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Rampage (2018): Movie Review
A flat and toneless destruction-fest that could have been a lot more with just a tad bit of vision.
Asheville Percussion Festival lineup announced
This year’s theme for the June event is “Celebrating Women in Rhythm."
AMOS receives art donation
“Advance” is an art piece that addresses the global nature of the problem of invasive species.
Asheville artists DeAngelo, Franklin and Charnell team up for new show
The show, in recognition of national "Stamp out Hunger Day," will support of Manna Food Bank.
A Quiet Place (2018): Movie Review
A good old-fashioned nail-biting horror movie that is as scary and tense as it is fun.
Asheville photographer Wendy Newman featured in new exhibit
Newman's "Asheville Imagined" exhibit at the AC Hotel will display Newman’s fashion designs and photography inspired by Asheville’s skyline and natural beauty.
Asheville Area Arts Council announces grants
The grants support five innovative, arts-based ideas in the inaugural year of the Arts Build Community grant cycle.
Open Hearts announces next gallery opening May 4
The opening highlights unique collage and assemblage artworks created by Open Hearts Art Center artists.
Asheville Creative Sector Summit to focus on music scene
Bob Boilen, creator and host of NPR’s All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concert, will be the keynote speaker.
Arts Fest at UNC Asheville will feature exhibitions, music, storytelling and more
The theme of this year's event is intersections through the arts.
Stefani exhibition to open at The Refinery in Asheville April 6
The exhibition ponders the phrase "I am" and examines the constant moral battle between self and other.
Asheville Museum of Science Receives Grant for a Makerspace
Thanks in part to the grant, the museum has a fully operational makerspace, which includes 3D printers, a laser cutter and more.
Tomb Raider (2018): Movie Review
A nearly pointless adventure film that really wants to be something it's not.
UNC Asheville artists featured in new exhibitions
Art by alumna Celia Gray and student Lily Furniss to be highlighted.
Woolworth Walk features Nichols, McCollum in May exhibition
The work of an encaustic artist and a jewelry designer will be on display in the exhibition that opens May 4.
You dig Bob Seger? Then check out this tribute artist at Flat Rock Playhouse
Steve Kelly and the Tribute Kings will bring their show to Flat Rock Playhouse for one weekend only in April.
Oh Lucy! (2017): Movie Review
An intriguing character study of a lonely Japanese woman on a quest to find meaning.
New Asheville theater company features familiar faces
The Sublime Theater's first production will start previews at The BeBe Theater April 19, with the production running weekends through May 5.
Asheville ClimateCon 2018, Climate Listening Project update
Asheville Climate City Week includes a host of events, from workshops and lectures to art openings and much more.
Short film premiere set for Sunday at Wedge
All Around Artsy Productions will hold a secret short film premiere screening party Sunday at Wedge at Foundation.
Asheville playwright to make debut off Broadway
"Starbright" by Sean David Robinson, a first-time playwright, will be performed over the course of three weeks as part of the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival.
Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival returns to Asheville on Memorial Day weekend
The festival brings out both beloved bohemians from the local arts community, as well as award-winning stars from the world outside.
'Figures, Feathers and Forms' set to open at Woolworth Walk
Local artists Kyle Keeler and Laurie Yeates Adams will be featured in the FW Gallery at Woolworth Walk in April.
Black Panther (2018): Movie Review
Social consciousness doesn't get much more fun than this. Black Panther is not just for fans of the genre, but a must-see for everyone.
Movie Review: The 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts
An interesting mix of short films that will surely have something for everyone
UNC Asheville hosts art exhibition celebrating middle school student works
The Celebrating Middle School Success exhibition will feature works by students from four area schools.
Asheville poet, playwright and painter set to open new exhibition
David Hopes is one of Asheville's most powerful, and prolific, creative forces.
Asheville Music Weekend: The Travers Brothership returns, Free Mondays at Mothlight, more
The Travers Brothership plays the Asheville Music Hall, and The Mothlight kicks off a Free Monday series.
New Center for Craft workshop series aims to advance emerging makers
The inaugural Craft Your Commerce workshop series is aimed at elevating emerging makers and designers with craft-inspired businesses.
Asheville playwright lampoons local politics in 'The Mountain Political Action Committee'
Following the stunning 2016 presidential election results, a group of mismatched but committed Asheville residents look to make a difference.
Asheville Creative Sector Summit set for April 20
Bob Boilen, creator and host of NPR's All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concert, will deliver the keynote speech.
Re-Happening arts event honors legacy of Black Mountain College
The Re-Happening is a singular event that provides a forum for regional artists and an accessible, immersive, educational experience for attendees.
Tesla Quartet to perform rare composition at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
Black Mountain College was a haven for many European refugee intellectuals and artists displaced by the rise of Nazi Germany.
Winchester (2018): Movie Review
What do we get in this movie? Bland screenwriting, one-dimensional characters, and a mysterious dearth of screen time for its main character.
Asheville designers chosen for annual Color Me Goodwill Fashion Show
Each designer will dress six models; the winner will be awarded $500.
Solo show celebrating Open Hearts artist begins Feb. 10
The show, called "Creative License: Expression in Color," will also include a Valentine's pop-up shop and paper flower market.
Asheville Music Weekend: JBOT, Poetry at Revolve, Empire Strikes Mardis Gras
Friday night at the Grey Eagle offers the kind of music event that defines Asheville's music scene: local, collaborative and featuring some of the best musicians in the country.
Asheville food service workers shine in new photo exhibition
The exhibition, a meditation on service and selflessness, remains up through February at Over Easy Cafe.
New Asheville festival and conference aims to connect creatives
Connect: Beyond the Page will bring together musicians, including special guest Ben Sollee, writers, filmmakers, media personalities and activists to examine how art inspires us.
Rare Asheville silent film to be screened at Grail Moviehouse
The “Silent Sunday” program at Asheville’s Grail Moviehouse on Feb. 4 presents rare films produced in North Carolina between 1902 and 1921.
Asheville music weekend: Hustle Souls, Maggie Valley Band, Fleetwoods
The Maggie Valley Band and Hustle Souls both celebrate CD releases this weekend, and more.
Music Video Asheville issues call for 2018 submissions
The annual music video showcase highlights the collaborative work of local musicians and filmmakers.
6 Asheville public art projects to know about
A new African-American Heritage Trail and a new public art piece in the River Arts District are two projects in the works.
Fringe Festival 2018: Solo Shows Tackle Big Issues
Illegal immigration and labor reform are on the menu at this year's Fringe Fest.
The Best Films of 2017
A lot of great movies showed in Asheville in 2017. Here are my favorites.
New Year's Eve: Your GritVegas Roundup!
We've got the official countdown of all the fun happening in town this New Year's Eve!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017): Movie Review
Despite the negativity from certain circles of the fan community, 'The Last Jedi' is by far the most cinematic and accomplished work in the series since 'Empire.'
Machinedrum Ignites Human Energy at Ellington Underground (12/28)
Thursday night, Machinedrum headlines Ellington Underground. He'll be joined by local electronic acts Push/Pull and Bombassic.
Kusa Ready to Rage at Sly Grog's Sparkle Party // New Year's Eve
Kusa plays New Year's Eve at Asheville's Sly Grog Lounge. Here, they get interviewed in their underwear and define "pizza-weed jam." Plus, the premiere of their new track, "Oil on Water."
AC Hotel & Capella on 9 // Rock & Rye New Year's Eve: The 12th Day of Gritmas
We're closing out Gritmas with a celebration of the all that's past—and all that's yet to come: We've got 2 tickets to AC Hotel's Rock & Rye New Year's Eve Bash! Enter through midnight.
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