Asheville’s Side House Records wants to make recording a pleasant experience for local musicians. Plus, Henderson County author imagines strange doings in Flat Rock, two Asheville historic buildings get protected and the Asheville Symphony presents a renowned pianist.
Blues legend Dr. Mac Arnold, who has performed with James Brown, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, headlined a fundraising concert for mental health care at Thrive’s fifth annual fundraiser on the tenth anniversary of the organization.
Raleigh residents got a taste of Asheville last night, Nov. 19, when chef Michelle Bailey of Season’s at Highland Lake defeated Cape Fear Country Club’s chef Antoine Murray in the first round of Final Fire eliminations.
Great thanks to the Mountain Xpress and writer Jon Elliston for the recent feature about my new book, Twelve Notables in Western North Carolina [“Mountain Standouts,” Aug. 1 Xpress]. Since the article appeared, the book has been nominated for The North Carolina Literary and Historical Association's 2012 Ragan Old North State Award for Non-Fiction. The […]
Sometimes you just need a little Getaway — not a big-to-do, not a major trip, just a little escape. Here’s the first in our Xpress Getaway series: a tour of The Carl Sandburg Home, located just just 30 minutes away in Flat Rock, N.C. A celebrated poet and author with three Pulitzer prizes, Sandford lived at the home (dubbed Connemara by previous owners) for 22 years. Today, the home and the grounds are preserved as a National Historic Site by the National Park Service, and are open to the public. It offers a little hiking, a bit of a farm tour (goats!) and a peek at Sandburg’s office.