Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture
10:26 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Friday at 2: Robin Bullock

Listen this afternoon at 2 for another live performance from our studio as we welcome guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Robin Bullock. Robin has roots in Celtic music, but he has recently released a recording of works by Bach and Dowland. He'll share his music with us at 2 this afternoon. Please join us.

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Arts and Culture
9:03 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

The 2013 North Carolina Apple Festival tops  Tony's  list of things to do this Labor Day Weekend.   There are a number of holiday related  events including the Canton Labor Day Parade.  There's also lots of live theater offerings and a couple of new movies. 

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Arts and Culture
5:07 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update w/Rebecca!

The Asheville Food & Wine Festival is just one of Rebecca Sulock's picks for the weekend.

Co-Managing Editor of the Mt. Xpress Rebecca Sulock sits in for Asheville Citizen Times' Tony Kiss for our look at the weekend entertainment scene.  Tony returns next week.   Topping Rebecca's list, a celebration of the 120th Anniversary of  the Y.M.I. in Asheville, music with Super Chunky, a benefit for the Rock Academy,  and the Asheville Wine and Food Fest.

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Arts and Culture
12:40 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Live Jazz Today at 2!

Jazz pianist, Michael Jefry Stevens, performs live in the WCQS studios, August 23rd at 2 p.m.

Tune in today at 2 for another live performance from our studios. We'll be joined by jazz pianist Michael Jefry Stevens and guitarist Gary Moore.

That's live from the Vetust Study Club Performance Studio Friday at 2 on WCQS.

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Pessl
8:23 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Author Marisha Pessl discusses her creative process, her WNC roots, and her need for privacy

A recent New York Magazine profile of Marisha Pessl describes a lecture the thirtysomething author gave at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory four years ago.  She quoted an interview with Stan Cordova. The presentation went on. Lots of people quote famous people in lectures, sure-- but Pessl had just cited the work of a character in Night Film, a book she hadn't even published yet.

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Arts and Culture
12:50 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

My Sound World - The NPR T-Shirt Design Challenge!

NPR is hosting a T-shirt Design Challenge this August with the popular crowdsourcing vendor Threadless, inviting listeners and the global Threadless community to submit and/or score designs based on the theme "My Sound World."

This Threadless "Causes" project engages listeners,  encourages creativity, and promotes the public radio brand in a popular space. It's also an opportunity for users and visitors to the Design Challenge page on Threadless.com to donate to their favorite public radio station.

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Arts and Culture
9:14 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update:

Tony Kiss takes a look at the entertainment scene in the mountains every Friday morning with David Hurand.
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

Tony Kiss has festivals on his mind and there are plenty to chose from in Western North Carolina, including the Sourwood Festival in Black Mountain, the Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, and Riverfest along the French Broad River.

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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.
Credit Courtesy of the artist

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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