The Buncombe County Special Collections blog opens up to community submissions. Plus, local multimedia artist puts on augmented reality show, author chronicles history of the Toe River Valley, and photographers express experiences of queerness through visual autobiographies.
This roundtable discussion hits on vinyl trends, keeping up with new music and counteracting record-store stereotypes.
Asheville artist Ginger Huebner opens new studio and workshop space at her Roots + Wings Creative Campus. Plus, A Different Myth announces inaugural cohort of playwrights, Asheville grandmother publishes novel, and Hendersonville honors historic guesthouse.
On Monday, June 20, historian and educator Kelly Dunbar and doula Cindy McMillan will present African American Women’s Midwifery and Doula Work in Buncombe County: Then and Now.
Brent Martin’s book includes 75 of Masa’s photos alongside essays that contextualize the imagery through a modern-day lens.
The collaborative project archives historical work by Indigenous photographers and helps contemporary Native people committed to the craft.
A new book of photos and poems explores the emotional toll of the pandemic. Plus, the Vance Birthplace teams with the American Myth Center to present stories of enslaved people, the Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center helps make memories, and the Magnetic Theatre holds a carnival.
Diana Wortham Theatre hosts a screening of “Homeless: A Human Story,” plus music, poetry and a panel discussion, on June 10.
The third-generation metalworker discusses her commitment to the craft.
Preserving a Picturesque America raises money for conservation efforts through auction of paintings. Plus, local author completes fantasy trilogy, high school percussionist wins top honor and the Fairy Trail returns to Bullington Gardens.
Xpress speaks with local, award-winning poet Eric Nelson about his latest collection, ‘Horse Not Zebra.’
Claudia Mason has made it her mission to share the music of her late son Brian Konopasek, aka Morse Code, with the world.
Asheville native and Grammy Award-winning musician Bryan Sutton discusses his new guitar camp and concert series.
Asheville Junior Theater debuts with two performances of Matilda the Musical Jr.. Plus, a local filmmaker creates a music video, Asheville Guitar Bar spotlights Pink Floyd, and Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center presents a new exhibit.
While some historians were already telling fuller stories before the monument’s removal, others have been inspired by its absence.
‘The Asheville View’ welcomes back a live audience. Plus, a local resident launches a craft podcast, Pisgah Legal Services raises money to help kids, and veterans share their stories at a Hendersonville event.
Launched in 2017 as a fundraiser for the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina, Cold Mountain Music Festival returns Saturday, June 4, after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.
Author S.E. Chandler discusses her decision to self-publish and the recent success of her new trilogy.
Zach Cooper, Debrissa McKinney and Seth Kauffman discuss their experiences with well-known musicians.
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.