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Top Dogs: The Feral Chihuahuas

Volume
21
/ Issue
16

Cover Design Credit:

Lori Deaton

Cover Photography Credit:

Tim Robinson
Were it not for a pack of Mexican dogs terrorizing Waynesville, Asheville's Feral Chihuahuas might have been called Kumquat. The sketch comedy troupe celebrates its 10-year anniversary with two shows at Asheville Community Theatre.

arts

  • Marco Benevento TICKET GIVEAWAY

    -by Alli Marshall
    Xpress is giving away a pair of tickets to this show. To win, find this post on our Facebook page and follow the instructions. If the producer tends to be…
  • Smart bets: Amandla

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Power, or “Amandla,” exists in “every fiber of the living experience,” according to Claude Coleman Jr. (formerly of Ween), who christened his band with the Zulu word. In live format,…
  • Michelle Baker publishes non-traditional novel The Canoe

    -by Alli Marshall
    Local author Michelle Baker writes poems that sometimes reach 15 or 20 pages in length. But when one hit the 40-page mark, “I thought, ‘This isn’t going to stop anytime…
  • Wayfaring Strangers traces the evolution of Appalachian music

    -by Rich Rennicks
    When Fiona Ritchie (the presenter of NPR’s long-running program, “The Thistle and the Shamrock”) first came to North Carolina, “people heard my accent and they’d say, ‘Oh, I’m Scots-Irish,’” she…
  • The Feral Chihuahuas turn 10

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    Were it not for a roving pack of wild Mexican dogs terrorizing the cats, chickens and goats outside Waynesville, one of Asheville’s premier sketch comedy troupes would have been called…
  • Smart bets: Jug-Baby

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Jug-Baby: An Autobiography follows the plight of a youth whose parents inadvertently strip their baby of gender and identity after attempting to mold the child into a circus attraction that…
  • Smart bets: Balsam Range

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Balsam Range “thoughtfully and respectfully adopted the name of a majestic range of mountains” near the band’s hometown in Haywood County, but the bluegrass ensemble’s reverence for Western North Carolina…
  • Wyatt Cenac: from UNC to a career in comedy

    -by Toni Sherwood
    The performer, best-known as a correspondent and writer for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” unveils a brand-new stand-up act at The Millroom on Friday, Nov. 14.
  • State of the Arts: Rob Amberg at Pink Dog Creative

    -by Kyle Sherard
    For 41 years, photographer Rob Amberg has kept an acute documentary eye on Madison County. With his camera, he’s created an insightful, ongoing narrative that’s familiar yet analytical of every…

food

  • Small Bites: Taste of Asheville 2014

    -by Gina Smith
    Asheville Independent Restaurants readies for Taste of Asheville, WNC Health Advocates hosts a fundraising dinner, King Daddy's adds breakfast, Loretta's goes late-night and Black Mountain Ciderworks throws a Rabelaisian Feast.
  • Beer Scout: Cold Mountain and more

    -by Thom O'Hearn
    You never know when winter will hit in Asheville. This year, with early November snow, it seems the upcoming release of Cold Mountain from Highland Brewery is right on time.…

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