Help the local support organization spread the word about the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ youth.
The blues-hip-hop artist takes a more serious folk-blues turn on this Avett Brothers-produced, Echo Mountain-recorded album, due out Feb. 22. Images by Noah Abrams.
A Sgt. Pepper-style jacket on a downtown juggler.
Robert Plant and Band of Joy might not have reinvented rock ‘n roll at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, but they put a new spin on “Rock and Roll” along with plenty of other Led Zeppelin classics and new material from Plant’s recently-release Band Of Joy album. Photo by Rich Orris.
The Friday, Jan. 21 reading event discusses the life of famed strip tease artist Gypsy Rose Lee and includes a slide show.
Long coats, boots and glasses on Wall Street.
"This is kind of a phoenix act that we're pulling off," says Graham Hackett, program director for the Asheville Area Arts Council. He's talking about the opening of The ARTERY, a 1,400-square-foot multipurpose space in the River Arts District's new Pink Dog Creative studios — and with that opening, the resurrection of the local arts-promoting […]
It was touch-and-go there for clawhammer banjo player/world music songwriter Abigail Washburn. She had to postpone one show date. But her Feb. 5 performance at Grey Eagle is good to go.
Learn more about HATCH Asheville 2011 and help the festival (slated to run April 14-17 this year) get off to a good start. Food, drink, music and more at the Hotel Indigo on Saturday, Jan. 22.
The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival runs Thursday, Jan. 20 through Sunday, Jan. 23. Dance, music, multi-media, performing arts, installation, theatre, comedy and more.
The local soul/r&b band performs a self-described “other-worldly” rendition of their song, “Nearest Star.”
Rock singer Caleb Johnson earned a huge compliment from Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and a golden ticket to Idol‘s Hollywood Week.
The black-box musical theatre company has postponed its opening season from February until fall. Plans are in the works to book live music acts into the space.
We at Xpress are deeply saddened by the loss of local painter, sculptor and gallery owner Vadim Bora. The artist passed away on Jan. 6, following a massive stroke in late December. He was 56 years old. A little bit about Bora, from his own website: "Unlimited in his ability to create in any media, […]
Nikki Talley is many things — a descendent of Carolina mountain musicians, according to her website, a "country, folk, sultry, goth and that hippie-chick from the South," a multi-instrumentalist and a wearer (lately) of face paint. One thing she isn't: afraid of the microphone. Talley has undeniable stage presence, which she showcased at a recent […]
Two very different local CDs for your consideration: An album of folk banjo and piano jazz from Average Joe, and a compilation of area punk and alternative bands from new label Umbrella Tree Records.
Lots of layers, blue outerwear and pointy-toe shoes.
Stripes and checkered Vans, Haywood Street.
Local author Vicki Lane returns with a suspenseful, Appalachian-based drama that draws on history, Native American traditions, folklore and familiar landscapes. It’s a completely addictive read with plenty of surprises.
Even with the Abigail Washburn show at the Grey Eagle postponed (she was supposed to play Asheville on Saturday, Jan. 15, but landed a Prairie Home Companion gig instead — can’t begrudge her that!), there’s still too much to do on this particular Saturday. Unless you have super powers you’ll never fit it all in. (Still, it’s worth a try…)
The inventors of CaTai Caps model their creations on Wall Street.