Local students participate in National Junior Theatre Festival

Cast and crew members from Asheville Performing Arts Academy brought home the Excellence in Ensemble Work Award from the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta; Parkway Playhouse Jr. students participated in the same festival. Press release from Asheville Performing Arts Academy: Asheville Performing Arts Academy cast and crew members, ages 6-18, presented selections from “Peter Pan […]

Valentine’s Day comedy shows at The Millroom

Funny Business at the Millroom hosts two Valentine’s Day comedy shows on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Ryan Dalton headlines both. Press release from Funny Business at the Millroom: On Saturday, February 14th, Funny Business at the Millroom Presents two very special Valentine’s Day Comedy Shows featuring national headliner Ryan Dalton in […]

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“Front Row Focus” music photography exhibition at Green Sage Café (Westgate)

Local concert photographers Nick King, David Simchock, and Frank Zipperer present their work in the group show, Front Row Focus. The exhibit is on display at Green Sage Café in the Westgate Shopping Center through  April 15. A reception takes place on Sunday, Feb. 8, 4-6 p.m. Press release from David Simchock: The Green Sage […]

Jan. 29 info session about Converse College’s MFA in Creative Writing program

Ever considered an MFA in creative writing? Converse College in Spartanburg is home to South Carolina’s only low residency MFA program in creative writing. For those who would like to learn more, the information session on Thursday, Jan. 29, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Ezell Conference Room. Press release from Converse College: South Carolina’s only low […]

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Rupert Wates performs at White Horse Black Mountain, Feb. 8

Award-winning guitarist and singer-songwriter Rupert Wates returns to White Horse Black Mountain on Sunday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m. He’s currently on tour in support of The Rank Outsiders Ball. Press release from Dave Turner Creative: Award-winning guitarist and singer-songwriter Rupert Wates, touring nationally to support his latest album The Rank Outsiders Ball, will perform at […]

Nina Simone project opens at Upstairs Artspace in Tryon, Jan. 31

Reparations for Nina, works by Asheville Affrilachian artist Valeria Watson, recreates singer Nina Simone’s home in Tryon’s Upstairs Artspace. Simone was born in Tryon. The exhibit opens on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. Press release from Valeria Watson: Asheville Affrilachian Artist Valeria Watson creates change and community through her show opening in Tryon, North […]

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Vandercooked Poetry Night at Asheville BookWorks, Feb. 7

Asheville BookWorks (428 1/2 Haywood Road, West Asheville), continues its Vandercooked Poetry Night series with poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi on Saturday, Feb. 7. Press release from Asheville BookWorks: Asheville BookWorks, a community resource for print and book arts, continues Vandercooked Poetry Nights, its reading series that offers the public the opportunity to print letterpress broadsides at […]

Asheville Art Museum announces a call for new media artists

The Asheville Art Museum seeks entries for annual juried exhibition, Prime Time. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 27. Press release from The Asheville Art Museum: The Asheville Art Museum is excited to announce a call for entries for its third annual Prime Time: Annual New Media Juried Exhibition. This exhibition supports the Museum’s expanding focus […]


Sound track: 1UP by Seers

1UP, the new record by Western North Carolina and Greensboro-based Seers is an unabashedly weird, inspired, fantastical, bizarre and transcendent collection. The nine-track album is just part of a larger project — released by the collective Nomad Staff — including short films and music videos. The combination is a slide down a rabbit hole of […]

Karen "Rudy" Rudolph cutting steel plate. Photo courtesy of John C. Campbell Folk School

Karen “Rudy” Rudolph named craft initiative director at Warren Wilson College

Warren Wilson College grad Karen “Rudy” Rudolph has accepted the role of craft initiative director at the local college. She will “coordinate Warren Wilson’s work program craft crews [and] facilitate ways in which all academic departments can access craft in an effort to enhance student learning,” in addition to other responsibilities, according to a press […]


Annual miniatures show at American Folk Art opens Feb. 5

American Folk Art presents its 11th annual Miniatures show, opening Thursday, Feb. 5. Artists reception on Friday, Feb. 6, 5–7 p.m. Press release from American Folk Art Just in time for Valentine’s Day and deep into the winter season, American Folk Art presents its 11th Annual Miniatures show…. Launching in the gallery on Thursday February […]

Locals perform traditional Italian string music at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, Jan. 29

Mike Guggino and Nicky Sanders (Steep Canyon Rangers) and Barrett Smith (Shannon Whitworth Band) will perform an evening of traditional Italian string music at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 7:15 p.m. $10. Press release from Barrett Smith Members of the Steep Canyon Rangers and the Shannon Whitworth Band have unearthed […]