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 […]
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 […]
New York-based singer-songwriter Christopher Paul Stelling, who used to live in Asheville, has seen his music career take off. His new album, Labor Against Waste, will be available on June 16.
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 […]
Parts circus, funk collective and marching band, the 20-piece outfit blends party-ready music with dance, gymnastics and enviable attire.
RiverLink hosts a riverfront bus tour on Thursday, April 16. The trip explores the French Broad and Swannanoa Rivers and discusses Asheville’s history and future. 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m., $20. Press release from RiverLink: The RiverLink Bus Tour offers answers about Asheville’s past, present and future: What is the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Plan and what does […]
A local world music percussion collective featuring Joshua Messick on hammered dulcimer, James Kylen on vibraphone and drums and River Guerguerian on a hybrid drum kit and gongs recently released the video “Acoustic Storm.” The song was composed by Messick and Kylen during a thunder storm; the video was recorded in Asheville.
The literary folk genre might be even more applicable if Greensville, S.C.-based folk duo Friction Farm was called Fiction Farm instead. But the team of guitarist/vocalist Aidan Quinn and bassist/vocalist Christine Stay do, according to a press release, “spend quiet days reading while on tour and decided to turn that into a project, discussing a […]
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 […]
When Asheville-based storyteller Connie Regan-Blake embarked on her career more than 40 years ago, there were only two storytelling festivals in the country. That was in the mid-’70s; “Now every state in the nation has festivals, and North Carolina probably has six ongoing,” she says.
N.C. author David Joy’s new His new novel, Where All Light Tends to Go, has garnered comparisons to “Breaking Bad,” “Sons of Anarchy” and “Justified.”
Summer camp Girls Rock Asheville — which will take place at New Mountain Asheville June 22-26 — is looking for volunteers.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Asheville’s premier performing arts collective, Asheville Vaudeville, is returning with one more spring show.
Nashville-based gypsy-swing band Annie and the Hot Club take the stage at White Horse Black Mountain on Saturday, April 25. The band, fronted by Annie Sellick — named “Best Jazz Artist” for five years by Nashville media — performs original material and a 1930s and ’40s repertoire. Press release from promoter: Join Annie and the […]
Grammy-winning musician and New Orleans icon Dr. John (aka the Night Tripper) returns to Asheville on Friday, May 22. He’ll perform at New Mountain. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. all-ages show are $28-$32. Press release from Michael J Media: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and six-time GRAMMY®-winner Dr. John is New Orleans’ most […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]