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9:33 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

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Lots to do, so little  time!  An electronic music festival, a benefit for the Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort featuring David Holt,  an evening of Jazz in Waynesville,  live theater, and new movies, including a couple of documentaries. Tony Kiss takes a look at some of the entertainment offerings as we approach Halloween.

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Arts and Culture
9:36 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss Asheville Citizen Times
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Western North Carolina enjoys another big weekend of entertainment.  The sold out LEAF Music Festival in Black Mountain highlights the weekend, but there's lots of food, music, and theater to choose from.  Tony offers some of the highlights.

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Arts and Culture
9:51 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Bringing the bogeyman to life

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"This time last year I was plotting to kill a man."

So begins 'Stalking the Bogeyman,' a story written by David Holthouse, originally published in 2004 in The Denver Westword.

Holthouse was just a kid when he was raped by the 17 year-old son of his parents' friends. 

"When I was seven," Holthouse wrote in the article, "I no longer believed in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy.

"But from that night on, I had no such doubts about the Bogeyman."

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Arts and Culture
8:02 am
Thu September 26, 2013

'Vicious' isn't your typical superhero story

Victoria Schwab has written several young adult novels, but Vicious is her first book for an adult audience.

While Vicious is a superhero origin story, Schwab’s take is unique, exploring the possibility of magic in an otherwise reality-driven world.

Schwab spoke with WCQS reporter Greta Johnsen before coming to Asheville on her book release tour.

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Arts and Culture
11:08 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

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The weekend entertainment scene  once again provides a myriad of wonderful opportunities.  Tony Kiss begins with stories of craft beer tasting, live theater, and several new movies.

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Arts and Culture
10:56 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Friday at 2: Pianists from the AAPF

Listen this afternoon for another live performance from our studios as WCQS welcomes pianists from the Asheville Area Piano Forum.  Hwa-Jin Kim will play Franz Liszt's Grande Etude, Leslie Downs will play Spanish Dances by Enrique Granados, and we'll bring out both Steinways for Scott Camp and Brian Turner as they improvise together on some tunes by Thelonius Monk.

Don't miss these local artists performing live - Friday at 2!

http://www.ashevillepiano.org/

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Arts and Culture
11:28 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss covers the entertainment Scene.

Tony Kiss reminds us that it's  the final weekend for the Mt. State Fair.  In addition to the Fair, there's lots of live theater to consider, including CATS at Flat Rock Playhouse and the new film "In A World" at the Fine Arts Theater.

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Arts and Culture
10:12 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Scandal, mayhem, and tradition in 'Lookaway, Lookaway'

Wilton Barnhardt's new novel, Lookaway, Lookaway, tells the story of the Charlotte-based Johnston family. 

Tracing their roots back to to a Civil War general, the Johnstons are a family steeped in elegance and Southern gentility. But as their inherited wealth finally dwindles, tradition is overrun by scandal.

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Arts and Culture
1:54 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Friday at 2: Drew Petersen

On the next Friday at 2 we’ll welcome 19 year old pianist Drew Petersen. Drew is performing Friday evening for the Haywood County Arts Council’s Young Artist Concert, and will give us a preview of that program.  

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Arts and Culture
7:12 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Five Books To Read This Fall

Bob Shacochis, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul: This is, according to one of Linda's colleagues, perhaps the most important novel to read this year. 

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