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Pokemon Go Gyms in Asheville

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Pokemon Go is an augmented virtual reality game in the form of an app that is available free for download on Android and Apple phones. This week old app is wildly popular, with many participating fans running wild around Asheville trying to catch Pokemon, battle gyms, and get free balls, potions, and more at Poke Stops.

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Asheville Biscuitry Closed

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The Asheville Biscuitry, and 6 month old independently run biscuit and doughnut company has shut down. Opened January 2016, the business occupied the well known location on Merrion Avenue that formerly housed Dough. 

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4th of July Asheville Celebrations and Events

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Still haven't decided what to do for your independence day celebrations? Check out our last minute list of events below. Grab your american flag, your favorite pair of flips flops, and a cooler full of your favorite local brew and head on down to enjoy July 4th in Asheville. 

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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

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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

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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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