Sekou Coleman, Jenny Pickens and Lau Malintzin discuss what’s changed and what’s stayed largely the same over the past three years.
Asheville woman writes a guide for terminally ill and their loved ones
“Dying is a big thing, and I want the details of it to be as easy as possible on my family as it can be,” Kae Mance, who has stage 4 breast cancer, says.
Local artists work to raise awareness about domestic and sexual abuse
“I want people to know that they have a community, that they have resources,” says singer and producer Allison “A.G.” Hammond. She emphasizes that domestic violence and sexual abuse are directed not only at women in heterosexual relationships. “It’s all across the board.”
Around Town: Asheville Gay Men’s Chorus celebrates 25 years
A 25th anniversary concert celebrating the Asheville Gay Men’s Chorus. Plus, the 26th annual Bluff Mountain Festival; The Big Secret returns; and more.
Four of a Kind: Jude Stuecker shares insights on the local fiber arts scene
The fiber artist talks new projects and the city’s textile scene.
Four of a Kind: Kisha Blount on the local visual arts scene
The oil painter and graphic designer talks new projects and the city’s visual arts scene.
Best Medicine with Morgan Bost: Comedians’ guide to parenting in WNC
Comedian Morgan Bost speaks with three fellow stand-ups about parenting in Western North Carolina.
Four of a Kind: Starr Sariego discusses the local photography scene
The photographer and curator talks new projects and the city’s visual arts scene.
Creatives in the Crowd: Kelly Saunders surrenders to the flow
For most of her adult life, Kelly Saunders has enjoyed a full and successful career in corporate marketing. But her passion always brought her back to painting.
Four of a Kind: Alex Krug talks local music scene
The singer-songwriter and guitarist talks new projects and the city’s music scene.
Around Town: Haywood County students create public mural
Haywood County high school students create a mural in Clyde. Plus, novelist sets new book in Asheville, Foundy Street hosts a dance party and Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center opens exhibit about the college’s Mexican connection.
New series spotlights Wilma Dykeman’s novels
Led by expert speakers, the monthly talks at the West Asheville Library will examine the novels “The Tall Woman” (1962), “The Far Family” (1966) and “Return the Innocent Earth” (1973).
Around Town: Grindfest gears up for Memorial Day Weekend
Grindfest AVL returns for three days in the River Arts District. Plus, Dirty Logic celebrates five years; Indigenous Writers’ Workshop; and more.
Scott McMicken, Indigo De Souza and Avey Tare release new albums
Three of Asheville’s most acclaimed artists add to their already impressive catalogs.
SART returns to repertory roots with dual productions
“Say Goodnight, Gracie,” opens May 18, followed by “The Azure Sky in Oz” on May 19.
Around Town: Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival returns
The Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival, on hiatus since 2019 due to COVID safety concerns, returns to Asheville. Plus, author’s memoir explores WNC ‘ghost lights,’ Asheville Music School holds a fundraiser and First Presbyterian Church Asheville presents a one-woman show about the life of medieval mystic Julian of Norwich.
White Horse Black Mountain transitions to nonprofit
As a nonprofit, a fundamental goal of the venue will be to bring the music space and audience even closer together.
Why I volunteer: A way to support the arts
Kathy O’Neal is a volunteer at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. The organization’s mission is to enrich, enlighten, educate and entertain through the performing arts.
Punch Bucket Lit founder Rachel Hanson on launching a literary nonprofit
The founder of the monthly literary reading series is seeking nonprofit status for the organization.
Asheville artists celebrate the creative legacy of Carrie Cox
Previous and current Wedge artists come together to celebrate the life of fellow artist Carrie Cox.
Matt Peiken’s ‘The Overlook’ brings daily podcast to Asheville
The journalist discusses leaving BPR for podcasting — and why he’s confident his new project will succeed.