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The basic elements of wine include acidity, body, and tannin. Acidity is the element of the wine that makes your mouth water (i.e. lemon juice is high acid). Wines with high acidity are described as being zippy or bright. When you taste a wine, assess how much it makes your mouth water after…

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Now in its 16th year, American Folk Art will present its Annual Miniature Show next month featuring 12 of the gallery’s artists. With winter’s chill taking hold during February, The Miniature Show, timed to align with Valentine’s Day, is a much anticipated and heart-warming event.

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The Magnetic Theatre prides itself on offering a wide variety of original programming, ranging from comedy, burlesque and horror to new plays about social change. In each case, we strive to support creativity in our community, particularly for emerging artists. This February, Magnetic is bri…

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The Harrah’s Cheorkee Center-Asheville is proud to present The Lumineers III: The World Tour, which is coming to the Explore Asheville Arena on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.

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Pan Harmonia is going Back to the Bassooniverse, an adventure in music for the fantastic and charming bassoon. Western North Carolina’s brightest band of bassoonists will return to the stage at Biltmore United Methodist church for the third annual bassooniverse celebration on Sunday, Jan. 26.

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Get ready for another hair-raising adventure when Poppy, Branch and all their Trolls friends come to life on stage in Trolls LIVE!, their first ever live tour! Jam-packed with epic music, glitter, humor and happiness, Trolls LIVE! will visit Harrah’s Cherokee Center — Asheville, May 19 and 2…

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Asheville Fringe 2020 will bring artistic voices from the edge, with more artists, shows and venues than ever before. With powerful dance, strange music, moving solo shows, wacky puppetry, interactive theater, and things beyond categorization, Asheville Fringe 2020 is ready to activate the c…

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At a time when teens are especially aware of the role they can play and the impact they can have in society — on a national and even global level — this production, inspired by Dr. Melba Patillo Beal’s searing memoir Warriors Don’t Cry, acts as a catalyst for deeper discussions with students…

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Nashville singer/songwriters Natascha Myers, Nicole Miller, & Paige Rose bring the world-renowned Bluebird Café to Isis Music Hall with an intimate, writers-in-the-round performance on Jan. 19. Natascha Myers brings an innovative approach to Americana music, with a nod to traditional cou…

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Fresh off of features in Rolling Stone, Billboard, Parade, Jazz Guitar Today, Lady Antebellum guitarist Slim Gambill is making his Asheville debut with his instrumental jazz/rock/jam band project.

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CHEROKEE — From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels.

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On Jan. 8, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium will celebrate its 80th year anniversary of providing a civic home for music, arts, and entertainment in Asheville, beginning a year-long celebration of the venue’s history and plans for potential future development.

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Some of us recall the freedom that came with our first set of wheels, albeit a pair of roller-skates or a tricycle. Some of us relate to the means of daily commutes using public transportation or maybe, it’s a memory of a family automobile that got us to our vacation destination. You’ll be s…

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Asheville Gallery of Art’s January show, “A Life of Art,” features exciting, harmonious works by three new members, Robin Wethe Altman, Tina Honerkamp, and Deb Sholly. The show runs Jan. 1-31 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. A reception …

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This is the perfect hot drink to serve on chilly winter evenings spent at home. Make a batch any time you want to enjoy an intimate gathering with loved ones or a well-deserved treat.

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Celebrate 2020 with the Asheville Symphony and the Classical Mystery Tour band – including cast members from Broadway’s Beatlemania! on Tuesday, Dec. 31 beginning at 8 p.m. the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

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When a car breaks down in the middle of an Alaskan snowstorm, two strangers are forced to engage with one another in a one-room cabin. Brilliant Traces, a powerful, darkly humorous, emotional-knockout-of-a-play by Cindy Lou Johnson opens next in 35below at Asheville Community Theatre.

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Due to the popularity of their most recent Vietnamese vegan pop-up series, Gan Shan Station will be running a new vegan pop-up dinner series from 5-9 p.m. every Wednesday night throughout the month of January. Starting Jan. 8, patrons will experience a vegan menu exploring the cuisine of Korea.

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“Sounds of the Night” received the 2019 Best Book Award for Children’s Educational books from the American Book Fest. This unique book is from a line of interactive books created by author, science educator and entrepreneur Brent Ford.

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For the last 17 years, A Swannanoa Solstice has delighted local audiences with world-class Appalachian folk and world music, becoming a beloved holiday tradition that lights up even the darkest of winter’s days.

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Asheville chef Owen McGlynn announces plans to open Asheville Proper, a live-fire cooking concept, at the historic Grove Arcade in early 2020. Featuring a local- sourced, seasonal menu, Asheville Proper will offer an unconventional approach to the classic American steakhouse.

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Vessels of Merriment is back for another round at Grovewood Gallery! This exhibition, celebrating its third run, will feature handcrafted drinking vessels by 16 studio potters from around the country. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 16 from 2-5pm, free and open to the…

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Since 1996, the Center for Craft has served the community as a creative hub committed to fostering innovation and ingenuity among working professionals seeking to hone their craft. Finally, more than two decades after its initial founding, the Center has at last received a long awaited facelift.

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Come enjoy a festive concert called featuring guest conductor John Young Shik Concklin on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Community College Concert Hall, 49 East Campus Drive in Flat Rock.

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Subscriptions are now available for Flat Rock Playhouse’s 2020 Season: Puttin’ on the Hits. This year will feature a tried and true collection of beloved productions including A Chorus Line, West Side Story, and Million Dollar Quartet. Combining classic titles with Flat Rock Playhouse (FRP) …