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Review: David Bazan and Passenger String Quartet at The Grey Eagle

While there have been cellos and violins (and probably even the odd viola or two) on The Grey Eagle stage before, it’s possible that they’ve never been played with quite the breathless splendor of Andrew Joslyn’s Passenger String Quartet. That group, led by violinist and arranger Joslyn, with cellist Rebecca Chung Filice, Seth May-Patterson on […]

Spooks and spokes: Wear a bike-friendly costume and join Asheville on Bikes' annual Pumpkin Pedaller this Halloween season. Photo courtesy of Asheville on Bikes

Scary good: Halloween happenings in and around Asheville

Tricks, treats, haunted high schools, macabre masquerades, terrifying bike tours, frightening feasts, daring dance parties and maudlin makeout sessions: Xpress has hunted down the thrills and chills in and around Asheville. For more Halloween events, visit Clubland, Calendar and mountainx.com. • The Asheville Affiliates hosts a costume party at The Odditorium on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 6-9 […]

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Sound Check: Daryl Hance

North Florida-based guitarist Daryl Hance (formerly of JJ Grey & Mofro) has a sound oft-compared to the watery lowlands of his home state. “Daryl Hance’s music is appropriately swampy. The sweltering jams are thick with humidity,” said Free Times in Columbia, SC. Hance recently teamed up with Asheville band Turchi for the Kudzu Swamp Spectacular, […]

Finalists for Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award announced

From a press release: Finalists for Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award announced The Western North Carolina Historical Association proudly announces the five finalists for the 2014 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. Originated by the Louis Lipinsky family in 1955, this annual award is now supported by Michael Sartisky, PhD, and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Advisory […]

Charlotte’s Web at Asheville Community Theatre, Oct. 30-Nov. 2

From a press release: Charlotte’s Web at Asheville Community Theatre, Oct. 30-Nov. 2 The beloved children’s story comes to life on stage! The Youth Production Class at Asheville Community Theatre will perform Charlotte’s Web October 30 – November 2, 2014. Charlotte’s Web is directed by Jeff Catanese with and features a cast of 17 students […]

White Horse 6th anniversary celebration, Nov. 7

From a press release: White Horse 6th anniversary celebration, Nov. 7 Who: All Star Cast- featuring BJ Leiderman, Kat Williams, The Belfast Boys and more. What: ‘6th Anniversary Benefit Bash’ When: Friday, November 7th, 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7pm. Where: White Horse Black Mountain Tickets: $15 advance/$18 door www.whitehorseblackmountain.com or can be reserved at […]

Puppet show “Jug-Baby: An Autobiography” at The Odditorium, Nov. 17

From a press release: Puppet show “Jug-Baby: An Autobiography” at The Odditorium, Nov. 17 Transmissions Theatre presents… JUG-BABY; AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY A whimsical journey of sexuality and self-discovery featuring puppets, animation and live music. Philadelphia’s Transmissions Theatre is proud to present their new one-woman puppet show, Jug-Baby: An Autobiography for one night only at The Odditorium. […]

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Local press publishes “A Monk in the Bee Hive” by Skye ann louise Taylor

From a press release: Local press publishes “A Monk in the Bee Hive” by Skye ann louise Taylor “A Monk in the Bee Hive weaves together the threads of nature and spiritual practice, sitting, silence and the sound of bees. Beekeeping and monasticism have for centuries been partners, and here this ancient practice continues, combining […]

Youth OUTright announces WNC GSA initiative

From a press release: Youth OUTright announces WNC GSA initiative Youth Outright WNC, Inc. (YO) continues working to positively impact the environments where youth spend most of their time, especially school and home. The WNC GSA (gay/straight alliance) Initiative will strengthen existing GSAs, develop a communications network and working relationships between YO and the GSAs, […]

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Truth as weird as fiction: Steve-O performs in Asheville

“The life I’ve led lends itself to material,” says comedian Stephen Glover — aka Steve-O. A household name thanks to the Jackass franchise, he’s probably as (in)famous for his stunts as for his brushes with the law and drug-related troubles. But these days, successfully headlining his own stand-up comedy tour, Steve-O — who performs at […]