The proposed but long delayed plan to widen Interstate 240 through West Asheville from two lanes in each direction to four lanes in each direction is a waste of time and money. The planned widening is part of the much larger proposed Interstate 26 Connector . That's the finding contained in a new report by U.S. Public Interest Research Group. David Hurand spoke with Senior Policy Analyst and Program Director for Transportation at U.S. Public Interest Research Group, Phineas Baxandall about his research and the report.
Thank goodness another weekend has rolled around and Tony Kiss joins David Hurand for a look at the entertainment scene in Western North Carolina. The weekend kicks off with some music as Asheville celebrates the final Downtown After 5 event of the year on Lexington Avenue. Beer lovers can sample as many as 50 different craft beers at the annual BrewGrass Festival. The event takes place at Memorial Stadium near historic McCormick Field. The Heritage Weekend celebration is happening at the Folk Art Center along the Blue Ridge P
One of the premier live music venues in the Southeast is on the verge of a major milestone. The Orange Peel in Asheville expects to sell its’ one millionth concert ticket. David Hurand spoke with the clubs' Marketing Director, Liz Whalen Tallent.
NC Mountain State Fair is underway. The fair runs 9/5-9/14 at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher. River Arts District Anything Goes, Everything Shows Art Show at the Courtyard Gallery and the Flood Fine Arts Center in the River Arts District starts 9/6 and runs through October 29th. The New Belgium Brewing Clips Beer and Film Tour gets underway Friday night at Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park. Tony has much more to say about the entertainment scene, including lots of outstanding theater offerings and a couple of new and interesting movies....
Our Voice, the Buncombe County rape crisis center is celebrating its’ 40th anniversary with a special event and its’ keynote speaker is Professor of Social Policy, Law and Women’s studies at Brandeis University, Anita Hill. In 1991 Hill was a little known Washington D.C. attorney who was thrust into the spotlight during U.S Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme court nominee Clarence Thomas.
This weekend, Harvest Records is putting on Transfigurations II, a music festival to celebrate a milestone: ten years ago this month, two music-obsessed college grads decided to open a record store on a street filled with vacant storefronts and car repair shops.
This was three years after Napster had been shut down, but digital music definitely wasn’t going anywhere.
iTunes was selling singles like hotcakes.
And CD stores like Sam Goody and Tower Records were already a thing of the past.