The five-day event includes more than 100 musicians. But this year, the festival also features 90 panelists, numerous interactive art exhibits, and sound installations throughout town, from the Orange Peel to Pack Place to the Moog Music factory itself.
Brand Director Emmy Parker says Moogfest 2014 will be unique not just for Asheville, but also for the event industry in general.
The Asheville Art Museum presents the video works of Robert Wiegand and his wife, Ingrid. The works were made in the 1970s when video art was first making an appearance in the art world. During this early period of video creation, the mechanical nature of the medium was a source for experimentation and inspiration. It will be on view January 7th through April 27th. 828-253-3227 www.ashevilleart.org thru–4/27
For the first time Asheville City Schools will be led by an African American woman. Dr. Pamela Baldwin has been named system Superintendent. Dr. Baldwin was chosen from a field of more than one hundred candidates. She is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction with Scotland County Schools. Dr.
A growing number of older Americans are choosing not to retire. Instead they are going into business for themselves. This week AARP and the U.S. Small Business Administration held an older American job fair at A-B-Tech. Suzanne LeFollette Black is Associate Director of AARP North Carolina. She spoke with David Hurand.
Tony is looking ahead to next Wednesday and the opening of MoogFest, April 23-27 in Asheville. But this weekend Earth Day will be celebrated on Lexington Avenue and Highland Brewing marks its' 20th anniversary. This weekend also serves to recognize independent "Record" stores and there are lots of new movies in area theaters and the Asheville Tourists are back at McCormick field for a big weekend of baseball.
Trumpet Spectacular: The Asheville Symphony takes the stage at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Saturday night to perform Handel's, Music to the Royal Fireworks, Hummel's Trumpet Concerto, and Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass with the WCU Concert Choir and the Asheville Symphony Chorus. Also this weekend, singer songwriter David Wilcox performs at the Altamont. The Mother Earth News Fair takes place in Asheville this weekend at the WNC Agriculture Center and Draft Day starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner has opened at area movie theaters. Tony Kiss has it all.
The deadline to register to vote is twenty-five days before a scheduled election. Therefore, the deadline to be eligible to vote in the May 6th primary is Friday April 11th. Buncombe County Election Services Director Trina Parker spoke explained the nuts and bolts of registering to vote to David Hurand.
Republicans will choose between R.L. Clark, Mark Crawford, and Clarence Young to determine who will run against Democrat Terry Van Duyn to represent the 49th State Senate District. Earlier this month Buncombe County Democrats chose Terry Van Duyn to fill the seat formerly held by the late Martin Nestbitt. Martin died in early March at the age of 67.