On Monday, Jan. 6, storytellers from across the region will present true stories at the Henderson County Library’s Kaplan Auditorium.
Reasonably Priced Babies return to Ambrose West on Friday, Jan. 17. The troupe also performs at Black Mountain Center for the Arts on Friday, Jan. 24.
“I wanted to make swinging big band music, but I didn’t want it to be a ’20s/’30s tribute,” Ray says. “This is a style that can be vibrant and communicative now.”
‘Brassterpiece Theatre’ is a fully realized effort that demonstrates the facility of this powerful musical outfit.
The party takes place at Eleven on Grove on Monday, Jan. 6.
The Asheville music community rallies around an ailing colleague, a busker ups her game and a prolific keyboardist’s secret is revealed.
Matt Williams featuring Royal Suits share the feel-good single, “2020.”
From exhibits to fundraisers, Lauren Andrews and Deborah Robertson kept readers up-to-date on the latest happenings around town in 2019.
The duo once called Asheville home and were back in town earlier this year for a tour stop.
The year in local art could be summed up in hellos, goodbyes and triumphant returns.
The globe-spanning vibe of ‘I Am Listening’ will be captured at the Grey Eagle album release show with the help of guest musicians River Guerguerian (percussion) and flautist Scott Sheerin.
Nancy J. Cable, chancellor of UNC Asheville, reviews her best reads in 2019.
Where will you welcome in the next decade? Check out Xpress’ extensive list of ideas.
From theater and live music to art exhibitions and literature, 2019 produces great works across genres.
The Asheville-based electro-synth/prog-rock quintet plays Dec. 27-28 at Isis.
The local singer/songwriter debuts new songs in acoustic form, Dec. 27 at The Grey Eagle.
Inherited vintage clothing, previously online-only, recently opened as not only a brick-and-mortar store in downtown Tryon, but also as a collaboration with Heise’s husband, the singer-songwriter and recording artist Steven Fiore (aka Young Mister), who runs Reunion Tour, a recording studio and skate and music shop in the same space.
Xpress looks into the musical ministries of a number of local churches and explores what such programs, at the intersection of art and worship, offer to parishioners as well secular fans of a good concert.
The holiday tradition returns to Asheville Community Theatre on Dec. 28.
“We’ve got a few new arrangements that we’re bringing in, but we’re going to play all the old favorites,” Wilson says. “Wendy [Jones] has a big band arrangement of ‘White Christmas.’ And last year we started doing ‘Silent Night.’”
Pianist David Troy Francis, cellist Franklin Keel and singer Carol Duermit perform a Christmas program at White Horse Black Mountain on Dec. 22.