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Violet Bell sounds like it could possibly be a person, a floral variety or candle scent. It is, in fact, an impossible to pigeonhole acoustic duo from Durham, and they’ll be visiting the White Horse Black Mountain on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. 

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In celebration of its 20th season (2019-2020), Pan Harmonia, Asheville chamber music collective, has commissioned composer Dosia McKay to create an innovative work for voice, flute, bassoon and guitar for the chamber music repertoire and for the citizens of North Carolina. 

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The first and only Prince Estate-Approved symphonic celebration of Prince is coming to Asheville on Friday - bringing audience members a chance to hear the music of Prince like never before. 

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The 38th Annual Heritage Weekend will be held on Sep. 15-16 at the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Folk Art Center. This free celebration of mountain heritage held by the Southern Highland Craft Guild features traditional crafts accompanied by music and dancing.

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Highland Brewing Company, Biltmore Winery, and chef Graham House of Sovereign Remedies are hosting Grapes, Grain, & Graham, a ticketed dinner at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Highland Brewing. The dinner, which will event benefit Manna FoodBank, will feature four Appalachian-inspired cours…

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The Arts Council of Henderson County is proud to present the 59th annual Art on Main fine art/fine craft festival along Hendersonville’s historic Main Street, Sept.29-30. Festival hours will be 10 a.m.–5 p.m. both days.

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103.3 Asheville FM is celebrating nine years of community radio. This year marks the first fundraising event partnership for 103.3 Asheville FM and Asheville Affiliates to “party with a purpose”.

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Brevard College will host an exhibition of work by Brevard College's art faculty from Sept. 7 to Sept. 28, at the college's Spiers Gallery. An opening reception will be held Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the gallery, which is located in Sims Art Center on the campus of Brevard…

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Taking its name from the word for “mixture” or “medley,” Mélange creates a concert that bounces between genres with a special, audience-interactive twist with a musical menu of different styles.

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The latest innovation in New Orleans funk Chapter:SOUL is the brainchild of bandleader, vocalist and tenor saxophonist Calvin Johnson, Jr. featuring a modern four-piece funk and soul band.

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On the Second Saturday of each month until the end of the year, the River Arts District will be holding gallery walks with live demonstrations, live music, wine tastings / spreads of food, and more.

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“Guilty or Not Guilty?: A David and Goliath Story on the High Seas,” a new book by John Twyeffort Hubbell, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. This book is the history of a Massachusetts whaling voyage gone wrong.

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On Saturday afternoon, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m., story lovers from all over the region will come together to celebrate Asheville’s Original Story Lady, Gwenda Ledbetter as she presents her latest show, “Tales From and Beyond The Red Rocker.”

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A recreated sound of the Beatles will be looming at The Grey Eagle on Saturday, Aug. 18 starting at 6 p.m. This tribute to the Beatles is an all-ages show with tickets costing $15-$18.

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Celebrate the strength of the human spirit with the Asheville Choral Society’s season closer, “The Music of the Living.” In what promises to be an unforgettable evening of indescribable expression, this program pulls from a variety of genres—from pop to classical composers to spirituals.

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My Name is Asher Lev, the “coming-of-age” story of a boy prodigy, is scheduled for three matinee performances by The Autumn Players of Asheville Community Theatre (ACT):  Friday and Saturday April 29 and 30  in 35below at ACT and Sunday, May 1 in the Manheimer Room at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center.

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BREVARD — Local singer/songwriters Carrie Morrison, Andrew Thelston, and Terry Wetton are collaborating for a fundraising concert benefiting The Hope Chest for Women, a local nonprofit organization that provides support and financial assistance to women diagnosed with breast or gynecologic c…

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The Asheville Chamber Music Series (ACMS) will present the Doric String Quartet with Pianist Jonathan Biss in concert on Sunday afternoon April 3 at 4 p.m. The concert will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, located at the corner of Edwin Place and Charlotte Street.

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Finally,the weather is warming and the downtown Asheville Art District’s “First Friday Art Walks” are back just in time. Visitors enjoying an evening stroll downtown can stop in more than 23 different museums and galleries, including the Asheville Art Museum, on the first Friday of each mont…

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As sponsors of the Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest, The Cheese Store of Asheville, Oskar Blues Brewery, Noble Cider and 5 Walnut Wine Bar, are offering three Pre-Fest tastings at their main locations. The tastings will include four pairings that highlight cheese makers from the WNC Cheese Trail.

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Founded in 2011, the Asheville Young Musicians Club will present its fifth annual benefit concert Sunday, May 29th at 6:30 p.m. at Bent Creek Baptist Church, located at 1554 Brevard Road in Asheville. The concert is open to the public. Tickets are $20 each for adults, $10 for each student. T…

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Winner of Edinburgh Festival’s “Spirit of the Fringe” award in 2012, Rhythmic Circus brings its genre-hopping music and hard-hitting percussive dance to the Diana Wortham Theatre stageThursday and Friday, March 31 and April 1, at 8: p.m. Rhythmic Circus’ explosive show Feet Don’t Fail Me Now…

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Diana Wortham Theatre will host a returning favorite of Celtic music, internationally renowned Irish band Dervish, Friday, March 25, 2016 at 8 p.m. Currently comprised of Liam Kelly, Shane Mitchell, Brian McDonagh, Michael Holmes, and Cathy Jordan, the band will also be joined by Tom Morrow …

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The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band bridges genres and eras with an intensity and effortlessness few contemporary artists possess. And their new album So Delicious elevates the trio’s work to a new level. Produced by Rev. Peyton, So Delicious offers the band’s most diverse collection of song…

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For the past six years, “Harpeth Rising” has challenged the boundaries of folk music and created a sound that is both excitingly unique and surprisingly familiar. Their virtuosic instrumentals of banjo and violin, mixed with cello and foot percussion, create an exciting and unique blend of m…

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of 310 ART. Located at Riverview Station in the River Arts District, the venture began in 2006 in one room, a 380 sq. ft. space that served as a classroom, a space to show original artwork by founder Fleta Monaghan and also a working studio daily.

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Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys will perform at 9 p.m. March 26 at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall. Enjoy a Zydeco Dance Party featuring Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys. Broussard is one of the most influential accordionists and vocalists in modern Zydeco music and continues…