Local theater professionals, musicians and photographers lend their expertise to this year’s reflections.
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Is Asheville truly one of the nation’s top music cities?
Asheville’s omission from a recent Best Music Cities study prompts questions from local industry leaders.
2021 in review: Arts leaders reflect on a tumultuous year
Xpress speaks with eight local artists about the ups and downs of a difficult year and what inspired them amid the ongoing pandemic.
Connect Beyond Festival returns for a second year
Nick Lowe, Victor Wooten, Bob Boilen and Fantastic Negrito are among the performers and presenters for the festival’s second edition.
Asheville Amadeus festival celebrates the famed composer and many female artists
“Mozart is like Shakespeare in literature — he’s just there, and he’s one of the very most important,” says renowned classical pianist Garrick Ohlsson.
Conscious Party: Heartbeats Live
The concert of songs recorded for Arts for Life’s Heartbeat Sessions takes place June 27 at The Mothlight.
New festival/conference examines the intersection of art and social justice
Panels discuss everything from the experience of women in media and entertainment fields to the process of turning a story into a song. Saturday night concludes with a superband made up of Ben Sollee, Big Chief Juan Pardo, Leeda “Lyric” Jones, Jaze Uries, Jacob Rodriguez and others.
Evolution of the album: WNC recording professionals discuss industry trends and what’s to come
Western North Carolina’s recording professionals speak up about the climate of their industry, from the proliferation of full-fledged, home-based studios to musicians’ piecemeal assembly of modern albums.