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New Retail Store Swahili Coast Opens
New Retail Store Swahili Coast celebrates opening downtown, promoting artisan co-operatives in East Africa
Loretta Holloway returns to AVL
Loretta Holloway returns to Diana Wortham Theatre
Interview With Local Musician Peter the Poet
Asheville Grit Blogger Rachel discusses Asheville's hip-hop scene with local musician Peter the Poet.
Local Artist Chosen for TED.com
Local artist Ginger Huebner's TEDx Asheville talk was chosen for the TED.com website and the TEDx Editor's choice. She offers the question: What if we had conversations without even saying a word, and instead used imagery and color alone?
theWorst w/s/g Smoky Mountain Sirens & Pipsqueak @ Static Age Records APRIL. 16
Portland, Maine indie-punk/alt-rock trio theWorst are preparing to release their brilliant sophomore LP, Yes Regrets, on June 3rd.
Interview with Musician Pierce Alexander
An interview from a musician out of Charleston, Pierce Alexander.
Musician Biography: Pierce Alexander
A biography of musician Pierce Alexander
Pierce Alexander Releases Debut Album
Musician based out of Charleston, SC has just released a new album.
Color Me Goodwill Fashion Show
Tickets are now on sale for the 6th Annual Color Me Goodwill fashion show!
Artist Highlight: Matthew Rentz
Matthew Rentz is an Asheville-based painter who specializes in modern, large-scale oil paintings
A Winter of Poetry
Many poetry events taking place this winter at the CCC!
Asheville Asks: A Rising Musician
We asked a rising musician what it's like coming into the Asheville music scene.
Stay Weird: The History of Asheville's Signature Art Piece
Anyone who’s driven through Asheville has noticed the old silo located by the water in the River Arts District with “Stay Weird” graffitied artfully across the front. Here's a little info on the art piece.
Art Centers in Asheville That Give Back
Asheville has a thriving creative scene and we wanted to highlight a few art centers that are tying art to community.
REVIEW: Wiley Cash’s “When Ghosts Come Home”
Blogger and intern Elizabeth Devido follows up her author feature on Wiley Cash with a review on his novel "When Ghosts Come Home".
Montford Park Players welcome the Halloween season with “Living Dead in Denmark”
The Montford Park Players welcome Halloween season with a spooky performance wrapped in a delightfully Shakespearean package.
An Interview with Wiley Cash on “When Ghosts Come Home”
Wiley Cash is a North Carolina-based writer and writer-in-residence at the University of North Carolina Asheville. He sat down with us to discuss his newest book "When Ghosts Come Home", a literary mystery set in the 1980s about a mysterious plane crash and the dead man left behind at the scene.
UNCA to host Wiley Cash “When Ghosts Come Home” book launch event
Tuesday, September 21st, UNCA hosts a book launch event for North Carolina-based author Wiley Cash.
Last Show & Tell Holiday Pop Up Shop This Wednesday
Don't miss your last chance to score unique gifts at this very special pop up at the Masonic Temple.
Roma (2018): Film Review
From the director of 'Gravity' and 'Children of Men' comes a beautiful, shining example of what film is capable of. A moving an honest tribute to women everywhere.
Friday Night at the Video Store: The Craft (1996)
This week, film critic James Rosario presents a blast from Gothy past with this 90s, EMO classic to curl up to on a cold start to the weekend.
Buy Local Art For The Holidays + Always
The Asheville Area Arts Council hosts the 2018 Holiday Market on Saturday, December 8th
Shawn Winebrenner Opens Show at UNCA
"Ad Lucem: Masking and the Resilience of a Human Spirit” - A photo exhibition by local artist Shawn Winebrenner opens December 7
Wildlife (2018): Movie Review
A subtle and powerful debut from director Paul Dano starring Carey Mulligan + Jake Gyllenhaal is now playing at Grail Moviehouse.
Friday Night at the Video Store: Freeway (1996)
Friday Night at the Video store is a review series honoring the long-lost and highly missed art of wandering the aisles of your local video rental shop.
Meow Wolf: Origin Story (2018): Movie Review
This documentary about self-proclaimed art world rebels plays for one night only in Asheville on 11/29.
SWIPE Mic Returns With New Host Black Swan
Asheville's open mic night for bad dating stories is back with new host, comedian and overall badass, Black Swan.
17th Annual Survivors' Art Show
A powerful exhibition of art from sexual assault survivors in the Asheville community opens Thursday 15.
River Arts Studio Strolling
November 10 - 11 marks yet another fall Studio Stroll in the River Arts District where you can meet art makers + become an art collector.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018): Movie Review
A beautifully dark and grim Western fable brought to near-perfect life by the Coen brothers and cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel.
Free Solo (2018): Movie Review
A compelling documentary that falls just short of greatness due to a few missed opportunities.
The French > Asheville > Connection
/ Fleurs / showcases the work of an artist who is French born and loving, living the Asheville life.
The Children Act (2017): Movie Reivew
A meandering melodrama that's saved (if that's possible) by the performance of Emma Thompson.
Mandy (2018): Movie Review
It's wild, it's crazy, it's not for everyone - and I dare you to see it.
Miss Gay Latina Asheville
In its 11th year the pageant returns to the Diana Wortham Theater on Saturday, November 3rd for an unforgettable night of fabulosity.
SAY IT LOUD > An Art Experience
Clear your calendar for the opening of this must-see exhibition that explores the African American experience through contemporary art.
The Pink Panther (1963): Movie Review
Top of the line ensemble comedy with one star shining above the rest (try and guess which one).
Matt + Kim Play The Orange Peel
Brooklyn based duo headline the legendary Asheville music venue.
Southeast B-Boy Championships Return > 9/8
Top street dancers from all over the US will gather to battle it out B-boy style at Asheville Music Hall for the 9th Annual SEBC.
LAAF 2018 << REWIND
In case you missed it or just want to reminisce, here are some clips from LAAF (Living Asheville Arts Festival) that happened Labor Day Weekend #SundayFunday.
The Mouse That Roared (1959): Movie Review
'The Mouse That Roared' kicks off a four-part Peter Sellers retrospective at the Fairview Library on September 4th
An Urban Winery Has Grown in Asheville
AVL wine lovers have more reason to toast in celebration with the Grand Opening of plēb on Saturday the 1st.
Underhill Rose set for Asheville Masonic Temple show Sept. 1
Asheville singer-songwriter Hannah Kaminer will open the show.
Let's Drall Y'All > Every Tuesday @ BattleCat Coffee Bar
Every Tuesday night, you can go to BattleCat in West AVL and just chill, draw, sketch, relax. Join the movement!
Christopher Robin (2018): Movie Review
A likable enough story that could have been great with a shift in tone.
Come Sail Away TONIGHT @ Salvage Station #YACHTROCK
Get your sailor attire on for tonight's Yacht Rock REVIVAL at Salvage Station with inspiration from Honeypot #SAILAWAY
The Third Murder (2017): Movie Review
An above-average legal/procedural thriller that doesn't quite live up to the director's previous work, but is still well worth a look.
Asheville Visiting Artist Program kicks off Friday
The city's first Visiting Artist Program is aimed at honoring Asheville's African-American community.
Asheville Fringe Arts Festival applications now open
The January festival is expanding into a week-long event.
Dom Flemons set for July 27 performance at new N.C. Stage Company music series
The N.C. Stage Company's theater space is hosting a singer-songwriter listening-room concert series called "Up Close" this summer.
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