It was announced last month that John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown had selected Jerry Jackson as its new executive director. And this week, Penland School of Crafts in Penland named Maria “Mia” Hall as its next director.
The play is a deeply moving and decidedly quirky look at two damaged people trying to come to terms with their mortality and failings across 30 years. The show is onstage at 35 below through Sunday, July 30.
The biannual event returns to the U.S. Cellular Center Friday, July 21, to Sunday, July 23.
Andrew LaPrise Trio plays on Friday, July 21, and Rick Simerly Trio on Saturday, July 22, both at 10:30 p.m.
This year’s iteration, running from Thursday, July 20, to Sunday, July 30, features folk dance collectives from India, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Argentina, Russia, Israel, Taiwan and Wales. Traditional Appalachian and Cherokee groups will perform, too.
A group of barnyard bovines find a typewriter and use it to demand better treatment from their owner: This is the storyline of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, a children’s book by author Doreen Cronin and the season-closing production of Asheville Creative Arts. The show, which includes acting, live music, dance and puppetry, will open at The Magnetic Theatre on Friday, July 21.
Tam Tsu holds an album release show at The Mothlight on Thursday, Aug. 3, with House and Land and Nathan Olson.
The full evening of dance takes place at The Academy at Terpsicorps on Friday, July 21, and Saturday, July 22.
Two short years ago, singer-songwriter Ashley Heath was working by day as a barista and playing music at night. She made the jump to being a full-time musician, releasing her debut album last year.
The positive hip-hop artist will perform at The Pritchard Park Summer Series on Thursday, July 20
WHAT: “Magic and Mind Reading Mysteries” show to benefit Vanishing Wheelchair WHEN: Sunday, July 23, 3 p.m WHERE: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church WHY: Using intuition, clairvoyance and showmanship, esoteric magician Zeke Powerz has three goals for his upcoming benefit performance: to “raise money, raise some eyebrows and raise the dead.” As a professional magician, Powerz’s […]
The self-described thump-hop group returns to Western North Carolina for The Good Vibes Summer Tour, headlined by Rebelution and also featuring Collie Buddz, Hirie and DJ Mackle.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features ultra conscious refrigerator magnets, a new album by David Wilcox and a writer’s bike journey to inspire her new book.
Ahead of an upcoming show on the patio at Isis Music Hall, on Friday, July 28, Okrend shares three songs from his new record.
Brandy Bourne and Justin Rabuck have seen indie crafts evolve firsthand. Nine years ago, they founded The Big Crafty, a biannual art and craft market. With eclectic products and a convivial atmosphere styled after Taiwanese bazaars, The Big Crafty proved to be an instant hit.
In his director’s notes, Steve Lloyd acknowledges the 1990 production of Fiddler On The Roof that ushered in his role as executive director at Haywood Arts Regional Theatre. Now, 27 years later, Fiddler is back on HART’s stage. The show runs through Sunday, July 30.
After long and successful careers, two veteran musicians settled into retirement in the Asheville area. But the encouragement of friends and family brought both men came back to the stage to entertain audiences around Western North Carolina.
On display through Friday, August 18, Inheritance opens with a reception on Saturday, July 15.
Appalachian and world music collide when the Asheville singer-songwriter teams with the acclaimed trio and Acoustic Syndicate dobro player.
Kyle James wrote on boats, planes and trains, and on the back seats of the hitchhiked rides (obtained through a mobile app) that they used to keep within their $150-a-day budget. Writing became a means of letting go.
The show will be on view through Sunday, Aug. 20, with an opening reception on Saturday, July 15.