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Comedy at the Rock: Gallagher in Tryon
April 25, 2017
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Comedy at the Rock: Gallagher in Tryon

Comedy Icon Gallagher Performs June 10 Gallagher is coming to Western North Carolina, but no need to hold onto your melons. The comedy icon will perform June 10 in Tryon, kicking off the Tryon Fine Arts Center comedy series. The show is a production of Comedy on the Rock, which has branched out to bring comedy to venues around...

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Music from James Taylor, Carole King to be celebrated
April 24, 2017
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Music from James Taylor, Carole King to be celebrated

The Reuter Center Singers are ready to make the earth move. On Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, the group doesn’t want you to be lonely either. To help on both accounts, the group will celebrate the music of the legendary James Taylor and Carole King. The free shows (donations are welcome) will be at 7 p.m. at the...

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National Adoption Weekend In East Asheville
April 24, 2017
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National Adoption Weekend In East Asheville

PetSmart Charities Brings Rescue Groups Together There’s a big weekend in the works for fur babies and the humans who love them. Brother Wolf Animal Rescue and seven other local animal rescue groups will participate in PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend. The Asheville event is May 6 and 7 from 11 am to 5 pm at...

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Free Comic Book Day at Comic Envy
April 23, 2017
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Free Comic Book Day at Comic Envy

Super Day Supports School Lunch Program Comic books aren’t just child’s play. Some of the most pivotal scenes of The Big Bang Theory take place in a comic book store, for goodness sake. Whether your passion is Ant Man, X-Men, or anything in between, if you are passionate about comic books, join Asheville’s...

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Asheville fans Dawes return for Orange Peel show
April 23, 2017
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Asheville fans Dawes return for Orange Peel show

California band headlines another night in town The four members of Dawes know Asheville pretty well. To the point where bass player Wylie Gelber already knows where at least one meal will likely take places when the rockers head to town this week. “Trying to get some dinner at The Admiral and we’ve got our show at The...

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French Broad River Festival Turns 20
April 22, 2017
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French Broad River Festival Turns 20

Over two decades, the French Broad River Festival has steadily grown from a one night benefit party on the river banks to an all weekend festival featuring great music and outdoor events with a beautiful backdrop. The 20th annual FBRF returns to the Hot Springs Campground and Spa, at the intersection of the river and the...

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St. Paul & the Broken Bones Play The Meadow At Highland
April 21, 2017
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St. Paul & the Broken Bones Play The Meadow At Highland

Rolling Stones Opener Headlining Highland While St. Paul and the Broken Bones may not be a name that every music fan knows, there are thousands who caught them on a huge stage. For two shows in 2015, the Alabama-based soul band opened for The Rolling Stones. “It was good,” singer Paul Janeway said. “It’s one of those...

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The Hip Abduction brings beach flair to mountains
April 18, 2017
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The Hip Abduction brings beach flair to mountains

The sound of Florida is ready to be played in the mountains. The six members of The Hip Abduction, the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based group that mixes West African beats with early Jamaican reggae/dub music, released their third effort “Gold Under the Glow,” on March 11, 2016. They’ll play at 9 pm on Thursday, April 20 at...

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The Naked & Famous/Waaves Play Grey Eagle on Blink-182 Offdate
April 17, 2017
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The Naked & Famous/Waaves Play Grey Eagle on Blink-182 Offdate

At first glance The Naked And Famous and Wavves wouldn’t make the most obvious of touring partners. The Naked And Famous permeate their synth driven sound with intertwined vocals and hearken back to some of the best moments from the 80’s, while Waaves guitar-driven loserdom is more of a throwback to 90’s grunge than...

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Win A Jag, Help Local Families: One Club Golf Tournaments
April 17, 2017
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Win A Jag, Help Local Families: One Club Golf Tournaments

Join ESPN Asheville’s WISE GUYS For United Way ABC Get a hole in one, win a Jaguar, AND help many local families at the same time? Talk about a multitasking Monday. Support the United Way of Asheville Buncombe County at the ESPN Asheville One Club Tournaments, Monday May 1st at Etowah Valley. The morning features an 18...

