From a press release: Event: “A Night of Folk and Boom Bap”: Musical Alternatives Wednesday, October 29 – 7:30 p.m.- Serengeti as “Kenny Dennis”, Kersey Williams and Ciggy Pop of Highdrophonics, Searra Gisondo, kuxxan SUUM. For creative artists whose work falls outside the boundaries of defined genre expectations building an audience can be rough. The […]
From a press release: Asheville BookWorks, a community resource for print and book arts, joins with the Kay Falk Literary Project, helmed by Emilie White, to offer a bonus reading and printing event in its ongoing Vandercooked Poetry Nights series. The broadside printed at each event displays a poem written by the evening’s spotlighted poet. […]
From a press release: Pianist Michael Jefry Stevens will perform on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. in the Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library. He will be joined by Misty Daniels, a singer who has toured all over the Eastern U.S. in both musical theater and as a vocalist. Composer and Steinway artist Michael […]
From a press release: The 17th Voorhees Family Art Show and Sale will be held on Saturday, November 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 23 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm in a renovated historic arts and crafts style home located at 89 Woodward Avenue in the Norwood Park area of […]
From WLOS ABC 13: BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. — At least eight schools in Western North Carolina have been put on lock down this week after multiple threats of violence. Owen, Roberson, Asheville High School, Owen Middle School, AB Tech and UNC-Asheville were all threatened in one day alone. Read the full article here.
From a press release: Pan Harmonia November Concerts – Pan Harmonia presents two varied and arrestingly beautiful programs this November, each allowing unusual, and even forgotten, voices to be heard. The second program of the Haen Gallery Series triptych takes place on Monday, November 3 in the Asheville Haen Gallery and Friday, November 7 in […]
From a press release: Heart of Brevard is now accepting craft and food vendor applications for Brevard’s annual Mountain Christmas Festival, the Twilight Tour. In addition to vendors, the Heart of Brevard also hopes to gather groups of volunteers and musicians to assist and perform for the evening. “It is our hope to revitalize the […]
From a press release: Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr, authors of the recently published “Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia,” will present the annual Harwood-Cole Memorial Lecture Nov. 15 at Warren Wilson College. The presentation, marking the event’s 25th anniversary, starts at 4 p.m. in Canon Lounge of Gladfelter Student […]
From a press release: Brevard College’s opera ensemble will present their Fantastic Tales scenes program on Sunday, November 2 at 3:00 p.m. in Dunham Music Building’s newly renovated Ingram Auditorium. The program for Sunday’s performance draws mostly from fairy tales and fantasy. Scenes include the macabre (the séance scene from Menotti’s The Medium and the […]
From a press release: The new Mojo Tech Lab at Mojo Coworking will be holding classes and workshops for Middle and High School students (as well as adult learners of any age) starting this December. Our 3D Design & Print Camp is a series of four hands-on classes that walks participants through all the stages […]
Theater devotees and outdoor enthusiasts unite for two evenings of free alfresco performance. UWABE — Art in the Park meanders throughout Grove Park (338 Charlotte St.) to present three dances, each derived from the natural landscape. During “Biosphere,” a giant puppet among open fields probes into our changing planet’s effects on the human condition. “Radiant […]
Six-stringed instruments in West Asheville are great, but how about 21-stringed instruments from West Africa for a change? Sean Gaskell and Will Ridenour perform on the kora — an ancient harp-lute, which assigns 11 strings to the left hand and 10 to the right — lulling listeners into a captivatingly layered aural voyage. A press […]
You’ve got to admire the forethought of Resonant Rogues, an Asheville band holding a variety show to kick off its Kickstarter campaign. The event, called Revue Nouveau, promises an “unparalleled collection of local talent” to visually supplement the old-time and gypsy jazzers’ vocal harmonies and string-heavy instrumentation. Puppeteer Madison Cripps, burlesque afficionado Memphis Moonshine and […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a table top sword and sorcery game and a local yarn and fiber studio startup.
Visiting from Mombasa, Kenya, for their LEAF performance, the agile Jabali Acrobats aptly demonstrate the “link between athletics and arts,” transitioning from dance to human pyramids, chair balancing, complex footwork and other contortions — all to the beat of a stimulating musical backdrop. “These phenomenal acrobats combine the artistry of fast-paced movement, music, dance and […]
Asheville is poised to one-up MTV with the launch of the WNC Video Music Awards. Bioflyer Productions, the Arden-based event organizers, aim to provide a new way for Asheville creatives to showcase their abundance of quality video projects. A curated assemblage of submissions will be screened at the competition, a democratic affair in which all […]
Led by local music maven Lenny Pettinelli, Vibration of Versatility (V.O.V.) is a collaborative Asheville-based recording project that has already drawn from the talents of 70 instrumentalists. V.O.V. aims to produce albums from 12 genres in 12 months. With hip-hop, electronic, reggae and singer-songwriter genres already covered, Pettinelli is excited to release volumes 5 (jazz) […]
“This is about the fusion of two passions,” says French instructor and wine enthusiast Allison Weems, explaining the inspiration behind her new continuing education series, Sip and Speak. The Asheville French School founder approached Metro Wines owners Gina Trippi and John Kerr earlier this year with the idea of offering in-store classes exploring basic language […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a California-bound visual artist and Veterans Helping Veterans.
With its burger challenges, bacon festivals and general meat idolatry, Asheville certainly caters to the carnivorous eater. But who is looking out for the hungry others? Smiling Hara Tempeh — a Blue Ridge Food Ventures company that distributes tempeh to a host of Asheville restaurants as well as grocers throughout North Carolina and beyond — […]
CityMac will open in Biltmore Village at the new Asheville Market (across from the Asheville Mall) in mid November, according to a company press release. The new location promises easier access, better parking and more. “CityMac is your Apple Headquarters,” says the press release. The company will offer grand opening specials in November, along with […]