The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design receives a National Endowment for the Arts grant

From a press release: The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design receives a National Endowment for the Arts grant National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced on December 2nd that The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is one of 919 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. […]

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol opens at NC Stage

From a press release:  Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol opens at NC Stage Ensemble Theatre Company, in conjunction with North Carolina Stage Company, is proud to present Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol! The show is playing exclusively at NC Stage in downtown Asheville, from December 17th- December 28th. Under the direction of Andrew Hampton Livingston and starring […]

Asheville Green Drinks holds Human Rights Day event, Dec. 10

From a press release: Asheville Green Drinks holds Human Rights Day event, Dec. 10 10 December 2014 Location: Green Sage Cafe, Downtown Socializing: 5:30PM Presentation: 6:00PM Human Rights Day 2014 Professor Peter Haschke of UNC Asheville will speak briefly on Human Rights Day, followed by Q&A and discussion. Dr. Hashke is also a principal researcher […]

BETWEEN THE LINES: "It’s really about getting down to the basics of what Dickinson was about,” says Carol Kessler of her one-woman show about the poet. Photo courtesy of Kessler

“Emily Dickinson Unplugged” Chautauqua performance benefits Pan Harmonia

“Presentiment is that long shadow on the lawn / Indicative that suns go down,” wrote Emily Dickinson. “The notice to the startled grass / That darkness is about to pass.” The 19th-century poet lived in Massachusetts and was a prolific writer, but fewer than a dozen of her poems were published while she was living. […]

The Magnetic Theatre premieres “Food and How To Eat It!” Jan 8-17

From a press release: The Magnetic Theatre premieres “Food and How To Eat It!” Jan 8-17 Hard on the heels of selling out the entire run of The 38th Annual Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular, The Magnetic Theatre proudly announces its next, all-original sketch comedy adventure: Food and How To Eat It! Six performances only, at […]

Log Cabin Cooking & Music Center offers bluegrass music classes for beginners

From a press release: Log Cabin Cooking & Music Center offers bluegrass music classes for beginners A new 6-week series of evening bluegrass music classes for beginners will be starting at the Log Cabin Cooking & Music Center in Asheville, NC on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. These first-timer classes are open to anyone and are […]

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Secret Agent 23 Skidoo receives a Grammy nomination for “The Perfect Quirk”

From a press release: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo receives a Grammy nomination for “The Perfect Quirk” Secret Agent 23 Skidoo received a GRAMMY nomination for his album of quirky Hip Hop, THE PERFECT QUIRK …in the Best Children’s Album category. This is the first time a positive, family style Hip Hop album has gotten this […]

Brevard College Music’s holiday pops concert, Dec. 12

From a press release: Brevard College Music’s holiday pops concert, Dec. 12 The Brevard College Music Department invites you to an evening of holiday favorites in the Porter Center’s Scott Concert Hall on Friday, December 12 at 7:30 pm. The program, featuring instrumental and choral ensembles, will offer an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary […]

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Acoustic Asheville: The Moon and You

Local duo-turned-trio The Moon and You is multi-instrumentalists Ryan Furstenberg, Melissa Hyman and Dulci Ellenberger. Each musician is also a singer-songwriter so, when they recorded this Acoustic Asheville session, they performed not one but three songs. Filmed by Jesse Hamm at the Asheville Area Arts Council in the Grove Arcade. “Currituck County Moon,” written by Ryan […]

Asheville Area Arts Council announces Art in the Park grant opportunities

From a press release: Asheville Area Arts Council announces Art in the Park grant opportunities The Asheville Area Arts Council is very pleased to offer the Asheville Art in the Park Arts & Community Grant to qualifying committed artists in Western North Carolina in order to enhance public spaces and highlight the role of local […]

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Holiday windows contest winners announced

From a press release: Holiday windows contest winners announced The Asheville Downtown Association (ADA) today announced the winners of its annual Holiday Windows Contest, sponsored by Window World of Asheville. The windows contest follows the same theme as the Asheville Holiday Parade. This year’s theme is “Home for the Holidays.” Categories for judging included: Best […]

Odyssey Community School & Isaac Dickson partner in conversation around graffiti

From a press release: Odyssey Community School & Isaac Dickson partner in conversation around graffiti Middle School student presents on Graffiti. In just a few hours, Odyssey Community School and Isaac Dickson partner in a local conversation around graffiti. Seventh grade student Bella Wells-Fried first developed her presentation on Graffiti for the Pecha Kucha event […]

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Nashville instrumental band STEELISM plays The Altamont Theatre, Dec. 12

From a press release: Nashville instrumental band STEELISM plays The Altamont Theatre, Dec. 12 East Nashville’s STEELISM will be in Asheville at the Altamont Theatre on Friday, December 12. The instrumental band was recently profiled on NPR Weekend Edition for its new album, 615 to FAME – kind of modern Space Age bachelor pad music […]