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  1. Biltmore Apartments gets go ahead from Asheville CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    Jeff Hicks, a resident of the Oakley neighborhood, said the negatives are more than just increased traffic with the Biltmore Apartments. He said the development just doesn't fit the area and would be an eyesore in the neighborhood.

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  2. 1920s costume party to benefit Asheville Contemporary Dance...Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    What: "Zelda and Scott Loved Dance," a 1920s flapper costume party and fundraiser to celebrate modern dance, Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald and to support ACDT's future work. Friday the 13th is rapidly approaching, and it's time for you to adorn your feathers, turn up the jazz, grab a glass of bubbles and party like it's the 1920s! Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre is throwing a flapper-themed party, the whole town is invited, and it's destined to be the cat's meow.

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  3. Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center debuts revamped galleryRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    NEW DIGS: Erin Dickey, left, and program director Alice Sebrell at the BMCM+AC's updated reception desk. Photo by Kyle Sherard The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center officially reopens on Friday, Jan. 30, with a reception for its newest exhibition, Poemumbles: 30 years of Susan Weil's poems/images .

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  4. Asheville airport passenger traffic grew 11.5% in 2014Jeff Fobes 1 hour ago 52 viewsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    According to the Asheville Regional Airport , a record number of passengers arrived in 2014: 378,124 passengers enplaned at the airport in 2014, and 378,301 passengers deplaned, an 11.5% increase compared to 2013, and a 2.3% increase compared to 2010, the previous best year on record. "We can attribute this growth to two key factors," said Lew Bleiweis, A.A.E., Executive Director.

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  5. Asheville Council to consider incentives, apartmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    On Jan. 27 Asheville City Council will consider several economic incentive deals, apartment development requests and a housing study that will help shape policies for years to come. On the economic front, White Labs, Highland Brewing and Tutco Farnam are all requesting real estate deals or cash grants in exchange for making major local investments and hiring local workers.

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  6. Storyteller David Novak appears at Metro Wines, Feb. 8Alli Marshall 2 hours ago 58 viewsRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    Storyteller David Novak takes part in an interactive salon at Metro Wines, on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. Good conversation is always enhanced with good wine! Metro Wines hosts a one of a kind, entertaining and interactive salon experience with Master Storyteller, David Novak, on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 3 PM at Metro Wines ,169 Charlotte Street in Asheville. Novak is an award-winning storyteller, author and actor.

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  7. Different Strokes! stages dinner theater a oeTable 6,a Feb. 13-22Alli Marshall 1 hour ago 85 viewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2013 | Mountain Xpress

    Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective presents Table 6 by Rodney Smith as a dinner theater production at Olive or Twist . Shows are Friday, Feb. 13, Sunday, Feb. 15 and Friday-Sunday, Feb. 20-22 at 7 p.m., with dinner seating at 6 p.m. We're excited to announce that Rodney Smith's Table 6 , which we co-produced as part of the 2014 Asheville Fringe Festival, is kicking off our 2015 season - and this fun show will now be mounted as an annual fundraiser to help cover our production costs throughout the year.

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  8. Smart bets: Wuthering Heights and The TempestRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    New York-based Aquila Theatre Company's annual "two plays in two days" tradition sees the same cast performing two different productions on back-to-back nights in Asheville. The first show follows the plight of English lovers thwarted by fate in a new production of Emily BrontA 's mid-1800s classic Wuthering Heights , while the second calls on William Shakespeare for a tale of disloyalty and magical revenge from his early 1600s work The Tempest .

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  9. Asheville Buskers Collective continues discussing downtown busking issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Mountain Xpress

    On Tuesday, Jan. 20, several members of the Asheville Buskers Collective met in the conference room above the French Broad Food Co-op for a post-holiday regroup, aiming to find consensus about what buskers do, who buskers are and whether enshrining their needs in city ordinances is a realistic possibility. Several weeks after a previous buskers' forum held at New Mountain, the Asheville Buskers Collective discussed the approaches the group would take to address busking concerns from the city, the Asheville Downtown Association, businesses, residents, law enforcement and buskers themselves.

