By Spencer Auten While the do-it-yourself ethic in music is often associated with punk bands, in Asheville, there is a hip-hop label that fully embodies that spirit. In 2002 Demetri Jones, aka Illski, founded Ponkinhead Entertainment after his friend, Joseph “Ponkin” Pearcy was shot and killed on Patton Avenue. “Looking back now, I know it […]
Philanthropist Julian Price passed away in 2001, but his legacy continues to impact Asheville. The Julian Price Project plans to create a short introductory video and a longer documentary film. This week Erin Derham, the filmmaker behind Buskin’ Blues, signed on as director and oral historian.
by Paul Clark The biggest challenge to making a movie about the busking scene in downtown Asheville, says Erin Derham, was knowing when to stop. New buskers cycled through town all summer, giving the filmmaker endless possibilities to flesh out her story on the subculture these musicians inhabit. Super-organized and deadline-oriented, Derham gave herself six months […]
A few hundred people rallied under clear blue skies in Pack Square Park Saturday afternoon to call on Duke Energy to shutter its Asheville coal plant and advocate for clean energy. The event, called “Beyond Coal: A Rally for Our Future,” featured local speakers, singers and popular TV actor/vampire Ian Somerhalder. [Photo gallery at the bottom.]
Asheville filmmaker Carly Calhoun has released a series of short documentaries on the impact of coal ash, with an eye toward doing a feature-length documentary.
Asheville filmmakers Carly Calhoun and Sam Despeaux have released a series of short documentaries on the impact of coal ash, with an eye toward doing a feature-length documentary.
Bonesteel Films donates footage and transcripts from its documentary The Day Carl Sandburg Died to the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in Flat Rock.