The exhibit, “Family Vacations I Have Never Taken,” will be featured at Mars Hill University’s Weizenblatt Gallery, Feb. 16-March 9.
The next dance takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 14, with a Valentine’s Day theme and music by The Lovebugs.
When Riddle died in Asheville, in 1980, he had finally achieved some degree of recognition for his unlikely contributions to the origins of country music.
These days, geeking out is hot. Asheville is home to a vibrant community of people looking to express their nerdier side, and abundant businesses to serve them: From comic books to games to movies and more, this town has it all. Across the country, the cultural partitions surrounding geekdom are being torn down: What was […]
Asheville Distilling Co. will celebrate the launch of owner Troy Ball’s new book with a whiskey-tasting event on Saturday, Feb. 11.
A break from the field, followed by a return to Africa, set Anderson to work on the story that eventually became City of Saints and Thieves. Working out of Kenya, she thought about writing a novel set in Nairobi that dramatized the experiences that drove refugees there from the Congo.
Through text and photography, Christina Geneve and Makeda Sandford seek to “reach the young, vibrant, artistic underground culture and amplify voices from people of color.”
At a sold-out event in downtown Asheville, NPR journalist Michel Martin and local panelists reflect on what happens when your hometown gets hot.
Asheville native Dema Badr learned her earliest business lessons locally, working for her family at Asheville Discount Pharmacy and later launching her own clothing store Zakya downtown. She draws on those experiences at her latest venture Scout Boutique.
in and around Asheville, there’s also plenty of music, comedy, dancing, dining, volunteering and even Drag Queen Bingo to commemorate the occasion.
The salute to local black history opens at the UNCA Intercultural Center on Monday, Feb. 13.
The tale centers around the character of Danny, a struggling playwright whose years of rejection might have come to an end. His new show seems destined for greatness. But should he hide behind a false identity and go forward with the production hoping that no one will catch on that he is white?
Roach and The Fly By Night Rounders play at The Mothlight on Sunday, Feb. 12.
Almost Maine by John Cariani has become a huge hit on stage, and it’s no wonder. These are realistic characters struggling with what is, and isn’t, romance. Much of this is played as comedy, but there’s a serious dramatic thread that runs through these nine scenes.
Peelle’s husband, Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show, will provide musical accompaniment for the reading, which takes place on Sunday, Feb. 12.
Those interested in meeting the artists can attend a reception at TC Arts on Friday, Feb. 10.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features an art teacher’s 100-piece oil pastel project, an archiving project by Asheville Global Report and a teen filmmaker’s trip to the 48 Hour Film Project awards.
All four of the acts spotlighted in this edition are American; none is from Asheville, but all are musically adventurous and intriguing enough to justify a trip out on a potentially wintry February (or early March) Asheville evening.
Kare Strong, Lucy Ray and Aileen “Big Al” Pearlman will perform at the first iteration of this showcase of female-made music. The event takes place at The BLOCK Off Biltmore on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
Ahead of an April 26 album release show, and feeling motivated by the recent presidential election, Jamison and Jackson Dulaney give a performance of a brand new song, “Love Wins in the End.”
The nearly four-hour show, with DJ Plain Ole Bill scratching next to Ant, was a vibrant bravura for Atmosphere’s Rhymesayers Entertainment label, home to Aesop Rock’s critically acclaimed latest release (The Impossible Kid) and the proving ground of the beloved late rapper Eyedea.