The Diana Wortham Theatre will host a concert celebrating Doc Watson’s 100th birthday. Plus, Eblen Charities gives away prom dresses and AVL Clothing Swap raises money for reproductive rights.
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Smart bets: Andy Ferrell
Local folk act Jackson Emmer opens Ferrell’s album release party at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall’s upstairs lounge on Thursday, March 24.
Following the leaders: Legislative access and locals in power
Citizen access to the legislative process in the state has taken a solid step forward via new features on the N.C. General Assembly website, and Buncombe County legislators are taking solid steps forward in the Statehouse itself. Meanwhile, in recent legislative action, Doc Watson and Ruth and Billy Graham are proposed for native accolades.
Good night, Doc
By now, you’ve probably heard music legend Arthel “Doc” Watson died last night at the age of 89. He was surrounded by friends and family near his home in North Carolina. I’ve been trying to think of how best to mark his passing — a musician who redefined the way an instrument was played, but who also always, without exception, delivered the music for the sake of the music.