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Hail Cassius Neptune 9/8 at Pisgah Brewing

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Hail Cassius Neptune is a "psychedelic soul" powerhouse that fuses art rock with R&B into a unique sound channeling Erykah Badu and Hiatus Kaiyote. Fronted by Kylie Jo and Wilson Stern, their music weaves a danceable tapestry for the mind, body & soul. The band has been compared to acts across the gamut from The Mars Volta and Primus to Frank Zappa and D'Angelo. Kylie Jo's powerful vocals bring together Lauryn Hill's sense of soul with Fiona Apple's sense of humor.  As a Southeast band on the rise, H!CN has shared the stage with Papadosio, Beats Antique, and Consider the Source.

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Benevolent Spirits: Houston Hurricane Harvey

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Heirloom Hospitality Group has organized an effort among the Asheville food and beverage community to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

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90th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

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The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, the country’s longest running folk festival, now in its 90th year of highlighting mountain culture returns this summer for three full evenings: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 3, 4 and 5 at the Mission Health/A-B Tech Conference Center near downtown Asheville. Tickets are on sale now.

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Looking Glass Creamery Welcomes Sean Stanley

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Looking Glass Creamery has hired Sean Stanley as Retail Manager for the growing, and soon to be expanded, Cheese Shop at the company’s original Fairview location. For the past seven years, Sean has been with Whole Foods Market across the Southeast, working in cheese, beer and wine. In 2014, he was designated an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional ™, one of only 740 worldwide. Stanley brings with him an extensive knowledge of cheese varieties, origins, and styles and a passion for working with people. “Throughout my career, the overriding motivator has been building meaningful relationships with guests, and sharing the joy that comes from eating great food.” When Sean isn’t behind the counter in the cheese shop he will be helping with cheese production and streamlining processes and procedures in all areas of the business. “I’m so excited to be working with a group of people that represents what’s great about American cheese making: hard work, preservation of tradition, and enthusiasm about sharing what they do every day.”

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June 7th Regional Chamber Business Expo

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More than 100 businesses and organizations will exhibit at the Regional Chamber Business Expo on June 7th offering local solutions to business issues.

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Better Dads Festival Comes to Asheville

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This Father’s Day weekend, the Better Dads Festival will create an active, soulful, inspirational, fun, and educational space for the Asheville community to explore and celebrate fatherhood. The event welcomes people of all ages. Live music, dance, games, costumes, drumming, storytelling, crafts, poetry, and a dress-your-dad photo booth will provide opportunities to play together. Community speakers and resource booths from Asheville’s diverse communities will invite festivalgoers to explore how men show up in their lives, the challenges they face, and new possibilities.

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Looking Glass Creamery Expanding

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Looking Glass Creamery, owned by Jennifer & Andy Perkins, is expanding production and building a new facility with underground cheese aging caves in the agricultural heart of Polk County, NC. Their existing facility located in Fairview, NC will also be renovated to offer more retail and food service options and improved parking. The new cheesemaking operation will add to the burgeoning agricultural economy in Polk County and fit well alongside the numerous vineyards, five wineries, diversified vegetable operations, and livestock farms already thriving in the area. The new facility will be located on the historic Harmon Dairy, a second generation cow dairy run by brothers, Doug and Alan Harmon. 

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Retro Age Opens In Asheville Mall

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Asheville gains a new retro video game store as Retro Age, a small southern branch of stores, sets to open in the Asheville Mall April 1st. Retro Age is owned and operated by Val Fisher, a recent transplant to Asheville. Asheville will be the third Retro Age store to open, the others in Georgia and Florida. The store buys and sells anything video game related, with the exception of PC games.

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Bee City USA Asheville Program Now Led By Asheville GreenWorks

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Asheville GreenWorks is pleased to announce that it is now the organizational home of the Bee City USA Asheville affiliate.

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Off The Beaten Path: Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations

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Are you Irish? Just looking for an excuse to drink? Enjoy dressing in green? Whatever the case, Saint Patrick's day is a good excuse to break out your lucky green shirt, grab that green bowler hat, and hit up your favorite bars or breweries in Asheville to participate in drinking shenanigans. Don't have plans yet? Check our list of unique Saint Patrick's Day celebrations happening in and around Asheville. You can bet on Saint Patrick's Day 2017 in Asheville for a hopping good time!

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