LEAF announces spring festival theme and lineup

Press release from LEAF Global Arts: LEAF CELEBRATES A “SOLID GOLD” 50​TH​ FESTIVAL – MAY 2020 Featuring CloZee, The Del McCoury Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and many more! LEAF​ prepares to celebrate a 25-year landmark tradition with the 50th LEAF Festival taking place ​Thursday, May 14 to Sunday, May 17, 2020 ​- welcoming world […]

LEAF announces spring lineup with India.Arie, Shovels & Rope, Trevor Hall and more

Press release from LEAF Community Arts: LEAF Community Arts is thrilled to announce its dynamic lineup of performing artists for the Spring 2019 LEAF Festival, taking place Thursday, May 9th to Sunday, May 12th near Asheville at the majestic Lake Eden in Black Mountain, NC. Experience 400+ performing artists representing 9 different countries, 5 family […]

Snowbound at Asheville Community Theatre

Tom Godleski’s “Snowbound” returns to Asheville Community Theatre

Press release from Asheville Community Theatre: Though the weather outside is frightful, inside this small town train depot it’s delightful! Asheville Community Theatre invites you to get cozy with Snowbound, a family-friendly play that celebrates this season of giving. Local playwright, musician, and storyteller Tom Godleski used authentic stories and details to create a holiday play […]

Starring: Shinobu Terajima, Josh Hartnett, Kaho Minami, Koji Yakusho, Shioli Kutsuna, Megan Mullally, Reiko Aylesworth

Oh, Lucy!

The Story: A middle-aged Japanese woman falls for a handsome American English instructor, but when he runs off with her much younger niece, she abandons her stable life to track them down. The Lowdown: A fascinating character study with a big heart and questionable story structure.

Breaking skin: What’s in store for Asheville’s tattoo industry?

Asheville area artists credit television and social media with driving the industry’s growth, saying the ubiquity of body ink in today’s popular culture has made the practice more socially and professionally acceptable. But while this shift has been a boon for local shop owners, some now wonder whether the market here can really sustain them all.