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Asheville Band The Moon And You Releases First Album

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Author Megan Shepherd Presents Teen Writer Workshop

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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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Goombay Festival Returns September 9-11, 2016

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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

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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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Gay Ole Opry Comes to Asheville April 25th to Benefit QORDS

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After five years of trailblazing queer country music, New York City’s Gay Ole Opry is hitting the road for the first time. Opry regulars The Paisley Fields and Karen & the Sorrows are heading South for a week­long tour, and they are coming to Asheville on Monday, April 25th. The show is at The Crow & Quill at 106 N Lexington Ave at 8:00 pm and door is a sliding scale from $5-­$10. They will be joined by Asheville’s Lillie Jean and Mawk Chunk and are especially thrilled that the night will benefit QORDS, a week­long overnight summer camp for queer and trans youth or youth of LGBTQ families, with special focus on youth in the South.

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Teen Trio Posh Hammer To Release 6 Track EP in May

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LISTEN: To first single, "Absolutely Everyone", HERE

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Local Artist Dreams Turn Reality With Help of Micro Loan

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Asheville has long been a mecca for free thinkers, entrepreneurs, and artists. Many move to our fair city in hopes of establishing a name for themselves and exposing their art to the eager public. With so many individuals living within Buncombe County alone, the opportunities to expand one's art and live the dream seems feasible, if not achievable.

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