On Sept. 4, hunt ginseng in the wild with medicinal plant authority Robert Eidus on his farm in Marshall. On Sept. 10, gather with farmers, gardeners and homesteaders for the third annual Harvest Conference, presented by the Organic Growers School on the campus of A-B Tech in Asheville.
Lack of authenticity is a common complaint made by reviewers of ethnic restaurants on sites like Yelp and Trip Advisor. But what makes a dish authentic?
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 […]
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 […]
With her new book, Asheville farmer, butcher, chef and teacher Meredith Leigh explores what a more humane and ethical food system might look like and examines the crucial role consumers play in efforts to change our foodways.
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.
Sarah Cousler and Erin Hawley welcome guest chef Annie Pettry formerly of The Admira and guest bartender Emily Peele of High Five Coffee for “Girls on Deck: Fire Island.”
The WhiskeyPigs name refers to Troy & Sons’ spent mash, which the pigs and Reeves’ other animals slurp down for 30 days prior to slaughter. With 10,000 pounds of mash per week, the distillery produces more than enough for the WhiskeyPigs fleet.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
“Bird on Broken Wing,” the lead track to Favorite Waitress — the new record from upstate New York folk-rockers The Felice Brothers — opens with a barking dog. It sounds less like the band was trying to be artistic and more like someone might have let a furry friend into the studio. But the entire record, though […]
Eastern Cherokee Elder Opens N.C. Senate Here’s the press release from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians: CHEROKEE, N.C. – Jerry Wolfe, tribal elder of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, delivered the opening prayer in the Cherokee language at the N.C. Senate session June 19, 2014. Wolfe, 89, was named a Beloved Man by […]
North Carolina-born, New Orleans-based blues musician Seth Walker recently completed a new record, Sky Still Blue, produced by Oliver Wood (The Wood Brothers). Walker talked to Xpress to preview his album release show at The Grey Eagle on Wednesday, June 25.
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 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 […]
In 2006, Bryon McMurry had 75,000 tomato plants in the ground and was moving produce on a large scale. But then the economy took a dive, along with a hefty chunk of McMurry’s confidence. It sounds like the basis for a blues or country song that some Nashville-based troubador might pen about someone else’s hard […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
This weekend, mark the official start to summer with guided hikes, outdoor celebrations, local music and handcrafted art, all for less than the cost of parking downtown. As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost local entertainment.