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The recent disclosure that state Rep. Tim Moffitt had drafted a bill to change Asheville City Council contests from an at-large system to predominantly district elections has triggered heated debate among both elected officials and the general public, as seen in online discussions and in emails examined by Xpress. Although Moffitt hasn’t yet filed the bill, which mirrors the state-mandated 2011 switch for the Buncombe County commissioners, he could follow through at any time, and the potential impacts are substantial. In the following pages, Xpress takes a closer look at what such a move might mean for this city — and for this year’s scheduled elections.

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By DAVID FORBES 251-1333 ext. 137

A June 3 email from Rep. Tim Moffitt to Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy revealed a plan that has city officials and some residents up in arms. “In regards to district elections and moving city elections to general election cycles,” Moffitt wrote, “it would require all seats subject to this year’s election to be extended for an additional year. What are your thoughts, since it would apply to you?” The email is part of a larger haul Xpress obtained June 6 (see “Carrot and Stick,” June 26 Xpress). Rumors had been flying for months that Republican state legislators wanted to unilaterally change Asheville’s electoral system. Moffitt drafted such a bill in March and sent it to Bellamy in April, though she maintains that she never saw it. Together with Moffitt’s email, the draft bill (which he never filed) raises the possibility that this year’s City Council and mayoral elections could be canceled, with the four whose terms are expiring simply continuing in office for another year. Besides putting municipal elections on the same schedule as state and federal races, which might improve voter turnout (see “How It’s Done in N.C.”), this would allow time for a switch to district elections. Neither local officials nor any groundswell of public sentiment has requested such a change, which, in concert with a forced switch to district elections for the Buncombe County Commissioners in 2011, amounts to an unprecedented overhaul of local elections by state fiat. In a June 3 response to Moffitt’s email, Council member Marc Hunt called the move “patently unfair.” Several other Council members


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“Legislators that do not represent our citizens initiating dramatic changes to how Asheville elects its Council members ... conflicts with fundamental principles of self-governance.” Council member Marc Hunt (LEFT)

indicated support for Hunt’s lengthy email. But Moffitt, who appears to be the driving force behind the idea, asserts: “Council is once again trying to politicize something that should be discussed in the community. I do believe that a district or ward system protects the diversity of a community.” He also maintains that since elected officials tend to favor whatever system put them in power, “It falls on the state to intercede and do what’s in the best interest of the citizens.”

The politics of voting The draft bill would create five geographic districts for City Council elections (north, south, east, west and central); voters citywide would elect one additional Council member and the mayor. The idea of district elections has popped up periodically over the years but has not been widely discussed (though Xpress did include it in a candidates’ questionnaire). City Council instituted the current nonpartisan system of staggered four-year terms in 1997 in order to

maintain continuity while integrating new members. Every two years, the top-three vote-getters citywide are elected to Council; every four years, the mayor is elected in a separate race. In his email response, Hunt took issue with the fact that while Moffitt seems prepared to change election systems over the heads of local officials, his draft legislation leaves it up to them to draw the district boundaries, albeit with state approval. In 2011, despite unanimous opposition by the Buncombe County commissioners, state lawmakers ordered a similar switch at the county level (see “Done Deal” on page 13). Last year, in the first election under the new system, Republicans made major gains, even though almost 60 percent of county voters cast their ballots for a Democrat. State Rep. Nathan Ramsey, who served as chair of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners from 2004 to 2008 but was defeated by David Gantt in an at-large race in 2008, said, “District elections have worked, in my view, pretty well in the county.” Hunt and other Council members have said they’d be open to putting the idea before the voters if there were demand for it. Moffitt, asked why his bill didn’t call for such an approach, simply said, “We’re not a referendum state.” But state law does allow local electoral systems to be changed by referendum, including those initiated by citizen-led petitions. Historically, such fundamental changes have almost always resulted from either requests by local officials or a public vote. Some city officials and other observers have called Moffitt’s proposal a simple power grab, particularly since, with the deadline for introducing new legislation already passed, he’d have to introduce the change as an amendment to another bill for it to be considered this year. That, too, has drawn the ire of Hunt and other Council members. “Legislators that do not represent our citizens initiating dramatic changes to how Asheville elects its Council members ... conflicts with fundamental principles of self-governance,” wrote Hunt. “It is especially offensive when initiated with no advance publicity as an amendment to a larger bill in quick-turnaround fashion near the end of a legislative session.” Local officials aren’t the

only ones angered by the potential change. “It’s just meanness. I don’t think you accomplish anything by districts in the city if you do it just to mess with the current Council members,” said longtime state Sen. Martin Nesbitt, a Buncombe County Democrat. “I think that’s all that’s about.” A question of representation Is Asheville’s current election system fair? Bloggers and Republican activists who’ve voiced support for Moffitt’s proposal maintain that conservative city residents are underrepresented on Council because most Asheville voters favor Democrats. To evaluate that claim, Xpress looked at where all City Council members have lived, going back to 2005 (see the map on page 6, or go to By far, the largest concentration, including Republicans and Democrats alike, was in north Asheville. Particularly in recent years, a smattering of Council members hailed from West Asheville, with a few from east and south neighborhoods. But does this mean that north Asheville liberals are unfairly dominating local politics — or simply that the area includes some of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods, and it typically takes money for politicians of any stripe to win elections? As recently as 2009, there were two Republicans on Council: Carl Mumpower and Bill Russell. Mumpower lost his re-election bid that year and later unsuccessfully ran for Congress. Earlier this year, he threatened to leave the party if the state seized Asheville’s water system. And since 2010, when Russell changed his voter registration to unaffiliated to protest what he called “antics ... that demonize people,” Republicans have been absent from the city’s governing body. The last Republican Council candidate, south Asheville business owner Mark Cates, finished fifth in the 2011 elections. Cates supports district elections. Defending the current system, Council member Gordon Smith said: “Look, this isn’t some metropolis here. If you organize and campaign citywide, you can win a Council seat.” Hunt, too, believes that on the whole, Ashevilleans are satisfied with the system. In his email to Moffitt, Hunt asserts, “At-large representation as now exists minimizes the potential for geographic ‘turf battles.’” He also maintains that in talking to hundreds of citizens during

his two years on Council, “Not a single city resident beyond yourself has spoken out or approached me advocating a change to districted elections.” The last time anyone tried to change Asheville’s electoral system, the move came from Council itself. In 2007, they narrowly approved a switch to partisan elections, provoking a bipartisan backlash. In a referendum triggered by the Let Asheville Vote movement’s successful petition drive, the change was overwhelmingly defeated. Republicans make up only 16.5 percent of Asheville’s 67,642 registered voters, and there are more registered Republicans than Democrats in only two of the city’s 37 precincts, both in south Asheville. In most precincts, Republicans are vastly outnumbered, though this is less true in much of south Ashevillle and on the edges of West and north Asheville. More than one-third of city voters are unaffiliated, however — a group that includes both voters well to the left of the Democratic Party and ardent conservatives. As a result, Republican candidates have occasionally done well in precincts where Democrats hold a nominal lead. Would district elections put more Republicans on Council? Historical voting patterns suggest that if south Asheville had its own seat, it could give Republicans a more permanent toehold than they might otherwise have in an overwhelmingly Democratic town.

don’t talk to me much anyway,” he says with a chuckle, adding that Ramsey does, but not Moffitt. “The purpose of going to districts is to spread out your representation [across different geographic areas], but the city’s not that big,” continues Nesbitt. “It’s not like you’ve got a whole lot of territory that doesn’t have a representative; that’s not a problem in the city.” X

Electoral limbo Although Moffitt hasn’t yet formally proposed his bill, he’s made it clear that he wants to at some point: It’s just a question of timing. That leaves current Council members (and potential candidates) in limbo. The filing period began July 5 and ends July 19; at this writing, four Council candidates and two mayoral candidates have announced. Among the incumbents, Smith and Cecil Bothwell are seeking re-election; Vice Mayor Esther Manheimer is running for mayor. Meanwhile, over in the Senate, Nesbitt says he’s heard more about the potential change from the news media than from his colleagues in Raleigh. “But they [Republicans]

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The district advantage Sabo discusses the pros and cons of district elections

What about the partisan implications of a change? Do you think it would benefit Republicans? Everything would depend on how the lines were drawn. ... You could gerrymander it to guarantee, of course, Republicans. … Advantages of district elections can only be achieved if the districts are conscientiously drawn to make sure that neighborhoods with some common interests are combined.

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UNCA political science professor Bill Sabo sees definite advantages to district election systems in cities with populations over 100,000. But with Asheville well below that threshold, it’s less clear what making such a switch here might mean. In bigger cities, Sabo reports, district systems tend to boost voter turnout, elect representatives with more diverse views, and emphasize neighborhood concerns. In North Carolina, eight of the state’s nine cities with populations over 100,000 use election systems that include some form of district representation (see sidebar, “How It’s Done in N.C.”). Both Concord and Greenville, whose populations are roughly comparable to Asheville’s, also use districts. But with Asheville’s population at about 83,000, Sabo worries that the potential advantages to such a change might not apply. And since the General Assembly clamped down on annexations in 2012, notes Sabo, Asheville’s population is unlikely to cross the 100,000 mark for at least the next decade. Sabo began researching the potential advantages and pitfalls of the two systems two decades ago. Here’s his take on what such a switch might mean.

Mountain Xpress: What are some potential benefits of switching to district elections? Bill Sabo: The argument for district elections is that it gives a whole lot more attention to smaller, local areas. … Turnout tends to be higher, because candidates are more closely tied to a specific subset of voters. There’s some evidence that city spending in [cities with] district elec-


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Given Asheville’s population now, what do you think about the push to make that switch now? This issue was commonly talked about 10, 20 years ago. It’s probably something Asheville needs to keep in mind.

