Now in its 21st iteration, the annual Christmas Jam — the charitable brainchild of local hero/guitar god Warren Haynes — is as exciting as ever. It's also a tried-and-true event. Fans know the deal: Haynes' musician pals and collaborators are invited to take part in the fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. Instead of wielding hammers […]
If a star-studded all-night concert with a couple dozen artists coming together in any number of configurations isn't enough, the annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam also packs two days worth of events into the daylight hours (and even some evening hours). The ongoing happenings include an acoustic jam, local band performances, film screenings, standup comedy […]
It's a well-documented fact at this juncture: Asheville's sound is a melting pot, a smorgasbord, a sonic gumbo. But just in case you needed further proof, this week's roundup — pulled at random from a stack of submitted CDs — turns up rock, Americana, world/spiritual, bluegrass and jazz guitar. Consider it potluck listening. Shed by […]
Image by photographer Kirsten L.Getz.
Artist/dsigner Rachel Stack of Red Moon Rising Studios held the opening of her Be Love show at Ananda. Stack makes two-dimsensional art prints; she also creates body conscious clothing onto which she often sews or silk screens her trademark trilobite and marionette designs. Instead of a typical runway show, the Be Love opening included an […]
This year, as the holiday shopping season revs into high gear, Asheville independent merchants have banned together for an Asheville Grown – Buy Local campaign to heighten consumer awareness.
Much is afoot in the local literary world, from readings and announcements of publications to book sales and signings. The latter is good news for those in need of a unique holiday gift: A good book is always welcome; a signed copy is even better.
Here it is, Wednesday already and time to make plans for the weekend. Budget-friendly shows, openings and events coming your way.
Angie Flynn-McIver discovered Atlanta-based trio Girlyman when a childhood friend contacted her through Facebook and said something like, "If you're not listening to Girlyman, then I don't even know who you are." Effective, if dramatic; of course Flynn-McIver, producing director of North Carolina Stage Company, is in the drama business. All the real girls: Atlanta's […]
With all the talk about every day being black Friday, it's easy to fall prey to coupon crazes and power-hour frenzies. But there is a way to shop for meaningful, one-of-a-kind gifts without the hassle of mall parking or mounting credit card debt: Craft fairs. Craft-matic: Selling handmade wares at the twice-yearly Big Crafty, which […]
If you look closely you’ll notice that her nails match her t-shirt.
Find the More Than Mammal boutique at 68 College St., Asheville.
Thanksgiving is this Thursday (like you forgot) and few shows are happening that night. Make up for it with a jam-packed Friday and Saturday. Everything’s $5 or less so you can see even more music.
The holiday season is just about here, which means all the usual cheer, gift wrapping, caroling, sugar consumption, goodwill toward men and five weeks of quality time spent with family and friends. Guest are great and all, but sometimes a pleasant Tuesday evening morphs into a painful eternity over the Scrabble board. Or maybe you— […]
The Hallelujah Girls, the latest from Asheville-based comedy writing team Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, is a fun and fluffy Southern-fried treat.
Here’s your latest installment of Weekend on a Shoestring with Thursday and Sunday bookends. All for $5 or less.