Category Archive: performances

Erotic Poetry Slam at The Odditorium

Erotic Poetry Slam at The Odditorium

The Odditorium, located at 1045 Haywood rd. in Asheville, North Carolina.

The Odditorium, located at 1045 Haywood rd. in  Asheville, North Carolina.

“Granny D” for Bernie Sanders

“Granny D” for Bernie Sanders

On Monday, WNC for Bernie Sanders hosted “Go Granny D!” at New Mountain in downtown Asheville. The show is performed by Barbara Bates Smith and Jeff Sebens, and is about the late Granny D, a 90-year-old woman who walked across America to protest campaign reform, according to WNC for Bernie Sanders’ website. Carole Schaefer, the […]

Barbara Bates Smith and Jeff Sebens perform "Go Granny D!" to promote campaign reform.

B-Boys (and girls) at the Hop

B-Boys (and girls) at the Hop

In what has become quite a popular show at the Hop, the B-boys were back, along with young students and volunteers from the audience. The moves were fresh, the sneakers squeaked, and the arms crossed in defiance and challenge.

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Ballet Conservatory Recital

Ballet Conservatory Recital

The Ballet Conservatory of Asheville held its annual Spring Recital for all classes at Diana Wortham Theater onSunday May 20. The recital included modern, jazz and traditional ballet across classes of all ages from three through adult. Also at the recital, the company presented  a teaser performance from the Conservatory’s upcoming large-scale production of the […]

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REIGN @The Marketplace Restaurant, Asheville

REIGN @The Marketplace Restaurant, Asheville

The Marketplace Restaurant on Wall Street in downtown Asheville plays host to a new monthly late-night event called REIGN. Inspired by a photograph Image Asheville photographer Micah Mackenzie posted on facebook,  and prompting discussions with PUSH Productions’ Sonia Hendrix, Asheville local, Amanda Swafford, and Marketplace Owner/ Chef, William Dissen, REIGN has evolved into an open collective. Participation […]

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Word Slam 2012

Word Slam 2012

Poetry runs through all cultures.  I was lucky enough to be witness to some of the youth poets of Western North Carolina on this sunny Saturday afternoon.  Each of these students spoke with meaning and heart and idealism and intellect…all of the adjectives you can use to describe a passionate teenager.  Remember that?  When nothing […]

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{Re}Happening 2012

{Re}Happening 2012

One of the things I really love about living in Asheville is its wonderful arts community, which encompasses everything from street performance, freak festivals and circus cabaret to artisan crafts to fine arts and opera. I have never felt more immersed in a vibrant arts culture, and the great thing is that all the events […]

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The Runaway Circus and the Loose Cabooses Annual Community Show, 2012

The Runaway Circus and the Loose Cabooses Annual Community Show, 2012

Once again, in 2012, for two consecutive weekends, the Runaway Circus has packed out the auditorium at Odyssey school in Asheville. This year’s theme, “Rock Paper Scircus!” allowed the circus crew to engage with the audience in a series of games and audience particpation sections of the show For kid friendly, family entertainment with a wild […]

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Race to the Bottom – AshevilleFM Live

Race to the Bottom – AshevilleFM Live

Jon Reid’s show, Race to the Bottom sometimes does a live show on AshevilleFM to help people get involved and to generate buzz and donations. Intimately held at Bo Bo Gallery on Lexington Avenue, it was a sampler of music and comedy and talk from jazz duo The D Tones, Jonathan Scales, Ami Worthen, Juan […]

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