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Asheville Jazz Orchestra at White Horse Black Mountain

Press release from White Horse Black Mountain: March has a reputation as a windy month, and Asheville Jazz Orchestra will make sure that’s so with a blast of brass and woodwind big band swing at its monthly White Horse Black Mountain show on Saturday, February 11 at 8 p.m. The intimate White Horse features a spacious dance floor for those who […]

Photo by Cindy Kunst

Thomas Wolfe’s “The Child by Tiger” discussion with Darin Waters at Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site

Press release from the Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site:  A 1906 shooting rampage around Pack Square, a posse, and the killing of outlaw Will Harris. This incident haunted Thomas Wolfe’s life, who struggled to present it in the context of Asheville race relations. Wolfe wrote; “…I would hear the furious bell, the crowd a-clamor and […]

Conceal and Reveal, The Hidden Deity of Form: Art exhibition by contemporary fine artist Dusty Benedict

Press release from London District Studios: London District Studios will host “Conceal and Reveal, The Hidden Deity of Form,” an art exhibition for contemporary fine artist Dusty Benedict. The opening reception will take place in Asheville, NC-10 March 2017, 5:00pm-10:00pm at the London District Studios located at 8 London Road in the London Entertainment District […]

The JCC opens 2017 summer camp programs that includes Camp Tikvah, a day camp for children with autism

Press release from the Asheville Jewish Community Center:  The Asheville Jewish Community Center is gearing up for summer 2017 by opening registration for its summer camp programs, Camp Ruach, a day camp for rising 1st through 8th graders, and Camp Tikvah, a day camp for children with Autism, which is fully integrated into Camp Ruach’s […]

Carolina Day School Upper School presents the musical “Urinetown”

Press release from Carolina Day School:  Urinetown is an darkly hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, politics and musical theatre itself! Inspired by the meta-theatrical works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown turns a wicked, irreverent lens on society and no one is safe from scrutiny. For more information […]

WNC Progressive Women’s Lunch and Literary Club

Press release:  Please join us for the first meeting of the WNC Progressive Women’s Lunch and Literary Club on Thursday March 23 at 1:00 PM at a restaurant near Biltmore Park.  The agenda includes both lunch and book discussion.  Choose one of these two books and come prepared to share: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Becoming Wise:  An Inquiry into […]

Photo courtesy of the Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers

Learn to grow vegetables with Master Gardeners on March 16

Press release from Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers: Gardening in the Mountains presents: Alternative to the Vegetable Stand: Growing Your Own Vegetables Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. NC Cooperative Extension Buncombe County Center 49 Mount Carmel Road Asheville, NC Presenters: Donna Sapp, EMGV and Barb Harrison, EMGV When that platter […]

Flat Rock Playhouse presents “The Music of the Rat Pack”

Press release from Flat Rock Playhouse: The Playhouse has kicked off its 2017 season with a month of music celebrating genres ranging from rock to country, and everything in between.  Continuing with this music marathon, The Music of the Rat Pack, a Music on the Rock special featuring timeless music from the golden age of American standards, […]

UNC Asheville presents Mary Louise Pratt and Renato Rosaldo

Press release from UNC Asheville: The Educated Imagination in Uncertain Times, a discussion let by Pratt, with participation by Rosaldo and the audience, will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8 in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. Arts of the Contact Zones in Time of Border Crossings, a discussion led by Rosaldo, with participation from Pratt […]

City to host Comprehensive Plan input session March 9

Press release from the city of Asheville: The City of Asheville continues the work of updating its comprehensive plan. The intent of this document is to capture the community vision — your vision — for our city, which will help guide policy decisions in the future. We are now a little more than half way through the […]

Anam Cara Theatre Company seeks actors for Prairie Fire

Press release Anam Cara Theatre Co.:  Prairie Fire By Ryan Madden (local Asheville playwright) Directed by Peter Lundblad Tuesday, February 28 @ 6pm and 7:30pm Wednesday, March 1 @ 6pm At Colourfield (54 Ravenscroft Dr., Asheville, NC 28801) Performance Dates: April 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5, 6 at Toy Boat Community Art Space ABOUT AUDITIONS: […]

Final ideas for city-owned property at Haywood Street and Page Avenue set to be on display

From City of Asheville: Asheville residents invited to come see finalist ideas for City-owned properties on Haywood Street and Page Avenue Asheville residents will get an update and peak into possible uses for City-owned properties on Haywood Street and Page Avenue during a March 8 meeting downtown. Facilitated by the Asheville Design Center, a 17 […]

Folkmoot was awarded $30,000 for the continued work toward the development of the Folkmoot Center as a Multi-Cultural Exchange center.  Photo by Patrick Parton, courtesy of Folkmoot.

The Community Foundation awards $460,450 in grants

Press release from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina: (February 2017) The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) approved thirteen focus area grants to support regional projects in Early Childhood Development, Food and Farming, Natural and Cultural Resources and People in Need. The Foundation’s focus areas were identified to benefit the region and […]

Camille Dungy to read at March 2 Visiting Writers Series at UNCA

Press release from UNC Asheville: Camille Dungy, author of several award-winning poetry collections and essays, will read from and discuss her works at noon on Thursday, March 2 in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall in the Laurel Forum. This event, part of UNC Asheville’s Visiting Writers Series curated by the university’s Writer-in-Residence Wiley Cash, is free […]

Staff members at UNC Asheville's student newspaper, The Blue Banner, front from left, Editor-in-Chief Phillip Wyatt, Emily Henderson, Katie Coffelt, Audra  Goforth, News Editor Larisa Karr, Nick Haseloff, Sarah Shadburne and Maddie Haddock. In back row from left, Jade Alexander (in hat), Dustin Albinger and Charlie Heard.

UNCA student publications win statewide awards

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville’s student media publications earned several honors at the annual N.C. College Media Association’s conference held Feb. 25 at Elon University. UNC Asheville’s weekly student newspaper, The Blue Banner, won nine awards in the small school category for its coverage during 2016, and the student literary journal, Headwaters, took home two honors. The N.C. College Media Association, sponsored by the […]

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