As far as the hurricane that struck Houston last month, Franklin says that those in and around the group remained safe and accounted for. “Everyone’s been volunteering and — as much as we can — trying to provide emotional support to those who have lost everything,” she says, characterizing the response to Harvey as one big, city-wide effort.
The Charlotte native and ‘Mindy Project’ cast member visits The Grey Eagle for 7 and 9:30 p.m. shows on Friday, Sept. 22, and Saturday, Sept. 23.
The inaugural festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 23, at French Broad River Park.
As layers are peeled away and details revealed, some viewers will be squirming in their seats — particularly in the second act. It’s a riveting ride and in no way a light night of entertainment.
The beloved play runs through Sunday, Oct. 8 at North Carolina Stage Company.
This edition previews Asheville shows in a variety of styles: rock, prewar jazz, EDM and a kind of jazz/hip-hop hybrid.
The band will be performing new and old songs at Highland Brewing Co. on Saturday, Sept. 16.
The phrase “late night album” applies to Floating Action’s Is it Exquisite? It’s a collection of songs best experienced via attentive listening.
Unlike most U.S. cities with music scenes, Asheville doesn’t offer lockout spaces or practice facilities for local or touring artists. When a storage unit facility asked local bands to leave, it left many musicians scrambling for creative solutions.
The reggae artist plays a headlining show at Salvage Station on Monday, Sept. 18.
After being selected as a cultural ambassador by the U.S. State Department, Jonathan Scales toured Asia and Africa, where he performed for a wide range of audiences and learned important life lessons.
Randy Shull and his partner/“co-conspirator” Hedy Fischer will open ¡Viva! on Saturday, Sept. 16 — aka Mexican Independence Day. The exhibition features more than a dozen contemporary Latin American artists.
The resurrected film festival takes place on Saturday, Sept. 16, at A-B Tech Community College.
“There’s a lot to be learned from looking back on your life and trying to figure out certain things around your own personal motivations in an intense situation, and if you handled it well,” says playwright Lucia Del Vecchio. “And it’s kind of a fantasy. You don’t get to go back and talk to people very often.”
The fine arts and craft show takes place in downtown Weaverville on Saturday, Sept. 16.
It’s no wonder that The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [Revised] is such a popular play in the Asheville area. It’s an automatic crowd-pleasing comedy.
The Virginia author will discuss her latest novel at Malaprop’s on Thursday, Sept. 14, and discuss the life and legacy of Zebulon B. Vance at UNCA on Friday, Sept. 15.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a young rocking horse maker’s art fair entry, a swing dance enthusiast’s revival of old tunes and a musical that aims to counter racial tensions in the U.S.
The band has a trio of upcoming shows, including Friday, Sept. 15, at Jack of the Wood; Saturday, Sept. 23, at Innovation Brewing; and Saturday, Oct. 7, at Sanctuary Brewing.
The Hendersonville native will discuss her debut novel in conversation with Jeremy Jones at Malaprop’s on Tuesday, Sept. 12.
The Ghana-born, Denver-based drummer plays a free show at the Altamont on Sept. 11.