There’s no easy way to say it: Asheville is the most dangerous city in the state for pedestrians. This is according to a Department of Transportation report about pedestrian accidents from 2008-2012. And with the steady increase in Asheville’s population, it’s not getting any better.
Regional favorites and visionary producers Aligning Minds (Mike Folk and Daniel Merrill) have been heavy hitters in the local scene for years now. Now, Aligning Minds is also turning their attention to production and artist representation with the founding of Aligning Minds Recordings.
Tricia Ellis, the youngest designer in the inaugural Asheville Fashion Week, will be presenting her first line, a collection of ten looks all stitched and designed entirely by her. Find out her inspiration and what this opportunity means to her.
Fiending for some cultural diversity this summer? Well, in the next few weeks there are some amazing African musicians from the Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, and Burkina Faso performing with Asheville musicians from Toubab Krewe and Zansa.


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There’s no easy way to say it: Asheville is the most dangerous city in the state for pedestrians. This is according to a Department of Transportation report about pedestrian accidents from 2008-2012. And with the steady increase in Asheville’s population, it’s not getting any better.

Regional favorites and visionary producers Aligning Minds (Mike Folk and Daniel Merrill) have been heavy hitters in the local scene for years now. Now, Aligning Minds is also turning their attention to production and artist representation with the founding of Aligning Minds Recordings.

New Orleans born, neo-soul band Water Seed will be making an Asheville appearance at the One Stop for a free show this Thursday, July 30. In true New Orleans tradition they bring with them soulfully poetic lyrics and true musicianship. We are in for a treat.

For two weeks in August, NYS3 is offering a youth filmmaking summer camp where students will get to enjoy a unique immersion in a cutting edge craft that is fun, educational, inspirational and constructive, ending with the thrill of seeing their work on the big screen.

Have you ever been to Medea’s in South Asheville? It is a cozy little cafe-style juice bar located off of Long Shoals Road. If not, you should definitively try incorporating it in your “Meatless Monday.” Medea’s is great for so many reasons.

Tricia Ellis, the youngest designer in the inaugural Asheville Fashion Week, will be presenting her first line, a collection of ten looks all stitched and designed entirely by her. Find out her inspiration and what this opportunity means to her.

If 1967 was the summer of love, what's the summer of 2015?

Efforts across the United States to remove public symbols of the Confederacy are happening all around us. The NAACP in Georgia is pushing for the removal of the carvings on Stone Mountain, and Bree Newsome is now a household name. Things are changing… right?

What do you get when you bring mass customization and private labels to a local level? Fashion designer Kati Foster may have found the answer by putting a twist on mass customization and private labels by taking them down to a local level.

Fiending for some cultural diversity this summer? Well, in the next few weeks there are some amazing African musicians from the Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, and Burkina Faso performing with Asheville musicians from Toubab Krewe and Zansa.

Thanks for the $14 mil­lion in eco­nomic activity. But, maybe Asheville would be even more thank­ful if Moog would have planned for the future and cre­ated an Asheville-appropriate event that could have been su­ccess­ful year after year.

Brooklyn-based duo Tanlines have a new record out that is heartfelt without ever being cynical, nostalgic without pretension, danceable without cliches. The excitement I feel for this album is only eclipsed by the thrill I get when I realize they're playing in Asheville at our very own Mothlight...

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