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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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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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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Gladheart Farm

Gladheart Farm

On Thursday, April 21 a young woman who goes by her given Hebrew name, Chanah guided us through vast green fields and past old rustic barns on the property of Gladheart Farm. The farm is located two miles away from downtown Asheville and is hidden away within a dead end road of a neighborhood. “We […]

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Tourists win opening home game

Tourists win opening home game

The Asheville Tourists’ first home game of the season kicked off with a bang last Thursday. Fans from the Asheville area packed McCormick Field as they watched the Tourists beat the Rome Braves 5-4 in extra innings. “What a great game,” Tyler Leinbach, a Tourists fan, said. “And on opening night too? It’s great.” The […]

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Storybook Character Exhibit at Pack Memorial Library

Storybook Character Exhibit at Pack Memorial Library

Pack Memorial Library, for the fourth year, hosted storybook character figurines made by the GoFigure doll club in April. The collection has a wide variety of characters ranging from Alan Snow’s “Here Be Monsters” box trolls to the Cheshire Cat of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. The material which the characters are made varies from felt, needlework and […]

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