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tions is focused more on basic services and neighborhoods, because candidates have to pay attention to their constituents, who are often concerned about things like sidewalks and road paving. What kinds of spending do you tend to see under at-large systems? Things like funding Bele Chere, tax breaks for businesses. The logic of district elections would be that we have to get back to basics. It’s going to be harder for members of City Council to justify channeling funds to certain organizations for arts performances when you have other things that a certain geographic constituency is concerned about. Is there a danger in a district election system, where officials represent only their own area, that they won’t consider the well-

being of the city as a whole? You’re going to end up much more like Congress. It won’t be as bad, because it’s much, much smaller. … But the end result would be that Council would be forced much more to compromise, make agreements, logroll, because each representative has a smaller, more clearly defined constituency to deal with. ... As Asheville grows, there’s increasing competition over what really is “the city’s interest.” Development or the preservation of neighborhoods? Tax breaks to business or improving infrastructure? How does campaign spending tend to differ under the two systems? District elections should reduce the cost for candidates. … If someone’s running in a district, it makes little sense to advertise on television, radio or even in the newspaper. The most effective campaigning is simple, personal appeals to individuals.

I have no idea what Moffitt’s motivation is. … But when you say, “OK, we’re going to put restrictions on annexations, we’re going to put restrictions on control of the airport, we’re going to put restrictions on your ability to control your water system, we’re going to threaten to force the merger of the city and county,” all those types of things, it’s just one in a sequence in which the state is going to insist that things be done in a certain way. This kind of thing is consistent with a desire to control the city through the state government. What would be the disadvantages of instituting a district system in a city the size of Asheville? The [risk] would be that you change things, only to find out that ... there is no increase in voter turnout; there is no [increased] attention to neighborhoods. Which means you did a lot of stuff for no particular reason. … If people are running unopposed and winning easily, then you may as well have at-large elections. The logic of elections and representation suggests that there’s a clear advantage to district elections. But I’m not convinced that the logic of good government and increased representation is the motivation behind this bill. X

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District-at-large elections: Members represent districts and must reside in their district, but all city residents can vote for all seats represented on the ballot. Mixed systems: Municipalities can choose to combine elements of the other three systems. Moffitt’s proposal calls for electing five City Council members by district with one member plus the mayor elected at large.

Municipal election systems in N.C. North Carolina has three cities with populations between 75,000 and 100,000: Asheville (83,393): At-large election system. Greenville (84,554): A combination of at-large and district elections similar to what Moffitt envisions for Asheville. Concord (79,066): A combination of at-large and district-at-large systems. North Carolina has 34 cities with populations over 25,000: 15 use at-large elections. 9 use a combination of at-large and district systems like what’s being considered for Asheville. 2 use a combination of at-large and district-at-large systems. 6 use a district-only system. 2 use a district-at-large system. North Carolina has nine cities with populations over 100,000. All except Wilmington have districts as part of their electoral system. Wilmington (population 106,476) has an at-large system similar to Asheville’s.

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Done deal Lessons from Buncombe’s 2012 district elections By JAKE FRANkel 251-1333 ext. 115

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As state Rep. Tim Moffitt contemplates a move to switch Asheville to predominantly district elections, similar changes he pushed for the Buncombe County commissioners continue to have far-reaching effects. The county’s district lines, drawn by Republican leaders in Raleigh, resulted in historic gains for GOP candidates here. Three now serve on the seven-member board, and Republicans were just 18 votes shy of gaining a majority, even though Democratic candidates outpolled Republicans 209,757 votes to 136,431. Confusion over the new district lines resulted in a protracted legal battle over those final numbers. Some Warren Wilson College students and faculty claimed that the division of their small school between two districts was intended to sow chaos and suppress left-leaning voters from turning out. Meanwhile, GOP candidate Christina Kelley G. Merrill filed a

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series of unsuccessful legal complaints alleging that ballots cast by some of the school’s residents were improperly tallied. (She recently announced she’s dropping the suit and will concentrate on running again next year.) In 2008, under the at-large system, Democrats won every seat. That probably would have happened again last year if the system hadn’t been changed, notes UNCA political science professor Bill Sabo. All of the commissioners in office when state lawmakers mandated the change opposed it. Some critics called it an attempt to thwart democracy. Republicans, meanwhile, have said the switch will help restore political balance after more than two decades of Democratic rule and ideological domination by Asheville voters, giving more conservative, long-neglected rural residents a voice. Five months in, however, the slim

Democratic majority has arguably moved county government to the left, at least on some issues. In 2012, the previous board narrowly defeated a measure to protect county employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This February, however, a majority of the current commissioners went much further, approving that measure and extending employee benefits to same- and opposite-sex domestic partners. The vote was one of the few this year that followed party lines. Led by Commissioner Joe Belcher, Republicans also unsuccessfully pushed for permanent cuts in county support for nonprofits. The current budget gives such groups more money than last year but much less than they requested. Meanwhile, Republican

Commissioner David King says district elections are working well for residents. “What you have is a good cross section of Republicans and Democrats, people from different sectors of the county, and I think that’s good.” Before the change, critics such as Board Chair David Gantt, a Democrat, worried that commissioners would place their district’s interests above those of the county as a whole. But that hasn’t happened, says King, citing his support for spending more than $60 million in the coming years on new buildings to replace Isaac Dickson Elementary and Asheville Middle School — neither of which is in his district. “District elections,” says King, “would be a good thing for the city.” Republican Commissioner Mike Fryar, who’d previously run unsuccessfully under the atlarge system, also praises the new approach. Since taking office, he’s pushed to cut construction costs on new buildings for A-B Tech. “We’ll listen to the constituents that voted for us and then bring it back to the other commissioners,” he explains. “You have to have give and take.” Even Gantt has changed his tune somewhat, saying, “If I was king, I wouldn’t have done it. I thought [at-large voting] was a good system.” But voters, he adds, “were very wise to get the commissioners they got, because we do work together very well. … So the result was good.” Looking ahead, Gantt’s biggest concern is that county residents (and their city counterparts, if Moffitt’s plan becomes law) will face “taxation without representation: You can’t vote for them, and they’re doing things to affect your pocketbook.” And while he concedes that the county hasn’t become “Balkanized” as he predicted, Gantt warns, “It’s always the potential in the next election.” X

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No foul Asheville City Council members emerged from a half-hour closed session during their July 11 special meeting declaring their support for Police Chief William Anderson. An internal investigation, they said, had found no evidence that he’d tried to cover up a March car crash involving his son, as Lt. William Wilke had alleged (see The inquiry did find that Anderson had acted inappropriately in ordering Wilke, the watch commander the night of the crash, to meet with him while the State Bureau of Investigation was reviewing the case later that month. “I believe we stand here with all the information we could ever muster to make the decision we made here today,” Mayor Terry Bellamy announced after


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Council’s second closed session in a week. “We support our city manager, we support our chief of police, we support our Police Department,” she added. Questions about the March 9 accident have been simmering for months. Shortly after the incident, Anderson admitted that he’d made mistakes in the investigation’s early stages (see Wilke subsequently filed a formal complaint, and in a June 25 press conference, he charged that Anderson and Capt. Stony Gonce had pressured him to “change the facts” during the SBI inquiry. Wilke’s complaint also maintained that he’d seen no action after raising concerns with city management, other than Anderson ordering him out of a

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meeting with the SBI the next day. The lieutenant also asserted that the APD’s rank and file have significant, ongoing issues with the chief’s leadership. After the July 11 closed session, City Manager Gary Jackson explained that Wilke had spoken to his office on March 13 but that the city hadn’t felt a formal response was needed at that time. Senior city staff, noted Jackson, had directed the APD to fully cooperate with state investigators. Jackson said city management hadn’t heard any more from Wilke until he filed the June 17 complaint, which spurred an internal inquiry that took 20 hours of staff time and included interviews with seven people. Jackson and his staff concluded that Gonce and Anderson hadn’t tried to manipulate or coerce Wilke and that city had management had handled the complaint appropriately. According to the formal report that was distributed at the meeting, “The city manager concurs with the district attorney’s determination that no criminal laws were violated in the course of the investigation of the accident.” But Anderson’s ordering Wilke out of the March 14 meeting and into his office “was not appropriate,” the report continues, noting, “This issue has been addressed with Chief Anderson by his supervisor.” Vote of confidence

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Throughout the July 11 meeting, Bellamy repeatedly expressed Council’s confidence in Anderson. At the end of the meeting, the mayor asked Jackson, “Do we still have a chief of police, and is his name Chief Anderson?” “That’s correct: Chief Anderson is chief of the police department,” Jackson replied, citing a reduction in violent crime and the formation of special units to police downtown and public housing as accomplishments during Anderson’s tenure. The report, however, acknowledges “concerns within the department regarding general management practices.” To address those

unspecified issues, Jackson said he’ll call in outside experts and rotate captains so that Gonce is no longer Wilke’s supervisor. Bellamy later told reporters that it would be up to District Attorney Ron Moore to decide on any possible criminal charges against Anderson. She also observed that Anderson had inherited some challenges, such as the evidence-room scandal. She also said there were bound to be tensions between old and new management in the department. “We’ve had issues with [former Chiefs Will Annarino and Bill Hogan] and Anderson,” she said. “Chief Anderson is saying ‘Enough.’ Prior to this incident, we were seeing improvements in quality of service, responses from the community saying ‘This is working better.’” The mayor had previously said that the results of the city’s investigation would remain confidential under personnel laws. However, state law authorizes the release of normally confidential personnel information if approved by Council and the city manager, in order to maintain public confidence. Facing a barrage of questions from the press, such as whether the city’s investigation had found Wilke’s allegations false and whether Anderson’s overall conduct was deemed inappropriate, Bellamy referred reporters to the written report, saying, “This is too important of an issue to try to trip the mayor up on words. I’m not just going to rattle off stuff to make you feel good.” Asked by Xpress about any specific actions taken in response to the “inappropriate” meeting between Anderson and Wilke, Jackson replied, “It was addressed as a performance issue with the chief.” Motioning toward the dais, he added, “That’s the limit of what they’ll allow me to say.” At press time, controversy continues in the case. On July 12, another APD officer, Lt. Mark Byrd, came forward, alleging that Anderson has mismanaged the department. Byrd told the Asheville Citizen-Times that he will file a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission. X


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Merrill drops election lawsuit, will run for Buncombe Commissioner again next year Eight months after last year’s election, Republican Christina Kelley G. Merrill is dropping a lawsuit challenging results that showed her just 18 votes shy of winning a seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. The Fairview resident says she’ll mount a campaign for a seat on the board next year. An unofficial tally of results on election night, Nov. 6, 2012, showed Merrill with a lead, but it was erased in subsequent tallies when a number of provisional ballots cast by residents of the left-leaning Warren Wilson


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College were added. On Nov. 28, the Buncombe County Board of Elections voted 2-1 along party lines to deny Merrill’s request to discount the ballots of Warren Wilson residents from the District 2 race, and a subsequent Dec. 7 hand re-count of District 2 ballots showed Ellen Frost with a 18-vote win, giving Democrats a 4-3 majority of the board’s seats. A week later, the bipartisan North Carolina Board of Elections voted unanimously to dismiss Merrill’s charges that local elections officials violated any laws in counting the ballots of Warren Wilson students.

