing appropriate technologies to an orphanage.
The holidays have come and gone, and while the snow played havoc with the usual Christmastime-viewing rush, Asheville more than made up for it over New Year’s. Now, it’s time to face the grim reality of what appears to be the usual January White Sale of movies nobody much wants to see. Oh, sure, we’re slated for a few choice—or potentially choice—offerings that haven’t yet made their way to the provinces. But all in all, the prospects for a bright new year at the movies aren’t too good for at least the first couple of months—as witness Season of the Witch and Country Strong, which invade local theaters this week.
The roster includes other local writers Ron Rash, Sara Gruen and Stephanie Perkins, as well as many authors who visited Asheville last year.
On him: a fedora and graphic scarf. On her: a furry hat (with ears) and faux-fur-trimmed coat.
Art beutifies Asheville: I-240 mural made possible by the Asheville Mural Project, one of the programs under Arts2People’s umbrella.
— photo courtesy of Arts 2 People
During its first meeting of 2011, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners plans to consider a new work-force housing policy, a new park, a rezoning request and more.
Chad Nesbitt, current chair of the Buncombe County Republican Party, has notified executive committee members he does not plan to seek reelection this spring. He may, however, seek a different office soon.
The local band, lead by keyboardist Chuck Lichtenberger, announces a month of free Tuesday shows, and launches a new collection of instrumental jazz.
The Conservation Fund has announced the $5.5 million purchase of a 786-acre tract, formerly owned by Congressman Charles Taylor, which represents the last, unprotected section of the storied Foothills Trail that winds along the border between North and South Carolina.
A knit coat and sweater boots, seen on Lexington Ave.
In addition to showcasing much of the content that’s published in our weekly print edition, the Mountain Xpress website offers a plethora of exclusive breaking news, videos, reviews, slideshows, podcasts, personals, community forums, aggregated citizen reports and much more. In 2010, eyes and ears tuned into that world like never before, with Web visits up nearly 40 percent over 2009. Here’s a look at some of the most visited areas of our online landscape.
So that’s another year down, which means it’s another year of movies down. As usual that means that Justin Souther and I will be listing our picks for best and worst in the first Xpress of the new year. But I’m going to take a different kind of look at the year in terms of movies—not individual titles, but a broader picture of where movies are in Asheville. In that regard, this was a year of some note, especially from my perspective.
Reviews of new music from Joshua Carpenter, America Jane and Ian Moore. Each artist puts a different spin on folk: Carpenter’s is jangly folk rock, America Jane does folk noir and Moore uses steampunk as inspiration.
Let’s delve into the Busk Break archives and take a look at an unseen video from late fall. Here, Asheville-based old-time band Cakalachia (Topher Stephens, Emolyn Lyden and Dan Baker) perform their version of the traditional tune “Red Rocking Chair” on the corner of Wall Street and Battery Park in downtown Asheville.
It’s time again to look back on some of the memorable moms of the past year.
Striped socks and a bright coat on a dreary day, seen on Lexington Ave.
Let’s delve into the Busk Break archives and take a look at an unseen video from late fall. Here, Asheville-based old-time band Cakalachia (Topher Stephens, Emolyn Lyden and Dan Baker) perform their version of the traditional tune “Cluck Old Hen” on the corner of Wall Street and Battery Park in downtown Asheville.