The winners of the 2015 2015 Matthews Poetry Prize are Matthew Wimberley from Beech Mountain, Patrick Swaney from Athens, Ohio and Debbie Benson from Atascadero, Calif. All three will read at Malaprop’s at a date to be determined. Press release from organizers: The editors at THE ASHEVILLE POETRY REVIEW are pleased to announce the WILLIAM […]
Writer Peggy Millin and other contributors to Writing in Circles will lead a writing exercise, readings, book signings and a Q+A at Malaprop’s on Sunday, July 26. Press release from event organizers: The end of spring this year saw the publication of Writing in Circles from Sunburst Writers, an anthology inspired by Peggy Tabor Millin […]
During this season’s run of shows at Diana Wortham Theatre, Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance founder Heather Malloy announced a new initiative: The local company plans to open The Academy at Terpsiorps, an affordable dance school for students of all ages. Donations totaling $32,000 have already been made toward the $40,000 goal to start the academy. […]
OGTK does not actually mean “Old guys of Toubab Krewe” because even though the semi-local band has been around for a full decade (read Xpress‘ first interview with the musicians here), they’re hardly closing in on retirement. In fact, Toubab Krewe — still going strong — plans to release a new studio album this fall. […]
Morgan Geer, leader and core member of folk-rock-noir outfit Drunken Prayer, to Asheville on Friday, July 10, for a pre-album release show at The Mothlight. New effort The Devil & the Blues officially drops in August; the local show promises not to be just a homecoming but a reunion of members from alt-country band (and Drunken Prayer predecessor) The Unholy Trio.
Dozens of canning breweries from around the country will be at the Friday and Saturday, July 17-18 event; there’s running, paddling, riding and dirt-jumping and live music. Presumably any of those activities can be accompanied by a canned adult beverage.
Roots singer-songwriter Beth McKee releases her new album, Sugarcane Revival, with a special performance at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Thursday, July 23. McKee reports that the album is getting airplay in the U.S. and Europe and entered the Freeform American Roots chart at No. 12. Press release from McKee:
Carole Frances Lung presents installation and performance “The People’s Cloth Trade Show” at the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design. The two week residency also includes workshops, an artist talk and a look at textile tourists. Events tun Tuesday, July 14-Saturday, July 25. Press release from CCCD: Frau Fiber is in residence: July 14 – […]
Asheville Sister Cities hosts a Bastille Day celebration and fundraiser at Metro Wines on Sunday, July 12. Press release from event organizers: The Saumur Committee of local non-profit Asheville Sister Cities, Inc. (ASCI) will host a fundraiser in celebration of Bastille Day, on Sunday, July 12 from 3-5 pm, at Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte Street. […]
Cherokee artists will demonstrate and sell crafts at a marketplace held at the Asheville Art Museum on Saturday, July 11. Press release from the Art Museum: The Asheville Art Museum is excited to host an Authentically Cherokee Native American Marketplace on Saturday, July 11 from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. This event will showcase work by […]
The Sam Holt Band, featuring members of Outformation and Truth & Salvage Co., will play Asheville Music hall on Saturday, July 25. Press release from event organizers: Sam Holt Band is back on the road this July for five shows showcasing new members and a very special guest. The new Sam Holt Band line up […]
Stuart Kestenbaum is the author of four collections of poetry and is this year’s Andrew Glasgow Writing Resident at Penland School of Crafts. He’ll give a talk and reading at the school on Sunday, July 12 at 8:15 p.m. Press release from Penland: Poet Stuart Kestenbaum will speak and read from his poetry at Penland […]
Local artists age 60 and older are invited to submit work to “Art: The Fountain of Youth,” set to open at the Arrowhead Annex Gallery in Old Fort on Saturday, Sept. 26. Press release from event organizers: Announcing an art exhibition “Art: The Fountain of Youth” September 26 through October 20, 2015 at the Arrowhead […]
Crest Mountain Dinner Show stages its own commemoration of country music pioneer Patsy Cline. Local vocalist Liz Aiello channels Cline with help from backing band The Bobcats on Sunday, July 5.
PJ Bond’s catch phrase for his sound is “honest music about real things” — and that’s a damn good summation, but it suggests bit more earnestness than the 11 tracks of Where Were You actually reveal. Not that the songs are without integrity. In fact, with continued play, they seem to peel back layers, revealing strata of meaning, insight and imagery.
Montford Park Players stages Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, July 10-Aug. 1 at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre. Press release from MPP: The Montford Park Players, North Carolina’s longest running Shakespeare Festival, opens Twelfth Night July 10 through August 1 at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre. With a manic energy plus a romantic soul, William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night promises […]
Storytelling series Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch returns to Diana Wortham Theatre for a sixth season. The first show takes place on Saturday, July 11. Press release from event organizer: The sixth season of Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch at the Diana Wortham Theater is fast approaching. Here is the schedule. This years theme, “Every […]
Jeff Messer turns his focus to the folk and country music contributions of Burnsville native Lesley Riddle. Esley: The Life and Musical Legacy of Lesley Riddle, runs at Parkway Playhouse Saturday, June 27-Saturday, July 11.
Local troupe Trillium Dance Company stages “Rites of Summer” on Saturday, June 27. The show includes performances by The Fox & Beggar Theater with music from Starseed, Morphonic, Earthtone Soundsystem and MeltYum.
Funny Business at The Millroom presents New Orleans native Mark Normand on Saturday, July 11. Press release from event organizers: Comedian Mark Normand comes to Asheville to play Funny Business at the Millroom on Saturday, July 11th with shows at 8:00pm and 10:00pm. Normand is eager to come play Asheville saying, “Can’t wait to get […]
Anam Cara Theatre Company holds Jest Fest: An Open-Mic Comedy Variety Show at Toy Boat Community Art Space on Friday, July 3. Press release from Anam Cara: Anam Cara Theatre Company presents Jest Fest: An Open-Mic Comedy Variety Show Friday, July 3, 2015 at 8:00pm Toy Boat Community Art Space 101 Fairview Rd. Asheville, NC […]