Award-winning author Pam Durban will present her new short story collection, Soon at Malaprop’s on Monday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. The title story was selected by John Updike for Best American Short Stories of the Century. Q+A from Durban’s publicity team: How did this terrific collection of short stories come to be published by […]
Each song on the Alex Krug Combo’s new EP, Gentle Spotted Giants, is delivered with absolute care, even as its wrung from the singer’s guts. The album is launched at a release party at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 8:30 p.m.
Local troupe Lindsey Kelley Dance holds its inaugural Summer DanceFest — a curated performace — on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28 and 29. Events take place on the second floor of the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, and is part of the Broadway Block party. Press release from the dance company: Lindsey Kelley Dance […]
The one-man play, A Life of Sorrow, the Life and Times of Carter Stanley, runs at N.C. Stage Co. from Wednesday, Aug. 12-Sunday, Aug. 16. It stars bluegrass enthusiast and historian Gary Reid. Tickets are $10, $16 and $20. Press release from N.C. Stage: Presented as a part of the Catalyst Series. He played the […]
The singer-songwriter, now based in Brooklyn, shares a video for his song “Dance with Me.”
Longtime local recording business, Collapseable Studios, announces that it has closed. Press release from studio owners: Collapseable Studios, the popular, affordable destination for local recording artists since 1997, has closed its doors at 503 Haywood Road in West Asheville as it undergoes another metamorphosis. Aaron Price and Bill Reynolds founded the initially mobile studio in […]
Les Femmes Mystique and Les Filles Charm bring back their “Hot August Nights” show for the second year. Held at Scandals on Saturday, Aug. 29, the event includes dancing, singing and a DJ. Press release from event organizers: Hot Summer Nights 2015 It’s the second annual Hot Summer Nights, and once again, you are in […]
Renowned artist William Wegman (you’ll recognize his weimaraner photos) is represented in Cubism and Other-isms, the newest exhibit at the Asheville Art Museum. The show is on view Friday, Aug. 22 to January 24, 2016, with an opening reception on Saturday, Aug. 23, 3-5 p.m. Press release from the museum: The Asheville Art Museum thrilled […]
Three or four times a year Mark and Michael Holland — offstage twins and an onstage old-time, country and blues duo — make the trip up the mountain from Carrboro to play a weekends worth of shows at Ben’s Tune Up. Upcoming dates are Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14 and 15, from 8-10 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 16, from 2-4 p.m.
While the debut, self-titled album by keyboard and drum duo Rad Lou is certainly not meant as background music — and its songs might prove challenging to fit onto a playlist — its exuberance, energy and undeniable sense of delight in creating art makes it right at home among local releases.
Former Ashevilleans SeepeopleS returned to Asheville in March with new album The Dead Souls Sessions. Since the release of that project — the band’s first effort since Apocalypse Cow, Vol. II in 2009 — SeepeopleS has also been working on videos. Seen here, “Used,” created by Victoria Karol.
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.
Press release from LEAF festival coordinators: At the 1st Annual LEAF Downtown this past weekend, over 15,000 people gathered in Pack Square Park to celebrate communities, creativity, diversity, and families – a grand finale to two weeks of programming around Asheville focused on supporting arts education. LEAF Downtown included a Funky Cocktail Crawl, which launched […]
Press release from event organizers: SisterCare was formed to serve the LGBTQ community and provides free short-term, in-home non-medical care as well as transportation to doctor appointments and errands for folks recovering from accidents, illness or surgery. To help raise money to provide training, pay insurance premiums, and offer gas cards and T-shirts to volunteers, […]
Local experimental-rock band Fashion Bath launches new LP, Give It, with a free show at The Mothlight on Monday, Aug. 10.
Our first round of Best of WNC results were released in this week’s print issue. The results are now posted online — in a highly visible and easily accessible format.
RiverLink’s annual RiverFest is on Saturday, Aug. 8. The full day of live music, food trucks, Sierra Nevada beer and more begins at 11 a.m with the Anything that Floats wacky raft race.
Counting Crows performs at the Biltmore Estate on Sunday, Aug. 9, as part of the annual summer concert series. The show is a stop on the band’s current tour in support of last year’s release, Somewhere Under Wonderland.
Members of Trey Anastasio Band, Cage The Elephant, Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Yo Mamas Big Fat Booty Band, The Fourchestra and more will all take the stage as part of the James Brown Dance Party at Asheville Music Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 12. Press release from event organizers: The James Brown Dance Party has just […]
Bluegrass and folk band Run Boy Run, based in Arizona, will perform at the Historic Cowee School Concerts in Franklin on Saturday, Aug. 22. Press release from event organizers: August 22: Historic Cowee School Concerts, 51 Cowee School Rd., Franklin, NC 7 pm, $15 Existing comfortably in the tension between tradition and the musical frontier, […]
Four local improv troupes come together for The Asheville Yes Fest! The event takes place at The Magnetic Theatre, Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 24-26. Press release from event organizers: The Asheville Yes Fest! is coming to The Magnetic Theatre’s home, Magnetic 375 (375 Depot Street in the River Arts District), September 24-26. The best-loved improv […]