The YMCA of WNC Indoor Tailgate Market runs every Saturday until March.
“Don’t let Martin Luther King’s death go in vain,” Joseph Fox told the crowd gathered at Pack Square Plaza Jan. 19. He urged them to work in whatever ways they can to spread justice.
From -16 on the mountaintops to 9 degrees in Lake Lure, the WNC region went into deep freeze on Jan. 8.
The Appalachians may never rival the Rockies, but outdoor enthusiasts say WNC offers more opportunities for winter adventures than many residents realize. This year local ski areas are celebrating a long list of improvements and forecasters are predicting a cold, snowy winter.
A Woodfin native, Grammy-winning rocker Warren Haynes returned home this weekend for the 26th annual Christmas Jam. Over the course of the 7-hour concert at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville, Haynes was joined onstage by Jason Isbell, Billy Kreutzmann, Caleb Johnson, Jackie Green and many more acts. Concert-goers posted photos and other dispatches from the Dec. 13 event via Twitter late into the night.
On Sunday, Dec. 7, Big Crafty took over the Asheville Art Museum with handmade items ranging from paper goods and ceramics to metalwork and apparel to jewelry and paintings.
Activists from the local LGBTQ community rallied Dec. 11 in Asheville at the Vance Monument to show support for “victims of police brutality.”
Amid national furor over high profile cases around the country in which unarmed black men were killed by police officers, local activists held a Dec. 7 candelight vigil against “police brutality” at the Vance Monument in downtown Asheville. Local photographer John Penley documented the gathering:
At Artetude Gallery on Patton Ave., artist Leonid Siveriver blends mediums with his piece, “Motion.” Siveriver displayed a variety of pieces Dec. 5 during the last First Friday Art Walk of the season. (The gallery crawl series resumes again in April.) He said the idea of “Motion” came from photography — it’s a bronze casting of […]
Photographer John Penley covered the Asheville “Die In” held at Vance Monument today, Dec. 6. Protesters marched from the Buncombe County Courthouse, holding signs and chanting. “Die Ins” and various protests have been held across the country this month in the wake of the Dec. 3 grand jury decision not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo […]
Protesters took to the streets in Asheville in the wake of the Dec. 3 grand jury decision not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the July 2014 death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner. (lead photo by John Penley)
Taylor Taz Johnson trekked through the Himalayan mountains of South Asia with Dr. Hun Lye, the founder of Asheville’s Urban Dharma Buddhist Center. They were granted unprecedented permission to photograph inside some of the most isolated religious institutions in the world, braving military interrogations along the way.
Photographer Brian Green launchs Kickstart campaign with footage of Asheville.
The festive lineup included floats, marching bands, majorettes, civic organizations, a visit from Santa and — perhaps an even bigger deal than St. Nick — “American Idol” winner Caleb Johnson.
About 200 people gathered in downtown Asheville Nov. 25 in support of Michael Brown, an unarmed black man who was killed by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer earlier this year. Unlike protests in Ferguson and some other cities, the Asheville gathering at Vance Monument was peaceful as attendees held signs with phrases such as “Hold Cops Accountable” and “Where is Justice for Black America.”
Everything from beef tartare to torched marshmallow s’mores was on the menu last night as Asheville Independent Restaurants celebrated the local food scene with its annual Taste of Asheville event.
Activists who gathered Thursday night, Nov. 20, during the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TdoR) say there is ongoing danger toward transgender people living in Asheville, and it may not be an issue that is on people’s radar. “There is danger for transgender people living in Asheville. I know of transgender women who have faced danger […]
Despite rightward-streaming state and federal political currents, Buncombe County stood out on election night as a small sea of Democratic blue. In several important local races, Democratic candidates toppled Republican incumbents or maintained their positions of power. Here’s a look at some of those key local races, with an analysis of what happened and the consequences going forward.
All the world may be a stage, but the players came out to support each other at Montford Park Player’s Masquerade Ball.
The Avett Brothers played two nights at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium last weekend, including a Halloween show. The band performed in elaborate Wizard of Oz costumes. Photographer David Simchock caught the show. See a full gallery at his website, Front Row Focus. The Avett Brothers’ makeup was done by Zack Russell and Ren Allen (with […]
Buncombe County Democrats had a big night, winning several key local races by razor thin margins. (Photo by Pat Barcas)