Lowe released his first solo album, Jesus of Cool, in 1978 (in deference to delicate American sensibilities, his U.S. label re-titled the LP Pure Pop for Now People). Nashville-based Los Straitjackets debuted with the 1995 record The Utterly Fantastic and Totally Unbelievable Sound of Los Straitjackets. Though their music was somewhat dissimilar, both acts have long shared an irreverent and warmly humorous approach.
Hotoda leads the Asheville Symphony on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. The program, titled “Journeys,” speaks to her roots and aspirations — and introduces the musician to Asheville.
“Due to the legislature’s denial and consequently the lack of coherent policy or plan, Asheville and Buncombe County can lead the way with a creative and coherent plan to provide adequate access to care for people who are struggling with addiction and mental health.”
Marvin Cole’s one-man show takes place Tuesday, Oct. 24 in the Fellowship Hall of Beverly Hills Baptist Church.
Commissioners voted down a resolution that would have Buncombe County move toward 100 percent renewable energy over the next decade amid concerns over specifics of the plan.
Polanco brings a fresh take on Mexican fare to the former Vincenzo’s space. Also, Warren Wilson College hosts the Regional Food Waste Summit, White Labs Kitchen & Tap opens on South Charlotte Street, chocolate comes to The Collider and Abby Artemisia hosts a workshop on foraging.
In 1991, founder Jan Van Dyke introduced the festival as a traveling, statewide showcase of high-caliber choreography. Each season, two to three cities are selected to host concerts over the course of a weekend.
**UPDATED OCT. 18** Oskar Blues’ Death By Coconut and Wicked Weed’s Dark Arts receive release parties, plus other local beer news.
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Laura Jane Grace and her band play The Orange Peel on Saturday, Oct. 21.
Tempie Avery was a midwife, nurse and former slave of Asheville attorney and state senator Nicholas Woodfin.
“If we remove the Vance name and plaque, we will dispose of all positive and negative connotations imposed upon it. We will reduce it to its purest form — an obelisk of stone, sun and shadow. Now the monument is free.”
This month the Asheville Buncombe Food Policy Council seeks approval from the city for a revised version of its Food Action Plan.
Buncombe County Commission Chair Brownie Newman is trying to expedite more changes to the county’s personnel ordinance, but not all commissioners are on board with his proposals.
To boost participation of minority- and women-owned businesses in contracting opportunities with local government agencies, both the city of Asheville and Buncombe County provide programs to support those business owners in achieving certification and pursuing contracts.
Wedge, Hillman, Currahee and BearWaters took home medals from the Denver event Oct. 5-7.