Food For Thought: The Slam Against Hunger benefit, Dec. 13

From a press release: Food For Thought: The Slam Against Hunger benefit, Dec. 13 On Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m., youth poets ages 11-21 will take the stage at Rainbow Community Auditorium, 60 State St., to start conversations about hunger in our community by sharing their original poetry. Inspired by the youth participation in […]

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Smart bets: Greyhounds

A greyhound (the dog) is sleek and fast. A Greyhound (the bus) is more of an underdog — not to mention a vehicle of subculture and necessity. Greyhounds (the band), from Austin, Tex., are sleek underdogs with more swagger and style than either of their namesakes. Guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell call their […]

MULTIMEDIA: "My mindset on a live performance is that I always want it to be new,” says MC Chris Shreve of Free the Optimus. The Boone-based artist teamed up with other rappers as well as local aerialists for a night of performance art collaboration. The event benefits Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Shreve's photo by Carretto Studio, aerialist photo courtesy of Bromelia Aerial Dance Collective

Beats and feats: Rappers and aerialists collaborate on Hip-hop Circus

Think of hip-hop, and a number of images might come to mind: DJs, loose pants, B-Boys and graffiti, perhaps. Even if your list isn’t culled from stereotypes, it’s unlikely to include aerialists — though that might change after the Hip-hop Circus at The Orange Peel on Saturday, Nov. 29. That event pairs area hip-hop acts […]

Local teen author H. B. Clementine relelases award-winning debut novel

From a press release: Local teen author H. B. Clementine relelases award-winning debut novel BookLogix is pleased to announce the release of Nothing But Your Memories, the award-winning debut novel from teen author H. B. Clementine. The novel was selected as the winner of the 2013 BookLogix Young Writers Contest. H. B. Clementine was just […]

Asheville Art Museum’s Holiday Art Camp for Students, Dec. 29-31

From a press release: Asheville Art Museum’s Holiday Art Camp for Students, Dec. 29-31 Asheville Art Museum Presents a Holiday Arts Extravaganza Holiday Art Camp for Students in Grades 1–4 December 29, 30 + 31, 1–4 p.m. $18 per day for Members; $20 per day for Non-Members Parents and caregivers have a wonderful opportunity to […]

Author lineup for Small Business Saturday at Malaprop’s

From a press release: Author lineup for Small Business Saturday at Malaprop’s Indies First Small Business Saturday, November 29, 2014 9-11 a.m. • Terry Roberts • Bryan Robinson • Rose Senehi 11 a.m.-1 p.m. • Nancy Dillingham • Jake Bible • Constance Lombardo • Dershie McDevitt • Amy Reed 1-3 p.m. • Tina Powell • Alan Gratz • Wendy Gratz • Katey Schultz • Cecil Bothwell 3-5 p.m. […]

Music Video Asheville “Islands in the Highlands” submission kick-off party!

From a press release: Music Video Asheville “Islands in the Highlands” submission kick-off party! Join us January 20, 2015 at New Mountain Asheville from 6pm-9pm for the first Music Video Asheville “Islands in the Highlands” Submission Kick-off Party! Warm up to an island beat and authentic Caribbean food while mingling with Asheville’s creative elite. Find […]

Kate DiCamillo, ambassador for young people’s literature, at Spellbound Bookshop, Dec. 8

From a press release: Kate DiCamillo, ambassador for young people’s literature, at Spellbound Bookshop, Dec. 8 Kate DiCamillo, one of the most critically acclaimed and bestselling authors of children’s literature alive today, is visiting Spellbound Children’s Bookshop on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 6:00pm. Her books have been awarded the Newbery Medal (The Tale of […]

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National Register adds three WNC historic places

From a press release: National Register Adds 17 North Carolina Historic Places, including three in WNC The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is pleased to announce that 17 individual properties and districts across the state have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The properties below were reviewed by the North Carolina […]