From a press release: Asheville, NC (September 17, 2014) – Local REALTOR®, Randall Barnett, gets appointed to city of Asheville’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee by the city council. Currently serving as the chairperson for Asheville Board of REALTORS® Affordable Housing Committee, Randall has been a key ambassador for affordable housing fairs since 2011 in the […]
From a press release: Fast Track to College Act supports state and local efforts to establish early college high schools and other dual or concurrent enrollment programs Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Kay Hagan (NC) and Chris Coons (DE) introduced legislation to help more low-income students access and complete a college education. The Fast Track […]
From a press release: Smiling Hara Tempeh will launch a 30-day Kickstarter in October to bring HEMPEH to the marketplace—a brand new line of soy-free tempeh fortified with hemp seeds and beans from Growing Warriors, a healing farm for military veterans in Kentucky. The initial funding goal is $20,000. Smiling Hara Tempeh, makers of organic […]
From a press release: RALEIGH, N.C. – Nominations for the state’s next poet laureate, the ambassador of North Carolina literature, will be accepted now through Oct. 14, online at www.NCDCR.gov/PoetLaureate. The timeline is short, so immediate attention to nominations is encouraged. The post, created by the General Assembly in 1935, uses the office as a […]
This September marks the 34th year for Heritage Weekend, a free festival that explores traditional Appalachian customs like beekeeping, coopering, heritage toy making, broom and furniture making, spinning and natural dyeing, all sponsored by the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Both Saturday and Sunday offer a full lineup of crafts, dance and mountain-inspired music with fare […]
From a press release: “From Shiraz to Shiraz” takes place on Tuesday Sept. 30, 6:30 PM at Metro Wines (169 Charlotte St.). The free wine-tasting of Shiraz wines is preceded with a talk by Steve Kutay. The world-traveler will detail his recent trip to Iran, which included the famous city of Shiraz and the site […]
Sure, vocal tracks often have an intelligible rhythm, but frontman Damian Kulash nearly drives the drum set to obsolescence with his staccato vocals in OK Go‘s latest tune, “Turn Up the Radio.” The pop number, from the band’s 2014 EP Upside Out, drifts into a stripped-down interlude only fleetingly before the Los Angeles rockers steer […]
It’s tricky to find a clique of electronic musicians whose message resonates as much as the bass it’s dubbed over. A Tribe Called Red, composed of three like-minded Canadian DJs, tours the country on a quest to promote empowerment and reverence for native culture. DJ NDN, Bear Witness and 2oolman juxtapose chants and drumming samples […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features Brother Wolf’s fundraising calendar and craftsman Daniel Hart’s stringed gourd instruments.
From a press release: Asheville, NC – September 12, 2014 -The Venue is pleased to announce it has received Most Popular All Inclusive Venue North Carolina of 2014 by Wedding Industry Experts, the Best Wedding Venue of 2014 by Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Awards, and 2013 Best of Weddings by The Knot. Wedding Industry Experts, […]
From a press release: Asheville, NC — The American Advertising Federation Asheville (AAFA) is regenerating, reinvigorating, rejuvenating and reviving the local chapter in response to a surge in interest among members of the local marketing community. The Kick‐Off Event takes place September 30, 2014 from 6-8 PM at Catawba Brewery, 63 Brook Street, Asheville, NC […]
From a press release: GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Fresh Market is proud to continue its national partnership with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign. This September, The Fresh Market will host its second annual Cupcakes for a Cause event to raise funds and awareness for No Kid Hungry, which is dedicated to ending childhood […]
From Asheville Citizen-Times: By Romando Dixson Buncombe County and Wicked Weed Brewing are prepared to enter an incentive agreement for the company’s multimillion dollar expansion. Wicked Weed is guaranteeing an investment of $6.5 million and 75 full-time jobs, and the parties will enter a leasing and purchase agreement for a building at 145 Jacob Holm […]
From the City of Asheville: The Neighborhood Advisory Committee of the City of Asheville invites residents and business and property owners of West Asheville to a neighborhood meeting Monday, September 22, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Road. Please join us for this opportunity to express your ideas for improving […]
From a press release: A regional tour of over 40 family farms in Western NC takes place Sept 20 & 21, 2014. At Living Web Farms, participants will see traditional mountain agricultural techniques, learn cooking and farming skills, and can even enjoy a 4-course meal. Mills River, NC- Jeremy Griste prefers to do everything by […]
From a press release: PISGAH FOREST, N.C., Sept. 12, 2014 — The Cradle of Forestry invites the public to attend the “Bring Back the Monarchs” program on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. in the Forest Discovery Center. Noted naturalist and educator Ina Warren will present this lively multimedia program with assistance from master gardener […]
From a press release: Asheville, NC: Brian Boggs, master chairmaker, plans a celebration of his 30+ years in chairmaking with an Open House at his expanding company’s new location at 239 Amboy Road. The event will take place on Saturday, September 20, from 3:00-7:00 PM. The Open House is free and open to the public. […]
From a press release: The River Arts District Farmers Market is hosting a Summer Farm to Table Feast on Sept. 24, 7-10 p.m. The RAD Farm Dinner will be held at The Junction with a decedent menu created by Chef Chad Kelly. Join us for our first Farm to Table Dinner in the River Arts […]
Empty Bowls is an international movement to end hunger and food insecurity, but the charity operates at a local level. Organizers will hold the annual Asheville fundraiser to benefit MANNA FoodBank on Sept. 15.
Hi-Wire Lager earned a gold medal in the pilsner category and second place overall at the 2014 NC Brewer’s Cup. Several other Hi-Wire beers won awards in additional categories. For the full results, visit the NC Brewer’s Cup beer results page.
Asheville four-piece The Tills could absolutely call their music “grit-pop” if they didn’t live in a region where fans might confuse that label with a culinary term. The group’s latest tunes venture from the safety of ruggedly upbeat pop phrases to less charted punk yelps and back again before the refrain, all while conveying the […]