Pulitzer prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey read at UNCA

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 […]

National Black AIDS Awareness Day is Tuesday, Feb. 7

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 […]

Alice Sebrell, program director at the Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center, took this shot of Pat Passlof in her New York studio. Sebrell says Passlof liked the photo because “she saw it as a summation of her life and work at this stage, at the end stage. It put an image to that place for her.” Photo by Alice Sebrell

A fearlessne­ss about it

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 […]

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Insectual healing

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 […]