Once upon a time, before the fast-paced world of entertainment we’re accustomed to, there was Noël Coward. His plays were the height of upper crust British humor, depicting high society and often sinking to the lowest depths of humanity (thereby mocking the stereotype). Coward’s style and wit became the forbear of early cinema and the […]
Dancer and choreographer Lindsey Kelley came to Asheville in 2010 with a dream of founding her own dance company. Arriving in town with experience in modern dance and ballet, the Florida native immediately began working toward that vision. It wasn’t until the winter of 2013, however, that things really clicked into place. Kelley formed a […]
Asheville’s second Food Truck Showdown is rolling into downtown. About a dozen mobile eateries will compete for the title of “Best Truck in Asheville” on Saturday, March 14. In addition to food, the family-friendly event offers face painting, a live DJ set and free puppy snuggles.
To those who think the celebration of romantic love is just a Hallmark company construct: not quite. Since the 1700s, lovers have been giving each other handwritten cards, flowers and sweets. It wasn’t until the 19th century that Valentine’s Day cards were mass-produced. But 200 years of tradition doesn’t mean you have to give in […]
The performance, the first in a planed series, is called Temple of the Muse: Reclamation of Stolen Fire and features puppets and butoh, cabaret and theatrical dance performances by local and visiting artists.
Three of hip-hop culture’s four pillars — MCing, DJing and graffiti writing — are alive and well in Asheville. As for B-boying, while it has flourished in Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro and even Fayetteville, the fourth pillar is largely absent on the local scene. “It just hasn’t soaked in so much,” says Brett Rock, a local […]
Local dance troupe Lindsey Kelley Dance — headed by Florida native Kelley, an Asheville transplant since 2010, presents its first evening-length performance on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10. Shows take place at the Masonic Temple at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 online or at the door. The production, “Legend of the Shim Sham,” […]
The Asheville Masonic Temple is now officially the “permanent home of the indoor season of the Montford Park Players.”