Asheville is often pegged as a yoga town, but yoga isn’t the only ancient Indian tradition that has gained popularity among local wellness enthusiasts — and Asheville has a new Ayurvedic wellness counseling program to prove it. The tagline for the program is, “Master your own health. Empower others to do the same.” Shala Worsley, […]
WorldLine launches Compass Sky with a multisensory show Finding the right venue for WorldLine’s album-release show was a challenge. The science fiction-inspired, four-piece textural rock band had a very specific vision for how it would present its second record, Compass Sky. There had to be a light show, video projection — and most important — […]
In celebration of its fifth anniversary, Posana Café will host its annual benefit dinner for the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project‘s Growing Minds program 5-9 p.m. Thursday, May 22. Along with the regular menu, guests will be offered a separate menu special to the event that features dishes made entirely from local ingredients. One hundred […]
I am writing to discuss the offensive treatment I have received and witnessed from our ART bus system. I can only use 300 words to get this to print, however I have much more to say then a mere 300 words. I hope that after reading this you will want to hear more. I will […]
Last weekend I thought I would go for a run at the TC Roberson High School track. When I went there, it was locked with a fence all around the track. I was truly shocked. The public high school track- fields up north where I used to live are all open to the public. There […]
The Fairy and Earth Festival (F.A.E.) was held on Saturday, May 17 at Highland Lake Cove Retreat in Flat Rock. The event served as a fundraiser for The Center for Honey Bee Research in Asheville.
Somewhere between The Beatles and The Beach Boys, between doo-wop and early surf rock you’ll find local indie-folk duo The Sun Cans. The band is brothers Ethan and Micaiah Liner, Asheville natives who’ve been writing songs together for six years. “Since we were young, we’ve listened to The Beatles, The Monkees, The Grass Roots and […]
The effort to secure compensation for Swain County from the federal government for a road it never completed has been a long and twisted tale, full of contentious political debate among Western North Carolina congressmen both old and new. The issue is now back in the news, as current GOP Rep. Mark Meadows has joined […]
Minneapolis-born, Brooklyn-based Adrianne Lenker released her debut CD, Stage of the Sun when she was only 14 years old. After graduating from Berklee School of Music on a full scholarship, Lenker moved to New York City in 2012 and released her newest, and what she considers to be her true debut album, Hours Were the Birds, according […]
After two private soft opening parties, One World Brewing opens to the public at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17. Asheville’s newest brewery and tasting room is a bit low-profile — located in the basement beneath Farm Burger, its entrance is via an unmarked door in the alley next to Salsa’s off Patton Avenue.
The Golden Age of Hollywood is alive and well at North Carolina Stage Company. All the glamor and some bits of the juicy gossip come to life in an intimate and fun evening, all wrapped in the special event: A Conversation with Edith Head starring Susan Claassen, artistic director of Tuscon, Arizona’s Invisible Theatre. The […]
By Rachel Ingram, Volunteer Intern, U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina I thought I knew it all. Only 22 years old, I had done more than my fair share of backpacking, kayaking, hiking and fishing. So when I, as a junior in the Mass Communications department at UNC Asheville, saw the posting on […]
“When I first moved out west, I did not feel much culture shock, as they say,” soulful singer-songwriter Sean Hayes said in an interview with Xpress. But at the same time, “There is a certain sincerity toward music I feel the South has that informed me and still plays a big role. By sincerity, I […]
Some of Asheville’s brightest entrepreneurial thinkers came together May 15 to pitch ventures that could transform the human experience.
If you were in downtown Asheville last month, dodging rain showers on a Saturday at about 5 p.m. near the Vance Monument, you might have heard an a cappella chorus from Asheville’s Green Grannies. If not, you can hear them again on Saturday, May 17, rain or shine (and any other third Saturday).
Scroll down for the full week’s worth of posts. Local filmmakers Katie Damien and Lela Winton are part of the Gorilla with a Mustache Films crew who attended the Cannes Film Festival (yes, the one in France) to screen their short comedy, Joint Effort. The group spent a week in that glamorous locale, taking in […]
The annual Strive Not to Drive campaign runs May 16-23, featuring free local events that aim to encourage modes of transportation other than riding alone in your car.
Mountain Xpress and Sherwood’s Music are partnering to showcase local musicians through a series of stripped-down performances for the web. This week Warm the Bell perform “Essential.”
Local acoustic trio Red June (Will Straughan on resonator guitar, guitar, mandolin and vocals; Natalya Weinstein on fiddle and vocals; and John Cloyd Miller on mandolin, guitar and vocals) recently released a new album. Ancient Dreams, out on Organic Records, was produced by Tim Surrett of Balsam Range. “Like your best dreams, nocturnal or daytime […]
With just one point separating each team’s final results, Team Rational, lead by Green Sage Cafe chef Christopher Cox, came out victorious in the second annual WHACKED! cooking competition on May 13.