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4:20 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Friday @2: The Opal String Quartet

  On the next Friday @2, we welcome the Opal String Quartet to our studios.  The Opal is playing concerts around Western North Carolina in the next few days, and they'll give us a preview.  They'll bring us a quartet by Johannes Brahms as well as a brand new work by local composer Tim Winter.

Please join us when  the Opal String Quartet plays in our studios on the next Friday@2.

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Arts and Culture
8:27 am
Fri October 17, 2014

This Weekend in WNC: Friday, Oct. 17

This week, Tony’s out of town, so WCQS Morning Edition host Greta Johnsen sat down with Asheville Citizen-Times entertainment reporter Carol Motsinger about her picks for weekend fun.

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Arts and Culture
5:27 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

Thirteen breweries will be featured at October Fest on Coxe Avenue in downtown Asheville.  A major motion picture with two big stars has opened.  The Judge stars Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall and My Old Lady with Kevin Cline and Maggie Smith is still available.  David LaMotte has a book release party planned at White Horse Black Mt. and there's plenty of quality live theater to choose from.  Tony Kiss takes a look at some of the things happening in Western North Carolina.

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Arts and Culture
7:24 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Paula Poundstone just might be the losingest NPR News quiz panelist

Credit Phil Konstantin/Wikimedia Commons

Stand-up comedian Paula Poundstone is scheduled to perform in Asheville tonight.

These days, Poundstone is best known for her appearances as the skeptical panelist on NPR’s news quiz, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!. But she also does about 150 stand up shows a year.

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Arts and Culture
11:21 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

Another action packed weekend has arrived.  Thank goodness! The great Paul Winter takes the stage at Isis in West Asheville and  Lera Lynn performs at the Mothlight at Mr. Fred's Bar. The 47th Bascom Lamar Lunsford Minstrel of the Appalachians Festival takes place on the campus of Mars Hill University and there are a couple of new movies in the area, including My Old Lady, starring Maggie Smith and Kevin Cline.  The Adams Family takes the stage at Asheville Community Theater and Urinetown is  presented by Haywood Arts Regional Theater.

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Arts and Culture
4:00 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Friday @2: Bill Gerhardt & Mike Holstein Jazz

Join us this Friday afternoon for live jazz from our studios.  Pianist Bill Gerhardt and bassist Mike Holstein, have played together for years, and will play just for us on Friday @2.

Dick Kowal will be your host.

Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

Fall Festival season is officially underway.  It's time once again for  the annual Greek Festival.  Great food, music and dancing at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox  Church on Cumberland Avenue in Asheville.  In Cullowhee, Western Carolina University's  Mountain Heritage Day Festival is happening and the Music in the  Mountains  Folk Festival takes place in Burnsville. 

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Arts and Culture
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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