Arts and Culture http://wcqs.org en Edan Lepucki on doing your laundry at the end of the world http://wcqs.org/post/edan-lepucki-doing-your-laundry-end-world <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">Author </span>Edan<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;"> </span>Lepucki<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;"> says a lot of dystopian, apocalyptic stories are </span>aspirational<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;" Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:40:49 +0000 Greta Johnsen 21446 at http://wcqs.org Edan Lepucki on doing your laundry at the end of the world Tony Kiss Weekend Update http://wcqs.org/post/tony-kiss-weekend-update-46 <p></p><p>The hottest team in baseball isn't the Tampa Bay Rays, the Atlanta Braves, or the Detroit Tigers, it's the Asheville Tourists.&nbsp; The Tourists are in town at historic McCormick for&nbsp; a weekend series.&nbsp; Flat Rock Play House has Miss Saigon, and there's a story to be heard at the Orange Peel.&nbsp; Tony says there's a growing jazz scene n Western North Carolina and six new movies have arrived at area theaters, including a spy thriller</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:35:00 +0000 David Hurand 21331 at http://wcqs.org Tony Kiss Weekend Update Arts and Performance / Community Calendar http://wcqs.org/post/arts-and-performance-community-calendar <p>Bender Gallery, in Asheville, presents “Primordial Forms,” a solo exhibition of contemporary cast glass sculpture by artist Chad Holliday. The exhibit is on view now and continues through July 31st.<br /><a href="http://www.bendergallery.com/">http://www.bendergallery.com/</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; on view now thru-7/31</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:19:57 +0000 Trent Henley 17982 at http://wcqs.org Open Air Brevard 2014 http://wcqs.org/post/open-air-brevard-2014 <p>Tune in Sunday afternoons at 3 and Wednesday mornings at 10 for&nbsp;highlights from the Brevard Music Center and Summer Festival's 2014 season.</p><p>On the&nbsp;next Open Air Brevard, the most recent Van Cliburn competition winner plays Prokofiev with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra. Gold medalist Vadym Kholodenko performs the second piano concerto with guest conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya, who also leads the orchestra in a rendition of the Second Symphony by Johannes Brahms.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:34:15 +0000 Dick Kowal 20983 at http://wcqs.org Open Air Brevard 2014 Tony Kiss Weekend Update http://wcqs.org/post/tony-kiss-weekend-update-45 <p>Tony says another&nbsp; weekend has arrived with lots of wonderful opportunities.&nbsp; He begins with a myriad of theater offerings.&nbsp; Boeing Boeing continues at the Flat Rock Play House Downtown while the Place House has My Fair Lady.&nbsp; The Orange Peel gets into the theater spirit with a unique program featuring Caberet, Vaudeville, and Aerial Arts performed by Teatro Del Gusto.&nbsp;&nbsp; Hello Dolly is on stage in Waynesville, and&nbsp; Forever Plaid in Burnsville. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:35:00 +0000 David Hurand 20622 at http://wcqs.org Tony Kiss Weekend Update Friday @2: South Pacific http://wcqs.org/post/friday-2-south-pacific <p>Listen Friday at 2pm&nbsp;for another live performance from our studios as artists from Asheville Lyric Opera join us to perform selections from their upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's&nbsp;<em>South Pacific</em>. Michelle Seipel (Nellie Forbush) and Mark Owen Davis (Emile de Becque) will sing some of their works from the show accompanied by musical director Dr. Leslie Downs. Stage director Dr. John Truitt will also be with us.&nbsp;</p><p>Join us for selections from <em>South Pacific</em> live from our studios Friday @2.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:51:31 +0000 Dick Kowal 20567 at http://wcqs.org Friday @2: South Pacific Open Air Brevard http://wcqs.org/post/open-air-brevard <p>This summer,&nbsp;WCQS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is pleased to bring you </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Open Air Brevard</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, music recorded in performance at the renowned Brevard Music Center. Partnering with </span>WDAV<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Davidson, each week we bring you a glimpse into activities at the Festival, including conversations with the artists and live performances of magnificent music by the artists, faculty, and students at BMC.</span></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:21:17 +0000 Dick Kowal 20456 at http://wcqs.org Open Air Brevard Tony Kiss Weekend Update http://wcqs.org/post/tony-kiss-weekend-update-44 <p></p><p>It's Independence&nbsp; Day weekend and Tony Kiss has the rundown of some of the many things going on, including fireworks across Western North Carolina,&nbsp; the new Spruce Street Market Craft Show, story telling, and singer songwriter David LaMotte on stage in Black Mountain.&nbsp; For craft beer fans, BrewGrass Tickets go on sale Sunday.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:32:00 +0000 David Hurand 20336 at http://wcqs.org Tony Kiss Weekend Update A fictional account of the theremin's intriguing history http://wcqs.org/post/fictional-account-theremins-intriguing-history <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">Sean Michaels’ first novel, </span><em style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">Us Conductors</em><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">, is loosely based on the life of Russian inventor Leon Theremin.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:13:48 +0000 Greta Johnsen 20236 at http://wcqs.org A fictional account of the theremin's intriguing history Tony Kiss Weekend Update http://wcqs.org/post/tony-kiss-weekend-update-43 <p>A sure sign of summer as the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival&nbsp; and Shindig On the Green get underway. Bruce Hornsby and the Noise Makers take the stage and there's another long list of great theater offerings, including A Grand Night for Singing in Waynesville.&nbsp;&nbsp; Tony Kiss has it all.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:49:12 +0000 David Hurand 20046 at http://wcqs.org Tony Kiss Weekend Update