The spiritual steel player (and Toubab Krewe BFF) performs a Wednesday night show in Asheville this week. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets today at 1 p.m. Image by ChristianJamesPhoto.com.
OK, it’s not so much of a surprise now that we’ve told you. But it is today, July 17, at Toy Boat Community Art Space. Photos by Rich Orris.
Local folk musician and Grammy winner David Holt presents a tribute to his friend and collaborator, the late Doc Watson. The concert takes place at Diana Wortham Theatre on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 and benefit Shindig on the Green. According to a press release, “Four-time Grammy award winner David Holt […]
Malaprop’s announces the launch of “Remember Me as a Time of Day,” an anthology of poetry by women from the Women on Words poetry group. A book release and signing event is set for Sunday, August 26 at 3 p.m. Free. The book is $14.95 and can be pre-ordered at www.malaprops.com. From a press release: […]
Taking a break on Lexington Avenue, three shoppers show off summery footwear.
Singer-songwriter Eleni Mandell’s new record is a concept album about becoming a single mom to twins. But don’t expect lullabies and Seussian rhymes: this is a cool collection of vintage tones, girl band vocals, and soulful flourishes. Mandell plays The Grey Eagle with Benji Hughes on Tuesday, July 24. Photo from Mandell’s Facebook page.
The July installment includes free jazz trio Tres Hongos (pictured), with Xambuca and Shane Perlowin/Jason DeCristofaro duo, at BoBo Gallery on Saturday, July 21. Photo by Amanda Raber.
Three local bands perform three very different styles of music in West Asheville this Saturday. Lassos is a new band; Shod My Feet is about to release a new album. Headliner Hello Hugo is pictured, here.
According to a press release, The Asheville Lyric Opera will open its 14th season with “La Traviata,” “Giuseppi Verdi’s tale of desire, love, and redemption.” The performances will take place at Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6. All performances will be sung in Italian, with English supertitles. About the opera: […]
A new post from photographer Wes Stitt’s “Meteors Not More Than Mountains” blog.
Asheville artist Marshall Pyle (aka Granpappy) talks to Xpress about his new visual art show, opening at Rosetta’s on Sunday, July 15. Click through for the video.
The Ones headline with New Color, Ho-Tron and Matty Harper. That all happens tonight at 10 p.m. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show at 2 p.m.
The Asheville Area Arts Council’s annual color ball fundraiser has been around since 1952 (then known as the Beaux Arts Ball). The year’s color is tangerine, and this year’s event will be held at the Orange Peel on Saturday, Sept. 15. According to the event’s website, “Proceeds from the Color Ball directly support AAAC’s year-round […]
Local musician/actor/filmmaker Ben Lovett talks about the process, people and places in his short film, “Ghost of Old Highways,” and its forthcoming behind-the-scenes companion film, “The Making Of.”
UPDATED: “The Making Of” is now available online. Click through for the link.
Pisgah Brewing presents Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady in an acoustic concert at Diana Wortham Theatre. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show today at noon.
Indie rockers Band of Horses (with Asheville resident Tyler Ramsey on guitar and former local musician Bill Reynolds on bass) will release their fourth studio album, ‘Mirage Rock’ on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The band has also announced fall tour dates. These do not, as yet, include an Asheville stop. Acccording to a press release, “Band […]
Asheville-founded Afro-Americana fusion outfit Toubab Krewe knows a thing or two about festivals. They’ve done a few Jam Cruises. This summer alone they’re playing Afro Roots Music Festival, gathering of the Vibes, Nottoway Nights, Floyd Fest and newly created Gnarnia Music Festival (see sidebar). The band is also celebrating the 10th anniversary, this year, of […]
The inaugural fashion show, a fundraiser for ACT, brought in 25 designers, over $7,000 and a little mystery as well. Read about who won and watch a slide show.
Local dance instructor Lisa Zahiya has a busy summer in the works. She’s teaching classes in bellydance and tribal fusion at Studio Zahiya, along with staging her dance theater project, “No She Didn’t… Good Girls Gone Bad and the Dances that Happen” at the Magnetic Field Theatre at the end of this month. And there’s […]
According to a press release, local Afro-Americana fusion band Toubab Krewe will giveaway a pair of tickets to this weekend’s Carnavalito festival (a $102 value), held at Pisgah Breweing. (Xpress will feature a full story on this festival in this week’s print issue and online.) Here’s how to win the tickets for Friday and Saturday, […]
Motherland International Relations’ co-directors plan to spend the next 14 months traveling to Ghana and Ethiopia to facilitate a number of economic, educational and service-oriented projects. Follow their progress and adventures through their blog. Photo from motherlandinternational.org.