Xpress talks with singer/songwriter Ryan Barber and filmmaker Kira Bursky about their latest video for Barber’s newest single, “Funk Yo Feelings.”
Local Cloth, an Asheville-based nonprofit composed of fiber hobbyists and full-time professionals alike, is leaving its space on the South Slope and heading to the River Arts District.
Jazz, hip-hop, country, Americana and other traditions are represented across these three new local collections.
After a Biltmore Estate team spent 15 years researching, gathering and assembling items, the restored Oak Sitting Room is unveiled this month. Also, Ann Miller Woodford earns the 2020 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Western North Carolina Historical Association; Rabbit Rabbit hosts a weekly stand-up series; and more!
In 1913, the Majestic Theater opened on the corner of Market and College streets. Some residents bemoaned its early productions as vile and crude, while others cheered them on.
In his latest novel, One Kind Favor, local author Kevin McIlvoy examines racial violence in a small, rural North Carolina town.
The Fine Arts Theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse and Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville face unique challenges on the road to resuming operations.
Xpress talks with David Matters, singer and multi-instrumentalist of the local band Life Like Water, about the group’s new music video for their song “Nothing Stays.”
The YMI Cultural Center and First Congregational United Church of Christ renew their partnership; Asheville Pizza & Brewing reopens its theater; and more area arts news.
Local bands have sustained and grown their fan bases through various creative means during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Local band Brushfire Stankgrass launched Live on Linden, a porch concert series, in 2020.
Local poet Peggy Weaver earns the 2021 top finish in Xpress’ annual poetry contest.
Multidisciplinary artist Kira Bursky celebrates her first print collection. Also: new theater, live music, books, exhibits and more!
Amanda Wray continues to expand the LGBTQIA+ Archive of Western North Carolina.
The Charleston transplant has struck a productive balance between commissions and featuring the work of brands she respects.
City officials team with River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project partners for grand opening celebrations.
Local bluegrass band Balsam Range will kick off the 2021 Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre concert series. Also: WNC History Cafe returns; Conserving Carolina hosts photo contest; and more.
For over a decade, local artists Scott “Doc” Varn has been searching out sites depicted in the 1870s publication Picturesque America. In more recent years, he’s put together a coalition of artists to reinterpret these sites as a way to draw greater attention the conversation movement.
The Different Strokes managing artistic director discusses her theater company’s plans to sustain momentum built during summer 2020’s BLM protests and enact lasting change.
A new initiative more sustainably helps nonprofits and artists, more live theater returns and other area happenings.
Local singer/songwriter Kathryn O’Shea celebrates the release of her music video, “Fall,” recorded in the Black Balsam area of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Local videographer Laura Boswell filmed the shoot. Xpress caught up with O’Shea to discuss the release. Below is the interview, along with the video premiere. Xpress: Can you speak to the inspiration behind the song? Kathyrn O’Shea: […]