Articles by: Lurphy DePalma

“We’d love to know where she is”: Still no sign of missing West Asheville woman

“We’d love to know where she is”: Still no sign of missing West Asheville woman

Ivonne Goodwin of Brucemont Circle in West Asheville is still missing. From the AC-T: City police are looking for a woman who lost contact with her friends and colleagues more than a week ago. Ivonne January Goodwin, 32, of Brucemont Circle, was last seen about 1 p.m. June 4 at Sunny Point Cafe, 626 Haywood Road. Police say she went[Read More…]

by June 12, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
New Rising Appalachia song and video: I’ll Fly Away

New Rising Appalachia song and video: I’ll Fly Away

Asheville favorites and former Ashevilleans Rising Appalachia have released a video of their gorgeous, live-in-the-studio rendition of “I’ll Fly Away.” Recorded here in Asheville at Echo Mountain Recording Studios. “Part Appalachia, part New Orleans, part us.” Enjoy.

by June 12, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Father’s Fest is Saturday

Asheville Father’s Fest is Saturday

Asheville Father’s Fest Saturday June 16, 12 – p.m. $20 per family in advance, $25 at the door Highland Brewery, 12 Old Charlotte Highway Asheville Father’s Day Festival is an interactive experience that honors the relationship between Dad and the Kids. The Days events include two stages of music and performances, food demonstrations, games, man cave, make up area, baloon artist,[Read More…]

by June 12, 2012 0 comments Asheville events
Jam in the Van mobile recording studio at the Bywater today, Tuesday with Aaron Wood, The Honeycutters and more

Jam in the Van mobile recording studio at the Bywater today, Tuesday with Aaron Wood, The Honeycutters and more

Recording sessions are open to the public and Jam in the Van encourages fans “to check out these great musicians” recording live in the Jam Van. Scheduled to record are E. Normus Trio, Kellin Watson, The Honeycutters, Velvet Truckstop and Aaron “Woody” Wood. From Erin at Dreamspider Publicity: Welcoming the folks with Jam In the Van to Asheville!! They’ve turned a Winnebago into[Read More…]

Asheville musician Ben Lovett takes home Madrid International Film Festival prize

Asheville musician Ben Lovett takes home Madrid International Film Festival prize

The Asheville singwer-songriter behind music, several impressively produced videos and a new experimental short film takes home a prize in Madrid: Best Soundtrack, for his short film Ghosts of Old Highways. This is just the most recent award for Ben Lovett and his movie, which have both also won 2012 awards at film festivals in Denver, Memphis, Charleston and Atlanta.[Read More…]

Memorial to young woman who died in motorcyle wreck Friday on Haywood Road

Memorial to young woman who died in motorcyle wreck Friday on Haywood Road

Roadside memorial for Mariah Lance, 18.

by June 11, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
Project Real Asheville: What secret nooks, crannies and stories do you want to share that makes Asheville, Asheville?

Project Real Asheville: What secret nooks, crannies and stories do you want to share that makes Asheville, Asheville?

On Reddit, someone is sharing his or her favorite best-kept secrets and hidden fun in Asheville, and asking others to do the same: I made a flippant suggestion that the real Asheville was a guy noodle dancing at a Belle Chere jam band show. I apologize and to make up for this narrow vision of Asheville, here are three secrets:[Read More…]

by June 11, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville gets a comics convention this October

Asheville gets a comics convention this October

First Fanaticon (R.I.P.), then Geekout. Now it seems Asheville is getting another chance for a comics convention: Asheville Comics Expo (ACE), with East Asheville comics shop Comic Envy as a sponsor. Facebook page Website Dates and more details as they become available.

by June 11, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Distilling Company and Troy & Sons moonshine on CBS This Morning

Asheville Distilling Company and Troy & Sons moonshine on CBS This Morning

From a segment that aired Thursday at 6:40 a.m.: Mom gives moonshine a classy makeover, the story behind Troy Ball and her small-batch, craft moonshine made in Asheville. Troy and Sons is the brand for white whiskey produced by Asheville Distilling Company–a small-batch distillery making legal moonshine from an heirloom variety of North Carolina corn that dates back to the[Read More…]

Pictures of Asheville: Didgeridoo outside Asheville Art Museum

Pictures of Asheville: Didgeridoo outside Asheville Art Museum

Photo by Gordon Smith.

by June 9, 2012 0 comments Pictures of Asheville
Great bear photo from Haw Creek neighborhood

Great bear photo from Haw Creek neighborhood

“Bears tend to be timid but it did pull me up short when I came upon this guy as I walked down my driveway…” Photo by Rick Fornoff.

by June 8, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
One dead in this morning’s minivan-motorcycle accident on Haywood Rd.

One dead in this morning’s minivan-motorcycle accident on Haywood Rd.

