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 […]
“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 […]
“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.
The seventh annual Southeast Women’s Herbal Conference, held Oct. 12-14 at Lake Eden, promoted a simple but powerful idea — that there is a healer in us all. Here are a few recipes and herbal aids straight from the wise woman’s medicine cabinet. Enjoy!
After listening to the first few chords of a First Aid Kit song, it’s clear the Soderberg sisters were meant to make music. Klara and Johanna, 22- and 19-year-old Stockholm natives, have captivated audiences across the globe with their hauntingly beautiful folk-inspired melodies and atmospheric songs.
“It’s new work, old work, old-work revisited, but overall it’s about being an artist now, and expressing that through movement,” says Kathy Leiner, a founding member of Moving Women, an Asheville-based contemporary dance company. “It’s about seeing women at different points in their creative experiences.”
Butoh is not a dance that strives to please. It dives instead into deeper emotional waters, exploring feelings of anxiety, pain, rage and loss. The beauty of Butoh is not that it’s necessarily lovely to watch, but that it resonates with complex human emotions — emotions that are not always shared openly. Born in a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
With the new-and-improved Community Calendar at http://www.mountainx.com/events, it’s never been easier to explore activities tailored to your interests. Search by category — including food, garden, family, art and wellness (to name just a few) — by date, keyword, region and beyond!
The community is invited to attend a memorial event and fundraiser honoring the life of Summer Kolesar on Saturday, April 16, at the Odyssey School.
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 […]
Local entertainers are creating a space where community dialogue meets music, poetry and performance art. The objective? To raise awareness of the potential impact of nuclear waste on our area.
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).
Nathaniel Galka’s exhibition of dreamy landscapes on canvas is now on display at The Altamont Theatre Company. An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 1.
Special guest Abraham Deng will talk about his experience as a Sudanese refugee at The Well, an informal worship community organized by Asheville Youth Mission, on Sunday, March 13.
The art party and fundraiser for Antonio’s boarding-school expense fund will be held on Thursday, March 3.
All proceeds from the Saturday, Feb. 26 carnival-themed festivities benefit the Children’s Welfare League, a local nonprofit dedicated to the education and welfare of underprivileged children in Buncombe County.