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Black Mountain Comic Con July 9, 2016

black mountain comic con

Comic Con is coming to Black Mountain. The event will include vendors and artists working in the fields of comics, anime, toys, science fiction, steam punk, or anything pop culture. The Black Mountain Comic Con will also be hosting a costume contest and encourage anyone who enjoys cosplay to come in their favorite getup. 

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The Maggie Valley Band Releases EP: Don’t Go

The Maggie Valley Band

“A raw approach to Appalachian music intertwined with a heavy sixties influence” is more evident than ever in The Maggie Valley Band’s new EP titled, “Don’t Go”. The Maggie Valley Band is an Americana/folk band based out of Maggie Valley, NC. Led by the Miller Sisters-Whitney (guitar, vocals, banjitar, mandolin) and Caroline (bass, vocals, percussion) alongside Josh Harris (banjo/mandolin) and Steven Hughes (drums), the group focuses on being eclectic. This new EP features many new faces and talent all within Haywood, Buncombe, and Jackson County.

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Reading Corner: Events At Malaprop’s July 2016

independent bookstore day

Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe is everyone's favorite local indie bookstore since 1982. As the region's largest locally owned independent bookstore, they offer not only a wide variety of literature but events as well. Find July's list of happenings and book club meetings below.

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Asheville Band The Moon And You Releases First Album

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Author Megan Shepherd Presents Teen Writer Workshop

independent bookstore day

Megan Shepherd, author of the acclaimed Madman’s Daughter trilogy, 

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Laugh Your Asheville Off Celebrates 10 Years

laugh your asheville off

The Southeast’s largest comedy festival celebrates ten years in Asheville this summer with stand up comedians from all around the world. Since its first two day festival in 2006, The Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival has grown into one of the country’s most prestigious comedy festivals among both comedians, comedy industry professionals and fans.

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Son Lux Plays Asheville At The Mothlight

son lux

Son Lux has never been easy to pin down. The project, founded by New York's Ryan Lott, began as a solo exploration of the jagged, icy line between the strange and the familiar, in which sonic structures supplant the conventions of pop form. Over the last eight years, though, the name has taken on myriad meanings, just as the work has subsumed sounds and collaborators. Son Lux has been: both remixer and remixed (from Nico Muhly to Zeds Dead); beatsmith for rap's left field (à la Busdriver); film scorer (The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby); one-third of the Sisyphus supergroup (with Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti); and orchestrator of collaborations (heard on Lott's albums) with artists as far ranging as Lorde and Chris Thile.

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Goombay Festival Returns September 9-11, 2016

goombay festival

Western North Carolina’s YMI Cultural Center is proud to announce the return of the 36th Goombay Festival on September 9-11, 2016, at downtown Asheville’s Pack Square Park. This year's event will be pay homage to Goombay Festival's history in Asheville, NC.

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Small Business Highlight: The Herbal Spectacle

the herbal spectacle

In early 2015, optician Katie Lauver decided to halt working in local eye care practices as the optical manager and pursue the Asheville dream: going into business for herself. While working, Katie noticed that a lot of clients were interested in supporting their eye health and prevent future issues. As a long term user of herbal medicine and natural remedies, Katie, who is certified by the American Board of Opticianry dreamed up a business in which herbal and natural remedies could work side by side with mainstream health care. 

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DANCECLUB Asheville, A New Dance Studio In Asheville

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DANCECLUB Asheville, a dance studio playground for adults! DANCECLUB Asheville (DCA) is a dance and pole fitness studio that encourages fun, uninhibited dancing in an environment free of intimidation. DCA will be opening it’s doors at the beginning of May to adults of all ages. The studio will offer a wide array of classes in pole dancing/fitness, jazz/funk, classic jazz, burlesque, high heels, modern, exercise dance, boot camp, and flexibility and conditioning. Students will have the option to try out one class at a time or become a member, similar to a gym, having full access to all classes. DCA is a one stop shop for fun, expression, and exercise.

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