When The Accomplices come to WNC, the Lowcountry string band makes it worth its while. You have three chances to catch the four-piece from Savannah, Ga., this week. According to a press release, the band is “not quite country, not quite bluegrass, not quite jam band but a remarkable amalgam of all of the above […]
The WNC area is rich with community gardens of all sorts — from CSAs to donation gardens that grow for area food banks to education gardens for public schools. Xpress is working to compile a database of community gardens to help interested neighbors find and support these community efforts.
Though the Emerald Lounge remains in financial trouble and risk of closure, owner Christina Brunell-Fortini told Asheville Scene that she plans to keep the establishment, even though she has listed the venue for sale as a fallback option. Two benefit shows will take place this weekend to help support the continuance of the iconic downtown […]
Asheville Wordfest, now in its seventh year, sets its sights beyond mere merriment. “It’s a reflection of what Asheville is, what matters to us, what we love,” says event founder and organizer says Laura Hope-Gill. “It’s about the whole community, the story of our community.”
Mountain Xpress and Sherwood’s Music are partnering to showcase local musicians through a series of stripped-down performances for the web. This week Chelsea Lynn La Bate of Ten Cent Poetry performs “The Meaning of Mine.”
Blue Ridge Parkway Superintendent Mark Woods is pleased to announce that a section of the Parkway from Milepost 376 at Ox Creek Road to Milepost 355, near the entrance to Mt. Mitchell State Park, is once again open for travel.
Ahleuchatistas are heading to Spain and Italy, and we should all be very jealous. So exciting is the duo’s upcoming tour that guitarist Shane Perlowin and percussionist Ryan Oslance listed their five overseas tour dates with three exclamations marks. Each. But even if you can’t pack a bag and follow Ahleuchatistas to Rincón Pío Sound!!!, […]
Local stores Comic Envy, Orbit DVD, Pastimes, Blue Ridge Comics and Hero Hunter Comics participate in the May 3 event Along with the May 2 debut of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and May the 4th (aka Star Wars Day), Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) on Saturday, May 3, makes for a fine trilogy for the […]
A handful of documents changed the character of the United States. The 13th Amendment, formally ending legal slavery in this country, is one of them. North Carolina’s copy of the document will be exhibited in WNC for the first time on June 12 at Vance Birthplace in Weaverville.
From the N.C. News Service: by Stephanie Carroll Carson CHARLOTTE, N.C. – State officials say power bills in North Carolina could go up as much as $20 a month and the increase would have nothing to do with power usage. Instead, it would foot the bill for the $10 billion cleanup of Duke Energy’s North […]
Set in the upstairs lounge of Isis Restaurant & Music Hall over the month of May, ĭd weekly will include two sets of music from stephaniesĭd split by a segment called “night of bravery” in which members of the audience can take the stage for up to five minutes.
For more festivals, visit Calendar and mountainx.com. LEAF, at Lake Eden in Black Mountain, returns for its spring installment with family-friendly camping, arts (performance, visual, healing, etc.), dance, crafts, kids activities and plenty of music. Headliners include Los Lobos, Beats Antique, Red Baraat, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars and many more. Thursday-Sunday, May 8-11. Tickets […]
Members of the WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition’s are discussing ways to create and foster a more diverse community and workforce. It started with an April 25, 2013, conference titled “Realizing the Benefits of a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce.” (photo by Cindy Kunst)
“Tomorrow’s Hits” is the band’s fifth record in as many years, discounting 2013’s gap-filling alternate-takes collection Campfire Songs. And the band is as hard-working as it is prolific, stringing together a seemingly infinite number of tour dates. The Men’s current tour, a month-long jaunt, comes to The Mothlight on Thursday, May 1.
Singer-songwriter Sean Hayes has been crafting his soul-tinged songs for more than two decades. “I think one of the challenges of working at home alone is you can get a lost in your own world,” he says of the new experience of recording in his own studio. But a forthcoming project is currently on hold for a string of shows that brings Hayes back to The Grey Eagle on Tuesday, May 6.
LEAF ticket holders may come for the music, but the healing-arts lineup has grown more and more robust, adding to a festival culture that puts a unique emphasis on wellness.
Kristin Scott’s mother had strong preferences about her own medical care as she neared the end of her life. She was able to make those wishes clear in an advance care directive, sometimes called a living will. When she passed away two years ago, Scott, facilitator for the WNC Health Network, says, “It was so much easier for us knowing what she wanted.”
The exhibition, which opened Friday, April 25, is up through this Friday, May 2 at The Tannery, a studio and gallery space off of Old Lyman Street in the River Arts District. It was organized independently of the WCU art program and co-curated by MFA candidates Tonya Anderson and Laura Sellers. Its featured works offer a cross section of the department’s breadth.
Local author Will Harlan is winning national accolades for his outstanding new book, Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island. He’ll discuss his work May 1 at Malaprops before embarking on a book tour across the Southeast.
It was the first day of spring. I packed away the last of my sweaters and scarves in the boxes labeled, “stuff to wear when it’s too cold to do anything.” Cleaning my apartment, I noticed dust in the corners of my kitchen floor and piles of stuff I hadn’t bothered to look at in months. When I opened my refrigerator, empty containers and a carton of expired milk stared back at me. It was time to dig deeper and continue my spring cleaning beyond my floors and countertops. It was time to cleanse my body.