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Outdoor Inspiration: The Adventure Photography of Steven McBride

Steven McBride is a visionary photographer whose work is widely seen, and shows Western North Carolina in all of its splendid beauty. Here’s his story. It’s easy to be jealous of photographer Steven McBride. After all, who wouldn’t want to make a living traipsing through the wilderness, or jetting off to exotic locales to take pictures of beautiful resorts or people in blissful states. If you’ve picked up … Continue reading Outdoor Inspiration: The Adventure Photography of Steven McBride

Lake Junaluska Presents the Balsam Range Art of Music Festival

Bluegrass fans will converge on Western North Carolina’s Lake Junaluska (just 25 minutes from Asheville) on December 1-2 for the  second annual Balsam Range Art of Music Festival. Celebrating the diverse art of music, each evening will feature top nationally touring artists in the field of Bluegrass and Acoustic music. Grand Ole Opry Member Mike Snider brings his bluegrass sounds on Friday, followed by an Bryan Sutton and his all star band, … Continue reading Lake Junaluska Presents the Balsam Range Art of Music Festival

Get Outta Town For Rootbound. Music and Food Festival Returns to Highlands Feb. 23-25

ROOT BOUND Sip, Savor and Jam with Celebrated Chefs, Musicians and Personalities of Appalachia February 23-25, 2018 | Highlands, NC For more information about Root Bound 2018 in Highlands, NC February 23 – 25, visit rootboundhighlands.com, or call 828-787-2635. A full-immersion weekend of food, spirits, music and entertainment with five-time James Beard semifinalist, John Fleer, “Best Bluegrass Album” Grammy winners, The SteelDrivers, and a Keynote … Continue reading Get Outta Town For Rootbound. Music and Food Festival Returns to Highlands Feb. 23-25

Town Mountain on Fire After Grand Ole Opry & Ryman Auditorium Debuts

Touring with, Southern Crescent, Produced by Dirk Powell ASHEVILLE, NC — Raw, soulful, and with plenty of swagger, Town Mountain has earned raves for their hard-driving sound, their in-house songwriting and the honky-tonk edge that permeates their exhilarating live performances, whether in a packed club or at a sold-out festival. The hearty base of Town Mountain’s music is the bluegrass triumvirate of Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. … Continue reading Town Mountain on Fire After Grand Ole Opry & Ryman Auditorium Debuts

FILM SCREENING: BAUHAUS: The Face of the Twentieth Century

FILM SCREENING – 56 Broadway Wednesday, November 29, 7pm BAUHAUS: The Face of the Twentieth Century This documentary traces the story of the Bauhaus from its founding in 1919 to its closing in 1933. An understanding of the Bauhaus as one of the primary influences on Black Mountain College is essential to a full understanding of BMC. Includes interviews with Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius as well … Continue reading FILM SCREENING: BAUHAUS: The Face of the Twentieth Century

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Shot in Sylva, North Carolina Receive Praise

Explosively written and directed by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh (his first two films were In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths), the film is a launching pad for the combustible force of nature that is McDormand. She batters and cusses her way through the role, digging into McDonagh’s ripe, raunchy language like the verbal feast it is. By Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Shot on location in Sylva, North Carolina Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, directed by … Continue reading Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Shot in Sylva, North Carolina Receive Praise

Brown Bag Songwriting Competition Finals at Asheville Music Hall

Featuring each of this season’s weekly semi-finalists, the Brown Bag Finals will showcase the best in Western North Carolina’s songwriting community all competing for studio time at (1st place) at Echo Mountain Recording Studio, (2nd place) at Tao Studio and (3rd place) at Good Flow Productions. Hosted by Debrissa McKinney, The Brown Bag Songwriting Competition takes place every Fall on Wednesdays at The One Stop … Continue reading Brown Bag Songwriting Competition Finals at Asheville Music Hall

Mammal Hands "Floa" is a Hypnotic Fusion of Jazz, Folk and Electronica

Mammal Hands are a trio of like-minded musicians: Nick Smart piano, Jesse Barrett drums and tabla, and Jordan Smart saxophones. Floa is their second album for Gondwana Records and in the 18 months since their debut, Animalia, they have carved out a growing following both here and abroad for their hypnotic fusion of jazz, folk and electronica: winning fans from Bonobo and Gilles Peterson to … Continue reading Mammal Hands "Floa" is a Hypnotic Fusion of Jazz, Folk and Electronica

The Art of Resilience, Artworks by Dewayne "Blove" Barton at YMI Cultural Center Through Dec. 31

Dealing with pertinent social issues in Asheville like affordable housing, gentrification, gun violence and inter-racial  relationships, “The Art of Resilience” is a installation of mixed-media, found-art works by Dewayne “Blove” Barton. Many of the exhibitions pieces were constructed on-site at Asheville’s Burton Street Community Peace Gardens, which Burton co-founded. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”6″ gal_title=”DeWayneBarton”] DeWayne Barton (B-Love), Founder and CEO of Hood Huggers International, is a sculptor and poet who combines … Continue reading The Art of Resilience, Artworks by Dewayne "Blove" Barton at YMI Cultural Center Through Dec. 31