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3:22 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

Another big, but chilly weekend has arrived and there is plenty of things to do that will warm your heart.  Tony Kiss takes a look at some of what's happening, including tickets on sale  for a couple of legendary artists who will make their way to Western North Carolina early next year.

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Arts and Culture
10:18 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage From Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia

The creator, producer, and host of Thistle and Shamrock, Fiona Ritchie and former President of Warren Wilson College and founder of the Swannanoa Gathering on the college campus, Doug Orr, have written a new book, Wayfaring Strangers:  The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia. The book tells the story of how  the music of Scotland and Ireland found its way to America.  They spoke with David Hurand…..

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Arts and Culture
2:24 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Friday @2: Pan Harmonia

On the next Friday @2 live performance from our studios, we host musicians from Pan Harmonia.  Flutist Kate Steinbeck and pianist Ivan Seng will bring us a program of transcriptions; songs from Claude Debussy, Polish folk songs arranged by Jon Jeffrey Grier, and a new work written for Kate by Dana Wilson.

Please join us for music for flute and piano with Pan Harmonia live from our studios Friday at 2.

    

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

An opening Reception greets the weekend.   November 7th, 5:00-8:00 pm at Pink Dog Creative Gallery in Asheville's River Arts District.   Rob Amberg:  ShatterZone.  The exhibition of Rob Amberg photographs runs through January 11th.  Also this weekend.

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Arts and Culture
2:02 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Happy Birthday, Morning Edition!

To celebrate Morning Edition's 35th birthday, BJ Leiderman tells the story of how an aspiring dropout's jingles led to the song most of us wake up to. (Did you know there were even lyrics?)

35 years ago today, NPR aired Morning Edition for the first time.

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Arts and Culture
11:04 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

Halloween weekend has arrived and there's plenty to do.  The Avett Brothers are at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville  for two  nights and Taj Mahal makes an intimate club appearance too.  Maria Muldaur is at the Grey Eagle Tuesday.  Conversations with David Holt is on tap at Blue Ridge Community College Bo Thomas Auditorium November 5th.  The Cinema Film Festival arrives mid week and there are several new releases of interest at area theaters.  High on Tony's list, St. Vincent starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy and NightCrawler starring Mr. Jake Gyllenhaal.  Check it out.

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

Halloween is still a week away, but the ghouls and goblins are already out and about.  Tony is frightfully delightful with tips and suggestions for the week leading up to Oct. 31.  High on his list of scary options, Pinhead's Graveyard and the return of the Rocky Horror Picture Show to Asheville. There are several new movies in the area including John Wick. starring Keanu Reeves. and St. Vincent, starring Bill Murray.

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Arts and Culture
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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