Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture
8:40 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Mother-son writing team brings YA thriller to Asheville

Kathy and Brendan Reichs will be at Malaprop’s bookstore this evening at 5:30 to read from, and sign copies of, their books.

The author of the well-known Bones series has teamed up with her son to write another book in a series of young adult thrillers. "I like to describe us as the #1 mother-son YA thriller forensic science writing team in America,” laughs Brendan Reichs. 

Brendan says he and his mother Kathy came up with the idea for Virals series when Kathy saw how many young women would come to readings for the Bones books.

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

It's a big weekend for fans of film.  The  Academy Awards ceremony will be broadcast Sunday night. Many of the nominated films are still being screened at area theaters.   The Fine Arts Theater has two critically acclaimed films,  Omar,  and a Japanese animated film, The Wind Rises.  Omar is billed as a tense thriller about betrayal, suspected and real,  in the Occupied Territories.   The Wind Rises is the latest from Director Hayao Miyazaki.  It's an animated look at the life of the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.  

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

The weekend has rolled around and Tony Kiss is out and about checking it out.  It's time for his weekly chat with David Hurand

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Arts and Culture
10:37 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony K

Tony Kiss says there's lots of live theater happening in the area.   Among the offerings,   Cabaret hits the stage at ACT and  Rounding Third continues at North Carolina Stage Company. The very talented trio of Sutton, Holt, and Coleman honor the late great Doc Watson at Diana Wortham Theater.  Tony nominee Norm Lewis takes the stage in a benefit performance for Diana Wortham Theater.  There are also a couple of interesting film offerings, The Monuments Men has opened and Academy Award nominated short films are on the big screen.

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

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

Tony Kiss is looking forward to beer and pretzels along with lots of live theater and a variety of outstanding musical performances in the region. 

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Arts and Culture
8:07 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Watching Human Rights: 101 Best Films

The  UNC Asheville Human Rights Film Festival gets underwary next  Monday (1/27).  David Hurand spoke with University Carol G. Belk Distinguished Human Rights Professor Mark Gibney about his most recent book, Watching Human Rights:  The 101 Best Films.

Segment one of two part interview with University of North Carolina Asheville Carol G. Belk Distinguished Professor in Humanities Mark Gibney. 

Segment Two:

Full length interview with Professor Gibney

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Arts and Culture
4:34 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

The Oscar nominations are in and many of the top films are on the big screen at area theaters.  Tony Kiss offers his list of movies to see and live theater.  Plus,   Eisenhower Dance takes the stage at Diana Wortham Theater.

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Arts and Culture
8:38 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

Tony Kiss stops by with news of some of the goings on in Western North Carolina, including the opening of the new Coen brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis, August: Osage County with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts,  and the return of Hercules.  Inside Llewyn  stars Oscar Isaac with Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan.  The area club scene is also cooking with lots of music, including Steep Canyon Rangers and Sam Bush at the Orange Peel and White Horse  Black Mt. celebrates its 5th anniversary with an all-star cast.

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Arts and Culture
8:55 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update: New Year Party Time

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss takes a peek at some of the New Year Eve entertainment offerings.  Lots of great music is  on his list to help usher in the new year.

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Arts and Culture
9:43 am
Sat December 21, 2013

Studio Glass Art Pioneer Harvey Littleton Dies

Artist Harvey Littleton

The man many consider the father of the American Studio Glass Movement has died.  Harvey Littleton, who lived in Spruce Pine, was 91.  Western Carolina University Ceramics Professor Joan Byrd  studied with and was a friend.  She spoke with David Hurand.

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