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8:35 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

It's a holiday weekend.  Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of  May to honor those who died serving the nation in the United States military.  It's also seen as the launching pad for the summer season.  On Memorial Day, in the early afternoon, a ceremony honoring those who died while serving will take place in downtown Asheville at Roger McGuire Green. 

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Arts and Culture
6:09 am
Sat May 17, 2014

Peter Sagal imparts pretend-wisdom to Warren Wilson College grads

  172 graduates from Warren Wilson College will receive their bachelor’s degrees today. Delivering the commencement address is Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

 

“There are really only two ways, roughly speaking, to be invited to be a commencement speaker," Sagal said.

 

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Arts and Culture
11:44 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

It's a sell out!  LEAF dominates the local music scene this weekend but there's  lots more going on around Western North Carolina.  The Asheville Symphony takes the stage, there's magic in the air, lots of theater offerings, and several new movies.  Tony has it all.

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Arts and Culture
6:00 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Francine Prose novel blends fact, fiction

Credit Brassai / Cleveland Museum of Art

Author Francine prose has written seven nonfiction books, three short story collections, and 17 novels. But she says her most recent book, Lovers at the Chameleon Club Paris 1932, was one of the most difficult stories she's ever written.

“The book really began when I saw a photograph by the great Hungarian French photographer Brassai," Prose said. "It was a picture of two women in a bar. I had seen this photo before-- it’s an iconic photo, but I had never known anything about it.”

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Arts and Culture
11:48 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

The Biltmore Estate has announced  its' summer concert series  lineup and Tony Kiss has the details.   On the big screen, Spider Man is back. 

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Arts and Culture
7:56 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Nerds abound at Moogfest

It’s day three of Moogfest in Asheville.

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Arts and Culture
8:02 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Moogfest Music on Morning Edition

Here's a list of all the Moogfest music you heard this morning on Morning Edition:

  • 6:19 RJD2, All For U
  • 6:39 Bernie Worrell, Get Your Hands Off
  • 6:49 Chic, Good Times
  • 6:59 Blondes, Elise
  • 7:09 Adult., Night Life
  • 7:19 Art Department, What Does It Sound Like
  • 7:39 Dan Deacon, Of the Mountains
  • 7:49 Keith Emerson, Living in the Past
  • 7:59 Com Truise, Brokendate
Arts and Culture
6:11 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Moogfest celebrates synthesis of tech, creativity

 

Moogfest starts today in downtown Asheville.

The five-day event includes more than 100 musicians. But this year, the festival also features 90 panelists, numerous interactive art exhibits, and sound installations throughout town, from the Orange Peel to Pack Place to the Moog Music factory itself.

Brand Director Emmy Parker says Moogfest 2014 will be unique not just for Asheville, but also for the event industry in general.

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Arts and Culture
8:43 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

Tony is looking ahead to next Wednesday and the opening of MoogFest, April 23-27 in Asheville.  But this  weekend Earth Day will be celebrated on Lexington Avenue and Highland Brewing marks its' 20th anniversary. This weekend also serves to recognize independent "Record" stores and there are lots of new movies in area theaters and the Asheville Tourists are back at McCormick field for a big weekend of baseball.

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