- Above and beyond being a writer, Charles Blount sees himself as an African-American writer and part of a tradition that is “always about sharing, sacrificing and standing for what you…The Asheville-based ensemble performs its first show of 2018 on Jan. 13 at Salvage Station.“I thought it would be cool if the line went out the door and people were fighting over artwork," organizer Kristin Schoonover says of last year's inaugural exhibition. “That’s exactly…The New York City "Brass House" returns to Asheville Music Hall on Jan. 13.The author presents his new book on the craft of writing resiliency in conversation with Sara Gruen at Malaprop's on Jan. 12.“The whole point of this event is to build community,” says Juan Holladay. “To really do that, you have to involve young musicians as well, because that’s as local as…The North Carolina hard rockers play The Mothlight on Jan. 12.WNC Dance Academy’s benefit showcase for MANNA FoodBank takes place Jan. 20 at the Asheville High School auditorium.
- For downtown wanderers, food trucks have long been a scarce commodity. But with a new food truck lot open now in downtown's "Pit of Despair," Asheville's lunch scene is about…A solid education, previous experience and a willingness to work hard can open doors at Asheville area breweries.In recognition of Martin Luther King Day, Black Star Line Brewing Co. will host a vegan breakfast plus a whole day of events honoring the civil rights leader. Also: a…
- Nine local panelists recently debated a fundamental question about health care: Is it a right or a commodity?
- Brevard High School screens a documentary of sharecropper oral histories, the Screen Artists Co-op holds an open house and more.
- The Langren Hotel opened on July 4, 1912. It had 210 rooms and was capable of accommodating 500 guests. The city celebrated the new hostelry. Meanwhile, the Asheville Gazette News…Kimberlee Archie came on board city staff as Asheville’s first equity and inclusion manager last July. In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Xpress asked Archie to share her thoughts…As greenways grow in popularity, the city of Asheville is looking into natural surface trails as a possible way to develop a greenway system that benefits people, the planet and…While it makes logical sense that students who've spent years attending Asheville City Schools would know better than anyone what is and isn't working to promote their educational success, asking…Events around Western North Carolina will celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and provide opportunity for reflection on how his dreams remain relevant in today's society.Asheville took a big step down the road to limiting short-term rentals after the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of an amendment to the city’s zoning code on…
- "Of all the forms of animal agriculture, those advocating ethical slaughter practices should probably be the first to truly have glass walls.""I can be trusted to clean up after my dog. It's unfortunate that when it comes to myopia, vilification and fabrication, there’s no matching means to clean up after humans.""I'm getting rather tired of these self-righteous vegans who, like extremists of every stripe, think their way is the only way for everybody!""Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC’s motto is 'Start Something Big' because of the astronomical potential that can be unlocked in young people when they have a mentor who believes…