Category Archive: performances

UNCA Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles

UNCA Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles

After a semester’s worth of diligent practicing and motivating instruction, the UNC Asheville Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles put on a diverse array of performances at Isis Music Hall on the evening on April 17. The performances were part of the UNC Asheville Jazz Showcase which included Bluegrass Ensemble, ECM Ensemble, John Coltrane Ensemble, Ellington […]

The Dark Lady Sonnet and Upstart Crow

The Dark Lady Sonnet and Upstart Crow

This past week the Montford Park Players put on their play, The Dark Lady Sonnet and the Upstart Crow. This marked their forty-fourth season of performances since 1973. “There have been hundreds and hundreds of playwrights that are as old or older than Shakespeare,” said Scott Keel, artistic director of the Montford company and director of […]

Asheville Lyric Opera’s Singing in the Park

Asheville Lyric Opera’s Singing in the Park

The Opera community of Asheville showed their support for the Asheville Lyric Opera, April 3, for Singing in the Park, at Pack Square Park. Singing in the Park, a free public performance, debuted in April 2015 and now holds three free concerts during the fall, spring and summer seasons. This free concert featured live performance […]

Syto Jeff at Sly Grog Lounge

Syto Jeff at Sly Grog Lounge

  Imagine a dark, quaint room with calm vibes and a positive atmosphere and you will start to see what the room felt like on Saturday, March 19 when the band Syto Jeff performed at a private club in Asheville. This fully licensed entity is called Sly Grog Lounge. It started off a few years […]

29th Annual Ballroom Dance Competition

29th Annual Ballroom Dance Competition

The Heritage Classic Dancesport Championship dance competition was hosted by the Grove Park Inn from March 1 through 5. According to the event’s website, the competition has been held at the Grove Park for 29 years. The week included multiple dinner dances, competitions for all levels of ballroom dancing, both American and International styles, and […]

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Originally a movie released in 1975, “Rocky Horror Picture Show” became to be known as a cult film, meant to be experienced in a large group of people in order to understand the story line. It’s a strange and incredible world for newly engaged couple Brad and Janet, referred to as “asshole and slut;” however […]

Underground Music Scene

Underground Music Scene

Asheville is well known for it’s music scene, but not everyone knows about the existence of Asheville’s underground music scene. In many of the basements, garages, backyards and living rooms of local neighborhood houses you can find collaborative musical acts performing their own creative style. Some house dwellers have committed their living space to help […]

Poets Respond to Race

Poets Respond to Race


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Malaprops hosted “Poets Respond to Race,” an event featuring two South Carolinian poets, on Friday. Al Black and Len Lawson took turns reading poems that expressed different scenarios and points of view of racism. “We met at his open-mic venue,” Lawson said. “He approached me about doing poems about race based on the Travon Martin […]

Malaprop’s Bookstore hosts Ed Tarkington

Malaprop’s Bookstore hosts Ed Tarkington

Malaprop’s Bookstore, located at 55 Haywood St., delivers fun and interesting adventures for its customers through stories, events and the unique knick knacks they have for sale around the store. Last Wednesday, Malaprop’s author event coordinator, Cindy Norris, scheduled Ed Tarkington for a reading of his debut novel, “Only Love Can Break Your Heart.” Tarkington […]