Articles by: Jason Sandford

The Tannery, circa 2012./ photo by Jason Sandford

Group seeks crowdfunding for affordable artist studios in Asheville RAD

828 Studios is asking for $5,000 from the public for help with the new studios.

by February 23, 2017 0 comments Asheville arts, Asheville News
VIDEO: Asheville Mardis Gras parade and weekend events roundup

VIDEO: Asheville Mardis Gras parade and weekend events roundup

As usual, there’s a ton of fun stuff happening. Here’s a quick look at some of it, including the Asheville Mardis Gras Parade.

by February 23, 2017 0 comments Asheville arts, Asheville events
Downtown Asheville rally for Affordable Care Act set for Saturday

Downtown Asheville rally for Affordable Care Act set for Saturday

The rally is scheduled for 3-5 p.m. on Pack Square Park.

by February 23, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville artists donate proceeds of Organic Armor headbands to ACLU

Asheville artists donate proceeds of Organic Armor headbands to ACLU

Organic Armor artists Paul Hersey and Jennifer Murphy say proceeds from the sale of their circlets will help provide legal armor to people.

by February 21, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New brewery planned for Weaverville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New brewery planned for Weaverville

Also, Pinnix Distillery has received its federal permits, and more.

by February 21, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
In Rosman, NASA scientists will use radio telescopes to study solar eclipse

In Rosman, NASA scientists will use radio telescopes to study solar eclipse

More than 250 amateur astronomers will also be at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute to observe the celestial event.

by February 21, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Manheimer announces run for second term as Asheville mayor

Manheimer announces run for second term as Asheville mayor

Manheimer, who was elected mayor in 2013, served on Asheville City Council for four years prior to that.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: All Go West Festival set for June 17 in West Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: All Go West Festival set for June 17 in West Asheville

Also, the Junior League of Asheville celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, and more.

by February 21, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Actor Bill Pullman poses for a portrait to promote the film, "Walking Out," at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)

Actor Bill Pullman to deliver Warren Wilson College commencement address

Both of Pullman’s sons have graduated from Warren Wilson College in recent years.

by February 20, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Cambria Suites Hotel

Hotels will lead next wave of downtown Asheville restaurant openings

At least seven new restaurants, from seafood to tapas, are planned to open in downtown Asheville.

by February 18, 2017 4 comments Asheville food and drink
With funding push, Asheville’s Diana Wortham Theatre to add two new venues

With funding push, Asheville’s Diana Wortham Theatre to add two new venues

It’s a critical time for one of Asheville’s most important performance and event venues.

by February 18, 2017 2 comments Asheville News
Asheville music scene revels in Grammy win for Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Asheville music scene revels in Grammy win for Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

The win validated the work of a host of musicians who have pursued their art and their music in Asheville for years.

by February 18, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music, feature
News obit: Dr. George Bilbrey, Asheville heart surgeon, dies

News obit: Dr. George Bilbrey, Asheville heart surgeon, dies

Funeral services are today for Dr. George Marvin Bilbrey Jr.

by February 17, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Shipt to start Asheville grocery delivery service

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Shipt to start Asheville grocery delivery service

Also, tickets are on sale

by February 17, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
LEAF Festival in May features Macy Gray, Antibalas, and a ton of Asheville acts

LEAF Festival in May features Macy Gray, Antibalas, and a ton of Asheville acts

This year’s festival also includes: Jon Stickley Trio, The Screaming J’s, Unifire Theater, Les Amis, Ashley Heath & Her Heathens and more.

by February 16, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Costumes worn by Johnny Depp and Radha Mitchell in the film “Finding Neverland” stand in the Banquet Hall of Biltmore House as part of “Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics.” The exhibit will be on display through July 4./ Photo courtesy of Biltmore Estate

New Biltmore Estate exhibition spotlights movie costumes with literary twist

“Designed for Drama” showcases more than 40 award-winning movie costumes from films based on favorite books in the collection of George Vanderbilt.

by February 16, 2017 0 comments Asheville events, feature
Theater review: ‘The Submission’ a powerful, heartfelt production

Theater review: ‘The Submission’ a powerful, heartfelt production

Can a white man write authentically about black lives? Does a gay man’s experience of oppression equate to a black woman’s?

by February 16, 2017 3 comments Asheville arts, Reviews
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: A sushi/brewery tour party bus coming to Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: A sushi/brewery tour party bus coming to Asheville

Also, the Blue Ridge Roller Girls hold their season-opening bout this Sunday, and much more.

by February 16, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Free software coding course Thursday in downtown Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Free software coding course Thursday in downtown Asheville

Also, the Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular is hosting auditions for a new cast member, and have you seen Soundcheck AVL?

by February 15, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville City Council puts brakes on hotel development with new rules

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville City Council puts brakes on hotel development with new rules

Also, Disclaimer Comedy presents comedian Myq Kaplan at The Southern on Feb. 18, and more.

by February 15, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Rooftop cafe planned for revamped Asheville Art Museum

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Rooftop cafe planned for revamped Asheville Art Museum

Also, there’s a new art exhibition open in the window at 54 Broadway in downtown Asheville, and much more.

by February 15, 2017 3 comments Asheville News
News obit: Nelia Hyatt, matriarch of famous Asheville bluegrass jam, dies

News obit: Nelia Hyatt, matriarch of famous Asheville bluegrass jam, dies

A modest home on Brevard Road was once a destination for music-lovers around the world who sought a taste of bluegrass.

by February 15, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music, Asheville News, feature
Parking costs in downtown Asheville likely to increase

Parking costs in downtown Asheville likely to increase

City officials are looking at ways to raise money to increase the life of existing parking decks and possibly add onto them.

by February 13, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Yoga Festival, in its fourth year, expands offerings

Asheville Yoga Festival, in its fourth year, expands offerings

The Asheville Yoga Festival has announced that it’s returning to town for its fourth year (July 27), but with a few changes. The event is under new ownership, it has a new name, it has landed Ingles Markets as a big sponsor among others, and it has an expanded line-up of presenters and practitioners. Here’s the press release: Asheville Yoga[Read More…]

by February 13, 2017 1 comment Asheville events, Asheville News
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