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Author and Poet Maya Angelou Dead at 86


Well loved Maya Angelou, author and poet, has passed away in her home in Winston Salem North Carolina at 86 years of age. One of her most beloved books, "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" is an autobiography that has been described as "a work of art that eludes description." Angelou was an avid seeker of knowledge, and she held over 30 honorary degrees and taught American studies for years at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem.

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Asheville Beer Week 2014: Flip Cup

Asheville Beer Week: Flip Cup

Another oldie but goodie, the classic Flip Cup is a game that people (even tipsy) take seriously. Don't take my word for it - on my internet travels I found a website dedicated to the Major League Flip Cup, and the World Series Flip Cup Event. Perhaps beer week isn't an official drinking game event, but it is still a good period of time to practice for your team - maybe you can take the gold in the 2014 World Series Flip Cup Event (time and date to be announced). 

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Asheville Beer Week 2014: Baseball

Asheville Beer Week: Baseball

Learn how to play this drinking game modeled after the classic athletic feat. This game requires two teams of people, and maybe someone with a hollow leg. Celebrate Asheville Beer Week and score a home run while chugging down a brew from Catawba Brewing Company. Remember any purchase of a Catawba brew gets you a free Catawba growler!

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Asheville Beer Week 2014: Quarters

Asheville Beer Week: Quarters

Asheville Beer Week continues, and so does our 'drinking game a day' series. Following FUBAR, we present to you another classic - quarters. While there are many variations on the original gameplay, we decided to stick with the bare bones. Feel free to add more rules or unexpected twists and turns to make the gameplay more fun.

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Asheville Beer Week 2014: FUBAR


Continuing our Beer Week drinking game series, we follow up Beer Pong with FUBAR. Never heard of this game before? Neither had I, until recently. This particular drinking game is kind of like a mash up between 'Never Have I Ever' and 'Questions'. Its a good game for a larger group of people, and makes a great icebreaker. So grab some friends from the bar - and maybe some strangers too, and let's play FUBAR!

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Asheville Beer Week 2014: Beer Pong

Asheville Beer Week 2014: Beer Pong

The 3rd annual Asheville Beer Week is happening right now, May 23rd - 31st. Didn't know it was going on? Don't worry, there is plenty of time for you to get in on all the boozy action! We'll post daily events, and to put a fun spin on things, daily drinking games! There's never a better time or excuse to play a drinking game than Beer Week - am I right? You know I am!

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Asheville Sessions: PigPen Theatre Company

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In the second installment of Asheville Sessions, we bring to you a unique collective of young men that are from New York. This group of 7 are singers, songwriters, dreamers, film artists, and a theatre company. Who are they? PigPen Theatre Company. Started in 2008 by freshman of Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, PigPen has been quickly escalating into popularity due to their diverse range of artistic abilities. They've produced original off Broadway productions, are debuting a children's novel, and have toured nationally as a band. Is there anything these guys can't do?

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Caleb Johnson Wins American Idol

Caleb Johnson wins American Idol!

It has been a long road, but tonight crowned Asheville's very own Caleb Johnson the winner for the 13th season of the hit reality television show American Idol! Since the season premiered January 15th

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Asheville Reality TV Stars


With American Idol's 13th season coming to a close, the name reverberating throughout Asheville is Caleb Johnson. Caleb, a 22 year old Asheville local has wowed the judges and America and is standing in the top 2. Wednesday May 21st will be the final performance for both Caleb and his competition, Jena Irene. Both young individuals have amazing talent, and it's going to be a tough elimination. The results of who walks away with the record deal will be announced Thursday, May 22nd. 

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Asheville Sessions: Megan Jean and the KFB

Asheville Sessions Kicks off with Megan Jean and the KFB

AshevilleBlog staff is thrilled to introduce to you a new regular part of the blog called Asheville Sessions. We've been working with some local (and not so local) bands here in the city and doing unplugged performances with each. It's our way of giving back to the local music scene - providing free, professional promotion to each band that plays with us. Check in weekly for the latest session posting.

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