Asheville’s Side House Records wants to make recording a pleasant experience for local musicians. Plus, Henderson County author imagines strange doings in Flat Rock, two Asheville historic buildings get protected and the Asheville Symphony presents a renowned pianist.
Directors and curators from local college and university galleries speak to the benefits of student and faculty exhibits.
GrindFest returns to the River Arts District. Also: American Craft Sake Festival relaunches; First Watch launches in Asheville; and more!
The scenic roadway saw 15.9 million recreation visits in 2021, up from about 14 million in 2020; the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which also includes land in Western North Carolina, was in second place with over 14.1 million visits.
Local poet Peggy Weaver earns the 2021 top finish in Xpress’ annual poetry contest.
Local historians have teamed up to commemorate the hundreds of lives lost during the construction of the Western North Carolina Railroad in the late 1870s.
Neuroscientist Richard Davidson’s research on the effects of meditation on brain function made waves when it was released in 2002 — and the work continues to drive growing interest in meditative practices. He’ll deliver talks at UNC Asheville on Thursday, Feb. 13, and Friday, Feb. 14, both free and open to the public. First, though, associate psychology professor Patrick Foo will lay some groundwork on the science with a presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 4.
Across Asheville, community members are honoring and reflecting on the 400th anniversary of the landing of the first enslaved Africans in England’s North American colonies in 1619.
For over 35 years, Bryan Stevenson has worked to challenge poverty and racial injustice while arguing for equal treatment in the criminal justice system. On Thursday, April 25, the lawyer, activist and best-selling author will give a talk in UNC Asheville’s Kimmel Arena.
The 2019 Appalachian Studies Association conference returns to Asheville after 27 years. The annual gathering brings together an eclectic mix of scholars, educators, activists, students, groups and institutions to discuss and present on a wide range of topics related to life in the region.
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, author Crystal Hana Kim will read from and discuss her debut novel If You Leave Me as part of UNC Asheville’s Visiting Writers Series.
On Tuesday, Sept. 25, historian and author Christopher Arris Oakley will discuss his latest book, New South Indians: Tribal Economics and the Eastern Band of Cherokee in the Twentieth Century at UNCA.
In late February Trey Adcock was one of seven national recipients of the White Public Engagement Fellowship. The UNCA assistant-professor will use the $50,000 grant to uncover the story of the Snowbird Day School.
Going raw can offer health benefits, but the diet also presents challenges.
Where do movement and mindfulness meet? Asheville-based organization Slack-Librium instills kids with confidence and inspires the art of balance.
“We try to bring a lot of our alumni back so that our current students can see what they’ve been doing since they left school,” says Carrie Tomberlin, UNCA photography instructor.
In Phillips’ latest collection, the artist combines a series of themes that seek to play with viewers’ perceptions, as well as call to mind ancient tales reminiscent of the modern day.
Archivists at all three of Asheville’s primary special collections say there’s a need for more diversity in what’s on offer, urging community members to consider both their own legacy and how they might go about preserving it for future generations.
Lifelong learning is OLLI’s primary goal. But its executive director, Catherine Frank, says the organization also aims to push back against ageism and the stereotypes it creates.
This year’s Arts Fest features visual artist, writer and photographer Clarissa Sligh; singer-songwriter and peace activist David LaMotte; and found materials artist and lecturer David Hess. The three-day event includes lectures, exhibits, readings and much more.
With game design education programs on the rise at local community colleges and UNC Asheville, and with technical innovations like increased bandwidth and virtual reality on the horizon, could this area expand its presence in the global gaming industry?