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.
The apparent reversal by the U.S. Justice Department to approve the merger of American and US Airways includes a commitment to keep one of the new airline Hubs in Charlotte. The agreement, if finalized, will create the the largest airline in the world. David Hurand spoke with Brookings Institution Senior Research Associate and Associate Fellow, Adie Tomer about the merger and what it may meqan for smaller regional airports, including Asheville Regional Airport.
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.
The recent announcement by Representative Howard Coble that he won't seek re-election may have an impact on the clout of the North Carolina delegation to Congress. It may also serve to enhance the influence of 10th District Representative Patrick McHenry. David Hurand spoke with High Point Enterprise reporter Paul Johnson about Coble's decision.
Crime statistics have been compiled by North Carolina counties since 1973, but not by all counties. David Hurand spoke with Carolina Public Press reporter Jon Elliston about the the numbers and the Crime Index.
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.
Attorney Esther Manheimer has been elected mayor of Asheville. Manheimer was any easy winner over her challenger, former city employee John Miall. The polls had only been closed a little over an hour when it became clear that the current Vice Mayor would win by a comfortable margin. Unofficial results show she captured over 68% of the vote.