Easter egg hunts are happening by the dozens, this weekend and next. No reports of golden eggs in the mix, but you never know. So find your most colorful Easter basket and head out to these family-friendly events.
There's a lot happening on the soon-to-be-released album, Flowers and Chocolate, the sophomore effort by local band Secret B-Sides. There are synthesizers and horns, party noises and samples, guest artists and hip-hop verse — and, like a slinky backbone through it all, the blithe and soulful lyrics of Juan Holladay. There's also a lot going […]
"My drummer Chester Thompson says, 'What you ain't seen hasn't passed you yet,'" says singer/songwriter/blues innovator Taj Mahal. Considering that his career has spanned five decades, taken him around the globe and seen him combine forces with the likes of Ry Cooder, kora master Toumani Diabate and Indian slide guitar player V. M. Bhatt, it's […]
The L.A.-based retro-soul outfit returned to Asheville as a headliner, playing a high-energy and wildly fun show. Slideshow of photos by Rich Orris.
Three buskers (in costumes) and their dog on Church Street.
It’s that day of the week again, and this Monday’s stylish man is local musician Jonathan Ammons.
Indie-pop trio Eleventyseven releases EP Quota, a confection of ‘80s-reminiscent dance music, catchy lyrics, and a stellar tribute to skacore.
Vintage hat, scarf, jacket and velvet skirt. Seen on Lexington Ave.
The lace up granny boots, the navy trench, the tiny leather cross-body bag. Seen on Haywood Street.
The boat t-shirt says spring. So does the flowery skirt. Seen on Haywood Street.
"I write poetry to stay current with myself. I read poetry to stay current with the world," says local poet, Asheville Wordfest organizer and Blue Ridge Parkway poet laureate Laura Hope-Gill. It's her motto, as a writer, but it's also an especially poignant dictum: Lately, Hope-Gill has been writing poetry about Japan and its recent […]
The finalists in the 2011 Mountain Xpress Poetry Prize are: • James Cox, “By the Lake in Northern Michigan” • James Davis, “Sourwood” • John Eells, “Sleep And Dreams” • Jessica Claire Newton, “Two Weeks Deep Into the Dirty Laundry” • Randal Pride, “Coal Palace” • Andrew Procyk, “Life and Death” • Jesse S. Rice-Evans, “Taking A […]
Bauhaus front man Peter Murphy performed (with his touring band) at the Orange Peel on Tuesday, March 29. Rich Orris photographed the singer, as well as opening act Livan.
A pink shirt dress with a red belt and red flats. Seen outside Hip Replacements.
Local artist Willy Rosencrans has been carving sculptures from fallen trees along UNC-Asheville’s South Campus Trails.
It’s that day of the week again, and this Monday’s stylish man is local actor (among a multitude of talents) Joseph Barcia.
Local model Tessa in bell bottom jeans, a kimono-sleeve sweater coat and a knit bag.
The top 10 poets have been named. The overall winner will be announced at the Mountain Xpress Poetry Show, at the Masonic Temple on Friday, April 8.
Asheville’s first downtown art walk of 2011 kicks off this Friday, April 1 at 5 p.m., as does the Altamont Theatre’s grand opening bash.
Cookie LaRue’s second cousin Lorna Doone performs two shows at Tressa’s on Friday, April 1.
Drama sells. So does violence — and we're not just talking True Grit here. Themes common to nearly all the enduring operas are revenge and opposing forces, says stage director David Carl Toulson. However, the production he'll direct for Asheville Lyric Opera (ALO) has neither. And, says Toulson, "It's arguably the most famous opera." It's […]