“The whole point of this event is to build community,” says Juan Holladay. “To really do that, you have to involve young musicians as well, because that’s as local as it gets.”
Asheville Music School kicks off a week of free demos and lessons with a concert featuring its student ensembles at Barley’s on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Give!Local returns Nov. 1, featuring 47 local nonprofits who are campaigning for financial support via Give!Local’s one-stop, online, donation platform. Festivities on Nov. 2 will formally kick off this two-month, end-of-year donation drive with a free party at Highland Brewing in Asheville, celebrating the participating nonprofits. This is Give!Local’s second year. Last year, the campaign raised […]
With a new event series at The Hop, owner Greg Garrison hopes to raise awareness of and funds for local nonprofits while carrying on the memory of beloved community organizer Steve Liebenhaut.
The journalist brings his mashup of vinyl, interview clips and anecdotes to Asheville Music School’s The Loft on Sunday, May 1.
The fundraiser at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall supports those goals and also provides financing for scholarships and an outreach program. “Since 2012, Asheville Music School and the Paul Thorpe Music Education Fund have awarded over 400 full or partial scholarships, totaling over $30,000,” says Melissa Reardon.
The Give!Local campaign nonprofits received nearly $10,000 in donations on the December 1 Big Give Day! Thanks to all those who have donated so far – your incentives will be arriving in January. There will be one more Big Give Day on Tuesday, Dec. 15, so if you wish to donate and be entered to […]
Give!Local raised nearly $1,000 in its opening day and many of the nonprofits raised additional money at the kickoff event. Thirty nonprofits, their boards, two food vendors, three bands, a dinosaur and a ghost pepper all convened along with about 200 people from the public.
This week the Community Calendar is highlighting events that are sponsored by nonprofits that are participating in the Give!Local campaign. The campaign is raising money for 30 worthy local nonprofits that make a big difference where we live. These events are wonderful examples of some of the great work that these nonprofits do within our communities! ANIMALS […]
Free party at The Orange Peel to celebrate Asheville’s first Give!Local campaign THE MISSION: To raise funds and awareness for 30 worthy local nonprofits that make a big difference where we live. To make giving simple and fun, no matter how small or large the gift. THE METHOD: Offer contributors hundreds of fun and valuable incentives that […]
While past Barnaroos have unintentionally focused on rock and blues acts, this year includes groups like Les Amis, Danielle Howle and Bare The Traveler. The sixth annual festival is held at Frannie’s Farm Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27.
The local singer-songwriter and recent transplant to Asheville, is about to release, “Find My Way.” Her show doubles an an open house for the recently-opened Asheville Music School Performance Loft at 126 College Ave. Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. Click through for the video interview and exclusive song.
Xpress received a letter from Elizabeth Schell, owner of Purl’s Yarn Emporium on Wall Street, about the recent death of Paul Thorpe, owner of Asheville Music School, where Thorpe taught piano to Schell’s son. Here, Schell and Anne Coombs, Thorpe’s business partner at AMS, reflect and invite those who knew him to share their own remembrances in the comments section. A memorial service for Thorpe is set for Saturday, Dec. 10; details within. (Pictured, Paul Thorpe with Anne Coombs.) Photo courtesy of Asheville Music School.