- In WNC, say bookstore owners, size doesn’t matter so much as a deep well of literary history and residents and visitors who simply love to read.Shulman notes that a perennial favorite at the holiday shows is James Brown's "Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto.”The Nashville-based duo play The Grey Eagle on Dec. 15.The pipes and harp duo brings its Celtic Celebration to Isis on Dec. 15.The exhibition is open to the public on the second Wednesday of each month, December-June, starting Wednesday, Dec. 11.The Tyler Perry collaborator and R&B singer brings his Soulful Christmas concert to Tryon Fine Arts Center on Dec. 14.The Silkroad Ensemble member performs Bach’s complete cello suites on violin, Dec. 12 at BMCM+AC.
- The way one sets a table has the potential to be a secret weapon in diffusing discomfort and cultivating a sense of warmth and intimacy.On Wednesday, Dec. 18, the North Carolina Room at Pack Memorial Library will host a launch party for the release of Nan Chase's latest book, Lost Restaurants of Asheville. The…Deluxe, a cafe and wine bar, recently opened on the eastern edge of Woodfin. Also: Love Never Fails Christmas Gala returns; the winner of this year's Biscuit & Gravy Battle…
- From 2010 to 2018, “Our black infant mortality rate has increased from 11.7 to 15.1 deaths for every 1,000 babies born," Hannah Legerton told Buncombe County commissioners on Dec. 3.…Winter is the ideal time to begin planting and planning to create a hospitable wild bird habitat.
- ASHEVILLE, N.C.Specialty shops line both sides of downtown Hendersonville’s Main Street. And as the city continues to grow, shop owners consider both the opportunities and future challenges of operating in the…Throughout much of the 1950s, Asheville residents raised the same question again and again: Where can I find a taxidermist?In honor of Xpress' Dec. 11 Specialty Shops issue, this week's biz briefs takes a look at news related to small specialty retailers — including a look ahead to sidewalk…ASHEVILLE, N.C.The Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte, which represents 46 counties in Western North Carolina and six parishes in the Asheville area, announced in August that it will release a list…After months of haranguing City Council over the wording of a climate emergency resolution, over 40 protesters with Sunrise Movement Asheville occupied the government building on Dec. 6 to demand…During their Dec. 3 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners were told that while corrective measures to right years of financial mishandling are beginning to take hold, the county's…
- "Teachers, parents and all of us need to insist that our schools foster and support our children’s capacity to be playful, joyful, spontaneous, loving, creative and compassionate while developing their intellectual…"If Asheville is to maintain its extraordinarily vital art scene, it needs to maintain the critical mass of artists who comprise the heart and soul of that scene.""I choose to believe that more of us will be moved with compassion like the good Samaritan and will go out of our way to lovingly care for others in…"Thanks for the best issue in years on Nov. 27, featuring the hateful TDA and neighborhood fascists, corruption, suppression of public comment, but most of all, hunger and cold in…