Halloween weekend has arrived and there's plenty to do. The Avett Brothers are at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville for two nights and Taj Mahal makes an intimate club appearance too. Maria Muldaur is at the Grey Eagle Tuesday. Conversations with David Holt is on tap at Blue Ridge Community College Bo Thomas Auditorium November 5th. The Cinema Film Festival arrives mid week and there are several new releases of interest at area theaters. High on Tony's list, St. Vincent starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy and NightCrawler starring Mr. Jake Gyllenhaal. Check it out.
From NPR member station WFAE in Charlotte, reporter Ben Bradford has produced stories about the voting records of both incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan and her opponent, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis:
10th Congressional District Representative Patrick McHenry and his Democratic challenger Tate McQueen met Monday (October 27th) for a debate at the University of North Carolina Asheville. For more than an hour the two candidates took questions from the Council of Independent Business Owners and the differences between the Conservative Republican incumbent and his Progressive Democratic challenger were pronounced.
Tune in Saturday at three and Sunday at six for a Halloween special from BackStory. Halloween – despite its solemn Celtic roots – has become a safe way for Americans to transgress social norms and toy with the idea of ghosts in a family-friendly fashion. But for some, spirits from another plane have always been a very real part of life on this plane.
Halloween is still a week away, but the ghouls and goblins are already out and about. Tony is frightfully delightful with tips and suggestions for the week leading up to Oct. 31. High on his list of scary options, Pinhead's Graveyard and the return of the Rocky Horror Picture Show to Asheville. There are several new movies in the area including John Wick. starring Keanu Reeves. and St. Vincent, starring Bill Murray.
On the next Friday @2, we welcome the Opal String Quartet to our studios. The Opal is playing concerts around Western North Carolina in the next few days, and they'll give us a preview. They'll bring us a quartet by Johannes Brahms as well as a brand new work by local composer Tim Winter.
Please join us when the Opal String Quartet plays in our studios on the next Friday@2.