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  1. Sharyn McCrumb reads at Malaprop's, Oct. 26Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    New York Times bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb, known for her Appalachian ballad novels, is based in Virginia. But she's got ties to Western North Carolina - a theatrical version of her novel, Ghost Riders was staged at Parkway Playhouse in June.

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

    19 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    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. Each week, Xpress highlights notable Western North Carolina crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd.

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  3. Of Time And The French Broad RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Mountain Xpress

    Art and literature unite for the sake of the French Broad River on Thursday, Oct. 23 in Of Time And The River . The a ticketed, one-night-only art exhibition is a benefit for RiverLink .

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  4. Rainbow Table: Happy, healthy Halloween celebrationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Mountain Xpress

    COSTUME FUN: From left to right, Yulia Salazar Grancaer, Destiny Mickins and Rowan Martinez take part in a Purple Parade. Photo courtesy of Verner Center for Early Learning The other day I popped into the grocery store for some dinner essentials and was immediately reminded that Halloween is just around the corner.

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  5. 30 Days Out: a look at upcoming concertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Mountain Xpress

    Twice monthly, my blog 30 Days Out spotlights upcoming music shows and events of note, shining a light into some less well-lit corners, where some fascinating artists schedule performances. I do my best to give ample advance notice so that you can adjust your budget and calendar in a way that lets you get you to the show.

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  6. WizardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Mountain Xpress

    Close to the base of the Craggy Pinnacle Trail near Milepost 364 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, a wizard reaches one long arm out to engage every single passerby - much like a snake oil salesman of a bygone era, much like a political marketeer, much like the TDS offers that spring up like mushrooms in your mailbox. As with those examples, you'll want to be careful about responding.

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  7. Xpress Playlist: LEAF editionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Mountain Xpress

    The 39th LEAF festival rolls around this weekend - it actually kicked off on Thursday for its most dedicated attendees. Dozens of artists perform on six stages around Lake Eden.

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  8. Local North Carolina Senate candidates wrangle over issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Mountain Xpress

    Candidates hoping to represent Western North Carolina in the state Senate debated Oct. 16 at UNC Asheville, highlighting differences on a range of issues, from education and the economy to the environment. Here's a look at the candidates and their views.

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  9. Grocery store wars: East Asheville Bi-Lo closingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Mountain Xpress

    After opening for business 30 years ago in east Asheville, Bi-Lo is closing its grocery store at 801 Fairview Road. The local closure comes as part of a decision by Jacksonville, Fla.-based parent company Bi-Lo Holdings to close 23 Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie grocery stores across the country.

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  10. Craft attack: Wall Street gets yarn bombedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Mountain Xpress

    "One philosophy of yarn bombing is that it's stealthy, like graffiti," says Elizabeth Schell, one of the owners of Purl's Yarn Emporium . That shop is sponsoring a yarn bombing installation on Wall Street that includes knit pieces affixed to lamp posts, trees, parking meters, park benches and one vintage bicycle.

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  11. UNC Asheville Well-A-Bration 2014 Set for Oct. 20Jeff Fobes 3 hours ago 76 viewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Mountain Xpress

    UNC Asheville will host its fourth annual Well-A-Bration, celebrating healthful living and wellness, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20. The day-long celebration will feature cooking and exercise programs, health lab open houses, and the fifth annual student-run health fair. UNC Asheville Health Fair-11 a.m.-2 p.m., Kimmel Arena Concourse.

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  12. Council approves new innovation districtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Mountain Xpress

    ONE FOR THE TEAM: In addition to voting to approve new "innovation" districts, Asheville Council members honored the winning team - the local minor-league Tourists baseball team, which who won the 2014 South Atlantic League Championship. Today, Oct. 14, Asheville City Council approved the creation of three municipal service districts as a way to finance redevelopment and infrastructural improvements.

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  13. RBTS Win with Blue Sky Black Death at Asheville Music HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Mountain Xpress

    While most of Asheville and the surrounding area is aware of the soulful chill-wave awesomeness that is RBTS WIN's 2013 release, Palm Sunday . But sometimes new levels of understanding come from seeing a thing from different perspectives.

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  14. Paul Taylor Dance Company performs at Diana Wortham TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Mountain Xpress

    TAKE THE LEAP: A contingent of male dancers in the Paul Taylor Dance Company performs in "Arden Court," a dance the company is bringing to Asheville. Photo by Paul B. Goode Laura Halzack likens performing with the Paul Taylor Dance Company to playing for the New York Yankees: It's the biggest of the big leagues.

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  15. Smart bets: V.O.V. triple-CD release partyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Mountain Xpress

    Led by local music maven Lenny Pettinelli, Vibration of Versatility is a collaborative Asheville-based recording project that has already drawn from the talents of 70 instrumentalists. V.O.V. aims to produce albums from 12 genres in 12 months.

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  16. Asheville Chamber Music Series attracts international talentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Mountain Xpress

    TAKE NOTES: Michel Lethiec, French clarinetist and artistic director of Festival Pablo Casals Prades, performs at the next installment of the Asheville Chamber Music Series. International artists are drawn to the local series, says board member Marilynne Herbert, because "I think that they feel a warmth [here] that they might not feel in other cities."

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  17. Smart bets: WNC Video Music AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Mountain Xpress

    Asheville is poised to one-up MTV with the launch of the WNC Video Music Awards. Bioflyer Productions, the Arden-based event organizers, aim to provide a new way for Asheville creatives to showcase their abundance of quality video projects.

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  18. Visioning a positive future with Transition AshevilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | Mountain Xpress

    Can you imagine Asheville's sustainable future? Forty years from now, walking down the streets, what do you see? What are you wearing? What are you eating? What do you hear? What do you smell? What might Asheville's most positive potential feel like? Can you imagine it? Oct. 13, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church. We need "to see the positive future that we want to live in and want to manifest.

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  19. Smart bets: Kuzdu Swamp SpectactularRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | Mountain Xpress

    Local roots-rocker Reed Turchi earned the title "kudzu boogie" for the gritty and snarling brand of Americana that he and his band, Turchi, perform. Meanwhile, North Florida-based guitarist Daryl Hance has a sound oft-compared to the watery lowlands of his home state.

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  20. Traveling tunes: The Rough & Tumble's post-Asheville adventuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | Mountain Xpress

    GOOD MILEAGE: After leaving Asheville for Nashville, singer-songwriters Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler formed The Rough & Tumble. "We thought, let's start recording and let's start touring, and it tumbled into this thing that we want to do full time," says Tyler.

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