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Laura Barry

Cover Photography Credit:

Shara Crosby


  • Flight club

    -by Kim Ruehl
    Local aerialists and rockers team up for a production An unlikely collaboration was forged in January, when Bromelia Aerial Dance Collective performed at the Mothlight as part of the Asheville…
  • Smart Bets: Deer Tick

    -by Katie Souris
    There’s something refreshingly honest about the way singer-songwriter John McCauley of Deer Tick delivers his unapologetic lyrics. His brazen vocals are backed by upbeat instrumentals. In an interview on NPR’s…
  • Power of the Press

    -by Lea McLellan
    Letterpress printing thriving in Asheville   The letterpress may be more than 5 centuries old, but in Asheville, this antique printing method is downright thriving. Still, it wasn’t always this…
  • Smart Bets: Pan Harmonia

    -by Lea McLellan
    Chamber music company Pan Harmonia has “a reputation for giving our audiences a riveting experience. There is an immediacy, a visceral, zing-to-your-heart feeling that a live acoustic performance brings like…
  • Smart Bets: Asheville electro-music festival

    -by Alli Marshall
    Although Moogfest took a decidedly technological turn (“geeky,” according to The New York Times) with this year’s festival reinvention, the Asheville electro-music festival has been immersed in that territory since…
  • Folk remedies: Indie-folk acts Warm the Bell and Angel Olsen find their place and sound in Asheville

    -by Xpress Staff
    Warm the Bell and Angel Olsen are both slated to play The Grey Eagle this week, on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17 respectively. While both acts share a…
  • Smart Bets: Paskie Pascua

    -by Alli Marshall
    Journalist and poet Paskie Pascua served as member of the media liaison staff for the late president Corazon Aquino’s “good government” commission in early ’90s and was a media specialist…
  • Smart Bets: Heart of Fire

    -by Alli Marshall
    In Igor Stravinsky’s ballet, The Firebird, Prince Ivan enters a magical realm where all of the objects and creatures are represented by instruments — usually strings. Local electronic composer Sai,…
  • Smart Bets: Faerie and Earth Festival

    -by Lea McLellan
    The dress code is as whimsical as the event lineup at the Faerie and Earth Festival (F.A.E.). “Come and wear your fairy wings, your earth hat or sparkle up with…
  • Five o’clock world

    -by Dave Gilbert
    Fridays are worthy of celebration in any week. The daily grind gives way to the wide-open window of the weekend and, in warm-weather months, downtown Asheville’s streets take on a…


  • East Asheville eats

    -by Haley Steinhardt
    Downtown Asheville's culinary offerings are certainly no secret, and West Asheville, with its ceaseless onslaught of restaurant openings, is clearly booming as a foodie mecca. But what about points east?…
  • Returning to the roots

    -by Micah Wilkins
    Kyle Nuccilli spent a lot of time at the former Black Mountain Farmers Market, a small store that sold local, organic produce and other items. “I’ve worked at a lot…
  • Beer Scout: Brewing Appalachia

    -by Thom O'Hearn
    If you’ve ever met Todd Boera, co-owner and brewer at Fonta Flora, you probably remember his foot-long beard. Fittingly the former Catawba head brewer launched his new venture with a…
  • Where the wild things are: Dinner from your own backyard

    -by Emily Nichols
    Wild foods like dandelion, chickweed and stinging nettle offer a taste of the earth, untouched and uncultivated. They’re what you get when you enter a forager’s or herbalist’s kitchen, where…


  • Keeping the beat

    -by Susan Foster
    On a Friday night in early spring, a low rumbling can be heard throughout downtown Asheville. The contagious rhythm grows louder as people are drawn into the vortex of reverberating…
  • Drum therapy

    -by Susan Foster
    Therapeutic recreation program wins state award Randy Shaw, director of therapeutic recreation at the Asheville Parks and Recreation Department, was not a drummer. Even so, he believed that drumming had…
  • Raising the Pope Francis House

    -by Jordan Foltz
    What: Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity will hold a public wall-raising event for the four-bedroom, two-bath Pope Francis House — the first Habitat house in the nation built in honor of…



  • Anti-Graffiti Plan

    -by Molton
  • Asheville Under Glass: Leap and the net will appear

    -by Colleen Kelly Mellor
    In James Cameron’s “Avatar,” the Na’vis of Pandora inhabit an Earth-like moon of the Alpha Centauri star system. They are a pure and superior breed of humanoids who harbor deep…
  • Excited about new radio voice

    -by Letters
    This mountain town will soon have a new voice on the radio waves: AshevilleFM. Broadcasting as WSFM-LP at 103.3 FM from the roof of the Indigo Hotel, this all-volunteer radio…
  • Thank you for supporting PCs for GED program

    -by Letters
    Seventeen. Seventeen, as a number, doesn’t normally mean much when compared to other numbers, does it? But, seventeen was a very significant number May 2 as 17 Haywood Community College…
  • Tell government to act on food deserts

    -by Letters
    My name is Flannery Rokeby-Jackson, and I am a high school student at the School of Inquiry and Life Sciences at Asheville. I am writing about the importance for our…
  • Asheville Disclaimer 05/14/14

    -by Xpress Contributor
    Flat Rock couple builds tiny house, but not on purpose
  • Patches

    -by Brent Brown
  • The gospel according to Jerry: Paint job or snow job?

    -by Xpress Contributor
    Art is in the eye of the beholder. Still, I’m shocked that so many people seem to think graffiti is an art form and that these young people are merely…
  • Cover image should be properly credited

    -by Letters
    Thanks for the article about the Diversity Engagement Coalition [“Hidden in Plain View,” April 30, Xpress]. However, I’d like to point out that the photographs used as the base of…