While most Ashevilleans are aware of their city’s well-earned title of Beer City USA, Asheville is quietly gaining national attention for its vibrant Living Wage Certification program
“Shake off your Thanksgiving cabin fever,” invites a press release from The Stump Mutts. The local alternative rockers will hold a concert and afterparty in celebration of their upcoming EP release, We Can All Relate, and each advance ticket includes a free download of the album for studious types who like to memorize lyrics ahead […]
Despite its mountaincentric name, the Asheville Beat Tape Collective actually aims to unite far-flung electronic musicians in addition to fulfilling its local networking mission. Founded by DJ and producer Nigel One, the collaborative sphere churns out multiartist compilation CDs and hosts regular performances where local enthusiasts can “cross-pollinate” with performers from across the globe. One […]
“There’s a world of difference now than there was then. We were all in the same boat as they say: Nobody had nuthin’.” These are the words of 102-year-old Rose Clark of Macon County. And while times were lean for her growing up in the Appalachian mountains, she also laughs about the first biscuits she […]
You could say they came for our apples. Virginia-based Bold Rock Cider recently announced it was making two new varieties of cider: Carolina Apple and Carolina Draft. Bold Rock describes Carolina Apple as “a crisp and light craft cider,” while draft is “a smooth and mellow sessionable variety.” However, as a proud resident of the great […]
In Theaters. One much-anticipated art title is pitted against two mainstream titles that may or may not be that anticipated in search of your Thanksgiving moviegoing dollars. I admit to still being a little mystified by the idea of spending your holidays at the movies. Oh, I understand it in broad strokes — it gives […]
Although Joe Zimmerman relocated to New York City to pursue a career in comedy, the former Ashevillean still comes back to visit — at least during his extensive, national comedy tours. Zimmerman, who calls himself an “ambassador of joy,” was recently featured on Comedy Central’s “The Half Hour,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” […]
The 48,000 panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt not only represent well-known AIDS victims Ryan White and Freddie Mercury, but also others who touched lives around them — fathers, uncles, husbands and wives. For the seventh time, part of the quilt has traveled to Asheville to allow those touched by the disease to mourn, and […]
Iranian native and journalist Ali Eshraghi visited Western Carolina University on Thursday, Nov. 20, to end the school’s International Education Week with a presentation on the relations between Iran and the United States.
It is said that photography can no longer be trusted. We’ve advanced from the era of subtle manipulations of tonality and blurring shutter speeds to the creation of enchanting fantasy worlds which as often as not begin with a photograph of your grandmother’s broom closet. But what about writing? It’s just as bad, probably worse, […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features two storytelling projects — a dark comedy exploring identity crises by filmmaker Paul Schattel and an album about spiritual redemption by PW Gopal.
As far as Thanksgiving beverages go, Xpress has covered beer pairings, and we’ve covered wine. But cocktails allow room for copious creativity — and can even incorporate ingredients from off the dinner menu.
Praline, caramel and buttery notes co-star in the latest small-batch brew available from City Bakery and Dynamite Roasting Co., and this is one buzz you won’t regret in the morning. Certified organic single-origin coffee from Honduras’ Finca La Esmeralda farm — expertly grown, carefully selected and recently transported — has made its way to Asheville, […]
Twice monthly, my blog 30 Days Out spotlights upcoming music shows and events of note, shining a light into some less well-lit corners, where some fascinating artists schedule performances. I do my best to give ample advance notice so that you can adjust your budget and calendar in a way that lets you get you […]
I would like to congratulate Judge Ed Clontz on his election to the District Court bench (N.C. District 28). He ran a very robust campaign. We wish him all the best as he begins his first full, four-year term. Also, I would like to thank the thousands of citizens who voted for me in the […]
C.Shreve, Mike L!VE and DJ Jet (of Asheville/Boone-based Free The Optimus) and Jrusalam are all featured in the new video for “Crews’ Corpses.” It was directed by Double A, music by Whokairs?, filmed by Double A and ME Videography. The week, Angel Olsen released the video for “Windows” from the deluxe edition of Burn Your […]