The Asheville Tourists are in town and the Asheville Symphony Orchestra is ready for another stellar performance. There is also a myriad of live theater productions to consider and a couple of new films have arrived. Tony Kiss takes a look at some of what's happening in Western North Carolina.
The World's Greatest Rock n Roll band has announced its hitting the road again. The Rolling Stones have scheduled dates in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia beginning in May. Tony Kiss drops in for a look at what's happening in the region, including the return of an important local player in the acoustic, singer song writer scene that began in the 1970s, Andy Cohen.
Another weekend with a myriad of entertainment offerings has arrived. High on Tony's list, prize winning Choreographer Kyle Abraham and his dance company, Abraham in Motion. The New York based company preforms at Diana Wortham Theater March 24th and 25th. The company will perform "When the Wolves Came in" which was inspired by the music of jazz drummer Max Roach. The Asheville Amadeus Festival continues through Sunday 3/22.
The more than 45 year career of Western North Carolina performance story-teller Connie Regan-Blake will be documented and stored at the Library of Congress. David Hurand spoke with Connie Regan-Blake about her most recent honor.
St. Patrick's Day is coming and Tony is in a celebratory mood. Also high on Tony's agenda, the first Asheville Amadeus Festival. If your hungry, the Food Truck Showdown is scheduled to take place Saturday 3/14 in the parking lot adjacent to the Masonic Temple. The music scene welcomes a couple of long time rockers, Eddie Money plays the U.S. Cellular Center and Styx performs at Harrah's Cherokee Casino.
The Brevard Music Center's new season is still a few months away, but you can hear musicians from the renowned institute and festival playing (and singing) live in our studios on the next Friday @2.
Friday's program will feature Soprello - a musical collaboration between BMC cellist Alistair MacRae and soprano Allison Pohl - as well as faculty member Dilshad Posnock, flute, and Jason Posnock, violinist and Director of Artistic Planning & Educational Programs.
Thank goodness, the weekend has arrived. Tony is looking forward to the return of Webb Wilder "the last of the full grown men" to the area. Wilder hits the stage at Isis tonight (2/27). Also tonight, Solas performs Shamrock City at Diana Wortham Theater. There are plenty of Oscar nominated and Oscar winners on the big screen at area movie theaters, American Sniper, Birdman, The Imitation Game, Selma, Still Alice, and the Theory of Eveything. A couple of new arrivals of note, Focus with Will Smith and Mr. Turner. Kick the winter blues and celebrate the weekend.
Winter is expected to loosen its grip on Western North Carolina. If you suffer from Cabin Fever, Tony Kiss says there's plenty of things happening that will brighten your weekend. High on Tony's list; The Three Davids at Diana Wortham Theater. David Holt, David LaMotte, and David Wilcox combine their individual talent for what should be an amazing evening of music and much more. The 20th Annual Blue Grass 1st Class takes place at the Crown Plaza Resort in Asheville. Rock n Rollers Heart take the
Listen Friday for our next live performance from the WCQS studios on "Friday @2." Members of Pan Harmonia will join Dick Kowal in the studio to perform works by Beethoven, Saint-Saens and Belgian composer Joseph Jongen. Flutist Kate Steinbeck, bassoonist Rosalind Buda and pianist Ivan Seng will bring their own insights into music both new and familiar.
Join us Friday @ 2 for live music from Pan Harmonia on WCQS.