St. Patrick's Day is coming and Tony is in a celebratory mood. Also high on Tony's agenda, the first Asheville Amadeus Festival. If your hungry, the Food Truck Showdown is scheduled to take place Saturday 3/14 in the parking lot adjacent to the Masonic Temple. The music scene welcomes a couple of long time rockers, Eddie Money plays the U.S. Cellular Center and Styx performs at Harrah's Cherokee Casino.
The Brevard Music Center's new season is still a few months away, but you can hear musicians from the renowned institute and festival playing (and singing) live in our studios on the next Friday @2.
Friday's program will feature Soprello - a musical collaboration between BMC cellist Alistair MacRae and soprano Allison Pohl - as well as faculty member Dilshad Posnock, flute, and Jason Posnock, violinist and Director of Artistic Planning & Educational Programs.
Thank goodness, the weekend has arrived. Tony is looking forward to the return of Webb Wilder "the last of the full grown men" to the area. Wilder hits the stage at Isis tonight (2/27). Also tonight, Solas performs Shamrock City at Diana Wortham Theater. There are plenty of Oscar nominated and Oscar winners on the big screen at area movie theaters, American Sniper, Birdman, The Imitation Game, Selma, Still Alice, and the Theory of Eveything. A couple of new arrivals of note, Focus with Will Smith and Mr. Turner. Kick the winter blues and celebrate the weekend.
Winter is expected to loosen its grip on Western North Carolina. If you suffer from Cabin Fever, Tony Kiss says there's plenty of things happening that will brighten your weekend. High on Tony's list; The Three Davids at Diana Wortham Theater. David Holt, David LaMotte, and David Wilcox combine their individual talent for what should be an amazing evening of music and much more. The 20th Annual Blue Grass 1st Class takes place at the Crown Plaza Resort in Asheville. Rock n Rollers Heart take the
Listen Friday for our next live performance from the WCQS studios on "Friday @2." Members of Pan Harmonia will join Dick Kowal in the studio to perform works by Beethoven, Saint-Saens and Belgian composer Joseph Jongen. Flutist Kate Steinbeck, bassoonist Rosalind Buda and pianist Ivan Seng will bring their own insights into music both new and familiar.
Join us Friday @ 2 for live music from Pan Harmonia on WCQS.
A cold weekend weather wise, but the arts and culture scene continues to be hot. Lovers may celebrate Valentines Day with the music of Patsy Cline performed by Sweet Dreamers at the Altamont Theater. Arlo Guthrie is in town for two nights at Diana Wortham Theater. Also at the DWT (2/13) at 6:30, Sing Together: Freedom Songs and Spirituals with Becky Stone and Jim and Beth Magill.
Listen Tuesday morning at 10 and Thursday evening at 8 for our broadcast of the Asheville Symphony's January 17th concert. The program includes a performance of one of the most famous works in the repertoire, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Also featured is the winning performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto by Kyung Ah Oh, and the Overture to Sicilian Vespers by Giuseppe Verdi.
A bit of Broadway comes to Greenville, South Carolina. The Tony and Grammy-winning musical "Wicked" runs through February 15th at the Peace Center. The late, great Bob Marley would have been 70 this weekend. The music of the Reggae legend will be featured February 6th at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall. Jim Arrendell and his band will perform Marley classics. The progressive rock band Umphrey's McGee performs at the U.S. Cellular Center February 7th and Sheila Kay Adams and the Scofflaws will perform and tell stories at White Horse Black Mountain in Black Mountain February 7th.
A Chamber music benefit concert, comedy, country rock, plenty of live theater, and much more around our region this weekend. Tony Kiss reports the Opal String Quartet will perform Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Asheville. Its a benefit to help fund improvements at the Edwin Place building. Comic Red Grant will perform at the Crown Plaza Expo Center and Joe Lasher Jr. and his band play at New Mountain Avl, both shows 1/3/14. Live theater offers 50 Shades! The Musical Parody 1/31 at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival headlines the weekend entertainment scene. Random Acts of Fringe will take place at a variety of locations in downtown Asheville. The Kiss Country Winter Jam will take place at the Orange Peel. It's a benefit for Mission Chldren's Hospital and Jazz Master Sheila Jordan performs at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall. Pan Harmonia performs at White Horse Black Mountain Friday night 91/23/15). The Classical ensemble has been together for more than a dozen years. David Holt and the Lightening Bolts take the st