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Michael Reno Harrell & Abby the Spoon Lady perform at storytelling series, April 27

The monthly Black Box Storytelling Theater storytelling series next takes place on Monday, April 27, 7 p.m. at New Mountain’s Ridge Room. The featured performers are Michael Reno Harrell and Abby the Spoon Lady. Press release from organizers: Black Box Storytelling Theater Presents it’s Monthly Storytelling Series: Award winning songwriter, storyteller and author MICHAEL RENO […]

Altamont Theatre presents singer-songwriters Karla Bonoff and Cheryl Wheeler, April 25

Singer-songwriters Karla Bonoff and Cheryl Wheeler will perform at The Altamont Theatre on Saturday, April 25, at 8 p.m. Bonoff has written songs for Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt and Wynonna Judd; Wheeler’s song have been covered by Dan Seals, Peter Paul & Mary, Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks and others. Press release from The Altamont Theatre: […]


Multicultural Folk Fest at Haywood Street Congregation, April 25

Joe Rob stages “Diamonds in the Rough,” a multicultural showcase at Haywood Street Congregation (297 Haywood St.) on Saturday, April 25, at 4 p.m. The show includes performances by Merlefest alumns George and Brooke Buckner, among others. Press release from organizers: Joe Rob, whose “Tales on Market Street” recently opened as his first Restored Dreams […]

Asheville’s Albermarle Inn earns AAA’s ‘Four Diamond Award’ (again)

Built in 1907, the Albemarle Inn shows off more than its history in one of Asheville’s oldest neighborhoods — it has once again earned AAA’s “Four Diamond Award.” Here are the details: The Albemarle Inn Receives AAA Four Diamond Award yet again! Fabrizio and Rosemary Chiariello, owners of the Albemarle Inn in Asheville, have just received […]

Asheville workers join April 15 coast-to-coast ‘Fight for $15′ workers protest

Coast-to-coast protests and rallies will launch in the United States on April 15, starting with Boston, including Asheville, and stretching from “Pittsburgh to Pasadena,” say organizers. It’s the Fight for $15 movement, which launched in New York City in November 2012, when 200 cooks and cashiers walked off their jobs demanding $15 an hour and union rights. The […]

Conservancy nonprofit hosts state-forest presentation April 15 in Brevard

How did the 8,000-acre conservation project at the East Fork Headwaters near Brevard get its start? What’s the history of the property, and how how does it benefit residents and visitors of Transylvania County? The Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy will hold a presentation and panel discussion about North Carolina’s newest state forest on Wednesday, April 15, […]


RiverLink hosts children’s Earth Day festival, summer camp

On April 25, RiverLink will celebrate Earth Week with a children’s festival filled with food, games and giveaways at the RiverLink Performance Park, 144 Riverside Drive. For more kids’ activities as the days grow warmer, RiverLink will be hosting a summer camp for kids going into third through eighth grade, focusing on environmental education and river recreation.

Smokies Life Magazine hosts April 23 reception for 900-milers

Have you hiked 900 miles of trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Lacing up your boots and getting started on the path to join the 900-Miler Club? Then Smokies Life Magazine invites you to a Thursday, April 23, reception in Gatlinburg during the annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage. Here’s the details: 900 Miler Club to […]

Starbucks barista and campaign organizer Nicole Krieger with one of last year's recipients, Shiiquan McAlpin. Photo courtesy of Nicole Krieger.

Charlotte Street Starbucks collects donations to send kids to camp

Starbucks employees at the Charlotte Street location kick off their second year of fundraising efforts to help send Asheville kids from low-income families to summer camp. Last year the campaign raised over $1,500 via in-store collection jars and donations. The fundraiser is unique to the Charlotte Street location, which began as part of the company’s Global […]

Carolina Vascular affiliates with Mission Health

From a press release: Carolina Vascular, which provides comprehensive care and treatment of vascular disease, has decided to affiliate with Mission Health in an effort to ensure continued access to the highest quality vascular care, including vascular surgery, interventional radiology services, and neuro-interventional radiology services. The partnership with Western North Carolina’s leading health care provider […]

‘Tree Hugger,’ by Asheville’s Kira Bursky, selected as short for Cannes Film Festival

“Tree Hugger,” a film by 18-year-old Kira Bursky, has been selected for the 2015 Short Film Corner held at the Cannes Film Festival. Bursky is a former student of Asheville High School’s SILSA Program and Evergreen Community Charter School, and the daughter of Lauren and Jay Bursky of Weaverville. Written and directed by Kira Bursky, […]


Hope for Agoldensummer returns to Asheville April 23

Athens, Ga.-based indie-folk band Hope for Agoldensummer returns to Asheville on Thursday, April 23. The group, fronted by sisters Claire and Page Campbell, performs at New Mountain‘s SOL Bar with The Resonant Rogues. Press release from the band: HOPE FOR AGOLDENSUMMER THE RESONANT ROGUES performing live: Thursday – April 23, 2015 New Mountain Asheville – […]

Free lectures on joint replacement and pulsed electromagnetic frequency therapy in April

From a press release: Learn about technologies that can help prevent or delay hip, knee, shoulder or ankle replacement. Class 4 25W High Intensity Laser Therapy and Graston Therapy may help. A free lecture and technology demo by Dr. Ed Reilly of Fairview Chiropractic Center will be held on Thursday, April 23, 5:15-6:00 p.m. at […]

Governor McCrory Appoints Asheville Resident to N.C. Council on Developmental Disabilities

From a press release:  Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Asheville resident, Dr. Joshua Gettinger to the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD). Joshua Gettinger, MD is a board certified family physician. He received his education and training at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Columbia.  He […]

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