Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts Graduation, Thursday, May 12

PRESS RELEASE:  Our Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) program offers comprehensive training in the ancient traditions of classical Chinese medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The four-year degree program is steeped in classical training and practices and is centered around each student’s personal cultivation and growth. Faculty members bring years of practical experience […]

Sheila Kay Adams and the Scofflaws play White Horse Black Mountain, Dec. 4

PRESS RELEASE: Friday, December 4 – 8:00 p.m.- Sheila Kay Adams and the Scofflaws, Appalachian and Americana, $15 advance/$18 door North Carolina’s reigning storytelling queen of the banjo, Sheila Kay Adams, joins with Americana songwriter/guitarist Dan Lewis and fiddler Branson Raines as The Scofflaws for an evening of musical mischief at the White Horse Black […]

Small budget, big flavor: An interview with cookbook author and food activist Leanne Brown

Good food doesn’t have to be expensive. That’s the message of Leanne Brown’s new cookbook, Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day, which is aimed at empowering people on very tight budgets to cook food they love. Brown visits the Asheville area on Friday as part of MANNA FoodBank’s calendar of Hunger Action Month events.

The Larry Keel Experience with Jeff Sipe at 3rd annual New Year’s Eve Hootenanny at Oskar Blues

From a press release: The Larry Keel Experience with Jeff Sipe at 3rd annual New Year’s Eve Hootenanny at Oskar Blues/ Wednesday, Dec. 31 at Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Dr Brevard, NC 28712 The New Year’s Eve Experience: The Larry Keel Experience with Jeff Sipe PLUS Jeremy Garrett & Travis Book (of the […]

Wayfaring Strangers traces the evolution of Appalachia­n music

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 remembers. “I was confused. I thought they meant one parent was Scottish and one was Irish. It took me a wee while to realize this […]

Maria Muldaur in “Way Past Midnight” at The Grey Eagle, Nov. 4

From a press release: Maria Muldaur in “Way Past Midnight” at The Grey Eagle, Nov. 4 WHO: Maria Muldaur, Grammy nominated singer, best known for chart topper “Midnight at the Oasis” in 1974, is a winner of several prestigious Blues Foundation awards. Maria’s voice and music embraces several genres of American Roots Music: Blues, Gospel, […]

State of the arts

The term outsider art is most commonly used to describe visionary, untrained and self-taught artists. More specifically, those artists deeply rooted in a regional vernacular and operating “outside” of the world of art museums, criticism and arts education. So it may come as a surprise that an exhibition stocked with outsider works by the likes […]

MANNA Foodbank Bluegrass Festival holiday benefit Dec. 20

Manna Foodbank Bluegrass Holiday Benefit From Asheville Blog: Bluegrass Holiday Benefit Featuring Town Mountain and Larry Keel @ Isis Music Hall A Portion of the Proceeds will be donated to MANNA FoodBank Friday, December 20. 2013 Doors 5pm (dinner); show 9pm; $20; All Ages General Admission Standing :: Some Balcony Seating 828-575-2737 Isis Music Hall […]

State of the Arts

The next two weeks offer a couple of unconventional opportunities to connect with local culture and influence. From an art exhibit featuring folk-heritage takes on seasonal spirit to a film focused on the German-born Bauhaus movement in America (and, specifically, Western North Carolina), it’s an insider’s perspective on regional art and craft. The spirit of […]

Night moves

“In some ways I feel like I’m a translator, not a writer,” says Marisha Pessl. The Asheville-raised, New York-based author managed to “translate” two Moleskine notebooks full of thoughts, ideas and photos into the darkly suspenseful, wonderfully addictive new novel, Night Film. Clocking in at just under 600 pages, the dreamy (sometimes nightmarish), thriller winds […]

Asheville Regional Airport opens new art exhibit featuring local artists

Here’s the press release from Asheville Regional Airport: From abstract oils on canvas to more realistic oils focused on views of the sky, as well as vibrant and bold aviation photography and clay pot sculptures of expressive and active figures, the eighteenth Art in the Airport exhibit at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) has officially opened […]