The North Carolina General Assembly is expected to adopt some form of tax code reform during its present session. Among the proposals, changes to the way the state collects sales taxes, including charging sales tax on some professional services. Also under consideration, tightening or eliminating exemptions that benefit most not-for-profits. David Hurand spoke with the Managing Director of Diana Wortham Theater about one proposal that could lead to higher ticket prices.
The first Asheville Autism Pride Week runs June 16th-through June 22nd. David Hurand spoke with one of the events participants Dave Spicer. To see the full schedule of Autism Pride Week events visit their web site. http://autismprideweek.org
We've had an overwhelming wonderful response when we announced our upcoming trip Rediscover Cuba - A Cultural Exploration. So much so, we added a second trip to Cuba next spring. Both trips initially sold out, but we now have a few spaces on the trip departing February 18, 2014. The spaces won't last long, so be sure to sign up now if you are interested.
It's official - Western North Carolina loves Peter Sagal and Carl Kasell. Tickets for the August 1st Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! show at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium went on sale Thursday June 6th and sold out the very next day!
Tony Kiss takes a look at the Arts and Culture scene in Western North Carolina. High on his agenda, lots and lots of live theater, an Art Walk, free music from the porch of the Thomas Wolfe House, and a couple of new movies.
An Asheville Public School teacher has been named a recipient of the Yale University Distinguished Music Educator award. David Hurand spoke with Ruben Orengo about the honor and his career as a musician and teacher.