Fifth Season Gardening to open second location on Tunnel Road this fall

Fifth Season Gardening Co. opened it’s flagship store in downtown Asheville in 1999 and is preparing to launch a second Asheville location in the Asheville Market shopping center (4 S. Tunnel Road, near Whole Foods) this fall. The new location — a 12,000 square foot retail space with 3,600 square feet of additional outdoor nursery […]

Miles Wide

Smart bets: Miles Wide

The term “independent musician” doesn’t quite convey the extent of Kyle Donovan’s dedication to the do-it-yourself ethos. Performing under the name Miles Wide, the self-taught musician acts as his own manager, recording engineer, Web developer, graphic designer, press contact, booking agent and social media correspondent. That’s in addition to his true passion — singing alongside an […]

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Asheville artists Jackson Scott and Elvis Deppresedly to play Charlotte’s Reverb Fest III, May 16

Reverb Fest, an indoor festival held twice per year in Charlotte, takes place on at the Neighborhood Theatre on Saturday, May 16, at 7 p.m. Up-and-coming Asheville musicians Jackson Scott and Elvis Depressedly are both scheduled to play the event, for which tickets cost $10 per person ($15 day of show). Reverb is “a showcase […]

Ashevillean selected by American Industrial Hygiene Association as a 2015 distinguished lecturer

Local resident Don Linville was selected, along with a dozen other individuals, by the American Industrial Hygiene Association as a 2015 distinguished lecturer. Here is the full release from the Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health: The Center for Toxicology and Environment Health (CTEH) today announced that Don Linville, CIH,FAIHA of Asheville, its Mid-Atlantic regional […]

Articulture showcases artistic work in farm settings, schedules inaugural Art and Farm tour for May 31

“Our ultimate goal is to create a small working farm dedicated completely to the arts,” reads Articulture’s website. “We plan to offer homegrown art supplies such as gourds, wool, eggshells, feather, beeswax, mohair, dyes, etc. as well as be a venue for art workshops, performances and exhibits.” In working toward that goal, the newly launched […]

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Wicked Weed’s Funk Asheville event to benefit Pints for Prostates

Funk Asheville festival  — “a gathering of sour and wild ales from across the country featuring, both well established and up-and-coming breweries that are paving the sour and wild path for craft beer,” according to organizers — takes place at Wicked Weed’s Candler-based production facility (the wooded, outdoor space) on Saturday, July 18, at 7 […]

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The Funky Meters to play Pisgah Brewing with a portion of ticket sales to benefit local nonprofits

The Funky Meters, born during a spontaneous jam session at the New Orleans Jazz Festival in 1989, will play a show at Pisgah Brewing’s outdoor stage on Saturday, May 16. Earphunk and George Porter Jr. and the Runnin’ Pardners will also perform at the “festival-like daylong event.” Tickets are $27 in advanced and $32 day […]

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Local teen Joe Lasher Jr.’s Sylva concert to benefit the Community Table food bank, May 9

Alternative country singer and guitarist Joe Lasher Jr. of Western North Carolina is on an Ingles-sponsored eight date tour, which stops in Sylva’s Bridge Park Pavilion on May 9, at 6 p.m. Tickets to see the 18 year-old performer cost $7 at the door or five non-perishable canned food items. The up-and-coming artist, who was […]

Husband and wife duo offer holistic performing arts classes to connect parents and children creatively

Husband and wife Ryan Dixon and Chanda Calentine have been working with children for years, using the performing arts to help parents and children connect with one another and “the creative vibrations of the world around them.” The Brooklyn-expats’ forthcoming class series, “a holistic introduction to the world of music, dance and theatre, using poetry, […]

Literacy Council of Buncombe County accepting applications for full-time AmeriCorps position

In partnership with the NC LiteracyCorps (an AmeriCorps project), the Literacy Council of Buncombe County will offer a full-time position with an application deadline of Monday, May 4. The recruitment and awareness coordinator position will provide an opportunity “to provide direct service tutoring, recruit and orient volunteers, recruit and support students, develop and enhance community […]

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Montford Park Players to hold Twelfth Night auditions on May 16-17

The Montford Park Players will hold auditions for William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night on Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17, from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre at 92 Gay Street. Directed by Adam Arthur, the production opens Thursday, July 10 through Saturday, August 1. Actors will read from audition sides, posted here. Email or […]