Barn Day: tour of historic barns with dinner, music and auction, May 20

Press release: Get your tickets for the fourth annual Madison County Barn Alliance Barn Tour Day–Saturday, May 20. Advance purchase of tickets is required and the price is $40 per person or $75 for two for the general public. Special discount for Barn Alliance members. The event begins with a bus tour (starting at 2:30pm) […]

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Self-acceptance and body positive expert Rosie Molinary speaks at Malaprop’s, May 30

Press release: Self-Acceptance and Body Positive Expert, Rosie Molinary, Visits Malaprop’s 7 pm on May 30, 2017 Promoting a new edition of Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance Who would have imagined even five years ago that the cover model of the 2016 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition would be a size 14? Or […]

Cataloochee Revisited bus tour with author Wayne Caldwell

Press release: Please join award-winning local author Wayne Caldwell on Saturday, August 5, 2017, for a day trip to the Cataloochee Valley Historic Area. Caldwell based his best selling fiction series (Cataloochee and Requiem by Fire) on life in the Cataloochee Valley before and during the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The […]

Haywood Community College visiting artist lecture series hosts Erin Castellan, May 4

Press release: Haywood Community College will host Asheville artist Erin Castellan as part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series Thursday, May 4, at 4:00 p.m. The event will be held in room 7105 of the Creative Arts Building on the main campus. Castellan creates colorful, painterly collages using hand-embroidery, knitting, crochet and various found and […]

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The Great American Strip-Off! at The Magnetic Theatre, May 12 and 13

Press release: When The Magnetic Theatre debuted The Great American Strip-Off! for three weekends this past January, it proved an immediate sensation, not to mention its sold-out houses. Boo Velvet’s outrageous creation thrilled and delighted audiences, who begged for more. And now, Boo and The Magnetic are more than happy to oblige with a two-night return, […]


Brevard College professor launches a historical fiction book on April 28

Press release: Historical fiction meets environmental science in the latest book by Brevard College Professor Jennifer Frick-Ruppert. A launch party for “The Legend of Skyco: Spirit Quest” is slated for Friday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. at Highland Books in Brevard. “I see ‘The Legend of Skyco’ as an entertaining form of teaching, of turning […]

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The Magnetic Theatre presents John Crutchfield’s “Malverse,” May 11-June 3

Press release: John Crutchfield, one of the founding artistic associates of The Magnetic Theatre, has returned to Asheville after a two-year sojourn in Berlin, and he returns The Magnetic as a playwright with Malverse, an urban myth in two acts, directed by Magnetic artistic director Steven Samuels. The fruitful collaboration between Crutchfield and Samuels began […]

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Midsummer solstice concert with Jamie Laval, June 9

Press release: Midsummer Solstice Concert with Jamie Laval Friday, June 9, 7pm Isis Restaurant and Music Hall 743 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC Info: Tickets: Most of us associate Celtic music with toe-tapping rhythms, bouncy jigs, galloping reels. Jamie promises both the warmly familiar and the bracingly surprising in this program themed towards Celtic […]