Halloween is ghost, goblins, costumes, and cash. Annual candy sales in the U.S. are in the billions. A Chicago based research firm that compiles candy sales data reports that Reese's , which is part of the Hershey Company, is number one with annual sales of nearly $510 million, M & M's is next with annual sales of nearly $501 million , M & M's is one of the lines sold by Mars, and third in annual sales, Snickers witch is also manufactured by Mars. David Hurand has more on our appetite for candy.
The independent film It's Not You, It's Me was written, directed, and produced by Asheville native Nathan Ives. Ives has followed an unusual path to become a Los Angeles based film maker and he is taking a novel approach to marketing his film. He spoke with David Hurand.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.