Usually reading is sedentary unless it has to do with Chris McDougall, author of Born to Run and (most recently) Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance. McDougall was a foreign correspondant before penning his first book (soon to be a movie starring Matthew McConaughey). […]
Tryon Little Theatre wraps its season with the farce Love, Sex, and the IRS. It runs April 9-12 and April 16-19 at the Tryon Little Theatre Workshop. Press release from the theater group: The final show in Tryon Little Theatre’s 2014-2015 season is almost here! Love, Sex, and the IRS runs April 9-12 and April […]
Local three-piece folk-rock outfit Minorcan announces a show at The Odditorium on Thursday, April 2. Rickolus and Desperate Pilot join the bill. Press release from the bands: MIN0RCAN is a three-piece based out of Asheville lead by Ryan Anderson. He is joined on stage by Joey Terry on bass (of Poison Control Center) and Dustin […]
A number of roles are available in Asheville Creative Arts’ upcoming production of Miss Nelson is Missing. Auditions take place Sunday, April 19, 2-5 p.m. at 2004 Riverside Drive in Woodfin. The play will run July 16-26 at NC Stage Co. Press release from event organizers: Auditions for MISS NELSON IS MISSING! Sunday April 19, 2015 […]
Dark clouds form, roil and drift through Out from the Harbor, the new album by Nikki Talley. It’s a moody collection, though the barometric pressure is impressive rather than oppressive. Resonant guitar tones and tasteful percussion set the stage for Talley’s soulful vocal and storied lyrics. The collection starts with the aching “Rainy Day.” “The […]
Ten Thousand Villages’ Fair Trade Fashion Show, now in its fifth year, takes place on Saturday, April 18, 2-3 p.m. The event is in celebration of Earth Day. Press release from organizers: Ten Thousand Villages, Asheville is celebrating Earth Day and the one-year anniversary of the store expansion by hosting their 5th annual Fair Trade […]
Bill Bares (piano) and Matthew Richmond (vibraphone) duet as part of the Take Two Jazz series at White Horse Black Mountain. The Monday, May 6 show starts at 7:30 p.m. Press release from the venue: Bill Bares’ “Take Two: Jazz Duets” at the White Horse Black Mountain is now in it’s second year with considerable […]
The 8th annual Music Video Asheville will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 29. In advance of the awards ceremony, event organizers released this promotional video. It stars Marisa Blake, Kay Denton, Arieh Samson, Andrew Fletcher and Josh Blake. The video was created by Force Fueled Media in association with Lush Life Productions, written and Produced […]
Archaeologist Maura Heyn discusses ancient conceptions of the “ideal” woman in a lecture held at UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library on Thursday, April 2. Press release from UNCA: Archaeologist Maura Heyn will examine ancient conceptions of the “ideal” woman in her lecture, Ladies Who Lunch: Female Portraiture in Roman Palmyra, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April […]
Diamond Brand Outdoors holds a free event on Thursday, April 9. Outdoor Diva Day, geared toward women, includes yoga and a hike followed by indoor festivities. Press release from event organizers: Diamond Brand Outdoors would like to graciously invite all of Western North Carolina’s outdoor loving women to join us on April 9th for our […]
Author Sara Gruen gets lost in her books. “I wasn’t able to immerse myself completely with Water for Elephants,” she says of her 2006 best-seller that became a film starring Reese Witherspoon. “The type of circus I was writing about no longer existed.” For her new book, Gruen spent a total of five weeks in the British Isles, researching, absorbing the culture and immersing herself — literally.
There are a number of do’s and don’ts when it comes to the third annual Carolina Sketchfest: Do buy tickets in advance (they sold out the first two years), don’t bring the kids (there’s adult language and themes), do like dogs (concession proceeds benefit Brother Wolf Animal Rescue).
Local musician Caleb Johnson, winner of the last season of American Idol, debuted a new music video for “Fighting Gravity” today on Yahoo Music.
Musicians/storytellers/teachers duo Kim and Reggie Harris will spend three days as artists in residence at Warren Wilson College. They’ll finish their stay with a free performance at the college chapel on Wednesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. Press release from WWC: Kim and Reggie Harris – musicians, storytellers and teachers – conclude three days as […]
Prior to appearing in Asheville, Houston, Tex.-based 10-piece soul ensemble The Suffers make their national TV debut on “Late Show With David Letterman.” Watch them on the small screen on Monday, on March 30. The Suffers open for The Broadcast at The Grey Eagle on on Saturday, April 11, 9 p.m. $10 advance / $12 […]
Morganton native Kim Clark is the author of Old Fort, a new title form Arcadia Publishing. The press is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Clark’s book, available April 13, includes more than 200 images. Press release from the publisher: Telling a story in pictures is Old Fort, the […]
Puerto Rican vocalist Taina Asili performs with with the six-piece band la Banda Rebelde. They share a bill with world music band Shantavaani at White Horse Black Mountain on Friday, April 3. Press release from the venue: Two wonderfully eclectic bands channelling music from around the globe will converge on the White Horse Black Mountain […]
Lin Stepp, author of the Smoky Mountain novel series, appears at Blue Ridge Books (152 S. Main St., Waynesville) on Saturday, March 28, at noon. Press release from Blue Ridge Books: Set in Tennessee’s postcard-perfect Smoky Mountains, Lin Stepp’s Makin’ Miracles is an inspiring tale that reveals why love and forgiveness are most important just […]
Jon Michael Riley, author of Dream the Dawn appears at Malaprop’s on Monday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. for a wine reception, book signing and discussion. The environmental adventure/thriller is based on the Sea-to-Shell Campaign, a long-term protest in Ireland. Press release from event organizers: Author of Irish Adventure/Thriller, Jon Michael Riley, appearing in person for […]
In conjunction with the first Downtown Asheville Art walk of the season, Castell Photography opens its new exhibit, Objects In Perspective. Opening reception on Friday, April 3, 6-8 p.m. Press release from Castell Photography: Castell Photography is pleased to announce the opening of their newest exhibition, Objects in Perspective, a mixed media collaboration of photography […]
Burlesque revue troupe Savannah Sweet Tease returns to Asheville to perform “Mother Goosed: Story-time with The Sweet Tease!” The show is held at The Odditorium on Saturday, April 4. Press release from event organizers: The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue Present Mother Goosed: Story-time with The Sweet Tease! The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue, is […]