“Just a quick kudos for the AVL music biz cover story [‘Under Review: Is Asheville Truly One of the Nation’s Top Music Cities?’ April 20, Xpress]. I kinda dig music, to the tune of six decades.”
While other Goodwill organizations hold fashion shows, only WNC has Color Me Goodwill. “We wanted it to be local,” says Jaymie Eichorn, from the designers and models to the emcees, hair stylists and makeup artists. And, of course, the inspiration and materials for the runway collections come from local Goodwill stores.
Asheville’s historic Burton Street community will be the focus of Community Work Day. Plus, a Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center class teaches storytelling, a local author writes about zero-waste activities and TedX Asheville returns.
Sound crews at The Grey Eagle and The Orange Peel navigate stressful environments to bring live music to audiences.
Nearly 90 years after its premiere, a classic from the golden age of Chinese cinema receives a new soundtrack by local musician Min Xiao-Fen.
Radio Free Asheville recently premiered in WNC. Plus a new three-day festival debuts, the latest from the Western North Carolina Historical Association’s lecture series and more!
The YMI Cultural Center and First Congregational United Church of Christ renew their partnership; Asheville Pizza & Brewing reopens its theater; and more area arts news.
Representatives from White Horse, The Grey Eagle and The Orange Peel discuss their approaches to welcoming audiences back indoors.
The Asheville jangle-pop quartet leverages its success as poll-winners and high-profile opening acts on its up-tempo, irrepressibly catchy debut album, “Dangerous Fiction.”
Local live event and entertainment professionals lit up their businesses in red to bring awareness to a struggling industry.
More than most new businesses, restaurants are vulnerable to vagaries beyond their control, and COVID-19 has created even more speed bumps on the path from “opening soon” to “now open.”
Jeff Corpening’s three-part anthology movie plays digital festivals in Burbank and Raleigh, Rabbit Rabbit opens, plus other local arts news.
The Asheville-based soul/rock quartet believe that the song’s “message of togetherness and love” is especially relevant in 2020.
Updates on brewery construction and expansions in Asheville, Brevard and Old Fort.
Downtown After 5 goes digital to kick off its 2020 concert series with a pair of local bands.
The multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter discusses what it’s like to be a musician in a time of limited attention spans.
The Americana/bluegrass group swings by The Orange Peel on Jan. 26.
M.C. Taylor’s Durham-based ensemble takes to The Orange Peel stage on Jan. 17.
Where will you welcome in the next decade? Check out Xpress’ extensive list of ideas.
With Halloween proper falling mid-week, the opportunities to celebrate span several days leading up to and following the quintessential autumnal observance.
Both artists have played in Asheville multiple times in the past, and they’re excited about returning. “I love playing in Asheville because people are not afraid to get their hair messed up,” says Adam Weiner.