Violinist and Musical America’s 2016 Instrumentalist of the Year Jennifer Koh. Photo by Juergen Frank

Asheville Symphony announces its 2016-2017 season program

PRESS RELEASE FROM ASHEVILLE SYMPHONY: The Asheville Symphony announces its 2016-2017 season including a seven-concert Masterworks Series featuring favorite works and composers of Music Director Daniel Meyer; an all-new New Year’s Eve celebration with a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony; and the return of the highly popular Asheville Amadeus festival in March 2017 with famed […]

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Ethan Jodziewicz & Tatiana Hargreaves perform at The Altamont Theatre, Aug. 19

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MUSICIANS: WHERE: The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St., 28801 WHEN: Friday, August 19 DOORS: 7pm | SHOW: 8pm GENRE: acoustic AGES: all ages TICKETS: $12 adv. / $15 d.o.s. / $20 VIP (guaranteed seat in 1st 3 rows!) SEATING: seated general admission Ethan Jodziewicz & Tatiana Hargreaves brings together the unique […]

Three WNC bands will be featured at the 76th annual National Folk Festival

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Nineteen North Carolina performing groups and individuals will appear in downtown Greensboro from September 9 – 11, 2016 at the 76th National Folk Festival. The free event in 2016 marks the event’s second year of its three-year residency in Greensboro. Last fall, the 75th National Folk Festival attracted more than […]

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Laura Hope-Gill holds Writing Beyond Rape workshop, Aug. 20

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Writing Beyond Rape: From Silence to Song 8/20/16 at Lenoir Rhyne from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm Laura Hope-Gill, a North Carolina Arts Fellow and Director of Thomas Wolfe Center for Narrative at Lenoir-Rhyne University, will present a day of writing, witness, and reflection for survivors of sexual abuse, all […]

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Community Choreography Projects presents a 9-week artistic conversation and workshop starting Sept. 12

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: A person’s belongings and life experiences often inhabit his or her aspirations, heritage and personal identity. These belongings and life experiences are “archival threads.” They can run through a grandmother’s ring, a child’s drawing, a father’s hammer, or years of collected journals. But what do we do with these archival […]

Authors Out of Carolina will speak at Malaprop’s, Aug. 13

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Authors Out of Carolina—a collective of Charlotte authors, Kim Wright, Erika Marks, and Joy Callaway—will be doing a panel discussion on writing strong women at Malaprops Bookstore in Asheville at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 13th. The Fifth Avenue Artists Society by Joy Callaway The Bronx, 1891. Virginia Loftin, the […]

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Gwenda LedBetter receives the NSN ORACLE Lifetime Achievement Award

PRESS RELEASE FROM NATIONAL STORYTELLING NETWORK: The National Storytelling Network (NSN www.storynet.org) recently announced that Gwenda LedBetter of Asheville, NC is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is presented to individuals in the storytelling community who have dedicated their lives to the art form of storytelling and who have demonstrated […]