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However, even as the election results were subsequently certified and the board has proceeded with carrying out county business, Merrill had said she’d continue fighting the outcome in court — until now. “In the face of ever increasing county spending, higher property taxes and corporate welfare, I will now focus my efforts on running for County Commissioner in 2014,” she wrote in a press release. Frost, the only incumbent up for reelection in District 2 next year, hasn’t announced whether she plans to seek another term. X

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Residents win appeal in CTS case The U.S. Fourth Circuit of Appeals has ruled in favor of 23 local citizens pressing to get electronics manufacturer CTS Corp. to clean up the contaminated site on Mills Gap Road in south Asheville and compensate affected homeowners. Their case could now go to trial or move up to the U.S. Supreme Court, says Tate MacQueen, a Buncombe resident instrumental in the push to get the property declared a federal Superfund site in 2011. About three years ago, Mills Gap residents filed a complaint against CTS, which operated an electroplating plant on the site for several decades and is blamed for contaminating soil, ground-water supplies and streams with such known carcinogens as trichloroethylene (the same chemical involved in a contamination case at Marine base Camp LeJeune). A lower court ruled against the residents, saying it had been more than 10 years since the

contamination occurred and was discovered, MacQueen explains. CTS closed the plant in 1986. Contamination was reported and documented not long afterward, but no substantial cleanup has been done to date. It wasn’t until 2009 that two of the property owners in the suit — David Bradley and Renee Richardson — learned that their well water also showed unsafe levels of TCE and other toxins linked to company disposal practices at the facility (see “Off Target,” July 13, 2010, Xpress). Many of their neighbors joined in the suit, which failed at the district level. The Appeals Court overturned that decision, voting 2-1 in the residents’ favor. Although many affected residents are now on municipal water, they continue to face serious health problems ,and some feel that they can’t sell their homes and property, says MacQueen, who has been involved in the case since learning about it after a July 2007

Xpress investigation (see “Fail Safe?”). Wells in the schoolteacher’s own neighborhood, less than a mile from the site, have tested positive for TCE in recent years. MacQueen, who has been a vocal critic of local, state and federal agencies involved in the case, says, “It’s always been about [uncovering] the truth about what CTS did with its waste and the impacts of that toxic waste.” Protecting Our Water and Environmental Resources (POWER) — a local group also involved in the fight against CTS — released a statement on the decision, emphasizing, “Contaminants continue to migrate from the site, [and we believe] the court’s decision to be of utmost import in holding CTS Corp. accountable for its contamination. ... POWER sincerely hopes that this decision will lead to much higher degrees of corporate accountability when it comes to toxic contamination.” X

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Furever Friends Brother Wolf Animal Rescue A no-kill organization. Info: or 505-3440. • WEDNESDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 10am-1pm - Outward Hounds invites the public to take adoptable dogs on local hikes. Meets at BWAR, 31 Glendale Ave. Free. Community Partnership for Pets • 1st & 3rd SATURDAYS, noon-3pm - Community Partnership for Pets will sell low-cost spay/neuter vouchers the Blue Ridge Mall, 4 Seasons Blvd., Hendersonville. Info: 693-5172 or Free Spay Vouchers • The Humane Alliance offers free spay services for female felines. Pick up a Dudley Fund voucher at Humane Alliance, Pet Harmony, BWAR, Friends 2 Ferals or Asheville Humane Society. Info and appointment:

• SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 10am5pm - Furever Friends Animal Rescue Network and Sanctuary will host feline adoptions at Petco, 825 Brevard Road. Info: 398-4943. Parrots: The Contented Companion • SA (7/20), 10am - Learn ways to better meet parrots' needs, including health, nutrition and behavior. Free. Info and location: Spay / Neuter Your Pets • SA (7/20), 11:45am-3pm - Free and low cost spay/neuter vouchers will be available to Henderson County residents at JoAnne's Fabrics in the Blue Ridge Mall, 1800 Four Seasons Blvd. $25 per pet. Info:

JG PHOTO GALLERY (pd.) Inside Chocolate Gems 25 Broadway (Next to Strada) Open every day. Info: (828) 302-1988 or john@ Photographs by John Gellman. John lives at the crossroads of eclectic documentary and fine art photography with a dash of rock ‘n roll (Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, George Harrison) thrown in. AN ART AND MUSIC EVENT • CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL (pd.) Sunday, August 4 , 3:15pm. Amici Music, Dan Weiser Jazzical Concert, Art Exhibit and Silent Auction of decorated masks by 21 local artists. Creole style food. CBI Social Hall, 229 Murdock Avenue. Call (828) 252-6880 for reserved seating and tickets. Horses as Canvas (pd.) Create a living, breathing work of art through Horses as Canvas; utilizing horses to nurture creativity and facili-

tate in personal expression. July 24th & July 31st at 6:30pm. Located at Willow Creek Horse Farms. $37 Rebecca 828424-9636. American Folk Art and Framing Oui-Oui Gallery is located at 64 Biltmore Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., noon5pm. Info: or 281-2134. • Through WE (7/17) - Begin to Burn, works by self-taught Southern artists. • TH (7/18) through TH (8/22) - Those of Humble Mind. AnTHM Gallery Located in the Monte Vista Hotel, 308 W. State St., Black Mountain. Tues.-Sat., 5-9pm; Sun., 11am-9pm. Info: • Through SU (9/1) - From Outsider In, works by self-taught artists. Art at ASU Exhibits take place at Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, unless otherwise noted. Tues.Thurs. & Sat., 10am-6pm; Fri., noon8pm. Donations accepted. Info:

or 262-7338. • Through SA (8/3) - Victor Ekpuk: Drawing Memories will be on display in Gallery B and Mayer Gallery's West Wing. • Through SA (8/3) Negotiation of the Secret Society Cloth: An Exploration of Ukara will be on display in Gallery A and Mayer Gallery's West Wing. • Through SA (8/3) - The BFA senior studio exhibition will be on display in the Community Gallery's East Wing. Art at Mars Hill College Weizenblatt Gallery: Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm. Info: • Through TH (9/5) - Urban Imagery and Personal Fantasy group photography show. Art at UNCA Art exhibits and events at the university are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: • Through TU (8/13) - Avoid, paintings by Shawn Burdick, will be on display in the Blowers Gallery. ArtEtude 89 Patton Ave. Sun., noon-5; Mon.-Thurs., 10am-6pm; Fri. & Sat., 10am-7pm. Info: or 252-1466. • Through (8/12) - Spirits, new sculptures by Leonid Siveriver. • SA (7/20), 6-8pm - Opening reception. Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery 346 Depot St. Tues.-Sat., 11am4pm. Info: or 258-0710. • Through SA (7/26) - BUZZ art. • TH (7/18), 4-9pm - A creative sector forum and art salon will include a roundtable discussion on market outlets. • FRIDAYS, 9-11am - Artist business brainstorming sessions will feature one-on-one opportunities for artist entrepreneurs. Free or by donation. Call to confirm dates. • SUNDAYS, 10am-1pm Asheville Art Church, a "Sunday morning sanctuary for the creative spirit," invites the public to write, paint, draw and craft. $10-$20 donation. Asheville Art Museum Located on Pack Square in downtown Asheville. Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm and Sun., 1-5pm. Programs are free with admission unless otherwise noted. Admission: $8/$7 students and seniors/Free for kids under 4. Free first Wednesdays from 3-5pm. Info: or 253-3227.

• Through SU (9/29) - PLAY, works from the permanent collection, will be on display in the East Wing. • Through SU (9/8) - Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection, a traveling exhibit from the Whitney Museum of American Art. • Through SU (9/1) - A Sense of Balance: The Sculpture of Stoney Lamar. Asheville BookWorks 428 1/2 Haywood Road. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 1-5pm; Sat., 1-4pm. Info: or 255-8444. • Through SA (8/31) - Works by Impractical Labor in the Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA) members. Bella Vista Art Gallery 14 Lodge St. Summer hours: Mon., Wed., & Thurs., 11am4pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: or 7680246. • Through MO (9/30) - Works by Nancy Varipapa, Shellie Lewis Dambax, Karen Jacobs and Jane Cartwright. Black Mountain Center for the Arts 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. Mon.-Fri., 11am-5pm. Info: or 669-0930. • Through FR (7/26) - The Arts at Black Mountain College, curated in collaboration with the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center The center, which preserves the legacy of Black Mountain College, is located at 56 Broadway St., Asheville. Tues. & Wed., noon-4pm; Thurs.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: or 350-8484. • Through WE (8/21) - Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design. Blue Spiral 1 38 Biltmore Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm, and Sun., noon5pm. Info: or 251-0202. • Through TU (7/23) - Along the Trail, works by eight regional artists. A percentage of sales benefit the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. • Through TU (7/23) - Works by Mark Hewitt and Dana Brown. Castell Photography 2C Wilson Alley. Wed.-Fri., noon-6pm; Sat., noon-7pm, or by appointment. Info: or 255-1188. • Through SA (7/27) - Figures

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and Space, photography by Eric Baden, Elizabeth Fritts, Roger Ricco and Lauren Semivan. Center For Craft, Creativity and Design Located at the Kellogg Conference Center, 11 Broyles Road in Hendersonville. Mon.Fri., noon-5pm. Info: or 890-2050. • Through WE (7/24) - Works by Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts members. Dusty Roads • Through WE (7/31) - Dusty Roads, photography by Barbara Sammons, will be on display at the Canton Public Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave. Info: or 648-2924. Fly Over • Through SA (8/31) - Fly Over, a photography exhibition of World War II warbirds and crop dusters by Candler resident Barbara Sammons, will be on display at the Asheville Regional Airport's art gallery. Info: Foundry 92 Charlotte St. Hours: Mon.Sat., 10am-6pm. Info: • Through WE (7/31) - Dive into the Plastiquarium, works by David Edgar. Grand Bohemian Gallery Located at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Biltmore Village, 11 Boston Way. Mon.-Thur., 10am7pm; Fri.-Sat., 10am-8pm; Sun., 10am-5pm. Info: or 505-2949. • Through WE (7/31) - Lush Life: Flora and Fauna, paper paintings by Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson. Grovewood Gallery Located at 111 Grovewood Road. April-Dec. Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm & Sun., 11am-5pm. Info: or 2537651. • Through SU (9/22) Celebration of Color, group wood sculpture show.

