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Asheville Sessions: Crazy Tom Banana Pants

Asheville Sessions: Crazy Tom Banana Pants

For this weeks session, we want to introduce you to a local band. You may know them as Crazy Tom Tomato Plants - or perhaps Crazy Tom Pull Up Pants. Six wacky individuals make up Crazy Tom Banana Pants (the real band name). With two saxophone players, a trumpet, guitar, and drummer as a part of their regular ensemble, this isn't the folk type band you may be thinking of. Calling themselves a ska/reggae/dance party band, Crazy Tom Banana Pants frequently plays venues all over Asheville with the likes of Demon Waffle.

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Belk is leaving Biltmore Square

Belk is leaving Biltmore Square Mall

Many changes are coming about in Asheville, especially on Brevard road. Construction is well underway on the former Biltmore Square Mall as the Winter Construction company out of Atlanta has torn the roof off of the building and started demolishing the existing structures. The construction is making way for 75 new retail stores spanning 325,000 square feet of space. While all of this is happening, the anchor stores remain open and are reported to remain as a part of the mall during its transformation. Dillards Outlet, The Dollar Tree, Belk's, and Cinebarre are continuing to serve the Asheville community. 

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Things To Do In Asheville: 4th of July Edition

Things To Do In Asheville: 4th of July Edition

Wanting something to do on the 4th of July, but not sure where to go? We have a rundown of all of things happening in and around Asheville for Independence Day. Grab a cooler and some drinks, your friends, and be ready to have a good time. 

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Asheville Sessions: Marmalakes

Asheville Sessions: Marmalakes

The Marmalakes are a three piece pop-folk-rock band hailing from Austin, Texas. Chase, Max, and Josh are three gentle souls whose music is dynamic and lyrically attentive. The music that comes from the Marmalakes is easy to listen to, played with a feverish energy that sucks you in and carries you throughout the album, leaving you wanting more as soon as the last song has played.

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Things To Do In Asheville June 25th: Geek Edition

Things to Do in Asheville June 25th: Geek Edition
Including comic book signing with Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue Deconnick at Comic Envy!

As it is Wednesday, all I can think about is an overly excited camel belting out “hump daaaayyeee” across a rather boring office and how many others like myself are eagerly anticipating the weekend.  But who said Wednesday can’t be great.  Here are a few things making my Wednesday much more interesting than yours.

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Asheville Tag Office Closing Doors Friday, June 27, 2014

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Asheville will have one less license plate agency location as of Friday, June 27th when the contract ends.

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Things To Do In Asheville June 19-22 2014

Things To Do In Asheville this weekend - June 19-22nd

Looking for something to do this weekend? There is a flurry of activity happening and it seems like there is something for everyone - and I don't use that phrase lightly. From fiber arts to film festivals, freebies to paid amusement, I have some suggestions on what to do and where to go that are sure to fit any budget and style. 

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Biltmore Coffee Company Closing

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The Biltmore Coffee Company (Not to be confused with Biltmore Coffee Traders on Hendersonville Road), located at 1 North Pack Square, in the bottom portion of the Biltmore Office Building, is closing doors effective Friday, June 27th. Upon hearing this I gave a little gasp of horror as I not only love their space, but I adore their chai lattes. I did a little digging to find out the cause of closure and what would happen to the building.

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Geek Out 2014 Recap Video

Geek Out 2014 Recap Video

In case you missed it, Geek Out 2014 was a great success and drew crowds of people from all over the Southeast. In case you aren't sure what Geek Out is, to sum it up: Geek Out is Western North Carolina's popular arts convention, celebrating film, art, costuming, comics, and animation here in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you haven't already I recommend checking out the article we ran submitted by a first time attendee of the convention - you can read it here.

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Asheville Sessions: Jaime Lauren Webb

Asheville Sessions: Jaime Lauren Webb

Singer/Songwriter Jaime Lauren Webb lends us her voice and her harp in this installment of Asheville Sessions. Jaime is an accomplished musician who lends vocal talent and musical skill to the Asheville music scene. In addition to harp, she can be found playing acoustic guitar and ukelele as she blends hand crafted, folk infused lyrical music. It's impossible not to get drawn into her unique style of music that will softly resonate with you, even after you're done listening.

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