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1:54 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Friday at 2: Drew Petersen

On the next Friday at 2 we’ll welcome 19 year old pianist Drew Petersen. Drew is performing Friday evening for the Haywood County Arts Council’s Young Artist Concert, and will give us a preview of that program.  

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Arts and Culture
7:12 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Five Books To Read This Fall

Bob Shacochis, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul: This is, according to one of Linda's colleagues, perhaps the most important novel to read this year. 

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Arts and Culture
8:11 am
Sat September 7, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss drops by to take a look at the entertainment scene.  This week The Mt. State Fair  is high on Tony's agenda. There's lots of live theater and a couple of new movies too.

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Arts and Culture
10:26 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Friday at 2: Robin Bullock

Listen this afternoon at 2 for another live performance from our studio as we welcome guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Robin Bullock. Robin has roots in Celtic music, but he has recently released a recording of works by Bach and Dowland. He'll share his music with us at 2 this afternoon. Please join us.

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Arts and Culture
9:03 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

The 2013 North Carolina Apple Festival tops  Tony's  list of things to do this Labor Day Weekend.   There are a number of holiday related  events including the Canton Labor Day Parade.  There's also lots of live theater offerings and a couple of new movies. 

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Arts and Culture
5:07 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update w/Rebecca!

The Asheville Food & Wine Festival is just one of Rebecca Sulock's picks for the weekend.

Co-Managing Editor of the Mt. Xpress Rebecca Sulock sits in for Asheville Citizen Times' Tony Kiss for our look at the weekend entertainment scene.  Tony returns next week.   Topping Rebecca's list, a celebration of the 120th Anniversary of  the Y.M.I. in Asheville, music with Super Chunky, a benefit for the Rock Academy,  and the Asheville Wine and Food Fest.

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Arts and Culture
12:40 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Live Jazz Today at 2!

Jazz pianist, Michael Jefry Stevens, performs live in the WCQS studios, August 23rd at 2 p.m.

Tune in today at 2 for another live performance from our studios. We'll be joined by jazz pianist Michael Jefry Stevens and guitarist Gary Moore.

That's live from the Vetust Study Club Performance Studio Friday at 2 on WCQS.

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Pessl
8:23 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Author Marisha Pessl discusses her creative process, her WNC roots, and her need for privacy

A recent New York Magazine profile of Marisha Pessl describes a lecture the thirtysomething author gave at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory four years ago.  She quoted an interview with Stan Cordova. The presentation went on. Lots of people quote famous people in lectures, sure-- but Pessl had just cited the work of a character in Night Film, a book she hadn't even published yet.

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Arts and Culture
12:50 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

My Sound World - The NPR T-Shirt Design Challenge!

NPR is hosting a T-shirt Design Challenge this August with the popular crowdsourcing vendor Threadless, inviting listeners and the global Threadless community to submit and/or score designs based on the theme "My Sound World."

This Threadless "Causes" project engages listeners,  encourages creativity, and promotes the public radio brand in a popular space. It's also an opportunity for users and visitors to the Design Challenge page on Threadless.com to donate to their favorite public radio station.

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Arts and Culture
9:14 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update:

Tony Kiss takes a look at the entertainment scene in the mountains every Friday morning with David Hurand.
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

Tony Kiss has festivals on his mind and there are plenty to chose from in Western North Carolina, including the Sourwood Festival in Black Mountain, the Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, and Riverfest along the French Broad River.

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