In Theaters. While there’s certainly nothing as embarrassing as last week’s Dumb and Dumber To, it’s also a week that clearly is being given over to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1. No major release is sufficiently foolhardy to go up against it, though locally we do get one documentary and an animated art […]
It’s been said that The Get Right Band doesn’t play the same set twice, but while that signals unpredictability, it’s not a sign of inconsistency. Completely at ease on stage (singer/guitarist Silas Durocher was barefoot, despite the chill outside), the band launched into its first song — “The Carpenter’s Daughter” — to a mostly empty […]
In writing music for families or adults, as a solo artist or with his band, Billy Jonas keeps a certain set of queries in mind: “Why is the world the way that it is? What can I or anybody do to move it in a beautiful direction or to help it change? How can we […]
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and NC State University have wrapped up the first year of urban bear study in Asheville. “While it is too early in the study to make any conclusions, we were impressed by the size and health of the yearling bears we handled,” reads a passage from NC Wildlifer.
Bucking the bake sale tradition, West Asheville’s Hops & Vines will host a “brew sale” fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 21, to benefit students of the Francine Delany New School for Children. The donation-based beer-tasting event, led by FDNSC teacher and award-winning homebrewer Brian Pesci, will help offset the cost of FDNSC’s annual sixth grade field […]
Leigh Snyder teared up several times as she spoke to well over 100 people who had gathered for a forum on family homelessness in downtown Asheville on Nov. 6. The event, sponsored by Homeward Bound of Asheville, brought together activists, volunteers, community leaders, business owners and local politicians — enough to easily fill the Celine and Company Catering’s large banquet hall at 49 Broadway.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled,” says Natalie DeRatt, UNC Asheville graduate and newly appointed member of the U.S. national team for bobsledding. After finishing third in two team selection races (in Lake Placid, N.Y., and Park City, Utah), the Asheville athlete was confirmed on Nov. 9 as one of the youngest members of the 2014-2015 […]
Working in collaboration with Housing Authority residents and the Women’s Wellbeing and Development Foundation, a group of Mars Hill University undergraduate social work students will spend a semester interviewing and filming public housing tenants before assembling their footage into a short film. The idea is to increase a sense of connection in a city where public housing communities are physically and socially isolated.
Who knew that a pastime as pedestrian as gardening could be downright dangerous? On Wednesday night, around 20 people took refuge from November’s bluster at the Green Sage Café to hear Bill Jones, president of Carolina Native Nursery, explain both the risks of importing non-native species plants and the benefits of proliferating indigenous plant-life. The […]
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Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features office relocation campaigns for a doula and childbirth services organization and an experiential therapy provider.
Now in its seventeenth year, Project POWER/AmeriCorps has served approximately 16,000 local at-risk youth, helping bridge the gap and increase the graduation rate with one-on-one assistance, participation in service learning projects and developmental training in conflict resolutions skills.
MikelParis, the touring keyboard player for O.A.R., wanted to maximize his time on the road. “How can you go to all of these cities and just sit on the tour bus?” he asked himself. So, armed with a video camera, a guitar and his own inquisitive nature, Paris set out to capture a little bit […]
I see and sense the conflict between newcomers and Asheville natives. I’ve also read that the term “native” should be applied only to those carrying Cherokee blood. This is not new to me. Time in one place carries a sense of propriety. I come from New Hampshire where these dynamics are, if not intensified, at […]
Tiny Ruins, a minimalist ensemble from New Zealand, recently performed at The Grey Eagle. Originally the solo project of singer-songwriter Hollie Fullbrook, Tiny Ruins has toured with the likes of Fleet Foxes and Beach House. The group is now a trio with Cass Basil on bass and Alex Freer on percussion. In advance of the […]
No plans for hump day? How about Whiskey Wednesday at Thirsty Monk? On Wednesday, Nov. 19, the regional brand ambassador for Rémy Cointreau, Larken Egleston, will be making his way to Asheville to host a showcase of Woodford Reserve’s finest bourbons at Top of the Monk, the speakeasy above Thirsty Monk. Woodford, based in Versailles, […]
Amid a range of escalating controversies, an independent audit, and a restructuring of the department, Asheville Police Chief William Anderson announced Nov. 14 that he will retire.
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. 14-16. Special guest host this week: Donovan Quixote of AshevilleFM’s By All Means Necessary. Listen to Bombshell-ter Radio every Tuesday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. EST featuring the best trip hop, […]
In the wake of elections last week that maintained conservatives’ firm grip on state power, Rev. William Barber urged progressives in Asheville not to lose faith in the strength of the Moral Monday movement.
Author, teacher and creativity coach Nina Hart has just released her first prose poetry collection, Somewhere In a Town You Never Knew Existed Somewhere. The book is equal parts engaging and absurdist, stretching the mind of the reader to connect emotionally with the likes of a waitress who lives inside an air conditioner (à la […]