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  1. French Broad River Festival and RiverMusic returnRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    FRIENDS OF THE FRENCH BROAD: The annual French Broad River Festival is "all about getting out and enjoying this beautiful place," says co-organizer Sid Border. One of his top picks for the weekendlong festival is the kid-friendly Sol Driven Train show and parade.

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  2. Magnetic Theatre debuts its new location with Brief Encounters 2015Lisa Watters 1 hour ago 72 viewsRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    The theatre, which focuses on producing original works, will once again have a year-round home of its own: Magnetic 375, at 375 Depot Street, directly across from its former River Arts District digs, which it had to vacate in early 2013 due to financial challenges. The first chance to see the new venue will be with Brief Encounters 2015 , a program of 6 short plays, running from April 30 through May 6. The scripts were chosen from more than 300 submissions from across the country and here in Asheville.

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  3. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes raises awareness of sexual violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    What started out as a challenge to men to walk their talk against sexual violence is taking a step toward inclusivity. In a change of pace, Our VOICE, Buncombe County's sexual assault and abuse support center, is asking the community this year to turn its annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event into a people's march on Saturday, May 2. "Asheville is such a great, diverse and supportive community, and we wanted the event to be more reflective of our community," she says.

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  4. Letter writer: Let's increase sales tax for affordable housingRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    After meeting with the manager of the Asheville [Visitor Center gift shop] to discuss possibly selling her AHHH Asheville T-shirt bags designed in part to bring needed money to Homeward Bound, I was approached for money by a homeless veteran outside of Harris Teeter. He had me at "veteran who was temporarily homeless" .

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  5. Funk-pop collective EMEFE plays Pisgah Brewing Co., May 6Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    New York-based eight-piece funk-pop outfit EMEFE is not exactly new to Asheville. From shows at Asheville Music Hall to kicking off last year's RiverMusic series, the band has made the round of local stages.

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  6. More housing, public transit fare free zone up for discussion at Council meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Mountain Xpress

    The Council will hear and vote on approval of the 2015-2019 consolidated action plan for Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Act funds. The action plan lays out proposed usage of the funds for the next fiscal year, and seeks to authorize a submission to the U. S. Dept.

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  7. 5 questions (LEAF edition) with Travers BrothershipRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Mountain Xpress

    LEAF is almost here - the festival's 40th iteration runs Thursday-Sunday, May 7-10. In advance, Xpress is talking to performers about what they have planned and why being part of LEAF's 20th anniversary is so special.

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  8. From Slavery to Freedom: remembering April 26, 1865Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Mountain Xpress

    "Well, they have passed quietly through - 2,700 men and numberless negroes, horses and mules which they have stolena great many negroes have left town with the yankees - crowds of men, women and children just gathered up a bundle of clothes and went with them." So reads an eyewitness account from Ms.

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  9. What's ahead for the West End BakeryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Mountain Xpress

    On the most notorious of prankster days, April 1, the West End Bakery - the West Asheville landmark opened by Cathy Cleary and Krista Stearns almost 15 years ago - changed ownership. The new proprietors, Cary Hitchcock Jr. and Catherine McConachie , slipped into West Asheville quietly, but the new ownership is no joke.

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  10. WNC and nation get a $30 million push to move 'Beyond Coal'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Mountain Xpress

    The Sierra Club's national campaign Beyond Coal got word earlier this month of a $30 million boost from Bloomberg Philanthropies . The Duke-Progress Energy coal-fired plant at Lake Julian in Skyland is one of Beyond Coal's list of priority coal plants to retire and local environmental group MountainTrue is gearing up to oppose the upcoming renewal of the plant's air pollution permit.

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  11. Screen scene: Local film newsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Mountain Xpress

    Ziggy Gruber is the focus of the new documentary Deli Man, which kicks off the Asheville Jewish Film Festival's spring film series on Thursday, May 7 at the Fine Arts Theatre. benefits Asheville-based cross-cultural partnership Africa Healing Exchange .

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  12. Faces in the crowd: WNC crowdfunding inititativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Mountain Xpress

    "My journey so far with music has been more than amazing," writes teen guitarist and vocalist Noah Larssen. "I have had opportunities of a lifetime, and I have met people who I will always look up to.

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  13. Elephant Revival plays New Mountain, April 30Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 25 | Mountain Xpress

    It seems unlikely that a washboard would be the thing to set a band apart. But that's kind of the case with indie-folk act Elephant Revival .

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  14. Sound check: Mikey WaxRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 25 | Mountain Xpress

    Singer-songwriter Mikey Wax recently performed at The Altamont Theatre. His songs have aired on TV shows like "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "So You Think You Can Dance," "Pretty Little Liars" and "Switched at Birth," and he's known for playing house parties.

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  15. 5 Questions (LEAF edition) with Fox & Beggar TheaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 25 | Mountain Xpress

    LEAF is almost here - the festival's 40th iteration runs Thursday-Sunday, May 7-10. In advance, Xpress is talking to performers about what they have planned and why being part of LEAF's 20th anniversary is so special.

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  16. Stand Against Racism event: Author Cynthia Yancey reads from 'Zak & Niki' at SpellboundRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Mountain Xpress

    On Saturday, April 25, at Spellbound Children's Bookshop in Woodfin, local author Cynthia Yancey will read from her new book Zak and Niki: A First Look at Rising above Racism . The reading is one of many events featured in the YWCA of Asheville's Stand Against Racism events - a national YWCA initiative that aims to bring "people together from all walks of life to raise awareness that racism still exists and that it can no longer be ignored or toleratedhos wind to a close."

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  17. The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design announces 2015 Windgate...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Mountain Xpress

    Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Windgate Fellowship, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design announces its newest group of recipients. This year, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its Windgate Fellowship Award, marking $1.5 million awarded to 100 emerging craft artists nationwide.

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  18. Best Of WNC memories, part 2Read the original story

    Friday Apr 24 | Mountain Xpress

    In part 1 , we revisited purple wigs, long-suffering pets, long-lost eateries and the 2004 demand for more adult entertainments. To inspire votes for this year's Best Of WNC .

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  19. Theater Review: "A Streetcar Named Desire" at Asheville Community TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Mountain Xpress

    It is hard to believe that, after 69 years of shows, Asheville Community Theatre is only just now staging A Streetcar Named Desire . The acclaimed Tennessee Williams play is one of the definitive works of the20th century, if not of all time.

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  20. Perennial buskers Midnight Snack to make their indoor debut at Foggy Mountain Brew PubRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Mountain Xpress

    It's hard to say whether Midnight Snack's infectious busking sets are more likely to add a bit of pep to the pedestrian pace or to halt it altogether. Either way, the self-described art rock quintet, which made the move from Boston to Asheville several months ago, has been steadily building a presence among downtown's streetside stages.

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