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7:42 am
Thu May 14, 2015

Former UNC Coach, Assistant Bill Guthridge Dies at 77

Bill Guthridge was 80-28 as head coach at North Carolina from 1997 to 2000 and went to two Final Fours.
Dave Martin/Associated Press

Bill Guthridge, the longtime assistant to Dean Smith who succeeded him as North Carolina's head coach, has died. He was 77.

The school announced Wednesday that Guthridge died Tuesday night. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Guthridge spent three decades as an assistant to Smith, helping him bring national championships to Chapel Hill in 1982 and 1993.

When Smith retired as Division I's winningest men's coach shortly before the 1997-98 season, Guthridge was promoted to replace him, and he guided the Tar Heels to two Final Fours in three seasons.

Arts and Culture
8:55 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

The sold out Lake Eden Arts Festival,  LEAF takes place this weekend in Black Mountain.  Downtown Marshall plays host to Mama Mia!  The street festival features music, arts, and hands on workshops, noon to four May 9th.  The Whole Bloomin Thing Spring Frestival features locally grown plants, art, food, and music May 9th from 10-5 pm.

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Arts and Culture
9:40 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Friday @2: The Jason DeCristofaro Trio

Listen this afternoon at 2 for another live performance from our studios when Jason DeCristofaro, bassist Daniel Iannucci, and drummer Micah Thomas join Dick Kowal for Friday @2.

Jason is a jazz vibraphonist, teacher and composer. He just released two new recordings last week and he'll give us a sampling of both.

That's the Jason DeCristofaro Trio, this afternoon on Friday @2.

Arts and Culture
8:55 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Its time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with music, crafts, and cocktails.   Tickets are now on sale for  for the upcoming LEAF Festival. Speaking of tickets;  theline up for the  Biltmore Estate Summer Concert Series has been announced and tickets go on sale mid week.  

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Arts and Culture
8:55 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

Wonderful theater offerings this weekend: Asheville Lyric Opera presents West Side Story at Diana Wortham Theater, NC Stage Company and Montford Park Players partner for a Bard a Thon.  It's a fundraiser to benefit both organizations.  Asheville Community Theater presents A Streetcar Named Desire, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and  Hendersonville Little Theater presents Dreamgirls.  Minneapolis Guitar Quartet performs April 26th at First Congregational Church and singer songwriter Karla Bonoff returns to the Altamont in Asheville April 26th.  Tony takes a look at some of the happenings in WN

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Arts and Culture
11:32 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Tony Kiss Weekend Update: Play Ball!

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

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.

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Arts and Culture
8:55 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

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.

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Arts and Culture
8:50 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

Thank goodness, the weekend has arrived.  Tony Kiss takes a look at just a few of the things happening in the region this weekend and beyond. 

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Arts and Culture
10:20 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

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.

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Arts and Culture
5:39 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

WNC Story Teller Honored by Library of Congress

Local storyteller Connie Regan Blake

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. 

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