FUNNY 'CAUSE IT'S TRUE: In a still from episode No. 2 of the satirical Web series "Transplanting," new resident Maeve (Hayley Heninger, right) is welcomed to a West Asheville Womyns Group gathering by Chandra (Jennifer Trundrung).

New Web series Transplant­ing lovingly satirizes Asheville life

“Transplanting” debuted Wednesday, Sept. 30, on, and a new installment will be posted each Wednesday, at 2 p.m., through the end of January. Over the first 10 episodes, main character Maeve interviews for various jobs, goes glamping (glamorous camping) and goes on a bad date with a “brogi” (a man-child who practices yoga).

HELPING HORN: Among Justin Ray's many projects, his most high-profile is arguably playing in Michael Bublé's band. Ray played on nearly every track of 2009’s Crazy Love. Due to recording logistics, he was absent on 2013’s To Be Loved. It remains to be seen whether the Asheville trumpeter will be called upon to contribute to Bublé's latest studio release.

Justin Ray shares first DVD and vocal album at The Altamont Theatre

Justin Ray performs a diverse two-set offering Friday, Sept. 18 at The Altamont Theatre. The evening begins with Ray’s half-hour-long ensemble jazz composition, “Casanova and Cleopatra,” which hasn’t been performed live in nearly three years. The show also serves as a release of the album Evil Man Blues, Ray’s first foray into vocals.