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

The Magnetic Theatre Seeks One-Act Plays, Actors, and Directors For BRIEF ENCOUNTERS 2016

As part of its ongoing playwright-development program, The Magnetic Theatre seeks original one-act plays from writers in the greater Asheville area. Between 4 and 6 plays previously unproduced professionally will be presented at Magnetic 375, in the River Arts District, in next June’s Brief Encounters 2016, the fourth edition of the evening-length series. Selected playwrights will be paid a share of royalties, which this year … Continue reading The Magnetic Theatre Seeks One-Act Plays, Actors, and Directors For BRIEF ENCOUNTERS 2016

Canadian Folk Singer Joshua Hyslop at New Mountain Asheville December 19

Touring with Vanessa Carlton, the Canadian Folk Singer Joshua Hyslop Presents His New Album In Deepest Blue Joshua Hyslop has come a long ways since he was first signed to Nettwerk Records, releasing his debut EP, Cold Wind. Hyslop has been touring and writing music incessantly, playing over 50 intimate ‘House Shows’ across the country since 2013. Joshua would break bread with these families and … Continue reading Canadian Folk Singer Joshua Hyslop at New Mountain Asheville December 19

Dopapod and Nth Power Playing at New Mountain Theatre Dec. 10

The four-piece high octane funk jam progressive electronica band performs at New Mountain Theatre December 10 Dopapod has come a long way from their college basement, DIY party roots. While maintaining to be as grassroots as their humble beginnings, the group has earned praise from taste making critics like Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, Jambase, Relix, and The Boston Herald, all the while tending to their … Continue reading Dopapod and Nth Power Playing at New Mountain Theatre Dec. 10

Whose Night Is It Anyway?: The Moth Takes Flight

It’s not just the story, not just the presentation…it’s the connection that the audience has with you. BY EMMA STAMM Crowds have gathered around The Mothlight, a popular venue for live music and entertainment in West Asheville. A line is forming around the side of the building as event-goers pull coats and scarves tautly around their bodies, recent temperatures having left them unprepared for a … Continue reading Whose Night Is It Anyway?: The Moth Takes Flight

Punk-Folk Artist Brett Hunter at Pink Dog Creative

Brett Hunter’s exhibit, Gossima, is showing at the Pink Dog Gallery, 348 Depot St., through December 19. Gossima, derived from a word used to describe something lightweight or delicate, is one of the original names for the game now known as Table Tennis, or Ping Pong. “I use Gossima to describe this collection of work not only for the direct association with the Ping Pong themes in … Continue reading Punk-Folk Artist Brett Hunter at Pink Dog Creative

"Wayfaring Strangers" Where Bluegrass Was Born. An interview With Authors Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr

The Western North Carolina Historical Association is pleased to announce the selection of the 60th winner of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. This year the winners of the Award are Doug Orr and Fiona Ritchie, bestowed for their book, Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia. A conversation with Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr Authors of Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical … Continue reading "Wayfaring Strangers" Where Bluegrass Was Born. An interview With Authors Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr

"Wayfaring Strangers" Where Bluegrass Was Born. An interview With Authors Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr

The Western North Carolina Historical Association is pleased to announce the selection of the 60th winner of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. This year the winners of the Award are Doug Orr and Fiona Ritchie, bestowed for their book, Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia. A conversation with Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr Authors of Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical … Continue reading "Wayfaring Strangers" Where Bluegrass Was Born. An interview With Authors Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr