Central United Methodist Church of Asheville concert series kicks off with performance by three women musicians. Plus, Asheville poet explores mental health in new collection, Asheville Symphony relocates shows and Love Bubble celebrates new album.
The Asheville-based pianist and composer’s new album, “Life Seasons,” features seven instrumental and six vocal tracks.
The “Love is a Rose” performance is both the beginning of a new show and the first in a much larger, more ambitious project for Paula Hanke and Peggy Ratusz. And they aim to get every detail just right, Paula Hanke says. “The arrangements, the harmonies, the costumes…”
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a female duo’s traveling tribute to iconic songstresses before them; a parent’s efforts to end lunch debt shaming in local schools; and a team of Erwin High track athletes’ trip to compete at nationals.
Two of these shows feature free admission, and two will set you back a non-trivial sum. But they’re all very much worthwhile, and represent ongoing proof that the Asheville area draws talent from all over on a level that belies our relatively small population.