Broadway Choreographer Chase Brock is bringing his talents back to Western North Carolina.
Brock was born in Hendersonville and went to school in Flat Rock before moving to New York to follow his dream, and now his career has taken him full circle-- back to the very spot where he found his first success.
“I actually made my professional debut as a dancer on the stage at Diana Wortham Theater when I was about 12 years old," Brock said. "It’s the first check I ever received in show business.”
Jan Philipp Sendker has spent most of his working life as a journalist for a German magazine.
But he never lost the desire he's held since childhood to write a novel, and his work as a reporter helped lead him to his goal.
Sendker's novel, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, is inspired by the landscape and culture he discovered while reporting from Burma. The book tells the story of Julia, a New Yorker whose Burmese father mysteriously disappears. Julia's story explores the significant role of fatalism and destiny in Burmese culture.
The deadline for the initial open enrollment period is fast approaching. David Hurand spoke with Health Care Navigators Jaclyn Kiger and John Wingerter about how to make an appointment, what to bring, and how many North Carolinians have signed up for health insurance.
Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer says she expects the city's legal challenge of House Bill 488 to be heard next month and a ruling on the bill, which transfers ownership of the city owned water system to a regional authority, to follow within 30 days. David Hurand has more.....
Internal communication records released following a request from the on line investigative reporting service Carolina Public Press reveal the McCrory Administration went to great lengths to orchestrate publicity surrounding the temporary closure of an Asheville abortion clinic last summer. David Hurand spoke with Carolina Public Press reporter and frequent WCQS contributor Jon Elliston,
It's early in the campaign season for a seat in the North Carolina General Assembly but the race to represent House District 116 is off to a rather unusual start. Democratic Party challenger Brian Turner has filed a formal complaint with the State Board of Elections against incumbent Republican Tim Moffitt. Turner alleges Rep. Moffitt offered to help him find a job if he would drop out of the race. Moffitt denies the allegation. David Hurand has more...
The celebration of St. Patrick's Day influences the entertainment scene Friday through Monday. Celtic music is on the bill at White Horse Black Mt., Jack of the Wood, and the Fiddlers of Madison County are on stage in Marshall. Saturday night The Asheville Symphony Orchestra takes the stage at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. The featured performer is an Israeli pianist. The Russ Wilson Jazz Band pays tribute to Benny Goodman Sunday night at Isis and there are several new movies in the area, including the Japanese film, Like Father Like Son and the Chilean film, Gloria.
State Representative Susan Fisher says she is not a candidate to fill out the Senate term of the late Martin Nesbitt. Senator Nesbitt died last week at the age of 67. His unexpected death is an enormous loss for his party and the region's clout in the North Carolina General Assembly. David Hurand has more on the search to fill the 49th District Senate seat.
On this date in 1993 Western North Carolina was hit by a winter storm that dumped two feet of snow on the mountains. The storm was blamed for a dozen deaths, caused more than $75 million in damage and left more than 100,000 customers without power. Professor of Atmospheric Sciences Ed Brotak today's blast of winter weather is significantly different than the winter storm of March 12th, 1993.
Friends, family members, and state and local lawmakers gathered yesterday to remember the life and work of Senator Martin Luther Nesbitt, Jr. About 1,000 people attended the public funeral at Biltmore Baptist Church in Arden to remember the man who represented Buncombe County for decades. Senator Dan Blue called Nesbitt a true mountain man who placed people over politics, citing his 20032 clean smokestacks act as a great legislative achievement. Former Lieutenant Governor Dennis Wicker also delivered a eulogy, calling Nesbitt a champion of those without a voice. Pastor Bruce Frank led the g