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This year’s theme is entitled “An Orchid Expedition” and will feature educational programs, lectures and orchid exhibits from world-class orchid growers and breeders. Read more

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North Carolina has created a traveling exhibit that examines the history of barbecue and its continuing place in state culture. Read more

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Asheville Amadeus has since become a much-anticipated biennial event — expanding in 2017 from a weeklong festival to a grand 10-day celebration. Read more

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Traditionally hailing from the deep, dark woods of France, Italy and Spain, the black winter truffle is beginning to be successfully cultivated in our own mountains. Read more

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In North Carolina, snow blooms in the air as suddenly as a bank of dogwoods in spring, and—like the dogwood—we can never precisely predict its coming and going. It rarely piles up high enough or lingers long enough in most areas of the state. Read more

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Reopening the visitor center allows park store operations and the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area to resume. Read more

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Fashions of the gilded age recreated by Oscar-winning designer. Read more

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

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

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

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Pianist George Li

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

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Artists share stories and processes in the glass medium. Read 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. Read more

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

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

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