Housing is the main agenda item at the April 28 Asheville City Council meeting.
A remembrance at Vance Monument was organized to honor the 150th anniversary of the freeing of slaves in Asheville, just steps away from where black men and women were sold as goods, on the steps of the Courthouse in a different era. The remembrance was co-sponsored by Date My City and the UNC Asheville Center for Diversity Education.
A public hearing on Duke Energy’s Lake Julian air-permit renewal is scheduled this Wednesday, April 29 — on the heels of an announced $30 million boost to the Sierra Club’s “Beyond Coal” initiative.
“Our main goal is to carry on the legacy [of the business],” says one of the West End Bakery’s new owners, Cary Hitchcock. “This place has been around forever, and it is an icon in the community.”
• A screening of Sweet Dreams at the Fine Arts Theatre on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. benefits Asheville-based cross-cultural partnership Africa Healing Exchange. The documentary is about Kiki Katese, the pioneering Rwandan theater director who started Ingoma Nshya, the nation’s first and only women’s drumming troupe. Treats will be provided by The Hop […]
In the past, graffiti convictions have usually resulted in fines and community service, but if the bill is passed, a convicted offender could face heftier fines and possible jail time.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a milestone for a 15 year old guitarist and a youth guidance organization providing free opportunities for children.
The work week goes by fast and it’s not always easy to factor in time for a leisurely read. But if you’re looking to spend some time this weekend relaxing and getting caught up, we’re here to help.
Singer-songwriter Mikey Wax recently performed at The Altamont Theatre. His songs have aired on TV shows like “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Switched at Birth,” and he’s known for playing house parties.
It seems unlikely that a washboard would be the thing to set a band apart. But that’s kind of the case with indie-folk act Elephant Revival. Bonnie Paine’s washboard gives the band its shimmying percussive sound.
LEAF is almost here — the festival’s 40th iteration runs Thursday-Sunday, May 7-10. In advance, Xpress is talking to performers about what they have planned and why being part of LEAF’s 20th anniversary is so special.
Local resident, attorney and former chairman of the Asheville Downtown Commission, J Patrick Whalen is quoted extensively in a new post from The Atlantic discussing the revitalization of downtown Asheville — specifically in response to the notion that creating a thriving downtown “just happened.”
On Saturday, April 25, at Spellbound Children’s Bookshop in Woodfin, local author Cynthia Yancey will read from her new book Zak and Niki: A First Look at Rising above Racism. The reading is one of many events featured in the YWCA of Asheville’s Stand Against Racism events.
Calcast brings together a wide range of community events in one handy podcast. Hosted by Theresa Amandi of WSFM 103.3 AshevilleFM’s Bombshell-ter Radio. Weekend of April 24-26. 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 WSFM 103.3 AshevilleFM.
In part 1, we revisited purple wigs, long-suffering pets, long-lost eateries and the 2004 demand for more adult entertainment. But we’ll try to keep things wholesome for this next look back at Best Of’s past.
This season, UNC Asheville is doing its part to protect honey bees and other important pollinators by planting several new native pollinator meadows throughout the campus. The meadows have been funded by the Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership and grants from Bee City USA.
Before a word is uttered on stage, the audience is awe-struck by the set. Constructed by Jack Lindsay, it fills the wide ACT stage. It looks and feels like it has been plucked out of New Orleans circa 1950 and dropped into downtown Asheville.
The taps are flowing at Tasty Beverage Co., and saisons are in season at Burial Beer Co.’s Sharpen the Blades festival.