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• Through SA (7/27) - Nature Inspired. Honour Stewart Gallery Grove Arcade, 1 Page Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm and by appointment. Info: or 232-4260. • Through MO (7/29) - Works by Honour and Douglas Stewart, Juan Benavides and Geza Brunow. Mary Catherine Cozens • Through MO (9/30) Watercolors by Mary Catherine Cozens will be on display at Artisan Catering and Deli, 1390 Sand Hill Road, Candler. Info: or 665-3800. Mica Fine Contemporary Craft 37 N. Mitchell Ave., Bakersville. Mon. & Sat., 10am-5pm. Sun., noon-5pm. Info: micagallerync. com or 688-6422. • Through SU (9/15) - Tradition Revisited, metal quilts by David Earl Tomlinson.

Full bowls for full bellies What: Empty Bowls fundraiser to address food insecurity and support Dr. John Wilson Community Garden’s efforts to build an outdoor kitchen. When: Saturday, July 27, from 6-8 p.m. Garden tours begin at 5 p.m. Where: Dr. John Wilson Community Garden, 99 White Pine Drive, Black Mountain. $25; advanced tickets recommended. Info: jill.edwards@ or 6692052. Why: A thriving garden exemplifies abundance. But when bean stalks spiral up trellises and zucchinis seem to grow by the hour, it’s important to remember that there are members of our community who go without food every day. Via the Dr. John Wilson Community Garden’s Empty Bowls fundraiser, help share the bounty of summer with people struggling with food insecurity.


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A national organization, Empty Bowls invites the public to enjoy a simple meal of bread and soup, served in a ceramic bowl. In exchange for a set donation, participants can take their bowl home to savor the experience of helping those in need. Potter and garden volunteer Martha Nelson will handcraft each bowl as a reminder that food insecurity is a pressing problem in our region. “Empty Bowls does an excellent job of bringing the community together to raise money and awareness around food security,” says garden manager Diana McCall. “These events have been taking place around the world for 24 years, and we are excited to grow our event right here at the garden.” Each year, the Dr. John Wilson Community Garden donates 4,000 pounds of fresh produce through the Black Mountain Welcome Table and the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministries. Join with them to help fill the bowls and hearts of our neighbors who need it most.

Mimi Harvey • Through SA (8/31) - A solo show of works by Mimi Harvey will be on display at West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Road. Info: childrens-art-prints. com or 250-4750. Mountain Nest Gallery 133 Cherry St., Black Mountain. Open daily. Info: or 669-0314. • Through SU (7/28) - Thinking Outside the Box, multimedia by individuals on the autism spectrum from Camp Lakey Gap. N.C. Arboretum Located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. 9am-5pm daily. Info: or 6652492. • Through SU (9/22) - TwentyFirst Century Clay, pottery by Matt Jones. Pastel Exhibition • Through SU (8/18) - The North Carolina Statewide Pastel Exhibition, On Common Ground: Pastel Paintings from the Mountains to the Sea, will be on display at the Hickory Museum of Art, 243 Third Ave. N.E., Hickory. Info: Penland School Scholarship Auction • TH (7/18), 8pm - Penland School of Crafts will host silent and live auctions to benefit its scholarship programs at 67 Doras Trail, Penland. Free. Info: or 765-2359. Push Skate Shop &

Gallery Located at 25 Patton Ave. Mon.Thurs., 11am-6pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am-7pm; Sun., noon-6pm. Info: or 225-5509. • Through TU (8/13) - Throw Me a Bone, a DIY Foundation skate spot fundraising exhibit. Ronnie Gorman • Through TU (7/30) - Works by Ronnie Gorman will be on display at Aabani Salon, 12 N. Main St., Weaverville. Info: 484-8488. Seven Sisters Gallery 117 Cherry St., Black Mountain. Summer hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm and Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 669-5107. • Through SU (8/11) - Ceramics and paintings by Denise Riddle. Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League Red House Studios and Gallery, 310 West State St., Black Mountain. Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., noon-4pm. Info: • Through MO (7/29) - America: The Artist's Vision. The Bender Gallery 12 S. Lexington Ave. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10:30am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 505-8341. • Through SA (8/31) Meditations: What Lies Beneath the Surface. The Spotlight Gallery Located at 191 Lyman St. #180, inside The Village Potters. Mon.Sat., 10am-6pm. • SA (7/20), 1-4pm - The Spotlight Gallery will host a grand opening celebration with refreshments and music by Johnny Harwood and friends. The UpDraft Fine Art Gallery 84 Walnut St. Mon. & Thurs., 11am-7pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am9pm; Sun., 11am-7pm. Info: • Through WE (7/31) - Tim Bruce: The Ghost Painter Transylvania Community Arts Council Located at 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:30am-4:30pm. Info: or 884-2787. • Through FR (8/9) - Land of Waterfalls Camera Club exhibit. • FR (7/26), 5-9pm - An opening reception will be held in conjunction with the Brevard gallery walk. Upstairs Artspace 49 S. Trade St., Tryon. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: or 8592828.

• FR (7/19) through SA (8/31) Seeing Is Believing and Crossing The Line. Window (Re/production | Re/presentation) • Through WE (7/31) - The July Window (Re/production | Re/presentation) installation will feature works by Leigh-Ann Pahapill. On display in the window of Henco Reprographics, 54 Broadway St. Info:

Art/Craft Fairs Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands • TH (7/18) through SA (7/20), 10am-6pm; SU (7/21), 10am-5pm - The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands will feature clay, jewelry, fiber, wood, glass and more at the U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St. $8/free for children under 12. Info: or 298-7928. Paris of the South Flea Market • SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 8am-3pm - The Paris of the South Flea Market will feature a "gypsy-style" market including handmade clothes, jewelry, art, food trucks and live music. Held at U.S. 70 at Lytle Cove Road. Free to attend. Info: Pisgah High School Craft Show • SA (7/20), 8am-5pm - Pisgah High School will host a craft show to raise funds for renovations at 1 Black Bear Drive, Canton. Vendors spaces still available. Free to attend. Info: or The Little Flea • SATURDAYS, 3-7pm - The Little Flea will feature produce and "hand-selected fare and wares" behind Grace Baptist Church, 718 Haywood Road. Free to attend. Info:

Auditions & Call to Artists Anything Goes, Everything Shows • Through MO (7/29) - The Anything Goes, Everything Shows mail art show will accept submissions through July 29. Send works to: Courtyard Gallery, P.O. Box 9907, Asheville, 28815. Anything That Floats Parade • Through TH (8/8) - Registration for RiverLink's Anything That Floats Parade will be

Art on the Island • Through SU (9/1) - The Madison County Arts Council seeks vendors for its Art on the Island fall festival through Sept. 1. Info: or 649-1301. Arts Council of Henderson County Grants • Through FR (8/16) - The Arts Council of Henderson County will accept applications for RAPG grants through Aug. 16. Info: or 693-8504. • TH (7/18), 3:30-5pm - The Arts Council of Henderson County will offer a grant writing workshop for N.C. Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrant applicants. Held at the arts council, 401 N. Main St., third floor, Hendersonville. Cremation Urn Exhibition • Through FR (8/2) - Shine on Brightly seeks lidded vessels and containers for its cremation urn exhibition. Submissions accepted through Aug. 2. Info: Media Arts Project • Through TH (8/15) - The Media Arts Project will accept grant applications from artists for its {Re}HAPPENING festival through Aug 15. Info: themap. org/grants. N.C. Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program • Through TH (8/1) - The North Carolina Arts Council's Grassroots Arts Program will accept applications from nonprofit organizations through Aug 1. Info: or 252-0121. TC Arts Council Applications available at tcarts@ or 884-2787. • Through WE (9/18) - TC Arts Council will accept submissions for its collaborative exhibit through Sept. 18. Works must be created by two or more artists. Tucker’s Gallery • ONGOING - Tucker’s Gallery in Lenoir seeks sculpture artists for its outdoor gallery. Info:


GOLF TOURNAMENT (pd.) Saturday, August 3, 2013. 6pm at The Venue, 21 N. Market St. • Grab your friends and coworkers and spark some friendly competition to benefit Mountain Area Child and Family Center, a nonprofit early care and education center located in East Asheville. • Dinner, drinks, live music and a silent auction! $50 per person. More information and register online: www. The Rug Hook Project Fundraiser And Painting Event (pd.) This Sunday, July 28, 2-5pm, Wine and Design Asheville. Learn about the artistry and culture behind the Rug Hooking Project of Augustin Gonzales, Mexico, and paint a canvas based on one of the works of these rural farmers/ artists. • 25% of proceeds to benefit the project that supports their work. 640 Merrimon Avenue. Email ejcoltun@gmail. com for more information and to register. Dance for Jubilee! • FR (7/19), 7:30pm - Dance for Jubilee, to benefit Jubilee! Community, will feature dancing and music by United Fusion (soul, hip-hop, rock). Held at 46 Wall St. $10. Info: Diaper Drive • TU (7/23), 10am-3pm - The YWCA of Asheville, 185 S. French Broad Ave., will accept diaper donations for participants in its MotherLove program for teen parents. Info: or 2547206, ext. 116. Guntram Gersch Memorial Auction • Through SA (7/20) - The Guntram Gersch Memorial Exhibition and silent auction, to benefit Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, will be held at Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave. Free to attend. Info: 8598322. LEAF Schools and Streets • WEDNESDAYS, 5-7pm - Wine tasting and jazz, to benefit LEAF Schools and Streets, will be held at 5 Walnut Wine Bar, 5 Walnut St. $5 suggested donation. Info: or RiverLink • FR (7/20), 11:30am-5pm - 100 percent of Universal Joint's alcohol sales will benefit RiverLink. Located at 784 Haywood Road. Info: or 505-7262.


