The Honeycutters sign with Organic Records

From a press release: The Honeycutters sign with Organic Records The Honeycutters, an Asheville, NC based original country roots band, has signed an exclusive recording contract with Organic Records®. The band led a successful Kickstarter campaign raising $31,317 to help fund their third studio album. They have laid down the tracks in Echo Mountain Recording […]

Santa & Mrs. Claus visit Charlotte Street Computers, Dec. 20

From a press release: Santa & Mrs. Claus visit Charlotte Street Computers, Dec. 20 Charlotte Street Computers is thrilled to announce that Santa and Mrs. Claus will make their annual appearance on Saturday, December 20th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Santa’s official photographer will also be present to take complimentary photos with children of all ages. […]

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Smart bets: Winter’s Tune

Fiddler Roger Howell has recorded 532 traditional fiddle tunes from memory — the growing collection is housed in Mars Hill University’s Southern Appalachian Archives. But that’s not the only way that the local musician’s history is being honored. A documentary about Howell’s role in preserving mountain music in Western North Carolina is being created by […]

“Relieve Holiday Stress” drop-in yoga class, Dec. 11

From a press release: “Relieve Holiday Stress” drop-in yoga class, Dec. 11 One Center Yoga will host a 90 minute yoga class entitled “Relieve Holiday Stress/Level I” with Nicole Lindsay Majer on Thursday December 11, 2014 from 5:30-7pm. The class will also be offered on Thursday December 18, 2014 from 5:30-7pm. With the holidays around […]

Hendersonville author Dave Richards named a finalist in USA Best Book Awards

From a press release: Hendersonville author Dave Richards named a finalist in USA Best Book Awards Hendersonville author Dave Richards was named a Finalist in the “General History” category of the 2014 USA Best Book Awards by USA Book News for his first book, Swords in Their Hands: George Washington and the Newburgh Conspiracy. Launched […]

“Live In Wonder” national tour comes to Altamont Brewery, Dec. 3

From a press release: “Live In Wonder” national tour comes to Altamont Brewery, Dec. 3 “LIVE IN WONDER” Best Selling Author and Award Winning Film Maker Eric Saperston is presenting an evening of Discussion and Multimedia surrounding “Live in Wonder”, a global art project and best selling book to encourage everyone to live their life […]

Henderson Holidays open with Tree of Lights, Dec. 5

From a press release: Henderson Holidays open with Tree of Lights, Dec. 5 Illuminate the joys of the holiday season with Four Seasons Compassion for Life’s community celebrations, the 24th annual ‘Tree of Lights,’ Friday, Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m., and 2nd annual ‘Songs for the Seasons,’ Saturday, Dec. 6, immediately following the Henderson County Christmas […]

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Brown Bag Songwriting Competition winner Brittany Ann Tranbaugh

By the end of the night Brittany Ann Tranbaugh walked away victorious. Though, for the recent Asheville transplant, it sounds like the contest was more about artistry and connections within the local songwriting community than killer instinct. “It was such a good show. Everyone who played was incredible,” she says. “I got in touch with some really great people.”

Food For Thought: The Slam Against Hunger benefit, Dec. 13

From a press release: Food For Thought: The Slam Against Hunger benefit, Dec. 13 On Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m., youth poets ages 11-21 will take the stage at Rainbow Community Auditorium, 60 State St., to start conversations about hunger in our community by sharing their original poetry. Inspired by the youth participation in […]