Some Asheville-based arts organizations are focused on more than teaching technique to those in search of a new skill. Sure, learning how to use the tools is no small accomplishment, but these initiatives use artwork to expand horizons, explore self and community and heal wounds both physical and emotional.
Despite all of Natural Mind’s inescapable sonic connection to music of the past, the album sounds fresh and modern. With mere weeks left in 2017, it’s a strong contender for the year’s best album from an Asheville-based act.
Asheville-area breweries share the stories behind their more oddly dubbed releases.
“How can the antifa call themselves ‘nonviolent’ if they announce their intention to forcibly prevent others from exercising their constitutional rights? If not by force, then by what means?”
Asheville finds itself confronting a slew of pressing and interrelated issues — short-term rentals, gentrification, parking, affordable housing — and many of them got hashed out at City Council this week. Council approved a new zoning code for the River Arts District as well as a 133-unit apartment complex.
WNC organizations need donations and volunteers to make Thanksgiving dinner a reality for locals experiencing hunger and homelessness.
Founded in 1988 by the late J.G. Pinkerton, TELLEBRATION! is a trademarked event that invites guilds from across the world to host a celebration in their own city the weekend before Thanksgiving. Doug Elliott will be joined by Asheville Storytelling Circle’s Chet Allen, Lee Lyons, Mary White and Becky Stone.
The finals of the 11th annual contest will be held at Asheville Music Hall on Nov. 18.
Last month, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners approved moving forward with litigation against the opioid industry and now it officially has a federal lawsuit against pain pill manufacturers and distributors.
He’ll lead the symphony on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m., at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
“So, you know how to drive; now learn how to drive better!”
Wedge Foundation will host the Knuckle Deep BBQ Fest. Also, Villagers hosts a fermentation workshop, Knife & Fork holds seafood pop-up dinners, Vintage Kava moves to Weaverville and the Mills River Farmers Market goes back to school.
The concert, with compositions spanning 300 years, takes place Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Thomas Wolf Auditorium.
The band got its start when brothers Adam and Jonathan Clayton (on keyboards and guitar respectively) put the project together in 2015. After some personnel shifts, the band settled on its current lineup of the Clayton twins plus guitarist Tim Husk, drummer Cartwright Brandon and bassist Kenny Crowley.
Vadim Bora Russian Imperial Stout returns at Wedge, Hi-Wire releases a Strongman mix pack and more local beer news.
The group exhibition of handcrafted toys and games opens Nov. 18 at Grovewood Gallery.