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Sauté Community Cafe • SU (7/21), 6pm - A dinner and informal gathering, to benefit Sauté community cafe, will be held at Rosetta's Kitchen, 111 Broadway St. By donation. Info: School Supply Drive • Through FR (7/26) - Hands On Asheville-Buncombe, the volunteer center of United Way, will hold a school supply drive to benefit local elementary and middle school students. Donated items can be dropped off at United Way’s Community Services Center, 50 S. French Broad Ave. Info: or 255-0696.

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Animation Workshop Wednesdays • WEDNESDAYS, 3-6pm - Animation Workshop Wednesdays invites the public to learn stop motion animation. Bring a digital camera, USB cord and thumb drive to the game room of Asheville Pizza and Brewing, 675 Merrimon Ave. Ages 10 and up. $10. Info: WorldPeasAnimations. Apple Valley Model Railroad Club Located at the Hendersonville Depot at the corner of 7th Avenue and Maple Street. Info: • Through TU (12/31) - Coming of the Railroad, a replica of the Saluda Mountain Grade. Sat., 10am-2pm & Wed., 1-3pm.

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Asheville Ballroom Dance Asheville Event Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Road. Info: or 2748320, unless otherwise noted. • THURSDAYS, 8-8:50pm Bachata lesson. $10.

Sing for the Climate • 3rd SATURDAYS, 5pm Asheville's Green Grannies invites the public to "Sing for the Climate" at Vance Monument downtown. Info and song:

Clogging Class • MO (7/22), 6pm - Forge Mountain Cloggers will offer a free class at The Old Homeplace, N. Mills River Road, Mills River. Info and registration: .

Brews with a view: Acoustic Syndicate (pictured) will headline Beech Mountain’s third annual Bikes, Brews ‘n View festival, scheduled for Friday, July 19, through Sunday, July 21 (pg 20).

Asheville Backgammon Club • 3rd SUNDAY, 2-6:30pm - The Asheville Backgammon Club invites players of all levels to meet at Zia Taqueria, 521 Haywood Road. Tournament begins at 2:30pm. $10. Info: ashevillebackgammon.weebly. com or ashevillebackgammon@ Asheville Makerspace Meetup • TUESDAYS, 6pm - This open group "for people who make stuff" will meet to discuss ideas and plan projects. All disciplines and experience levels welcome. Held at Asheville Brewing Company, 77 Coxe Ave. Free. Info: Craft Night • 3rd SUNDAYS, 7pm - Craft night at West Asheville Vineyard, 717 Haywood Road. All crafts welcome. Free. Info: Ethical Society of Asheville • SU (7/21), 2-3:30pm - The Ethical Society of Asheville will host a discussion on “Cinched in the Bible Belt: A Journey of an Atheist Mom,” with Jennifer Lovejoy, an organizer of WNC Atheists. Held at the Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road. Free. Info: or 687-7759. Maggie Valley Cribbage • TUESDAYS, 6:30pm - Cribbage will be offered at Maggie Valley Inn, 70 Soco Road, Maggie Valley. Cards and boards avail-


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able. All levels welcome. Free. Info: or 926-3978. Michael T. Danforth Community Service Award Lunch • FR (7/19), 1-2:30pm - The Michael T. Danforth Community Service Award Lunch will honor restaurant owner and cancer survivor Laurey Masterton. Held at Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 123 Kenilworth Road. $22. Info: Music Library Club • The Music Library Club seeks people interested in "meeting occasionally to listen to recorded music in our homes." All ages welcome. First meeting planned for August. Free. Info: or 669-1193. Oak Hill Methodist Flea Market • SA (7/20), 7am-2pm - Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 277 Oak Hill Road, Candler, will host a flea market featuring household goods, food, drinks and more. Info: UNCA Informational Tours • Through TH (8/2) - UNCA will offer informational tours of the campus. Info, times and departure location: or 251-6481. WNC Physicians for Social Responsibility • FR (7/19), 12:30-2pm WNC Physicians for Social Responsibility will meet at a pri-

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Comedy Disclaimer Comedy • FRIDAYS, 8-9:30pm Disclaimer Comedy presents weekly stand-up at Elaine's Piano Bar in the Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave. Free. Info: Disclaimer Stand-up Open Mic • WEDNESDAYS, 9pm Disclaimer Stand-Up Lounge open mic is held at the Dirty South Lounge, 41 N. Lexington Ave. Free. Info:


Folkmoot USA • Through SU (7/28) - Folkmoot USA will feature two weeks of folk music and dance, workshops and parades. Info, cost and schedule: Lava Nights • FRIDAYS, 10:30pm-2:15am - Lava Nights will feature Latin dance with DJ Carlos Carmona. Held at Mela, 70 N. Lexington Ave. $5. Mountain Shag Club • TUESDAYS - The Mountain Shag Club meets weekly at The Hangar at the Clarion Inn, 550 Airport Road. Free lessons from 6:30-7pm. Shag DJ from 7-10pm. $5. Info: Street Dance • MONDAYS through (8/12), 7-9pm - Street Dance will feature bluegrass music, square dancing and clogging at Hendersonville's Visitors Center, 201 S. Main St. Square dance lessons at 6:30pm. Free. Info:


Beginner Swing Dancing Lessons (pd.) 4 week series starts first Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm. $12/week per person. • No partner necessary. Eleven on Grove, downtown Asheville. Details: www.SwingAsheville. com

Clean Energy Tour of Earthaven Ecovillage • SU (7/21), 10am-4pm - WNC Alliance invites the public to tour Earthaven Ecovillage. Tour includes a sustainable community lunch and a panel discussion with specialists in renewable energy systems. $10. Info, reservations and directions:

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RiverLink Info: 252-8474, ext. 11, or riverlink. org. • TH (7/18), 11:45am-2pm - A RiverLink bus tour of the French Broad and Swannanoa rivers will meet at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, 36 Montford Ave. $20/free for

Water Quality Monitoring • WEDNESDAYS through (9/25), noon-3pm - WNCA invites volunteers to sample water in the French Broad River Basin. Meets at Westfeldt Park, 280 Old Fanning Bridge Road. Info: or 258-8737. WNC Green Building Council Open House • SU (7/21), 1-4pm - The WNC Green Building Council invites the public to tour a new GreenBuilt certified home at 36 Samayoa Place. Features include petrified wood cabinet knobs and a vegetated roof. Free. Info and directions: info@

Festivals Appalachian Summer Festival • Through SA (7/27) - ASU's Appalachian Summer Festival will feature independent film screenings, music, theater and more. Info, cost and schedule: BBQ and Bluegrass Festival • FR (7/19) & SA (7/20) - The Spruce Pine BBQ and Bluegrass Festival will feature a professional BBQ competition, bluegrass, a cornhole tournament, clogging teams, craft vendors, local food vendors, a 5K and fun run, kids’ activities and more. $5/children 12 and under free. Info: Bikes, Brews and Views • FR (7/19) through SU (7/21) - The Bikes, Brews and Views festival will feature music by Acoustic Syndicate, a beer fest, mountain bike races, a disc golf tournament and more. Held at Beech Mountain Resort, 1007 Beech Mountain Parkway. Info, cost and schedule: BeechMtn. com or 1-800-468-5506. Downtown After Five • 3rd FRIDAYS, 5pm Downtown After Five will feature a "Moonlight over Downtown" New Orleans theme with music by Big Sam's Funky Nation and Empire Strikes Brass. A moonlight bike

ride will follow. Held on N. Lexington Ave. Free. Info: Harambee Festival • FR (7/19), 6-10pm; SA (7/20), 11am-7pm & SU (7/21), 2-6pm - The Harambee Festival will include music, food, activities for kids, crafts, face painting and more. Held on 7th Avenue in Hendersonville on Fri. and Sat.; Sullivan Park on Sun. Free. Info: 290-5838.

Food & Beer Cupcake Challenge • TH (7/25), 1:30-3:30pm Canton Branch Library will host a summer-themed cupcake challenge in celebration of National Culinary Arts Month. Open to children and adults; cupcakes will be judged and prizes awarded. Free to participate. Info: 648-2924.

Government & Politics Buncombe County Democratic Women • 3rd THURSDAYS, 6-8pm - The Buncombe County Democratic Women will host its monthly dinner and meeting at Buncombe County Democratic Party Headquarters, 951 Old Fairview Road. $12 per dinner/$15 yearly membership. Info and registration: 277-8554.

Kids Abernethy UMC VBS • MO (7/22) through FR (7/26), 6-8:30pm - Abernethy UMC, 1418 Patton Ave., will host a vacation bible school on the theme of "God's Backyard Bible Camp." Grades K-5. Free. Info and registration: or 254-2612. Cradle of Forestry Events Open daily, 9am-5pm. Route 276, Pisgah National Forest. Admission: $5/children ages 15 and under free. Some programs require an additional fee. Info: or 8773130. • THURSDAYS through (8/1), 10:30am-noon & 1:30-3pm Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club (for children ages 4-7) will focus on outdoor-oriented activities that explore a forestrelated theme. $4. Registration

Creative Summer Book Club • Through (7/30) - The Creative Summer Book Club will help kids "augment their love of reading and avoid summer learning loss." Held at Pack Place. $15. See website for days and times. Info: Looking for Neemoe • WEDNESDAYS through SATURDAYS until (9/2) - The public is invited to look for Neemoe at the Team ECCCO Aquarium, 511 N. Main St., Hendersonville, for a chance to win a free one-year membership. Patrons eligible with $4 admission fee. Info: teamecco. org. Pizza and Puppets • SA (7/20), 9 & 10am - "Pizza and Puppets" will feature pizza-making for kids and a puppet show. Held at DOUGH, 372 Merrimon Ave. Free. Info: or Play and Learn for Preschoolers and Parents • TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS through (8/27), 10 & 11am - An eight-week pre-literacy class for parents, caregivers and children ages 3-5 from Buncombe County will be held at Asheville City Schools Preschool, 441 Haywood Road. Free. Info: 350-2904. The Crafty Historian • SA (7/20), 10:30am-12:30pm - The Crafty Historian will present a program for children on the theme of Little House on the Prairie at Smith McDowell House on A-B Tech's Asheville campus. Registration required. $3. Info and registration: or 253-9231. Youth Basketry Class • TH (7/18), 1-4pm - A basketry class for ages 12 and up will be held at Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville. $35 includes materials. Info and registration: 692-0575.

