Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture
9:44 am
Sat November 30, 2013

Local authors join Malaprop's for Small Business Saturday

 

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.

Here's a list of the books Linda recommends:

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Arts and Culture
8:40 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss Asheville Citizen Times

The Asheville Holiday Parade, lots of theater, and a couple of new movies top Tony's list of things to do.

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Arts and Culture
7:36 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Local author Tommy Hays' new book explores grief, family in Asheville

Tommy Hays will read from and sign copies of What I Came to Tell You Nov. 23 at 3 pm at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.

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Arts and Culture
6:10 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Asheville Resident Honored with NC Award

John Cram is receiving the state's highest civilian honor this week, the North Carolina Award for Fine Arts.
Credit Erin Brethauer, Asheville Citizen-Times / ebrethau@citizen-times.com

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.

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Arts and Culture
1:11 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Friday at 2: A French Feast for Winds

Kate Steinbeck, Director of Pan-Harmonia

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.

Dick Kowal will be your host Friday at 2.

http://www.pan-harmonia.org

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Arts and Culture
12:39 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

National Day of Listening - Nov. 29, 2013

The National Day of Listening is a day to honor a loved one through listening.

November 29, 2013 marks the 5th anniversary of the National Day of Listening. The National Day of Listening is a day to honor a loved one through listening. It's the least expensive but most meaningful gift you can give this holiday season. You can choose to record a story with anyone you know. Learn more.

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

The Asheville Symphony Orchestra concert at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium tops Tony's list of things to do. Also high on his agenda,  singer Amy Grant performs at the University of North Carolina Asheville and  there's a CD release party to benefit Manna Food Bank.  Guitarist Johnny Marr performs at the Orange Peel, and comedian Joe Zimmerman takes the stage for two nights of  humor.  The highly anticipated French film Blue is the Warmest Color is on the big screen.  Lots to do, so little time.

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Arts and Culture
6:04 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Not Your Grandmother's Scrabble

Friendly reminders.
Credit Greta Johnsen / WCQS

It’s 8:30 on a Saturday morning, and the main room of the Asheville Senior Center is buzzing with conversation. People are walking in, carrying the cymbal bags that drummers use, greeting one another like they’re long lost friends.

No, it’s not a drumming circle, though that’s perhaps just as likely in Asheville.

This is the 2013 Asheville Scrabble Tournament, and it’s serious stuff.

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Arts and Culture
3:45 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Friday at 2: The Lovestruck Suckers

This Friday at 2 join us for another program from our performance studio as Lovestruck Suckers join Dick Kowal to play and talk about their music.  Made up of singer-songwritier Silas Durocher and members of the Opal String Quartet (Mariya Potapova, violin; Kara Poorbaugh, viola, and Franklin Keel, cello) Lovestruck Suckers' music explores themes such as heartbreak, love, and how to find beauty and motivation in a capricious world.

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