Acclaimed poet Natasha Tretheway, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her 2006 collection, Native Guard, gives a reading and talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall. According to a press release, “Native Guard, Trethewey’s third published collection, also contains poems examining feelings in Mississippi about Tretheway’s biracial […]
According to a newsletter from the Western North Carolina AIDS Project, “National Black AIDS Awareness Day (NBAAD) is a community mobilization initiative designed to encourage Blacks across the US to get educated, get tested, get involved and get treated for HIV/AIDS.” On the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 7, Mayor Bellamy and representatives from WNCCHS will […]
This year’s conference (Feb. 17-19) celebrates its 25th anniversary and adds a number of Asheville-based events from lectures and art exhibits to walking tours and antiques shows.
The tile workers left their mark on landmarks from Asheville’s Basilica of St. Lawrence to New York City’s Grand Central Station. Photo of lecturer John Ochsendorf (under a Guastavino arch) from the Fullbright website.
Hannah and Danielle show off two versions of military-themed jackets, both with skirts, tights and boots.
The local singer/songwriter records his long-awaited sophomore album.
AC Entertainment made the announcement this morning. The Denver-based rock band comes to the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
Layla, in a shirt dress and leather applique bag, on Biltmore Ave.
Xpress is looking for your questions about relationships, romance, dating, love, broken hearts, etc.
The reggae group returns to Asheville this weekend. Xpress will giveaway a pair of tickets. (Photo by Heather Leake.)
Mary wears a furry poncho over a plaid shirt, leggings and knee-high combat boots.
No one seemed more surprised than Langhorne Slim himself that his Jan. 21 show sold out. Hopefully that’s enough incentive for the thrash-folk musician to come back to Asheville soon.
Painter Pat Passlof had what’s known as an artistic temperament. Those who knew her called her honest and funny, but her "refreshingly non-PC humor" (according to Alice Sebrell, program director at the Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center) could be barbed. "She was definitely extraordinary," says local artist Connie Bostic, who (with Sebrell and […]
A Fine Peduncle show is many things: A venture into experimental music, loop pedals and some especially impressive falsetto; a science lesson on insect anatomy; a trust exercise in which the unschooled audience gets close to the stage while the performer sheds his inhibitions — and much of his clothing. The songs alone grab at […]
After 15 years, Hageman announces he will take on a new role at the end of the 2011-12 season. Photo from The Laurel of Asheville.
Local musician Ben Hovey at The Market Place.
A review of the Knoxville-based singer/songwriter’s crowd pleasing set from Friday night. Photo by Molly Kummerle.
Friday, Jan. 27 is one of those dates with a ton of events vying for your attention (including Casey Driessen with Free Planet Radio, pictured). Here are a handful — mark your calendar!
A review of the new album by Chachillie. Official release date is March 15.
Langhorne Slim returns to The Grey Eagle this Saturday. Here are all the reasons why you don’t want to miss this show. Photo by Kathryn Friedman.
It’s a night of so many awesome shows there’s no way to see them all. Here are some of your options. Update to include even more options!