President Donald Trump, accompanied by his daughter, Ivanka, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, toured Flavor 1st Growers and Packers in Mills River on Aug. 24 to see firsthand how local farmers are working to feed individuals in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to cultural historian Joe Horowitz, “You’re not going to be able to attend the event without asking yourself what it has to do with the present moment.”
The renowned five-string picker and his fellow Blue Ridge Banjo Camp instructors perform Aug. 18 at the Brevard Music Center.
From the standpoint of live music, this year has been another remarkable one for Western North Carolina. In addition to some superb homegrown/local talent, Asheville remains a popular destination for some of the very best touring musical acts.
Brevard Music Center hosts the annual gathering, which also offers art and food vendors, from Friday to Sunday, Sept. 9 to 11.
That wide-ranging musical approach means that the center’s 80th anniversary season will include performances by classical pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Friday, June 24), contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Amy Grant (Saturday, June 25) and innovative banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck (Tuesday, June 28), as well as major symphonic concerts.
• Downtown Winston-Salem plays home to the 2015 RiverRun International Film Festival from Thursday, April 16, through Sunday, April 26. Founded in Brevard in 1998 by actor Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket; Men in Black) and his father Gene, the festival name was inspired by the French Broad River. RiverRun then moved east in 2003 […]
About 40 miles southwest of Asheville, the 76th Brevard Music Festival is well under way. Tonight, three musicians from the seven-week fete visit the Asheville Art Museum’s new East Wing Gallery to perform solo and chamber works from The Three Bs — Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. (Pictured: A public-domain image of a portrait of young Beethoven.)
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma rarely makes appearances in the Southeast, but when he does, music lovers come out in droves. Sunday’s concert is sold out, but limited tickets may be available at the last minute.
A Prairie Home Companion brings its A Summer Love Tour to the Brevard Music Center on Saturday, August 14.