Exploring the modern Western with bestsellin­g crime novelist Ace Atkins

New York Times bestselling author Ace Atkins is set to release the fifth book in his Quinn Colson series, The Redeemers, this month. Atkins has written 17 novels to date, and has been deemed by bestselling author Michael Connelly as “one of the best crime writers at work today.” Atkins reads and signs The Redeemers at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe on Monday, Aug. 3.

MOTION Dance Theatre goes behind the scenes of New/Now/Ne­xt

“The mission of MOTION is really to allow the choreographers a chance to experiment,” says Nick Kepley, founder and artistic director of MOTION Dance Theatre. Trying new things is exactly what this year’s residency and performance, New/Now/Next, is all about. MOTION returns to Asheville this summer with a production at Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11.

Smoky Mountain’s decision to cut mental-health providers meets objections

A WNC mental-health agency faced tough questions earlier this week about its decision to limit its publicly funded services to a select group of providers. Western North Carolina’s lead mental-health agency, Smoky Mountain LME/MCO, held a community forum Tuesday, June 23, that packed Asheville’s First Baptist Church. After a brief presentation by agency staff, a question-and-answer segment […]

Drilling set for Lyman Street and Riverside Drive

On Tuesday, June 16, drilling will begin along Lyman Street and Riverside Drive in the River Arts District. The drilling is being conducted for engineering and environmental purposes and is expected to last for about four weeks. From the city of Asheville Press Release: Drilling for engineering and environmental purposes starts Tuesday, June 16, along Lyman […]

Campaign for Southern Equality to hold gathering after SCOTUS decision

The Campaign for Southern Equality is planning to host a community gathering following the SCOTUS decision–the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality. The ruling is expected in late June, and Southern Equality expects the decision date to fall somewhere between today, June 22, and next Wednesday, June 30. Whichever day the decision falls on, […]