Drummer Nikki Glaspie releases Skill Set workshop through IamAVL

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Professional drummer Nikki Glaspie of The Nth Power has teamed up with Independent Arts and Music of Asheville (IamAVL) to create an online tutorial designed to offer aspiring percussionists tips, techniques, and tricks of the trade. The instructional drum workshop, presented by Echo Mountain Recording Studios and Guitar Center, is […]

Boo Ray

Show review: Boo Ray at The Grey Eagle

Boo Ray is no stranger to Asheville — he’s spent time here, lived down the road in Athens, and launched his current career trajectory at the Town Pump a few years back when he was touring his Bad News Travels Fast album. That title track, swaggering, driving and full of attitude, also appears on his new record, Sea of Lights. It’s a good fit, too — the new record is full of that same kind of assurance, edge and self direction.


ReVIEWING Black Mountain College conference begins Sept. 23

PRESS RELEASE FROM UNCA: The eighth annual Black Mountain College Conference, co-hosted by the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and UNC Asheville, will include panel discussions, featured speakers, workshops and performances from Sept. 23-25, 2016, at the Reuter Center on UNC Asheville’s campus, with a reception at the Black Mountain College Museum + […]

Tennessee Pirate Fest will be held in Knoxville, Oct. 8 and 9

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: The first Tennessee Pirate Fest is on the horizon. This daytime family-friendly costume-play event is being produced by Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, and will be held at the Tennessee Medieval Faire site in Harriman–just 30 miles west of Turkey Creek. Patrons will feel transported to the fictional town of Port Royale […]

LEAF announces the LEAF Love Fund Campaign

PRESS RELEASE FROM LEAF COMMUNITY ARTS: Today, LEAF is honored to announce Detroit Tigers’ center fielder and Asheville native Cameron Maybin is leading the effort for creation of the LEAF Endowment in support of community development through cultural arts education and preservation here in Buncombe County and around the globe. LEAF is pleased to announce […]

Photo by Wyman Tannehill

Cuba in Focus: A Multi-Media Presentation of Three Ashevilleans’ Journey to Cuba, Sept. 28

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: EVENT TITLE: Cuba in Focus: A Multi-Media Presentation of Three Ashevilleans’ Journey to Cuba LOCATION: The Millroom in Downtown: Wednesday, Sept. 28th — FREE PARKING is available for this event directly across the street from The Millroom. EVENT DESCRIPTION: With public interest in Cuba at an all-time high, a local […]

Fight the Flood: A Benefit Concert for Southern Louisiana, Sept. 28

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: On September 28 at the Salvage Station, 3 bands will play and a professional chef from Louisiana will prepare creole cuisine, all in hopes of raising money to help those impacted by flood devastation in Southern Louisiana. Doors will open at 5:30 and 100% of the proceeds will benefit “Together […]


Airport art gallery unveils new exhibit highlighting local artists

PRESS RELEASE FROM ASHEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) art gallery unveils it’s newest exhibit today. Revealed is an eclectic group of works highlighting four of our region’s artists. The exhibit will be on display through January 6, 2016. Featured in the Revealed exhibit, textured acrylic paintings on canvas by artist Walter Diehl, soldered […]

Vicki Lane, author of the Elizabeth Goodweather mystery series, will read from her works along with Great Smokies Writing Program faculty colleagues, at the next Writers at Home session at Malaprop's.

Great Smokies Writing Program faculty will read at Malaprop’s, Sept. 18

PRESS RELEASE FROM UNCA: Faculty members of UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program will read from their works at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., in downtown Asheville. This reading is part of the Writers at Home series hosted by Tommy Hays, novelist and director of the Great Smokies […]

LP Release Show for Dorji/Parish + Sarah Louise, with guest Jacob Wick, Sept. 13

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: What: LP Release Show for Dorji/Parish + Sarah Louise, with guest Jacob Wick A night of cutting edge unplugged acoustic phenomena with guitarists Tashi Dorji, Shane Parish, Sarah Louise, and trumpeter Jacob Wick. Where: Forsythia Hall, 28 Forsythe St., Asheville, NC, 28801 When: Tuesday, September 13 at 7:30 PM – […]