Terpsicorps’ ‘Hunger’ returns to the stage Thursday-Saturday, June 20-22, at Diana Wortham Theater for the company’s 17th season. Its message is even more relevant today than when the ballet premiered in Asheville five years ago.
The celebratory production, 40 years of Dance Theatre: A Retrospective (Looking back; Looking ahead), takes place at Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8.
Two celebrated local artists (one who’s bidding farewell to Asheville, the other a globetrotting artist who’s only occasionally home) and two psychedelic bands (one a relic from the ’70s, the other a new and soul-infused exponent of the style) are spotlighted in this roundup.
This year, 82 videos were reportedly turned in this year, and the anonymous selection committee has been working hard to decide which ones will make the cut.
You can enjoy an all-(local)-star tribute to a country legend, an excellent local singer-songwriter, a touring female-led indie band and a fiery British songwriter whose best work ranks up there with Springsteen and Dylan.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. receives a diverse musical tribute on Jan. 22 at Diana Wortham Theatre.
Asheville Ballet’s take on the seasonal favorite returns to Diana Wortham Theatre, Dec. 7-9.
The Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre’s ballet runs Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at Diana Wortham Theatre.
The Reel Rock 13 film tour plays Diana Wortham, the monthly Asheville Filmmaker Mixer offers table reads for local screenwriters and more.
The long running stage show — with strong local ties — plays Diana Wortham Theatre through Aug. 19.
As the city gets ready to meet the latest incarnation of the Asheville Art Museum on Pack Square, Xpress looks at the museum’s history and its plans for the future, along with cost of the building project and its effects on other Pack Place institutions to feel out what the new space will mean to Asheville and the region.
The premiere of the performance, based on the tempestuous relationship between the Fitzgeralds — the sometimes-Asheville-based writer and artist couple who, in many ways personified the jazz age — features the Terpsicorps company dancers joined by the Firecracker Jazz Band.
Asheville was a very different place in 1998: There was no Blue Ridge Pride and what LGBTQ community existed was not entirely out and loud, much less well-connected. Despite all that, the North Carolina Pride celebration was scheduled to happen in Asheville that year, so there was buzz in the city about LGBTQ visibility and an opening for a new gay men’s chorus to emerge.
Performers at the Diana Wortham Theatre show on Friday, June 15, include Tyondai Braxton, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Bana Haffar, Meg Mulhearn and Moe Espinosa in his guise as Hypox1a.
The Asheville singer-songwriter and her band — Free Planet Radio and Billy Cardine — perform with youth scholarship winners May 5 at Diana Wortham Theatre.
Alice Walker, Brian McLaren and host Gareth Higgins discuss the Movies & Meaning Experience, which takes place April 26-28 at Diana Wortham Theatre.
Revolve host the Frame + Form Screen Dance Festival, the Fine Arts Theatre screens a documentary on Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo and more.
The Oscar-nominated, Grammy-winning singer performs at Diana Wortham Theatre on Jan. 24.
“I’ve been doing this Christmas show for 12 years,” Waters says. “Even when I made all the movies, I use to always do a show called This Filthy World or An Evening with John Waters. It began when I use to tour with the movies to introduce them. I’ve always had a stage show of some kind or other — I never gave up on Vaudeville.”
The holiday classic returns to Diana Wortham Theatre Dec. 8-10.
Two of the acts previewed in this edition have histories reaching back many years; the other two are newer projects from established artists.