Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture
4:38 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Song Premiere: The Avett Brothers, 'Another is Waiting'

The Avett Brothers will release 'Magpie and the Dandelion' on Oct. 15.
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It hasn't even been 11 full months since The Avett Brothers released The Carpenter, the North Carolina band's most recent collection of poignant and infectious, bluegrass-inflected folk-rock. And, given the lengthy touring cycle that each major album release generally spawns - the Avetts of last month's Newport Folk Festival with songs from The Carpenter - fans had no reason to expect new music this year.

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Arts and Culture
2:40 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update:

Tony Kiss takes a look at the Arts and Culture scene and offers his tips for an exciting weekend.

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Arts and Culture
11:06 am
Wed July 31, 2013

It's Over: Boyle and Bele Chere

The 35th and final Bele Chere street festival has come and gone.  The City of Asheville has decided it can no longer afford to fund the event.  Asheville Citizen Times reporter and columnist John Boyle spoke  with David Hurand about the end of what has been billed as the largest free street festival in the southeast.

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Arts and Culture
2:15 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

The End of Bele Chere: Festival Supervisor talks with Greta Johnsen

WCQS reporter, Greta Johnsen talks with festival supervisor, Sandra Travis, about the 35th and final Bele Chere.

This weekend marks the 35th—and final—Bele Chere festival in Asheville.

Sandra Travis, festival program supervisor for the city of Asheville, says it’s hard to picture, but downtown Asheville was essentially deserted when the city had its first Bele Chere in 1979. “It started out really small. It was a way to revitalize downtown Asheville,” she said.

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Arts and Culture
9:53 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

It's the weekend, so it's time for Tony Kiss and David Hurand to take a look at what's hot in the entertainment scene.
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

Bele Chere weekend has arrived.  Tony Kiss takes a look at the weekend entertainment scene including the music line-up for the festival, Folkmoot, lots of theater, and a couple of new movies.

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss Asheville Citizen Times
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Tony Kiss takes a look at the Arts and Culture Scene in Western North Carolina.  High on his list, Folkmoot USA, The Guild Craft Fare, Downtown After 5,  lots of unique theater and movies.....

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Arts and Culture
2:42 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss previews the Fourth of July holiday entertainment scene.  There's quite a range of options.  Joshua Bell Brevard Music Center, Ice Cube at the Orange Peel, Story-Telling, and Shindig on the Green to mention just a few of the many great things to do. 

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Arts and Culture
10:42 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Brevard Music Center Performances on WCQS

Keith Lockhart

The Brevard Music Festival has begun it's 2013 season  and once again WCQS is there to bring you the excitement and artistry of live concerts from this nationally known center of music performance and education.

Listen throughout the summer as WCQS and our colleagues from WDAV Davidson bring you concerts of orchestral and chamber music performed by internationally known artists such as Joshua Bell, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Keith Lockhart, JoAnn Falletta and Matthias Bamert, as well as Brevard's own artist-faculty from across the United States.

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Arts and Culture
10:31 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Arts and Culture Guru and Beer Guy, Tony Kiss marches into the weekend.  On tap, lots of live theater, great music, and a couple of new movies.

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Arts and Culture
10:14 am
Fri June 21, 2013

NC Not for Profits Maybe Hit By Tax Reform

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.

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