Music Chimney Rock State Park (pd.) The Old Rock Cafe is rockin' on July weekend nights! Join us for Beats, Burgers & Brews with live music performances by local artists in Chimney Rock Village after a day of hiking in Chimney Rock

at Chimney Rock State Park. Enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine while relaxing outdoors on our riverside deck. Bands: July 19 – Dulci Ellenberger; July 20 – Carrie Morrison & Steve Whiteside Asheville Composers Concert • SU (7/21), 3pm - St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 1 Dundee St., will host a concert featuring the works of WNC-based classical composers Jason DeCristofaro, Dosia McKay, Matthew Richmond and Tim Winter. $10 suggested donation. Info: stmatthiasepiscopal. com/concerts. Black Mountain Center for the Arts 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. Mon.-Fri., 11am-5pm. Info: or 669-0930. • FR (7/19), 7:30pm - Michael Jefry Stevens (jazz piano) and Joseph Lulloff (saxophone) will perform works by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. $10 donation. • FRIDAYS through (8/2), noon1pm - The Lunchtime Literary and Music Series will feature composer Michael Jefry Stevens and poet Tina Barr. Bring a bagged lunch. Free; donations accepted. Black Mountain Drum Circle • SATURDAYS, 4pm - Steven Townsend hosts a traditional West African drumming workshop, followed by an open drum circle, at the Carver Community Center, 101 Carver Ave., Black Mountain. All skill levels welcome. Free. Info: 669-2052. Bowling for Barbershop • WE (7/24), 7pm - Song O' Sky Chorus (Sweet Adelines International) will host an evening of friendly bowling and barbershop-style harmony at AMF Bowling Center, 491 Kenilworth Road. Regular bowling prices apply. Info: songosky. org or (866) 824-9547. Brad Earnhardt • WEDNESDAYS, 5-7pm - Classical guitarist Brad Earnhardt performs weekly at Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte St. Free. Info: Brevard Music Center Festival Held in the Brevard Music Center, 349 Andante Lane, Brevard. Info and cost: or 862-2105. • Through SU (8/4) - The Brevard Music Center festival

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Chimney Rock Concert Series • TH (7/18), 7-9pm - Patrick Fitzsimmons (jazz, blues) will perform at Chimney Rock’s Gathering Place amphitheater on Main Street. Free. Info: Concerts on the Creek • FR (7/19), 7:30-9:30pm Concerts on the Creek will feature Dashboard Blue (rock, pop) at Bridge Park, 76 Railroad Ave., Sylva. Free. Info: or (800) 962-1911. Cradle of Forestry Events Open daily, 9am-5pm. Route 276, Pisgah National Forest. Info: or 877-3130. • SUNDAYS through (7/28), 4-5:30pm - The Songcatchers Music Series will feature acoustic music with roots in the Southern Appalachians. $6 ages 16 and up/$3 ages 15 and under.

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Send your event listings to and Music • SATURDAYS, 7-10pm - "Old Fines Creek Dance and Music" will feature music, dance, cake walks and door prizes. Held at The Old Fines Creek School, 192 Fines Creek Road, Clyde. $7/ children 12 and under free. Info: or 736-8925. OLLI Appalachian Summer Music Series • SU (7/21), 3pm - John Doyle (Celtic music) will perform in UNCA's Reuter Center. Free; tickets suggested. Info: olliasheville. com or 251-6140. Park Rhythms • TH (7/18), 7:30pm - Park Rhythms will present Barefoot Movement (Americana) at Lake Tomahawk, 401 Laurel Circle Drive, Black Mountain. Free. Info: deanna.stone@townofblackmountain or 669-8610. • TH (7/25), 7:30pm - Park Rhythms will present Mipso (alternative bluegrass) at Lake Tomahawk, 401 Laurel Circle Drive, Black Mountain. Free. Info: deanna.stone@townofblackmountain or 669-8610.

Shine a spotlight: The Village Potters will celebrate the opening of its third showroom, The Spotlight Gallery, with refreshments and entertainment by Johnny Harwood on Saturday, July 20. Works include collaborations between ceramicists Sarah Wells Rolland and Lori Theriault (pictured) (pg 18).

Band • TH (7/21), 6:30pm - The Haywood Community Band will perform patriotic music in the pavilion next to Maggie Valley Town Hall, 3987 Soco Road. Free. Info: or 456-4880. Homegrown in the Park • THURSDAYS, 6:30-8:30pm - Homegrown in the Park will feature local singer-songwritiers performing in Pritchard Park. Free. Info: Honey Holler • SA (7/20), 7:30-9:30pm Honey Holler (bluegrass) will host a CD release party at Cork and Keg, 86 Patton Ave. Info and cost: 734-5586. Jimi McKenzie • WE (7/17) - Jimi McKenzie (singer-songwriter) will


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perform at Sid's on Main, 117 Main St., Canton. Info: Montreat Conference Center 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat. Programs are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 669-2911. • FR (7/19), 6-7:30-pm - "All the Favorites," a Currie Craft Center sing-a-long. Instruments welcome. Music on Main Street • FR (7/19), 7-9pm - Music on Main Street presents Deano and the Dreamers and a classic car show outside the Visitors Information Center, 201 S. Main St., Hendersonville. Free. Info: or 693-9708. Old Fines Creek Dance

Pickin' in Lake Lure • SATURDAYS through (8/31), 7pm - Pickin' in Lake Lure will feature performances by local bands followed by an open jam. Held on the Lake Lure Smokehouse deck, 2795 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure. Free. Info: 674-0677. Pickin’ in the Park • FRIDAYS, 7-10:30pm - Pickin’ in the Park will feature bluegrass and old-time bands at Canton Recreational Park‚ 77 South Penland St. Free. Info: Polyphony Marimba • SA (7/21), 3-6pm - Polyphony Marimba (roots music of Zimbabwe) will perform at Pritchard Park. Free; donations accepted. Info: Shape Note Singing • 2nd & 4th MONDAYS, 7pm Shape note singing in four-part harmony will be held at First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. Loaner books available; no experience necessary. Info: Shindig on the Green • SATURDAYS until (8/31), 7pm - Shindig on the Green will feature traditional music, dance and storytelling at Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. Bring a blanket. Free; food for sale. Info: Swannanoa Chamber

Music Festival • TUESDAYS & SUNDAYS through (7/21), 7:30pm - The Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival will feature well-known musicians performing works by a variety of composers. Sundays: HART, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville; Tuesdays: Warren Wilson College's Kittredge Theatre. $20. Info: Swannanoa Gathering • Through WE (8/7) - The Swannanoa Gathering will feature banjo and traditional music performances on the WWC campus. $20 per concert/$10 children under 12. Info and schedule: or 298-3434. TGIF: Dave Dribbon and the Stomping Rain • FR (7/19), 6-10:30pm - Dave Dribbon and the Stomping Rain (rock) will perform at Morganton's TGIF concert series. 102 E. Union St. Free. Info: WCU Summer Concert Series • TH (7/18), 7pm - WCU's summer concert series will feature the The Boxcars (bluegrass) at the university's Central Plaza. Rain location: University Center. Free. Info: or 227-3622. • TH (7/25), 7pm - WCU's summer concert series will feature Kovacs and the Polar Bear (indie rock) at the university's Central Plaza. Rain location: University Center. Free. Info: ledavis@wcu. edu or 227-3622.

Outdoors Appalachian Trail Conservancy Biennial Conference • FR (7/19) through FR (7/26) - The Appalachian Trail Conservancy biennial conference will feature hiking, workshops, music, dance and more. Held at WCU. $35 per day. Info and registration: appalachiantrail. org/2013biennial. Lake James State Park 6883 N.C. Highway 126, Nebo. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Info: 584-7728. • WE (7/17), 8:30pm - A toad tour will feature amphibian observations. Departs from the Paddy’s Creek Area bathhouse. • SU (7/21), 7:30pm - A short "night moves" hike will focus on birds, bugs, frogs and toads. Meets at the Holly Discovery Trail parking area.

Parenting Foster Parent Classes • MONDAYS, 6pm - Learn about becoming a therapeutic foster parent with The Bair Foundation. Classes held at 217 Executive Park; dinner provided. Free. Info:

Public Lectures Architecture Between Mountain and Valley • WE (7/17), 7pm - "Architecture Between Mountain and Valley," presented by AIA Asheville. Held at the Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. $12. Info: or Montreat Conference Center 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat. Programs are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 669-2911. • WE (7/17), 7-8pm - “Milton’s Eve: Not Lost in Paradise," with Belle Miller McMaster. • WE (7/24), 7-8pm - “The Artistic Presence,” with Rev. Mary Miller Brueggemann.

Seniors Creative Estate Planning • TU (7/23), 6pm - A class on creative estate planning, with representatives from the Neumann Law Firm, will be held at TC Arts Council, 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard. Info and registration: 884-2787. Gentle Yoga for Every Body • TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 9am - A slow and gentle style of yoga, particularly well-suited for all fitness levels, will be hosted at Lakeview Senior Center, 401 Laurel Circle Drive, Black Mountain. $8 suggested donation. Info: kirklandyoga@charter. net.

