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The Third Murder (2017): Movie Review
An above-average legal/procedural thriller that doesn't quite live up to the director's previous work, but is still well worth a look.
Asheville Visiting Artist Program kicks off Friday
The city's first Visiting Artist Program is aimed at honoring Asheville's African-American community.
Asheville Fringe Arts Festival applications now open
The January festival is expanding into a week-long event.
Dom Flemons set for July 27 performance at new N.C. Stage Company music series
The N.C. Stage Company's theater space is hosting a singer-songwriter listening-room concert series called "Up Close" this summer.
Sculpture created by artist Chin, in collaboration with UNC Asheville students, installed at Times Square
The work calls attention to the impacts of climate change.
Artists Baker and Koll to be featured at Woolworth Walk in September
Baker makes beautiful lamps, and Koll is a photographer.
Bender Gallery opens in new downtown Asheville location
The gallery will celebrate its new location with an Aug. 3 reception.
Broken Bellows set to release debut album
Asheville-based Cory Brent of Broken Bellows talks about his inspiration behind the duo's debut album.
'Every Brilliant Thing' kicks off Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective season
The play is a one-person documentary of sorts, featuring actor Mondy Carter.
New art show features Asheville artists Thornburg, Vallario
A reception for the show will be held from 5-9 p.m. at District Wine Bar.
Next Second Saturday RAD tour set for Aug. 11
The Asheville River Arts District includes 23 buildings and more than 200 artists.
Quirky comedy, "Some Things You Need To Know Before the World Ends," opens at Magnetic Theatre
The production continues through July 14.
Tavernier featured pianist in Music Foundation of WNC concert
The performance will mix both classical music and popular hits.
New event, photo+sphere, will explore environment through photography
The event, set for Nov. 7-11 in Asheville, will give artists, scientists and environmentalists an opportunity to work together creatively on environmental issues.
Hearts Beat Loud (2018): Movie Reivew
A perfectly functional film that's sure to please many and prove harmless to the rest.
Reardon named executive director of Asheville Music School
Reardon has been serving as assistant director for five years.
Asheville playwright's work honored by The Drama Center
"Starbright" by Sean David Robinson was named the winner of the 2019 New Play Project and Mark Gilbert Award.
New photo show at Open Hearts Arts Center opens July 21
The show features photographs by several artists.
Window art project will mark anniversary with July 26 reception
A new installation will feature the work of artist Aaron McIntosh.
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.
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