WIN TICKETS To see heavy metal legends Black Label Society at The Orange Peel in Asheville

WIN TICKETS To see heavy metal legends Black Label Society at The Orange Peel in Asheville

May 28, 2014 | Comments (12)

Black Label Society will play The Peel on July 24. Tickets are on sale Friday. Here’s your chance to win.

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Ashvegas celebrity sighting: Actor Bryan Cranston at Trader Joe’s in Asheville

Ashvegas celebrity sighting: Actor Bryan Cranston at Trader Joe’s in Asheville

July 25, 2014 | Comments (3)

The “Breaking Bad” was spotted at Trader Joe’s in Asheville loading up on supplies. Namely water.

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Asheville Tourists: Winning streak ends, Dahl gets promoted

Asheville Tourists: Winning streak ends, Dahl gets promoted

July 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Even steamrollers have to come to a stop eventually.

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Helpmate benefit Saturday to feature Aaron Price, Vendetta Creme, Jeff Thompson

Helpmate benefit Saturday to feature Aaron Price, Vendetta Creme, Jeff Thompson

July 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

The event will be held at Altamont Theatre on Church Street.

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Palestinian activist Ali Abunimah to speak, sign books at Malaprop’s in Asheville on Saturday

Palestinian activist Ali Abunimah to speak, sign books at Malaprop’s in Asheville on Saturday

July 25, 2014 | Comments (3)

This is an extremely timely talk considering the violence in the Mideast right now.

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Ashvegas Political Hit List: N.C. General Assembly slogs on, Hagan hammers Tillis, the Pack Place shuffle, more

Ashvegas Political Hit List: N.C. General Assembly slogs on, Hagan hammers Tillis, the Pack Place shuffle, more

July 25, 2014 | Comments (1)

Also, Turner touts his cash and Meadows farms for dollars.

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Wish I Was Here
(Focus Features)

The Week in Film: Braff’s Back edition

July 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

The “Garden State” writer/director/star returns while Polanski delivers a hit, P.S. Hoffman goes German, and a host of new partnerships are forged.

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Brew-ED Beer News: More details of Catawba Brewing’s plans for new brewery on Asheville’s South Slope

Brew-ED Beer News: More details of Catawba Brewing’s plans for new brewery on Asheville’s South Slope

July 23, 2014 | Comments (2)

Asheville breweries are bracing themselves for a boom in beer tourists.

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Moog Music announces Moogfest will be biennial, with next event set for 2016 in Asheville

Moog Music announces Moogfest will be biennial, with next event set for 2016 in Asheville

July 23, 2014 | Comments (8)

Holding Moogfest every other year will allow the event to remain innovative, says Moog Music CEO Mike Adams.

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Asheville Affiliates host fundraising event, Stir Crazy!, to benefit Blue Ridge Food Ventures in Asheville

Asheville Affiliates host fundraising event, Stir Crazy!, to benefit Blue Ridge Food Ventures in Asheville

July 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

The event is set for 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at The Boathouse on Riverside Drive. Tickets are $20.

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Stu Helm, Food Critic, on the best summer hot dog, King James Public House

Stu Helm, Food Critic, on the best summer hot dog, King James Public House

July 23, 2014 | Comments (72)

Stu is a strong believer in squishy white buns … for his hot dogs.

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Opinion: Asheville City Council is poised to wreck a nonprofit to establish and manage city’s cultural center

Opinion: Asheville City Council is poised to wreck a nonprofit to establish and manage city’s cultural center

July 22, 2014 | Comments (30)

Former Asheville Mayor Ken Michalove says the dismantling of Pack Place is the result of greedy bullying tactics.

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City of Asheville considers ‘alternatives to gentrification’ in River Arts District, nearby neighborhoods

City of Asheville considers ‘alternatives to gentrification’ in River Arts District, nearby neighborhoods

July 21, 2014 | Comments (71)

Asheville City Council is worried about low wages, rising housing prices and a steady decline in number of African-American residents in neighborhoods near the River Arts District. A new report offers solutions.

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PHOTOS Nightmares on Wax, Aligning Minds at Asheville Music Hall

PHOTOS Nightmares on Wax, Aligning Minds at Asheville Music Hall

July 21, 2014 | Comments (1)

The performance also included projection mapping and the ClanDestiny Circus.

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PHOTOS The Beer City Beard & Mustache Club’s first Beard Prom at The Odditorium in West Asheville

PHOTOS The Beer City Beard & Mustache Club’s first Beard Prom at The Odditorium in West Asheville

July 21, 2014 | Comments (1)

It was a hir-sweet night at The Odditorium.

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West Asheville coffee shop Waking Life Espresso bottles ice coffee, eyes second location

West Asheville coffee shop Waking Life Espresso bottles ice coffee, eyes second location

July 21, 2014 | Comments (2)

Waking Life has been open for five years in Asheville.

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Asheville celebrity spotting: Jasmine Guy in downtown

Asheville celebrity spotting: Jasmine Guy in downtown

July 21, 2014 | Comments (10)

The star of “The Cosby Show” spinoff “A Different World” lives in Atlanta and continues to work as an actress.

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Word on the street: Tiger Mountain bar in downtown Asheville planning to move to Emerald Lounge space

Word on the street: Tiger Mountain bar in downtown Asheville planning to move to Emerald Lounge space

July 21, 2014 | Comments (1)

The Emerald Lounge has been up for sale since May.

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Movie starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig to film in downtown Asheville

Movie starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig to film in downtown Asheville

July 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Movie crews plan to film actors on downtown streets July 29 and 30, according to permits issued by the city of Asheville.

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Asheville Tourists/ photo by STEWART O'SHIELDS for ASHVEGAS.COM

Asheville Tourists: Crushing Sand Gnats, a first-place lead, and David Dahl’s rising profile

July 18, 2014 | Comments (1)

The Asheville Tourists are playing some great baseball and had a dramatic win Thurssday, winning 8-7 in the 14th inning.

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Ashvegas Political Hit List: Poets who don’t know it, Moral Monday comes to Asheville, more

Ashvegas Political Hit List: Poets who don’t know it, Moral Monday comes to Asheville, more

July 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Also, a graffiti cleanse is underway in Asheville, city officials cut power to eight buildings home to artists in the River Arts District and more.

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Anita Hill set to speak in Asheville on Sept. 4 for Our Voice 40th anniversary event

Anita Hill set to speak in Asheville on Sept. 4 for Our Voice 40th anniversary event

July 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tickets are on sale July 25.

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WNC Alliance announces launch of smart phone app for French Broad River Paddle Trail

WNC Alliance announces launch of smart phone app for French Broad River Paddle Trail

July 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

The app features a map marked with campsites, access points, outfitters, restaurants and more.

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Asheville entrepreneur launches CaseStudyDesignFirm, specializing in unique lighting fixtures

Asheville entrepreneur launches CaseStudyDesignFirm, specializing in unique lighting fixtures

July 17, 2014 | Comments (6)

Several designs use recycled materials, with designs incorporating industrial and modern elements.

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Life Itself
(Magnolia Pictures)

The Week in Film: Thumbs Up edition

July 17, 2014 | Comments (1)

The joyful, moving Roger Ebert doc “Life Itself” is the main attraction, but don’t ignore the star-studded “Third Person.”

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