Comedian Ari Shaffir of Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening Coming to Asheville, Jan. 5

Comedian Ari Shaffir to Perform at The Grey Eagle Friday, January 5th @ 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM Stand-up comedian, podcaster and actor ARI SHAFFIR describes his comedy as a puppet show--but way filthier and without the puppets. The New York native grew up Orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and … Continue reading Comedian Ari Shaffir of Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening Coming to Asheville, Jan. 5

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Shot in Sylva, North Carolina Nominated for 5 Golden Globes

Shot on location in Sylva, North Carolina Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, directed by Martin McDonagh (Seven Psychopaths) and starring Academy Award winner Frances McDormand (Fargo) just opened. Three Billboards was the first major production to shoot on location in Sylva since 1993s The Fugitive starring Harrison Ford. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing is the story of a mother, Mildred Hayes, who after months have passed … Continue reading Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Shot in Sylva, North Carolina Nominated for 5 Golden Globes

NYC Busking Sensations Too Many Zooz at Asheville Music Hall Saturday, January 13

Brass is back and Too Many Zooz are leading the charge. The band will bring its stomping horns to Asheville in January. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMe6Y8GDVEI&list=RDjMe6Y8GDVEI&t=507 Too Many Zooz busted out of the underground of New York City, busking in the city's subways for the past few years, all the while gathering praise and momentum. They band has … Continue reading NYC Busking Sensations Too Many Zooz at Asheville Music Hall Saturday, January 13

Downtown Asheville Map & Guide, Winter 2018, Out Now!

Explore Asheville With This Free Map & Guide to Downtown Map and Guide to Downtown Asheville, North Carolina. A handy reference for navigating the city, with a map of downtown, a calendar of events, a guide to eateries, shops, galleries, cafes and bars, and a quick reference to local media, services, recreation and government. https://issuu.com/johnc.tripp/docs/map-guide-dec-17Continue reading Downtown Asheville Map & Guide, Winter 2018, Out Now!

Mt. Joy On Tour Now, To Release Debut Album March 2 On Dualtone Records

In just over a year Mt. Joy has racked up over 10 million streams on Spotify, toured with The Shins, Whitney, The Head And The Heart and The Lone Bellow, and performed at Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo, Made In America and Lollapalooza. They are gearing up for a January tour with Neko Case and are … Continue reading Mt. Joy On Tour Now, To Release Debut Album March 2 On Dualtone Records

Duke Energy Wants Us All to Pay For Bottled Water Provided to Homes Near Their Polluted Coal-Ash Sites

December 4, 2017 Deon Roberts The Charlotte Observer Displayed with permission from Tribune Content Agency   For months, Duke Energy has been shipping bottles of water to North Carolina homes with private wells close to the electric utility's coal-ash storage sites. Now, Duke wants customers statewide to pay for all that water. Duke began providing … Continue reading Duke Energy Wants Us All to Pay For Bottled Water Provided to Homes Near Their Polluted Coal-Ash Sites

Malaprop’s Presents An Evening with Dar Williams on Her Book “What I Found in a Thousand Towns”

A beloved folk singer presents an impassioned account of the fall and rise of the small American towns she cherishes. Dar will talk about her travels, her book, and her observations from traveling and meeting folks in small towns all over the country. She's got some ideas to share about urban planning. She'll even play a … Continue reading Malaprop’s Presents An Evening with Dar Williams on Her Book “What I Found in a Thousand Towns”

Ghost of Paul Revere Record Exclusive Live Set for Acoustic Asheville

Ghost of Paul Revere are known for creating the "type of music for which festivals are made" (The Boston Globe), and their sunny, adrenaline-inducing Balcony TV performance- complete with rollicking banjo, "to die for" harmonies (The Shotgun Seat), and soulful harmonica- proves just that. The Portland, Maine quartet has grown to become one of New … Continue reading Ghost of Paul Revere Record Exclusive Live Set for Acoustic Asheville

Afrobeat Explosion! Big Mean Sound Machine With MHU Big Band and DJ Marley Carroll at Asheville Music Hall, 12.2

Asheville Music Hall 31 Patton Ave, Asheville, North Carolina 28801 Big Mean Sound Machine formed in 2009 in Ithaca, New York with one goal: to create music that stimulates both Body AND Mind. Today, BMSM’s collective of over 15 analog artists spread out over the East Coast United States bring together musical languages of West … Continue reading Afrobeat Explosion! Big Mean Sound Machine With MHU Big Band and DJ Marley Carroll at Asheville Music Hall, 12.2

Bitchin Bajas Playing Free Show at Mothlight, December 4

With Bajas Fresh, their most distinctive and ambitious long player (and we mean long, you value seeking audiophiles - seven songs mastered at half-speed at Abbey Road, stretched across two LPs!) to date, Bitchin Bajas stake out an entirely new territory, an interstellar zone for which they now permanently hold the keys. Bajas Fresh finds … Continue reading Bitchin Bajas Playing Free Show at Mothlight, December 4

¡Sabor Latino! Downtown Asheville’s Latin-Infused Cuisine

Savor the spicy and zestful flavors of Spain, Mexico and the Caribbean at these downtown Asheville eateries.   Hemingway’s Cuba Restaurant & Bar 15 Page Avenue, 4th Floor (828) 252-0218 The newest addition to downtown's Latin Cuisine scene, Hemingway’s Cuba provides an authentic Cuban restaurant experience. Havana native and Founder of Hemingway’s Cuba, Tony Fraga, grew up … Continue reading ¡Sabor Latino! Downtown Asheville’s Latin-Infused Cuisine

The Perfect Brew at Counter Culture Coffee’s Training Center, Downtown Asheville

Today’s cup of Joe has come a long ways since the days of burnt coffee sitting on a burner for hours. We love our coffee, and its quality has never been higher or the selection of beans more varied. Here in Asheville, we’re blessed with an abundance of quality coffee shops and vendors of fresh … Continue reading The Perfect Brew at Counter Culture Coffee’s Training Center, Downtown Asheville

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, … Continue reading Lake Junaluska Presents the Balsam Range Art of Music Festival