The Asheville-based author’s latest work explores tense times in Northern Georgia.
Jazmin Whitmore always enjoyed fashion, yet struggled to afford buying clothes. As a plus-size woman, finding items in her size was also frustrating. It’s a struggle familiar to many women. According to a study on clothing size standards published in 2016, the average American woman is size 16 to 18. However, too many brands have been […]
The Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center offers a workshop on finding stories in the natural world. Plus, the Western North Carolina Historical Association presents a talk on African American music traditions, and musicians band together to help the Sly Grog Lounge.
In her latest book, Murder in the Mountains: Historic True Crime in Western North Carolina, local author Nadia Dean examines 10 deadly crimes from the region’s past.
From superheroes to architectural fantasies, these Asheville comedians thrive when put on the spot.
The COVID-19 pandemic shook up life for Robert Bennett when his job as a mechanical engineer disappeared — not that he was mad about it. “I didn’t like engineering; I just fell back on my degree,” the UNC Charlotte graduate recalls. Instead, he seized the opportunity to turn his gig hosting Robert’s Totally Rad Trivia, […]
An award-winning shoemaker will offer a series of shoemaking workshops. Plus, the Center for Craft celebrates Cherokee basketmaking, Pink Dog Creative highlights nine artists and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian hires new staffers.
Xpress speaks with eight local artists about the ups and downs of a difficult year and what inspired them amid the ongoing pandemic.
Motown, soul and R&B songs will bring in the New Year at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Also: UNC Asheville students and faculty launch new podcast; local author examines the history of St. Nick; and plenty more.
For many local artists, faith informs creative output and, in turn, artwork fuels faith.
David Eck, Erin Maxfield-Steele and David LaMotte discuss how their original music does (and doesn’t) intersect with their religious work.
Xpress rounds up three local shows that remind us that part of the reason for the season is wonder, laughter and artful stage magic.
A virtual celebration aims to educate Western North Carolina about Kwanzaa. Also, A Swannanoa Solstice returns to the Wortham Center, a new group show tackles post-pandemic life and a visit to Santa tries to help the homeless.
This month’s New Record Roundup includes Afro-soul and reggae covers, lush soul soundscapes, ’80s-inspired post-punk and Part Two in an experimental folk series.
The funding supports three different economic development projects.
The Swannanoa Valley Museum and History Center presents a wreath-making workshop focused on Appalachian traditions. Plus, Citizen Vinyl explores classic Isaac Hayes album, the African American Heritage Trail takes shape, and the Candlelight Stroll returns to downtown Weaverville.
It’s time for local K-12 students to get creative! The theme for Xpress’ 2022 Kids Issue is “Simply Beautiful.” Deadline to submit art and writing for possible publication is Friday, Jan. 28.
Local costume shop owners share how they got into the industry and discuss Asheville’s continued support of their businesses.
With the holidays here, local arts and craft shops offer creative gifts for the season of giving.
After more than a year of lockdowns and hesitant restarts, the Madison County college town of Mars Hill is feeling the effects of shifting trends. “People have decided they want to have a less congested life but still have access to restaurants and shopping,” notes real estate agent Angela Morgan.
Refraction Holiday Art Market returns to the River Arts District on Sunday, Dec. 5, noon-6 p.m. Also: Historic Johnson Farm celebrates Christmas with a number of tours; the Krüger Brothers join the Blue Ridge Orchestra; and more!