Al Whitesides, Anthony Penland, Martin Moore, Amanda Edwards and Don Yelton participated in the second of three Town Hall events.
Stephanie Morgan, Marisa Blake and Mike Capra discuss navigating the niche industry.
This month local comedian Morgan Bost and friends discuss ideas for how they’d spend the proposed $70 million bond money, ways to avoid romantic partners during this leaf season and the quintessential WNC festival that is not currently being produced.
The Asheville Music Video awards will have an audience for the first time since 2019. Plus, a local authors looks back at his time with John Lennon, ColorFest returns to Dillsboro and Tyger Tyger Gallery highlights the sun in new show.
This month’s roundup includes creative covers, alt-country, punk and psychedelic soul.
Blue Ridge Pride Festival celebrates in downtown. Plus: The Art on the Island Festival returns to Marshall’s Blannahassett Island; Folkmoot Life Long Learning program launches; and more!
General Assembly candidates Caleb Rudow, Lindsey Prather, Eric Ager and Everett Pittillo strongly support increased arts funding for Western North Carolina.
Local poet Luke Hankins discusses his writings, the power of metaphor and his interest in spiritual dilemmas.
The Altamont Jazz Project, made up of three Asheville teenagers, scores weekly gigs. Plus, the East Asheville Library hosts a show focused on Black resiliency and hope; the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center selects the second cohort of its BMC Radio Art program; and a legendary moonshiner gets the spotlight in Sylva.
John-Paul Miller, founder and guitarist of Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, discusses the group’s 20-year anniversary and its upcoming show at Salvage Station, Friday, Sept. 16.
“Real People, Great Radio,” a new local compilation album, features 10 WNC-based bands and performers.
The Village Art & Craft Fair returns to The Cathedral of All Souls for its 50th annual gathering. Plus, The Asheville Ballet kicks off its new season with an outdoor show, Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. brings back second-run movies, and a local poet explores painful childhood memories in a new collection.
Keynote speaker David Joy discusses the importance of place in Southern literature.
Representatives from Different Strokes, Asheville Community Theatre and NC Stage discuss making their theaters more welcoming spaces.
Directors and curators from local college and university galleries speak to the benefits of student and faculty exhibits.
Local theater troupe The Cardboard Sea returns to the stage for the first time since the pandemic hit. Plus, Ole Shakey’s is back at a new location, the Flatiron Writers Room goes hybrid, and The Captain’s Bookshelf shuts down for good.
A new feature in Xpress, local comedian Morgan Bost speaks with a rotating cast of local funny folks to get their takes on all things Western North Carolina.
Poetry Open Mic Asheville, Dark City Poets Society and Punch Bucket Lit build community through welcoming, inclusive gatherings celebrating local authors and poets.
Local artist Skip Rohde raises questions on topics such as war and gentrification in his latest exhibit, What May Be.
The East End/Valley Street Neighborhood Association celebrates the neighborhood’s legacy and heritage on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Also: The Asheville Symphony Orchestra’s new season launches; Western Carolina University hosts its latest exhibits; and more!
The Waynesville-based artist discusses her challenging but inspiring past year.