Articles by: Jason Sandford

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Fundraising effort set up for injured Montreat College coach

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Fundraising effort set up for injured Montreat College coach

Also, the LaZoom Room is set to open Friday, and much, much more.

by March 6, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
In Asheville, late-night dance party returns, this time at Broadway’s

In Asheville, late-night dance party returns, this time at Broadway’s

Whitney Shroyer is bringing “Soul Night” to Broadway’s every Wednesday for the month of March.

by March 6, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Recent Alcohol Law Enforcement actions in Asheville and WNC

Recent Alcohol Law Enforcement actions in Asheville and WNC

Here’s a round up of recent Alcohol Law Enforcement actions in Asheville, taken from January and February 2017 meeting reports. ALE is the enforcement arms of the North Carolina ABC Commission, which oversees alcohol sales in the Tar Heel state. Here’s the list of ABC Commission actions at its Jan. 11, 2017, meeting in Raleigh: -Athenas, LLC T/A Athenas 14[Read More…]

by March 5, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Musicians lend star power to Kim Roney’s Asheville City Council campaign

Musicians lend star power to Kim Roney’s Asheville City Council campaign

Angel Olsen and Greg Cartwright will play solo sets at the March 10 show at The Orange Peel.

by March 5, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
WNC magazine celebrates 10th anniversary

WNC magazine celebrates 10th anniversary

The issue, on newsstands now, includes a series of Top 10 lists from WNC experts on a variety of topics, and more.

by March 5, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Recent Asheville obituaries of note: Robert Harrell, Mary Poulos, Cecil Cantrell

Recent Asheville obituaries of note: Robert Harrell, Mary Poulos, Cecil Cantrell

Robert Harrell Jr. was a named plaintiff in the lawsuit filed by his father that forced the integration of Asheville City Schools in 1972.

by March 5, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Goldstein to run for Asheville City Council; Bothwell announces re-election bid

Goldstein to run for Asheville City Council; Bothwell announces re-election bid

Also, it looks like the issue of district elections for Asheville City Council will once again come before state lawmakers.

by March 2, 2017 0 comments Asheville politics
VIDEO Food Connection benefit show, and more Asheville weekend events

VIDEO Food Connection benefit show, and more Asheville weekend events

Here’s a look at some of what’s happening this weekend around Asheville.

by March 2, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Best of Asheville Comedy Showcase set for March 25 at Grey Eagle

Best of Asheville Comedy Showcase set for March 25 at Grey Eagle

Ten Asheville comics, including Minori Hinds, Grayson Morris, Cary Goff and host Tom Scheve, for just $10.

by February 27, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Asheville community events for Southern Conference basketball tourney

Asheville community events for Southern Conference basketball tourney

Events include the Downtown Dribble for children, a Cancer Awareness Day and an event honoring local veterans and law enforcement officers.

by February 27, 2017 0 comments Asheville sports, feature
15 WNC small businesses set for next ScaleUp WNC program

15 WNC small businesses set for next ScaleUp WNC program

The businesses include everything from apparel makers to a taco shop.

by February 27, 2017 1 comment Asheville business
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Gladys Knight to appear at fundraising kickoff in Canton

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Gladys Knight to appear at fundraising kickoff in Canton

More of what’s going around: -In case you missed our Friday Facebook Live video of Asheville musicians Jane Kramer, Ben Phan and Eliza Sydney practicing outside the Swannanoa Women’s Correctional Facility before their show, here it is. Emjoy! -Soul-singing legend Gladys Knight is set to appear at a fundraising event in Canton on Tuesday night, the Smoky Mountain News reports.[Read More…]

by February 26, 2017 2 comments Asheville News
Asheville Symphony focuses on diverse list of finalists for music director

Asheville Symphony focuses on diverse list of finalists for music director

The Asheville Symphony could hire its first woman music director.

by February 26, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music, feature
Merlefest on the Road features rising stars Thursday at Isis Music Hall

Merlefest on the Road features rising stars Thursday at Isis Music Hall

Merlefest will celebrate its 30th anniversary in April. This show will offer a great preview of the talent at the event.

by February 26, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Second Wedge Brewery location opens Tuesday

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Second Wedge Brewery location opens Tuesday

Also, textile artist Barbara Zaretsky will host an opening reception of a new exhibition at the Asheville Area Arts Council on Friday, and more.

by February 26, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Lyric, Lasher headline downtown Asheville concert

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Lyric, Lasher headline downtown Asheville concert

Also, Buxton Hall Barbecue has announced it is opening a restaurant-within-a-restaurant, called The Remingtin Room, in March, and much more.

by February 26, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Matt Addis of Habitat Brewing.

As Habitat Brewing celebrates grand opening, it puts neighborhood first

Music, food trucks and more highlight the grand opening events today at tomorrow at Habitat Brewing on Broadway.

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink, feature
Asheville tourism update: Mayfield on those new hotel regs, a slow January

Asheville tourism update: Mayfield on those new hotel regs, a slow January

Also, the Buncombe County TDA’s retreat is set for March 23-24 at Lioncrest.

by February 24, 2017 4 comments Asheville News
Steep Canyon Rangers bus will be rolling Asheville billboard

Steep Canyon Rangers bus will be rolling Asheville billboard

Asheville tourism officials are spending more than $20,000 on the marketing partnership with the popular bluegrass band.

by February 23, 2017 1 comment Asheville Music
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Anarchist book fair coming to Asheville in May

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Anarchist book fair coming to Asheville in May

More of what’s going around: -Asheville’s first anarchist book fair is set for May 5-7. -The former church at 11 Richland Ave., the former home of Dr. Neon’s shop, is for sale. The property sits above the New Belgium brewery on Craven Street and has most recently been used -Local homebuilding firm Living Stone Design + Build of Black Mountain[Read More…]

by February 23, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Blind Pig Supper Club launches crowdfunding effort to expand, improve

Blind Pig Supper Club launches crowdfunding effort to expand, improve

Mike Moore and company are seeking $25,000 for mobile equipment.

Ryan Conrad, Asheville yogi, dies after cancer fight

Ryan Conrad, Asheville yogi, dies after cancer fight

A celebration of Ryan’s life will be held March 12 in Candler.

by February 23, 2017 0 comments Asheville News, feature
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New wine/oyster bar opening in Biltmore Station

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New wine/oyster bar opening in Biltmore Station

Also, Biltmore is holding no less than four job fairs coming up, and much more.

by February 23, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Muddy Sneakers, an environmental education program for 5th-graders, expands

Muddy Sneakers, an environmental education program for 5th-graders, expands

This is a significant expansion. Press release here: Classes of fifth graders in the Piedmont and Western North Carolina did something they haven’t done before. They’ll spend an entire instructional day outside, learning the state science curriculum through hands-on lessons taught by trained naturalists. Together with their teachers, students will travel to nearby protected lands for a new kind of[Read More…]

by February 23, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
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