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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Storyteller David Novak is invited to Provincetown Playhouse

Local storyteller David Novak shares his solo rendition of Gilgamesh as part of the Professional Storytelling Series at Provincetown Playhouse on Sunday, April 19. Press release from Novak: “I will rebuild the temple and the scribes will write of my adventure. I have no doubt, but that in five thousand years it will still be […]

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Smart bets: Green Sunshine

“For the eight-piece Tampa, Fla.-based funk/hip-hop band Green Sunshine, every show is a party,” says a press release. And that’s almost all you need to know. Except that members have stage names like Optimus Rhyme, Mowtown Tea and Sunshine Slim, and they’ve got matching green tracksuits. Together since 2008, the collective considers itself to be […]

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B the Change community gathering at New Mountain, Feb. 10

The Asheville Chapter of the B Corp Movement host a “B the Change” community gathering at New Mountain. The Tuesday, Feb. 10 event takes place at 6:30 p.m. and focuses on “educating, inspiring, and entertaining fellow change-makers, businesses, artists and innovators.” Press release from New Earth MUZiQ: On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 at 6:30pm the […]

AMP hosts a free taxes & acousting workshop for musicians, Feb. 19

Asheville Music Professionals will hold a free workshop on taxes and accounting for musicians, presented by CPA Brian C. Hunter. The event takes place at Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. From the AMP Facebook invite: Join us for a FREE workshop on taxes and accounting for musicians, presented by […]

Thomas Rain Crowe offers four-week class “Reading and Writing in Place: a Four Week Class”

The class takes place at The North Carolina Arboretum, Saturdays, April 25, May 2, 9, 16. Registration at ncarboretumregistration.org. Press release from The North Carolina Arboretum: Reading and Writing in Place: a Four Week Class Instructor: Thomas Rain Crowe Saturdays, April 25, May 2, 9, 16; 10:30 a.m. to Noon $89 Member/$97 Non-member Limit: 25 […]

Pre-Valentines Day book/paper arts workshop at Blue Ridge Books, Feb. 7

Make two projects for Valentine’s Day at a workshop led by Kent Stewart. Held at at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2-4:30 p.m. $8. Press release from Blue Ridge Books: Getting Ready for Valentines Day Workshop Book/Paper Arts Workshop February 7, 2:00PM – 4:30pm Workshop by Kent Stewart Join us for […]

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Author Jeff Crawford presents suspense novel “Pheramane” at Battery Park Book Exchange, Feb. 7

North Carolina native Jeff Crawford is a self published author. He recently released latest thriller, Through Black Velvet Eyes. In advance of a book tour for that novel, Crawford holds an encore event for suspense novel Pheramane at Battery Park Book Exchange on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. Press release from Lone Wolf Communications: […]

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Old Landmarks – Celebrating Songs that Mark a Path to Freedom, Feb. 25

Local musicians Kat Williams, Lizz Wright, Lyric, Rhoda Weaver and Chris Rosser with special guests Kenny Banks and Terreon Gully play a concert in celebration of Black History Month. The event takes place at First Baptist Church of Asheville on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Press release from Hummingword PR: WHO: Asheville Percussion and the First Baptist […]

Different Strokes! stages dinner theater “Table 6,” Feb. 13-22

Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective presents Table 6 by Rodney Smith as a dinner theater production at Olive or Twist (81 Broadway). Shows are Friday, Feb. 13, Sunday, Feb. 15 and Friday-Sunday, Feb. 20-22 at 7 p.m., with dinner seating at 6 p.m. Press release from Different Strokes! We’re excited to announce that Rodney Smith’s […]

Storyteller David Novak appears at Metro Wines, Feb. 8

Storyteller David Novak takes part in an interactive salon at Metro Wines, on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. Press release from event organizers: Good conversation is always enhanced with good wine! Metro Wines hosts a one of a kind, entertaining and interactive salon experience with Master Storyteller, David Novak, on Sunday, February 8, 2015 […]

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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 […]