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VIDEO PREMIERE: ‘Redeemer’ by The Silver Doors
The Asheville-based Appalachian desert rock band filmed the video for their debut single at Drop of Sun Studios.
Filmmaking classes empower area youth
Fierce Flix, Lisa Smith Teaches and Asheville School of Film teach local kids the art of filmmaking and life skills.
The Rumpus establishes home base in Asheville
Alyson Sinclair and Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn discuss the literary magazine’s rich history and their plans for collaborations with Asheville’s writing community.
Local comic book stores thrive together
Morgan’s Comics, Comic Envy and Pastime Comics enjoy mutual support in an evolving industry.
WellSpring, Keith Harry and Stephen Evans release new albums
This month’s selections include harmony-laden folk, pop/jazz and Americana.
Hillcrest High Steppin’ Majorettes and Drum Corp’s legacy endures
The marching band and dance team had over 10,000 kids participate, 1977-2019, including a few who’ve started their own performance groups.
Urban Combat Wrestling partners with Hi-Wire
The Brawls at the Brewery series has sparked a collaboration that continues to evolve.
ACT’s ‘Native Gardens’ stokes community dialogue
The creative team behind ACT’s latest production believes community theaters have a particular obligation to establish healthy conversations about complex subjects.
WNC’s summer sports adapt in winter months
Tennis, soccer, baseball and softball players face different challenges in the colder parts of the year.
Center for Craft broadens impact with new five-year plan
The Craft Matters plan is centered on activating resources, catalyzing craft communities and amplifying craft’s impact.
Bill and Alice Hart Collection bolsters UNCA’s historical holdings
The expansive personal library has deepened the Harts’ connection to Western North Carolina, and will now do the same for scholars and the general public.
Beer Scout: Leveller joins Weaverville brewery scene
Andrew Zinn and Sally Anne Morgan have launched Weaverville’s third brewery.
Four of a Kind: Audrey Laine Sawyer discusses local crafts
The jeweler and metalworker talks new projects and the city’s craft scene.
Four of a Kind: Jane Kramer on the local music scene
The singer-songwriter talks new projects and the city’s music scene.
Four of a Kind: Jess Cooley shares insights on the local comedy scene
The stand-up talks new projects and the city’s comedy scene.
Four of a Kind: Mildred Barya talks local literary scene
The poet talks new projects and the city’s literary scene.
Julia Sanders, Marlowe, The Maggie Valley Band and Tristan Smith release new albums
Country/Americana, hip-hop, pop-infused alt-country and practically everything else are represented in this month’s new release round-up.
(HUMOR) How I learned to stop worrying and … tolerate pickleball
Xpress reporter Edwin Arnaudin takes on Asheville Watchdog’s Answer Man John Boyle and friends as he tries to learn just what the pickleball craze is all about.
(HUMOR) The ceiling is the roof
PIE.ZAA’s offerings go through the roof, Billy Cardine partners with Asheville’s premier tea room and an A-B Tech culinary student hits the fast-food jackpot.
Year in Review: Development and tourism remain hot topics
Community members weigh in on the impact of visitors and “progress” throughout 2022.