Spirituality Open Heart Meditation (pd.) Experience easy, wonderful practices that opens your life to the beauty within and connects you to your heart. • Free 7pm, Tuesdays, 5 Covington St. 2960017 or 367-6954 http://www. Astro-Counseling (pd.) Licensed counselor and accredited professional astrologer uses your chart when counsel-

ing for additional insight into yourself, your relationships and life directions. Readings also available. Christy Gunther, MA, LPC. (828) 258-3229. ASHEVILLE COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION CENTER (pd.) Free practice group. Learn ways to create understanding and clarity in your relationships, work, and community by practicing compassionate communication (nonviolent communication). 2520538 or • 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 5:00-6:15 Mindfulness Meditation Class (pd.) Explore the miracle of healing into life through deepened stillness and presence. With consciousness teacher and columnist Bill Walz. Info: 258-3241. www. Mondays, 7-8pm – Meditation class with lesson and discussions in contemporary Zen living. At the Asheville Friends Meeting House at 227 Edgewood Ave. (off Merrimon). Donation. CHANNELING YOUR HIGHEST SELF (pd.) Fri-Sun 10am-4pm Communicate with your highest self and ascended beings. Info: channeling Asheville Insight Meditation • WEDNESDAYS, 7-8:30pm & SUNDAYS, 10-11:30am - Practice Mindfulness Meditation (also called Vipassana or Insight Meditation) with a supportive group. Held at 29 Ravenscroft Drive, Suite 200. Free. Info: or 808-4444. Church of the Garden • SUNDAYS, 11am – The Church of the Garden is a spiritual community that draws meaning from ancient wisdom, new thought and the natural history of the Blue Ridge. Meets at OM Sanctuary, 87 Richmond Hill Drive. Donations appreciated. Info: Cloud Cottage 219 Old Toll Circle in Black Mountain. Info: or 669-6000. • TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS, 7:30-8am - Sitting meditation. First Congregational Church in Hendersonville Fifth Avenue West at White Pine Street, Hendersonville. Info: 6928630 or • SU (7/21), 9:15am - "Spiritual Direction." Grace Lutheran Church 1245 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville. Info: graceluther- or 693-4890. • TUESDAYS (7/23) through (8/12), 6:30-8pm - A summer learning series will feature stories about Ruth, Samuel, David and Elijah during the People of Faith bible study. Free. Registration requested. Light Center 2196 N.C. Highway 9 S., Black Mountain. Info: or 669-6845. • WEDNESDAYS, 2:30-3:30pm & SUNDAYS, 3-4pm - Prayer and meditation for United States and world conditions. Free. • ONGOING, 10am-5pm Open meditation to music with energy balancing lights. 160acres of meditation hiking trails. By donation. • 3rd THURSDAYS, 7:15pm - Reiki circle, featuring a brief history, chakra clearing meditation with sound healing and individual Reiki sessions. Free. • SA (7/20) & TU (7/23), 2pm "Dr. Sha's Soul Healing Class," facilitated by Ellen Logan. $20. • TUESDAYS, 7:30pm - Self Energy Awareness Group. Mantra Meditation • TH (7/18), 6pm - Learn the benefits of mantra meditation, techniques of japa (mantra repetition), how to use a mala (yogic rosary) and the benefits of several common mantras during this course at the Asheville Yoga Center, 211 S. Liberty St. Free. Info: Montreat Conference Center 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat. Programs are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 669-2911. • WEDNESDAYS until (7/31) The arts in worship lab will help spiritual organizations "create Sunday art for worship and develop new visions for your church." $5. Mountain Zen Practice Center • TUESDAYS, 7pm - Conscious Compassionate Awareness meditation and group discussion guided by the teachings of Cheri Huber. First Tuesday orientation. Donations appreciated. Info: Shambhala Meditation Center of Asheville 19 Westwood Place. Visitors welcome; donations accepted. Info: • THURSDAYS, 6-6:45pm Meditation followed by Dharma reading and discussion at 7pm. Meditation instruction offered. • SUNDAY, 10am-noon - A public sitting will feature meditation

instruction. Come for a portion or the entire time. The Art of Soulful Living • MO (7/22), 6-7:30pm - "The Art of Soulful Living," with Dr. Bob Hannah, will focus on balancing the needs of body, heart and spirit. Held at 775 Haywood Road, Suite E. Free. Info: or 768-1827.

Spoken & Written Word Asheville City Poets • WEDNESDAYS, 9pm Asheville City Poets will present public readings at Vanuatu Kava Bar, 15 Eagle St., featuring a collaboration with Asheville poet Caleb Beissert. All poets and musicians welcome. Free. Info and registration: Asheville-City-Poets. • SA (7/20), 7pm - An additional reading will be held at Firestorm Cafe, 48 Commerce St. Asheville Storytelling Circle • WE (7/17), 11:30am-1:30pm The Asheville Storytelling Circle will present original, literary and traditional stories in UNCA's Reuter Center. Info and cost: 274-1123. Black Mountain Center for the Arts 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. Mon.-Fri., 11am-5pm. Info: or 669-0930. • TU (7/23), 2pm - Michael Reno Harrell will tell stories and perform music. Free; donations accepted. Book Sale • TH (7/25) through SA (7/28) - The Haywood County Public Library will host a book sale at 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville. Info: 452-5169. Buncombe County Public Libraries LIBRARY ABBREVIATIONS - All programs are free unless otherwise noted. Each Library event is marked by the following location abbreviations: n PM = Pack Memorial Library (67 Haywood Street, 250-4700) n SS = Skyland/South Buncombe Library (260 Overlook Road, 250-6488) n SW = Swannanoa Library (101 West Charleston Street, 250-6486) n Library storyline: 250-KIDS. • WE (7/17), 5pm - Knitting club. SW • Through WE (7/31) -

Buncombe County Public Libraries will host "Dig into Reading" summer programs for kids at various libraries. Info and schedule: or 250-4721. • TH (7/18), 2:30pm - Book club: The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. SS • TUESDAYS through (7/30), 3pm - "The Language of Music, the Music of Language: Jazz Greats in Poetry" will feature music and poetry. PM City Lights Bookstore Located at 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 586-9499. • TH (7/18), 10:30am - Coffee with the Poet: Brent Martin. • SA (7/20), 3pm - Elizabeth Worley will present her memoir Risking Everything: Coming Out in Coffee Land. • MO (7/22), 6:30pm - Leonard M. Adkins will present his book Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway. • TH (7/25), 6:30pm - Susan Tekulve and Angela Kelly will present poetry and prose. Fountainhead Bookstore Located at 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 697-1870. • TU (7/23), 5:30pm - Susan Crandall will present her novel Whistling Past the Graveyard. Call for tickets. Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe 55 Haywood St. Info: or 254-6734. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. • SA (7/20), noon-2pm - Joe Cobb Crawford will present his book Mountain Shadow Memories. --- 7pm - Kent Wascom will present his book The Blood of Heaven. • SU (7/21), 3pm - Charles Price will present his book Season of Terror: The Espinosas in Central Colorado. • MO (7/22), 7pm - Joseph Maiolo will present his book Saint Matthew in Appalachia and Other Stories. • TU (7/23), 7pm - Health coach Sam Pollack will lead a presentation on integrative nutrition. • WE (7/24), 7pm - Susan Telkuve and Angela Kelly will read fiction and poetry set in Appalachia. Spellbound Children's Bookshop 21 Battery Park Ave. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: spellboundchildrensbookshop.

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com or 232-2228. • FR (7/19), 3pm - Brad Herzog will present his book Francis and Eddie. All ages. Towards Collective Liberation Tour • TH (7/18), 6pm -Organizer and activist Chris Crass will present stories, reflections and case studies from his new book, Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis and Movement Building Strategy, at Firestorm Cafe and Books, 48 Commerce St. Free. Info: Waynesville Library Book Sale • TH (7/25) through SA (7/27) The Waynesville Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, will host a book sale during regular hours. Free to attend. Info: 452-5169.


The oneness blessing What: Diane Swift offers an experiential opportunity with “The Oneness Blessing,” aka “Deeksha.” When: Sunday, July 28, 9:15 a.m. Where: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1735 W. Fifth Ave., Hendersonville How was the Oneness Blessing discovered? How does it differ from more traditional enlightenment practices? Amma and Bhagavan are twin avatars [who] had a school for children in India and noticed that the children were often enveloped in golden light and ... were able to transmit this light energy to others. They soon realized that they also could transmit this divine energy [which] begins the awakening process in those who receive it. It is an easier way to become awakened than most traditional routes in that one does not have to follow a guru or meditate in a prescribed way. One is encouraged to connect with one’s own form of


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the divine, be it Jesus, Buddha, one’s higher self or Amma/Bhagavan. What does one experience through the Oneness Blessing? Oneness Blessing is a simple process by which a blessing giver places his or her hands on the head of the receiver. ... The blessing actually helps to make a change in the brain that begins or facilitates the awakening process. Some may feel a lot of energy or tingling in the body; others may see colors and images, some see God. Occasionally some see unpleasant images. Usually, however, as we ... integrate our experience, there is a feeling of peace. Over time people report life changes such as being calmer and more in the moment, not reacting as strongly to outside events, the ablility to let go of negative feelings ... and profound love and oneness with all things. For more info:,

Aqua Fitness Class • TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 12:10-12:50pm - WCU will offer an aqua fitness class in the Reid Gymnasium pool. $35. Info: Asheville Ultimate Club • MONDAYS through (8/12), 8-10pm - The Asheville Ultimate Club will offer women's and rookie leagues at Memorial Stadium, 30 Buchanan Ave. $10. Info: Buncombe County Pools • MONDAYS through FRIDAYS, noon-5:45pm; SATURDAYS, 11am-6:45pm; SUNDAYS, 1-6:45pm - Buncombe County Pools offer daily open swim sessions. $3. Info and locations: Fly Fishing 101 • SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS through (7/21) - Orvis Asheville will host Fly Fishing 101 classes for beginners of all ages. Held at 28 Schenck Parkway, Suite 150. Free. Info and registration: 687-0301. French Broad Cycling Classic • FR (7/19) through SU (7/21) - The French Broad Cycling Classic, a three-day bicycle race, will be held in downtown Marshall and Madison County. Free. Info and schedule: Hoop Jam • TUESDAYS, 5:30-7:30pm Hoop Jam invites the public to hula hoop in Pritchard Park. Hoops available to borrow. Free. Info:

