Royal Peasantry’s Lexington Avenue Pride Holiday Celebration

Royal Peasantry will host a Lexington Avenue Pride Holiday Celebration on Friday, Dec. 21, and Saturday, Dec. 22, as announced on Facebook. The store, which offers eclectic, locally made fashion, will be open late, offering “libations and some treats, cameras, lights, stylists, music, possibly live but at least loud and fun” throughout. Royal Peasantry is […]

Just say yes: Joyful Birth and Breastfeed­ing Expo promotes natural childbirth

“Giving birth is like running a marathon,” observes nurse-midwife Barbara Davenport, co-leader of the BirthNetwork of Western North Carolina. “It requires endurance, healthy eating beforehand and lots of mental preparation." Like an athlete, therefore, a woman should have a coach, "an advocate, educator and guide — and a midwife is just that,” she adds with […]

Just say yes

“Giving birth is like running a marathon,” observes nurse-midwife Barbara Davenport, co-leader of the BirthNetwork of Western North Carolina. “It requires endurance, healthy eating beforehand and lots of mental preparation." Like an athlete, therefore, a woman should have a coach, "an advocate, educator and guide — and a midwife is just that,” she adds with a smile.

Predator and Prey

Imagine a dystopian world ruled by violent, power-hungry birds with 12-foot wingspans. These predators stalk, manipulate, seduce and deceive humans, introducing them to weapons, teaching them to fly, tempting them with power. In Birds of War (Aves de Guerra), the latest production by Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre and White Dog Dance Project (the company’s international […]

Here to show our stuff

Their dance styles, personalities and body types are extremely different, but in the studio and on stage, something simply clicks. “She’s a little powerhouse of energy,” says Lindsey Kelley, describing Mindy Upin, a dancer, choreographer and close friend. “I’m more long-limbed and tower over her, but the relationship we have as performers, the juxtaposition between […]

“One of our own”

Jimmy Landry believes that strength is found in numbers. This thinking — this unwavering belief that we are stronger when we work together — has rooted Landry in the local acoustic music industry. Landry is widely known as a thoughtful singer-songwriter, boasting four independent albums, including his most recent release, Life Is Good, which was […]

A community quilt of stories

Hand Me Down, Bestowing Our True Inheritance Through Life Lessons and Legacy, a production by the Community Choreography Project, is a collage of personal stories woven around themes of “home” and “legacy.” As Barrie Barton, choreographer of the production, puts it: Hand Me Down is a showcase of movement theater that strives to “take artistic […]

Conscious Party Web Extra: The Freedom Ball and fundraiser for death row exoneree Edward Chapman

The third annual Freedom Ball and fundraiser for N.C. death row exoneree Edward Chapman features an impressive lineup of local performers including David LaMotte (songwriter and acoustic guitarist), Skinny Legs & All (a soul, blues and funk ensemble fronted by talented teens, pictured), The Krektones (surf rock) and Kinjah (reggae).