Independence: Fourth of July events around WNC

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Norn Cutson

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Icon Media Asheville
Patriotism never goes out of style, nor does fun in the sun. From parades to fireworks, here’s where to celebrate Independence Day.


  • Independent publisher Talking Book advances the audiobook industry

    -by Alec Sturgis
    Editor-In-Chief Ben Matchar and Senior Editor Kris Hartrum formed the company in fall 2015. It's their mission to push the status quo of the audiobook industry and explore the limits…
  • Fourth of July events around WNC

    -by Lee Elliott
    Patriotism never goes out of style; nor does fun in the sun. Commemorations of the Fourth are in force — here’s where to celebrate.
  • Christine Hale shares a memoir about unanswerable questions

    -by Alli Marshall
    A Piece of Sky, A Grain of Rice finds a balance between fact and the malleability of memory by wending, dreamlike, between worlds and timeframes. Author Christine Hale presents the…
  • Smart bets: Brian Fireman Design

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Highlands' visual arts center The Bascom will exhibit the contemporary furniture maker's work from Saturday, July 2, through Saturday, Aug. 27, with an opening reception on Tuesday, July 5.
  • Award-winning guitarist Bryan Sutton comes home again

    -by Bill Kopp
    The Asheville native says, “I've always been drawn to mountain terrain. ...I do like to get back to Asheville. I don't live there any more, but … I'm still a…
  • Smart bets: Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Warren Wilson College's 46th Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival celebrates classical music — and its long history at the school — through a multi-weekend, multi-city concert series.
  • Smart bets: Spagnola

    -by Kat McReynolds
    The Satellite Gallery will exhibit Spagnola's oil on canvas collection, with an opening reception on Friday, July 1.
  • Smart bets: The Appleseed Collective

    -by Kat McReynolds
    The group plays a free show at Pisgah Brewing Co. on Thursday, June 30.




  • Screen scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    The Fine Arts Theatre screens a recent Sundance Film Festival winner, The Grail shows a short doc on Christopher Mello's creative West Asheville garden and the North Asheville Library's July…