Brooklyn-based quartet TEEN is the latest featured artist for Amplified. With a synth-pop sound that feels both retro and fresh, the band performed “Free Time” off its latest release, Love Yes, at Tiger Mountain.
At 14 years old, Svetlana Contreras found out her life was about to become more complicated than any homework assignment she could ever receive as a student at A.C. Reynolds high school: She was going to be a mother. But for Contreras, she had help taking on these new responsibilities when she signed up for the Asheville YWCA’s MotherLove program. (Photo of MotherLove director Tangela Bowman, top, and Svetlana Contreras)