Tony Kiss drops in for a look at what's happening in Western North Carolina. High on Tony's list, the holiday theater scene. The Santaland Diaries open Thursday December 11th at Asheville Community Theater. Montford Park Players perform A Christmas Carol December 6th-23rd at Asheville Masonic Temple. Singer song writer John Gorka performs at Mountain Spirit Coffee House at the Unitarian Universalist Congressional of Asheville.
There are fewer than a handful of birth centers in North Carolina but a drive is underway to open another in our region. Judy Major is with the Western North Carolina Birth Center. She spoke with David Hurand…
The Board of Directors of Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc. / WCQS named WCQS Program Director Barbara Sayer as Interim President and CEO, following the resignation of WCQS President and CEO Jody Evans. Evans’ last day at WCQS is December 5.
Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan just came out with a book of her own. It’s about The Great Gatsby, which Corrigan describes as "the novel that unites us if we’ve been to high school in America.”
Another big, but chilly weekend has arrived and there is plenty of things to do that will warm your heart. Tony Kiss takes a look at some of what's happening, including tickets on sale for a couple of legendary artists who will make their way to Western North Carolina early next year.
The creator, producer, and host of Thistle and Shamrock, Fiona Ritchie and former President of Warren Wilson College and founder of the Swannanoa Gathering on the college campus, Doug Orr, have written a new book, Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia. The book tells the story of how the music of Scotland and Ireland found its way to America. They spoke with David Hurand…..
Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR's Fresh Air and critic-in-residence and lecturer at Georgetown University will be in Asheville this week. Corrigan will share her bookish obsession with a great American novel and promote her latest book, So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Enduresat Malaprops November 19 at 7 p.m. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are free with a purchase of So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures.