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There are no rifles, swords or bayonets in this battle. Instead, the duel between Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis is purely about the music — and it’s up to audience members to decide who emerges victorious.

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The human face is capable of displaying an astonishing array of emotions. Curiosity is what many of the uninitiated express when first seeing a southern face jug, a tradition that has many beginnings.

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Roger May, whose photographic portraits of Appalachia and its people have been featured in national and international media, will display some of his work and discuss the issues involved in depicting Appalachia, on Thursday, March 28. His presentation begins at 5:30 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s K…

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On Friday, March 22, Diana Wortham Theatre is proud to present master cellist Sébastien Lépine and ESCA Quartet, performing Lépine’s original multimedia concert IMAGINATIONS 5.1, in partnership with the Asheville Symphony for the Asheville Amadeus festival.

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The Asheville Chamber Music Series (ACMS) will present the lauded Takács Quartet with star pianist Garrick Ohlsson, in concert on Tuesday, March 19 at 8 p.m. The concert offers the first opportunity to see Garrick Ohlsson perform during Asheville Amadeus Week and will be held at the Diana Wo…

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The Rich Nelson Band will be performing material from Nelson’s debut solo record “Ever Since Now” on Friday, March 15. Guitarist, singer, songwriter (and sought-after portrait and landscape painter) Nelson relocated to the area from his hometown of Detroit in 2004.

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On Thursday, March 21, Asheville School's Fine Arts Department will host an opening of the latest John M. Crawford Art Gallery Exhibit, "Visions of America: A Portfolio of Photographs Celebrating WPA Era Art and Artists of the 1930s and 1940s."

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Two of the world’s most exciting blues-rock guitarists join forces for a series of red-hot shows full of fiery string-bending and soulful vocals. Each will be doing a full set with his own band, and then they’ll go shoulder to shoulder for some thrilling guitar fireworks.

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What do the River Lethe, the poet Virgil, Cerberus, Osiris, Radhamanthus, Norse gods Loki and Hel, Egyptian demoness Ammut, Blind Justice, Dante, Beatrice Portinari, Lucifer, Sisyphus, the 50 daughters of Danaus, Brutus, Eurydice, Pluto, Persephone, and some high school kids have in common?

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Grovewood Gallery celebrates spring with their annual Sip & Shop event, which will take place from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23.

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The Currys present some old favorites and also selections from their brand new album, "This Side of the Glass," with a full six-piece band on Sunday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Isis Music Hall.

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The Honey Dewdrops bring their unique blend of folk and roots music to Black Mountain on Friday, March 22 for a record release show at the White Horse Black Mountain. The concert starts at 8 p.m. and features an opening set from Black Mountain's Will Staughan.

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On Friday, March 22, Diana Wortham Theatre is proud to present master cellist Sébastien Lépine and ESCA Quartet, performing Lépine’s original multimedia concert IMAGINATIONS 5.1, in partnership with the Asheville Symphony for the Asheville Amadeus festival.

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The Montford Park Players, an Asheville theatrical tradition, announces the directors and shows for the 2019 Season. As Montford Park Players branches out to include classically-inspired works along with the Shakespeare the community is accustomed to seeing on the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre…

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If there’s one thing parents agree on, it’s that parenting is complicated. From pregnancy onward, it means navigating a mind-boggling array of contradictory advice on just about everything. Is it any wonder that the most well-intentioned of us might lose sight of the parents we intended to b…

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She calls herself a singer-songwriter, but as soon as Rebecca Loebe leans into the first notes of “Give Up Your Ghosts”, her first release for Blue Corn Music (Feb. 6, 2019), that definition starts to seem woefully inadequate.

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Each summer from June through August, 40,000 music-lovers celebrate Brevard Music Center's (BMC) mission by attending its acclaimed summer music festival and supporting 500 gifted young musicians who are redefining the future of classical music alongside an artist faculty from world-renowned…

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The Southern Highland Craft Guild opened irs exhibition for the 2019 year with Deliberate Works in the Folk Art Center's main gallery upstairs. It features 48 objects from faculty, alumni and students of the Appalachian Center for Craft.

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The Asheville Angel Pets Conference, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, covers many topics on Senior pet needs, End-of-life care, caregiver support topics and grief healing.  

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UNC Asheville will present two archaeology lectures during the spring 2019 semester – on Feb. 27, focusing on controversies among scholars over “peopling” of the New World, and on March 26, examining how late Roman textiles provide a window into social relations, including gender issues, in …

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The Blue Ridge Orchestra Chamber Symphony, led by Milton Crotts, presents “Mostly Mozart,” an afternoon chamber concert showcasing talented local musicians performing works by Mozart and one of the composers he most admired.

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The Writers' Workshop is offering classes and contests for beginning and experienced writers. Each class meets on Saturdays, 10-4 pm, at 387 Beaucatcher Rd., Asheville. Registration is in advance only, at www.twwoa.org. Classes are $75 each, or $70 for Workshop members. Financial assistance …

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William: And I am not the type of person who sympathizes with the criminal element in this kind of situation. Not at all. But the fact remains that there’s a lot of people in jail who don’t belong there, a lot of black people in jail who don’t belong there, and a lot of cops and prosecutors …

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Thousands of collectors and enthusiasts from all across the country and beyond will be gathering in Asheville to attend the 32nd National Arts and Crafts Conference and Show at Omni Grove Park Inn on Friday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 17.

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The Asheville Symphony brings Beethoven’s love letter to nature to life with a performance of the Pastoral Symphony on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. Led by guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen, the evening also features Kodály’s Dances of Galánta and Dvořák’s Violin Concerto with guest violinist Alexi…

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Taj Mahal is celebrating decades of recording and touring that have nearly single handedly reshaped the definition and scope of the blues via the infusion of exotic sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and South Pacific.

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John Bright at Biltmore House in Asheville,  The Academy Award-winning costume designer worked with the estate’s Museum Services team to recreate dozens of clothing items based on archival photography from the Vanderbilt collection for A Vanderbilt House Party – The Gilded Age, open until May 27.

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Hendersonville Community Theatre has announced its 2019 season, featuring a blend of comedies, dramas and musicals including a few lesser-known productions and ones rarely staged locally.