Listen this week for two broadcasts of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra's February 8th concert. You can hear the concert,Tuesday morning at 10 when Dick Kowal will be your host, and again Thursday evening at 8 when Chip Kaufmann hosts.
On the concert program is Tchaikovsky's Suite from Swan Lake Ballet and Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto with soloist Elena Urioste. Also featured is Muertes del angel by Osvaldo Golijov and Pavanne pour une infante defunte by Maurice Ravel.
It's a big weekend for basketball. The Southern Conference Men's and Women's basketball tournament is in Asheville. Games are being played at the Kimmel Arena on the campus of UNC Asheville and at the US Cellular Civic Center. In addition to lots of hoop action there is plenty of live music, theater, and a number of Oscar winning movies on the big screen. Tony Kiss has some of what's happening in Western North Carolina....
The author of the well-known Bones series has teamed up with her son to write another book in a series of young adult thrillers. "I like to describe us as the #1 mother-son YA thriller forensic science writing team in America,” laughs Brendan Reichs.
Brendan says he and his mother Kathy came up with the idea for Virals series when Kathy saw how many young women would come to readings for the Bones books.
It's a big weekend for fans of film. The Academy Awards ceremony will be broadcast Sunday night. Many of the nominated films are still being screened at area theaters. The Fine Arts Theater has two critically acclaimed films, Omar, and a Japanese animated film, The Wind Rises. Omar is billed as a tense thriller about betrayal, suspected and real, in the Occupied Territories. The Wind Rises is the latest from Director Hayao Miyazaki. It's an animated look at the life of the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.
Tony Kiss says there's lots of live theater happening in the area. Among the offerings, Cabaret hits the stage at ACT and Rounding Third continues at North Carolina Stage Company. The very talented trio of Sutton, Holt, and Coleman honor the late great Doc Watson at Diana Wortham Theater. Tony nominee Norm Lewis takes the stage in a benefit performance for Diana Wortham Theater. There are also a couple of interesting film offerings, The Monuments Men has opened and Academy Award nominated short films are on the big screen.
The UNC Asheville Human Rights Film Festival gets underwary next Monday (1/27). David Hurand spoke with University Carol G. Belk Distinguished Human Rights Professor Mark Gibney about his most recent book, Watching Human Rights: The 101 Best Films.
Segment one of two part interview with University of North Carolina Asheville Carol G. Belk Distinguished Professor in Humanities Mark Gibney.
The Oscar nominations are in and many of the top films are on the big screen at area theaters. Tony Kiss offers his list of movies to see and live theater. Plus, Eisenhower Dance takes the stage at Diana Wortham Theater.
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.