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Flood Gallery and Fine Arts Center Re-opens in Swannanoa Valley

RED connie bostic

The Flood Gallery Fine Arts Center has moved from the River Arts District and re-opens September 17th at 2160 Hwy 70 near Swannanoa with an opening reception of Connie Bostic’s Art from 3pm to 9pm, performances by Ash Devine and other local singer song writers, and readings by authors of the Black Mountain Press. RED will be on display until October 30th. 

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Grey Eagle Evening of Comedy with Matt Fernandez

matt fernandez

The Grey Eagle presents an Evening of Comedy, Sunday, August 21, featuring nationally known comedian Matt Fernandez and guest appearances by local comics Rigel Pawlak, Nick Taylor and Zane Mitchell. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show. Showtime is 7 pm.

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Jeff Thompson Trio Hits Altamonte Theatre Sept 3rd

jeff thompson trio

Jeff Thompson's Giving Trio returns to Asheville for a wild and enchanted evening at The Altamont Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 3. 

If you have seen these guys before, you know they don't just put on a show. It's more like gourmet food for the ears and eyes. Take a few cups of Thompson's stellar lyrics, four octave vocal range, dextrous guitar work, and theatrical stage presence, blend with Aaron Price's delectable vocal harmonies and virtuosic keyboard work, sprinkle in James Kylen's masterful drum and percussion work, and you've got a five star meal. 

Be prepared to be treated to an evening of not only some of the most catchy and sophisticated jazz/pop/soul in the region, but to a gorgeous and creative stage set. Thompson, three time winner of a "Best of WNC" award in the singer songwriter category, also has a history in performance poetry and professional theatre, and likes to "to think of the whole show as a piece of art, from beginning to end. No wasted moments." (Performing Songwriter Magazine)

Special guests will be joining the core trio on stage, as per usual. Expect some of the area's finest musicians, poets, and other creatives to join them onstage. Nothing is unimaginable with this band.

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The Rebirth Of A Dinner Show

isis dinner show

A beautiful renaissance is taking place across the nation – a rediscovery of our past.

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Erica Russo To Release Third Full Length Album

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Asheville-based indie-folk artist Erica Russo will celebrate the release of her third, full-length album, Honey, on August 20, 2016 at the Mothlight in West Asheville. The record is being released on the new Asheville-based record label and arts collective Eternal Mind Records. The dreamy 11-track album was self-recorded and self-produced in Russo’s practice studio in Asheville’s River Arts District as well as in a remote cabin in Alexander, NC. Russo’s newest work represents a hauntingly melodic sound that combines her singularly dreamy style of folk with grittier, indie-pop sensibilities. The singer-songwriter, along with her band, will tour the U.S. extensively this August, and Russo will embark on a European solo tour this fall in support of the new record.

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Asheville Based Web Series To Release Season 2 in September

transplanting season 2

FIRST SEASON TO BE DISTRIBUTED ONLINE BY U.S. TELEVISION NETWORK LAFF TV

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43rd LEAF Festival Lineup Announcement

fall leaf festival

To the dreamers, wanderers and believers of infinite possibility, LEAF is excited to unveil the lineup of performing artists for the Fall 2016 LEAF Festival, taking place October 20-23, 2016 near Asheville at the majestic Lake Eden in Black Mountain, NC. We invite you explore a ‘Carnival of Wonder’ with performances by Balkan Beat Box, Beats Antique, Squirrel Nut Zippers and many more! Be prepared for performances that will ignite your imagination with a family adventure you will remember forever. Tickets are available at www.theLEAF.org/tickets. Children 10 years and under are FREE.

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SeatWeavers’ Guild 9th Annual Gathering Comes to The Folk Art Center

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The 9th Annual Gathering of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc. brings the craft of chair caning to the Folk Art Center July 29-31. Asheville’s Silver River Center for Chair Caning is hosting the conference and will be having an Open House at the chair museum in CURVE Studios & Garden on Friday July 29 from 10am-6pm.

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An Evening of Comedy with Brian Posehn at The Grey Eagle

Brian Posehn

Comedian/actor/writer Brian Posehn always has a full plate in front of him. He is constantly touring as a stand-up comedian in the best comedy clubs and rock venues in the country. He just released his first hour long special, The Fartist through Netflix. Brian is currently writing Deadpool for Marvel Comics. He has a popular podcast, Nerd Poker on the Earwolf Network.

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Billy Jonas Band Family Show July 24th

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The Billy Jonas Band is bringing their creative, interactive and soul-inspiring family show to The White Horse in Black Mountain, NC on Sunday July 24th at 3pm. In their “funky folk music show for the whole family,” the band creates a collaborative musical experience, a "neo-tribal hootenanny" featuring original "voice and percussion"-based songs with a generous dose of audience participation.

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