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8:35 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Another big weekend of entrainment in Western North Carolina.  Downtown After 5 is back on Lexington Avenue.  While Rat Dog has canceled a future date in the area, a Greatful Dead tribute band is back in town.

There's Laugh Your Asheville is happening and there's lots of live theater to consider.  Tony Kiss takes a l00k at some of the very busy entertainment schedule in the area, including the latest film from writer/director Woody Allen.

Arts and Culture
7:40 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Edan Lepucki on doing your laundry at the end of the world

Author Edan Lepucki says a lot of dystopian, apocalyptic stories are aspirational; they’re epic, sweeping stories about heroes and salvation.

But Lepucki’s new novel, California, takes place on a smaller scale

“When you see people under pressure they’re often not their best selves,” Lepucki says.  

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

The hottest team in baseball isn't the Tampa Bay Rays, the Atlanta Braves, or the Detroit Tigers, it's the Asheville Tourists.  The Tourists are in town at historic McCormick for  a weekend series.  Flat Rock Play House has Miss Saigon, and there's a story to be heard at the Orange Peel.  Tony says there's a growing jazz scene n Western North Carolina and six new movies have arrived at area theaters, including a spy thriller

starring the late  Philip Seymour Hoffman.  That's  just a bit of what's  going on in the area. 

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

Tony says another  weekend has arrived with lots of wonderful opportunities.  He begins with a myriad of theater offerings.  Boeing Boeing continues at the Flat Rock Play House Downtown while the Place House has My Fair Lady.  The Orange Peel gets into the theater spirit with a unique program featuring Caberet, Vaudeville, and Aerial Arts performed by Teatro Del Gusto.   Hello Dolly is on stage in Waynesville, and  Forever Plaid in Burnsville.

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Arts and Culture
11:51 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Friday @2: South Pacific

Listen Friday at 2pm for another live performance from our studios as artists from Asheville Lyric Opera join us to perform selections from their upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific. Michelle Seipel (Nellie Forbush) and Mark Owen Davis (Emile de Becque) will sing some of their works from the show accompanied by musical director Dr. Leslie Downs. Stage director Dr. John Truitt will also be with us. 

Join us for selections from South Pacific live from our studios Friday @2.

Arts and Culture
2:21 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Open Air Brevard

This summer, WCQS is pleased to bring you Open Air Brevard, music recorded in performance at the renowned Brevard Music Center. Partnering with WDAV Davidson, each week we bring you a glimpse into activities at the Festival, including conversations with the artists and live performances of magnificent music by the artists, faculty, and students at BMC.

Arts and Culture
8:32 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

It's Independence  Day weekend and Tony Kiss has the rundown of some of the many things going on, including fireworks across Western North Carolina,  the new Spruce Street Market Craft Show, story telling, and singer songwriter David LaMotte on stage in Black Mountain.  For craft beer fans, BrewGrass Tickets go on sale Sunday.

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Arts and Culture
7:13 am
Wed July 2, 2014

A fictional account of the theremin's intriguing history

Sean Michaels’ first novel, Us Conductors, is loosely based on the life of Russian inventor Leon Theremin.

Theremin’s story spans continents and cultures, beginning in the laboratories of Russia, then corssing the Atlantic and dipping into Harlem speakeasies of the late 1920’s, only to end up back in Russia, in the brutal isolation of a Siberian gulag.

The story of Leon Theremin even has a connection to Asheville through electronic music pioneer Bob Moog.

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Arts and Culture
2:49 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

A sure sign of summer as the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival  and Shindig On the Green get underway. Bruce Hornsby and the Noise Makers take the stage and there's another long list of great theater offerings, including A Grand Night for Singing in Waynesville.   Tony Kiss has it all.

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss  has lots on his mind.  Music, theater, and movies too. High on his list, the great Itzhak Perlman performs at the Brevard Music Center.  The country music group Florida Georgia Line is on stage at McCormick Field, and there's a Percussion Festival schedule in Asheville.

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