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  • Our five-day coverage of Moogfest begins here

    -by Alli Marshall
    Moogfest runs Wednesday-Sunday, April 23-27, and more than 20 locations throughout downtown Asheville. Xpress will be covering all aspects of the festival, from art and installations to economic talks and…
  • Smart Bets: Community Choreography Projects

    -by Webmaster
    Secrets: Freeing the Hidden Story, this year's production by Community Choreography Projects, weaves together storytelling, drama, dance and multimedia. The performance troupe, led by artistic director Barrie Barton, guides locals…
  • Tell me everything

    -by Webmaster
    “You know, I don’t have any secrets,” Fiora Lizak says when asked about her role in Secrets: Freeing the Hidden Story, Community Choreography Project’s latest production,. A smile slowly spreads…
  • Quality over quantity

    -by Alli Marshall
    Not many opening acts get standing ovations, let alone return to the stage for an encore. But singer-songwriter Samantha Crain did when she opened for William Elliott Whitmore at The…
  • Shout it out

    -by Webmaster
    Mikal Cronin can’t help doubting himself. At seemingly every turn on MCII — the San Francisco garage rocker’s bright and buoyant sophomore effort — he’s questioning something he has just…
  • Finally timely

    -by Webmaster
    There is a profound difference between music that is ahead of its time and music that understands its time. Striking when the moment is right, solidifying growing trends into something…


  • Graffiti ordinance, Henderson County agreement pass City Council

    -by Jesse Farthing
    Asheville's controversial graffiti ordinance passed City Council during the April 22 meeting, with only Council member Cecil Bothwell voting against it. Also during the meeting, City Council voted to authorize…
  • Code Red: How this team helped stop MSD’s record April 30 sewage spill

    -by Webmaster
    Many more millions of gallons of sewage might have flowed into the French Broad River on April 30, but the Metropolitan Sewerage District’s “code red” team — staffers Mark Ferris,…
  • Running with wolves

    -by Brandy Carl
    Local writer T. Delene Beeland throws herself to the wolves. Red wolves, that is. Over the course of a year, she shadowed researchers with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s…
  • Budget brandishing

    -by David Forbes
    Those who arrived in Asheville City Council chambers June 11 expecting a resolution, or at least some more clarity, about the city's budget and taxes for the coming year were,…
  • Project X: the mystery is gone

    -by Webmaster
    On June 11 the uncertain budget met the economic development project no one had been allowed to talk about: Council signed off on $1.5 million in tax rebates for a…