In 1979, teenage guitarist Allan Day was inspired to write his own songs in the style of the Buzzcocks, the Ramones and other punk heroes. Now, in 2020, he’s finally recorded and released that album.
It’s time for local K-12 students to shine! The theme for Xpress’ 2021 Kids Issue is “My Great Idea.” Deadline to submit art and writing for possible publication is Friday, Jan. 29.
Where the Jackson Building stands today, on the southeast corner of Pack Square, a monuments and tombstones business once stood. The business owner, W.O. Wolfe, died in 1922, but his life and personality were immortalized in his son Thomas’ 1929 novel, Look Homeward, Angel.
“It’s a Wonderful Life” gets a pandemic twist, the Arboretum’s holiday lights show becomes a drive-thru event and more area arts news.
The Alabama-based soul rockers made history (twice) during the final show in The Grey Eagle’s drive-in series at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds.
The Deep Gap-based hip-hop artist is benefiting from a full-time commitment to music.
Sara Mulvey and David Humphreys reflect on what drew them to tintype photography and how they’ve adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trillium Arts debuts in Mars Hill, while Toe River Arts pivots to serve Mitchell and Yancey counties.
It has been inspiring to see the acting community continue to come together [for virtual programs]. There’s nothing like standing next to someone, but we’re finding new ways to reach out and connect with people. Not to mention the donations we’ve gotten. It’s reassuring to see that people in the community love the arts and […]
At its fifth annual award celebration, local giving circle CoThinkk reimagined the possibilities and recognized the work of community activists and leaders.
I’m thankful to be able to show up as an owner of a business that feels authentic to me. My work is rooted in the idea that young people get to have opinions and take up space; they don’t have to wait till they’re 40. As a publicist and content creator, the most valuable thing […]
Classical music informs the songwriting and arrangements of this Asheville chamber-folk artist.
The video for the latest collaboration between Jaze Uries and Ted Marks was directed by Asheville-based Anchor Heart Films.
“I am extremely grateful for my husband Greg’s culinary skills. He’s been awesome at planning and cooking creative menus throughout the pandemic. At work, I’m glad to be learning some new digital skills with the virtual cinema at the Fine Arts and the online store at New Morning Gallery. I’d like to thank the local community […]
After nearly a decade, the Wilma Dykeman Legacy has found a permanent use for the author’s former childhood home. In fall 2021, UNC Asheville intends to launch the site as part of its Writer-in-Residence program. Xpress spoke with some of the key players who helped turn the concept into a reality.
“I’m very grateful for the love and support from my community of friends. If not for them, I might have lost my mind completely this year. In my professional work, I’m grateful for space and time. Over the past year, our band has been able to get a space to be our most creative versions […]
The itinerant singer/songwriter and the Asheville-based musical collective took decidedly different paths in crafting their latest works.
Open Hearts and Ian Wilkinson collaborate, ACT premieres Maria Young’s new play and more area arts news.
The husband-and-wife duo put on a high-quality show at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, but the overall audience experience has room for improvement.
Unable to host the in-person events that they’ve come to rely on for funding, these two local nonprofits are scraping by, thanks to loyal supporters and innovation.
The arts-based after-school program centers the leadership and creativity of Black and Brown youths ages 13-19.