With the Federal Aviation Administration still many months away from issuing rules on the commercial use of drones, Western North Carolina entrepreneurs are eager to offer customers a bird’s eye view. Thanks to high-resolution cameras and relatively modest cost, drones are considered a game changer for things like airborne surveillance and photography.
“While there is no doubt that Asheville is in need of more lodging for the increasing number of tourists, the concern is, ‘How is it going to be accomplished?'”
Sunny Point Café is well-known for its breakfast and brunch offerings, but for the past few months, Noah Hermanson, the restaurant’s self-described “libations engineer,” has been crafting a new bar program inspired by his passion for food.
Teams of fundraisers will be taking laps inside the Carrier Park velodrome this weekend to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Fresh Lunch brings a new daytime delivery service to downtown, Standard Pizza plans a Biltmore Village location and Asheville breweries sponsor the Beer City Cup soccer tournament. Plus food writer Jonathan Ammons talks about simple snacks at 5 Walnut Wine Bar.
A veteran of the Pittsburgh comedy scene, Kleiber began his entertainment journey with childhood antics, eventually solidifying his place as a professional comedic actor, writer and film producer.
City plans to improve infrastructure, expand public space, increase access and encourage private development in the River Arts District have triggered considerable controversy. Xpress reached out to the city, RAD business and property owners, and organizations involved in the now flourishing area’s revitalization to try to answer some key questions.
That the Swedish-born musician writes songs more eloquently in English — his second language — than most of us can communicate in our mother tongue is astonishing. Matsson’s newest release, Dark Bird Is Home, is described lyrically as “both comforting and alarming.”
The release performance for Relics and Roses, produced by Jon Stickley and engineered by Chris Rosser, takes place at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Friday, June 5.
Woody Pines, who returns to Asheville on Friday, May 29, for a show at Jack of the Wood, honed his craft on the streets of New Orleans. His new, self-titled album, released by Muddy Roots Music in June, delves even more deeply into the swing, ragtime, folk and jazz lexicons of the American songbook that gave defined his sound.
Author and poet Jessica Jacobs discusses her collection, Pelvis with Distance, at Malaprop’s on Thursday, May 28. She’ll also read as part the Altamont Poetry Series on Monday, June 15.
In Theaters. On the one hand, there’s probably nothing bigger than Dwayne Johnson and an earthquake, but on the other hand, this week — like last week — is a little shy on the really high call summer items. The next one of those isn’t due till June 12. This is only the Sort of […]
“A whistling girl and a crowing hen will never come to any good end,” says local musician and award-winning playwright Tom Godleski, reciting the mountain saying that inspired his latest play. The production, Godleski explains, “blends storytelling and music with mountain traditions.”
With his long-awaited barbecue joint, Buxton Hall, on the horizon, chef Elliott Moss marked the final night of his pop-up restaurant, The Thunderbird, with a mash-up of the two concepts that have sustained his wait for his own kitchen. On May 24, Thunder Wok Punk Bird delivered creative combinations of the Asian cuisine Moss had previously offered and the Southern cooking he loves.
On the agenda for the May 26 Asheville City Council meeting: lots of public hearings on housing projects around town, including a mixed-use development project at 146 Roberts St.
“If we want Asheville to thrive, we need to have a balanced and fair approach to handling the inevitable concerns that accompany a title like ‘Beer City, USA.'”