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5:47 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Music for Winds and Guitar Friday @2

Listen this Friday at 2pm when members of Pan Harmonia bring us music for winds and guitar. Flutist Kate Steinbeck, bassoonist Rosalind Buda and guitarist Amy Brusch will perform live in our studios and bring us music by Tom Febonio, Frederick Holm and others...an unexpected dreamscape...ethereal, transcendent, and grooving...

That's Friday @2, members of Pan Harmonia with Music for Winds and Guitar. Dick Kowal will be your host.

Arts and Culture
3:56 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

ASO on WCQS

Credit Asheville Symphony Orchestra

Listen this week for two broadcasts of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra's February 8th concert. You can hear the concert,Tuesday morning at 10 when Dick Kowal will be your host, and again Thursday evening at 8 when Chip Kaufmann hosts.

On the concert program is  Tchaikovsky's Suite from Swan Lake Ballet and Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto with soloist Elena Urioste. Also featured is Muertes del angel by Osvaldo Golijov and Pavanne pour une infante defunte by Maurice Ravel.

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Arts and Culture
10:16 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

It's a big weekend for basketball.  The Southern Conference Men's and Women's basketball tournament is in Asheville.  Games are being played at the Kimmel Arena on the campus of UNC Asheville and at the US Cellular Civic Center.  In addition to lots of hoop action there is  plenty of live music, theater, and a number of  Oscar winning movies on the big screen.  Tony Kiss has some of what's happening in Western North Carolina....

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Arts and Culture
8:40 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Mother-son writing team brings YA thriller to Asheville

Kathy and Brendan Reichs will be at Malaprop’s bookstore this evening at 5:30 to read from, and sign copies of, their books.

The author of the well-known Bones series has teamed up with her son to write another book in a series of young adult thrillers. "I like to describe us as the #1 mother-son YA thriller forensic science writing team in America,” laughs Brendan Reichs. 

Brendan says he and his mother Kathy came up with the idea for Virals series when Kathy saw how many young women would come to readings for the Bones books.

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

It's a big weekend for fans of film.  The  Academy Awards ceremony will be broadcast Sunday night. Many of the nominated films are still being screened at area theaters.   The Fine Arts Theater has two critically acclaimed films,  Omar,  and a Japanese animated film, The Wind Rises.  Omar is billed as a tense thriller about betrayal, suspected and real,  in the Occupied Territories.   The Wind Rises is the latest from Director Hayao Miyazaki.  It's an animated look at the life of the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.  

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

The weekend has rolled around and Tony Kiss is out and about checking it out.  It's time for his weekly chat with David Hurand

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Arts and Culture
10:37 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony K

Tony Kiss says there's lots of live theater happening in the area.   Among the offerings,   Cabaret hits the stage at ACT and  Rounding Third continues at North Carolina Stage Company. The very talented trio of Sutton, Holt, and Coleman honor the late great Doc Watson at Diana Wortham Theater.  Tony nominee Norm Lewis takes the stage in a benefit performance for Diana Wortham Theater.  There are also a couple of interesting film offerings, The Monuments Men has opened and Academy Award nominated short films are on the big screen.

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

Tony Kiss is looking forward to beer and pretzels along with lots of live theater and a variety of outstanding musical performances in the region. 

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Arts and Culture
8:07 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Watching Human Rights: 101 Best Films

The  UNC Asheville Human Rights Film Festival gets underwary next  Monday (1/27).  David Hurand spoke with University Carol G. Belk Distinguished Human Rights Professor Mark Gibney about his most recent book, Watching Human Rights:  The 101 Best Films.

Segment one of two part interview with University of North Carolina Asheville Carol G. Belk Distinguished Professor in Humanities Mark Gibney. 

Segment Two:

Full length interview with Professor Gibney

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Arts and Culture
4:34 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

The Oscar nominations are in and many of the top films are on the big screen at area theaters.  Tony Kiss offers his list of movies to see and live theater.  Plus,   Eisenhower Dance takes the stage at Diana Wortham Theater.

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