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  • Spring fling

    -by Alli Marshall
    There are many inspirational forces at work behind The Asheville Ballet's production of An Appalachian Romance. The music of late composer Aaron Copland, a connection with local chamber music ensemble…
  • Cruel summer

    -by Alli Marshall
    “It has the feel of a town where you can write something,” author Gail Godwin says of Asheville. It’s the town where she grew up, and it often appears in…
  • Smart Bets: Sanctum Sully and Love Canon

    -by Xpress Staff
    If you like your bluegrass a little bit rough around the edges, this Friday, May 17, brings a double bill of exactly that sort of sound. Love Canon, from Charlottesville,…
  • Smart Bets: Montford Music & Arts Festival

    -by Xpress Staff
    The Montford Music & Arts Festival has been doing what many of our much-loved local fests end up going: growing bigger than its neighborhood. While all of its acts (and…
  • Trend spotting: Combining clay and printmaking

    -by Steph Guinan
    Printing on clay is not a new process. However, this technique’s recent spike in popularity could lead one to that conclusion. And printing on clay is popular for good reason.…
  • Smart Bets: Kopecky Family Band

    -by Xpress Staff
    The first time that Kelsey Kopecky and Gabe Simon played together, they were barely more than strangers and yet, "it felt like we’d known each other forever," says the Kopecky…
  • Smart Bets: Black Twig Pickers

    -by Xpress Staff
    NPR listed Black Twig Pickers' Rough Carpenters as one of its most-anticipated releases for 2013, which is a pretty good way to start a year. But the Appalachian old-time band,…
  • Smart Bets: Asheville electro-music festival

    -by Xpress Staff
    Electronic and experimental musicians from around the world — and right here at home — as well as two days-worth of workshops, demonstrations and collaborations all take place under one…
  • Smart Bets: Blue Ridge Bookfest

    -by Xpress Staff
    WNC-raised author Wiley Cash is the honoree at this year's Blue Ridge Bookfest. His 2012 novel, A Land More Kind Than Home, was mentioned in O Magazine's “10 titles to…
  • Just there to dance

    -by Alli Marshall
    Asheville native Elliot Heller (aka DJ Equal) is based in New York City but returns to WNC on Friday, May 24 for a show at Club Tetrus. RBTS WIN also…
  • Calendar highlights: Saluda Arts Festival, Asheville Vaudeville and bluebirds

    -by Webmaster
  • Triangle Park Mural Celebration

    -by Webmaster
  • Clubland features: Titus Andronicus and Asheville FM

    -by Webmaster



  • In the garden: Foraged food

    -by Webmaster
    Foods in the wild As gardeners till the soil, work in compost and dream of cultivating the perfect tomato, it's important to remember that edibles are growing right below our…


  • Getting to the roots: McGinn and McCoy’s business helps gardeners get started and keep going

    -by Mat Payne
    As far as fresh produce is concerned, Cera McGinn and Mallory McCoy want to see more people living hand to mouth — putting the seed in the ground and nurturing…
  • Making a path for mental health

    -by Caitlin Byrd
    As a private psychotherapist, Paul Fugelsang understands the struggle between saying “yes” to middle-class clients who can't afford his services and “no” to people in need. “Once you have your…
  • Business Blotter

    -by Webmaster
    Openings BikeTags (message plates for bicycles), mybiketag.com. 398-4636. Bobo Pho, 22 N. Lexington Ave. 575-9494. Café Azalea (open under new ownership), 1011 Tunnel Road Suite 100. http://cafeazaleaasheville.com. 299-3753. Closings Hookah…
  • Back to the future

    -by Jake Frankel
    As Asheville geared up to file a lawsuit against state legislation that transfers the city's water system to the Metropolitan Sewage District, Buncombe County officials released documents showing a series…
  • A cooperative future

    -by Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt
    Earlier this spring, a new local group started meeting, discussing and thinking about ways to apply “new economy” concepts and approaches in the Asheville area. On May 8, Co-Creating the…
  • The city’s going to court

    -by David Forbes
    A state-mandated transfer of the Asheville water system will be tested in court. At a special May 7 meeting, Asheville City Council members voted unanimously to sue the state of…
  • Where’s that stuff come from?

    -by Caitlin Byrd
    After millions of gallons of raw sewage spilled into the French Broad River last week, RiverLink, a nonprofit supporting the river’s economic and environmental revitalization, saw an educational opportunity. “If…
  • After spill, MSD investigating contractor

    -by David Forbes
    On April 30, a malfunctioning pump spewed millions of gallons of raw sewage into the French Broad River. While the problem was repaired the same day, Metropolitan Sewerage District General…
  • On second thought…

    -by Jake Frankel
    In recent weeks, the Buncombe County commissioners had debated stringent standards that would have limited nonprofits’ ability to request county funding for years to come. In the end, however, the…
  • Growing in unison

    -by David Forbes
    On Crescent Street, just off of Charlotte Street, some local residents are reviving a form of agriculture, and trying to put food on the plate in the process. The Charlotte…
  • If I had a hammer …

    -by David Forbes
    While setting up the new gardening initiative, Charlotte Got Crops, (see “Growing in Unison”), Julian Dominic and his fellow growers realized they were missing something. Tools. “You start this garden,…
  • Planned Parenthood of Asheville announces acquisition of permanent medical home

    -by Caitlin Byrd
    After renting a Biltmore Avenue building for about 15 years, Planned Parenthood’s Asheville Health Center will begin providing sexual and reproductive health services in a permanent setting by the end…
  • RiverLink announces 200-unit, mixed-use development for old Dave Steel site in the RAD

    -by Webmaster
    The River Arts District continues to grow: Local nonprofit RiverLink announced May 10 that a residential-retail complex will be built on the vacant Dave Steel Company site at Clingman Avenue…
  • Cooperatives and community investment

    -by Webmaster
    In the 1920s, Western North Carolina was a hotbed of agricultural cooperatives. For farmers here, the Great Depression began well ahead of the stock market crash. Overproduction, monopoly control of…


  • Charter schools are too valuable to dismiss

    -by Webmaster
    It is frustrating that we continue to hear some education officials and “experts” naming charter schools among the “threats” to public education [“Back To School,” May 1 Xpress]. This attitude,…
  • Circle the wagons

    -by Webmaster
    I understand that nostalgia is popular, but I have to ask, at what cost? A horse sharing the pavement with motor vehicles has never been a good mix, and the…
  • Play on!

    -by Webmaster
    I just wanted to let the Montford Park Players know that they do a great job doing Shakespeare in the Park at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheater. I enjoy every play…
  • Not fit for this nation

    -by Webmaster
    My name is Tyshaun Johnson. [I am] a junior at Asheville High School, a youth leader with Asheville’s Real Food Active Living team and, most importantly, a citizen of the…
  • Ag-gag laws and freedom of the press

    -by Webmaster
    “Despicable, unconstitutional, ridiculous, immature, idiotic and mendacious.” And that’s just how Tennessee newspapers characterized the state’s “ag-gag” bill now awaiting [the] governor’s signature. "Ag-gag" bills criminalize whistle-blowing that exposes animal…