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  • “Grown-ups do outrageous things?”

    -by Webmaster
    When she was a kid growing up in Gloucester, Mass., Lauren “Madame Onca” O’Leary’s parents threw a roast-pig-on-a-spit party featuring a belly dancer. It was the sort of moment that…
  • Love in a time of collaboration

    -by Alli Marshall
    Matrimony is, indeed, a love story — though not the obvious one. The band itself (fronted by husband-and-wife singer/songwriter duo Jimmy Brown and Ashlee Hardee Brown) is a melding of…
  • Ink and Imagery

    -by Webmaster
    Melding together the ideas of interpretation, representation and traditional practice, Blue Spiral 1’s current exhibition, Ink and Imagery features the works of both well-noted and emerging artists in the field…
  • Spirituality informs the jazz

    -by Webmaster
    While the world is full of “ladies who sing with the band,” it’s a rare treat to listen to a vocalist whose tone and pitch are artfully aligned as an…
  • Weekly Picks: June 1-7, 2011

    -by Webmaster
    Align your body and mind with ChiRunning and ChiWalking at Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Road in Asheville. Held on Wednesday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m. Info: or 252-9828. If…
  • Smart Bets

    -by Xpress Staff
    Jan Karon In The Company of Others, the latest novel by Jane Karon, is centered around a familiar character: Father Timothy Kavanagh of her Mitford series. The nine-book Mitford collection…
  • The Profiler

    -by Webmaster
    The Suspect: Dubtribe Sound System This pioneering electronic duo of Sunshine and Moonbeam Jones has been entrancing audiences with live house-music sets on and off for the past 20 years…


  • Supper at the market, under the full moon

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    Incredible food on an inhospitable night. There's something inherently comforting, warm and joyful about passing platters of food around tables set up in the middle of a farmers market. It…
  • Small Bites

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    Planting a different seed It didn't take long for the building at 165 Merrimon Ave. recently vacated by Beans and Berries to get snatched up. Longtime Laughing Seed chef Jason…
  • School field trips — literally

    -by Webmaster
    Out of the whispers on a recent bus field trip, one student from Debbi Madill’s kindergarten class at Cullowhee Valley School could be heard exclaiming, “Oh, Ms. Madill, look! We’re…


  • Opening doors

    -by Webmaster
    Ten years ago, my garden overflowed with tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini, eggplant, beets, carrots, spinach and Brussels sprouts. These days, my attention has turned to the perennial beds and shrubs, and…


  • Living treasures and hospital duels

    -by Webmaster
    Live long enough to be honored: Three Western North Carolina centenarians were honored May 24 at a Century Club Celebration at Park Ridge Health in Hendersonville. Grace Goodell, 102, Helen…
  • Green Scene: What’s new, pussycat?

    -by Susan Andrew
    Cougar brothers The WNC Nature Center’s cougar exhibit reopened last month with some new energy: two eight-month-old cubs. Born in the wild in Oregon, wildlife-agency found the then-six-week-old brothers after…
  • The art of the wheel

    -by Jake Frankel
    Amid tough budgets, significant safety issues and rising fuel costs, Asheville Transit is rolling into summer with a major tuneup. The system is poised to announce new routes, schedules and…
  • WNC Wellness review

    -by Wade Inganamort
    Asheville's Mission to manage Angel Medical Center "Officials with Angel Medical Center have agreed for the Franklin-based hospital to be managed by Mission Health System." — [Asheville Citizen-Times] Study: Yoga…
  • Holding the line

    -by Christopher George
    Asheville City Council May 24, 2011 meeting City to extend Clingman bike lane Brevard Road Ingles gets sign variance Despite disputes over fee increases and rainy-day funds, Asheville City Council…


  • Caught in the interstate web

    -by Webmaster
    Flies gathered where the doe’s eyes had been. Two days dead, she lay sprawled on the edge of the cul-de-sac's woods. Beside her lay a deer skeleton, picked clean by…
  • The “right to know” is a right, not a rule

    -by Webmaster
    Today, I am grateful for the ability to make decisions about my health, and to have access to medical services as I need them. While it’s easy to take this…
  • What happened to Pack Memorial Library?

    -by Webmaster
    When did Pack Memorial Library become a daytime shelter for ex-cons and strung-out drug abusers? Surely, a diverse mix is wonderful and an Asheville tradition, but this is nothing like…
  • Thank you for your support

    -by Webmaster
    I want to thank my community for supporting me in achieving my goal to be able to pay back the organization who trained and gave me my service dog, Jimani.…
  • The Beat: UR in big trouble

    -by Webmaster
    It’s a tough time for the crumbling WNC Community Media Center. In the midst of a continuing struggle with Buncombe County over funds the nonprofit says it’s owed, the media…
  • Moffitt

    -by Molton
  • Pair O’Docs

    -by Molton

    -by Brent Brown
  • Weekly Asheville Disclaimer Page: 06/01/2011

    -by Webmaster
    • Asheville’s creative sector release finger-painting as 1st-quarter earnings report • Jones Elementary school enters healthy soup recipe into national contest • Following ticket for 128-MPH NC joyride, Nascar Driver…