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Diana Wortham Theatre Adds Two New Venues

In January 2019, construction began at the current Diana Wortham Theatre — transforming the single-stage entity into a three-venue performing arts complex. The new Wortham Center for the Performing Arts will open in September 2019, with a grand opening celebration to coincide with the beginning of the theatre’s 2019/2020 Mainstage season. 

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Asheville Humane Society Announces Tracy Elliott’s Departure

Asheville Humane Society announces that their executive director, Tracy Elliott, has resigned from his position, effective February 15. Last month, Elliott informed the organization and its supporters of his planned departure. Personal matters are calling him to be closer to his parents in the Midwest, and Elliott has accepted the position of President at the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago.

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LOCAL FILMMAKERS BRING NEW TWIST TO STEPHEN KING CLASSIC

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Filmmakers Jennifer Trudrung and Polly Schattel breathe new life into the classic short story “Here There Be Tygers” by shooting their own female-driven variation locally in Asheville, N.C. as part of horror writer Stephen King’s Dollar Baby program.

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Asheville Symphony Announces 10-Day Lineup for 2019 Asheville Amadeus

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The Asheville Symphony is pleased to announce the event lineup for the 2019 Asheville Amadeus festival, a 10-day multi-genre Mozart-inspired event fit for all tastes and ages. Kicking off on Friday, March 15 and ending with a bang on Sunday, March 24, the festival spans multiple Asheville venues, features collaborations with local favorites like Burial Beer Co. and joins forces with all-star musicians such as Gov’t Mule front man and GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, producer and revered guitarist Warren Haynes.

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Asheville Symphony welcomes Orion Weiss, Shai Wosner for dazzling Piano Recital

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On Friday, March 8, Asheville Symphony welcomes star pianists Orion Weiss and Shai Wosner for a dazzling piano recital of works for two pianos or four hands at Central United Methodist Church in downtown Asheville. The performance begins at 8 p.m.

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Love Roux to the Moon & Back

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Show your sweetheart that you love them to the moon & back!  Join Roux in Biltmore Park for “Love Roux to the Moon,” a special Valentine’s Day dinner Feb. 14-16, prepared by South Asheville’s famed chef Randy Dunn. 

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Eurisko Beer Co. Celebrates Twin Peaks Day

Eurisko Beer Co. commemorates the day Agent Dale Cooper first crossed the border into the wonderful and strange town of Twin Peaks, on Sunday, February 24 beginning at 11:30 a.m. The brewery plays host to a full day of special events celebrating David Lynch’s surrealist take on the dark underbelly of small town Americana, featuring small-batch Eurisko beers inspired by the seminal T.V. series, including a one-off coffee variant of Kollabörator, a doppelbock conceived by Eurisko and The Whale.

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Sufferfest Beer Co. joins Sierra Nevada

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Sufferfest Beer Company of San Francisco, CA will join Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. of Chico, CA and Mills River, NC, the breweries announced on Monday. Sierra Nevada will acquire 100 percent of Sufferfest, which is the company’s first-ever acquisition. The breweries stated shared values, commitment to innovation, and common goals as the root of the partnership. 

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Asheville to Host First Drag Brunch to Support Homeless

Asheville Drag Brunch will host its first Local Celebrity Drag Brunch on Sunday, March 10 at 1 p.m. at Bebette’s Café in Asheville to raise funds for the homeless. One ticket buys brunch which includes coffee, beignets, cheese grits, vegetable egg casserole, sausage, and breakfast potatoes, and also includes the drag show.  Profits from this show benefit the local charity BeLoved Asheville as they help Asheville's homeless people year-round.  Upcoming brunches will benefit additional local charities.  Tickets are on sale now at www.AshevilleDragBrunch.com

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Hi-Wire Brewing Announces Plans for Knoxville, TN Taproom

Continuous and strategic growth has been imperative to the overall success of Asheville, North Carolina’s Hi-Wire Brewing. Established in 2013, Hi-Wire has expanded its distribution footprint to over 6 states and is proud to announce it will be opening its fourth retail taproom in Knoxville, Tennessee in summer 2019.

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