Transforming the fable has required extra creativity. When it comes to music, for instance, Deven Balsam is appealing to modern sensibilities by adjusting the tempo or adding a house mix on top of a Tchaikovsky composition.
Emmanuel Jal and Christina Holmes also take the stage at New Mountain on Friday, July 28
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe rolled through Asheville recently as part of the “Running with the Diesel” tour.
The runway production will showcase urban and casualwear in men’s sizes 3x to 10x.
Long known for his work in the alternative jazz world, Benevento is currently melding that sound with psychedelic pop.
Ride a bike, cut a rug, revisit Neil Young, tour a haunted house or celebrate the spookiest season with poetry and pie. There are as many ways to commemorate All Hallows Eve as there are sexy zombie costume possibilities.
“We like it here in Asheville, and we love a lot of the musicians who come [from] here,” said guitarist Daniel Rodriguez, early in the set.
The group is currently on tour for new album Petals. Ben Sollee opens the show.
New Mountain hosts the eighth annual, family friendly event for bike and car enthusiasts on Saturday, Oct. 1.
The theme of this year’s GeekOut is “Indie, Meet Tech.” It will showcase art that has a technological flair to its aesthetic. GeekOut begins Friday, Aug. 12, with a promenade and costume photo shoot at Pack Square.
The trio of stand up comics cover political issues and lighter, day-to-day subject matter at New Mountain on Thursday, July 7, with shows at 7 and 9 p.m.
Buffalo Nickel expects a run on mint juleps at its second Derby Party; Post 70 hosts its own Derby Day Cookout; Luella’s Bar-B-Que opens a second location in South Asheville; and Velvet & Lace hosts its last dark and witchy cocktail party.
Western North Carolina is home to a number of Earth Day-related festivities and programs. Here’s a rundown of some of the most notable events.
Before it’s recorded later this year, the band’s new material will surface during a spring tour, New Mountain hosts the quartet on Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16.
New Mountain will host a Planned Parenthood fundraiser that pairs high fashion and contraceptives in support of safe and healthy sex.
Early on, Vanessa Carlton was marketed (and pegged) as a precious pop star. That guise didn’t fit her well, though. It took a few years (plus a few albums and a few record labels) to find a creative footing that felt right and the independence necessary to express her musical vision.
Asheville DJs Justin Mitchell and Marley Carroll will spin at the after-party for the 2016 Cyclocross National Championships in Asheville. Event planner Megan Archer has also arranged a bike-themed raffle to benefit Trips for Kids WNC.
The improvisational group brings wild lights and long grooves to New Mountain Thursday, Dec. 10, at 9 p.m.
The slideshow from November includes photos of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lettuce, Slightly Stoopid, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Galactic, Infamous Stringdusters, the Jon Stickley Trio, Driftwood, The Dave Rawlings Machine and others.
The Ooga Booga Shooga Giving Thanks Family Reunion Shows mini-tour stops at New Mountain Saturday, Nov. 28, at 8 p.m., with Piper Street Sound and Free Radio opening and Futexture wrapping up the night with an electronic set.
New Mountain hosts the meeting of minds Sunday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.