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Asheville Symphony names new musical director, Darko Butorac
Butora currently serves as the music director of the Tallahassee and Missoula symphony orchestras.
Hereditary (2018): Movie Review
Easily the most intense and terrifying horror film to come out in decades. It won't be for everyone, but it will affect anyone who sees it in some way.
Asheville Percussion Festival set for June 25 through July 1
This year’s theme is “Celebrating Women in Rhythm.”
Solo (2018): Movie Review
Not the best film in the franchise, but far from the worst. While mostly agreeable, Solo still has its ups and downs.
Deadpool 2 (2018): Movie Review
A foul-mouthed and wise-cracking meta super hero movie that works more than it doesn't. Viewer discretion is definitely advised.
Penland Gallery exhibition presents narrative work
The new exhibition includes pieces by 11 artists working in a variety of media who have created images or objects that hint at a story of some kind.
'Journeys' to open at Woolworth Walk in July
There will be an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. on July 6.
Artists Hamlin and Moss to be featured at Woolworth Walk Gallery in June
Local artists Mike Hamlin and Melissa Moss will be featured in June.
Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival launches summer season on June 30
Warren Wilson College announces the classical music series, now in its 48th season.
Xpand Fest set for June 15 on Asheville's South Slope
With more than 85 vendors and six performance locations, as well as a new after-party, this year's June 9 event promises a ton of fun.
'Trigger Warning' creatively addresses Buncombe County gun violence
The exhibition at Pink Dog Creative asks 21 local artists to reflect on gun violence.
30th anniversary season of Downtown After 5 in Asheville kicks off May 18
The music on a North Lexington Avenue stage happens the third Friday of the month from May through September.
Annual Biltmore Concert Series kicks off in August
Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Night Ranger will play on the South Terrace stage at Biltmore House on Aug. 2 to get the summer series started.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018): Movie Review
The Marvel Studios stranglehold continues.
UNC Asheville's Concerts on the Quad set to return June 18
The free Monday night music series will feature country, soul, jazz, Latin and funk music.
Lean on Pete (2018): Movie Review
A surprisingly moving film that manages to break free of the potential for overdone melodrama.
Pop-surrealism on full display in new exhibition by three Asheville artists
Fian Arroyo, Rosy Kirby and Julie Armbruster will celebrate the opening of their new show at PUSH Skateshop and Gallery on May 4.
Charity ball set for May 27 at Asheville Masonic Temple
The event includes a magic show and live princess concert.
UNC Asheville Department of Art and Art History holds annual spring art sale
The sale will feature a wide variety of pottery, drawings, prints, photography, sculpture and more.
Special concerts on Earth Day and beyond at UNC Asheville
The April 22 Earth Day performance of Paul Winter's "Missa Gaia" will headline a series of performances and events.
Asheville Movement Theater Company to premiere original performance May 13
The performance interweaves personal story, movement and multimedia and will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina.
Rampage (2018): Movie Review
A flat and toneless destruction-fest that could have been a lot more with just a tad bit of vision.
AMOS receives art donation
“Advance” is an art piece that addresses the global nature of the problem of invasive species.
Asheville Percussion Festival lineup announced
This year’s theme for the June event is “Celebrating Women in Rhythm."
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.
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