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Finalists for Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award announced

From a press release: Finalists for Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award announced The Western North Carolina Historical Association proudly announces the five finalists for the 2014 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. Originated by the Louis Lipinsky family in 1955, this annual award is now supported by Michael Sartisky, PhD, and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Advisory […]

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White Horse of Black Mountain hosts “A Night of Folk and Boom Bap”

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 […]

Asheville BookWorks cohosts Vandercooked Poetry Nights bonus reading event

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. […]

Carolina Jews for Justice to hold Day of Action for voting rights, Oct. 26

Press Release Carolina Jews for Justice Sunday, October 26, Jewish communities across North Carolina will fight back against the General Assembly’s restrictions on voting rights. Coordinated by Carolina Jews for Justice, a statewide nonprofit, volunteers from major Jewish institutions in Raleigh, Durham, Asheville, and Greensboro will invest hundreds of hours in a “Day of Action,” […]

Brevard Mountain Christmas Festival seeks craft and food vendors, volunteers and musicians

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 […]

Authors Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr to hold lecture at Warren Wilson College

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 […]

Brevard College Opera Ensemble presents Fantastic Tales on Nov. 2

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 […]

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The ‘power of 3′ joins Moral March to the polls

Local residents heralded the start of North Carolina’s early-voting period with a rally in downtown Asheville today, Oct. 23. The event combined the “Power of 3” initiative with the spirit of the Moral Monday rallies, complete with signs calling on people to vote. See below for the full press release from organizers, who are also […]

New website helps voters find local representatives’ record on fracking

PRESS RELEASE New website helps voters find local representatives’  voting record on fracking, make informed choice at the polls Asheville, N.C. — With Election Day weeks away and many voters still gathering information, a new, locally created website helps North Carolina voters easily identify where state and local legislators stand on fracking. FindYourFracker.org allows voters to search for local […]

Charlotte’s Web at Asheville Community Theatre, Oct. 30-Nov. 2

From a press release: Charlotte’s Web at Asheville Community Theatre, Oct. 30-Nov. 2 The beloved children’s story comes to life on stage! The Youth Production Class at Asheville Community Theatre will perform Charlotte’s Web October 30 – November 2, 2014. Charlotte’s Web is directed by Jeff Catanese with and features a cast of 17 students […]

White Horse 6th anniversary celebration, Nov. 7

From a press release: White Horse 6th anniversary celebration, Nov. 7 Who: All Star Cast- featuring BJ Leiderman, Kat Williams, The Belfast Boys and more. What: ‘6th Anniversary Benefit Bash’ When: Friday, November 7th, 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7pm. Where: White Horse Black Mountain Tickets: $15 advance/$18 door www.whitehorseblackmountain.com or can be reserved at […]

Puppet show “Jug-Baby: An Autobiography” at The Odditorium, Nov. 17

From a press release: Puppet show “Jug-Baby: An Autobiography” at The Odditorium, Nov. 17 Transmissions Theatre presents… JUG-BABY; AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY A whimsical journey of sexuality and self-discovery featuring puppets, animation and live music. Philadelphia’s Transmissions Theatre is proud to present their new one-woman puppet show, Jug-Baby: An Autobiography for one night only at The Odditorium. […]

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Local press publishes “A Monk in the Bee Hive” by Skye ann louise Taylor

From a press release: Local press publishes “A Monk in the Bee Hive” by Skye ann louise Taylor “A Monk in the Bee Hive weaves together the threads of nature and spiritual practice, sitting, silence and the sound of bees. Beekeeping and monasticism have for centuries been partners, and here this ancient practice continues, combining […]

Annual Clothesline Project at Mars Hill University on October 30

Press Release from Mars Hill University: Annual Clothesline Project at Mars Hill University on October 30 Mars Hill University’s Annual Clothesline Project will be held October 30, 2014, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in front of Pittman Dining Hall. The Clothesline project began in 1990 in Massachusetts when a small group of women wanted […]

Benefit dinner to raise funds for Kurdish Red Crescent

Press Release from Firestorm Co-op: Benefit dinner to raise funds for Kurdish Red Crescent Community responds to international appeal for humanitarian aid in Kobanê Asheville, NC – On Wednesday, November 5th, community members will host a benefit dinner at The Weinhaus. The fundraising event will feature a catered vegetarian meal with door prizes donated by […]