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The Asheville Symphony Chorus has a long history of performing choral classics from every century. more

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Works range from functional to decorative emphasizing the discipline of finesse with fire of a forge. more

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Cheers

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Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this vibrant city is a scenic spot to explore alone. more

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The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands cultivates the traditions and legacies of handmade craft skills, featuring juried members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. more

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The show benefits an Asheville-based non-profit providing support for local pediatric cancer patients. more

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Pianist George Li

Simon Fowler

Internationally renowned pianist George Li makes his Asheville Symphony debut as he joins the orchestra for Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. more

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Asheville native Kiffin Rockwell was part of the American volunteer aviation unit known as the Lafayette Escadrille, and was the first American to shoot down an enemy aircraft in combat. more

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Author will read from 'Willa of the Wood' during two special events in Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Saturday, Aug. 11. more

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The event demonstrates the rigors and talent that goes into woodworking and serves the mission of the Southern Highland Craft Guild in preserving a longtime culture and heritage. more

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Artists share stories and processes in the glass medium. more

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The films will be preceded by a short talk on Arthur Penn’s legacy in American film, rooted in his experiences as a student at Black Mountain College. more

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Originally repaired in 2003 using a non-ceramic material, the resulting fix was challenging to maintain. more

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Schedule announced for Shindig on the Green and the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in Asheville. more

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Event honors North Carolina’s state reptile, the eastern box turtle. more

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Sometimes a writer so imaginatively recreates a place and a people that the book becomes a time machine, sweeping us into the past so effectively that when we finish reading the last page we feel as if we have breathed the air of a different century. more

Good Reads

Author Robert Beatty introduced a generation of readers to Asheville’s Biltmore Estate, the setting for his wildly popular Serafina novels. Now, he’s shining a similar light on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. more

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Traditional Tastes of the Mountains

Fred Sauceman

You can find Himalayan eggplant in Asheville, North Carolina. You can find Indian street food. You can find Korean seafood pancakes. In my home county in East Tennessee, there are three Vietnamese restaurants. Pho is now commonplace. more

Sweet Appalachia

2,000 museums nationwide will offer free admission to U.S. military personnel and their immediate families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. more

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Biltmore Estate puts out the welcome mat

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The historic Asheville chateau came in at No. 9 on the TripAdvisor top 25 landmarks in the nation. more

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Memorial Day Weekend signals the beginning of the summer visitor season on the Blue Ridge Parkway. more

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