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Dryman Mountain Artists’ Collective has studio spaces available

Dryman Mountain Artists’ Collective is opening at the Crest Center, with studios available beginning April 1. Press release from collective organizer: Artists: Looking for Studio Space? Dryman Mountain Artists’ Collective! Would you like to work in a beautiful tranquil location in a community of other artists? A quick 10 minutes from downtown on the north […]

Lisa Landry, the “Southern belle of comedy” performs at The Millroom on March 20

Comedian Lisa Landry, a Louisiana native who was featured on the Brett Butler’s Southern Belles of Comedy DVD makes an appearance in Asheville on Friday, March 20. She performs at The Millroom at 7 and 9:30 p.m.. $15 advance/$17.50 at the door. Press release from Funny Business at The Millroom: On Friday, March 20th, Lisa […]

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Call for fan art for exhibition at Downtown Books and News, May 1-June 30

The community is invited to submit fanart to “an exhibit that pays tribute to cultural heroes and media makers.” The exhibition will be on display at Downtown Books and News, May 1-June 30. Submission can be dropped off at the bookstore April 20-27. Press release from Ursula Gullow: All members of the community are invited […]

UNCA Jazz Night at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, March 1

The ongoing Sunday Jazz series at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall features UNC Asheville musicians on March 1. Press release from event organizer: Sunday Jazz Showcase Hosted by Dr. William Bares Here’s the perfect cure for your winter doldrums: the Isis Sunday Jazz Showcase spring schedule is out—featuring a balanced lineup of local heroes, regional […]

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UNCA alumnus Wiley Cash wins an Edgar nomination for Best Novel

Author Wiley Cash, a North Carolina native and UNC Asheville grad, is a finalists for an Edgar Allan Poe “Best Novel” award from the Mystery Writers of America. The nomination is for Cash’s sophomore work, This Dark Road to Mercy. Press release from Southern New Hampshire University: Several months after Wiley Cash won a second […]

BURDEN OF MEMORY: Although Miranda Richmond Mouillot's book includes dramatic stories from her grandparents' years as Holocaust refugees, she says, "Everybody you're around has this depth of feeling and experience." Photo by Tristan Zilberman, La Fabrique de l'Image

Quiet time: Former Ashevillea­n writes of adventure, memories and family secrets

It’s the story of Anna Münster and Armand Jacoubovitch that Mouillot recounts — or, rather, unearths. The couple survived the Holocaust only to sever all ties with each other shortly after the end of World War II. Mouillot also weaves her own story into the text. “A lot of what I was grappling with in the book is the daunting realization that life is always very complex,” she says.

Asheville Sister Cities sends a delegation to San Cristóbal, May 13-20

Press release from Asheville Sister Cities: The San Cristóbal de las Casas committee has announced a delegation to this beloved Sister city for May 13-20, 2015. The estimated cost per person is $1,650, which includes round-trip airfare from Charlotte to Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the state capital. It also includes ground transportation to San Cristóbal, plus visits […]

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Renaissance: A Book & Print Arts Collective Member’s Show at Asheville Bookworks, March 3-April 24

Asheville Bookworks hosts “Renaissance: A Book & Print Arts Collective Member’s Show,” with an opening reception on Friday, March 6, 6-8 p.m. Press release from organizers: Renaissance: A Book & Print Arts Collective Member’s Show Exhibition Dates: March 3 – April 24, 2015 Opening reception: 6-8 pm, Friday, March 6, 2015. The Renaissance is a […]

Accordion Time Machine stages “Clockwork Creep,” March 27 & 28

Anam Cara’s experimental theater ensemble Accordion Time Machine presents new production Clockwork Creep at Toy Boat Community Art Space on Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28. Press release from Anam Cara: Accordion Time Machine, Anam Cara’s Experimental Theatre Ensemble, presents Clockwork Creep Friday, March 27th AND Saturday, March 28th at 8:00pm Toy Boat Community […]

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Group exhibition by Western Carolina University MFA students opens at Asheville Area Arts Council, March 5

WHEE Fresh, works by students in Western Carolina University’s Master of Fine Arts Program, opens at the Asheville Area Arts Council on Thursday, march 5. A reception takes place on Friday, March 6, 5-8 p.m. Press release from AAAC: The Asheville Area Arts Council will be presenting WHEE Fresh: A collection of works by local […]

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Sound track: “Sunday Best” by Fashion Bath

From the knuckle-pop percussion and the fuzzed-out opening lyrics of “The Kids,” Fashion Bath‘s newest release, Sunday Best is full of intrigue, dark shimmer and reticent importance. The EP is a mix of astute alt-pop (like “The Kids,” with its almost-slowdance beat and buzzy, heady melody) and explosive, driving noise-rockers (like “Funny Feeling,” with its […]

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Orbit DVD celebrates its birthday with free “Everything is Terrible” show, Feb. 27

There are really strange things on YouTube. You try find Kanye’s latest rant and before you know it, you’ve lost half a day down the rabbit hole of fashion shows, cartoon horses, Kid ‘N Play videos and “Alf” reruns. In a way, that’s the premise for Everything is Terrible!, “the internet sensation video collective responsible […]