The Colorado-based writer will present her Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop at the Refinery Creator Space on Sunday, March 17.
“Mozart is like Shakespeare in literature — he’s just there, and he’s one of the very most important,” says renowned classical pianist Garrick Ohlsson.
The commemoration, now in its fourth year, remembers the Jazz Age luminary with a weeklong roster of events.
“It feels like a home game,” Kondabolu says of performing in Asheville. “I have a bunch of folks who I don’t have to explain as much to and who are excited that I’m there.”
Along with theatrical productions, the event space offers murder mystery dinners, programming for children, a Malaprop’s book store pop-up, the Artful Cup Coffee Bar and more.
“I don’t want to become Odysseus stuck on an island and say, ‘That was my music — the music of my high school years.’ There’s so much great music in every era. Why not be open to it? As a musician, I think you continually have to grow.”
Mark your calendars for the band’s Saturday, April 27, album release show at Isis Music Hall.
Local poet, performer and event curator Justin Blackburn Blackburn is the co-creator of the Humansandpoetry collective and its event arm, the Asheville Biscuit Head Slam Poetry Series.
“If I can write something that creates that kind of connection, it’s not just me navel-gazing,” says Brown.
Known in Asheville as the front man of indie-hip-hop-soul collective Natural Born Leaders, Mike Martinez — aka “Mad” Mike — has also been quietly making solo songs, as well.
“I came back to the Southeast and suddenly my eyes were open to the native people around me, because I’d lived on a reservation and lived out west where there were so many different nations around us,” Kirstin Squint says.
The film, directed by Daniel Judson, features a number of artists from the Asheville music scene and is set in part at Edisto Island.
There are countless ways to see out the old year and welcome the new one. Read on for parties, concerts, dances and more.
While this city still has a long way to go to when it comes to equity and representation of diversity within the local art scene, 2018 showed strides in that direction.
The work, filmed between Harold’s Cross and airports in Dublin, New York, Charlotte, and finally at Fornoff’s child hood home in Asheville, North Carolina, contrasts the excitement of going home with the mixed melancholy of returning.
Renegade reindeer, a wintery romp and a rocking tune put a new spin on the holiday soundtrack.
“People are saying their deepest fears, people are challenging the system … but at the same time they’re also getting scored,” says Justin Blackburn. “Not only is it this empowering performance, [but it’s also] a game.”
The dreamy, softly glitchy song “Late Bloomer,” by local musician Jared Hooker — aka Tin Foil Hat — is well paired with a lush and surreal stop-motion film.
“Asheville Through Brown Eyes,” with work by Joseph Pearson, Jenny Pickens, Valeria Watson, Noel Jefferson, James Love, Viola Spells and Cleaster Cotton, opens Friday, Dec. 7, in the Asheville Area Art Gallery’s Thom Robinson and Ray Griffin Exhibition Space.
In the surreal and sometimes disturbing video, Lichtenberger “does battle with a dog that morphs into a human, himself on the basketball court and tax documents,” the musician explains.
Ammerman will launch the album at The Mothlight on Thursday, Nov. 29.