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: […]
Unable to perform live, many local musicians have redirected their creative talents and discovered new opportunities during the pandemic.
Transylvania County youth services librarian Laura Gardner celebrates her debut children’s book, Blue Ridge Babies 1, 2, 3. Also: Blue Ridge Community College Theatre Department presents William Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors; Asheville Area Piano Forum hosts its 15th annual Spring Benefit Concert; and more!
The Center for Craft’s webinar series with UNCA views vital topics through the lens of craft.
The bestselling author discusses life during the pandemic, the decision to end her popular series and its potential second life on the screen.
Representatives from White Horse, The Grey Eagle and The Orange Peel discuss their approaches to welcoming audiences back indoors.
Kimberly Dow will be part of the first group of women to have their art on the lunar surface; SART announces its 2021 season; and more area arts news.
Asheville-area musicians and harm reductionists work together to reverse a troubling trend.
Tommy Hays, local author and former executive director of the Great Smokies Writing Program, is named to The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Also: music contests, arts scholarships and more!
Nye and Terran discuss their labor of love and launching a new inclusive theater company.
The Asheville-based author (and Xpress Arts & Culture editor) discusses his long, rewarding path to becoming a published novelist.
Throughout the pandemic, local arts programs have rallied and adapted to the demands brought about by COVID-19, providing teachers much-needed relief and students a chance to express themselves during these trying times.
The Center for Cultural Preservation is hosting A Special Evening with Dom Flemons. Plus, the Folk Art Center marks National Quilting Day, Kim Ruehl celebrates the release of her debut book, “A Singing Army: Zilphia Horton and the Highlander Folk School”; and more!
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo returns with his latest album, “The Beat Bach Symphonies,” a collaboration with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra and several international musicians.