- "Asheville just pulled me in, I feel like," says Taylor. "I hear that’s a lot of people’s stories.”The celebration of African diaspora music takes place Aug. 5 at The Mothlight.LEAF Performing Arts Director Ehren Cruz emphasizes the nonprofit’s 24-year legacy of “youth educational outreach, equity and diversity programming.” He says that the festival “features cross-over world-, family- and urban-accessible…The author reads from his new book Aug. 4 at Malaprop's.Bartell will present Later: Readings from then and now, as the final BMCM+AC program at its 56 Broadway space.The 46th annual gathering of over 100 artisans from across the Southeast takes place Aug. 4-5 on the grounds of All Souls Cathedral.On Aug. 1, Roe Dawn's 'essay, v.' will open at Revolve at the RAMP South Studio; two days later 'Conditions for an Unfinished Work of Mourning' will debut at the…The 91st annual celebration of traditional and old-time music and dance takes place Aug. 2-4 at the A-B Tech/Mission Health Conference Center.Some folks might be reluctant to take in a “junior” performance of a Tony-award-winning musical that was bawdy and raucous in its original adult version. However, the chance to see…
- What's happens when a new chef steps into the leadership role in a well-established kitchen?Brewers from the Asheville area’s first brewery and one of its newest craft makers discuss their new oak offerings.For a second consecutive year, Sunny Point Café will host a benefit dinner for FEAST. Also: Green Opportunities seeks public input; Pisgah Coffee Roasters hosts its inaugural roastery tour; Famous…
- Are you a fan of health and wellness advice? If so, you may want to check out Dr. Gus Vickery's new book, which shares his prescription for attaining and maintaining…The 14th annual event offers educational opportunities along with taste-testing, free tomato sandwiches and more.
- Wedge at Foundation hosts LUNAFEST, featuring short films by women filmmakers, Silent Sundays return to the Grail and more.
- Forget historic names and dates, this week we're bringing you the smell of our city's past.Outside of the Olympics, the World Equestrian Games (which, like the Olympics, take place every four years) are the biggest competition in the world of horse-related sports. And this year,…The N.C. General Assembly cut funding for landslide mapping in 2011, a decision area officials and scientists attribute to a combination of revenue shortfalls and lobbying by development interests. The…A local real estate company reports on the area's hot real estate market, Asheville business folk meet and nonprofit Mountain BizWorks' efforts get to promote diverse small business ownership get…BeLoved Asheville is developing its plan to build a community of tiny homes on about an acre of land in East Asheville.From murals to tools to funding coups for transportation and education, Xpress brings you a selection of current news in brief from our issue of Aug. 1.Asheville City Council unanimously approved an expansive new transit master plan on July 24 — a vote that drew applause from citizens sitting in the audience. The plan will increase…
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