Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture
8:50 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

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The 26th Warren Haynes Christmas Jam highlights the entertainment scene.  Vince Gill tops  the list of great musicians that  will take the U.S Cellular Center stage( Saturday 12/13) with Asheville native and guitar wizard Warren Haynes.  Warrens' band, Gov't Mule will also rock the room.

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
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Tony Kiss drops in for a look at what's happening in Western North Carolina.  High on Tony's list,  the holiday theater scene.  The Santaland Diaries open Thursday December 11th at Asheville Community Theater.  Montford Park Players perform A Christmas Carol December 6th-23rd at Asheville Masonic Temple.  Singer song writer John Gorka performs at Mountain Spirit Coffee House at the Unitarian Universalist Congressional of Asheville.

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Arts and Culture
8:50 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
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The 68th annual  Asheville Holiday Parade takes place Saturday in downtown Asheville.

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Arts and Culture
7:01 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Fresh Air Book Critic Maureen Corrigan Brings Gatsby to Asheville

Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan just came out with a book of her own. It’s about The Great Gatsby, which Corrigan describes as "the novel that unites us if we’ve been to high school in America.”

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Arts and Culture
4:34 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Asheville Symphony on WCQS

Update - 11/20/14: Due to tonight's special coverage from NPR of President Obama's address, WCQS will broadcast an abbreviated version of the ASO concert beginning at 9. The broadcast will include guest soloist Simone Dinnerstein's performance of Johannes Brahms' 1st Piano Concerto.

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Arts and Culture
3:22 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
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Another big, but chilly weekend has arrived and there is plenty of things to do that will warm your heart.  Tony Kiss takes a look at some of what's happening, including tickets on sale  for a couple of legendary artists who will make their way to Western North Carolina early next year.

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Arts and Culture
10:18 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage From Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia

The creator, producer, and host of Thistle and Shamrock, Fiona Ritchie and former President of Warren Wilson College and founder of the Swannanoa Gathering on the college campus, Doug Orr, have written a new book, Wayfaring Strangers:  The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia. The book tells the story of how  the music of Scotland and Ireland found its way to America.  They spoke with David Hurand…..

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Arts and Culture
2:24 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Friday @2: Pan Harmonia

On the next Friday @2 live performance from our studios, we host musicians from Pan Harmonia.  Flutist Kate Steinbeck and pianist Ivan Seng will bring us a program of transcriptions; songs from Claude Debussy, Polish folk songs arranged by Jon Jeffrey Grier, and a new work written for Kate by Dana Wilson.

Please join us for music for flute and piano with Pan Harmonia live from our studios Friday at 2.

    

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
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An opening Reception greets the weekend.   November 7th, 5:00-8:00 pm at Pink Dog Creative Gallery in Asheville's River Arts District.   Rob Amberg:  ShatterZone.  The exhibition of Rob Amberg photographs runs through January 11th.  Also this weekend.

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Arts and Culture
2:02 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Happy Birthday, Morning Edition!

To celebrate Morning Edition's 35th birthday, BJ Leiderman tells the story of how an aspiring dropout's jingles led to the song most of us wake up to. (Did you know there were even lyrics?)

35 years ago today, NPR aired Morning Edition for the first time.

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