The Big Cheese

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Alane Mason

Cover Photography Credit:

Tim Robison


  • Asheville’s Kickstarter report card

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Friends, family and fools are frequently cited as the most promising sources of capital for small businesses. And that networking approach to financing — called crowdfunding when it’s leveraged online…
  • Music Video Asheville spotlights local musicians and videographers

    -by Corbie Hill
    "On Wednesday, April 29, Diana Wortham Theatre will roll out the red carpet — literally — for local musicians and videographers. Those artists will pull up in stylish cars on…
  • AB Tech’s Rhapsodist celebrates its fourth year of publication

    -by Doug Gibson
    There’s more to The Rhapsodist than just getting student submissions (and some faculty offerings) into print. Students who produce the journa learn layout and graphic design, dealing with printers and…
  • The great outdoors: New Mountain opens its amphitheater

    -by Alli Marshall
    Along with craft beer, the drum circle and a nun on a tall bike, outdoor event spaces are primed to become one of Asheville’s defining factors. But unlike other venues…
  • Smart bets: Catie Curtis

    -by Alli Marshall
    Catie Curtis was dubbed a "folk-rock goddess" by The New Yorker — an impressive title that still doesn't manage to sum up the singer-songwriter's remarkable career.
  • State of the Arts: Cairn Desk releases book albums

    -by Kyle Sherard
    As downloading and digital streaming continue to consume the music industry, more and more artists and boutique producers are embracing that transition by turning to alternative means of preserving the…
  • Smart bets: Annie and the Hot Club

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Theatrical facial expressions and expressive gesticulations take jazz vocalist Annie Sellick's onstage storytelling abilities over the top, transforming each song into a personal conversation with the crowd.
  • Smart bets: Blue Ridge Bookfest

    -by Kat McReynolds
    A literary smorgasbord, the seventh annual Blue Ridge Bookfest will host a variety of sessions exploring the art and business of the written word.
  • Smart bets: Up the Chain

    -by Kat McReynolds
    With drummer Kirby Sybert and bassist Noah Skaroff replacing the former rotating cast of musicians, Reed Kendall says his Philadelphia-based rock band Up the Chain is using consistency and trust…



  • UPDATED: Homesteading Fair canceled for rain

    -by Carrie Eidson
    With spring in full swing, growers, DIY enthusiasts and the homestead-curious will find the perfect venue to prepare for the season as the French Broad Food Co-op holds its third…
  • Conscious Party: Shake it off

    -by Michael McDonald
    Asheville Affiliates, a social networking group of more than 3,000 young professionals that benefits area nonprofits, is hosting an evening of libations, food and fun to support the work of…


  • Screen scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    The World Made Straight arrives on Netflix, Wedge begins its outdoor movie screenings and a Weaverville resident's film heads to Cannes.