Arts and Culture

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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Arts and Culture
7:34 am
Wed June 18, 2014

The buzz on beekeeping

This Western North Carolina-based bee belongs to "beek" Robin Stinkney.
Credit Gloria Good

 

  This week in Western North Carolina is the time for Pollination Celebration, a recognition of the process that helps plants get fertilized so they can reproduce.

Asheville, also known as the first Bee City USA, is at the forefront of the movement to help promote the health of bees and other pollinators.

“I started the Warren Wilson apiary three years ago, and I just graduated from Warren Wilson College,” says Cecile Parrish.

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

Tony Kiss is looking forward to another full schedule of live music, live theater, festivals and new movies.

High on  his list, eating great food in Tryon. 

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Arts and Culture
3:06 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Friday @2: Pavel Wlosok Trio

Listen this Friday afternoon for another live performance from our studios. This week WCQS hosts Pavel Wlosok, pianist, composer, and associate professor of jazz studies at Western Carolina University. Pavel will play a program of his own compositions with the creative help of bassist Zack Page and drummer Evan Martin. Dick Kowal is your host.

Please join us for live jazz Friday at 2.

http://www.pavelwlosok.com/

Arts and Culture
9:28 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Jeannette Walls explores familiar themes in new novel

Author Jeannette Walls wrote about celebrities for New York Magazine and MSNBC for more than a decade before she turned the tables on herself and wrote a deeply personal memoir called The Glass Castle.

A New York Times best-seller for more than five years, The Glass Castle is about Walls, her impoverished childhood, and the relationship between mental illness and creativity.

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

Tony Kiss takes a peak at the arts and culture scene around Western North.  There's lots of live music in Brevard,  Grammy Award winner David Holt has opened an exhibit of his art work at a gallery in Asheville's River Arts District,  the Asheville Tourists are in town for baseball at historic McCormick Field, lots of live theater is happening, and a couple of new movies have arrived, including a new Sci Fi film starring Tom Cruise and  Emily Blunt.  Tony has all of the above  and much more....

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