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.”
The five-day event includes more than 100 musicians. But this year, the festival also features 90 panelists, numerous interactive art exhibits, and sound installations throughout town, from the Orange Peel to Pack Place to the Moog Music factory itself.
Brand Director Emmy Parker says Moogfest 2014 will be unique not just for Asheville, but also for the event industry in general.
Tony is looking ahead to next Wednesday and the opening of MoogFest, April 23-27 in Asheville. But this weekend Earth Day will be celebrated on Lexington Avenue and Highland Brewing marks its' 20th anniversary. This weekend also serves to recognize independent "Record" stores and there are lots of new movies in area theaters and the Asheville Tourists are back at McCormick field for a big weekend of baseball.
Trumpet Spectacular: The Asheville Symphony takes the stage at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Saturday night to perform Handel's, Music to the Royal Fireworks, Hummel's Trumpet Concerto, and Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass with the WCU Concert Choir and the Asheville Symphony Chorus. Also this weekend, singer songwriter David Wilcox performs at the Altamont. The Mother Earth News Fair takes place in Asheville this weekend at the WNC Agriculture Center and Draft Day starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner has opened at area movie theaters. Tony Kiss has it all.
Baseball is back and Tony is thrilled. The Asheville Tourists have opened their 2014 season at McCormick Field. There's also lots of live theater to consider including a Neil Simon play at the Flat Rock Theater. There are a couple of new movies in the area, including Captain America. The Western Carolina University Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines will screen the documentary film "Shored Up". The critically acclaimed film examines how different communities are trying to cope with rising sea levels. It will be screened at 4 pm Sunday at A.K. Hinds University Center.
Listen this "Friday @2" for another live-performance program on WCQS. This week we will feature the winners of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Young Artist Competition (YAC!)
The ASO held its competition, open to all students, ages 9-18 (excluding college students), who play string, wind and percussion instruments as well as piano, classical guitar and harp, on March 22nd. Three winners were chosen; pianists Ayano Annis and Christopher Tavernier tied for second place, and violinist Willa Finck was awarded first place.