Waylon Wood’s “Letters and Notes Found on the Windshield at the Piggly Wiggly Parking Lot” at 35below

Letters and Notes Found on the Windshield at the Piggly Wiggly Parking Lot, a play by local playwright Waylon Wood, will have its North Carolina premier at 35below on Friday, May 8. Press release from Asheville Community Theatre: In a small town in the Florida Panhandle, a series of correspondence has been found between two […]

River Guerguerian, Pat Sansone, Edda Glass and Max Hatt. Photo from the NewSong Facebook page

NewSong Winners Max Hatt / Edda Glass perform live webcast concert, April 10

NewSong contest winner Edda Glass and Max Hatt, currently recording at Echo Mountain Studios, will perform a live webcast concert this evening. Stream the show live on iamavl.com at 9 p.m. Press release from NewSong: Max Hatt / Edda Glass, Jazz-Americana duo, will take a break from recording their grand prize album at Asheville’s Echo […]

Brevard College Theatre stages “Freud’s Last Session,” April 16-19

Brevard College Theatre brings one-act play “Freud’s Last Session” to the stage Thursday, Aprl 16-Sunday, April 19. The production is directed by Karen Bennett and stars Josh Goldstein and Logan Taylor as C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud. Press release from the College: Brevard College Theatre is pleased to present “Freud’s Last Session,” a play by […]

Local musicians cover Paul Simon’s “Graceland” at May 6 benefit for Helpmate

Local musicians including Josh Blake, Debrissa McKinney, Aaron Woody Wood and Kellin Watson — among many others — take part in a special cover show on Wednesday, May 6. They will perform Paul Simon’s album Graceland in its entirety, onstage at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall. Proceeds from the event benefit Helpmate. Press release from […]

jrod at isis

Cerberus at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall: original compositions by Justin Ray, Jacob Rodriguez & Jake Saslow

Local musicians Justin Ray and Jacob Rodriguez team up with New York-based Jake Saslow saxophonist for an evening of original compositions. The show, Cerberus, takes place at at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Sunday, April 12, as part of the venue’s ongoing Sunday jazz nights. From the Isis website: Sunday Jazz Showcase Featuring Cerberus […]

Photography contest: Call for White Squirrel Photos

Submit entries to the 11th annual White Squirrel Photography Contest. The contest is open April 20-May 11. Press release from the Transylvania Community Arts Council: The Transylvania Community Arts Council is proud to partner with the Heart of Brevard for the White Squirrel Photography Contest as part of the 2015 White Squirrel Festival.  It’s finally […]


Les Femmes Mystique presents “Secrets Travel Fast In Paris” at The Altamont, April 24

Christine Garvin and Les Femmes Mystique bring a new variety production to The Altamont Theatre on Friday, April 24. “Secrets Travel Fast In Paris” includes a “lively night of dance, adventure, and PLENTY of secrets.” Press release from event organizers: It’s time to escape those winter blues and welcome Spring. But instead of saying hello […]

Cherry Vessel by John Jordan

Grovewood Gallery hosts a solo exhibition for woodturner John Jordan

Award-winning woodturner John Jordan will showcase more than 30 pieces in the exhibition, Surface & Texture: The Work of John Jordan. An opening reception takes place at Grovewood Gallery on Saturday, May 23, 3-6 p.m. Press release from Grovewood Gallery: Grovewood Gallery in Asheville is honored to host a solo exhibition for award-winning woodturner John […]

MacArthur Genius grant winner Tiya Miles appears at WNC Literary Festival, April 15

Western Carolina University’s annual spring literary festival, now in its 13th year, takes place Monday-Thursday, April 13-16. Events are free and open to the public. Presenters include Jeremy b. Jones, author of Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland; David Joy, author or Where All Light Tends to Go; poets Brett Martin and Tracy […]


Shane Parish & Jacob Wick Duo perform at Downtown Books and News, April 11

In 2014, local guitarist Shane Parish and Mexico City-based trumpeter Jacob Wick released the album objet a, described by FreeJazzBlog.org as “mostly slow-paced music that proceeds carefully and deliberately ..  in a way, ‘nocturnal’ music, with sounds emerging like shapes out of pitch-black darkness.” The duo will perform to shows in the Southeast, including a […]