Athens-based musician Vic Chesnutt (a frequent performer in Asheville) died on Christmas day.
Students at Vance Elementary (with soloist Mars Mignon) perform Alabama’s “Angels Among Us.”
It’s a light week, entertainment-wise, because most of you will be hangin with the fam, OD-ing on eggnog and watching “A Christmas Story” on repeat. But, rest assured, before anyone’s eye gets put out with a Red Ryder BB gun, there are local shows in the works. At budget prices. And yes, Virginia, even on Christmas night. (Bonus: Dawn of the Dude — pictured — plays a not-to-be-missed farewell show.)
No matter how you look at it, 2009 was a weird year. For some it was downright trying, while for others it ranked up there among the best 12 months ever. The latter group just happens to include a number of local musicians who — despite a dwindling recording industry — managed to put out […]
Love dogs? Ever wonder what yours is thinking? Save A Spaniel by local author and Pulitzer Prize winner Cathy Mitchell goes a long way toward hypothesizing what goes in the minds of our canine companions.
A brief but extra-sparkly video of Brevard’s Aluminum Tree Museum.
First the good news: Many WNC residents (including the animal shelter on Lees Creek Road) have had their power restored. But for others, especially those in rural areas, today marks the fourth day without electricity.
Blogger/videographer Thunder Pig takes a snowy drive through Macon and Jackson Counties, following the weekend’s blizzard.
WNC residents shared their blizzard experiences by uploading images to Twitter.
Ian Bryan of Asheville-based marketing firm Sensible City asks the question: How can we better use social media to cope with future storms. Input wanted!
Kip, from Lexington Ave.‘s Hip Replacements.
A&E reporter Alli Marshall names her top eight favorite local releases of the year.
Visit Asheville Streetstyle for new images by Xpress photographer Jonathan Welch
photo by Jonathan Welch
photo by Jonathan Welch
View The Mad Tea Party’s just released video for “Oh Sh*t It’s Christmastime.” (Warning: As the song title suggests, there is some strong language, as well as a bird-flipping Santa and a naughty elf. Not for the easily offended.)
"Just because the audience isn't dancing doesn't mean they don't like the show," says singer/songwriter/guitarist Jeff Markham. The musician admits that he, himself isn't "much of a dancer, but I'll get up and do the robot from time to time." Happy hour: Despite its name, this relatively new Asheville quintet is far from its last […]
This is how it happens: You show up at a holiday open house or potluck or company party and some well-meaning person hands you a gift. A neighbor or co-worker or distant cousin — someone you totally like, yet never thought to shop for. What to do? Xpress has your back. Here's a list of […]
Here’s a plan: party as much as possible from now until the end of the decade. Which is in, like, two weeks. Maximize your revelry with this bunch of free, cheap or under $5 shows and events.
Before the seasonal gloom takes hold, consider signing up for a class, taking a workshop or volunteering your time.