Joshua Messick & Friends perform at The Altamont Theatre, March 4

PRESS RELEASE: Joshua Messick & Friends will be performing at The Altamont Theatre, located at 118 Church St, Asheville, NC 28801, on March 4, 8pm. Doors will open at 7:00pm. Joshua Messick, a local resident, is a National Hammered Dulcimer Champion and has established himself as one of the nation’s leading hammered dulcimer artists. Creativity […]

Student jazz ensemble, led by Michael Buble saxophonist, holds auditions Feb. 28

PRESS RELEASE: AMS Student Jazz Ensemble w/ Jacob Rodriguez & Ben Bjorlie Brand new for 2016, and forming now. Every Wednesday, March 2-May 25. Auditions February 28. Led by local jazz artists who have performed on national stages, Jacob Rodriguez (saxophonist with Michael Bublé) and Ben Bjorlie (bass and drum extraordinaire) will guide young musicians […]

Dulcimer player Madeline MacNeil performs at Immaculate Conception Church, Feb. 27

PRESS RELEASE: Madeline MacNeil, renowned Mountain and Hammered Dulcimer player, will perform a concert on Saturday, February 27th at Immaculate Conception Church in Hendersonville. The performance will begin at 7pm and tickets will be sold at the door for $10.00 (no tickets will be sold prior to the evening of the concert). Madeline MacNeil’s audiences […]

Asheville 2016 American Advertising Awards Gala to be held Feb. 16

PRESS RELEASE: The American Advertising Federation Asheville chapter (AAF Asheville) has announced its 2015-2016 American Advertising Awards Gala to recognize the best local advertising and marketing talent in Western North Carolina. Online registration for the Awards Gala can be found at http://adfedasheville.org/events/upcoming-events/. WHAT: 2016 AAF Asheville Awards Gala WHEN: Tuesday, February 16, 6:30 p.m. WHERE: […]

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New book from author Luke Hankins, Malaprop’s reading Feb. 12

Luke Hankins presents The Work of Creation at Malaprop’s Friday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. PRESS RELEASE: The Work of Creation: Selected Prose, is now available. The Work of Creation includes a number of genres–literary criticism; personal essays; meditations on art, aesthetics, and religion; and interviews–but the focus on the necessary engagement with both the […]

Call for student artwork inspired by the theme “Peace through People”

PRESS RELEASE: Creative students at Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County and in schools throughout Henderson County are encouraged to submit artwork, essays, poems, (ages 13-18) short films, and/or photography (ages 13-22) inspired by the theme “Peace through People.” The work should convey what that concept means to the artist. Local students will be […]

Ross Howell Jr. reads from new work of historical fiction at Malaprop’s, Feb. 14

PRESS RELEASE: Forsaken is a gripping, beautifully realized work of historical fiction by Ross Howell Jr. that raises contemporary questions about the racial politics of justice. The book has been recognized as a “title not to be missed” by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, which named Forsaken to the list of Winter 2016 Okra Picks. […]

The CCCD opens call for emerging curators

PRESS RELEASE: Call for Emerging Curators: A new opportunity from The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. Application deadline: March 28, 2016, 6 p.m. EST craftcreativitydesign.slideroom.com Since 2010, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design has supported the careers of emerging curators with an interest in contemporary craft through its Windgate Museum Internship Program. This […]

The Core plays a February residency at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall

PRESS RELEASE: The Core Original Modern Jazz Upstairs Lounge 6:30-8:30pm Justin Ray (trumpet); Jacob Rodriguez (sax) Bill Bares (piano); Zack Page (bass) Evan Martin (drums) The original members of Hard Bop Explosion reboot as a modern jazz band playing all-original music UPSTAIRS, where there’ll be more intimacy, risk-taking, chemistry and interactive magic than ever before. […]

Biltmore opens exhibit “Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film,” Feb. 12

PRESS RELEASE: This Friday, Feb. 12, Biltmore will open “Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film,” an exhibition of more than 40 award-winning costumes spanning 300 years of wedding fashion from films set in the years 1645 to 1935. Displayed in Biltmore House, wedding gowns from “Howards End,” “The Duchess” and “Emma” will be featured. www.biltmore.com/events/fashionable-romance […]

Dying to be Loved, an interactive murder-mystery dinner will run February 12 and 13 at the historic Nu Wray Inn located at 102 Town Square in Burnsville.

Parkway Playhouse performs Dying to be Loved at the Nu Wray Inn for Valentine’s Day

PRESS RELEASE: Dying for some Valentine’s Day excitement? Parkway Playhouse and the Nu Wray Inn are serving it up! Dying to be Loved – an interactive murder-mystery dinner is replete with a three-course, family style dinner as well as making each guest a suspect in the mystery that unravels as patrons enjoy their food. Dying […]

Asheville Art Museum presents a workshop series on art conservation

PRESS RELEASE: The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to present a series of “Make It Last” workshops focused on the important topic of art conservation. The series is designed for collectors, artists and those who are curious about the inner workings of the art world, and includes demonstrations and discussions with Museum staff and guest […]

Storybook Characters come alive in local libraries

PRESS RELEASE: Thirty-three doll artists from Western North Carolina, Tennessee & South Carolina, have made children’s storybook characters come alive. GoFigure artists have created “one of a kind” sculpted characters like Serafina and the Black Cloak, and Dr. Seuss’s “Snort.” These characters were made to celebrate National Reading Month. Where the public can find the […]

Joshilyn Jackson in conversation with Sara Gruen at Malaprop’s, Feb. 20

PRESS RELEASE: Joshilyn Jackson, the beloved author of gods in Alabama, Backseat Saints, and Someone Else’s Love Story, is coming to Asheville to discuss her new novel, The Opposite of Everyone. To our delight, she will discuss the book and her writing with longtime friend Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants! These two New […]

Jon Stickley Trio. Photo by Heather Hambo

The Grey Eagle hosts NPR’s World Cafe with Jon Stickley Trio and The Honeycutters, Feb. 23

PRESS RELEASE: NPR’s World Cafe, produced by XPN in Philadelphia, is bringing the show to Asheville’s The Grey Eagle on Tuesday, February 23 for an evening of entertainment with Jon Stickley Trio and The Honeycutters, two Asheville-based bands who have both been making headlines across the country. World Cafe host David Dye will be in […]