Chef and author Susi Gott Séguret invites a poet, a painter, an instrument builder and a chef to consider the meaning of appetite and offers guidance on preparing a spring risotto.
Rescue groups use special events to link adoptable animals with new families
Local animal rescue organizations leave few stones unturned in their efforts to match homeless pets with loving families. How do adoption events fit into the mix?
Fantastical fidos and felines: Howl-O-Ween pet costumes
Does your furry friend have their annual Halloween disguise? If not, don’t despair! Thanks to Asheville Pet Photography, Bone-A-Fide Pet Boutique, the Asheville Humane Society and Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, we have some last minute inspiration from some of the fanciest pets around. With just a little creativity (or perhaps a trip to your local pet store) your […]
In photos: Beer City Festival 2017
The first big event of the 2017 AVL Beer Week celebration offered brews for just about every taste.
Show review: Hip-hop icon Aesop Rock at The Orange Peel
The satisfyingly weird, wry happiness left lingering in the faces of those standing around as the lights went up speak to the power of Aesop Rock’s verses and message.
IN PHOTOS: Philo album release show
Special guests who joined Philo onstage throughout the night included members of Empire Strikes Brass, local Grammy-nominated vocalist Debrissa McKinney, MC Smidi and more.
In Photos: Warren Haynes Christmas Jam 2016
It was a (quite literally) jam-packed night with tons of guests sitting in with each group’s sets.
In photos: Southside Community Thanksgiving Dinner
This year’s meal fed over 700 people and was served by community volunteers, including Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer, Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler, District Attorney Todd Williams and Terry Bellamy, director of communications for the Asheville Housing Authority.
IN PHOTOS: Mavis Staples with Lyric at The Orange Peel
The concert was part of a fundraiser event for local nonprofit MountainTrue, benefitting French Broad River conservation.
Howl-O-Ween: A spooktacular time for pets
If you are looking for fun Halloween events that include your fuzzy, four-legged family members — look no further. This Saturday, Oct. 29, there are two “Howl-O-Ween” pet-focused events to choose from — both of which support local animal animal rescues. Bone-A-Fied Pet Boutique is hosting the 14th annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade and Costume Contest at […]
In Photos: Fall LEAF 2016
LEAF festival, held last weekend at Lake Eden in Black Mountain, started chilly but quickly heated up with music, dance, performance and visual art. On Friday, hip-hop artist Chali 2na took the Lakeside stage with jazz-fusion band Naughty Professor and performed two songs with students from Eliada Homes. Electronic/world music collective Beats Antique headlined to […]
In UNCA appearance, Kaine encourages early voting
Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine spoke on Wednesday afternoon on the UNC Asheville campus, urging citizens to turn out for early voting.
In Photos: River Whyless with Shannon Whitworth at The Orange Peel
It was history in the making. It was an arrival. And it was probably also a departure because, as much as River Whyless is cut from and contributes to the fabric of Asheville’s music scene, this is a band that is no longer just local, just ours. The group has made its leap to the next level and it was a joy to watch them take flight.
In Photos: Angel Olsen at The Grey Eagle
Angel Olsen returned to her hometown of Asheville on Saturday to play a sold out show at The Grey Eagle. Inside of the packed venue, fans eagerly listened to the critically acclaimed songs from her newest album, My Woman. A unique element of the show included Olsen’s touring band skillfully playing dynamic pieces from the […]
In Photos: Barnaroo Music Festival 2016
Andrew Scotchie is a steady force in the local music scene. Frontman of Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats, Scotchie is one of the most active touring musicians in town and the founder and coordinator of Asheville Barnaroo Music Festival, a three-day event held at Franny’s Farm in Leicester. “First and foremost, it’s a big […]
In photos: Open Streets Asheville Festival
The inaugural Open Streets Asheville brought residents and visitors into the streets to enjoy downtown in a new way. With Battery Park Avenue, Wall Street and portions of Haywood Street, Patton Avenue and Church Street closed to automotive traffic, folks did art projects, movement-based activities, listened to buskers and relaxed with yoga and massage.
In Photos: Andrew Bird at The Orange Peel
He hails from Chicago, though, “as a musician,” he said during his performance, “I always wanted to be big in Asheville. I love it here.”
In Photos: Donald Trump rally, protest
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made a campaign stop in Asheville on Monday, Sept. 12. Xpress captured the scene inside the rally and outside the U.S. Cellular Center. For more on voices from the rally check out Xpress‘ previous coverage.
In photos: 15th annual Organicfest
Local wellness, food and art vendors converged on Pack Square Park on Sunday to celebrate all things organic and sustainable.
Ever-evolving: A look at the 2016 Asheville Wine & Food Festival
Festival organizer Kris Kraft talks about the numerous changes to this year’s festival and why there is no longer a WNC Chef’s Challenge. Photo gallery from Sweet and the Grand Tasting by Adam McMillan
In photos: RiverLink’s annual Anything That Floats Parade and RiverFest
The river was filled with colorful and creative float inventions. Spectators lined the river’s edge to take in the sights.