“Have you ever wondered when Christmas traditions like kissing under the mistletoe, Santa Claus and exchanging gifts began?” asks a press release from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. “All of these customs started over 100 years ago during the Victorian Era when Christmas wasn’t quite as commercialized and glamorous as it is today.” […]
Overcoat, trilby, vest and corduroys, seen on Lexington Ave. Photo by Anthony Bellemare.
AC Entertainment will not license the Moogfest name in 2013. Photo by Rich Orris.
According to a press release, Hand in Hand Gallery (2720 Greenville Highway /NC 225 in Flat Rock), will close on Saturday, Dec. 29. The gallery has been in business for 16 years. “The owners, potter David Voorhees and jeweler Molly Sharp Voorhees, are retiring from the retail gallery business to pursue their own artwork exclusively […]
Awards, a book launch, and holiday gift ideas — all from local literary luminaries.
The Americana singer-songwriter has been earning rave reviews and prime opening slots. On Tuesday, Dec. 11, he returns to Asheville as a headliner at The Emerald Lounge. Photo by Jamie Goodsell.
Following a nod from MTV Hive, the Utah-based indie-rockers make their way to Asheville. They play Jack of the Wood on Sunday, Dec. 9.
The local singer-songwriter and recent transplant to Asheville, is about to release, “Find My Way.” Her show doubles an an open house for the recently-opened Asheville Music School Performance Loft at 126 College Ave. Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. Click through for the video interview and exclusive song.
Warren Wilson College publishes its 2012 Holiday Alumni Gift Guide — which includes not only gift ideas for your favorite WWC alum, but (more importantly) a listing of N.C.-based businesses owned by the college’s grads.
Three of this year’s Grammy nominations go to albums recorded at Asheville’s Echo Mountain Studios.
The event, which benefits Hemophilia of N.C., takes place on Thursday, Dec. 13. Photo by Studio-828 Photography.
Local poet Luke Hankins (who is the editor of Poems of Devotion and takes part in the reading event for that collection at Malaprop’s on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m.) offers up a number of suggestions for the writer on your holiday list. Surprise: the ideal gift is not necessarily a journal. “I know […]
Check out this footage of Nick Campell’s “Pull Through” installation, in which he plays guitars with machines that operate fishing wire, a paint brush and more.
Swamping releases the third volume of its underground/experimental music compilation (download it for free), and celebrates with three nights of art and bands.
The Richmond, Va.-based musician opened for The Mountain Goats at Grey Eagle last Friday. Photos by Rich Orris.
Mark your calendar: Friday, Dec. 7 is one of those days in Asheville where everything is happening. Art openings, music and a singalong are all on the agenda.
Soul artist Lee Fields (RIYL Sharon Jones, The Legendary JC’s, Fitz & the Tantrums) plays Asheville Music Hall on Thursday, Dec. 6. Sidney Barnes, backed by The Secret B-Sides, opens. 9 p.m., $12 in advance or $15 day of show.
Carolyn J. Brown signs copies of her new Eudora Welty biography, Pisgah Press and Grateful Steps team up for an author event, Shiffer Books releases “Appalachia Mountain Folklore,” and Pack Library holds books sales on Fridays in December.