We Remember

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Cover Design Credit:

Kathleen Soriano Taylor

Cover Photography Credit:

Pat Barcas
The Friends of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School aim to preserve a bit of Madison County’s history. Rosenwald was an African-American school where generations of first through eighth graders gathered and studied. (Pictured: Fatimah Shabazz, right, and Omar McClain)


  • Smart bets: Into the Woods Jr.

    -by Kat McReynolds
    When Shalene Hill notes the “talent, professionalism and dedication” of her cast, it doesn’t sound like she’s referring to a group of 9 to 14-year-old children. But she is. Eight…
  • Smart bets: Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters

    -by Alli Marshall
    Southern Indiana-based musician Nick Dittmeier was probably not one of the people ready to kick 2014 to the curb. Last year brought him a nomination for songwriter of the year…
  • One-man show Wanderlust thinks globally, acts personally

    -by Corbie Hill
    When Martin Dockery touched down in Dakar, Senegal, on his way to Timbuktu, Mali, his luggage was gone. The traveler from New York City had nothing but his passport, his…
  • Smart bets: Yonder Mountain String Band

    -by Kat McReynolds
    “They may appear to be a traditional bluegrass band at first glance, but they’ve taken the customary old-timey instrumentation to new heights,” reads a press release for Colorado trio Yonder…
  • Smart bets: The Steppin Stones

    -by Kat McReynolds
    “We can’t wait to share our new music with you!” reads the Facebook page for Hilton Head Island-based rock trio The Steppin Stones. Front woman Hannah Wicklund, bassist Andrew Ottimo…
  • Singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov returns to Asheville

    -by Alli Marshall
    “I love performing, but it scared the sh*t out of me forever,” says singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov. “Even now, when I’ve probably played more than a thousand shows … every…
  • Asheville Fringe Arts Festival attracts homegrown and international talent

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    For its past two appearances at the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival, local avant-garde theater company Anam Cara presented original pieces created by an ensemble. For 2015, its players are trying…
  • All about that bus: Donna the Buffalo talks about 25 years of tour

    -by Katie Souris
    Tara Nevins and fellow Donna the Buffalo songwriter Jeb Puryear provide a perfect example of how doing what you love can change the world: For 25 years they’ve not only…



  • Conscious Party: Get a move on

    -by Michael McDonald
    WHAT: Nia Fitness Fundraiser Jam WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 24, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. WHERE: Henderson County Athletics and Activity Center, 708 S. Grove St., Hendersonville WHY: Millions of children in this…
  • Therapeutic touch offers an energy-based approach to mind-body healing

    -by Emily Nichols
    Touch has the power to heal, or at the very least to soothe us when we’re not feeling well. In Asheville, several practitioners apply this power, using a method of therapeutic…



  • In one of the coolest places to live, be cool

    -by Letters
    Western North Carolina, the Asheville area, is one of the coolest places to live. There are so many beautiful places to see, so many fun things to do and so…
  • Conversations: Asheville food deserts

    -by Xpress Staff
    The Dec. 31 cover story by Jonathan Ammons, “Hidden in Plain Sight,” examined communities in Asheville that lack supermarkets and access to other sources of affordable, nutritious food. The story…
  • Fantastic newness

    -by Brent Brown