Brevard Music Festival 2005 continues …

The Brevard Music Center’s 69th annual festival continues through Sunday, Aug. 7, in venues at and near BMC. Among the performances not to be missed: • Saturday, July 9, H.M.S. Pinafore, Janiec Opera Company; Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium This swashbuckling musical was Gilbert and Sullivan’s first blockbuster. 7:30 p.m. $23-$33. • Tuesday, July 12, Emmylou Harris, Whittington-Pfohl […]

Bliss on board

Chanting to a town near you: Kundalini Express. From Mongolian overtone chanting to Peruvian nose flutes to Catholic masses and Indian ragas, “music is part of every spiritual tradition,” Ananda Marga monk Dada Nabhaniilananda recently reminded us, via e-mail, from the road. Maybe so — but not every spiritual musician is blessed with an appellation […]

HMO-free zone

“I’ve written over fifty books. … None of them has ever given me the problems of this book,” admitted Robert Conley in the afterword to his latest work, Cherokee Medicine Man: The Life and Work of a Modern Day Healer (University of Oklahoma Press, 2005). “Some people have said … that it’s because this book […]

Play it forward

External play: Informal jams are as much a part of Shindig on the Green as the singers and dancers who perform on stage. Construction at City/County Plaza this summer may threaten this portion of the decades-old event. “There’s a reason why Asheville is a center of mountain music,” reveals historian and Grammy-winning musician David Holt. […]