High art to hip-hop: Asheville Amadeus festival returns

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Scott Southwick
After a successful inaugural run in 2015, the Asheville Symphony’s Amadeus festival returns with 10 days of Mozart-inspired programming.


  • The BLOCK off Biltmore hosts Latin Rhythms & Salsa Saturdays

    -by Coogan Brennan
    After the dance lesson, the social begins and the more practiced dancers roll in. The room can get packed during its zenith. Santana (as DJ Malinalli) plays not only salsa…
  • Smart bets: The Nile Project

    -by Emily Glaser
    The Nile Project will visit Western Carolina University and the area on Monday, March 13, for a day of education, discourse and performance.
  • Asheville Symphony’s Amadeus festival returns

    -by Alli Marshall
    Asheville Amadeus — held Friday, March 10-Sunday, March 19 — is about music, of course, but it also includes art, wine, comedy, sing-alongs, theatrical productions and a symphony-meets-hip-hop EP.
  • Smart bets: SeepeopleS

    -by Emily Glaser
    SeepeopleS opens for '80s rockers Dan Baird and Homemade Sin at The Grey Eagle on Sunday, March 12.
  • Jon Stickley Trio schedules a hometown prerelease album celebration

    -by Bill Kopp
    “One thing we really try to do is honor the fundamentals that are so important to old-time and bluegrass music: the timing, the tones, the hard-driving rhythms,” says Stickley. Despite…
  • Three-day festival celebrates Zelda Fitzgerald and mental health initiatives

    -by Thomas Calder
    Lori Greenberg, who co-coordinated Celebrate Zelda!, views the three-day series, happening Friday-Sunday, March 10-12, as a way to spotlight the benefits of the arts for those struggling with mental health…
  • Smart bets: Stephen Evans and The True Grits

    -by Emily Glaser
    Evans will take his turn on the Town Pump stage on Saturday, March 11, at 9 p.m. and the group will play an encore performance at French Broad Brewery on…
  • Smart bets: The Merchant of Venice

    -by Emily Glaser
    The 2017 rendition, featuring Steve Samuels as Shylock and Devyn Ray as Portia, will take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., March 10-26,…
  • Conscious party: Eighth annual Art Affair

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Dozens of collaborators — from restaurants to artists and stylists — make Open Doors' Art Affair into a "spectacle" of creativity, according to event chair Dosty Quarrier. The fundraiser's eighth…




  • Screen scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    Pack Library's Legends of Music film series focuses on Miles Davis, Mechanical Eye and Asheville Darkroom lead a workshop on Chemigrams and more.