Moonlight over Downtown kicks off Downtown After Five music series

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A few thousand fun-seekers, including Asheville Police Chief Bill Hogan, turned out for the first of this year’s Downtown After Five events on Friday. Battery Park was jammed with jabbering locals and tourists boogeying to the sound of Grinning Mob and Outformation. Proceeds from sales of wristband I.D.s for this edition went to the Asheville Downtown Association Foundation and the Arts2People Mural Project. An undetermined quantity of greasy food and beer was ingested by the upbeat and apparently well-behaved mob.

— Cecil Bothwell, staff writer

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About Cecil Bothwell
A writer for Mountain Xpress since three years before there WAS an MX--back in the days of GreenLine. Former managing editor of the paper, founding editor of the Warren Wilson College environmental journal, Heartstone, member of the national editorial board of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, publisher of Brave Ulysses Books, radio host of "Blows Against the Empire" on WPVM-LP 103.5 FM, co-author of the best selling guide Finding your way in Asheville. Lives with three cats, macs and cacti. His other car is a canoe. Paints, plays music and for the past five years has been researching and soon to publish a critical biography--Billy Graham: Prince of War:

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