Story Medicine Worldwide founder passes the torch to new spiritual teachers. Plus: Casting call for Asheville Musical Theatre, passion mapping at the Art Garden and more!
Local resident Scott “Doc” Varn co-hosts a new PBS show. Also: Nina Simone’s brother performs at Warren Wilson, Asheville’s Franklin School holds TED talk and more!
“Asheville lost one of its greatest when Connie Bostic died last month. Connie was a creator, and Asheville was her beneficiary.”
Hair is a form of expression and individuality. It can reflect our personalities, our struggles, our successes and our culture. This metaphor is extended throughout Keli Goff’s play The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks, and Curls, which Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective is currently producing at the Tina McGuire Theatre through Sunday, Feb. 18.
One of the challenges in writing about trauma, says Asheville-based author Rachel M. Hanson, is that sometimes trauma is used as a narrative hook or way to build suspense. Her approach is to describe the traumatic event or situation right away, “so it’s not used as a teaser. What I’m interested in is the aftermath.”
The Black Mountain-based multi-instrumentalist and composer looks back at his storied musical life.
Local creatives find various means to afford staying in Asheville — but is it worth the effort?
‘Valenween’ benefit merges Valentine’s and Halloween to fight period poverty. Plus: Valentine’s Day card drive for senior citizens, Black History legacy month events and more!
Area builders take different approaches to capture the past in building timber-framed houses and barns.
Local historian and archivist Katherine Cutshall discusses the parallels between Thomas Wolfe’s 1923 play, Welcome to Our City, and modern-day Asheville.
Longtime and recent transplants from New Orleans discuss Asheville’s appeal to creatives relocating to Western North Carolina from the The Big Easy.
Xpress’ monthly comedy features returns to discuss New Year’s resolutions, staying fit (kind of) and Valentine’s Day.
The Candler-based singer-songwriter’s “New Lost Ages” will be released Feb. 9.
Sex, religion and history are among the issues explored in upcoming local theater productions.
The Black Experience Book Club prepares for 2024 with its latest gathering. Also: Catherine Bostic Southern remembers her late mother, Anna Victoria celebrates her debut album and more!
The Asheville natives collaborated on the new thriller, which takes place and was filmed on the North Carolina coast.
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center is ringing in 2024 with its latest exhibit, “Vera B. Williams/Stories.” Plus: The Orange Peel hosts a Taylor Swift dance party, Tyger Tyger Gallery puts out a call for submissions and more!
Pleasure, guilt, goodness, regret, confusion, self-respect and motherhood are among the many topics local poet and essayist Brit Washburn explores in her recently published collection of essays, “Homing In: Attempts on a Life of Poetry and Purpose.”
The latest off-Broadway-quality show from the fledgling youth theater is an Appalachian twist on The Wizard of Oz, Jan. 20-21.
Citizen Swing brings live jazz to Citizen Vinyl twice a month. Plus, Asheville inspires award-winning author, Canton’s library earns national designation and Wedge Brewing Co.’s Grove Arcade location hosts a Cabin Fever Party.
Wendy Newman shares upcoming projects and shows she’s excited to participate in and attend.