Two of the acts previewed in this edition have histories reaching back many years; the other two are newer projects from established artists.
Catch Walsh tonight — Saturday, Nov. 18 — at 5 Walnut, at 9 p.m., in celebration of his new album.
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.
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.
He’ll lead the symphony on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m., at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
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.
The group exhibition of handcrafted toys and games opens Nov. 18 at Grovewood Gallery.
Larry “Po’folk” Williams discusses his musical journey and the significance of going head-to-head with an MC he greatly respects.
The Asheville pop rockers play the lounge at Isis Music Hall on Nov. 17.
The retro fundraiser for AHE takes place Nov. 22 at Isis Music Hall.
The Trongone Band is quickly getting noticed along the East Coast thanks to the release of the group’s debut record, Keys to the House, in June.
At this phase in his career, Rothko believes that color is merely an instrument that informs emotion. As he ages, Rothko feels the same pressures that, a generation earlier, he proudly imposed upon the likes of Picasso.
Montford Park Players and Different Strokes! are both excellent local theater companies. Their partnership proves to be a triumphant venture.
HomeWord’s monthly slams are open to all interested students and the slam team is selected, based on points accrued, from those events. A pool of 50-75 youth poets is culled to the six who represent Asheville on the national level.
In the powerful play, onstage through Saturday, Nov. 18, at The Magnetic Theatre, President Harry S. Truman wrestles with perhaps the most horrific decision of the 20th century — whether or not to drop the atomic bomb on Japan.
Earlier this year, the dance-rock group took some rare time off from performing to record a new album, titled Natural Mind, which it celebrates with a hometown show on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Asheville Music Hall.
French Broad River Brewery’s expansion will force the community art space to relocate once its lease is up after January 2018.