Proceeds from Deep River’s 10th Asheville anniversary show on Aug. 26 at The Grey Eagle benefit the Asheville Humane Society.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a sporty approach to mental health, a memorial scholarship for individuals in addiction recovery and a novel exploring the topic of prostitution in poor towns.
This time around, it’s an all-locals edition (well, three actual local artists and one honorary local).
There’s a sort of rag-tag, vagabond sound to Jamil Apostol & the Goodwills. Maybe it’s from the time Apostol spent on the road, playing music and finding influences everywhere he went.
Verbeck — a local composer, ethereal vocalist and Girls Rock AVL band coach — has been steadily at work on her second album, a follow up to her dreamy, electro-pop-flavored self-titled debut.
Brevard Little Theatre is still something of a well-kept secret within the Western North Carolina theater scene, though its been around since the 1930s. Perhaps quality shows like this one will change all that.
Xpress rounds up educational programs and viewing parties.
The downtown shop’s first cookbook features eight chapters of recipes both savory and sweet.
Beyond the astronomic phenomenon, Asheville’s Solar Eclipse Festival features food vendors, the Splashville interactive fountain and solar-inspired music curated by DJ Kipper of Mix 96.5.
The pianist plays a concert at Brevard First United Methodist Church on Sunday, August 20, at 4 p.m. — his last local performance before moving to Mexico in September.
“I feel that all art is symbolic, and good art can convey both feelings and ideas,” says local artist Joshua Spiceland. “What new meaning can these objects that we see everyday take on when they are presented in the symbolic realm of the picture?”
Event organizer Zuzu Welsh says that this year’s festival will feature seven local acts in addition to Magness (Saturday’s headliner) and Champion (Sunday’s festival closer).
The quarterly readings series’ fall installment takes place Friday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. at Downtown Books & News.
One of WRES’ earliest goals was to serve “not just the black community, but the community, period, aimed at people of low wealth,” says cofounder John Hayes. The station celebrates 16 years on air, with a banquet celebrating Hayes and his many contributions to the community, on Saturday, Aug. 19.
The landmark downtown playhouse has been given a major overhaul, which includes such upgrades as new seating, an improvement in auditorium design, and better lighting and sound.
Different Strokes’ latest play runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from Aug. 17 through Sept. 2 at the theater at Asheville High School.
TEDxAsheville takes place on Sunday, Sept. 10. at Isis Music Hall. Tickets are on sale now and are likely to sell out in advance of the event.
In Phillips’ latest collection, the artist combines a series of themes that seek to play with viewers’ perceptions, as well as call to mind ancient tales reminiscent of the modern day.
Proceeds from the ABSFest Speakeasy Allstars’ in-show raffle on Aug. 19 at The Orange Peel benefit the ACLU.
The Asheville band plays a free show and launches a Kickstarter campaign to fund its new album on Friday, Aug. 18, at 10 p.m. at Asheville Music Hall.
Catch him and his band, the Soul Symphony, at RiverFest on Saturday, Aug. 26.