Facing forward: Battery Park residents look aging in the eye

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Cover Design Credit:

Norn Cutson

Cover Photography Credit:

Thomas Calder
Xpress looks at the colorful residents and fascinating history of the historic Battery Park Senior Apartments downtown, as well as its important role in providing housing for low-income and disabled Ashevilleans.


  • Laugh Your Asheville Off turns 10

    -by Timothy Burkhardt
    This year the festival has gone from four nights to five, beginning with a two-night launch party at Highland Brewing Co. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 9 and 10. The…
  • Mountain Dance and Folk Festival celebrates 89 years

    -by Alli Marshall
    Now the longest-running folk festival in the country, it celebrates its 89th anniversary this year with performances — different each night — at the Diana Wortham Theatre on Thursday, Friday…
  • Smart bets: Deona Fish and Celia Barbieri

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Both artists' work will be featured in Woolworth Walk's FW Front Gallery throughout the month of August, and their opening reception takes place Friday, Aug. 5.
  • The Get Right Band holds Aug. 5 release party for “Who’s in Charge?”

    -by Bill Kopp
    To make it in the post-label world of today's music industry, artists have to supplement their musical prowess with an understanding of how to promote that music.
  • Smart bets: Ellie Ali

    -by Kat McReynolds
    American Folk Art presents Ali's retrospective exhibit from Aug., 4-24, with an opening reception on Friday, Aug. 5.
  • Smart bets: How I Became a Pirate

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Performances of the musical are at Magnetic 375 on Friday-Sunday, Aug. 5-7, and Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 11-14, at various times.
  • Smart bets: Vincent Cross

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Cross will play from his stripped-down solo album at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Saturday, Aug. 6.




  • Screen scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    Local filmmaker Paul Schattel's indie noir Quiet River makes its Asheville debut Aug. 4 at the Fine Arts Theatre.