When West Asheville’s crimson-lit haunt Double Crown first opened in December 2012, on the night of the Mayan Apocalypse, it was with a very special performance: the Legendary Singing Stars. The group, founded and formerly headlined by the late superstar of gospel music, Tommy Ellison, returns for its sixth performance at Double Crown, on the evening of the bar’s fourth anniversary. Thanks to the influence of the Singing Stars, gospel music is now inherent to the venue. “This is the first full year that we have had a gospel group perform every month,” says Double Crown owner Steve Mann. “And we have a great lineup for next year.” Buxton Hall Barbecue caters the celebratory event on Thursday, Dec. 22, at 10 p.m. $10. thedoublecrown.com. Photo by Steve Mann
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