Tony Kiss stops by with news of some of the goings on in Western North Carolina, including the opening of the new Coen brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis, August: Osage County with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, and the return of Hercules. Inside Llewyn stars Oscar Isaac with Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan. The area club scene is also cooking with lots of music, including Steep Canyon Rangers and Sam Bush at the Orange Peel and White Horse Black Mt. celebrates its 5th anniversary with an all-star cast.
The man many consider the father of the American Studio Glass Movement has died. Harvey Littleton, who lived in Spruce Pine, was 91. Western Carolina University Ceramics Professor Joan Byrd studied with and was a friend. She spoke with David Hurand.
The Warren Haynes Christmas Jam benefiting Habitat for Humanity tops the entertainment calendar this weekend. The two night musical event is sold out but is also being offered on pay for view TV. There is also lots of Christmas theater and musical performances available and several new movies, including a benefit screening of a Yoga documentary. Tony has it all.
Tony Kiss has lots of entertainment tips. Many of his offerings are in the spirit of Christmas. There's plenty of live theater to choose from, a benefit for Shindig on the Green, and a couple of new, critically acclaimed movies.
Inspired by a call to action from author Sherman Alexie, nearly twenty local authors will join booksellers at Malaprop's to encourage the success of local, independent bookstores on this small business Saturday.
Malaprop's bookstore general manager Linda Barrett joined WCQS reporter Greta Johnsen to discuss some of the better-selling books this season.
A Western North Carolinian has been awarded the state's highest civilian honor. The North Carolina Award for Fine Arts was presented to John Cram of Asheville at a banquet in Durham. David Hurand spoke with John Cram about the award.
Join us Friday at 2 for another performance from our studios. This Friday, it's a French Feast for Winds with musicians from Pan-Harmonia. We'll hear colorful and seldom-heard works for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn by French composers Darius Milhaud, Vincent D'Indy, and Albert Roussel.