Theatrical facial expressions and expressive gesticulations take jazz vocalist Annie Sellick’s onstage storytelling abilities over the top, transforming each song into a personal conversation with the crowd.
A literary smorgasbord, the seventh annual Blue Ridge Bookfest will host a variety of sessions exploring the art and business of the written word.
If only Matt and Kim had a dollar for every calorie burned onstage. With the release of album New Glow on Tuesday, April 7, the strikingly energetic dance pop duo take their knack for interactive creativity to new heights.
The Asheville affiliate will celebrate Earth Day and the one-year anniversary of the store’s own expansion by holding the fifth annual Fair Trade Fashion Show.
Lowland Hum, composed of indie folk musicians Daniel and Lauren Goans, has been churning out sweet and artsy material since the couple’s 2012 nuptials.
The Asheville Beat Tape Collective exists to connect local electronic musicians with national talent, often hosting multi-artist performances like the group’s upcoming two-night stint at Asheville Music Hall.
Catch the nationally known star at The Millroom, where he’ll translate his odd sense of humor into a stand-up routine.
N.C. author David Joy’s new His new novel, Where All Light Tends to Go, has garnered comparisons to “Breaking Bad,” “Sons of Anarchy” and “Justified.”
Bishop stumbled upon his latest challenge — a spellbinding parlor guitar — in Tangier, Morocco. This six-stringed muse inspired an improvised collection of seductive tunes titled Tangier Sessions, which showcases both the unaccompanied instrument and Bishop’s own penchant for songwriting.
The story is as chilling as it is compelling, and early reviews (from the likes of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Adam Johnson and Lauren Groff, author of Arcadia) suggest the novel lives up to its spooky promise.
There are a number of do’s and don’ts when it comes to the third annual Carolina Sketchfest: Do buy tickets in advance (they sold out the first two years), don’t bring the kids (there’s adult language and themes), do like dogs (concession proceeds benefit Brother Wolf Animal Rescue).
Despite churning out a steady stream of upbeat piano anthems, Mikey Wax turns the diva pop star stereotype on its head.
Thigh slaps, hand claps, finger snaps and foot taps typify Evie Ladin and Keith Terry’s uniquely percussive performance style. The energetic pair marries old-time- and blues-inspired folk.
Presented by Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre, “Salad Barre: A Dance Feast” calls upon a host of talented movers to satiate attendees’ souls rather than their bellies.
What does it mean to be not just a hardworking band, but one of the top-10 hardest-working bands? Ask Brooklyn-based Haybaby. The indie-pop trio plays Broadway’s on Tuesday, March 24, with locals Total War and Wyla, and Whiskey Bitches from New York City.
The acclaimed roots musicians — O’Brien boasting a Grammy Award and Statman a coveted National Heritage Fellowship title — have been meeting up around the country for special one-off jams for years now.
2014 was a prolific year for emcee and hip-hop producer Black Milk (also known as Curtis Cross) who polished his solo rap EP Glitches in the Break just months before releasing his sixth full-length record If There’s a Hell Below.
“I think I might have figured out the dumbest way to make the world a better place,” wrote comedian Kurt Braunohler on his crowdfunding page. “I’ll be jet-skiing from Chicago to New Orleans (seriously) in order to raise money to provide 500 goats and 1,000 chickens for African families in need.” Comedy Central Studios taped […]
The anniversary edition launches at Malaprop’s on Friday, March 13, at 7 p.m. The publication’s editor and contributors will read at the free event.
The multigenerational family band from Virginia — currently touring in support of its 2014 full-length album — employs a diverse lineup of instruments as a point of pride.
Lack of mobility stemming from a debilitating spinal injury in 1999 has spurred Ray to raise funds to purchase a wheelchair-accessible van — an asset that would enable her continued pursuits of performance and photography.