PRESS RELEASE FROM SPELLBOUND BOOKSHOP: Spellbound Children’s Bookshop is thrilled to welcome author Kerri Maniscalco on Sunday October 2nd at 3:00 p.m. Kerri’s debut novel Stalking Jack the Ripper just hit the shelves last week and debuted at #1 on the New York Times Young Adult Hardcover bestseller list. A great crossover read for teens […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM DIANA WORTHAM THEATRE: Diana Wortham Theatre’s Matinee Series provides professional, curriculum-related shows at affordable costs, each season providing 10,000 children the opportunity to experience the theatre, works by professional dance companies, world-class puppetry, and the musical talents of renowned performers. The series is extremely popular with children, families, and teachers throughout Western […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM NEW MOUNTAIN: On Monday, October 3, New Mountain AVL celebrates the grand opening of The Summit — taking over the top floor of the New Mountain complex located at 38 North French Broad Avenue in downtown Asheville. The grand opening event on Monday Oct. 3 begins at 5 p.m., featuring a free […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: The Upstate Book Project 2.0 is now accepting applications from local visual artists who want to contribute both 2-D art and storyline text to a collaborative book that will publish in Spring 2017. This project is headed by Spartanburg, SC artist Bailie, who published the first and similar book in […]
Though the subject matter comes from tricky emotions and real talk, Ridenhour’s songs are far from downers. Instead, his writing is pop-savvy and smart; his performances are dynamic, with hooky melodies, frenzied riffs and kinetic, danceable energy.
PRESS RELEASE FROM TRYON ARTS & CRAFTS SCHOOL: Tryon Arts & Crafts School’s upcoming Black & White Gallery Show, which opens on October 14th with a gala fundraiser and runs through November 9th, will feature artwork from regional artists produced in a variety of media designed exclusively in black and white. The opening, which will […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM GRATEFUL STEPS: Grateful Steps Publishing House is pleased to announce the arrival of a new book by Asheville author Wayne G Cox. London to Kabul, the journey that led me to her is a look at the Middle East when it was a place young people could visit, commune with other travelers […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Asheville School Drama presents “Anatomy of Gray” by Jim Leonard, Jr., coming to the Walker Arts Center’s Graham Theater on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21 at 7:15 p.m. Director John Crawley is excited to present this ensemble play that the author calls “a children’s story for adults.” The […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM UNC ASHEVILLE: John Steffa, a composer and cellist whose works blend non-Western folk influences with contemporary Western forms, will host a concert of original chamber works at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 at UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Hall lobby. This concert, featuring local musicians as well as artists from Georgia, Florida and […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM UNCA: UNC Asheville’s music faculty members are launching a new lecture series to share insights into the music they perform, study and love. Musical excerpts will be used as illustrations, and the lecturers will welcome audience questions and discussion at the end. The lectures are free and open to everyone at 7 […]
PRESS RELEASE FORM EVENT ORGANIZERS: With more ubiquitous access to technology comes a higher margin for “error,” a premise which prompted the concept behind AVLGLITCH, a three-venue exhibition focused on Glitch Photography – experimentation through manipulation of an original image using creative post- photography processes. Glitch is rooted in transience and imperfection, and the recent […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM ASHEVILLE MUSIC SCHOOL: Asheville Music School presents an evening workshop and live music performance with bass virtuoso, Tony Grey on Tuesday, October 4th at 6pm. Tony Grey is a multi-instrumentalist, master bassist, composer, producer, published author and award-winning music educator who has collaborated and performed with some all-time greats, such as John […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM ASHEVILLE LYRIC OPERA: The Asheville Lyric Opera (ALO) is presenting a multitude of performances, lectures, and public concerts in their 2016/2017 season. From Singing in the Park to Cavalleria Rusticana, there is an event for everyone with ALO. On September 30th, 3-5PM, at the UNC-A Reuter Center, Artistic Director David Craig Starkey […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Charleston’s John Duckworth is the featured artist at a new pop-up gallery in the John Duckworth in Asheville’s River Arts District. After a successful public opening Saturday evening, Duckworth at the Wedge will now be open to the public throughout the week. The pop-up gallery includes works from Awake, Duckworth’s […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: In what is becoming an annual tradition for the Atlanta-born, Appalachian-bred, grassroots justice-seeking Folk/World troubadours, Rising Appalachia has just announced their 2016 Winter Solstice performance dates. Scheduled for two nights at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC, and one night at Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse, the band will wrap up an […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM ASHEVILLE VAUDEVILLE: Asheville Vaudeville is going to get a little bit political with our next two shows on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at Toy Boat Community Artspace in Biltmore Village. Allow us to entertain you! Your host for this show is the mesmerizing master of motion and amazements – Walter Beals of […]
Since Amos Lee first surfaced with tracks like “Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight” and “Sweet Pea” his voice and easy delivery have felt, from first listen, familiar. That was clearly the case at The Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, where Lee performed to a crowd that was, if not at capacity, at least fully devoted to the singer-songwriter.
PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Professional drummer Nikki Glaspie of The Nth Power has teamed up with Independent Arts and Music of Asheville (IamAVL) to create an online tutorial designed to offer aspiring percussionists tips, techniques, and tricks of the trade. The instructional drum workshop, presented by Echo Mountain Recording Studios and Guitar Center, is […]
The roster includes Ben Fountain who reads on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Reuter Center.
PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Marion, North Carolina celebrates the arrival of autumn in the Blue Ridge during their annual Mountain Glory Festival. For 33 years, beautiful downtown Marion has hosted this popular celebration on the 2nd Saturday in October. This year, make plans to visit on October 8th between 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. […]
Boo Ray is no stranger to Asheville — he’s spent time here, lived down the road in Athens, and launched his current career trajectory at the Town Pump a few years back when he was touring his Bad News Travels Fast album. That title track, swaggering, driving and full of attitude, also appears on his new record, Sea of Lights. It’s a good fit, too — the new record is full of that same kind of assurance, edge and self direction.