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3:10 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Friday @2: AmiciMusic's "An American Affair"

Tim Schwarz

Listen Friday at 2 for another live performance from our studios. This time we'll host AmiciMusic, presenting selections from their program "An American Affair."  Violinist Tim Schwarz and pianist Daniel Weiser will bring us some neglected masterpieces by American composers including Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and Amy Beach.

Join us Friday at 2 for "An American Affair" from AmiciMusic, live!

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Arts and Culture
7:48 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Playwright's first novel is entrancing, eerie

Durham-based playwright Monica Byrne's first novel, The Girl in the Road, is incredibly difficult to describe. But it’s one of those books that you read and immediately have to shove into someone else’s hands, saying, 'Here, read this so we can talk about it.'

“I’m sort of glad that it defies categorization and description,” Byrne said,.

The Girl in the Road is futuristic, but not quite sci-fi; it’s suspenseful but introspective, one of those books where the way the story is told is almost more interesting than the plot itself.

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Arts and Culture
7:05 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Today on "The State of Things," Meet WNC's Don Pedi

Dulcimer player and "Close to Home" host Don Pedi

“The State of Things is a program that is about the state of North Carolina,” says Frank Stasio. He’s the host of he State of Things, which is broadcast out of WUNC n Chapel Hill.“It’s about the cultural stories that people tell," Statio says. "It’s about the individuals, it’s about the politics. All of those things add up to a kind of big look at who we are. The people who work and live here."

Stasio says the partnership with WCQS means that the show will be better equipped to tell the stories of people in Western North Carolina.

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TKISS
8:42 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Weekend Happenings with Tony Kiss: May 30, 2014

Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

David Hurand's out of town, so Tony Kiss talked with Greta Johnsen about the weekend in Western North Carolina. Here's a list of the events they talked about-- you can see a complete list of weekend goings-on in the Asheville Scene

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Arts and Culture
11:35 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Friday @2: Asheville Young Musicians Club

  Join WCQS this Friday at 2pm for another performance from our studios. This week we host members of the Asheville Young Musicians Club, who will give us a preview of their upcoming benefit concert.

We'll hear music by Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, and Friedrich Kuhlau played by these talented eighth-through-twelfth- grade musicians.

There's more information about the Asheville Young Musicias Club on their Facebook page.

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

It's a holiday weekend.  Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of  May to honor those who died serving the nation in the United States military.  It's also seen as the launching pad for the summer season.  On Memorial Day, in the early afternoon, a ceremony honoring those who died while serving will take place in downtown Asheville at Roger McGuire Green. 

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Arts and Culture
6:09 am
Sat May 17, 2014

Peter Sagal imparts pretend-wisdom to Warren Wilson College grads

  172 graduates from Warren Wilson College will receive their bachelor’s degrees today. Delivering the commencement address is Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

 

“There are really only two ways, roughly speaking, to be invited to be a commencement speaker," Sagal said.

 

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Arts and Culture
11:44 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

It's a sell out!  LEAF dominates the local music scene this weekend but there's  lots more going on around Western North Carolina.  The Asheville Symphony takes the stage, there's magic in the air, lots of theater offerings, and several new movies.  Tony has it all.

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Arts and Culture
6:00 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Francine Prose novel blends fact, fiction

Credit Brassai / Cleveland Museum of Art

Author Francine prose has written seven nonfiction books, three short story collections, and 17 novels. But she says her most recent book, Lovers at the Chameleon Club Paris 1932, was one of the most difficult stories she's ever written.

“The book really began when I saw a photograph by the great Hungarian French photographer Brassai," Prose said. "It was a picture of two women in a bar. I had seen this photo before-- it’s an iconic photo, but I had never known anything about it.”

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Arts and Culture
11:48 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

The Biltmore Estate has announced  its' summer concert series  lineup and Tony Kiss has the details.   On the big screen, Spider Man is back. 

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