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The Asheville School Fine Arts Department will open an exhibit featuring Asheville artist Joseph Pearson starting on Jan. 10. The exhibit, called “Thoughts on the Times: Reflections on Today’s Current of Racial Injustice and Violence in America,” will be on display in the Walker Art Center’s…

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Asheville Gallery of Art’s January show, “A Colorful Beginning” ushers in the year with an expressive interpretation of color by more than 20 member artists. The show runs Jan. 2-31 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11-4 p.m. Sunday.

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On the Second Saturday of each month, the River Arts District will be holding gallery walks with live demonstrations, live music, wine tastings / spreads of food, and more! Meander the mile-long district and discover all there is that the “RAD” has to offer.

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2019 will be another busy year for Australian, psych-rock luminaries Stonefield as they kick off the new year with another North American tour, hitting the road with recording artist King Tuff in January.

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Nest Boutique + DIY Studio is a unique place in Biltmore Village that offers stylish clothing and accessories for women along with opportunities for them to develop creative skills in workshops offered by local artists.

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The alternative rock band Switchfoot will rock the Orange Peel stage in Asheville on Feb. 14 of next year, on tour celebrating the release of their new album, NAtive Tongue, which comes out on Jan. 18.

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The Asheville Symphony’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration reaches new heights this year, with a performance of Cirque Musica’s Crescendo. This thrilling cirque experience features jugglers, acrobats, and contortionists in daring feats of balance and strength, set to musical favorites from c…

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For New Year's Eve, Yarn and Josh Shilling will be performing an entire set of Yarn’s music along with selections from the The Band’s The Last Waltz on Dec. 31 at Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Road, Asheville.

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Asheville’s North Carolina Stage Company presents Ginna Hoben’s hilarious (but touching) tale, “The Twelve Dates of Christmas,” showing now through Dec. 30.

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For many local families, Christmas morning means attending their local church, exchanging gifts, and preparing a meal to share. It can also be a day to put down electronic devices and spend time together. Some local venues will be open on Christmas Day and welcome visitors.

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B.Simone’s "You’re my Booooyfriend" Comedy Tour — Starring B.Simone with Special Guest Darren Brand and Desi Banks is coming to town for an all ages show on Saturday, Dec. 22 at The Grey Eagle, located at 185 Clingman Ave. in Asheville.

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The 2018-2019 Broadway season at the Peace Center offers timeless stories of hope and history, a celebration of the undying human spirit and moments of uproarious laughter.

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The Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville announces the 2019 Y.E.S. Emerging Artists Fund, a program to support young performers by providing scholarships for graduating high school seniors pursuing a career in the performing arts.

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Brevard College’s Bill’s Boiler House will become a Brevard College operated coffee shop. Previously occupied by Appalachian Coffee Company, the coffee house will now serve coffee brewed by alum Jotham Lipsi ‘05, owner of Pisgah Coffee Roasters.

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Asheville Gallery of Art’s January show, “A Colorful Beginning” ushers in the year with an expressive interpretation of color by more than 20 member artists. The show runs Jan. 2-31 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11-4 p.m. Sunday. The gallery, located at 82 …

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Paul Robeson was a towering figure in 20th century arts and culture. Actor, singer, lawyer, athlete, scholar and activist, he was challenging boundaries and expectations in Jim Crow America long before the Civil Rights era. But his prominence, race, and outspoken left wing politics also made…

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The Asheville Singers, UNC Asheville’s student vocal ensemble, performed for visitors to the White House in the East Room on Dec. 3, 2018 and as part of the same trip, provided musical entertainment for injured soldiers at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington D.C. T…

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The roots of Yule celebrations reach far back to ancient Germanic, Norse, and Anglo-Saxon times, connected initially with pagan religions and later melded with Christian practices, which means that there are centuries of celebratory music and dance to draw from.

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A holiday tradition that goes back more than 120 years, Christmas at Biltmore enchants those who visit Biltmore during its annual holiday celebration, which is going on now through Jan. 6.

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“Nobody knows toys like Grandma,” according to Virginia Pendergrass, Sandra Brugh Moore, and Sahar Fakhoury — all of whom are grandmothers.

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The fourth annual “O Come Let Us Adore Him: Christmas Creches from Around the World” nativity exhibit is back and will return to the First Baptist Church of Asheville, located at 5 Oak St., downtown Asheville.

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The Reuter Center Singers will present two holiday concerts, singing at the Biltmore House on Friday, Dec. 7, and offering a free performance at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10 at the choir’s home base, UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center.

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The Asheville Ballet’s Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition in Asheville for almost half a century, and once again, families will be charmed by the ballet’s greatest classic.

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People are falling in love with barrel-aged craft beer. What is it about these exotic brews that has craft beer enthusiasts asking for more? Certainly, it’s the rich, malty character – but also, it’s the taste imparted by wooden barrels once used for spirits and wine — like bourbon, red and …

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Balsam Range, the Grammy- and IBMA-winning band, is on a roll — fresh off winning Entertainer of the Year in September at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards. This exciting, home-grown WNC band, is giving music lovers a gift, with an expanded Art of Music festival the…

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With its founder, Michelle Dorrance, called “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today,” award-winning tap company Dorrance Dance is set to perform at Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville for two nights on Thursday & Friday, Nov. 15-16 at 8 p.m.