BY ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES EDWIN ARNAUDIN As Jerry Seinfeld might say, “What’s the deal with these EDM artists putting on masks and then taking them off? Doesn’t that defeat the purpose? Now instead of ‘Pixie Stix! Love the show!’ it’s ‘Hey, Bob, keep up the good work.’” Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter have […]Read more "MASKED EDM MARVEL SLOW MAGIC AT THE ORANGE PEEL DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE"
BY ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES JOEL BURGESS An Asheville minister at the forefront of the same-sex marriage fight is running for a seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. The Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara of the First Congregational United Church of Christ played a pivotal role in the national legalization of same-sex marriage. She is executive director […]Read more "PRO-GAY MARRIAGE MINISTER NOW A CANDIDATE FOR BUNCOMBE COUNTY COMMISSIONER"
BY ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES TONY KISS After two years of planning, months of construction and one change in location, Bold Rock Hard Cider is ready to begin production in Mills River, just a few miles from the big Sierra Nevada brewery. Bold Rock has completed renovations of a 22,000-square-foot building at 72 School House Road in Mills River, […]Read more "BOLD ROCK HARD CIDER READY TO OPEN IN MILLS RIVER, NC"
BY ASHEVILLE CITIZEN TIMES EMILY PATRICK The Asheville Drum Circle, a fixture of downtown life during the warm months, is no longer seasonal. For the first time, it has a winter home. Since its typical location, Pritchard Park, becomes inhospitable when the temperature drops, the drum circle is moving to New Mountain music venue until the weather […]Read more "ASHEVILLE DRUM CIRCLE MOVES INDOORS FOR THE WINTER"
BY ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES MIKE CRONIN With 17 new hotels and about 1,659 more rooms in the pipeline, some worry whether Asheville’s tourism sector will be able to maintain demand for visitor accommodations. Often lost among the attention given downtown’s upscale hotels are the area’s other lodgings. And there are plenty of them – with more on […]Read more "HOTEL BOOM MAKES NOISE OUTSIDE OF DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE"
BY ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES JOEL BURGESS A hotel just north of downtown has been dropped seven months after residents and other property owners protested plans for the 68-foot structure. Developers behind the proposed Towne Place Suites extended-stay hotel at 39 Elm St. had submitted detailed plans for the five-story building, which would have had 104 rooms and […]Read more "Asheville hotel plans next to downtown dropped"
BY ASHEVILLE CITIZEN TIMES EMILY PATRICK A major motion picture filming in Asheville is seeking all ages and types to work as extras. The film crew, led by director Jody Hill of “Eastbound and Down” and “Vice Principals,” has been working in Buncombe County this fall, according to Lisa Mae Fincannon, who worked on casting for the […]Read more "JODY HILL / DANNY McBRIDE / JOSH BROLIN MOVIE, ‘THE LEGACY OF A WHITETAIL DEER HUNTER’, SEEKING ASHEVILLE EXTRAS"