Local live event and entertainment professionals lit up their businesses in red to bring awareness to a struggling industry.
The Magnetic Theatre stays innovative, local filmmakers release new works and other area arts news.
Deni and Will McIntyre’s streaming series explores how area performers and venue owners are coping with COVID-19 challenges, both personally and creatively.
Hannah Kepple plays Moon on the hit series, local cultural institutions receive a boost from the Asheville Area Arts Council and other arts news.
Jeff Corpening’s three-part anthology movie plays digital festivals in Burbank and Raleigh, Rabbit Rabbit opens, plus other local arts news.
The open-air event space, a joint venture between Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. and The Orange Peel, is welcoming guests on Coxe Avenue.
Well Played and The Kingmaker’s Draft owners discuss the challenges of providing tabletop recreation during a pandemic.
The Fairview-based artist examines women’s roles in society; plus information on upcoming works, contests and the return of movie theater popcorn.
The Asheville native is hard at work on her next major project, plus other recent news from the local arts scene.
The legendary singer is honored in her hometown, new books by local authors are published and opportunities arise for storytellers and artists.
Restaurants, brewers, hoteliers, tour companies and retailers were all among the 449 named Paycheck Protection Program beneficiaries with headquarters in Asheville. At least 46 of those entities also received help from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority to fill needs unmet by the federal loan effort.
Amanda and Jon Hency reflect on their difficult decision, standout moments and their next chapter.
Instead of a packed house, musician April Bennett and local hip-hop band Lyric played to a nearly empty space at the Orange Peel for the May 15 livestream of Downtown After 5. “It was definitely weird playing in one of the biggest rooms in the city with no people in it except for the staff who were recording it,” she remarks with a laugh. “But I was really glad for that [opportunity]. It was definitely a much-needed morale boost during these crazy, crazy times.”
The podcast series features interviews with a variety of local figures who seek a better, sustainable world post-COVID-19.
Leaders from the Asheville Area Arts Council, LEAF Global Arts and Open Hearts Art Center discuss their ongoing struggles to continue providing community services.
“I’d been looking at how to expand what I do, because I’m always bugged by ideas,” says Davaion Bristol. Launching “Smoke Break” as a video podcast “gave me another outlet to express myself, to connect with people.”
Asheville Area Arts Council is providing assistance in the form of an online resource.
“Superstition” is the theme of the 13th City-sanctioned parade, which takes place Feb. 23.
The LEAF Global Arts center will celebrate its grand opening on Friday, Feb. 14 with a series of events.
“Other than a new roof, the exterior shell and a few walls here and there, we’re looking at a brand-new facility,” said Chris Corl, general manager of Harrah’s Cherokee Center — Asheville, as he displayed concepts for the auditorium developed by the Nashville-based Earl Swensson Associates. He described the plan as “not a renovation, but a transformation.”
Have you ever been on or dreamed of going on a big adventure? Show and tell us about it! Submit student art, essays and poems by this Friday, Jan. 31, to be considered for the 2020 Kids Issues.