Kerri Maniscalco, author of “Stalking Jack the Ripper,” reads at Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, Oct. 2

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 […]

Charlotte's Web, performed by Theatreworks USA. Photo by Jean-Marie Guyaux

DWT announces matinee series for schools, students and families

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 […]


Tryon Arts & Crafts School’s “Black & White” gallery show opens Oct. 14

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 […]

Mac Waters ’18 and Lily Fishman ’20 Rehearse for “Anatomy of Gray”

Asheville School Drama presents “Anatomy of Gray”

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 […]

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Composer and cellist John Steffa performs at UNC Asheville, Sept. 30

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 […]

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UNC Asheville hosts “Bluegrass in Japan” talk on Sept. 27 as part of music lecture series

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 […]

Three-venue exhibition #AVLGLITCH opens Oct. 1

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 […]

Bass virtuoso Tony Grey presents a workshop and performance at Asheville Music School, Oct. 4

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 […]

Wedge building pop-up gallery announces hours of operation

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 […]


Rising Appalachia announces Winter Solstice performances in Asheville

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 […]


Asheville Vaudeville returns Oct. 8 with political shows

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 […]

Drummer Nikki Glaspie releases Skill Set workshop through IamAVL

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 […]

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Show review: Boo Ray at The Grey Eagle

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.