Author Jeannette Walls wrote about celebrities for New York Magazine and MSNBC for more than a decade before she turned the tables on herself and wrote a deeply personal memoir called The Glass Castle.
A New York Times best-seller for more than five years, The Glass Castle is about Walls, her impoverished childhood, and the relationship between mental illness and creativity.
Tony Kiss takes a peak at the arts and culture scene around Western North. There's lots of live music in Brevard, Grammy Award winner David Holt has opened an exhibit of his art work at a gallery in Asheville's River Arts District, the Asheville Tourists are in town for baseball at historic McCormick Field, lots of live theater is happening, and a couple of new movies have arrived, including a new Sci Fi film starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. Tony has all of the above and much more....
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!
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.