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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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Arts and Culture
9:10 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

The Warren Haynes Christmas Jam benefiting Habitat for Humanity tops the entertainment calendar this weekend. The two night musical event is sold out but is also being offered on pay for view TV. There is also lots of Christmas theater and musical performances available and several new movies, including a benefit screening of a Yoga documentary.  Tony has it all.

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

Tony Kiss has lots of  entertainment tips.   Many of his offerings are in the spirit of Christmas.  There's  plenty of live theater to choose  from, a benefit for Shindig on the Green, and a couple of new, critically acclaimed movies.

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Arts and Culture
9:44 am
Sat November 30, 2013

Local authors join Malaprop's for Small Business Saturday

 

Inspired by a call to action from author Sherman Alexie, nearly twenty local authors will join booksellers at Malaprop's to encourage the success of local, independent bookstores on this small business Saturday.

Malaprop's bookstore general manager Linda Barrett joined WCQS reporter Greta Johnsen to discuss some of the better-selling books this season.

Here's a list of the books Linda recommends:

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