- To date, Town Mountain's annual concert has provided about 20,000 meals through a partnership with with MANNA FoodBank. The Larry Keel Experience opens the show at Isis Restaurant and Music…The Christmas Jam is sold out but the Jam by Day and Kevn Kinney Jam are both open to listeners.Space Jesus (or Jasha Tull, if you ask his Brooklyn neighbors) brings his alien rave tunes to Asheville Music Hall Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10 p.m.The Mountain Soul Party will feature plenty of room on the dance floor. Coupled with the venue's well-regarded acoustics, that open space should make for an uptempo evening.Isis Restaurant and Music Hall hosts an evening with cover artists Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin Friday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m.The two man band’s high-glycemic tunes are familiar on first listen, and fans get a dozen new ones at this week’s release party for Years Pass By. The Grey Eagle…The improvisational group brings wild lights and long grooves to New Mountain Thursday, Dec. 10, at 9 p.m.Atlanta-based musicians Jeffrey Bützer (drums) and T.T. Mahony (piano) mark the 50th anniversary of the “A Charlie Brown Christmas” TV special by taking their live recreation of Vince Guaraldi’s score…For all of the obvious sonic reverence and Southern hip-hop lineage, Big K.R.I.T. is first and foremost one ferocious rapper. The Meridian, Miss.-based MC performs at The Orange Peel Wednesday,…
- Brewery tours are becoming an increasingly popular way to experience Asheville — for both tourists and locals.Whether bone-based or vegan, nutrient-dense broths are gaining popularity locally as a hot beverage.A new restaurant is set to open at Hendersonville's historic Charleston Inn; Metro Wines hosts a high-flying fundraiser for A-B Tech aviation scholarships; Buxton Hall Barbecue plans a late-night holiday…
- White Horse's Movies that Matter series rolls on, Mechanical Eye hosts another Open Screening and "Love Actually" is shown for free on consecutive nights.
- Transitioning to a new language, country and culture can be extremely disruptive — particularly for children. To address the growing numbers of students from non-English-speaking households, the Asheville and Buncombe…New water resources director Jade Dundas runs an organization of almost 150 employees with an annual budget of over $35 million. But how does the Kansas native stay focused on…Caregivers and organizations in Western North Carolina — including community health centers, acupuncturists and herbalists — are helping people without insurance receive the care they need. Indeed, many providers say access to health care…Though more Buncombe County residents now have health insurance than ever before, many of the poorest are still falling through the cracks.After nearly 14 years, the landmark Lexington Avenue vegetarian eatery is seeking new ownership and a fresh direction.There is no shortage of holiday events in Western North Carolina in the coming weeks! Asheville has everything ranging from holiday craft shows to volunteering opportunities to theater productions. In…The Give!Local campaign nonprofits received nearly $10,000 in donations on the December 1 Big Give Day! Thanks to all those who have donated so far – your incentives will be…
- "I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to correct one assertion and to make the case that the Appeldoorn development is a huge benefit for the area.""If you know Gordon, you know that he's a fighter for the underdog, for our children, for the poor and the disenfranchised.""Keep the Sierra Club working on the big issues, not interfering in local politics.""So let’s put the merry and the (Christ) back into Christmas. Volunteer at a food bank or a shelter. Be courteous to your server or checkout person. Treat others as…"Please add your voice before the Dec. 15 deadline in supporting a wilderness designation for Big Ivy, where some of the few remaining remnants of old-growth forest still stand. If…"Asheville has to do better. The 'end justifies the means' approach is unacceptable.""I hope that everyone who has been involved in the station or who cares about it will come and be heard."" The disease of addiction feeds on isolation, and as long as we criminalize and condemn addicts, we will never make any true progress in addressing the problem."