Spirituality Issue: Red church blue church

Keeping the faith: Asheville clergy offer wisdom in election aftermath

Volume
23
/ Issue
20

Cover Design Credit:

Norn Cutson
In the aftermath of an earthquake in American politics, and widespread anxiety about what course this country may take over the next few years, many Asheville clergy are wrestling with finding answers for themselves — and for congregants.

arts

  • Rising Appalachia plays two Asheville Solstice shows

    -by Bill Kopp
    Since the group's start in 2006, sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith have positioned Rising Appalachia as both a musical project and a vehicle to express their social justice concerns,…
  • Smart bets: Sirius.B

    -by Emily Glaser
    Sirius.B’s performance will follow two openers: fellow gypsy band Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands and pirate-rockers Plankeye Peggy.
  • Ben Phan and the Soul Symphony open album Kickstarter with a local show

    -by Kat McReynolds
    On Sunday, Dec. 11, Ben Phan and the Soul Symphony's album crowdfunding campaign will go live, and later that night, the band will perform the to-be-recorded work in its entirety…
  • Smart bets: Holiday Sip and Shop

    -by Emily Glaser
    Wine, warm cider and handcrafted wares promise to make a delightful holiday market at the Grovewood Gallery, which holds its annual Holiday Sip & Shop every December. Visitors imbibe (there…
  • The Bernstein Family welcomes a new director

    -by Thomas Calder
    A new director and a new mystery character joins The 45th Annual Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular.
  • RBTS WIN taps nature, space and heart on new EP

    -by Alli Marshall
    New recording King Summer, a three song EP in advance of full-length Sensitivity Kit — due out next year — takes the band’s vision to the next level. RBTS WIN…
  • Smart bets: The O’Connor Band

    -by Emily Glaser
    The O’Connor Band holds an album release show at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 8 and 9.
  • Smart bets: Christmas in Ireland

    -by Emily Glaser
    Irish tenor Emmet Cahill will return to Brevard with the sentimental songs of the season.
  • Conscious party: Rock for Rescues

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Poet Radio, The Mudbottoms, Masonjar Menagerie and Brother Oliver are donating their musical talents in support of Asheville Humane Society. The benefit concert takes place at The Grey Eagle on…

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  • Screen scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    The Asheville webseries When Fact Met Fiction debuts, BMCM+AC screens shorts about Black Mountain College painters and more.

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