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8:35 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

Thank goodness another weekend has rolled around and Tony Kiss joins David Hurand for a look at the entertainment scene in Western North Carolina.   The weekend kicks off with some music as Asheville celebrates the final Downtown After 5 event of the year on Lexington Avenue.  Beer lovers can sample as many as 50 different craft beers at the annual BrewGrass Festival.  The event takes place at Memorial Stadium near historic  McCormick Field.  The Heritage Weekend celebration is happening at the Folk Art Center along the Blue Ridge P

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Arts and Culture
10:57 am
Wed September 17, 2014

One in a Million at the Orange Peel

One of the premier live music venues in the Southeast is on the verge of a major milestone.   The Orange Peel in Asheville expects to sell its’ one millionth concert ticket.  David Hurand spoke with the clubs' Marketing Director,  Liz Whalen Tallent.

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Arts and Culture
1:21 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Lady Spies in the Civil War

Writer Karen Abbott is in town Tuesday to discuss Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, her book about women who were spies during the Civil War. She'll be in conversation with local author Denise Kiernan, who wrote Girls Of Atomic City.

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Arts and Culture
11:00 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

NC Mountain State Fair is underway.  The fair runs 9/5-9/14 at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher. River Arts District Anything Goes, Everything Shows Art Show at the Courtyard Gallery and the Flood Fine Arts Center in the River Arts District starts 9/6 and runs through October 29th.  The New Belgium Brewing Clips Beer and Film Tour gets underway Friday night at Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park.  Tony has much more to say about the  entertainment scene, including lots of outstanding theater offerings and a couple of new and interesting movies....

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Arts and Culture
7:48 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Rob Delaney: 'I don't like whimsy'

It’s not every day that some snappy tweets can get you a book deal. But that’s exactly what happened with comedian Rob Delaney, who’s in town Friday for a book reading at Malaprop’s.

Most of Rob Delaney’s tweets can’t actually be read out loud on public radio. But they’re funny-- totally absurd, often dirty jokes that fit into 140 characters or less.

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Arts and Culture
5:58 am
Thu September 4, 2014

James Patterson promotes literacy, indie booksellers in WNC

To call James Patterson prolific is almost an understatement. The man has written more than 100 books in his career.

But instead of sticking to bookstore visits and signings, Patterson has decided to put his bestselling name behind local, independent bookstores and get young people excited about reading.

This weekend, Patterson is in Asheville to help promote a couple of different causes in Western North Carolina.

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

Monday is Labor Day.  Labor Day in the U.S.

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Arts and Culture
4:20 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Harvest Records: ten years of tastemaking

This weekend, Harvest Records is putting on Transfigurations II, a music festival to celebrate a milestone: ten years ago this month, two music-obsessed college grads decided to open a record store on a street filled with vacant storefronts and car repair shops.

This was three years after Napster had been shut down, but digital music definitely wasn’t going anywhere.

iTunes was selling singles like hotcakes.

And CD stores like Sam Goody and Tower Records were already a thing of the past.

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

The Downtown Independent Groove (DIG) kicks off the weekend with lots  of great music at clubs in downtown Asheville.  The rock band Boston performs at the Biltmore Estate and the Asheville Wine and Food Festival takes place at the U.S. Cellular Center.  There's also plenty of live theater to consider including The Odd Couple at HART and Sisters at Be Be Theater.  Shindig on the Green is always a great option.  There is one major new film to consider, Sin City:  A Dame to Kill For hits the big screen.  Tony Kiss has it all.  Have fun.

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Arts and Culture
5:51 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Adelaide Daniels Key Has Died

One of Western North Carolina’s major philanthropists has died. Adelaide Daniels Key was a member of the Daniels Family that once owned the Raleigh News and Observer.  Following the sale of the paper she started the Adelaide Worth Daniels Foundation.  She was an advocate for greater access to health care, education,  community building, and the arts.  She served as a member of the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina and as a member of the Board of Trustees at Western Carolina University.   Adelaide Daniels Key was 78. 

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