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Four artists, multiple themes and varied media make up Asheville Gallery of Art’s March show, “Portraits of Imagination.” The exhibit, which is the last installment of new member shows, will be on display from March 4-28.

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The work of Asheville artist Cyrus Glance is the the first exhibit of the spring 2021 semester at Weizenblatt Gallery at Mars Hill University. It is scheduled to run through Feb. 25.

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What do used cars, Appalachian wildlife, housing, the Blue Ridge Parkway, mental health and feeding the hungry have in common?

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Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States — claiming one woman every 76 seconds — yet only one out of five American women actually believe it’s a threat.

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Just the thought of comfort foods is often enough to warm the soul, especially as cool winds blow and temperatures drop. When cooler weather calls for hearty meals to give your family a warming boost, turn to simple shortcuts for comforting flavor without skipping on quality.

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Let the soundtrack of soaring harmonies, original bluegrass, klezmer, old-time and folk performed by the one and only Zoe & Cloyd brighten your Valentine’s Day when the duo takes to cyberspace for a first-ever virtual concert hosted by The Black Mountain Center for the Arts.

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It’s hard to resist a perfectly blended, rose-red, luscious red velvet mug cake. It’s the perfect size, with just a handful of instructions, and it’s easily cooked before your eyes in the microwave.

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For the past 65 years, the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) has awarded the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award to authors of printed works that focus special attention on Western North Carolina. The Association is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve a…

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Asheville Tea Company is offering Valentine’s Day gift boxes that feature tea blends created by company owner Jessie Dean.

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A three-year revitalization project taking place inside Asheville’s historic Southside neighborhood has come to fruition with the opening of SoundSpace @ Rabbit’s, the city’s first public access music rehearsal facility.

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Few things beat a hot meal on a cold day. Stews and casseroles can fit the bill in such situations, but soup is a go-to solution when looking to warm up.

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Dan Slott’s run on the Fantastic Four has been pretty good overall. The sixth trade paperback entitled “Empyre” might be his weakest entry so far. It attempts to capitalize on the nostalgia of older readers by returning the FF once again to dealing with the Kree/Skrull War. This time the war…

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I can’t say honestly when I actually got involved in interior design and home staging, but I do remember that when I was a young girl, I had ideas on how to create spaces.

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The advantage of this recipe is that you can prepare most of it ahead of time, allowing you to enjoy a barbecue or potluck with the family. The final preparations, including cooking the shrimp, only take a few minutes.

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Local actor and storyteller Becky Stone brings Black civil rights activists to life through her dynamic performances. Stone’s portrayal of Rosa Parks is a three-dimensional history lesson for audiences at schools, libraries and Chautauqua gatherings.

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(Editor’s note: Rubin Feldstein recorded an oral history for the Center of Diversity Education, UNC Asheville. Some of the quotes below describing his family’s journey to America are a part of that oral tale. For more information on UNCA’s oral history program, visit https://diversityed.unca.edu/).

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The colorful green cover of the “Asheville at Home” cookbook seems to entice readers to head into the kitchen and try a recipe or two from local restaurants.

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Moving back to Western North Carolina has been a remarkable experience. I grew up here, but have lived in many other states over the years. One of the major undertakings of my life and career has been design. Interior design. Decorating. Home Staging. I know it sounds different but having th…

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Asheville Art Museum presents special program with Robert Longo, an American artist of international renown whose works are currently on view in Vantage Points: Contemporary Photography from the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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For brunch, dessert or simply to treat yourself, there’s never a bad time to indulge in a cinnamon bun. All the better if they’re homemade.

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When it comes to Italian cuisine, there’s no shortage of dishes to warm your belly and lift your spirits on a dreary day. These pillowy gnocchi are no exception.

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Baked pasta dishes are the best! They’re quick and easy and everyone loves them. This chicken pasta dish is enhanced by the fresh veggies and the full-bodied flavor of garden fresh sage and a touch of Parmesan cheese.

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Catawba Brewing Company has decided to push back this year’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time release to the first weekend of April. Peanut Butter Jelly Time is a wonderfully popular brown ale from Catawba Brewing, normally released in early March.

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Beef and lentil soup is a delicious meal to warm you up on a winter’s day. A rich and hearty soup full of healthy ingredients your family will enjoy. For a vegetarian option leave out the meat and beef bouillon cubes and add cubed tofu or tempeh and vegetable broth.

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Spaghetti is a staple of many family dinner tables, and this recipe takes a healthier approach. Home cooks who want to veer away from traditional pasta without giving up their love of marinara can try this zucchini-inspired alternative to traditional spaghetti.

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Asheville’s only professional theater company dedicated to locally grown works will be hosting its first round of curtain calls Jan. 9-11. And in the year of a pandemic, auditions heading into the 2021 season will be handled with a twist as The Magnetic Theatre will move into a virtual space…

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Perfect as a filling snack, quick breakfast on the go, or nutritious beverage, smoothies are a healthy choice any time of day.

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“Blooms” marks Asheville Gallery of Art’s second new member show of the new year and celebrates the early signs of spring through the beauty of nature, new life and, of course, florals.

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The newest collection of Judge Dredd stories was released this month in a trade paperback entitled “Control.” The majority of stories in the book deal with Special Judicial Squad Judge Pin.

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Here’s a punch that everyone will enjoy. It goes without saying that you shouldn’t use your very best wines for this—affordable sparkling wines are fine for this recipe.

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The Museum’s Collectors’ Circle members made it possible for the Asheville Art Museum to acquire 15 new works for the Museum’s Collection. Collectors’ Circle members are dedicated to increasing their own knowledge of American art and fine-art collecting while also growing the Museum’s Collec…

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Spice up this holiday season with festive snacks that are perfect for a quick on-the-go bite.

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Biltmore continues to safely welcome guests to its 8,000-acre estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville and will boast a range of favorite seasonal events along with several new experiences in 2021.