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, […]
The Midnight Plowboys make it look easy, though there’s nothing simple about the nimble picking and weaving together of melodies and solo licks that go into each offering.
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 […]
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 www.ncwriters.org. The […]
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 […]
The band’s residency concludes with a concert in Lipinsky Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 8.
Messick plays an album release party for Woodland Dance at White Horse Black Mountain on Friday, Sept. 9
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 […]
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 […]
The show — directly on the heels of Battle Trance’s appearance at the Hopscotch Music Festival — will be held at BMCM+AC’s 69 Broadway location.
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 […]
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 […]
The second in a two-part installment, Xpress continues to publish the winning entries from our Indie 500 Flash Fiction Contest. This week brings stories by runners up Mare Carmody Borgelt and Dan Damerville.
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 […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM FUNNY BUSINESS AT THE MILLROOM: On Friday, October 7th at 8:00pm, Funny Business at the Millroom presents Andy Hendrickson, who is a regular on late night TV talk shows. Andy Hendrickson is a comedian, writer and actor that built his career in New York City and now resides in Los Angeles. He […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM SOUTHERN HIGHLAND CRAFT GUILD: The 36th Annual Heritage Weekend will be held on September 17 and 18 at the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Folk Art Center. This free celebration of mountain heritage is sponsored by the Southern Highland Craft Guild and features traditional crafts accompanied by music and dancing. A highlight of the […]
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 […]