Black Wall Street AVL and the Wilma Dykeman Legacy will mark Dykeman’s 102nd birthday. Plus, a local author publishes a psychological thriller, a pioneering women’s rights advocate is honored and a film remembers presbyterian ministers who fought for civil rights.
Xpress speaks with Marissa Percoco, executive director of Firefly Gathering, to learn more about the organization’s new nonprofit status, the inspiration to attain it and some of the pitfalls aspiring nonprofits should aim to avoid.
The local music nonprofit brings back its Sound Effects Benefit Concert and moves into a new West Asheville home.
The Montford Park Players started as a no-frills Shakespeare troupe operating out of a neighborhood park. As the nonprofit group embarks on its 50th season, its shows have grown into one of the most popular outdoor theater experiences in North Carolina.
A trip to Italy inspires a new Asheville art exhibit. Plus, Asheville Community Theatre dissolves a partnership after criticism, LEAF Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition names finalists and a local author pens a YA novel.
The Asheville-based indie/folk rockers discuss the numerous new approaches taken on their fourth LP.
Jared Wheatley’s mural project seeks to stimulate conversations between Native and non-Native people.
AAAC Executive Director Katie Cornell discusses the latest candidate survey and the 2020 edition’s impact on local policies.
A new podcast series will try to unravel a 50-year-old Madison County murder mystery. Plus, the Western North Carolina Civil War Roundtable explores the war along the Tennessee border, Henderson County’s Historic Johnson Farm celebrates Mother’s Day and The Magnetic Theatre presents a play written by an Asheville writer.
By far the biggest contributor to Buncombe County’s spending growth in fiscal year 2022-23, accounting for $14.6 million of a projected $20.4 million in new general fund expenses, is salaries and benefits.
With roughly 250 works by some of today’s most visible artists, local collectors Randy Shull and Hedy Fischer discuss the future of their unintended collection.
Writer, poet and New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash shares with us his poem, “Good Friday, 1995, Driving Westward,” which first appeared in his 2000 poetry collection, Among the Believers.
Isis Music Hall hosts a benefit for Ukrainian relief efforts. Plus, The Grey Eagle plans to open an outdoor venue, a local author explores an aviation mystery and Asheville Creative Arts returns to live shows.
While other Goodwill organizations hold fashion shows, only WNC has Color Me Goodwill. “We wanted it to be local,” says Jaymie Eichorn, from the designers and models to the emcees, hair stylists and makeup artists. And, of course, the inspiration and materials for the runway collections come from local Goodwill stores.
Asheville’s omission from a recent Best Music Cities study prompts questions from local industry leaders.
“Poetry is the language of the soul,” says local poet Mildred Barya. “Before I knew what life was, before I knew what writing was, there was poetry.”
First Congregational UCC’s Oak Street Gallery features an exhibit of newspaper collages. Also, a local author spotlights a little-known World War II story, high school students tackle gun violence and Citizen Vinyl and Asheville Music School hold a silent auction.
Producer and vocalist Ryan “RnB” Barber discusses the high costs and low moments that come with releasing an album and music video.
The Asheville-based production company seeks to shift the values of the independent film industry toward collective care, accountability and liberation.
The Asheville-based author discusses the book he’s been working toward his entire career.
Xpress continues its celebration of Poetry Month with a look at local, award-winning poet Jessica Jacobs’ work, “Because You Waited for Me to Fly Your First Kite,” from her 2019 collection, Take Me With You, Wherever You’re Going.