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Black Angels Bring Sonic Psych Rock To The Peel
April 17, 2017
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Black Angels Bring Sonic Psych Rock To The Peel

Black Angels Play The Peel April 29 Texas has long been a hotbed for the psychedelic rock movement thanks to Austin’s The 13th Floor Elevators, who pioneered the genre in the 1960’s. However, the movement did anything but stop there, and in recent years has steadily grown and flourished thanks to groups like The Black...

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Help A Hiker & Make A Wish Come True
April 16, 2017
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Help A Hiker & Make A Wish Come True

Local Man Taking Trailblaze Challenge For Children Superheroes come in many forms. In fact, one may be among you right now. Take Steve Matlack of Black Mountain, for instance – a mild mannered salesman by day, but after 5 o’clock Friday, a champion for children fighting serious illnesses. Instead of flying over the...

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Go Fish! Kids Tournament In Swannanoa
April 12, 2017
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Go Fish! Kids Tournament In Swannanoa

Come get the kids’ catch of the day at the Kids Fishing Derby, Saturday April 29 at Owen Park In Swannanoa. The tournament is a partnership of Buncombe County Recreation Services and the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. Kids under 16 can take part without a fishing license. Check-in and registration begins at 8 am, with...

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Music Video AVL Turns 10
April 11, 2017
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Music Video AVL Turns 10

A Decade of Music Video AVL Our neighbors to the east may have their CMA’s but Ms. Underwood can’t hold a flame to the Ashevillian red carpet extravaganza that is Music Video AVL. April 19th marks 10 years that Music Video AVL has been showcasing the eclectic range of talent of local filmmakers and musicians by presenting...

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Feast Your Ears On Midnight Snack’s New Release
April 10, 2017
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Feast Your Ears On Midnight Snack’s New Release

Indie Group Set For Isis Show This Midnight Snack isn’t something you eat, but the band’s music is quite devour-able. The five-piece Asheville indie band is ready to drop its third release, this one titled “Child’s Eyes.” The former music school students from Boston relocated to Asheville several years ago and have...

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Build An Earth Day Home For Butterflies & Bees
April 09, 2017
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Build An Earth Day Home For Butterflies & Bees

Mills River Presbyterian Hosts Earth Day Project Big and little humans are invited to help with an Earth Day project to help winged inhabitants of Western North Carolina. Mills River Presbyterian Church invites children and families to take part in a special Earth Day project at 10 am Saturday April 22, as the congregation...

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“Color Me Goodwill” Goes To The Dogs
April 07, 2017
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“Color Me Goodwill” Goes To The Dogs

Local Designers, Dogs Work The Runway This year’s Color Me Goodwill Fashion Show is adding some four-legged models to the runway. “For the first time ever, we’ll partner with the Asheville Humane Society, so that the audience will not only see some great fashions, they’ll also get to see some very...

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Scenic Cycling: The Burnsville Metric
April 06, 2017
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Scenic Cycling: The Burnsville Metric

23rd Annual Burnsville Metric Offers Two Options It’s known for being one of the most scenic rides in the state, and every mile you pedal makes a difference for local heroes. Mark the start of the spring and summer cycling season with the 23rd annual Burnsville Metric, April 29 through Yancey and Mitchell counties. This...

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Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe At Salvage Station
April 04, 2017
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Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe At Salvage Station

The Rolling Stones saxophonist is bringing friends to Asheville’s Salvage Station. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe featuring Melvin Seals performs at 9 pm Thursday, May 18. Denson, the current saxophonist for Mick Jagger and crew, is fresh off a tour with the legendary rock band that included the highest grossing...

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Easter On The Green
April 04, 2017
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Easter On The Green

Free Family Fun At Pack Square Park April 15 The Bunny Trail leads right to Pack Square Park. Join the Asheville Downtown Association at the 8th annual Easter on the Green, presented by Ingles Markets, from 2 to 5 pm Saturday April 15. It’s a free afternoon of family fun that includes age specific egg hunts, giant...

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