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  10. Red Grant headlines Funny "R" Us show at Winter XscapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Mountain Xpress

    FAN FAVORITES: The Funny "R" Us comedy show marks Red Grant's first Asheville performance, but he's no stranger to opening acts Terrell "Angry Bird" Marrow and Brian "Da Wildcat" Smith. "I love working with those guys," Grant says.

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  11. Asheville takes a bite out of Orkin's bed bug listRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Mountain Xpress

    For the third year in a row, Asheville placed in Orkin's list of the top-50 cities in the U.S. that have the biggest bed bug infestations. However, the city did take a bite out of the problem this year, dropping 11 spots down the list, from ranking the 36th worst city in 2013 to the 47th worst in 2014.

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  12. In photos: Asheville Mardi Gras' Cajun CookoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Mountain Xpress

    The fundraising event, benefiting the Mardi Gras parade and Queen's Ball as well as MANNA FoodBank, saw Cajun and zydeco fusion band Bayou Diesel playing to a decked out crowd in a venue brimming with colorful costumes. "The MANNA FoodBank collection barrel was overflowing by the first hour," says Xpress distribution manager Jeff Tallman .

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  13. Faces in the crowd: WNC crowdfunding initiativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 25 | Mountain Xpress

    "I want to tour and play music to as many people as I possibly can," says violinist and vocalist Priya Ray. Vintage photo of Ray from her campaign page Crowdfunding platforms make it possible for individuals and organizations of any size to harness social networks and raise start-up capital for projects that might otherwise fail due to lack of funding.

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  14. Coffee with a Cop fosters familiarity between police, communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | Mountain Xpress

    Officer Kevin Skonieczny and Mandy Chase, of West Asheville, speak at APD's first Coffee with a Cop event Jan. 24 The Bojangles parking lot on Merrimon Avenue was packed the morning of Jan. 24, spilling over into the adjacent lots. But it was no ordinary mad rush for biscuits that crowding the asphalt.

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  15. Sound Check: Pearl and the BeardRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | Mountain Xpress

    In support of soon-to-be-released album Beast , Brooklyn-based trio Pearl and the Beard recently returned to Asheville. The band opened a sold-out show for Wild Child.

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  16. Sharon LaMotte BandRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Mountain Xpress

    The Asheville Battle of the Bands w/ Squidlord, Sam Potter, The Dr. Van, Nosedive, The Dirty Badgers, Polly Panic, Chanterelles, Jam Samwich, Luzius Stone, Zuzu Welsh Band & Theater of the Mind

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  17. Smelling Asheville: Local candlemaker creates walking tour based on historic scentsRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | Mountain Xpress

    FRESH LAUNDRY: The Flatiron building's iron statue and Michael Dale's "fresh laundry" scent both commemorate a historic downtown laundromat at Wall Street. The Asheville Aroma Tour creator hopes candle customers will recall their trip to the historic landmark more vividly upon smelling the corresponding fragrance while at home.

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  18. Theater review: Asheville Fringe Arts FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Mountain Xpress

    The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival kicked off its run of shows at The Odditorium with an eclectic double-bill that embrace the raw and slightly rough-around-the-edges aspects that make Fringe such a visceral delight to watch. Appalachian Winter by Michael Whitmire , a musical journey accompanied by interpretive dance, is the tale of a bear, a raven and the moon on their journey through winter.

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  19. Book learning: ABA's Winter Institute comes to AshevilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Mountain Xpress

    The American Booksellers Association holds its Winter Institute - an annual convention for 500 of the organization's members - from Sunday-Wednesday, Feb. 8-11. First of all: Yes, it's in Asheville - a major shift for the association, which usually hosts its event in a major city, near a hub airport.

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  20. An open discussion about race in Asheville City SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Mountain Xpress

    About 100 people gathered Jan. 22 at ACS Preschool in west Asheville for an open discussion on racial inequities. In four breakout discussions, small groups sought solutions.

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