Tales don’t get much older than Homer’s Iliad. It told of the epic war between Greece and Troy, in the famous Helen of Troy fable that includes the Trojan Horse and Achilles (and his famed tendon) as well as many mentions of Greek gods and goddesses interfering with the outcome. It is a tale almost […]
• The inaugural Montreat Film Festival is accepting submissions from local filmmakers through Monday, April 6. Entries must be shorter than eight minutes in length and reflect this year’s theme of hope. According to Montreat College’s website, the festival’s goal is “to highlight stories that honestly express and explore the human condition through the power of […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a pin-up art series benefiting veterans, a mobile art boutique, a film series to illuminate Honduras’ proactive initiatives and a studio album by Christian rockers Hebel.
Each of the 13 tracks on Adrienne Ammerman’s new album The Hunt is relatively short and minimalistic, too — allowing for the melody to be carried by Ammerman’s voice. And that’s the magic of this record.
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 to […]
It turns out that Asheville area children and teens are every bit as passionate about their causes and views as the adults are around here. Here are some of the art and photo submissions Xpress received for the annual Kids Issue. Scroll through the slideshow to see all the art.
Hair is both subject and medium for artist Sonya Clark. She’ll discuss that intersection — and its relationship to fiber art — in the artist talk “From Hair to There,” held at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design on Friday, March 27. Born in Washington, D.C., Clark earned an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy […]
What does it mean to be not just a hardworking band, but one of the top-10 hardest-working bands? Ask Brooklyn-based Haybaby. The indie-pop trio plays Broadway’s on Tuesday, March 24, with locals Total War and Wyla, and Whiskey Bitches from New York City.
What is unique about Raga music and the experience that it offers listeners? The first thing a singer of Hindu music does is to tune his tampura to give one chord, and while he tunes his tampura, he tunes his own soul.
After a mountain bike accident left Banner Elk-based adventurer William Mauney with severe injuries that interrupted his normally active lifestyle, he decided to pick up a high-quality DSLR camera and figure out how to use it.
Almost two years to the day since Xpress first shared news of Electric Dream by Luzius Stone — the project of WNC native Justin Miles — that album finally gets a launch party. It’s been a long time coming.
The acclaimed roots musicians — O’Brien boasting a Grammy Award and Statman a coveted National Heritage Fellowship title — have been meeting up around the country for special one-off jams for years now.
2014 was a prolific year for emcee and hip-hop producer Black Milk (also known as Curtis Cross) who polished his solo rap EP Glitches in the Break just months before releasing his sixth full-length record If There’s a Hell Below.
“I have the worst taste in men,” says comedian Lisa Landry. “If you know a good man with a job and a sensitive vocabulary, I’ll ask if he’s got an unemployed brother with a substance abuse problem.” The Louisiana native has culled material from her tumultuous relationships since her early stand-up days on the New […]
“I think I might have figured out the dumbest way to make the world a better place,” wrote comedian Kurt Braunohler on his crowdfunding page. “I’ll be jet-skiing from Chicago to New Orleans (seriously) in order to raise money to provide 500 goats and 1,000 chickens for African families in need.” Comedy Central Studios taped […]
Dancer and choreographer Lindsey Kelley came to Asheville in 2010 with a dream of founding her own dance company. Arriving in town with experience in modern dance and ballet, the Florida native immediately began working toward that vision. It wasn’t until the winter of 2013, however, that things really clicked into place. Kelley formed a […]
This week’s crowdfunding roundup spotlights hand-crafted local essential oils and hydrosols by Blue Ridge Aromatics, literary event Asheville Wordfest 2015, expansion of Copper Pot and Wooden Spoon’s jam and pickle production and a studio album by esoteric septet the Galen Kipar Project.
The only thing more awkward than having awkward sex is talking about it. Onstage. To an audience of strangers. But the femmes fatales of Awkward Sex … and the City will do just that at Lexington Avenue Brewery on Thursday, March 19.
Every Sunday this month, Wu Gong Fu Tea will host a Tea Meditation and Sound Journey workshop that will pair a traditional tea service with live music. Charles and Jenny Wu will lead participants in two hours of meditative reflection removed from the chaos of modern life.