Holiday Lighting Celebration in Biltmore Park Town Square

Biltmore Park Town Square holds a holiday lighting celebration on Friday, Nov. 22 Press release: Biltmore Park Town Square is welcoming the holiday season with its fifth annual Holiday Lighting Celebration on Friday, November 22nd. This old fashioned holiday event will take place along Town Square Boulevard from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The evening’s pivotal […]

Accordion Time Machine presents “Animals Wearing Clothes”

Accordion Time Machine, the experimental theatre ensemble of local troupe Anam Cara, will stage “Animals Wearing Clothes” on Saturday, Dec. 7. 8 p.m., $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Held at Anam Cara Theatre 203 Haywood Road, West Asheville. “Expect profundity, absurdity, and silliness in the original, collaboratively created pieces,” says a press release. […]

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Moogfest tickets on sale today, daytime lineup announced

The April, 2014 festival names its first round of “luminaries, pioneers, and visionaries that will constitute its daytime programming.” Okay, so now musicians mentioned yet, but the roster of speakers and presenters is staggering. It’s a who’s who of the brightest and most envelope-pushing inventors, innovators and creative thinkers. Hint: Laurie Anderson is among them.

Wild Birds Unlimited’s grand opening is Nov. 16

Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop holds a grand opening in South Asheville on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The new store is located at 10 Crispin Court, Suite D-102, in Gerber Village. The opening event includes family friendly nature talks, prize drawings, refreshments, give-a-ways and product demonstrations. According to a press release, “It […]

Octogenarian Truman Solesbee moved into his shop, Hopewell Upholstery and Trim, in 1985 after his family home was lost to a road-widening project. Following his interview for Prosperity Gospel: Portraits of the Great Recession, Solsebee’s shop was destroyed by a car wreck. Photo by Charter Weeks

Poetic justice

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security; to fair trials, to work, to rest and leisure. But food, clothing and housing don’t come up until Article 25 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. That seems strange, considering that the rest won’t amount to much without a decent meal and a warm bed. […]

“New wave was my rock ‘n’ roll”: Though his new record isn’t much a departure from the sort of music he was making as a teenager, Johnny Marr points out, “Of course, now I know more about playing the guitar and singing.” Photo by Jon Shard

Special delivery

Know that game where you’re asked, “If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?” If you changed “have dinner” to “be in a band” and then actually did just that with your top 15 picks, you’d be Johnny Marr. The guitarist and singer-songwriter has been a member of The […]

Raise a glass wine tasting and benefit for OpenDoors of Asheville

The Asheville Glass Center and MetroWines have teamed up to host a special wine tasting and glass blowing event on Saturday, Nov. 16. The evening benefits OpenDoors of Asheville; a nonprofit connecting local children living in poverty with an active, individualized network of support. According to a press release: The Asheville Glass Center, along with […]