Asheville’s most famous writing student, actor James Franco, was commissioned by Yahoo! News to write a poem about the inauguration of President Barack Obama, taking place today, Jan. 21, in Washington D.C. It focuses on the history of Asheville and its most well known visitors, including Obama.
Asheville on Bikes is throwing its annual ‘Bike Love’ fundraising event this year on Feb. 23 at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall.
Here’s a look at some of the most viewed A&E, food and beer stories on the Xpress website this year.
After you vote, reward yourself for doing your civic duty. Celebrate with the local candidates and political parities or watch the results while enjoying food and drink specials at Asheville eateries. Here’s a list of some of the local gatherings.
After listening to the first few chords of a First Aid Kit song, it’s clear the Soderberg sisters were meant to make music. Klara and Johanna, 22- and 19-year-old Stockholm natives, have captivated audiences across the globe with their hauntingly beautiful folk-inspired melodies and atmospheric songs.
You know how there are those weeks in Asheville where everything seems to happen at once? And even if you cloned yourself, you still couldn’t possibly make it to all the awesome events? This is one of those weeks. Check out out Thursday-Saturday roundup. Sara Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion photo by Neal Casal.
The new Aloft Hotel in downtown Asheville at 51 Biltmore Ave is nearing completion and Xpress recently took a behind-the-scenes tour.
Google’s “Moog doodle” – an interactive, synthesizer-based, playable logo – is on the search engine giant’s homepage today, honoring the late Asheville inventor Bob Moog on what would’ve been his 78th birthday.
Join Moira Bradford’s eighth-grade class from Asheville Middle School this evening at Malaprop’s, as they provide readings from their own stories on character transformation. Details within.
Lindy Focus — a five-day dance extravaganza that takes place between Christmas and New Year’s — features workshops and nightly entertainment in the Lindy Hop, Balboa, Blues and Jazz Dance styles that were so popular in the 1930’s. Here are some highlights from the event, taken by freelance photographer Suzi Camarata.
Annual holiday parade in downtown Asheville, Nov. 19: To see more images click on this Image Slideshow.
Amelia Hamilton, the creator of “mugmonsters,” with some of her creations at the Vance Elementary School’s annual holiday craft sale. The sale benefits the school’s parent-teacher organization.
Miss your high school prom? Too nerdy to notice when it happened? Or too cool to go then? Or was it the best time of your life and you want to keep the magic alive? In what has become an Asheville tradition, you now get a second chance to wear polyester clothes, even leisure suits, […]
The Southern Highlands Craft Guild at the Civic Center featured over 200 craft booths, demonstrations, and live music and entertainment. Featured crafts included woodworking, printmaking, pottery, ceramics, glass, paintings, quilts, fabrics, hats, clothes, jewelry, and more.
As Anne Fitten Glenn noted in her latest “Brews News” column: “Munich-based beer lovers have celebrated Oktoberfest for more than two centuries.” The Asheville Downtown Association introduced it to our town back in 2009. Here are scenes, shot by Xpress photographer Jonathan Welch, of the Oct. 8 festival.
Xpress has learned that Sir Elton John will perform live in concert at the Asheville Civic Center on November 16, 2011 at 8pm. Tickets will go on sale Monday, October 4th at 10am. Photo courtesy eltonjohn.com
Lots of music this weekend (and Greenfest at UNC-A). Not to be missed: the return of Jonathan Ammons & the Electric Ghost which is not just a comeback but a CD release. Because it’s just that sort of weekend.
Each week Xpress reporter Alli Marshall and WOXL DJ Pat Ryan team up to bring you their entertainment suggestions.