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13th annual Miniatures Show at American Folk Art opens Feb. 10

Press release from American Folk Art: The 13th Annual Miniature Show February 7- February 27, 2017 Show Online: Tuesday February 7, 2017 In the Gallery: Thursday February 9, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday February 10, 2017 5- 7 PM The highly anticipated 13th Annual Miniatures Show at American Folk Art will feature 14 of the gallery’s […]

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Asheville Symphony announces finalists for music director position

Press release from Asheville Symphony: The Asheville Symphony Orchestra (ASO) announced on Monday the six finalists for its music director position. The finalists are Jacomo Bairos, Darko Butorac, Nicholas Hersh, Rei Hotoda, Jayce Ogren and Garry Walker (biographical information below). Each finalist will visit Asheville and will conduct a Masterworks concert in the 2017-18 season. […]

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Letterpress artist Macon York hosts a studio party Feb. 5

Press release: Asheville artist Macon York, 31, has been through many life changes in the seven years since starting her bold and colorful line of hand-cranked letterpress greeting cards and stationery known as Macon York Letterpress and Design. Over the years, she began to feel confined by sharing her personal name with her business’ brand, […]

Hometown Reads website showcases Asheville-area authors

Press release: Asheville readers: your next favorite author could be your next door neighbor. Bibliophiles now have a new resource for finding local books and authors in the form of an ongoing initiative called Hometown Reads, launched earlier this year by book marketing company Weaving Influence. Weaving Influence has selected authors in Asheville with published […]

The Magnetic Theatre and Asheville Creative Arts and others join the Ghostlight Project, Jan. 19

Press release: On Thursday, January 19, 5:30-6:30 PM, The Magnetic Theatre, Asheville Creative Arts, and many more local theatres, join hands with countless companies nationwide to declare themselves “brave spaces,” where “It is safe to be who you are, regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation,” […]

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Dave Chappelle will perform at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Feb. 6

Press release: Live Nation welcomes DAVE CHAPPELLE to Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at the US Cellular Center Asheville on Monday February 6th at 7:00pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 13th at 12pm. Tickets start at $67.50 and are on-sale Friday, January 13th at 12pm noon. Tickets are available for purchase at livenation.com, the US Cellular […]

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The SuperHappy Trivia Challenge returns to The Magnetic Theatre, Jan. 18

Press release from event organizers: Next week, on January 18th, The SuperHappy Trivia Challenge returns to Magnetic 375!!! This month’s theme: Elvis & Company. Come join hosts Adam Arthur and Troy Burnette as they take you on a wild comic adventure featuring trivia, improv, ridiculousness, and Peanut Butter, Bacon, and Banana fried sandwiches. Prizes will […]

Mamet’s “Oleanna” staged at the White Horse, Jan. 22-29

Press release from White Horse Black Mountain: Oleanna, playwright David Mamet’s explosive exploration of power and gender politics in academia, debuted in 1992 in the wake of, and partially in reaction to, the Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill hearings. The issues Mamet probes are as relevant today as they were then, and the two-character play […]

Central United Methodist Church celebrates its 180th anniversary

Press release: Asheville’s Oldest Institution Celebrates 180 Years What: Tours for the Community of Historic Central UMC Where: Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church Street Asheville, 28801 When: February 8th and March 8th, from 6pm – 7pm Who: Open to the Community Central United Methodist Church, Asheville’s first church, has a rich history as Asheville’s […]

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Neil deGrasse Tyson gives a science talk at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, June 13

Press release from U.S. Cellular Center: Astrophysicist and New York Times bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson will give a science talk in Asheville’s Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Tuesday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 13, at 10 a.m. at the U.S. Cellular Center box office, online at Ticketmaster.com, and by phone […]

Laura Blackley & the Wildflowers host ‘Memphis or Bust’ fundraiser at Tressa’s, Jan. 22

Press release: Asheville, NC-based band Laura Blackley & the Wildflowers won first place in the 2016 North Carolina Piedmont Blues Society’s 31st Annual Blues Challenge. They will travel to Memphis, Tennessee from January 31-February 4 to compete in the International Blues Challenge with musicians from all over the world. IBC gathers the best of the […]

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UNCA’s annual juried international exhibition of contemporary drawing opens Jan. 20

Press release from UNC Asheville: Drawing Discourse, UNC Asheville’s annual juried international exhibition of contemporary drawing with works by 41 artists, will open Friday, Jan. 20 in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery in Owen Hall, with a 5 p.m. lecture in Humanities Lecture Hall by juror Scott Noel and a 6 p.m. reception in the […]