The Asheville Symphony rings in the New Year with music from James Bond movies. Plus, Brevard hosts kitschy Christmas trees, a local author recounts Mediterranean tales and UNCA welcomes award-winning author.
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Local historians reflect on the Vance Monument, one year after its removal
While some historians were already telling fuller stories before the monument’s removal, others have been inspired by its absence.
Around Town: Oak Street Gallery exhibit highlights a year of powerful images
First Congregational UCC’s Oak Street Gallery features an exhibit of newspaper collages. Also, a local author spotlights a little-known World War II story, high school students tackle gun violence and Citizen Vinyl and Asheville Music School hold a silent auction.
Around Town: Punk rock compilation album seeks to raise awareness of naloxone
New album from Black Mountain’s Holy Crap Records aims to help prevent overdose deaths. Plus, new event highlights Brevard creators, workshop focuses on Cherokee mat weaving and local songwriter wins prestigious award.
Local archivist discovers distant relative’s criminal history in WNC
On Thursday, March 24, 6-7 p.m., Western North Carolina Historical Association will host Katherine Cutshall for a live Zoom talk about her research, West End Women: Liquor, Labor and Love in New Deal Urban Appalachia.
WCU professor shares research on Cherokee women activism
Susan Abram’s live Zoom webinar for the Western North Carolina Historical Association takes place March 10.
Around Town: Arts and Crafts Conference and Shows celebrates 35 years in Asheville
The National Arts and Crafts Conference and Shows returns to The Omni Grove Park Inn. Plus: Citizen Vinyl launches a podcast; Hood Huggers offers free tours to Black residents; and the Western North Carolina Historical Association presents a talk on the Brevard Rosenwald School.
Around Town: Local talk focuses on Black Appalachian musical innovators
The Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center offers a workshop on finding stories in the natural world. Plus, the Western North Carolina Historical Association presents a talk on African American music traditions, and musicians band together to help the Sly Grog Lounge.
Around Town: Wreath-making workshop focuses on Appalachian folklore, yuletide celebrations
The Swannanoa Valley Museum and History Center presents a wreath-making workshop focused on Appalachian traditions. Plus, Citizen Vinyl explores classic Isaac Hayes album, the African American Heritage Trail takes shape, and the Candlelight Stroll returns to downtown Weaverville.
Around town: Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre returns to indoor shows
The Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre prepares to greet live audiences again. Plus: Panelists will discuss Asheville’s historic Shiloh community; Hendersonville gives an up-close look at its vehicles; and the Sourwood Festival returns.
Around town: Actors and poets needed, plus new art exhibits and online events
Want to dance? The Wortham Center for the Performing Arts is hosting a virtual ballet workshop. Want to act? Montford Park Players is currently seeking actors for the 2021 season. Want a free stay at a local bed and breakfast? Submit your poetry to The Writers’ Workshop’s annual contest and see if you win.
WNC Historical Association celebrates Black History Month with new exhibit
“When All God’s Children Get Together” emerged from the 624-page book by the same name, written in 2015 by Andrews-based artist and public speaker Ann Miller Woodford.