Cover Design Credit: Lori Deaton

Asheville! Go Local 2014

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Cover Design Credit:

Lori Deaton


  • Our five-day coverage of Moogfest begins here

    -by Alli Marshall
    Moogfest runs Wednesday-Sunday, April 23-27, and more than 20 locations throughout downtown Asheville. Xpress will be covering all aspects of the festival, from art and installations to economic talks and…
  • Winged songs

    -by Webmaster
    It’s hard to understand a kirtan concert if you haven’t experienced it firsthand. But if anyone is equipped to describe the experience, it’s Asheville-based, nationally known musician and chant artist…
  • Smart Bets: Everything is Terrible

    -by Webmaster
    How about a little holiday jeer? Everything Is Terrible, a psychedelic found-footage comedy tour, promises, "A millennium's worth of VHS memories of misplaced sentimentalities, fistfights over Toys for Tots, erotic…
  • Smart Bets: Poetry Reading at BMCM+AC

    -by Webmaster
    Asheville is in a long-term relationship with poetry, from the verses of Thomas Wolfe and the raucous ’90s-era poetry slam days, to the work of LEAF in Schools & Streets…
  • Art as medicine

    -by Webmaster
    Artist Caty Carlin believes that “textile-making is a direct connection to healing,” adding, “Cloth was the medium through which I found sacredness.” And while textiles are Carlin’s preferred mode of…
  • Smart Bets: Fist Fam with Hank West & the Smokin’ Hots

    -by Webmaster
    In a recent Q&A with Xpress, Ronny Mac of local hip-hop collective Fist Fam talked about the group's move from San Francisco back to Asheville. "We have more time on…
  • The gift that keeps on giving

    -by Webmaster
    William Sydney Porter, better known by the pen name O. Henry, led a fascinating life. He coined the term “banana republic,” spent five years in prison and worked as a…
  • Smart Bets: Marley Carroll

    -by Webmaster
    Although Sings, the new album by local producer Marley Carroll, was released earlier this week, it's already had some prominent exposure. Stereogum streamed the record, while Rolling Stone shared the…


  • Graffiti ordinance, Henderson County agreement pass City Council

    -by Jesse Farthing
    Asheville's controversial graffiti ordinance passed City Council during the April 22 meeting, with only Council member Cecil Bothwell voting against it. Also during the meeting, City Council voted to authorize…
  • From the newsdesk

    -by Webmaster
    ‘I have no regrets’: Mayor Bellamy says farewell On Dec. 2, outgoing Mayor Terry Bellamy’s portrait joined that of her predecessors on the walls of City Hall, as she bid…


  • Free-Market Lovin’ Americans

    -by Webmaster
  • Sacrilicious

    -by Webmaster
  • Asheville Disclaimer 12/11/13

    -by Webmaster
    15-year-old reveals Illuminati conspiracy to stunned sidewalk audience
  • The meaning of statistics

    -by Webmaster
    Thanks for showcasing the important work of so many of Asheville's nonprofits [“Doing Good in WNC,” Nov. 20 Xpress]. A lot of information is gathered in one place, but there…
  • Tackling global warming in Buncombe County

    -by Webmaster
    I am encouraged by the Buncombe County commissioners’ resolution to take bold action to tackle global warming. North Carolina has a lot at stake when it comes to global warming,…
  • A turkey named Martha

    -by Webmaster
    Thanks to Stuart David and his letter to the editor [“Adopt a Turkey This Thanksgiving,” Nov. 13 Xpress], our family was able to have a turkey for Thanksgiving for the…
  • Thankful for the Affordable Care Act

    -by Webmaster
    I want to extend my thanks to the wonderful folks at Blue Cross Blue Shield on Hendersonville Highway who helped me through this past Tuesday and got me signed…


  • Beer Scout: Wicked Weed turns one

    -by Webmaster
    Wicked Weed has made a name for itself in its first year in business, from becoming the first Asheville brewery to routinely keep two-dozen of its own beers on tap…
  • Have knife, will travel: An interview with nomadic chef Elliot Moss

    -by Webmaster
    When I asked the former Chik-fil-A line cook turned James Beard Award-nominated Asheville Chef Elliott Moss — formerly of the Admiral and Ben’s Tune Up — to pick a restaurant,…
  • Punk Wok with Elliott Moss

    -by Webmaster
    No, that’s not a typo (nor is it the name of a new Sex Pistols cover band from the East), it’s the name of the new pop-up dining concept recently…
  • Katuah Market stocks the shelves

    -by Webmaster
    Flowers and freshly prepared food are the first things you see when you walk into Katuah Market. If you look to the right, there’s a café with exposed wood beams.…