Close to the base of the Craggy Pinnacle Trail near Milepost 364 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, a wizard reaches one long arm out to engage every single passerby — much like a snake oil salesman of a bygone era, much like a political marketeer, much like the TDS offers that spring up like mushrooms […]
The 39th LEAF festival rolls around this weekend — it actually kicked off on Thursday for its most dedicated attendees. Dozens of artists perform on six stages around Lake Eden. If you’re planning to go, here’s a sample of the music. And if you missed out on a chance to buy tickets (they’re sold only […]
After opening for business 30 years ago in east Asheville, Bi-Lo is closing its grocery store at 801 Fairview Road. The local closure comes as part of a decision by Jacksonville, Fla.-based parent company Bi-Lo Holdings to close 23 Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie grocery stores across the country. Spokesman Brian Write told Supermarket News that the […]
Candidates hoping to represent Western North Carolina in the state Senate debated Oct. 16 at UNC Asheville, highlighting differences on a range of issues, from education and the economy to the environment. Here’s a look at the candidates and their views. District 49 In the District 49 race, Democratic Sen. Terry Van Duyn and Republican Mark Crawford are vying […]
From a press release: stephaniesid shares new video for “Lonely in Manhattan” Stephaniesid writes: Here you are, my friends. We worked hard on this! The full studio version of this song is also shaping up to be wonderful, and will appear on our new album. Here’s an awesomely pared-down performance, with fun surprises. Just do […]
Unlike some other people I could name, I would like to congratulate State Rep. Michele Presnell, R-Burnsville, on her “Friend of Forestry” award from the North Carolina Forestry Association, which she recently skipped a candidates’ debate in Marshall to accept. Good for you, Michele! You earned it! Don’t listen to the haters! The emotional ladies […]
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 Oct. 17-19 Listen to Bombshell-ter Radio every Tuesday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. EST featuring the best trip hop, electronica, chillwave and dreampop music — only on 103.3 AshevilleFM.
Tour de Leaves, Pisgah Double Dare, North Carolina Cyclocross Series and the 38th running of the Thomas Wolf 8k this weekend. Get outside Asheville!
Leading up to LEAF festival, Mountain Xpress is talking to a number of artists from across the country and across musical genres. Abigail Washburn (Uncle Earl, The Sparrow Quartet) recently released the 12-track collection Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn with her husband and fellow banjo player, Béla Fleck (The Fleck Tones, The Sparrow Quartet). They’ll […]
The highly anticipated openings of two doughnut destinations — Vortex and Hole — are finally upon us. First to officially open, Hole began serving customers on Thursday, Oct. 16. Located in a new building on Haywood Road with a small parking lot, the bright blue truck with its logo is easy to spot. “Eight months ago this […]
There may not be any presidential candidates on the ballot, but Western North Carolina voters this year will have a chance to weigh in on a lengthy list of local and state races that could help shape the region’s course for years to come. To help readers understand the candidates and their views, Xpress is […]
“One philosophy of yarn bombing is that it’s stealthy, like graffiti,” says Elizabeth Schell, one of the owners of Purl’s Yarn Emporium. That shop is sponsoring a yarn bombing installation on Wall Street that includes knit pieces affixed to lamp posts, trees, parking meters, park benches and one vintage bicycle. The yarn bombing celebrates the […]
Knights of Allentown have chosen one of the most revered plays of the 20th century, if not of all of theater, in the company’s current production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot. The meaning of the 1953 absurdist play has been something of constant speculation since the play was first performed. The production opens with […]
This letter is about the equal and consistent enforcement of the panhandling ordinance by the police department. A recent online article from a local newspaper dated July 23, 2014, indicated that there had been an increase in arrests in downtown for panhandling. Asheville police Sgt. Dave Romick was quoted as saying: “Asheville officers assigned to the […]
The Asheville Darkroom is hosting a night of revelry and nerdy photo fun to support art education and public darkroom access — and supporting its efforts to “expose” photography as public art form.
There’s a terrific, all-volunteer local charity called Children’s Welfare League that promotes the education and welfare of disadvantaged students in the high schools of Asheville and Buncombe County. As a volunteer with CWL, I have worked on several projects with Terry Van Duyn, and she is one of the most diligent, dedicated, passionate, selfless individuals […]