Rasheeda Speaking opens Thursday, Sept. 1, at the BeBe Theatre. The play follows Beckman’s character, Jaclyn, who has returned to work following a brief illness. While she was away, a series of changes occurred in the office.
Romweber and JD Wilkes of The Legendary Shack Shakers both perform sets at The Grey Eagle on Wednesday, Sept. 7.
The Other Way Around tackles many of these big-picture themes, but LaMotte’s approach is subtle. “I don’t like songs that are all message-y, that hit people over the head,” he says. His music almost always has an objective, “but I want to make the point artfully, in such a way that people can interpret it as they like.”
Crank County Daredevils’ fall tour begins with a hometown show at The Mothlight on Sunday, Sept. 4.
Comedians Krish Mohan and Lee Camp tackle social and political issues during their stand up sets at The Southern Kitchen & Bar on Saturday, Sept. 3.
Local wellness, food and art vendors converged on Pack Square Park on Sunday to celebrate all things organic and sustainable.
A Jamiroquai tribute act opens Déjà Fuze’s album release party — which also features live painting, local vendors and prizes — at Asheville Music Hall on Friday, Sept. 2.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features
Empire Strikes Brass’ upcoming album release and
Multiple artists are performing at Sounds for Recovery, a benefit event for Buncombe County’s Veterans Treatment Court, Sobriety Court and Adult Drug Treatment Court. The gathering takes place at First Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Sept. 1.
The result was a fish-out-of-water story in which Joanne Gordon, the daughter of a successful radio minister, moves from gay-friendly Atlanta to a small-town Rome, Ga., with her father and new stepmother.
Will this Uncle Earl reunion bring new songs? “We’ll have rehearsal in Nashville before the tour starts … and it depends on how everyone feels,” fiddle player Rayna Gellert says. “My hope is that we’ll do some new stuff because it would fun for the audience, and fun for us.”
Felice Bell was named the winner of the Xpress 2016 Indie 500 Flash Fiction Contest for her story, “Finding Astrid.” The story appears here in full.
There’s a little bit of everything in Costume at the Turn of the Century, the largest display of costumes and costume design from the turn of this century. The original exhibit was curated by Roussanoff and displayed in Moscow last year. The version on view at UNCA through Wednesday, Sept. 28 — the exhibition’s U.S. debut — includes many of the same designs and highly insured costumes from more than 300 designers representing 31 countries.
Poetry-themed drinks and live music continue after the untamed variety show, which runs Sunday-Monday, Aug. 28-29.
The Stand Against HB2 concert at The Orange Peel will be a marathon event featuring more than 15 N.C.-based performers.
Willie Watson and Tellico start the inaugural event inside Pisgah’s taproom on Friday, Aug. 26, before the remaining roots acts unfold inside and out, all day on Saturday, Aug. 27.
Capone’s EP release show is at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall’s upstairs lounge on Friday, Aug. 26.
Aloft Asheville Downtown’s open air benefit concert series continues on Sunday, Aug., 28, when Juan Benavides Group performs in support of Friends of Connect Buncombe.
The Orange Peel hosts the variety show on Thursday, Aug. 25.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features two book projects: a heavy-hitting war novel and a lighthearted series called Funterventions.
Pianist, arranger and jazz musician Tom Coppola was a staple of the Asheville music scene in the 1990s and early 2000s, primarily with the duo Evans and Coppola, with vocalist Lucian Evans.