Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan just came out with a book of her own. It’s about The Great Gatsby, which Corrigan describes as "the novel that unites us if we’ve been to high school in America.”
Another big, but chilly weekend has arrived and there is plenty of things to do that will warm your heart. Tony Kiss takes a look at some of what's happening, including tickets on sale for a couple of legendary artists who will make their way to Western North Carolina early next year.
The creator, producer, and host of Thistle and Shamrock, Fiona Ritchie and former President of Warren Wilson College and founder of the Swannanoa Gathering on the college campus, Doug Orr, have written a new book, Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia. The book tells the story of how the music of Scotland and Ireland found its way to America. They spoke with David Hurand…..
On the next Friday @2 live performance from our studios, we host musicians from Pan Harmonia. Flutist Kate Steinbeck and pianist Ivan Seng will bring us a program of transcriptions; songs from Claude Debussy, Polish folk songs arranged by Jon Jeffrey Grier, and a new work written for Kate by Dana Wilson.
Please join us for music for flute and piano with Pan Harmonia live from our studios Friday at 2.
An opening Reception greets the weekend. November 7th, 5:00-8:00 pm at Pink Dog Creative Gallery in Asheville's River Arts District. Rob Amberg: ShatterZone. The exhibition of Rob Amberg photographs runs through January 11th. Also this weekend.
Halloween weekend has arrived and there's plenty to do. The Avett Brothers are at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville for two nights and Taj Mahal makes an intimate club appearance too. Maria Muldaur is at the Grey Eagle Tuesday. Conversations with David Holt is on tap at Blue Ridge Community College Bo Thomas Auditorium November 5th. The Cinema Film Festival arrives mid week and there are several new releases of interest at area theaters. High on Tony's list, St. Vincent starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy and NightCrawler starring Mr. Jake Gyllenhaal. Check it out.
Halloween is still a week away, but the ghouls and goblins are already out and about. Tony is frightfully delightful with tips and suggestions for the week leading up to Oct. 31. High on his list of scary options, Pinhead's Graveyard and the return of the Rocky Horror Picture Show to Asheville. There are several new movies in the area including John Wick. starring Keanu Reeves. and St. Vincent, starring Bill Murray.
On the next Friday @2, we welcome the Opal String Quartet to our studios. The Opal is playing concerts around Western North Carolina in the next few days, and they'll give us a preview. They'll bring us a quartet by Johannes Brahms as well as a brand new work by local composer Tim Winter.
Please join us when the Opal String Quartet plays in our studios on the next Friday@2.