Montford Park Players opens Twelfth Night, July 10

Montford Park Players stages Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, July 10-Aug. 1 at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre. Press release from MPP: The Montford Park Players, North Carolina’s longest running Shakespeare Festival, opens Twelfth Night July 10 through August 1 at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre. With a manic energy plus a romantic soul, William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night promises […]

Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch returns July 11

Storytelling series Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch returns to Diana Wortham Theatre for a sixth season. The first show takes place on Saturday, July 11. Press release from event organizer: The sixth season of Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch at the Diana Wortham Theater is fast approaching. Here is the schedule. This years theme, “Every […]

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Paint-and-sip businesses opens Monday, June 29

Painting and wine have long gone together. It’s arguable that many of the world’s great art works (not to mention literature) would not exist without the nudge of the grape. Painting with a Twist Asheville is a new business that pairs art enthusiasts, instructors, adult beverages and snacks for an entertaining night out. The franchise, […]

Montford Park Players stage Shakespeare’s “Richard III,” Aug. 7-29

Montford Park Players will stage Shakespeare’s Richard III at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, Aug. 7-29. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Fridays-Sundays. Press release from the theater company: The Montford Park Players will present Shakespeare’s “Richard III” at the outdoor Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre in August. The play is free to the public. Actors pass a hat […]

Roots + Wings School of Art and Design holds Community Art Lab Day, July 19

Celebrate the new permanent home of Roots + Wings School of Art and Design (573 Fairview Road, Oakley) during Community Art Lab Day on Sunday, July 19. All ages can participate in free making labs including drawing, screen printing, card making and more. Press release from event organizers: Roots + Wings School of Art and […]

MADE TO MOVE: The questions on Josh Rouse's The Embers of Time cut deeper than pop-savvy musings on love found and lost. But the singer-songwriter's trademark sense of groove prevails.

Josh Rouse on existentia­l angst and break dancing

Rouse’s newest album, The Embers of Time (the tour for which brings him to New Mountain on Friday, June 19) contains plenty of contenders to add to his hits list. Lead track “Some days I’m Golden All Night” captures both tropical breeze and pragmatic angst. The Neil Young-flavored “New Young” aches with harmonica and thoughts of trading ambition for a slower pace of life.