Joe Penland

Joe Penland performs at White Horse, Oct. 23

Press release from White Horse Black Mountain: Western North Carolina abounds with musicians who have found inspiration in Appalachian songs and dance tunes. To inspire literally means “to breathe in”, a word that perfectly describes how Madison County singer/storyteller Joe Penland came by his deep knowledge of the music nurtured in mountain valleys, coves and […]


Hamilton musical singalong at The Fine Arts Theatre, Nov. 3

Press release from event organizers: HamiltunesAVL is Asheville’s first Hamilton musical singalong! This all-ages event will feature YOU singing and rapping to the Tony® Award winning musical, Hamilton. When: Thursday, November 3, 7:00 PM Where: The Fine Arts Theatre, Downtown Asheville What: Sing (and rap!) along to Broadway’s hottest new musical Sign up to sing […]

Unsung Heroes: A Grand Celebration of Latinx and Black Resilience, Oct. 30

Press release from Date My City: “Unsung Heroes: A Grand Celebration of Latinx and Black Resilience” will be held on Sunday, October 30 at 3 pm at UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. This celebration is free and open to the public. We are inviting the entire community to join us in celebrating not only these identified […]

Ten Thousand Villages Montreat hosts a benefit for Black Mountain Counseling Center

Press release from event organizers: Sunday, October 23, 2016 Ten Thousand Villages Montreat will host its first shopping benefit for Black Mountain Counseling Center. Ten Thousand Villages will donate 15% of all sales on this day to the Center, with the goal of raising enough money to provide a family or individual with subsidized counseling […]

HomeGrown Author Fair FINAL

Inaugural Homegrown Author Fair held Nov. 5 at Waynesville Library

Press release from Haywood County Public Library: Support local authors and discover new books, many with local interest, at the inaugural Homegrown Author Fair on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Waynesville Library. The local author fair will take place downstairs at the Waynesville Library, where there will be readings by […]

Photo of Spoken Word Performance at Asheville Art Museum, courtesy of Asheville School

Asheville School students engage with the local arts community

Press release from Asheville School: Nestled near the heart of west Asheville, Asheville School has access to a unique and thriving community of artists who work across a diverse array of mediums. Students at Asheville School have long had the opportunity to experience arts on campus. Now, Asheville School plans to work with Asheville’s vibrant […]

Photo courtesy of DeWayne Barton

DeWayne Barton has been awarded a Mary B. Regan Community Artist Residency grant

Press release from Asheville Action: The North Carolina Arts Council has awarded Asheville Artist DeWayne Barton a Mary B. Regan Community Artist Residency, a grant designed to support innovative artist-in-residence projects in communities in North Carolina. The award was conceived to honor Mary’s long-held beliefs in the importance of the contributions of artists and the […]


Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition accepting submissions

Press release from Appalachian State University: It’s that time again! The 14th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition is open for registrations and submissions. Amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to submit at prior to the competition’s close at 5pm on Friday, November 18, 2016. The Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition offers numerous categories that will be […]

Top three finalists of Twisted Idol Season 1

Twisted Idol karaoke competition finals held at Twisted Laurel, Nov. 3

Press release from event organizers: Twisted Idol, a karaoke singing competition, returns to Twisted Laurel in downtown Asheville, N.C., with more than $500 in prizes to be given away during the Nov. 3 grand finale. The competition is a partnership between Twisted Laurel (130 College Street) and Asheville’s Get Vocal Entertainment. Get Vocal’s Jason Tarr […]

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Tom Chalmers stars one-man show “Fully Committed,” Oct. 21-30

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: For those who are unable to catch Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Broadway performing the 42 different characters that make up the play Fully Committed, you now have a local alternative with the more-than-able, definitely hilarious Tom Chalmers taking the lead in this tour de force one-man show. The Front Porch […]

Tibetan Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery

Tibetan Monks offer a guided meditation at UNC Asheville, Oct. 21

PRESS RELEASE FROM UNC ASHEVILLE: The Tibetan Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery will give a public lecture and guided meditation on Friday, Oct. 21 at UNC Asheville. These events are free and open to everyone. The lecture, The Psychology of Enlightenment, will take place at 11 a.m. on Oct. 21 in UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center, […]