King, Jonathan T

UNC Asheville hosts “Bluegrass in Japan” talk on Sept. 27 as part of music lecture series

PRESS RELEASE FROM UNCA: UNC Asheville’s music faculty members are launching a new lecture series to share insights into the music they perform, study and love. Musical excerpts will be used as illustrations, and the lecturers will welcome audience questions and discussion at the end. The lectures are free and open to everyone at 7 […]

Three-venue exhibition #AVLGLITCH opens Oct. 1

PRESS RELEASE FORM EVENT ORGANIZERS: With more ubiquitous access to technology comes a higher margin for “error,” a premise which prompted the concept behind AVLGLITCH, a three-venue exhibition focused on Glitch Photography – experimentation through manipulation of an original image using creative post- photography processes. Glitch is rooted in transience and imperfection, and the recent […]

Bass virtuoso Tony Grey presents a workshop and performance at Asheville Music School, Oct. 4

PRESS RELEASE FROM ASHEVILLE MUSIC SCHOOL: Asheville Music School presents an evening workshop and live music performance with bass virtuoso, Tony Grey on Tuesday, October 4th at 6pm. Tony Grey is a multi-instrumentalist, master bassist, composer, producer, published author and award-winning music educator who has collaborated and performed with some all-time greats, such as John […]

Wedge building pop-up gallery announces hours of operation

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Charleston’s John Duckworth is the featured artist at a new pop-up gallery in the John Duckworth in Asheville’s River Arts District. After a successful public opening Saturday evening, Duckworth at the Wedge will now be open to the public throughout the week. The pop-up gallery includes works from Awake, Duckworth’s […]


Rising Appalachia announces Winter Solstice performances in Asheville

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: In what is becoming an annual tradition for the Atlanta-born, Appalachian-bred, grassroots justice-seeking Folk/World troubadours, Rising Appalachia has just announced their 2016 Winter Solstice performance dates. Scheduled for two nights at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC, and one night at Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse, the band will wrap up an […]


Asheville Vaudeville returns Oct. 8 with political shows

PRESS RELEASE FROM ASHEVILLE VAUDEVILLE: Asheville Vaudeville is going to get a little bit political with our next two shows on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at Toy Boat Community Artspace in Biltmore Village. Allow us to entertain you! Your host for this show is the mesmerizing master of motion and amazements – Walter Beals of […]

Drummer Nikki Glaspie releases Skill Set workshop through IamAVL

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Professional drummer Nikki Glaspie of The Nth Power has teamed up with Independent Arts and Music of Asheville (IamAVL) to create an online tutorial designed to offer aspiring percussionists tips, techniques, and tricks of the trade. The instructional drum workshop, presented by Echo Mountain Recording Studios and Guitar Center, is […]

Boo Ray

Show review: Boo Ray at The Grey Eagle

Boo Ray is no stranger to Asheville — he’s spent time here, lived down the road in Athens, and launched his current career trajectory at the Town Pump a few years back when he was touring his Bad News Travels Fast album. That title track, swaggering, driving and full of attitude, also appears on his new record, Sea of Lights. It’s a good fit, too — the new record is full of that same kind of assurance, edge and self direction.


ReVIEWING Black Mountain College conference begins Sept. 23

PRESS RELEASE FROM UNCA: The eighth annual Black Mountain College Conference, co-hosted by the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and UNC Asheville, will include panel discussions, featured speakers, workshops and performances from Sept. 23-25, 2016, at the Reuter Center on UNC Asheville’s campus, with a reception at the Black Mountain College Museum + […]

Tennessee Pirate Fest will be held in Knoxville, Oct. 8 and 9

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: The first Tennessee Pirate Fest is on the horizon. This daytime family-friendly costume-play event is being produced by Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, and will be held at the Tennessee Medieval Faire site in Harriman–just 30 miles west of Turkey Creek. Patrons will feel transported to the fictional town of Port Royale […]

LEAF announces the LEAF Love Fund Campaign

PRESS RELEASE FROM LEAF COMMUNITY ARTS: Today, LEAF is honored to announce Detroit Tigers’ center fielder and Asheville native Cameron Maybin is leading the effort for creation of the LEAF Endowment in support of community development through cultural arts education and preservation here in Buncombe County and around the globe. LEAF is pleased to announce […]

Photo by Wyman Tannehill

Cuba in Focus: A Multi-Media Presentation of Three Ashevilleans’ Journey to Cuba, Sept. 28

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: EVENT TITLE: Cuba in Focus: A Multi-Media Presentation of Three Ashevilleans’ Journey to Cuba LOCATION: The Millroom in Downtown: Wednesday, Sept. 28th — FREE PARKING is available for this event directly across the street from The Millroom. EVENT DESCRIPTION: With public interest in Cuba at an all-time high, a local […]