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  • Have a RAD time

    -by Kyle Sherard
    Thousands of art enthusiasts will descend on Asheville this weekend to peruse paintings, pots and mugs, drawings, clothing and sculptures offered by the array of artists, galleries and businesses in…
  • Opening their doors, too

    -by Webmaster
    Lovers of art and indie business have two things to look forward to the weekend of June 8: the first-ever West Asheville Open Studios, and the perennial favorite River Arts…
  • Leave it all behind

    -by Webmaster
    Hooking up a phone call with Phonte Coleman and Nicolay Rook, the stylistic poles and primary creators of electro-R&B outfit The Foreign Exchange, takes a good deal of coordination. On…
  • On the beach

    -by Webmaster
    Tucked into the southern shores of Lake Michigan, at the border of Michigan and Indiana, the region known as Michiana is home to state parks and wildlife preserves, universities and…
  • Strings attached

    -by Alli Marshall
    You probably know Silas Durocher from various high-energy roots-flavored bands. You might recognize his ubiquitous headband and acoustic guitar (the former is no longer part of the picture). What you…
  • Smart Bets: Zach Blew

    -by Xpress Staff
    "Zach is back!" reads a press release from local singer-songwriter Zach Blew, who has been living in Chicago for the past two years. But he's not only returned, he comes…
  • Smart Bets: Wilhelm McKay

    -by Xpress Staff
    Folk rockers Wilhelm McKay takes its band name, conveniently, from the band members’ names — singer-songwriters/drummers/guitarists Chris Wilhelm and Liam McKay (who perform with cellist Cristof Ensslin). Separately, Wilhelm has…
  • Smart Bets: Baby Gramps

    -by Xpress Staff
    Called "the Salvador Dali of folk music," Seattle-based musician Baby Gramps blends rags, jazz and vintage blues with originals, throat singing and palindromes. He's toured as part of the Rogues…
  • Smart Bets: Bluff Mountain festival

    -by Xpress Staff
    If indie-rock, hula-hoops, glow-sticks and sound systems don't figure into your ideal sort of festival, then the Bluff Mountain Festival might be more your speed. The annual music gathering is…
  • Smart Bets: Asheville Percussion Festival

    -by Xpress Staff
    The inaugural Asheville Percussion Festival taps, slaps, kicks and rolls its way into the Odyssey School's Creative Technology and Art Center for a weekend of performance and instruction. The festival's…
  • Smart Bets: One Wild Ride

    -by Xpress Staff
    This ride involves, as its vehicle, not a fairy godmother-transformed-pumpkin carriage or a magic carpet, but two pianos. David Troy Francis (Memphis-born recording artist for films like Pursuit of Happyness,…
  • Weekly Picks

    -by Webmaster
    A lawyer, an Ivy League graduate and a city chick meet on the Appalachian Trail in Beauty Beneath the Dirt, a film about unlikely hikers. A screening, held at REI,…



  • Beyond Coal

    -by Susan Andrew
    There’s an ironic juxtaposition of the old and new along Interstate 26 as you approach Asheville, said Bruce Nilles, the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign director. The Progress Energy plant…
  • Out of the park

    -by Caitlin Byrd
    Eight-year-old Cody Cuthbert sat a little taller in his hospital bed when he saw two baseball players walking down the hallway. They weren’t the usual doctors, nurses and aides he…


  • Weekly Asheville Disclaimer Page: 06/06/12

    -by Webmaster
    • Asheville police, firefighters protest 1% pay raise in three years • Gigantic US Cellular sign applied to Civic Center over layers of whitewashed, slipshod repairs • Jackson County Sheriff…
  • FBFC’s Wednesday Tailgate Market: 11 years and counting

    -by Webmaster
    it’s a downtown institution: With 11 years under its green belt, the French Broad Food Co-Op’s Wednesday Tailgate Market features such vendors as B&L Organics, Dave’s Raw Honey, Carolina Wild…
  • The limits of tolerance

    -by Webmaster
    To answer Carol Adams' question simply and succinctly: no. There is no tolerance for intolerance [“Is Tolerance One Way?” May 23 Xpress]. I defer to the late Karl Popper to…
  • Question of one-way tolerance

    -by Webmaster
    Carol Adams' May 23 letter, “Is Tolerance One Way?” challenges "liberals and the far left" as having “no tolerance for any person, institution or voter whose positions include that marriage…
  • "All men are created equal" doesn’t come with a disclaimer

    -by Webmaster
    I am writing about the May 23 letter from Carol Adams, “Is Tolerance One Way?” I am still getting puzzled by the fact that the intolerant demand tolerance for their…
  • Tolerance should not be up for a vote

    -by Webmaster
    In your May 23 letter, “Is Tolerance one Way?” you make an argument that being against a constitutional amendment that states marriage here is between one man and one woman…
  • Where were you on May 8?

    -by Webmaster
    Amendment One did not pass by a “wide” margin. Only 34 percent of the registered voters in North Carolina showed up to vote on May 8. There are 750,000 more…
  • Way to go, Buncombe County Health Department

    -by Webmaster
    So far I am very impressed with the Buncombe Country Health Department's Wise Women Program. This is my third year of participation in the Wise Women Program. I've never waited…
  • A.R.T. connects people with resources

    -by Webmaster
    I’m a Referral Specialist at 2-1-1, our local community service information line, and I’m excited about some of the city of Asheville’s changes to the transit program. I recently had…
  • Is the BID really self-imposed?

    -by Webmaster
    The Asheville City Council may vote as early as June 12 on whether to establish a Business Improvement District in downtown Asheville. A report released by the interim BID board…
  • We need a transportation plan for Charlotte Street

    -by Webmaster
    There are two visions floating around about the future of Charlotte Street. One, which I’ll call the Rose Colored Glasses vision, has a street filled with center-lane planters loaded with…
  • Will Council listen to residents or McKibbon?

    -by Webmaster
    Many residents think the area across from the Basilica of St. Lawrence should be green space. A park would visually connect the Basilica, the Grove Arcade, the library and the…
  • Food security is growing in WNC

    -by Webmaster
    My wife and I have lived in an over-55 retirement compound for several years and have had a garden there. This year, management demanded that she destroy her garden, and…
  • Raising the village

    -by Webmaster
    The Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville believes that a thriving community is one that is measured by its participation in the arts. As part of this belief, the Playhouse recognizes that…
  • Heavy-handed tactics by the APD

    -by Webmaster
    I'm writing to the police officer who was at the Occupy Asheville gathering on May 26. Shortly before 2 p.m. that day, you stopped a friend of mine for bringing…
  • A message from Elders United

    -by Webmaster
    Much has been written about the Affordable Care Act (sometimes called Obamacare), but how much of it is true? To build understanding of the ACA and its implications for North…