Mindfulness Festival at UNC Asheville

Mindfulness Festival at UNC Asheville

For the third consecutive year, Mindfulness Festival returned to UNC Asheville’s campus this past Saturday. The event ran from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and hosted musicians, workshops, food, and also included arts and crafts. Organized by students and volunteers, the festival’s aim is to provide a platform for temporary community. According to their website, […]

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Street Performers

Street Performers

  Music and art have often been found on the streets and in the shops of downtown Asheville. Street performers station themselves either individual or in small groups along the sidewalks.  “I think that street performing is harder than any other gig,” said Kaya Nichole, a singer and street performer from New York, “I’ve done wedding […]

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Public Hearing on African-American Monuments at State Capitol

Public Hearing on African-American Monuments at State Capitol

On April 19, the YMI Cultural Center held a public hearing on the proposed  installation of a monument on the grounds of the state Capitol. Secretary Susan Klutzz of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, accompanied by Deputy Secretary Kevin Cherry, said the monument is dedicated to honoring African-American contributions to the state of North Carolina. Community members and representatives […]

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Asheville Horse and Carriage Tours

Asheville Horse and Carriage Tours

Sterling Silver, a Percheron draft horse in training, stood patiently in his withers waiting for his next patrons near Pack Square. Asheville Horse and Carriage Tours is the sole service offering carriage tours of downtown Asheville. Owner and driver Catherine Hunter said the carriage draws both positive and negation attention, but stands firmly by her business […]

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Malaprops Hosts Humanities Presentation

Malaprops Hosts Humanities Presentation

Malaprops hosted a presentation by Robert Newman from the National Humanities Center on April 21. Newman explained why humanities are an important subject to be taught in schools. The National Humanities Center is a nonprofit organization that provides resources for teachers and holds presentations across the United States. Newman covered essential descriptions and explanations during […]

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Mindfulness Fest

Mindfulness Fest

On April 23, UNC Asheville hosted its third annual Mindfulness Festival. Lyric Antio is the coordinator of the festival. “Mindfulness Festival is a one day event dedicated to creating a conscious community,” said Antio, “and bring in different age groups and different people who wouldn’t usually interact with the community.” Antio estimated that about one […]

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Hops for Horses at Highland Brewing Company

Hops for Horses at Highland Brewing Company

On April 23, Hope for Horses, a horse rescue and rehabilitation group, held a fundraiser at Highland Brewing Company called Hops for Horses. Hope for Horses held the event in order to qualify for a $25,000 grant from the ASPCA. In honor of Help a Horse Day 2016, the ASCPA is giving out $100,000 in […]

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Ernest Cline visits Malaprop’s Bookstore and Cafe

Ernest Cline visits Malaprop’s Bookstore and Cafe

Esteemed science fiction and dystopian novelist, Ernest Cline, attended Malaprop’s author signing event toward the end of his tour presenting Armada. His second novel, Armada, was published July 14, 2015. It follows the story of a teenage boy who after playing too many Alien Invader games, got thrust into the reality of UFOs coming to […]

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Mindfulness Festival 2016

Mindfulness Festival 2016

Live music emanated from the UNC Asheville quad as people of all ages gathered for the third annual Mindfulness Festival on April 23, the day after Earth Day. Hula-hoopers, slack-liners, and barefoot attendees enjoyed the weather and browsed the 25 different vendor’s stations, while bands such as Jahman Brahman and I, Star performed in front […]

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