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Slavic Soul Party Brass Band at Toy Boat, Sept. 5

Ever wondered what a Balkan-soul-Gypsy-funk band might sound like? “Fiery balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry and virtuosos chops,” is what the press release for Slavic Soul party promises. “SSP! has created an acoustic mash-up … weaving the gospel, techno, funk, dub, jazz, and Latin influences of New York’s neighborhoods seamlessly into a […]

Smithsonian curator to speak at UNCA about American Indian politics as part of series

Press release From UNC Asheville News Services: UNC Asheville will host a variety of events as part of its Native American Speaker and Performance Series, including a Cherokee stickball demonstration and talks by Native American leaders. The series provides the opportunity to engage in dialogue and deconstruct and challenge popular stereotypes of American Indians. All […]

WLOS: Staffordshire Bull Terrier stolen from home this morning, owners plead for their dog’s return

From WLOS: Story by Kimberly King With beautiful gentle eyes and a loving disposition 9-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Kona, considered every human who walked into her house her friend. She never met a stranger in her life, said Jason Nicolai, her owner. But now, thinking about how much he loves her, Jason cant help but […]

Wildlife Resources Commission to host falcon exhibition

Press release from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission highlights North America’s smallest and perhaps most colorful falcon, the American kestrel, at its Mountain State Fair exhibit this year. The fair, which will be open Sept. 6-15, is located in Fletcher in Henderson County, just west of Asheville. The Commission’s […]

Electronic Music Experience connects youth and technology

EMErgence: Electronic Music Experience is a joint effort by LEAF and the Bob Moog Foundation. It takes place on October 22-24 and includes hands-on activities, workshops and lectures from local, professional electronic musicians and producers. According to a press release, “On Wednesday, October 23rd, the Bob Moog Foundation will present four one-hour Synthesis Fundamentals sessions […]

Center for Craft, Creativity & Design Announces 2013 Craft Research Fund Recipients

From the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design: The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2013 Craft Research Fund grants. This year 11 organizations, curators, scholars, and graduate students will receive a total of $95,000 to support and expand scholarly craft research, exhibitions, catalogs, and projects […]

First annual ‘West Asheville Open’ mini-golf fundraiser Sept. 21

Here’s the press release from organizers: (August 29, 2013—Asheville, NC) The first annual West Asheville Open fundraiser is a family-friendly miniature golf tournament to benefit the construction of the Guastavino Dome for the Outdoor Experiential Learning Project at Hall Fletcher Elementary and to benefit North Carolina Masonic Charities. Hosted by Nichols-West Asheville Masonic Lodge in […]

Smoky Mountain News: Concerns about physician quality surface at hearing on potential hospital sale

From the Smoky Mountain News: Story by Becky Johnson Maintaining high-quality doctors in Haywood County emerged as a common theme in a public hearing last week on the future of MedWest-Haywood. Hospital leaders are contemplating a sale, merger or lease of the Haywood County hospital to a larger system. Who owns the hospital is ultimately […]

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital announces Patti Jensen as its new communications director

Press release From Mission Health: SPRUCE PINE, N.C. (Aug. 29, 2013) – Blue Ridge Regional Hospital welcomes Patti Jensen as Communications Director. Jensen has more than two decades of experience in community relations, public relations and marketing. She will develop and manage the overall communications plan for the hospital. “We are pleased to welcome Patti […]

Times-News: Henderson County commissioners approve new bond for Pardee Hospital

From the Times-News Story by Nathaniel Axtell Henderson County commissioners approved a series of legal documents Wednesday to better position Pardee Hospital to adjust to a rapidly changing health care climate, including a bond order that will save the hospital $626,736 in interest over the next decade. By a 5-0 vote, commissioners approved a plan […]

Minority Enterprise Development Week celebrates 30th year

Press release: “Minority Enterprise Development Week Has Been An Important Stepping Stone To The Growth of Our Reputation” Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week of WNC 30-year anniversary press conference held at The Asheville Chamber of Commerce August 27, 2013 was a testament to the ongoing success past recipients gain as a result of receiving MED […]

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