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  • Bohemian rhapsody

    -by Alli Marshall
    Drama sells. So does violence — and we're not just talking True Grit here. Themes common to nearly all the enduring operas are revenge and opposing forces, says stage director…
  • Part of the progression

    -by Webmaster
    When it comes to late ‘90s independent hip-hop, Lyrics Born is one of the most notable figures. He was a founding member of the legendary Bay Area Solesides Crew along…
  • “All our shows in Asheville are magical”

    -by Bill Kopp
    The Black Angels’ music has roots in styles of 40 years ago: the band is often called “psychedelic rock,” a tag it doesn’t shy from. But the Black Angels view…
  • A foot in the door

    -by Dane Smith
    Aaron "Woody" Wood has been a fixture of the Asheville music scene for nearly as long as there has been an Asheville music scene.        Wood is quick…
  • The steady progression of Vertigo Jazz Project

    -by Webmaster
    As the first musical bars sing out across the hall, the crowd stops in their tracks, ears prick up and the 1-2-3 syncopated rhythms fall into place — Asheville’s Vertigo…
  • The Profiler

    -by Webmaster
    The Suspect: Joe Pug and the Hundred Mile Band This singer-songwriter was a senior playwriting major at UNC-Chapel Hill when he realized he was profoundly unhappy with his life. He…
  • Smart Bets

    -by Xpress Staff
    Runaway Circus and the Loose Caboose Ever heard of a "Portal Party"? Apparently it's what happens when a mysterious gift is delivered to a boring birthday party. It's also the…


  • Small Bites

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    Bake it Pretty raises money for Japan Bake it Pretty opened in early fall of last year in downtown Asheville. The Wall Street store carries kitschy-cute cake decorating supplies —…
  • Hunger in foodtopia?

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
  • Finger lickin’

    -by Webmaster
    Basic roasted chicken recipe.


  • Green Thumb: Tulips galore

    -by Webmaster
    More than 100,000 tulips will bloom on the Biltmore Estate this spring, but that’s just one aspect of the annual Festival of Flowers, which runs April 2 through May 15.…


  • Mountain shame: Remembering the Marion Massacre

    -by Jake Frankel
    As the sun rose on the morning of Oct. 2, 1929, hundreds of picketing mill workers in Marion, N.C., found themselves in a deadly standoff with law enforcement. (photo by…
  • WNC Wellness review

    -by Wade Inganamort
    Asheville thrives as regional center of integrative medicine "People from across the country now travel to attend Asheville's herbal medicine and massage schools, something economic development groups want to promote,…
  • Turning the tables

    -by Christopher George
    Local physicians will get a chance to become patients Thursday, March 31, as part of the local observance of National Doctors Day. From 6 to 10 a.m. in Mission Hospital’s…
  • Green Scene: A river runs through it

    -by Susan Andrew
    “You see how when rivers are swollen … those trees that yield to the flood retain their branches, but those that offer resistance perish, trunk and all.” — Sophocles In…
  • Changing outcomes

    -by Jake Frankel
    A closely divided Buncombe County Republican Party elected Henry Mitchell to succeed Chad Nesbitt as chairman. After hours of deliberations, the precinct delegates gathered at the Buncombe County Courthouse for…
  • Lit up

    -by David Forbes
    Asheville City Council March 22, 2011 meeting Trash pickup may be retooled Living wage approved for city contracts To some observers, it may have seemed as though Asheville City Council…
  • It’s working, but …

    -by Jake Frankel
    Local agencies are making progress in implementing the 10-year Plan to End Homelessness, but they need more resources and support. That was the principal message that emerged from the 2011…
  • NCMatters

    -by Nelda Holder
    A bill introduced March 24 by Rep. Tim Moffitt would expand the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners from five to seven members while mandating district representation in place of the…


  • State Bird

    -by Molton
  • Coming Attractions

    -by Brent Brown
  • Weekly Asheville Disclaimer Page: 03/30/11

    -by Webmaster
    • Briefs • This Month In History • After patient wait, imprisoned SC horse buggerer finally released into lover’s hooves • Gilbert Gottfried issues mea culpa • Monthly column for…
  • The Gospel According to Jerry

    -by Jerry Sternberg
    I am about to commit an act of blasphemy that will rival Salman Rushdie's insult to the Prophet Muhammad and may create an equivalent firestorm. But before you start heating…
  • Bill Branyon has more in common with Billy Graham than he would like to admit

    -by Webmaster
    For a self-proclaimed freethinker, Bill Branyon certainly seems unable to form his own philosophy [“We Still Cogitate,” March 9 Xpress]. He criticizes right-wing Christians while lauding the belifs (or non-beliefs)…
  • Road rage recipes

    -by Webmaster
    Thanks to your paper, I now know the names of two of the people I might have seen in my rearview mirror, tailgating my bumper while I was driving 10…
  • New codes, new economy — not new nukes

    -by Webmaster
    What would allow our North Carolina legislators to fulfill their campaign promises to create jobs [and] protect homeowners and the environment without new nuclear plants? They have a win-win opportunity…
  • Whole Foods: The bigger the worse?

    -by Webmaster
    Whole Foods Market of Austin,Texas, recently bought Greenlife Grocery’s two stores for about $15 million. When one reads the literature about Whole Foods, it is easy to lose count of…
  • Greenlife responds

    -by Webmaster
    Thank you for being a customer of Greenlife Grocery, and thank you for your comments. The first thing I want to assure you is that Greenlife's quality standards in prepared…
  • We are losing our freedom to eat some N.C. fish

    -by Webmaster
    Do you like eating trout, drum and stripers? The vast majority of North Carolinians are about to lose their freedom to eat three of the most popular and delicious fish…
  • Annexation: Enough is enough

    -by Webmaster
    It is a shame when North Carolinians must resort to annexation repeal bills to get their voices heard. It is time that we had meaningful annexation reform that provides for…
  • Green capitalism still sucks

    -by Webmaster
    On May 1, known to most of the world as International Workers’ Day or May Day, the Asheville Grown Business Alliance is putting on a "Big Love Fest" downtown to…