On a Sunday, Sept. 8, a new historical marker honoring the father of country music was dedicated in downtown Asheville. Click through for a photo tile from the event.
The Durham-based duo of Amelia Meath (Mountain Man) and Nick Sanborn (Megafaun) recorded a version of their song, “Hey Mami,” using all kinds of delays and filters and synthesizers and sequencers. Click through for the video.
Soprano Jennifer Davison returns to Asheville Lyric Opera where she will play a nun and clown in the upcoming double bill of “Pagliacci” and “Suor Angelica.” The performances take place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4 and 5, at Diana Wortham Theatre. 8 p.m., adults $30-$58, students $17-$40. About the show: “This operatic double bill combines […]
Asheville-based self-taught painter Spencer Herr has created a special solo show, “Underlying Currents,” for American Folk Art & Framing. In it, “he has taken the opportunity to create a singular body of work, one which illustrates his deep thinking about the course and curse of the modern everyday; decisions taken – moments recognized – and […]
On Saturday, Sept. 14, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial holds a special program commemorating the writer, who died 75 years ago.
From a press release: “Affrilachian” storyteller Lyn Ford will be at two Buncombe County libraries on Saturday, September 28. First, she’ll be the Weaverville library at 11am to treat us to some traditional stories of the Southern Appalachians through the experience of our African American communities. Later that day at 3pm, Lyn will give a […]
In case you missed the April release of Jon Reid’s latest album, here’s a chance to get acquainted with it. The seven chillingly beautiful tracks show the formerly local singer-songwriter honing his considerable skills.
The Screen Artists Co-op (2002 Riverside Drive, Suite 42-P, Asheville), holds a two-day open house for those interested in acting in film and television. Events take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 17 and 18. From a press release: The Screen Artists Co-op presents two days that will change the lives of those desiring a […]
Local skateboard and apparel company Ashevillian holds a launch party/benefit for non-profit A.skate Foundation that includes a skating competition, live bands, videos and a raffle. Saturday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m. $8 until 8 p.m. on Sept. 14 and $10 after 8 p.m. $2 of each ticket will go to A.skate Foundation. Photos by Ashevillian.
Sunday, Sept. 8, has been proclaimed “Jimmie Rodgers Day.” A state historical marker, paying tribute to the legendary singer’s early Asheville radio broadcasts, will be unveiled at the corner of Haywood Street and Battery Park Avenue. A busker’s parade follows, with an evening program at Asheville Music Hall.
Yancey County’s oldest operating pottery celebrates its golden anniversary with a weekend’s worth of events.
Bender Gallery (12 S. Lexington Ave., Asheville) announces new exhibition, “Through the Future, Brightly,” a collection of works by Korean-born glass sculptor Eunsuh Choi and New England artist Adam Waimon. The show runs through Dec. 31 with an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 4 from 5-8 p.m. From a press release: The exhibition examines how […]
“Sherlock Holmes Returns or the Case of the Bloody Heart ,” starring Rob Storrs, runs at Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville, N.C. from Saturday, Sept. 21 through Saturday, Oct. 5. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Regular ticket prices range from $12-$20 and can be purchased by calling 828-682-4285 or online at […]
Student dancers ages 7-16 are invited to open auditions on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. Sixty dancers will be selected to perform as party children, mice, snowflakes, angels, and other roles in the “Great Russian Nutcracker,” performed on Dec. 11 at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Auditions take place at Center Stage Dance Studio, 38-L […]
Five time Grammy-winning Grand Ole Opry star Marty Stuart performs at the US Cellular Arena on Saturday, Sept. 7 in a concert to benefit the Asheville Fire Fighter Association. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $26 + fees and can be purchased on Ticketmaster.com or directly through the Fire Fighters Association […]
Bellamy Young (born Amy Young) plays Mellie Grant, First Lady of the U.S., on ABC drama series “Scandal.” Young was born in Asheville (she’s an ’87 grad of the Asheville School), and recently spoke to “Southern Living” about her hometown. Her “Paper Napkin Interview” is featured in this month’s issue. A couple of Young’s responses, […]
Professional chamber music collective Pan Harmonia announces a concert on Sunday, Oct. 13, 5 p.m. at the Altamont Theatre (18 Church St., Asheville). The performance will feature “the sublime piano artistry of Kimberly Cann,” according to a press release. “In a rare local appearance, pianist Kimberly Cann presents solo works by Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky […]
From a press release: The Montford Park Players, North Carolina’s longest running Shakespeare Festival, announces that auditions for its annual production of A Christmas Carol will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 am until 6 pm and Sunday, Sept. 15, from 1 pm until 6 pm at Asheville’s Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway Street, Asheville […]
On the first Wednesday of September, according to the legend left on a tree on Battery Park Avenue, a mandala of flowers appeared.
The Intersections Craft Group, held at the Forum at Diana Wortham Theatre, offers a workshop on indigo shibori. “The Shibori workshop will cover four ancient resist techniques with a modern twist. After creating the resist patterns, participants will dye a cotton scarf in indigo,” says a blog about the event. “In this workshop participants will […]
New Belgium Brewing’s Clips Beer and Film Tour beings films and craft brew to Pack Square Park this week on Friday, Sept. 6. “Clips offers a venue where guests can try New Belgium’s most esoteric offerings while watching short films created by New Belgium fans,” says a press release. “Up to 16 beer varieties will […]