A Western North Carolinian has been awarded the state's highest civilian honor. The North Carolina Award for Fine Arts was presented to John Cram of Asheville at a banquet in Durham. David Hurand spoke with John Cram about the award.
Join us Friday at 2 for another performance from our studios. This Friday, it's a French Feast for Winds with musicians from Pan-Harmonia. We'll hear colorful and seldom-heard works for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn by French composers Darius Milhaud, Vincent D'Indy, and Albert Roussel.
November 29, 2013 marks the 5th anniversary of the National Day of Listening. The National Day of Listening is a day to honor a loved one through listening. It's the least expensive but most meaningful gift you can give this holiday season. You can choose to record a story with anyone you know. Learn more.
The Asheville Symphony Orchestra concert at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium tops Tony's list of things to do. Also high on his agenda, singer Amy Grant performs at the University of North Carolina Asheville and there's a CD release party to benefit Manna Food Bank. Guitarist Johnny Marr performs at the Orange Peel, and comedian Joe Zimmerman takes the stage for two nights of humor. The highly anticipated French film Blue is the Warmest Color is on the big screen. Lots to do, so little time.
It’s 8:30 on a Saturday morning, and the main room of the Asheville Senior Center is buzzing with conversation. People are walking in, carrying the cymbal bags that drummers use, greeting one another like they’re long lost friends.
No, it’s not a drumming circle, though that’s perhaps just as likely in Asheville.
This is the 2013 Asheville Scrabble Tournament, and it’s serious stuff.
This Friday at 2 join us for another program from our performance studio as Lovestruck Suckers join Dick Kowal to play and talk about their music. Made up of singer-songwritier Silas Durocher and members of the Opal String Quartet (Mariya Potapova, violin; Kara Poorbaugh, viola, and Franklin Keel, cello) Lovestruck Suckers' music explores themes such as heartbreak, love, and how to find beauty and motivation in a capricious world.
Pioneers in electronic music, scientists, authors, filmmakers, and futurists will gather in Asheville in later April for MoogFest 2014. The festival honors the legacy of electronic music pioneer Dr. Robert Moog. Moog Music has announced the list of day time presenters and begun ticket sales. David Hurand spoke with Emmy Parker from Moog Music about the festival.
Its a big weekend for movies and music. The Asheville Cinema Festival offers more than 50 films. Everything from features, documentaries, shorts, and more. A couple of long awaited films have opened in the area. The highly acclaimed 12 Years a Slave and All is Lost starring Robert Redford. WideSpread Panic will rock the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville and the Asheville Choral Society and Symphony Chorus present the Brahms German Requiem with 220 singers.