- Unlike most U.S. cities with music scenes, Asheville doesn't offer lockout spaces or practice facilities for local or touring artists. When a storage unit facility asked local bands to leave,…The reggae artist plays a headlining show at Salvage Station on Monday, Sept. 18.After being selected as a cultural ambassador by the U.S. State Department, Jonathan Scales toured Asia and Africa, where he performed for a wide range of audiences and learned important…Randy Shull and his partner/“co-conspirator” Hedy Fischer will open ¡Viva! on Saturday, Sept. 16 — aka Mexican Independence Day. The exhibition features more than a dozen contemporary Latin American artists.The resurrected film festival takes place on Saturday, Sept. 16, at A-B Tech Community College.“There’s a lot to be learned from looking back on your life and trying to figure out certain things around your own personal motivations in an intense situation, and if…The fine arts and craft show takes place in downtown Weaverville on Saturday, Sept. 16.It’s no wonder that The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [Revised] is such a popular play in the Asheville area. It’s an automatic crowd-pleasing comedy.The Virginia author will discuss her latest novel at Malaprop’s on Thursday, Sept. 14, and discuss the life and legacy of Zebulon B. Vance at UNCA on Friday, Sept. 15.
- State legislation passed at the end of May offers an affordable way for eateries to expand their menus and draw more customers.The new Charlotte Street yeast-production and testing facility will open a fermentation-focused restaurant and taproom this fall.Root Bottom Farm will host its second Pedal to Plate event on Sunday, Sept. 17. Also this week: Coffee for Champions campaign returns, North Asheville Food Truck Festival comes to…
- A “health-meets-social” approach to aging rolls out this month at the YMCA of Western North Carolina, in collaboration with AARP. The partnership has created a three-month program, dubbed Disrupt Aging Community Health Challenge,…The Asheville Buncombe Community Garden Network will hold its first fundraiser, a garden tour and celebration, on Saturday, Sept. 16. Tour-goers will have the opportunity to visit four unique community…
- A Great American Tapestry has its first screening in over two months, The Joseph Initiative's film students share their documentary feature and more.
- On Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1901, The Asheville Citizen offered readers a detailed description of the Asheville Club's new headquarters built on the corner of Haywood and Government [now College] streets.As questions swirl around an ongoing FBI probe into former Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene, some top officials are scrutinizing the results of a directive they say was meant to…In the seven months since the city of Asheville altered its regulations to give City Council more oversight over large building and hotel projects, Council has approved two proposed hotels.…The contaminated former site of the Beacon Manufacturing Co. in Swannanoa has stood vacant since a massive fire destroyed the plant in 2003. The property's owners are asking state regulators…Pack Square lies at the center of Asheville's sense of itself as a city, but recent attention to the area — and the monuments to Confederate figures located there —…The Green Built Alliance — the organization previously known as the Western North Carolina Green Building Council — will roll out a new name and logo at its annual member…The Bikes For Life bike collection takes place 10-1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, in the parking lot at The Free Clinics.
- "Trickle-down economics does not work. Look no further than Asheville.""He has tirelessly displayed the courage of his convictions advocating for affordable housing, a living wage, social and economic justice, better public transportation, more public parks and green spaces, and…"Just imagine — some $17 trillion in savings, and health care for everyone!""Perhaps the greatest danger of unwanted change comes from within the city itself, from apathetic and cynical millennials, hippies, anarchists, witches, crystal-worshippers and other folks who simply have given up…Asheville, N.C."A unique individual for his time and place, Chuck Marsh was committed broadly to environmental education, bigger-picture thinking and a deep love for people and the future of the world."Asheville, N.C."North Carolina continues to use the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, or an annual income of $15,080 for a full-time worker — $1,000 below the federal poverty level.…