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2:02 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Happy Birthday, Morning Edition!

To celebrate Morning Edition's 35th birthday, BJ Leiderman tells the story of how an aspiring dropout's jingles led to the song most of us wake up to. (Did you know there were even lyrics?)

35 years ago today, NPR aired Morning Edition for the first time.

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Arts and Culture
11:04 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

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.

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

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

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.

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Arts and Culture
4:20 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Friday @2: The Opal String Quartet

  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.

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Arts and Culture
8:27 am
Fri October 17, 2014

This Weekend in WNC: Friday, Oct. 17

This week, Tony’s out of town, so WCQS Morning Edition host Greta Johnsen sat down with Asheville Citizen-Times entertainment reporter Carol Motsinger about her picks for weekend fun.

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Arts and Culture
5:27 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

Thirteen breweries will be featured at October Fest on Coxe Avenue in downtown Asheville.  A major motion picture with two big stars has opened.  The Judge stars Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall and My Old Lady with Kevin Cline and Maggie Smith is still available.  David LaMotte has a book release party planned at White Horse Black Mt. and there's plenty of quality live theater to choose from.  Tony Kiss takes a look at some of the things happening in Western North Carolina.

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Arts and Culture
7:24 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Paula Poundstone just might be the losingest NPR News quiz panelist

Credit Phil Konstantin/Wikimedia Commons

Stand-up comedian Paula Poundstone is scheduled to perform in Asheville tonight.

These days, Poundstone is best known for her appearances as the skeptical panelist on NPR’s news quiz, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!. But she also does about 150 stand up shows a year.

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Arts and Culture
11:21 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

Another action packed weekend has arrived.  Thank goodness! The great Paul Winter takes the stage at Isis in West Asheville and  Lera Lynn performs at the Mothlight at Mr. Fred's Bar. The 47th Bascom Lamar Lunsford Minstrel of the Appalachians Festival takes place on the campus of Mars Hill University and there are a couple of new movies in the area, including My Old Lady, starring Maggie Smith and Kevin Cline.  The Adams Family takes the stage at Asheville Community Theater and Urinetown is  presented by Haywood Arts Regional Theater.

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Arts and Culture
4:00 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Friday @2: Bill Gerhardt & Mike Holstein Jazz

Join us this Friday afternoon for live jazz from our studios.  Pianist Bill Gerhardt and bassist Mike Holstein, have played together for years, and will play just for us on Friday @2.

Dick Kowal will be your host.

Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

Fall Festival season is officially underway.  It's time once again for  the annual Greek Festival.  Great food, music and dancing at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox  Church on Cumberland Avenue in Asheville.  In Cullowhee, Western Carolina University's  Mountain Heritage Day Festival is happening and the Music in the  Mountains  Folk Festival takes place in Burnsville. 

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