PRESS RELEASE FROM WHITE HORSE BLACK MOUNTAIN: The South gave birth to the bedrock sounds of virtually all of today’s popular music. Field hollers, blues and spirituals still echo in R&B and its descendants, while the storytelling tradition of mountain ballads, old-time fiddle tunes and church harmonies underpin bluegrass and country. African-American traditions have intertwined […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Listen to This stories on stage presents at The Orange Peel Dog Days of Summer human tales of canine companions featuring stories by Jim Julien Grayson Morris Betsy Puckett Sarah Spooner Plus a song and video short by Rod Murphy Hosted by Tom Chalmers, with music set and support from […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: WNC photographer Lori Kincaid is one of fifteen photographers selected for the judging panel of a major, annual competition to find the USA’s landscape photographer of the year. She is the only judge based in the Southern Appalachians. Now in its third year, the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Columbus, Ohio based rock and roll band Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons will be playing at Jack of the Wood in Asheville, NC on July 23rd. 9pm show w/$5 cover. Armed with electric guitars, swooning vocals, and songs that split the difference between rock & roll and dreamy psychedelia, […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM RIVERLINK: Registration is open for RiverLink’s Anything That Floats Parade to be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 on the French Broad River in Asheville. Join RiverLink for the wildest, wackiest event of the summer. Creating and building a raft, float or flotilla with fun-loving friends, family or co-workers is not only […]
Local hip-hop artist C. Shreve the Professor is prolific. He’s constantly turning out new work as well as performing onstage and contributing to efforts like Cypher Univercity. His latest release, Twenty Sixteens is almost a double album, weighing in at 18 tracks.
The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse screens locally at The Good Stuff on Thursday, July 21and at the Jackson County Library on Thursday, July 28.
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE ORANGE PEEL: At 8pm on Thursday, July 24th and Sunday August 25th, the series the Orange Peel and Absfest introduced in 2014, called Teatro del Gusto, debuts a brand new season of Burlesque and Circus Cabaret, local restaurant partners and live music. These events are a collaboration between the always zesty […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM FUNNY BUSINESS AT THE MILLROOM: On Saturday, July 23rd, Funny Business at the Millroom presents Jarrod Harris with special guest Lace Larrabee for one show at 8:00pm. Jarrod Harris‘ act is an oddly comfortable mix of trailer-park filth, comic angst and hipster irony. While his style may fit into several categories along […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM UNC ASHEVILLE: UNC Asheville will host the U.S. premiere of the international exhibition, Costume at the Turn of the Century: 1990-2015, from August 15 – September 28, in various galleries and spaces on campus. The exhibition will include more than 1,500 costume designs by more than 300 designers from 31 countries, and […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: The seemly forever, highly successful, “sold-out” Sculpture Class at Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road in Asheville is doubling its’ capacity by adding a second session. This new 8 week section will begin on Thursday, August 4 running from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. The cost is $90 to non-residents and […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM JB MEDIA: In celebration of its 30th anniversary year, the Literacy Council of Buncombe County launches a new, dynamic website to transform the way the community interacts with literacy programming, at litcouncil.com. With a new, mobile-responsive website, visitors can now sign up for volunteer orientations, donate, and learn about local literacy issues. […]
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (of which the Sandburg Home is part), Flat Rock Playhouse created two new original productions — Spink, Skabootch and Swipes in Rootabaga Country and Carl Sandburg’s Rootabaga Express.
PRESS RELEASE FROM WRITERS WHO RUN: Writers will be racing to Fontana Dam, NC on August 3, 2016 to attend the world’s only writing retreat that also incorporates running a race as part of the agenda. Space is limited to 32 participants who think of themselves as writers and runners (or walkers). The culminating event […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Once again, on Thursday, July 21st, the most widely talked about fashion photography event returns to Asheville. This time, FASHMOB will take place at Salvage Station. This seasonal event provides a unique opportunity for photographers, designers, models, hair stylist, makeup artists, and other visually creative individuals to network and create […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE ASHEVILLE ART MUSEUM: The Henry Luce Foundation recently awarded the Asheville Art Museum a prestigious two-year American Art program grant of $375,000 to support the reinterpretation and reinstallation of the Museum’s Permanent Collection and the first catalogue of the Museum’s collection of American art, which contains nearly 4,000 objects. Scheduled for […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: AmiciMusic presents “LIVE at the USO”, a special concert to benefit the Saluda Historic Depot at the Orchard Inn in Saluda on Sunday, July 24, 2016. Join AmiciMusic at the Orchard Inn on Sunday, July 24 at 6:00PM for a nostalgic trip back in time to the great songs from […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM WHITE HORSE BLACK MOUNTAIN: Harry Chapin once sang, “All my life’s a circle”. There’s a circularity to David Wilcox’s return to Black Mountain, a town where he honed his songwriting, stagecraft and guitar chops at the legendary music club McDibb’s while still a student at Warren Wilson College in the early 80s. […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA GLASS CENTER: After an extensive search, the North Carolina Glass Center has hired its first Executive Director, Kari Rinn. Kari will took the helm on July 11, 2016. We are excited that Kari Rinn has agreed to join us as Executive Director of the North Carolina Glass Center. She […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: John Gernandt ballad singer and multi instrumentalist appearing at Downtown Books and News July 23 at 7:00 pm Local ballad singer and multi instrumentalist John Gernandt will be doing his first major performance in many years at local venue Downtown Books and News on North Lexington Ave in Downtown Asheville […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM BLOWING ROCK ART & HISTORY MUSEUM: The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) is excited to announce the opening of “Elizabeth Bradford: Time + Terrain”, curated by Carla Hanzal. The exhibition will be on view from August 13 to November 19, 2016, with an opening reception on Thursday, September 1st from […]