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  • Road trip

    -by Alli Marshall
    Marcus Mumford is animated, affable and downright jovial on the phone — a far cry from the snarl and ire of Mumford & Sons hit songs like “Roll Away Your…
  • Deeper emotional waters

    -by Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt
    Butoh is not a dance that strives to please. It dives instead into deeper emotional waters, exploring feelings of anxiety, pain, rage and loss. The beauty of Butoh is not…
  • Dark ages

    -by Alli Marshall
    Jack White isn’t the only big name interested in Nashville-based garage-goth quartet The Black Belles. The all-women band has already performed the theme song for Elvira's Movie Macabre and played…
  • Creative homecoming

    -by Webmaster
    Call it a creative homecoming, or a visit in dance. New York City-based choreographer Nick Kepley is returning to his native Asheville with his MOTION Dance+Theatre residency program for a…
  • Smart Bets: Dex Romweber Duo

    -by Xpress Staff
    Born John Michael Dexter Romweber, under the sign of Gemini, the rockabilly-roots musician currently known as Dex got his start in Chapel Hill two-piece Flat Duo Jets. That band, and…
  • Smart Bets: The Decent Lovers

    -by Xpress Staff
    Not that many people are OK with a status of “decent” when it comes to romantic prowess. However, the claim that "Elijah Wyman is a Decent Lover" is proudly displayed…
  • Smart Bets: Red June

    -by Xpress Staff
    Local acoustic trio Red June (think old-time, bluegrass, roots rock and traditional country influences with three-part harmonies) has been making a name for itself, playing three days at this year's…
  • Smart Bets: Ironing Board Sam and Dan Lewis

    -by Xpress Staff
    S.C.-born blues keyboardist Sammie Moore may have earned his stage name, Ironing Board Sam, because, according to his bio, he "designs and sews his own intricate stage costumes." He's also…
  • Weekly Picks

    -by Webmaster
    Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center, 56 Broadway St., will host a screening of butoh-inspired dance films on Wednesday, June 13 and 6 p.m. $5. Info: http://www.blackmountaincollege.org or 350-8484.…


  • Read all about it

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    On June 13, Mountain Xpress’ annual salute to WNC’s thriving culinary scene hits the streets. Eats and Drinks, our colorful and glossy guide to the best of local food (and…
  • Brews News

    -by Anne Fitten Glenn
    Wicked Weed, indeed The name of the newest brewery to announce plans to open in Asheville will be Wicked Weed Brewing — but it’s not what you think. Supposedly, Henry…
  • Small Bites: Changes on the horizon

    -by Webmaster
    Duane Fernandes has returned to Horizons at the Grove Park Inn after departing to helm the food program of a South Carolina resort just four months ago. Why the quick…
  • Small Bites: Corner Kitchen owners dust off a new Chestnut

    -by Webmaster
    Kevin Westmoreland and Joe Scully, owners of the Corner Kitchen in Biltmore Village, are opening a new restaurant, Chestnut, in the former Ed Boudreaux's at 48 Biltmore Ave. The business…
  • Small Bites: Restaurant and food news in small portions

    -by Webmaster
    Blind Pig Supper Club’s Battle Food Truck, part of Asheville Beer Week, was a great success. About 200 people enjoyed five different dishes from five different food trucks, with each…


  • Holding steady

    -by Jake Frankel
    Buncombe County Board of Commissioners June 5, 2012 meeting Commissioner candidates slam budget Waste Pro gets 4 percent rate increase Although a public hearing on the budget was on the…
  • Squeezed

    -by David Forbes
    At a sometimes tense June 5 budget work session, Asheville City Council members failed to reach consensus on what size raise to give city employees. In their last formal meeting…
  • Who’s improving whom?

    -by David Forbes
    About 40 people gathered in Pack Memorial Library’s Lord Auditorium for a June 5 forum on the proposed business improvement district for downtown Asheville. The event was organized by StopAVLBID,…
  • Box cutter

    -by David Forbes
    At a June 6 meeting with local newspaper representatives, Downtown Commission members and Asheville city planners presented ideas for restricting the height, placement and configuration of newspaper boxes. The commission…
  • The $830 million question

    -by Caitlin Byrd
    A central question for President Barack Obama’s health care reform law will be answered later this month. Namely, will the U.S. Supreme Court strike down the Affordable Care Act as…


  • Weekly Asheville Disclaimer Page: 06/15/2012

    -by Webmaster
    • Changes in North Carolina Annexation Laws
  • Dead wrong

    -by Webmaster
    "If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men."…
  • Haters gonna hate

    -by Webmaster
    The "Asheville Disclaimer" puerile? Duh! Of course it is [“Give Me Weird, May 30 Xpress]. Sorry it isn't high brow, but most comedy isn't (and comedy that is high brow…
  • Please help keep Asheville green and beautiful

    -by Webmaster
    To Asheville City Council: Please set an example for future generations by creating a beautiful park in front of the Basilica. This park will live on for generations as a…
  • City Council, what are you thinking?

    -by Webmaster
    It is hard to imagine that you are not awesomely happy with the proposal of St. Lawrence to buy the lot. Asheville is a tourist city. People don't visit cities…
  • Let us, the people, support a new park

    -by Webmaster
    Please have a park next to the Basilica of St. Lawrence. They have offered money for the lot. Let us, the people, support them even with our money, even with…
  • Asheville needs this green space and the money

    -by Webmaster
    Goodness gracious, what a no brainer! And the diocese even offered $300,000 more for the parcel. The downtown area has only one small green space (Pritchard Park), which is severely…
  • Let’s learn from our mistakes

    -by Webmaster
    My daddy taught me to learn from my mistakes. Please remind City Council to learn from theirs. I am very unhappy about selling the property in [the area of] the…
  • Encourage senators to fund tobacco-prevention programs

    -by Webmaster
    Since 1999, North Carolina has funded tobacco-prevention programs with money from the Master Settlement Agreement between 46 states and the tobacco industry. This money was intended to recover tobacco related…
  • Let me introduce you to Patsy

    -by Webmaster
    Let me introduce you to Patsy Keever, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, District 10. Patsy Keever is the candidate who “puts people first.” I will tell you why.…
  • The N.C. Republican Party is tarnishing the state’s name

    -by Webmaster
    The proposed platform of the North Carolina Republican Party includes the following language: "Government should treat all citizens impartially, without regard to wealth, race, ethnicity, disability, religion, sex, political affiliation…