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A BEAT LIFE Takeover at One Stop and Asheville Music Hall, April 10 and 11

The Asheville Beat Tape Collective announces a two-night show at One Stop and Asheville Music Hall, Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11. Featured performers include The Difference Machine from Atlanta on Friday and Blockhead from New York City on Saturday. Press release from event organizers: The Asheville Beat Tape Collective and Asheville Music Hall […]

Downtown After 5 kickoff party, March 17

The Asheville Downtown Association hosts a St. Patrick’s Day-themed kickoff party for Downtown After 5, the free summer concert series held third Fridays, May-September. The kickoff party, held at The Orange Peel on Tuesday, March 17, includes the lineup announcement and an orientation for Downtown After 5 volunteers. Press release from the Asheville Downtown Association: […]

Friday Staffing celebrates 35 years

Friday Staffing celebrates its 35th anniversary as WNC’s premier staffing agency. Press release from JB Media: When it comes to getting a job it’s said that what really matters is who you know, and this year Friday Staffing celebrates 35 years of knowing–and working with–Asheville-area employers looking to hire, and matching them with ideal candidates. […]

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Particle plays The Grey Eagle, Xpress gives away tickets

Fifteen years into its career, livetronica pioneers Particle started in L.A. but have played coast-to-coast tours and shows in eight countries. Changing family and work situations among the band’s members (led by keyboardist/songwriter Steve Molitz) led to a semi-hiatus from 2006-2014. But last year “Molitz felt the overwhelming desire to relaunch Particle as a full-time […]

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Yes the Raven performs modern Celtic at White Horse, March 21

Irish-born singer-songwriter Alyn Mearns, aka Yes the Raven says of his music, “My guitar became a kind of miniature band, a miniature cathedral.” He performs a mesmerizing show at White Horse Black Mountain on Saturday, March 21. Press release from the venue: There’s something almost shamanistic about a Yes the Raven performance as singer-songwriter Alyn […]

“Stories of Strong Women not from Lake Wobegon,” March 26

In honor of Women’s History Month, Asheville-area storytellers recount the strong women in their lives with “short tales from real life brought to the stage by Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch,” according to a press release. The event takes place on Thursday, March 26, at 7:15 p.m. in the Manheimer Room of the Reuter Center […]

Kids and family events at Spellbound Children’s Bookshop

Spellbound Children’s Bookshop announces its April programs by way of a press release. All events are held at the bookseller’s location at 50 Merrimon Ave. in Reynolds Village. Info at www.spellboundbookshop.com: Saturdays 11:00-11:30am Story Time for ages 3 to 7 years. Stories with a common theme and often a related activity. Free. Friday, April 10th 6:00-7:30pm  Teen […]

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Book event: “A Conversation about Woodworking and Spirituality,” March 21

Waynesville-based author William Everett shares his newest book, Sawdust and Soul: A Conversation about Woodworking and Spirituality, at Blue Ridge Books on Saturday, March 21, at 3 p.m. Press release from the bookseller: On Saturday, Marcy 21, at 3:00 pm, Blue Ridge Books will host Waynesville author William Everett. Everett’s newest book is entitled Sawdust […]

WCU hosts The Langston Hughes Project, March 19

A multimedia concert featuring Langston Hughes’ “jazz poem” is scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. at Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. Press release from WCU: The Langston Hughes Project, a multimedia concert highlighting a “jazz poem” written by the late poet, novelist, playwright and social activist Langston Hughes, […]

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Former Ashevillean Chris Chalk to appear in “Gotham”

On Saturday, March 7, Asheville High School alumnus Chris Chalk posted on his Facebook page, “Super excited to hang out with the most amazing cast of @gothamonfox and have a moment in the @dccomics universe. I’m a fan. Thanks for welcoming me in ‪#‎GOTHAM‬ ‪#‎dccomics‬ ‪#‎fox‬ and my amazing friend @meganmostynbrown ‪#‎letsseewhathappens‬.” What it means […]

Local storyteller Connie Regan-Blake will be inducted into the Library of Congress

Local storyteller Connie Regan-Blake has been invited to contribute the documentation of her life’s work to the Library of Congress. Press release from Blake: The Library of Congress has asked long time local resident Connie Regan-Blake to contribute the documentation of her life’s work as a major player in the revival of American performance storytelling. “Having […]