Street magician Mick Stone wowed the crowds in the blazing hot sun on Friday, doing some very cool prestidigitation. Xpress caught a few moments of his act.
Although he’s just passing through town, Savannah, GA,-based busker Echo Bohymn was more than happy to play a pick-up set of novelty jazz tunes on a bright and sunny Friday afternoon. Odds are that he’s already moved on from Asheville—he claims he was just passing through—and he proudly claims to have no website or online presence. Luckily, Xpress caught part of his set for all those who didn’t happen to be within earshot of his busking spot in Pritchard Park. In this clip, he’s playing his take on the classic Spencer Williams-composed jazz standard “Everybody Loves My Baby.”
The street performance band, featuring a bowed saw, trumpet, washtub bass and more, performs “St. James Infirmary.”
In this week’s video round-up: spring comes to Asheville in time-lapse, good (wild) eats in Asheville, prime djembe-thumping, sidewalk hula-hooping, Baby Cowboys playing and more!
The local teen blues-rock outfit celebrated the release of its first original CD, appropriately titled The Original.
This week’s round-up includes breakdancers Hunab Kru, the Cole Mountain Cloggers, a training session with the Blue Ridge Rollergirls; the acobatics of the Runaway Circus and the Loose Cabooses, and of course, much more.
On boarders’ ever-active minds this past week in the Xpress Forums: job opportunities (at Xpress and elsewhere); health care reform; demographics of the Tea Party movement; history of U.S. immigation; the merits or not of Lou Majors’ video art; and firing unhappy workers. Here are the links to those threads — plus a special video teaser of Xpress Forum boarders duking it out.
This week, many Asheville videos were about its courtship of Google’s high-speed Internet project, but they’ve gotten plenty of coverage already. So here’s a look at some of the best of the rest, Windhorse Zen Community’s bee hives, Earthshine Mountain Lodge’s box turtle, who loves Asheville Yoga the most, strangeness from Asheville High’s digital media class, and more …
Asheville’s push to land the Google fiber initiative has yielded this youtube library of more than 20 Asheville-made Google-fiber-related videos, plus an assemblage of dozens of others showcasing Asheville’s imaginative and sometimes bizarre talent.
A jazz performance by Howard Hanger and friends, a heads up for the upcoming Fanaticon, Sirius B’s musical woo to Google, a ditty from bagpipe player Connell Sanderson, and more, in this week’s round-up of local videos.
In this week’s round-up of local videos: Asheville gets Google-eyed, Jason Ingle keeps tabs on our real-estate market, wondering why the turkeys crossed the road, The Enemy Lovers — and more. Watch ‘em here!
Exporting Asheville culture to Mandarin-viewers; Asheville Steel pitches their line of Paragon knives; how cabinet handles are made by blacksmiths in Zirconia; the kids of Asheville School go ghost hunting; and a tight focus on Brushfire Stankgrass’ bass player Bryan White, in this week’s round-up of locally made and focused videos.
Watch local notables strut their stuff (for a good cause), improve your creative ability (either through planning or chaos), find out about Asheville’s recent Twestival doings, and more — in this week’s video round-up.
Clive The Boarding Robot gives us the forecast for the weekend’s posting.
Did you miss the straight-razor convention in Asheville? A little uncertain about urban obstacle-course running in Asheville or our influence on East Bay’s punk-rock scene? Or why the Carolina Stompers showed up at the last Toughman contest? Find answers to life’s persistent questions, and more, in this week’s installment.
Psst! Clive the possibility robot wants to invite you into the mountainx.com Forums….
A report on Asheville FM, a look at irritainer Cookie LaRue, a sample from the Found Footage Festival, a taste of what’s needed in Jewish Asheville, and a listen to “Don’t Stop Loving Me Now,” as performed by Floating Action — all in this week’s Video round-up.
Bonsai bonanza, Asheville Pullfest, a beer review, Underhill Rose and more
Jesse Barry, the 17-year-old American Idol contestant from Asheville, got started as a singer at the tender age of 9.
Toilet humor, a guitar/cello duo, transport by goat, and arm wrestling have all risen to the top this week.
We’re not saying 17 year-old singer Jesse Barry is or isn’t a contestant on this season’s American Idol. We’re just saying tune in to FOX this Tuesday and Wednesday.