Patrick Fitzsimons

Patrick Fitzsimons plays Irish folk music Wednesdays at Claddagh Restaurant & Pub

PRESS RELEASE FROM PATRICK FITZSIMONS: Patrick Fitzsimons will be providing Irish music at Claddagh Restaurant & Pub, located at 4 College Street, every Wednesday, beginning September 7th, from 8-11pm. Patrick, born in Belfast, brings a vast song repertoire from the tradition, including ballads and pub songs. Guest musicians will be featured from time to time, […]

Blue Ridge Orchestra presents “Gaga for Vivaldi,” Sept. 18

PRESS RELEASE FROM BLUE RIDGE ORCHESTRA: The Blue Ridge Orchestra launches its 17th season this month, welcoming Music Director Milton Crotts back to the podium after his yearlong sabbatical. The season begins on the 17th and 18th of September with performances of Gaga for Vivaldi, an intimate chamber program filled with Baroque delights for string […]

North Carolina Writers’ Network holds fall conference in Raleigh

PRESS RELEASE FROM NCWN: With some 200 writers in attendance, as well as dozens of faculty and publishing professionals, the annual North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference is the largest writing conference in the state and one of the biggest and most inclusive in the country. Registration is now open for 2016 at The […]

Local novel “Limestone Gumption” wins award for excellence in independent publishing

PRESS RELEASE FROM BRYAN ROBINSON: Limestone Gumption: A Brad Pope and Sisterfriends Mystery by Bryan E. Robinson chosen as Medalist Winner in the Psychological Suspense category of the 2015 New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing. Book Synopsis When Brad Pope returns to his boyhood hometown to settle a debt with his long-lost […]

Revenge of the Cameraman (1912)
Directed by Wladislaw Starewicz

Live Gypsy swing and silent films at Tryon Fine Arts Center, Oct. 1

PRESS RELEASE FROM TRYON FINE ARTS CENTER: The Hot Club of San Francisco presents Cinema Vivant at TFAC, October 1 Who: The Hot Club of San Francisco “One of the most cohesive and entertaining Gypsy swing bands in the United States” -San Francisco Chronicle What: Cinema Vivant: An evening of vintage silent films accompanied by […]

Janis Ian takes time to visit newborn piglets at the Warren Wilson College Farm. Photo: Kyle McCurry/Warren Wilson College

Folk singer Janis Ian establishes Pearl Foundation scholarship at Warren Wilson College and pens the song “Swannanoa”

PRESS RELEASE FROM WARREN WILSON COLLEGE: Long before Billy Edd Wheeler co-wrote “Jackson,” the song made famous by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, he was reading poems by Robert Frost and working toward a degree at Warren Wilson College. No matter how much success Wheeler enjoyed, he never forgot his alma mater. That was […]

Wooten, Roy Futureman

Roy “Futureman” Wooten and Wayne Kirby play fee concert and lead workshop at UNCA, Sept. 8-9

PRESS RELEASE FROM UNC ASHEVILLE: Roy “Futureman” Wooten and Wayne Kirby – innovative music theorists, instrument-designers and musicians – will join for a free workshop and concert at UNC Asheville. The percussion workshop takes place at noon on Thursday, Sept. 8 in Lipinsky Hall room 018, and their electro-music concert begins at 2 p.m. on […]

Asheville Lyric Opera announces upcoming events

PRESS RELEASE FROM ASHEVILLE LYRIC OPERA: The Asheville Lyric Opera (ALO) is presenting a multitude of performances, Opera Talks, and public concerts in their 2016-2017 seasons. From Singing in the Park to Cavalleria Rusticana, there is an event for everyone with ALO. On September 9th, ALO continues its series on Muhammad Ali. The heavyweight champion’s […]

Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Olen Butler presents new novel at Malaprop’s, Sept. 13

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 pm MALAPROP’S BOOKSTORE & CAFE 55 Haywood St. About PERFUME RIVER: “What I so like about Perfume River is its plainly-put elegance. Enough time has passed since Viet Nam that its grave human lessons and heartbreaks can be—with a measure of genius—almost simply stated. Butler’s novel […]

Two local storytellers perform at National Storytelling Festival

PRESS RELEASE FROM INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING CENTER: Michael Reno Harrell and David Novak, will be featured in what USA Today calls “…the leading event of its kind in America.” The National Storytelling Festival is in its 44th year and showcases the world’s premier storytelling talent. The three-day outdoor festival brings thousands of travelers to Tennessee’s oldest […]

Sneaky McFly, photo courtesy of Asheville Vaudeville

Asheville Vaudeville returns to Toy Boat, Sept. 17

PRESS RELEASE FROM ASHEVILLE VAUDEVILLE: Asheville Vaudeville kicks off their fall season with two shows on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at Toy Boat Community Artspace in Biltmore Village. The Master of Ceremonies is Sneaky McFly of the Seduction Sideshow and Unifire Theater. His magical mayhem will be our guide through an evening of dynamic performances […]


Pan Harmonia announces October concerts

PRESS RELEASE FROM PAN HARMONIA: Pan Harmonia, Asheville’s own chamber music company, offers a mosaic of concerts, educational residencies and community outreach. We love bringing our signature mix of chamber music masterpieces and new works to as many listeners as possible through informal performances and adventurous programming. Directed by flutist Kate Steinbeck, this award-winning repertory […]

Fall exhibition at Mica contemporary craft gallery, Sept. 9-Nov. 20

PRESS RELEASE FROM MICA GALLERY: “From The Earth”, the fall exhibition at Mica contemporary craft gallery in downtown Bakersville, features the work of Bryant Holsenbeck, Amy Putansu and Rodger Jacobs, notable artists who all derive their inspiration from the natural world. We are honored to present and share their work. Their exhibit runs from September […]

Photo by Rodney Smith/Tempus Fugit Design

The Magnetic Theatre stages When Jekyll Met Hyde Sept. 29-Oct. 29

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MAGNETIC THEATRE: When The Magnetic Theatre opened its world premiere of Steven Samuels’ When Jekyll Met Hyde in January 2011, it was an immediate, huge hit, selling out nearly all of its extended run, delighting critics and audiences alike. David Hopes of Mountain Xpress raved that “you realize that theater can […]