A crash course in miracles

“There’s no dialogue,” says Ron McIntyre-Fender, adding, “In auditioning for a role like Helen Keller, you look for someone with pure gut instincts.” The director of Asheville Community Theatre’s version of William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker goes on to stress the unusual challenge facing the winner of that role. “It has to be someone that […]

Showing some love

“When I was going to high school, we had Black History Month, but the only folks we learned about were George Washington Carver, Harriet Tubman [and] Martin Luther King Jr,” recalls performance poet Glenis Redmond Sherer. “There are elements of our community that have been kept away from the public.” The poet has built a […]

Tripping the Blarney Stone fantastic

This one goes out to a bartender I recently overheard scolding a thirsty patron for mispronouncing the name of a brew. “It’s Keltic Ale, not Seltic,” admonished the keep. Well, according to Webster’s, both pronunciations are correct. I was curious whether the order tasted any better to the lass after the correction. My guess is […]