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While Asheville does have a relatively large group of people associated with the Rastafarian faith, there are also a lot of misconceptions about the beliefs, tradition and culture of the religion in local culture. (I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s not just about dreadlocks, reggae and ganja.) Thanks to the Rastafarian Ancient Living Arts & Kulture Festival, however, some of that confusion may be coming to an end. But don’t take my word for it, take a look at the video.


Are you obsessed with local baseball? Want to know more about the behind-the-scenes of the Asheville Tourists? Here’s a substantial interview (courtesy of BlueRidgeNow) with assistant general manager Chris Smith, talking about what it’s like to work with the team.


Not everyone is a baseball fan, but what about dramatic television? Everyone likes that, right? What about a locally created soap opera starring local actors and intended for broadcast on local public access station URTV? Why, it might just work! Let’s take a look at the trailer for the pilot episode of “Tomorrow Waits For No One,” complete with a string version of Nine Inch Nail’s “Piggy” as the theme song.


Speaking of local sports and local soap operas, what could combine the two better than local professional wrestling? Hendersonville’s High Velocity Wrestling to be exact! (Xpress covered the wrestling promotion last year.) Could anyone even hypothetically be ready for the spectacle that is HVW’s Showdown ‘09? It’s doubtful. And just to keep it on the local tip, the video’s background music is by local pop-punkers Dawn of the Dude.

By some strange twist of timing, a near-flood of local drag queen videos were uploaded to YouTube this week. But instead of focusing on one of those, let’s focus on the exception rather than the rule. Here’s a couple of lip-synch dance highlights by local drag king “Chance.”


Each week, dozens upon dozens of interesting local videos are uploaded to YouTube. It’s a lot to keep up with. Did we miss a particularly interesting, recently uploaded local video? Share it by leaving the videos URL (but not the embed code) in the comment fields below. Also, please mark it Not Work Safe if there’s any controversial content to the video.



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