Was it a house of death and tumult or a peaceful place? Tom Muir, historic site manager at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, considers the Old Kentucky Home during its heyday and the spirits that may still linger there.
Blue Ridge Pride installs art project in Pack Square Park. Plus, Art in Autumn returns to Weaverville, the Southern Highland Craft Guild celebrates Appalachian heritage, and Pan Harmonia plans Asheville concerts.
The Fairview-based artist examines women’s roles in society; plus information on upcoming works, contests and the return of movie theater popcorn.
Whether playing a role in an elaborate fantasy scenario or serving as historical interpreters, many adventurous souls in Western North Carolina say that dressing up as someone from another time and place helps transport them to a different reality.
July marks the 20-year anniversary of the unsolved arson that nearly destroyed one of Asheville’s historic landmarks.
The free performance, which hinges around the author’s parents, takes place at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial on Thursday, Oct. 13.
This Thursday, Sept. 15 will mark the anniversary of Thomas Wolfe’s death.
“There are over 150 people interred in the cemetery who are known to have become characters in Wolfe’s works,” says site manager Tom Muir.
Looking to deck the halls, sing a carol, give a gift, take a stroll, see a play, make a craft or pass a wish list on to a man in a red suit? Here’s where to do all of those things. For more ideas, visit the Community Calendar and mountainx.com. • Even if you’re not traveling […]
MikelParis, the touring keyboard player for O.A.R., wanted to maximize his time on the road. “How can you go to all of these cities and just sit on the tour bus?” he asked himself. So, armed with a video camera, a guitar and his own inquisitive nature, Paris set out to capture a little bit […]
Events for readers and writers.
This weekend offers a variety of author events, local fashion, holiday treats and an ambient sound tour. As always, Xpress brings you the best in budget-friendly entertainment.
James MacKenzie, a 34-year-old Spruce Pine native, has long been a big fan of author Thomas Wolfe, history and mysteries — so the unsolved 1998 arson at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial in Asheville seems a natural obsession for him.
The Thomas Wolfe Memorial’s “Telling Our Tales,” a short story competition for kids in grades 4-12, offers cash prizes to young writers. The deadline is April 27.
This year, the five-mile race, which takes its name from Asheville’s most famous writer, raised about $3,300 for charity. Xpress has the breakdown.
The next week brings a bookmaking workshop for children and families, and an author event with mystery writer Mark de Castrique.
The final installment of the NC Deptartment of Cultural Resource’s statewide arts and cultural heritage program, 2nd Saturdays, takes place Saturday, Aug. 14, and a display about sewing and clothing is currently on exhibit.