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Laura Barry

Cover Photography Credit:

Randy Molton


  • Smart Bets: Imarhan Timbuktu

    -by Xpress Staff
    “At dance clubs and private parties in northern Mali, Imarhan Timbuktu [Those Who Love Timbuktu] had provided much of the grooving soundtrack to life over the past 10 years,” according…
  • Shamrock shake-up

    -by Webmaster
    Whether you choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by donning your most flattering shade of green, embarking on a corned beef and cabbage bender or simply practicing a fake Irish…
  • Smart Bets: Fiddlers of Madison County

    -by Xpress Staff
    “For centuries — literally — folks have been following the French Broad River into Madison County to hear the finest in traditional music,” says the Madison County Arts Council in…
  • Dirty talk

    -by Toni Sherwood
    When self-described Gypsy brass circus rock act Dirty Bourbon River Show shared the bill with funk and soul legend Dr. John, a fellow Crescent City musician, that didn’t happen in…
  • Smart Bets: Denise Keirnan

    -by Xpress Staff
    After a journalism career with stories in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal (among others), Asheville-based writer Denise Keirnan turned her attention to the Southeast. Her 2013…
  • State of the Arts

    -by Kyle Sherard
    The streets of Asheville serve both as subject and setting for a duo of local art events. PUSH Gallery hosts an exhibition of photographic works by Asheville photographer Anthony Bellemare.…
  • Party fund

    -by Jake Frankel
    Buncombe County commissioners voted along party lines March 4 to approve $90,000 for Moogfest. The music and innovation festival requested the county funding to help produce the event, which will…
  • Smart Bets: Johnny Neel

    -by Xpress Staff
    Songwriter and musician Johnny Neel is probably best-known for his work with Dickey Betts and Gregg Allman. Thanks to those relationships, in 1989, Neel was invited to join The Allman…
  • Conflict resolution

    -by Alli Marshall
    Local band Knives and Daggers is many things to many people. But one thing it’s not about is dangerous weaponry — though co-guitarists/songwriters Lauren Carol Brown and Kevin Stanford joke…
  • #Dogdays

    -by Hayley Benton
    See Momo — a cute, 5-year-old border collie with a red bandanna. Now see Momo disappear into picturesque scenes captured by his owner, Andrew Knapp. Knapp and Momo were stationed…


  • Funding growth

    -by Toni Sherwood
    Many local farmers left their work behind on Thursday, Feb. 27, to attend the WNC AgOptions 2014 Award Ceremony at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills…
  • Not so fast

    -by Hayley Benton
    The smell of healthy, home-cooked food wafts through Sharing House in Brevard. As meat simmers in the pot, the students taking Sharing House’s newest cooking class slowly add fresh produce,…

    -by Webmaster
    In the new, regular interview series Behind the Bar, Michael Franco talks to some of the talented men and women who keep the beer, wine and spirits flowing at some…

    -by Webmaster
    I once read a science fiction novel where quiche was the pizza of the future. I don't remember much else about the book, but the quiche idea stuck with me.…

    -by Gina Smith
    Food Truck Showdown This year's Asheville Tattoo and Arts Expo will host the inaugural Asheville Food Truck Showdown in the parking lot of the Masonic Temple on Saturday, March 15.…

    -by Thom O'Hearn
    Craft Room Opens in South Asheville If you live within 10 minutes of downtown or West Asheville, there’s no shortage of options for fresh growlers of beer. Bruisin’ Ales stocks…


  • Rebuilding Dreams

    -by Micah Wilkins
    Roxann Colwell knows the challenges of raising a child with special needs firsthand. Colwell, who has a 30-year-old daughter with Down syndrome, created the Family Support Network of Western North…
  • Primed for a fight

    -by Jake Frankel
    Several Buncombe County Commissioners are facing challengers in the May 6 primary election. Here’s a basic rundown of the candidates and the races, broken down by district. District 1 Democrats…


  • Asheville under glass: The F heard ‘round the (yoga) world

    -by Colleen Kelly Mellor
    In a series of blog posts, guest writer Colleen Kelly Mellor shares her senior view of a region often touted as one of America’s “Best Retirement Towns.” In her latest…
  • Hoisery Mill

    -by Molton
  • We Still Spray

    -by Brent Brown
  • Asheville Disclaimer 3/12/14

    -by Webmaster
    Local candidate put in difficult position of insisting he doesn’t like big boobs
  • Support Williams for district attorney

    -by Letters
    The first time I met Todd Williams was in front of the Asheville Brewing Co. on Coxe Avenue about eight years ago. He was on one of his many bike…
  • Elevator operator left out

    -by Letters
    In the Mountain Xpress, an article was published by writer Kristin D’ Agostino [“Going Up?” Feb. 19] about the elevator in the Flatiron Building in which she only mentions or…
  • Downtown needs more grocery stores

    -by Letters
    We have all these new grocery stores opening in Asheville, yet we have NO grocery stores for the residents in the downtown business district. The French Broad Food Co-Op and…
  • Kudos to Xpress’ award-winning designers

    -by Letters
    I was pleased to see the announcement on your website that Xpress won four North Carolina Press Association awards this year and the accompanying article in your March 5 issue…