Arts and Culture

WCQS is thrilled to welcome The Moth to Asheville. The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it.

Tony Kiss
Asheville Citizen-Times

Music, dance, baseball, theater, movies, and everything organic are among the offerings this weekend.  Shindig on the Green takes place Saturday night (8/29) in downtown Asheville at  Pack Square Park's Roger McGuire Green.  Musicians and dancers  perform on the stage named for the founder of the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, Bascom Lamar Lunsford. Its the next to the last weekend for Shindig.

Join us Friday @2 for live jazz from our studios as we host pianist Bill Bares and trombonist Rick Simerly. These two musicians will perform soon at White Horse Black Mountain as part of the monthly series called “Take Two,” but Friday afternoon they’ll play just for us.

 Dr. William Bares teaches Jazz at  UNC-A. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College, a Masters degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Miami, and a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Harvard University, where he studied with Ingrid Monson, the Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music. 

Tony Kiss
Asheville Citizen-Times

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts take the stage at Harrah's Cherokee Event Center (August 21st) at 9.  The Biltmore Concert Series continues with Bruce Hornsby and his band the Noisemakers along with Blues Tr

Tim Warner of Asheville is a consulting engineer.  Many of his clients are area radio stations.  Over the years Tim  has helped stations better serve their communities.  We learned today that Tim is also a long time Weekend Edition Sunday Puzzle player.  This morning  he was the featured contestant, and he aced the puzzle without any help from host Rachel Martin or Puzzle Master Will Shortz. 

On the next Friday @2, we are joined in our studios by pianist Andrew Tyson. Andrew is a native of North Carolina, and studied at Curtis Institute and the Juilliard School. He has since received an Avery Fischer Career Grant, and performed with orchestras throughout the United States and Europe.

Andrew will perform Friday evening for the Haywood County Arts Council as part of their Young Artist Series, but on the next Friday @2, he’ll join Dick Kowal to play and discuss music live in our studios.

That’s pianist Andrew Tyson on the next Friday @2.

Asheville native Miranda Richmond Mouillot is the author of A Fifty Year Silence:  Love, War, and a Ruined House in France.  The book is the compelling story of her search for the truth about how her grandparents, Anna and Armand, survived the holocaust and World War II but lost their marriage.  Miranda Richmond Mouillot will read from and sign copies of her book at Malaprops Book Store in downtown Asheville Sunday (8/9) at 5.  She spoke with David Hurand.

Tony Kiss
Asheville Citizen-Times

The 88th annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival is underway in downtown Asheville. Musicians and dancers from across the region and beyond will take the stage at Diana Wortham Theater for the joyous celebration of mountain culture.

Tony Kiss
Asheville Citizen-Times

The 43rd annual Biltmore Village Art and Crafts Fair takes place through Sunday August 2nd.  The creative work of 114 artists from 17 states will be on display on the grounds of the historic All Souls Cathedral in Biltmore Village.  LEAF Downtown takes place Saturday and Sunday (August 1-2). The festival  gets underway with a 5K run starting at the Vance Monument in the heart of downtown Asheville at 9 am August 1 and the music to follow is top notch.

Friday @2: Amici Music

Jul 29, 2015

Listen Friday at 2 for another live broadcast from our studios.  Our friends from Amici Music will give us a preview of their concerts happening in Western North Carolina over the next few days.

Violinist Rachel Patrick, clarinetist Matthew Boyles, and pianist Daniel Weiser will join Dick Kowal in the studio to perform live and discuss their program.

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