The Oscar nominations have been announced and many of the nominated films are on the big screen in our area. Tony Kiss drops by the talk about film, theater, and live music at area clubs. On stage at Harrah's Cherokee Casino, Greg Allman. In the weeks ahead the Casino also has on its bill Heart, Willie Nelson, and Loretta Lynn.
Fans of the PBS series "Downton Abbey" can see costumes from the show at the Biltmore House in Asheville.
Biltmore House will host an exhibition titled, "Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times," Feb. 5-May 25. The show will include more than 40 costumes from the television series.
Biltmore House was built in the 1890s for the Vanderbilt family. The Downton costumes will be displayed in groupings themed on events from the fictional show, with connections made to real life at the Vanderbilt estate during the same early 20th century era.
Listen Tuesday morning at 10 and Thursday evening at 8 for our broadcast of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra's November 22nd concert. The ASO performs Tchaikovsky's beloved Fourth Symphony, Machine by Jennifer Higdon and, what might be the highlight of the program, a concerto for two timpanists by James Oliverio. The work is performed by Asheville Symphony timpanist Todd Mueller and his mentor, Atlanta Symphony timpanist Mark Yancich. As you can see in the photo, each is armed with a multitude of drums! It's a sonic spectacular you'll likely not hear again!
The post Christmas weekend has arrived and with New Year's Eve on the horizon there is plenty to do in the region. Tony Kiss takes a look at many of the new films that have arrived at area theaters, the music scene, and live theater. Check it out.
It's a big weekend for new movies. Three highly anticipated films have arrived, The Imitation Game, Wild, and Unbroken. There's also plenty of live theater and lots of holiday related performances happening in the region. The Nutcracker will be performed at Diana Wortham Theater. Tony takes a look at some of what is happening in the area.
The 26th Warren Haynes Christmas Jam highlights the entertainment scene. Vince Gill tops the list of great musicians that will take the U.S Cellular Center stage( Saturday 12/13) with Asheville native and guitar wizard Warren Haynes. Warrens' band, Gov't Mule will also rock the room.
Tony Kiss drops in for a look at what's happening in Western North Carolina. High on Tony's list, the holiday theater scene. The Santaland Diaries open Thursday December 11th at Asheville Community Theater. Montford Park Players perform A Christmas Carol December 6th-23rd at Asheville Masonic Temple. Singer song writer John Gorka performs at Mountain Spirit Coffee House at the Unitarian Universalist Congressional of Asheville.
Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan just came out with a book of her own. It’s about The Great Gatsby, which Corrigan describes as "the novel that unites us if we’ve been to high school in America.”