The career of violinist and singer Gaelynn Lea got a big boost when she won last year’s Tiny Desk Contest. That allowed her to perform on the popular NPR podcast hosted by Bob Boilen.
Canadian singer and multi-instrumentalist brings her Carolina-influenced pop tunes to The Grey Eagle on Saturday, March 26.
Innovation Brewing in Sylva reveals its legal fight over conflicting language with a much bigger company — Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The small Sylva brewer received nationwide support following the dispute, sparking both a petition and a GoFundMe page for the microbrewery’s legal fees. The petition has already reached 3,500 signatures.
“I feel like we’re ambassadors out there,” says singer and guitarist Ryan O’Keefe. “I love to say it on the microphone. The reaction is always like, ‘You’re from Asheville? I love Asheville!’”
Ahleuchatistas got a shout out and an enthusiastic endorsement from NPR’s Bob Boilen today when the All Songs Considered host premiered the band’s latest video (for “Lighted Stars”), along with a short write up, on NPR’s website.
NPR theme song composer BJ Leiderman recently moved to Swannanoa to work on his first album. Catch his debut Asheville performances this weekend.
NPR is reporting that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure — the nation’s largest breast cancer charity — is halting its partnership with Planned Parenthood.
The “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” host recorded a promo message for WCQS, congratulating Asheville on its dubious distinction.
One has to shake one’s head trying to come up with a response to Bob Youngerman’s diatribe on pulling funding from public broadcasting — namely, National Public Radio [“Please Tell Me Why I Should Support NPR,” April 6 Xpress]. It’s obvious that Mr. Youngerman, the “unaffiliated voter with a conservative bent,” is ignorant of the […]
What’s the future hold? Here are a few hints from the HATCH festival, held in Asheville April 15-19. Gaming notions Like the Grateful Dead? This August, Curious Sense is releasing a virtual, social-networking Deadhead game where players can scavenger hunt for VW Beetles in real life and post photos online for points. But video games […]
I want to reply to Fred Flaxman's letter of March 30 [“Don’t let public Media Go to Static,” Xpress]. National Public Radio wants the taxpayers to subsidize [its programming]. I listen to Fox News Radio all day long, They use commercial advertisers, not corporate sponsors. Advertisers pay a lot more than sponsors. That is the […]
Allow me to respond to Mr. Flaxman's recent letter bemoaning the proposed legislation in Congress to delete funding for public broadcasting, and urging folks to contribute to WCQS and UNC-TV [“Don’t Let Public Media Go to Static,” March 23 Xpress]. I contribute to UNC-TV because the News Hour with Jim Lehrer is "fair and balanced," […]
The future of public broadcasting in the U.S. is seriously in doubt. The Republicans are trying to cut out all funds for public radio and TV, which would be devastating not only to NPR and PBS, but to WCQS, public radio for our area, and UNC-TV, public TV for our entire state. Some argue that […]
Accusing House Republicans of “a political stunt,” Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler voted against a bill that would strip National Public Radio of all federal funding. The measure passed the House of Representatives 228-192.