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Asheville is country’s reigning champ of hippie culture!

Asheville is the country’s reigning champ of hippie culture. Flooded with farmers’ markets, art and crafts, and live music, this southern gem has a long history of street performance and outdoor festivals. It also led the charge in farm-to-table local … Continue reading

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LAAFF builds on past challenges and successes

WHAT: LAAFF, facebook.com/lexfest WHERE: Lexington Avenue between College Street and the I-240 overpass WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 6, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fre Pop quiz: There’s no such thing as a free ______. A) lunch B) puppy C) downtown street festival. Organizers … Continue reading

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Theater review: “Twelfth Night” by Montford Park Players

Montford Park Players and their outdoor summer of Shakespeare are always a delight, especially on a cool summer night. And the perfect theatrical confection for such a night is the group’s latest production of Twelfth Night, Or What You Will, … Continue reading

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Music review: JJ Grey & Mofro at Pisgah Brewing Co.

JJ Grey seems like a guy who knows how to have a good time. He also seems like he genuinely wants everyone around him to have a good time. And, if parties have a way of evolving from the mellow … Continue reading

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Sunny and the Sunsets July 18 at Mothlight

“Sonny Smith’s endlessly prolific San Francisco psych-pop band Sonny and The Sunsets crank out loopy, fun, lo-fi tunes at scary rates,” says Stereogum. The band, currently on tour in support of latest album, Talent Night At The Ashram, plays The … Continue reading

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WNC paddle sports on the rise

Few people spend more time on Western North Carolina’s rivers than Chris Gragtmans. Our waterways, he says, have become increasingly popular with outdoor enthusiasts in the past few years — a sentiment echoed by a number of local leaders in … Continue reading

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Art that begins in the landscape: Local artists build their palette from nature

For local artist Jacqueline Maloney there are no walls separating her studio from her living space and no doors between her home and the natural world. In her kitchen, bouquets of herbs hang in the windows. Shelf mushrooms are glued … Continue reading

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