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Hank West & The Smokin’ Hots

Our latest featured local artist is the talented "Hank West & the Smokin' Hots." This group would make the likes of Louis Jordan & Cab Calloway proud. With a modern twist on the classic jazz that helped build the foundation for rock and roll, Hank West & the Smokin Hots have an infectious energy and style all their own.

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Asheville Sweeps World Beer Cup 2014

Congratulations, Asheville takes several awards during the international World Beer Cup 2014!

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Mother Earth News Fair April 10-12, 2014

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR shows practical and fun aspects of sustainability

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International TableTop Day 2014

How long has it been since you have played a board game? Growing up, it was a family tradition to sit down and have a board game night about once every two weeks. I remember playing the classic games - Yahtzee, Monopoly, Connect 4, Mousetrap, Trouble, Sorry! and more. As I grew older the tradition happened less and less, and eventually stopped. Recently I started getting my husband interested in board games. Having grown up only playing Monopoly, he never had the same pleasant association that I did with board games - he viewed them as a boring chore, instead of an entertaining media free form of fun.

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10 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Yourself in the Kitchen

Many of today's adults, myself included, have missed out on a basic experience with food. We represent the first few generations who are so removed from food that most of us could not find familiar vegetables if they grew wild in our local parks. We have been raised on convenience foods, sold to our parents and grandparents as "time savers" that would allow them to spend more time with us. Over the years, this industrialized food system created a massive disconnect between our modern kitchens and what is good for our bodies, and we didn't even know it was happening.

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Interview with Dave Desmelik

1270857_10151908800466528_1536470755_oOur effort to help promote local music continues as Dave Desmelik plays some tunes and chats with Chris about Asheville, his life in music, and how to make the best scrambled eggs. Dave is an accomplished performer who has played in bands all over the nation. Currently Dave is based in Brevard and plays locally all over WNC.

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Asheville’s Food Truck Showdown

2014-03-17 18.26.46There aren't many ways you can get tacos, Vietnamese soup, hoagies and Creole etouffee all in one location, but last Saturday, March 15, that place was downtown Asheville at the Masonic Temple, as part of the Asheville Tattoo and Arts Expo.

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Dance Your Diaper Off 3

Asheville Flyer for Kids, the fun, free, monthly paper just for kids is having another party at The Mill Room, just for the kids and parents of Asheville!  On Sunday March 16th from 2pm to 5pm there will be a festive dance party happening to celebrate...  nothing in particular! It is hosted & produced by Asheville Flyer for Kids.

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Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why Playing March 11 2014

Quincy Mumford & the Reason Why are an independent rock/soul band based in Asbury Park NJ. Described as a mix between Alan Stone, Bob Schneider, G-Love and Paul Simon, Quincy has played over 500 shows and released four albums since 2008. QM&TRW released their fifth album Its Only Change, produced Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) and mixed in Philadelphia by Phil Nicolo (Dylan, Police, Urge Overkill) in July 2013.

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Historic Biltmore Village Welcomes 3 New Merchants

Catawba Brewing Company’s Tasting Room located at 63 Brook Street, Asheville NC, 28803 held it’s grand opening celebrations Feb. 22. The event, that was open to the public, included the release of a new, commemorative beer, music, and limited edition promotional gear.  The new beer, called Brewtal Double IPA, is the creation of Catawba’s Head Brewer, Kevin Sondey.   Dubbed a “big beer for a big beer city”, Brewtal weighs in at 8.8 percent ABV and showcases the brilliant citrus notes of the Mandarina Bavaria hop variety.  Says Sondey, “I wanted someone to be able to come to Catawba and have something different than what’s available everywhere else.  Brewtal Double IPA was made specifically for our Asheville location’s opening, and exemplifies the wide variety of styles we will continue to make for our home market.”  Catawba’s new location will also allow them to feature entertainment groups.  

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