Disability is Diversity Week at UNC Asheville last month focused on disability as a form of diversity to be accepted and celebrated. Keynote speaker Matt Glowacki addressed the social justice issue of breaking down barriers between the able-bodied and the disabled.
Two members of the Russian punk rock protest band Pussy Riot participated in a panel discussion at UNC Asheville on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Though the battles were fought half a world away, WWI had a profound and lasting impact on Western North Carolina. As the state gears up for a big centennial retrospective on North Carolina’s involvement in the Great War, local researchers have worked to bring WNC residents’ stories and experiences to contemporary audiences.
The third annual African-Americans in WNC conference brought speakers from Asheville and beyond to UNC Asheville and the YMI Cultural Center to explore how emerging historical research can shed light on present-day African-American culture and identity in the region.
Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine spoke on Wednesday afternoon on the UNC Asheville campus, urging citizens to turn out for early voting.
An investigation conducted by Xpress resulted with A-B Tech vowing to change the way it stores emails, look at the length of time it stores communications and consider other improvements to how the school processes open records requests.
A selection of historic works by hobbyist photographer Isaiah Rice will move from UNCA’s library to be displayed at WCQS. The opening reception is on Friday, Oct. 7.
Frank Thompson kicks off a monthlong seminar on horror films and Harvest Records teams with The Grail to screen a doc on Sharon Jones.
The Carolina Cinemark presents a special Edward Snowden event, the Fine Arts plays the new Nick Cave concert film and Grail Moviehouse kicks off its Jewish Film Series.
The band’s residency concludes with a concert in Lipinsky Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 8.
There’s a little bit of everything in Costume at the Turn of the Century, the largest display of costumes and costume design from the turn of this century. The original exhibit was curated by Roussanoff and displayed in Moscow last year. The version on view at UNCA through Wednesday, Sept. 28 — the exhibition’s U.S. debut — includes many of the same designs and highly insured costumes from more than 300 designers representing 31 countries.
“I applaud the Board of Elections for hearing our calls for campus locations and including early voting sites at UNCA and A-B Tech.”
Asheville Young Musicians Club has already raised $10,000 for Asheville Chamber Music Series, Asheville Area Piano Forum and Vision Nicaragua. The group will continue fundraising for the nonprofits through a chamber music performance on Sunday, May 29.
During a brief meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to sell a piece of property at 32 Compton Drive, off New Leicester Highway, in West Asheville. The county will begin accepting bids effective immediately and will not sell it for less than $915,001.
UNCA screens a Marsha P. Johnson documentary, the Weaverville Library show the pollinator film “Wings of Life” and extras are needed for Martin McDonagh’s new film in Sylva.
Asheville resident Nikki Madle is collecting toothbrushes, toothpaste, new underwear, used or new sweatshirts and sweatpants, chapsticks, and travel-sized shampoos and conditioners for sexual violence victims at the hospital. Her drive runs through Friday, April 15.
Mathlouthi performs at UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium on Thursday, March 24. Earlier that day, she’ll discuss her work, the music of Tunisia and the electronic sounds that inspire her during a free, public masterclass — including performances from her band — at the Humanities Lecture Hall.
Learn to grow ginseng and goldenseal The Southern Appalachian School for Growing Medicinal Plants will host a ginseng and goldenseal workshop at Eagle Feather Organic Farm in Marshall on Sunday, April 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. The workshop will be facilitated by Robert Eidus, who operates Eagle Feather and owns the North Carolina Ginseng […]
UNCA hosts the F (feminist)-Word Film Festival, Mechanical Eye presents expanded cinema performances and sign-ups open for Toy Boat’s Ten Minute Movies.
Besides weighing in on assorted candidates for public office, voters in the March 15 primaries will also have the chance to help decide whether North Carolina should issue $2 billion worth of bonds to address various infrastructure needs.
The job of the modern writer, Rushdie concluded in his talk, is to try and open up the universe to show people all of its possibilities, and to push boundaries, like the writers of old.