Arts and Culture

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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Arts and Culture
11:00 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

NC Mountain State Fair is underway.  The fair runs 9/5-9/14 at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher. River Arts District Anything Goes, Everything Shows Art Show at the Courtyard Gallery and the Flood Fine Arts Center in the River Arts District starts 9/6 and runs through October 29th.  The New Belgium Brewing Clips Beer and Film Tour gets underway Friday night at Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park.  Tony has much more to say about the  entertainment scene, including lots of outstanding theater offerings and a couple of new and interesting movies....

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Arts and Culture
7:48 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Rob Delaney: 'I don't like whimsy'

It’s not every day that some snappy tweets can get you a book deal. But that’s exactly what happened with comedian Rob Delaney, who’s in town Friday for a book reading at Malaprop’s.

Most of Rob Delaney’s tweets can’t actually be read out loud on public radio. But they’re funny-- totally absurd, often dirty jokes that fit into 140 characters or less.

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Arts and Culture
5:58 am
Thu September 4, 2014

James Patterson promotes literacy, indie booksellers in WNC

To call James Patterson prolific is almost an understatement. The man has written more than 100 books in his career.

But instead of sticking to bookstore visits and signings, Patterson has decided to put his bestselling name behind local, independent bookstores and get young people excited about reading.

This weekend, Patterson is in Asheville to help promote a couple of different causes in Western North Carolina.

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