Grammy-nominated kid-hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has been regularly making the trip back to LEAF from his new home base in California. Here, he talks about the festival, plans for his own musical trajectory, and his special equation for LEAF maximization.
Even at 11 tracks, the new self-titled album from former Ashevillean Woody Pines is just over 30 minutes long. It’s an album that wastes little time.
Greensboro-based photographer Smith Woosley recently shared a timelapse video that features scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The film, he says, “is my attempt at capturing the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.”
Singer-songwriter Jonathan Santos is community activist as well as a musician. This year, instead of performing his own set, he’ll be working with LEAF Schools & Streets students at the festival.
Environmental documentary Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret will be shown at Carmike 10 on Wednesday, May 20. The film, according to a press release, “explores the blind spots that are leading us down a road we won’t be able to drive our electric car out of.” Organizers need 76 people to reserve tickets by Wednesday, May […]
“Staring Contest,” the newest production from Accordion Time Machine, will be performed at Toy Boat Community Art Space on Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30, at 8 p.m. Press release from the theater company: Accordion Time Machine, Anam Cara’s Experimental Theatre Ensemble, presents Staring Contest Friday, May 29th AND Saturday, May 30th at 8:00pm […]
NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep presents his new book, Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab, at Malaprop’s on Monday, June 1. The book is “a sober, balanced examination of the origins of one of the more regrettable chapters in American history,” according to Kirkus Reviews. The […]
World music trio Free Planet Radio (Chris Rosser, River Guerguerian and Eliot Wadopian) has played many a LEAF festival — and the three musicians also have their hands in a number of other projects, from LEAF stages to world tours.
Web channel IamAVL.com is partnering with LEAF to live stream performances on the festivals’ main stage with proceeds supporting the LEAF in Schools & Streets program.
New flea market, Asheville Flea For Y’all, is set to run May 31, June 28, July 26, August 30, September 27, October 25 at The Salvage Station. Vendor applications are now being accepted. Press release from organizers: Two of Asheville’s long standing and innovative design and antique dealers are joining forces to start a monthly […]
Listen to This storytelling series, hosted by Tom Chalmers, presents Turn Your Head and Cough: stories of hospital stays, doctor’s appointments, and medical procedures. The event takes place at 35Below on Thursday, April 30. Press release from organizers: Listen to This: stories in performance presents “Turn Your Head and Cough” stories of hospital stays, doctor’s […]
Poets Alice Osborn, Luke Hankins, Katherine Soniat and Eric Ekstrand all present work around the theme of The South. The evening of poetry takes place at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center on Saturday, May 23 at 8 p.m. Press release from BMCM+AC: The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in downtown Asheville […]
It was almost exactly a year ago that local indie-pop band stephaniesĭd launched ĭd Weekly a month-long residency in the upstairs lounge of Isis Restaurant & Music Hall. Included in those weekly intimate concerts was a segment called “night of bravery” in which members of the audience could take the stage for up to five minutes.
How do you sum up 20 years of festivals? That’s two decades of twice-yearly campouts, dances, new musical discoveries and fond favorites; of friends made and family bonds strengthened; of campfire hangouts and sunny-day revelry. For LEAF, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this May, it’s expressed in the theme, “Global Gratitude.”
Pulitzer prize-winning novelist Dave Barry has written Worst Class Trip Ever, a new book for 9-12 year-olds, but all age readers are invited to his just-announced event at Malaprop’s. The store will have his adult books available, too. “Dave Barry has been a professional humorist ever since he discovered that professional humor was a lot […]
Featuring intriguing and textural instrumentals with unexpected influences and surprising end results, Ouroboros Boys will come to the Mothlight to share a bill with fellow locals Analog Moon, an experimental psychedelic indie-rock band, and Birmingham, Ala.-based power-gaze act Wray.
Folk-rock troubadour Langhorne Slim is known for spending nine months of the year on the road. He’s a true road warrior who’s built a dedicated fan base through constant touring, lots of festival dates and live shows that pair roadhouse grit with tent revival soul — and he’ll return to The Grey Eagle on Thursday, April 30.
Children’s author and illustrator Tony Antonino Jr. will present Fritz Fombie Have No Fear at Blue Ridge Books on Saturday, May 9. Press release from the book store: Local children’s author and illustrator Tony Antonino Jr. has written a children’s book entitled Fritz Fombie Have No Fear. Tony Antonino Jr. will be appearing at Blue […]
You’ve heard of prancercise? This is way better. The Fun Conspiracy brings back Dance Walk Asheville for the second year on Friday, May 29. The fitness party, themed “Shake Yo’ Booty on Biltmore,” starts at Pritchard Park at 5:30 p.m. Press release from organizers: On Friday, May 29, Asheville will host its Second Annual Dance Walk Asheville, […]
Downtown Books and News pulls out all the stops for Independent Bookstore Day a display of unique and collectible books, a limited edition hoodie sweatshirt and in-store performances from Dame Darcy of Meatcake Comics, Greg Cartwright (The Oblivions and Reigning Sound) and Angel Olsen. It’s look Record Store Day, but for books! Poster from organizers:
Friday Staffing will hold a career fair with more than 70 positions available. The event takes place at 1944 Hendersonville Road, Suite A on Saturday, May 9. Press release from organizers: Friday Staffing is holding a Career Fair on Saturday, May 9th, from 9 to 3 pm, with over 70 open positions for jobs in […]