Starting today (Wednesday) with the holiday (just in case you have Veteran’s Day off this week) there’s so much to do that there really isn’t even time to pause for an intro. Entertainment for $5 or less. You know the drill.
Jennifer Elizabeth Daigle’s The Knowing is complex and addictive fantasy fiction.
Hard as it may be believe, prom — for some, the pinnacle of the high school experience; for others, cruel and unusual punishment — is not a carefully documented artifact of American history. The etymology is simple enough: The name comes from "promenade;" though what hair-sprayed and tuxedoed high schooler ever attempted that square dance […]
Everything about Woody Pines (from his feather-festooned fedora and his vintage resonator guitar to the grainy pictured of boxcars on his Web site and deep cut covers of long-forgotten blues musicians) harkens to another era. One of juke joints, clapboard shacks and coal smoke on the wind. Pines, whose early performances borrowed from vaudeville and […]
Xpress correspondent Jake Frankel and Par D talk to Warren G at New York Fashions.
This weekend is nothing if not eclectic in the budget entertainment department. Art openings, a choral ensemble, a coat drive (set to a reggae beat) and bands, bands, bands.
When photojournalist Rob Amberg began work on his latest book, The New Road (The Center for American Places, 2009), he admits that he was "pretty decidedly against" the nine-mile section of I-26 that recently paved a swath through rural Madison County. And the photos, prose and interviews Amberg captured do detail the destruction in the […]
A new book by photographer Tim Barnwell captures 30 year of Appalachian musicians and artisans.
Because it’s Halloween weekend and you have the fab costume and you’re all raring to go, Shoestring brings you a few extra bonus pre-weekend events at which to revel. All budget-friendly like. Lots to do, so pace yourself.
Dress up or just slap on a mask, grab your biggest trick-or-treat bag and head out — there are entertainment options for every age and persuasion of Halloween-celebrating ghost, goblin or fairy princess. Xpress tracked down four days' worth of plays, parties, bike rides, concerts, tours, carnivals, family-friendly gatherings and adult-specific indulgences. Start noshing on […]