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.
And it’s an awesome album. So gloriously ‘80s-retro (without feeling like a throwback) and emotionally wrought (without being cloying) that you’ll want to see the live show RIGHT NOW. Happily, the Moogfest alum returns to Asheville on Sept. 21 for a show at the Orange Peel.
The local hip-hop duo releases a new album, “Backroads & Bonfires,” ahead of their Bele Chere performance.
Lake Eden Arts Festival names its October entertainers, including The Mickey Hart Band, Tinariwen, The Tony Rice Unit, The Be Good Tanyas (pictured) and George Porter Jr. and the Runnin’ Pardners.
The week-long fundraiser begins this Saturday with the 2:30 p.m. staged reading of a play by Patsy Clarke and Ellen Landau. Clarke has a long local history, including performing in Asheville Community Theatre’s first play in 1946. This is not only a world premiere for “Last Stop, Old,” but a homecoming for Clarke. Photo by Rob Storrs.
The weekly music session has attracted not only some of the best local talent, but also nationally-touring musicians. It recently moved from One Stop to the roomier Asheville Music Hall. Photo from the Tuesday Night Funk Jam Facebook page.
Where to catch a parade, a picnic, a patriotic band, a car show, a sidewalk sale, a bounce house, a road race or a pyrotechnics display (photo by Bill Rhodes)
Independence Day falls mid-week this year which might mean you’re in the mood for less planning. Check out our list for picnics where you can have your plate of barbecue, or hike to an overlook for a hot dog roast. Or maybe you’re on summer vacay and you’d like to make a day of it. […]
Fashion shows tend to be variations on a formula: Designers or boutiques send models draped in the latest apparel down the runway to the beat of something indie/pop-y/electro-dance-y. Costume Drama: A Fashion Show (part of DramaRama, Asheville Community Theatre's weeklong fundraiser) is shaking all that up. Costume Drama takes its cues from the fashion-forward reality […]
Twang On Festival is set for two days of free live music at Geneva Riverside Lodging, Tiki Bar & Grill (3147 Memorial Hwy., Lake Lure). The lineup includes The Whiskey Gentry (pictured), Have Gun Will Travel, Black Iron Gathering and DJs Rhine Stones and Kevy Duty. The event runs Friday and Saturday, July 20 and […]
The star-studded local lineup takes the stage on Friday, July 6. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets through Facebook on Thursday.
“Summer 2012 is all about sunlight traveling through water and the beautiful lines and shapes that occur on the bottom of pools,” writes local artist Moni Hill. To celebrate that idea, her new show, “Lap Swimming,” will be on display at the Artery, Asheville Area Arts Council’s exhibit space, through July. An opening will be […]
Local publishing house and bookstore Grateful Steps celebrated its eighth year of business on Sunday, July 1. According to a pres release, “The company initially started as a dba of Western Carolina Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the medical professional association of the owner, Micki Cabaniss, a recently retired physician. The location was at 1091 Hendersonville Road in […]
The local multi-instrumentalist/DJ/producer just released (as a pay-what-you-will download) “R&S/Cedars.” Make your weekend better and listen to it now. (Also, check out this great snowy photo. Remember snow?)
After more than three years the orchestral-pop group from Chapel Hill returned to Asheville, playing a complex, gorgeous and emotive show to a good-sized crowd. LITT has been reviewed by NPR and Rolling Stone and has, since its last Asheville appearance, made the transition from virtual unknowns to a nationally-recognized act.
Music on the Mountaintop, which takes place in the Grandfather Campgrounds in Foscoe, North Carolina, has announced its second round of performers. They are: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Naked Gods, Rose’s Pawn Shop and Salem Speaks. The festival, now in its fifth year, takes place from Aug. 24-26. It’s hosted by Railroad […]
The local electronic band lost $2500 worth of musical equipment in a burglary on June 14. It was recovered and returned to the band yesterday. Donations that the band received toward replacing their equipment will go to the Bob Moog Foundation and the Asheville Music School. Photo from piercerecording.com.
The local indie rock band plays One Stop with Deja Fuze this Saturday. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets tomorrow (Friday) at noon.