Milton Sparks workshop and performance, May 1

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Nashville performance artist Minton Sparks dares you to define her: her spoken word/honky-tonk hybrid performances elicit whoops and hollers from beer-swilling good ole boys and latte-sipping intellectuals alike, because she’s doing something wholly new—rebel storytelling with marrow-deep power and resonance. Now this Grand Ole Opry star is raising the bar […]

Sherman Alexie cancels May 18 reading at Malaprop’s due to HB2

PRESS RELEASE FROM MALAPROP’S: Our May event with Sherman Alexie to promote his new children’s book Thunder Boy, Jr. has been cancelled by the author because of HB2. We had scheduled this event at Asheville Community Theatre and were setting up school visits. Sherman Alexie is an award-winning poet, writer, and filmmaker perhaps best known […]

Mondy Carter & Karen Stobbe[2]

TEDMED talk on improv and Alzheimer’s at Black Mountain Center for the Arts, April 17

PRESS RELEASE from Black Mountain Center for the Arts: What do Improv, Alzheimer’s and TED Talks have in common? Join locals Karen Stobbe and Mondy Carter on April 17 at 4pm at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts as they share their TEDMED talk about the parallels between Improvisation and caregiving for a person living […]

“Wilderness & The Anthropocene” panel discussion with regional writers and scientists, April 15

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY – SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN OFFICE: WHO: The Southern Appalachian Office of The Wilderness Society WHAT: “Wilderness & The Anthropocene” Panel Discussion WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Pl. WHEN: Friday, April 15, 2016 • 6:00–9:00pm. Reception 6pm, Panel Discussion 7pm, Q&A and Book Signing 8pm TICKETS: The event […]

Caroline Beard

Solo artist Caroline Beard collaborates with Asheville High School Band, May 19

PRESS RELEASE FROM CAROLINE BEARD: Solo Artist Caroline Beard Collaborates with Asheville High School Band Thursday, May 19th, 7pm – 8pm Asheville High School Auditorium Asheville High School alumnus Caroline Beard returns to AHS as a solo artist with the Asheville High School Band on Thursday, May 19th. Since graduating from AHS in 2010, she […]

Sheila Kay Adams by the river in Marshall

21st annual Bluff Mountain Festival scheduled for June 11

PRESS RELEASE FROM MADISON COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL: Foot-tapping bluegrass and old-time music, a silent auction of beautiful regional items, an artists’ market, good food, a beautiful setting, and much more make the Madison County Arts Council’s Bluff Mountain Festival a special community event.  This year’s annual festival will be held June 11, 2016 from 10 […]

stephaniesĭd plays rescheduled concert at Diana Wortham Theatre, May 1

PRESS RELEASE FROM DIANA WORTHAM THEATRE: Pop-noir trio stephaniesĭd combines jazz, rock and pop in an outstanding mix of highly original tunes in an irresistibly infectious live performance. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit area children through Diana Wortham Theatre’s Youth Education Scholarship (Y.E.S.) Fund. Rescheduled concert: Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets: Regular […]


David LaMotte: Changing the World a Song at a Time at White Horse, April 15

PRESS RELEASE FROM WHITE HORSE BLACK MOUNTAIN: Black Mountain singer/ songwriter David LaMotte is often spotted wearing his trademark bush hat, but in reality he wears many hats: singer-songwriter, speaker, author, workshop leader, humanitarian activist and more. He’s been a force on the local scene and far beyond for over two decades, not only for […]

Free Range Asheville hosts Ken Vandermark and Tesla Quartet this week

PRESS RELEASE: Ken Vandermark Thursday, April 7 at 7pm The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, 67 Broadway, Asheville, NC Admission is FREE! RSVP online at   Tesla Quartet Saturday, April 9 at 7pm This exceptional program includes Prayer of the Bullfighter by Joaquín Turina (1925), inspired by traditional Andalusian music; Marcus Goddard’s Allaqi […]

David Joe Miller presents a Spoken Word OPEN MIC! at Buffalo Nickel, April 20

PRESS RELEASE: David Joe Miller Presents our very popular Spoken Word OPEN MIC! on Wednesday April 20th at Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Road in West Asheville. Sign-up begins at 6:30pm and show begins at 7pm. No cover charge. Poets, storytellers writers and comedians are welcome to bring their work to our stage. Names will be […]

Independent Bookstore Day events at Malaprop’s, April 30

PRESS RELEASE: INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY marks its second year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide on April 30th, 2016, with 420 independent bookstores in 48 states hosting literary parties around the country. MALAPROP’S BOOKSTORE/CAFÉ will be celebrating with our first-ever Poetry Upon Request event. We’ll feature local poets writing poems for customers using a lovely vintage […]


Parkway Playhouse Junior presents Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS, April 15 and 16

PRESS RELEASE: Parkway Playhouse Junior students will present Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS for two performances on Friday April 15 and Saturday April 16 at 6:00pm. Performances will be held at the historic Parkway Playhouse theatre, located at 202 Green Mountain Drive in Burnsville. Tickets range from $5.00 to $11.00 and can only be purchased […]

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“The Man Who Came to Dinner” opens April 8 at Asheville Community Theatre

PRESS RELEASE: “You have the touch of a love-starved cobra.” So says Sheridan Whiteside, the worst guest in the history of guests. From referring to a room in the family’s home as a “drafty sewer” to practically forcing his caregiver to leave the nursing profession and instead open a munitions factory, Mr. Whiteside is a […]