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.
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.
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
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.