Tag: downtown

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 […]

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 […]

Downtown Mobile Meth Lab

Downtown Mobile Meth Lab

Asheville police, Asheville Fire Department and a hazmat crew responded to the scene of a mobile meth lab on Asheland Avenue on April 14. First responders said that police were called to the scene because of a suspicious backpack near the Asheville Transit Station. Jeff Lyons of the Asheville Fire Department was on scene, answering […]

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 […]

Trade and Lore Welcomed Downtown

Trade and Lore Welcomed Downtown

​Approximately 300 people walked through the door of a new coffee shop in downtown Asheville this Wednesday, as Trade and Lore hosted their soft opening of the shop. Brock Kehoe, one-of-three owners of Trade and Lore, said this kind of unadvertised opening allows the staff to practice everything they had been working on before busy tourist-filled weekends. […]

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 […]

Winter Storm Jonas

Winter Storm Jonas

North Carolina was under a state of emergency as Winter Storm Jonas toppled records.  The Asheville community was hit with 10.6 inches of snow, breaking the previous record. Ice formed from the snow continuously melting and refreezing over the next several days, which forced people to stay home after the initial storm. However, some people […]

aSHEville Museum “Her Nobel Words” Exhibit

aSHEville Museum “Her Nobel Words” Exhibit

“I speak not for myself but for those without voice. Those who have fought for their rights, their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated.” At age 17, Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize for her fight in […]

More than a snowstorm for local homeless shelters

More than a snowstorm for local homeless shelters

       Approximately 9.3 inches of snow covered Asheville this past week from winter storm “Jonas,” according to the National Weather Service. Winter weather presents serious problems for Asheville’s homeless population, as well as the shelters that seek to help them. Tilman Jackson, director of men’s rescue at Western Carolina Rescue Ministries Downtown, said […]