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The Hop Appreciation Day

The Hop Appreciation Day

The Hop Ice Cream Cafe celebrated 34 years of scooping delicious frozen treats for the people of Asheville Wednesday, and in a gesture of appreciation to its patrons gave out free kiddie scoops to all comers, all day. It was also a special day for Hop owners Greg and Ashley Garrison, marking four years since […]

Asheville from the Sky

Asheville from the Sky

  Flying over Asheville is exhilarating. Built in a long bowl with mountains, Asheville from the sky has both a strong city feel with an intimate closeness.  

Beer City USA Festival photos

Beer City USA Festival photos

Asheville, North Carolina…aka: Beer City USA Home to more than fifteen craft breweries and becoming a destination to craft beer drinkers across the US, Asheville embraces and thrives within its beer savoire faire.  Voted Beer City USA via National Beer Examiner for three years running, (this year a tie with Grand Rapids Michigan) Asheville wears […]

Proving Ground

Proving Ground

Yes. Micah Mackenzie is a member of the Image Asheville collaborative.  So, of course we must profess! He is also an amazing street photographer and regularly contributing member to Asheville’s Art community. The support for and attendance of his show at Pisgah Brewing Company was impressive and proved that Asheville thrives in it’s artistic culture […]

Blue Ridge Roller Girls Double Header

Blue Ridge Roller Girls Double Header

The Blue Ridge Allstars faced off against the Atlanta Rollergirls and won a victory, 193 – 112, in the main event.  The French Broads played against Little City, also winning 163 – 97.  This was the second bout to take place at the WNC Ag center instead of the US Cellular Center (formally the civic center)

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.

Decentralized Dance Party – Asheville Edition

Decentralized Dance Party – Asheville Edition

Tom and Gary’s Decentralized Dance Party came to Asheville Tuesday, May 22. According to Tom and Gary’s website, the party consists of hundreds of Party People, carrying boomboxes, and a DJ who wears a backpack, containing an FM radio transmitter. All the boomboxes are tuned into the DJ’s master FM broadcast, resulting in a mobile, synchronized sound […]

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 […]

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 […]