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Montford Park Players’ production of “A Christmas Carol” opens Dec. 6

From a press release: Montford Park Players’ production of “A Christmas Carol” opens Dec. 6 The Montford Park Players of Asheville, North Carolina’s longest running Shakespeare Festival, will open Charles Dickens’ classic tale of greed and redemption, A Christmas Carol, on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Asheville’s historic Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway Street in downtown […]

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Asheville Brewing Company’s newest beer celebrates The Feral Chihuahuas

From a press release: Asheville Brewing Company’s newest beer celebrates The Feral Chihuahuas Long-time Feral supporters Asheville Brewing Co. have created a brew to celebrate The Feral Chihuahuas 10th Anniversary Best-Of Show happening this Saturday at Asheville Community Theatre. The Feral Chihuahuas have performed over 300 shows in WNC and at comedy festivals around the […]

SHORE THING: The Canoe revisits the Titanic disaster from two points of view: a widow on board the ocean liner and a teenage boy living near the Chesapeake Bay.

Michelle Baker publishes non-traditional novel The Canoe

Local author Michelle Baker writes poems that sometimes reach 15 or 20 pages in length. But when one hit the 40-page mark, “I thought, ‘This isn’t going to stop anytime soon,’” she says. That poem grew and morphed and eventually became The Canoe, a novel that weaves together two lives touched by the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Baker gives a reading and signing at Malaprop’s on Saturday, Nov. 15

Lineup announced for Big Ears 2015 in Knoxville

From a press release: Lineup announced for Big Ears 2015 in Knoxville Though Mountain Oasis is on pause, AC Entertainment is still proud to bring you quality and one-of-a-kind music experiences! Blending the finest in contemporary classical music with groundbreaking indie rock bands, leading jazz greats, visionary folk artists, and the indefinable avant-garde, the internationally […]

Flow Tribe performs at Asheville Music Hall, Nov. 20

From a press release: Flow Tribe performs at Asheville Music Hall, Nov. 20 WHO: Flow Tribe WHERE: Asheville Music Hall WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 20, 9 p.m., $8 “Back-bone cracking music.” That’s how the New Orleans natives in Flow Tribe describe their sound. It’s a groove-based gumbo, a mixture of classic Louisiana traditions (funk, jazz, electric […]

NATURAL SELECTIONS: WNC-based authors (clockwise from top left) Kathryn Stripling Byer, Wayne Caldwell, Catherine Reid and Thomas Rain Crow speak about setting prose and poetry in wild places. Byer's photo by Corinna Byer, other photos courtesy of the authors

In quotes: Creative Perspectives on Wilderness writers panel

Six writers participated in a panel on Friday night as the final installment in the three-part Within the Lines: Creative Perspectives on Wilderness. The exhibit and monthly panel discussions, held at HandMade in America’s offices, celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Friday’s discussion seemed especially poignant as the recent election put a number […]

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Sound Track: Sidecar Honey

Sidecar Honey is the songwriting trifecta of Dave Dribbon, Jeff Honeycutt and Randy Dzielak — a self-described “down home roots sounds with an original modern edge” outfit. But what makes this Americana act (in a sea of roots-music bands) a stand out is the smart juxtaposition of shrewd songwriting and high-energy rhythm. Not that Sidecar […]

Orange Peel nominated for Pollstar “Nightclub of the Year” award

From a press release: Orange Peel nominated for Pollstar “Nightclub of the Year” award Asheville’s world-class music venue The Orange Peel, was nominated for “Nightclub of the Year” today by Pollstar magazine in its annual Concert Industry Awards. The Orange Peel has been long recognized as one of the best live music venues in the […]

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Leonard Hollifield CD release at Madison County Arts Council, Nov. 28

From a press release: Leonard Hollifield CD release at Madison County Arts Council, Nov. 28 The Madison County Arts Council Presents Leonard Hollifield CD release for A Gentle Southern Wind Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 available at (828) 649-1301 www.madisoncountyarts.com At the age of 88, most musicians are resting on their laurels […]

Town Mountain’s holiday bluegrass benefit for MANNA, Dec. 20

From a press release: Town Mountain’s holiday bluegrass benefit for MANNA, Dec. 20 On Friday, December 20th, 2014 Town Mountain and Mandolin Orange will play a benefit for two local hunger relief organizations, Funding America Through Entertainment (FATE) and MANNA FoodBank at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall in Asheville, NC. New Belgium Brewing Company is […]