One-man play “A Life of Sorrow, the Life and Times of Carter Stanley” at NC Stage, Aug. 12-16

The one-man play, A Life of Sorrow, the Life and Times of Carter Stanley, runs at N.C. Stage Co. from Wednesday, Aug. 12-Sunday, Aug. 16. It stars bluegrass enthusiast and historian Gary Reid. Tickets are $10, $16 and $20. Press release from N.C. Stage: Presented as a part of the Catalyst Series. He played the […]

Collabseable Studios closes

Longtime local recording business, Collapseable Studios, announces that it has closed. Press release from studio owners: Collapseable Studios, the popular, affordable destination for local recording artists since 1997, has closed its doors at 503 Haywood Road in West Asheville as it undergoes another metamorphosis. Aaron Price and Bill Reynolds founded the initially mobile studio in […]

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Asheville Art Museum exhibits the work of William Wegman

Renowned artist William Wegman (you’ll recognize his weimaraner photos) is represented in Cubism and Other-isms, the newest exhibit at the Asheville Art Museum. The show is on view Friday, Aug. 22 to January 24, 2016, with an opening reception on Saturday, Aug. 23, 3-5 p.m. Press release from the museum: The Asheville Art Museum thrilled […]

BURDEN OF MEMORY: Although Miranda Richmond Mouillot's book includes dramatic stories from her grandparents' years as Holocaust refugees, she says, "Everybody you're around has this depth of feeling and experience." Photo by Tristan Zilberman, La Fabrique de l'Image

Author Miranda Richmond Mouillot presents “A Fifty-Year Silence” at Malaprop’s, Aug. 9

It’s the story of Anna Münster and Armand Jacoubovitch that Mouillot recounts — or, rather, unearths. The couple survived the Holocaust only to sever all ties with each other shortly after the end of World War II. Mouillot also weaves her own story into the text. “A lot of what I was grappling with in the book is the daunting realization that life is always very complex,” she says.

LEAF thanks Asheville community for successful downtown festival

Press release from LEAF festival coordinators: At the 1st Annual LEAF Downtown this past weekend, over 15,000 people gathered in Pack Square Park to celebrate communities, creativity, diversity, and families – a grand finale to two weeks of programming around Asheville focused on supporting arts education. LEAF Downtown included a Funky Cocktail Crawl, which launched […]

SisterCare holds a live auction at Lake Julian, Aug. 16

Press release from event organizers: SisterCare was formed to serve the LGBTQ community and provides free short-term, in-home non-medical care as well as transportation to doctor appointments and errands for folks recovering from accidents, illness or surgery. To help raise money to provide training, pay insurance premiums, and offer gas cards and T-shirts to volunteers, […]

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Run Boy Run plays Historic Cowee School Concert in Franklin, Aug. 22

Bluegrass and folk band Run Boy Run, based in Arizona, will perform at the Historic Cowee School Concerts in Franklin on Saturday, Aug. 22. Press release from event organizers: August 22: Historic Cowee School Concerts, 51 Cowee School Rd., Franklin, NC 7 pm, $15 Existing comfortably in the tension between tradition and the musical frontier, […]

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The Asheville Yes Fest! scheduled for Sept. 24-26

Four local improv troupes come together for The Asheville Yes Fest! The event takes place at The Magnetic Theatre, Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 24-26. Press release from event organizers: The Asheville Yes Fest! is coming to The Magnetic Theatre’s home, Magnetic 375 (375 Depot Street in the River Arts District), September 24-26. The best-loved improv […]