- Whether you're a podcast newbie or an enthusiast, these local podcasts are worth a listen.Folkmoot USA — an annual cultural festival, now in its 33rd year — brings about 200 folk dancers and musicians from around the world. The chock-full schedule, which includes the…Now celebrating its 69th year, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands takes place at U.S. Cellular Center Thursday-Saturday, July 21-23, from 10 a.m., t0 6 p.m., and Sunday, July…“It’s [Rash's] material,” Smith says. “What I take the most credit for is knowing good material when I find it.”A frequent and longtime visitor to Asheville, McMurtry will play The Grey Eagle on Friday, July 22.Playwright Nat Allister tweaked Tarocco following its 2015 debut, and now the emboldened work is set for a tour, beginning at Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday-Sunday, July 22-24.The band's next participatory experience takes place at White Horse Black Mountain on Sunday, July 24.The Magic, Mirth & Meaning variety show "does act as a fundraiser for The Vanishing Wheelchair," co-founder T.J. Shimeld says, "but the main purpose is to give an opportunity for…The "blues-based, melody driven, guitar crushing, hard hitting, dirty and independent," band plays The Grey Eagle on Saturday, July 23.
- Several years ago, the Great Recession marked the beginning of the decline of the era of fine dining in Asheville. Chefs responded by reinventing the local restaurant scene to embrace…Chefs from Asheville's Chai Pani and Buxton Hall Barbecue recently took a road trip to Atlanta to join bestselling cookbook authors Matt Rodbard and Deuki Hong in presenting an extravaganza…“Rotating special pastries on certain days allows us to explore different cultures through our pastries,” says Susannah Gebhart, owner of Old World Levain Bakery.
- Farming dreams can start big and end in disappointment. With its Farm Beginnings program, the Organic Growers School gives new farmers the business and practical tools to maximize their chances…One of Asheville’s newest activities embraces dance, yoga, shamanic ritual, pilgrimage and community connection, says local astrologer Virginia Rosenberg. It’s called Qoya (pronounced COY-uh), and “the guiding principle is there…At a time when the nation is reeling from racially fueled violence and grieving the losses of young African-American men and five Dallas police officers, a small haven of…
- The Grail hosts a night of Indiana Jones fandom, the Fine Arts holds a benefit screening for Asheville Parks and Greenways and BMCM+AC honors M.C. Richards.
- With the close of the 2016 session of the North Carolina General Assembly, homeowners and environmental advocates are scrambling to make sense of new legislation on coal ash ponds. How…Today’s savvy scammers have a whole host of increasingly sophisticated techniques to quickly steal information and drain bank accounts. To combat these crimes, IT professionals, law enforcement personnel and government…
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