Preserving a Picturesque America raises money for conservation efforts through auction of paintings. Plus, local author completes fantasy trilogy, high school percussionist wins top honor and the Fairy Trail returns to Bullington Gardens.
Asheville Junior Theater debuts with two performances of Matilda the Musical Jr.. Plus, a local filmmaker creates a music video, Asheville Guitar Bar spotlights Pink Floyd, and Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center presents a new exhibit.
‘The Asheville View’ welcomes back a live audience. Plus, a local resident launches a craft podcast, Pisgah Legal Services raises money to help kids, and veterans share their stories at a Hendersonville event.
Black Wall Street AVL and the Wilma Dykeman Legacy will mark Dykeman’s 102nd birthday. Plus, a local author publishes a psychological thriller, a pioneering women’s rights advocate is honored and a film remembers presbyterian ministers who fought for civil rights.
In the world of philanthropy, digital currencies are all the rage. “Don’t leave your donors hanging without an option to donate cryptocurrency,” the National Council of Nonprofits urges on its website. The Chronicle of Philanthropy sells a digital collection titled Accepting Gifts in Cryptocurrency: What You Need to Know. Other respected groups and experts also […]
The Montford Park Players started as a no-frills Shakespeare troupe operating out of a neighborhood park. As the nonprofit group embarks on its 50th season, its shows have grown into one of the most popular outdoor theater experiences in North Carolina.
A trip to Italy inspires a new Asheville art exhibit. Plus, Asheville Community Theatre dissolves a partnership after criticism, LEAF Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition names finalists and a local author pens a YA novel.
A new podcast series will try to unravel a 50-year-old Madison County murder mystery. Plus, the Western North Carolina Civil War Roundtable explores the war along the Tennessee border, Henderson County’s Historic Johnson Farm celebrates Mother’s Day and The Magnetic Theatre presents a play written by an Asheville writer.
Isis Music Hall hosts a benefit for Ukrainian relief efforts. Plus, The Grey Eagle plans to open an outdoor venue, a local author explores an aviation mystery and Asheville Creative Arts returns to live shows.
Elizabeth Nesbitt, a junior at Western Carolina University and president of the school’s Student Environmental Health Association, speaks with Xpress about reducing waste, encouraging others to take concrete actions to help the environment and setting personal priorities.
Elias Goldstein is a senior at Warren Wilson College and co-leads the school’s Community Oriented Regeneration Efforts work crew. Here, he speaks with Xpress about his college’s sustainability shortcomings, the need for activists to avoid burnout and the importance of combatting systemic racism.
First Congregational UCC’s Oak Street Gallery features an exhibit of newspaper collages. Also, a local author spotlights a little-known World War II story, high school students tackle gun violence and Citizen Vinyl and Asheville Music School hold a silent auction.
Drake Elder Bruner, a senior at Brevard College, speaks with Xpress about food waste, gardening and building community.
Xpress speaks with UNCA senior Lindsey Nystrom about holistic approaches to environmentalism and divestment.
The town of Dillsboro holds its popular Easter Hat Parade. Plus, the Swannanoa Valley Museum and History Center hosts a series of author discussions, the North Carolina Stage Company presents a fact-based comedy and Weaverville’s Art in Autumn calls for artists.
Xpress speaks with Cora Wingate, a junior at Warren Wilson College, about her environmental efforts and how they differ from previous generations.
Xpress speaks with Tyler Pesce, a junior at Mars Hill University and president of the school’s Environmental Action Club, about her her role with EAC and the ways she stays motivated to combat climate change.
The Grovewood Gallery marks 30 years with a two-day celebration. Plus, a local teacher releases his debut novel, the Black Mountain Center for the Arts presents an exhibit focused on climate change and the Magnetic Theatre’s Mainstage season gets underway.
A local musician will hike 3,000 miles to raise awareness of recovery issues. Plus, Asheville Community Theatre hires a new artistic director, Magnetic Theatre tackles worker struggles and Asheville Gallery of Art highlights a local artist’s bird paintings.
New album from Black Mountain’s Holy Crap Records aims to help prevent overdose deaths. Plus, new event highlights Brevard creators, workshop focuses on Cherokee mat weaving and local songwriter wins prestigious award.
A blog series from the Buncombe County Public Libraries details the occupations of Black women in 1890. Plus, the Swannanoa Valley Museum presents a look at historic Black Mountain College photos, a local artist honors women with free art and more.