Reports are still coming in.  Haywood Rd. was closed for investigation from Battlecat east according to the most recent report. From Mountain Xpress this morning: According to people on the scene, there was a young male and female riding a motorcycle involved in an accident on Haywood Road. The male was taken by ambulance immediately; the female was worked on[Read More…]

by June 8, 2012 3 comments Asheville News
Hotel protest planned for Saturday at St. Lawrence

Hotel protest planned for Saturday at St. Lawrence

PARC, a politically liberal downtown Asheville PAC, plans a protest of the sale of public land to the McKibbon Hotel Group to build a hotel across from the basilica. The protest is this Saturday at 11 a.m. From a PARC email: Let’s get it together! Let’s stage a picket at St. Lawrence Basilica to protest the possible sale of the[Read More…]

by June 8, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
BID opinion roundup: Who opposes, who endorses

BID opinion roundup: Who opposes, who endorses

According to the Downtown Asheville Business Improvement District Formation Report produced by the City of Asheville, the BID is: …a self-imposed way for downtown business and property owners to fund enhanced services or improvement projects within the district, using revenues generated by an assessment on real and personal property valuations in the district. A district will build on the city’s long tradition[Read More…]

by June 8, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas weekend: Events and happenings June 8-10

Ashvegas weekend: Events and happenings June 8-10

Your guide to weekend fun in Asheville. All weekend Asheville Percussion Festival  “Tradition to Innovation”: There will be concerts & workshops with master teachers- Jamey Haddad (Paul Simons percussionist), David Cossin (tours with Sting) and other local and regional teachers. Topics include performing, improvising and composing. Info: ashevillepercussionfestival.com Friday Live Letterpress Party: FR (6/8), 8-midnight – A live letterpress party[Read More…]

by June 8, 2012 2 comments Asheville events
UNCA men’s basketball headed to San Juan for Puerto Rico Tip-Off in November

UNCA men’s basketball headed to San Juan for Puerto Rico Tip-Off in November

The Puerto Rico Tip-Off is an ESPN pre-season college basketball tournament happening in November  in San Juan. This year,  it’s Nov. 15-18. The 2012 tournament also includes NC State, Massachusetts, Akron, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Providence and Tennessee. From the Tip-Off website: The 2012 Puerto Rico Tip-Off, an early-season men’s basketball tournament, has secured all eight teams in the field, including NCAA Championship invitees North Carolina State and UNC[Read More…]

by June 7, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
Better Than College: Asheville author crowdfunds book for $9K, gets blurb from millionaire CD Baby founder

Better Than College: Asheville author crowdfunds book for $9K, gets blurb from millionaire CD Baby founder

Asheville’s Blake Boles, an advocate of “unschooling,” or seeking nontraditional means to education and success, has a book out tomorrow. Better Than College has attracted attention from CD Baby founder Derek Sivers, who provides the cover blurb, and NYT bestselling author Dan Pink (Drive), who also provides a blurb. And I don’t think Blake was kidding on Facebook when he[Read More…]

Mojo Co-working opening this fall at 60 N. Market St. in downtown Asheville

Mojo Co-working opening this fall at 60 N. Market St. in downtown Asheville

From the Mojo Coworking newsletter. Mojo is currently on Wall St. near Mayfel’s, but relocates this fall to a much larger, 4500-square-foot space downtown: We are extremely excited to announce that after an exhaustive search throughout downtown Asheville … Drum Roll Please … We finally sealed the deal on the perfect location for the new Mojo Coworking!  We’ll be opening[Read More…]

by June 6, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
Harvest Recordings teams with Jim James’ (My Morning Jacket) record label to co-release new record from Floating Action

Harvest Recordings teams with Jim James’ (My Morning Jacket) record label to co-release new record from Floating Action

On the heels of an Asheville musician joining Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, more big Asheville music news: Asheville band Floating Action, who’d previously attracted attention from major-label act Dr. Dog, scores big again. Harvest Recordings (the record label of Asheville’s indie record store, Harvest Records), together with Removador Recordings and Solutions (Jim James’ label), releases  Floating Action’s upcoming record “Fake[Read More…]

by June 6, 2012 6 comments Asheville Music
Pictures of Asheville: Maxfield Parrish sunset

Pictures of Asheville: Maxfield Parrish sunset

Last night’s sunset during the transit of Venus. Instagram by @fotojennic/Jen Bowen.

by June 6, 2012 2 comments Pictures of Asheville
Harris Teeter on Hendersonville Road closing: 25-50% off frozen food, dairy, select meats

Harris Teeter on Hendersonville Road closing: 25-50% off frozen food, dairy, select meats

From the Asheville Citizen-Times: The Harris Teeter store on Hendersonville Road will close June 17 and reopen around July 1 as a Lowes Food store, part of an agreement between the two companies involving 16 grocery stores in the Carolinas. The South Asheville grocery store confirmed it is now offering discounts on food: case meats (hotdogs, etc.) are 25% off; dairy is[Read More…]

by June 6, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
Beauty Will Come: CD release day for Asheville bluegrass/Americana band, Red June

Beauty Will Come: CD release day for Asheville bluegrass/Americana band, Red June

Beauty Will Come is available on CD Baby and iTunes, as well as locally at Harvest Records, Karmasonics and Acoustic Corner. Listen here. From Facebook: Red June is an acoustic power trio from Asheville, NC, performing beautifully distilled Americana music that literally drips with soul. The Red June sound is as versatile and original as the musicians themselves; they touch[Read More…]

by June 5, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music
New CD, single and video from Asheville’s Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

New CD, single and video from Asheville’s Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

The “kid-hop” artist (with a lot of grown-up fans) released a new album last month after a successful funding run on Kickstarter. “Make Believers” is the new CD, and here’s the video for “Gotta Be You,” the first single.

by June 5, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music
Author of Pinterest for Dummies is Ashevillean Kelby Carr

Author of Pinterest for Dummies is Ashevillean Kelby Carr

Asheville writer, blogger and conference organizer Kelby Carr is the author of the how-to guide Pinterest for Dummies, published just last month. She appeared at BookExpo America in New York City today, signing copies of her new book. Carr is the organizer of the Type-A Parent Conference (formerly the Type-A Mom Conference), which recently moved from Asheville to Charlotte. That’s[Read More…]

by June 5, 2012 3 comments Asheville News