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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 […]
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: […]
How Afropop can one evening get? Local band Zansa holds a first Fridays music series at the Altamont Theatre (18 Church St.) and for its Friday, April 3 installment will join forces with Drew Heller, guitarist and soku player of Toubab Krewe. Press release from Zansa: Local Asheville afropop band Zansa continues its new First […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The inaugural Asheville Amadeus Festival — which runs March 17-22 — sees the Asheville Symphony Orchestra team up not only with Highland Brewing Co., but also with local groups ranging from N.C. Stage Company and the Asheville Art Museum to the Blue Ridge Orchestra and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville.
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 […]
The anniversary edition launches at Malaprop’s on Friday, March 13, at 7 p.m. The publication’s editor and contributors will read at the free event.
Authors from the Great Smokies Writing Program Advanced Prose Class read, as part of the Writers at Home series. Held at Malaprop’s on Sunday, March 15, 3 p.m. Press release from UNC Asheville: Authors participating in the advanced prose class of UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program will read their work in the next installment […]
Want to know more about Asheville Music Professionals (AMP)? The local group holds a social at New Mountain on Monday, March 16, 6 p.m. Press release from AMP: This is a friendly public service announcement with information about an exciting AMP social networking event happening on Monday, March 16th from 6 – 8 pm. The […]
Lanier Library Poetry Festival, now in its second year, features workshops, readings and book signings. It takes place in Tryon at the library and nearby venues on Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25. Press release from the Lanier Library: Registration is now open for this year’s 2nd Annual Lanier Library Poetry Festival on Friday, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
The author of short story collection MacTiernan’s Bottle, recently released his new dystopian novel, rhythms on a flaming drum through Pisgah Press.
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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 […]
Local author Sarah Addison Allen, a bestselling novelist, will read from her newest book, First Frost. The event takes place at UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center, Mission Health System Mountain View Room on Saturday, March 21, at 2:30 p.m. Press release from UNCA: UNC Asheville will welcome alumna Sarah Addison Allen, the New York Times bestselling […]