Theater Asheville Lyric Opera All performances take place at Diana Wortham Theater. Tickets:, 2574530 or 236-0670. • FR (7/19), 8pm; SA (7/20), 3 & 8pm - Carousel, the story of two young lovers in a small American coastal town. $30-$53 with discounts for students. Carl Sandburg Home Located three miles south of Hendersonville off U.S. 25 on Little River Road. Info: 693-4178 or • WEDNESDAYS through SATURDAYS, 10:15am Apprentice actors from the Flat Rock Playhouse will perform at the park amphitheatre. Wednesdays and Fridays: The World of Carl Sandburg; Thursdays and Saturdays: Rootabaga!, based on Sandburg's Rootabaga Stories. Free. Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage: Highway 225, Flat Rock. Downtown location: 125 South Main St., Hendersonville. Info: or 693-0731. • WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (8/18) - Les Miserables, the story of "a French peasant of abnormal physical and moral strength and his never-ending quest for redemption." Performed at the Mainstage location. Wed.-Sat., 8pm.; Thurs., Sat. & Sun., 2pm. $40 with discounts for seniors, military and students. Montford Park Players Unless otherwise noted, performances are free and take place outdoors Fri.-Sun. at 7:30pm at Hazel Robinson Amphitheater in Montford. Bring folding chair and umbrella. Donations accepted. Info: montfordparkplayers. org or 254-5146. • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS (until 7/20) - The Merchant of Venice, "Shakespeare's dramatic comedy of love, friendship, justice and revenge, features some of his best-known idioms." NC Stage Company 15 Stage Lane. Info and tickets: 239-0263 or • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (7/21) - I Land, "a choose-your-own-adventure for brainy adults who love film and theater." Thurs.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $15-$20. Southern Appalachian

Repertory Theatre Performances are held at Mars Hill College's Owen Theatre. Info: or 689-1239. • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (7/21) - Gypsy, a musical loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of the striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. See website for times and cost. • WE (7/24) through SA (8/4) - The Sunshine Boys, the story of a one-time vaudevillian team known as Lewis and Clark. See website for times and cost. The Magnetic Theatre • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS until (7/20) - The Caro Savanti Experience, the story of a "mercurial and brilliant modern chef whose last restaurant closed under disastrous circumstances." Performed at Bebe Theatre, 20 Commerce St. $15/$12 students and seniors. Info and times:

Thriving Children The Success Equation, under the umbrella of Children First/ Communities In Schools, unites the community to reduce the root causes of child poverty. These calendar listings feature community events and volunteer opportunities to help children thrive in Buncombe County. Children First/CIS • Children First/CIS seeks volunteers for its learning centers and after school program for elementary school children living in public and low-income housing. Mon.-Thurs., 2:30-5:30pm. Volunteer for one hour a week and change the life of a local child. Info:, or 768-2072. Children First/CIS Mind the Gap Tour • TH (7/18), 3:30pm - The Children First/CIS Mind the Gap Tour will call attention to issues that hinder the success of children and families in poverty. Donations not requested. Info and registration: AdrienneA@ or 259-9717. Hands On AshevilleBuncombe Registration required. Youth are welcome on many projects with adult supervision. Info: or call 2-1-1. Visit the website to sign up for a project. • MO (7/22), 5:30-7:30pm Help tidy and organize the play rooms of the family visitation center.

• WE (7/24), 9am-noon - Help sort and pack food at MANNA FoodBank for agencies serving hungry people in 17 WNC counties. Literacy Council of Buncombe County Located at 31 College Place, Building B, Suite 221. Info: or 254-3442. • Volunteers are needed to tutor low-income children reading below grade level as part of the Augustine Project program. Tutors provide one-on-one instruction to children in Buncombe County. No prior tutoring experience required. Tutors receive training based on Orton-Gillingham and Wilson Reading System, along with ongoing support from professionals. Teachers and school personnel can earn up to six CEUs. Materials provided. Info and orientation: lily@litcouncil. com. MotherLove Mentor • The YWCA MotherLove program seeks volunteers to provide support and encouragement to teen mothers. A commitment of eight hours per month required. Info: 254-7206. Partners Unlimited • Partners Unlimited, a program for at-risk youth ages 10-18, seeks volunteer tutors and website assistance. Info: or 281-2800.

Volunteering Ayusa Host Families • ONGOING - Ayusa seeks families interested in hosting exchange students ages 15-18. Families must pass a background check, provide room and board and a safe, supportive environment. Info: or 298-8873. Big Brothers Big Sisters

of WNC Located at 50 S. French Broad Ave., Room 213, in the United Way building. The organization matches children from singleparent homes with adult mentors. Info: or 253-1470. • Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks men and women to be a Big to a young person from a single-parent family, age 6-14. Activities are free or low-cost, such as sports, local attractions, etc. Mentors are also needed for one hour a week in schools and after-school sites in the fall. Info session: July 25 at noon. Hands On AshevilleBuncombe Registration required. Youth are welcome on many projects with adult supervision. Info: or call 2-1-1. Visit the website to sign up for a project. • WE (7/17), 6-8:30pm - Cookie night invites the public to make cookies for hospice patients at CarePartners' John Keever Solace Center. • SA (7/20), 10am-noon - OnTrack: Copy and collate packets for distribution to individuals and families that benefit from OnTrack's various financial assistance programs. • SA (7/21), 1-2pm - Knit-n-Give encourages knitters of all skill levels to make hats for the WNCCHS Pediatric Program and Homeward Bound of Asheville. • MO (7/22) - 7-8:30pm - Cookie Night: Help bake cookies for families staying at the Lewis Rathbun Center, which provides free lodging for out-of-town families who have a loved one in an area hospital. Supplies provided. • TH (7/25), 11am-12:30pm Shake and Bake: Cook and serve a homemade lunch to the men staying at the ABCCM Veterans Restoration Quarters and Inn. Both men and women are encouraged to participate.

• TH (7/25), 4-6pm - Fair-Trade Stock-Up: Assist with unpacking and pricing merchandise for Ten Thousand Villages, a nonprofit, fair-trade retail store that sells handcrafted items made by artisans in more than 30 developing countries. Literacy Council of Buncombe County Located at 31 College Place, Building B, Suite 221. Info: or 254-3442. • Volunteers are needed to tutor adults in basic literacy skills including reading, writing, math and English as a second language. Tutors provide one-onone or small group instruction in Buncombe County. No prior tutoring experience or foreign language skills required. Tutors will receive 15 hours of training and ongoing support from certified professionals. Orientation: July 17 and 18. Prospective volunteers should attend one orientation. Sylva Day of Service • SA (7/20), 9am-1pm - WCU's Academic Success Program will host a day of service at Bridge Park in Sylva. A festival with music, food and games will be followed by a free concert from 5-9pm. Info: or 227-2786. The Rathbun Center • The Rathbun Center, a nonprofit corporation that provides free lodging for patients and their caregivers staying in Asheville for medical treatment, seeks volunteers to support and register guests. Weekend shifts: noon3pm, 3-6pm & 6-9pm. Info: or 251-0595. CALENDAR DEADLINE The deadline for free and paid listings is 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY, one week prior to publication. Questions? Call (828)251-1333, ext. 365

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Briefs ‘Moral Mondays’ protest at NC Statehouse expanding Newly revised schedule of protests: • Moral Mondays • Tsk-tsk Tuesdays • WTF? Wednesdays • Thirsty Thursdays (day of rest) • Freaked-out Fridays (to begin no later than noon, allowing protesters recovery period following Thirsty Thursdays) • Sassy Saturdays • Sinful Sundays (topless assault on normally empty Legislature building that will be full of legislators as a result) In third trimester of office, Gov. McCrory terminates campaign pledge not to sign further abortion restrictions into law Montreat College threatened with academic sanctions Accrediting agency at risk of being transformed into God-hating pillar of salt City investigation mostly clears Asheville police chief Remains charged with impersonating SNL cast member Kenan Thompson

Hi, I’m Scott Johnson, a PR consultant paid by the North Carolina GOP to help spin some of the negative, accurate headlines that have been appearing in the press. N.C. Republicans to dismantle Child Fatality Task Force

While this, to the untrained eye, seems borderline Satanic, a little PR polish goes a long way. Let’s go with, “N.C. Republicans hunt down, apprehend Child Fatality Task Force.” I mean, an entire task force dedicated to killing children? That sounds like something Democrats would just love, am I right? Someone needs to stop the infant-death squad! Someone like the N.C. Republicans, and away we go.

N.C. Republicans to strip Medicaid funding to pregnant women

Whoa. N.C. conservatives don’t strip women. Sure, they strip away their quality of life, their rights to their own bodies, and their dignity. Also, they strip away their Medicaid funding. But! We don’t want the terms “N.C. Republicans,” “strip” and “women” in the same headline. We could upset the 12 percent of rural hermits most likely to vote Republican in the next state race, so long as their newspaper subscription got canceled sometime before 2013. How about “N.C. Republican gentlemen court poor pregnant women knocked up by long-gone Democrats, protect their right to work three jobs until water breaks.” Or, “N.C. Republicans help pregnant addicts kick prenatal drug dependence.”

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How about “N.C. Republicans put burden of financing state services squarely on shoulders of mega-rich”? Perhaps “N.C. moves to make itself a magnet-state for untaxed wealthy Republican donors.” No, not that one. Got it: “Upscale Raleigh

Protestant church may quickly find funds to finance new gymnasium after all.”

N.C. GOP to slash services for young children with disabilities

Let’s use the liberals’ own language. “Differently abled children.” Let’s take one more step and go with “specially abled children.” Ew la la, special services for special children? Sounds elite. Now we’re talking. Who wants to treat different people in different ways? Who will stand up for un-special children and demand the state stop financing the highfalutin lifestyles of special children? N.C. Republicans, that’s who. Hip, hip, hooray!

10,000 N.C. kids to lose access to prekindergarten under N.C. GOP

Jeez. Alright. Let’s see here…if you’re on TV, try out, “Is it pre-school, or pretentious school?” Oh, I’ve got it: “State Republicans provide year-round summer vacation to 10,000 weary N.C. toddlers.” Since the current foundation for early childhood care in N.C. that’s being burnt to the ground — ha, I mean “re-tooled” — by Republicans is called Smart Start, Republicans should just change the name to Smarter Start(er). If it is re-tooled into nonexistence, refer to it as “Start Smart,” as in, “Don’t jump the gun in the race for education, wait for the sound of the G.E.D. starter pistol before you go roaring down the N.C. college un-prepped track,” that sort of thing.

Part-time job, full-time fear as federal benefits end in N.C.

Maybe if these lazy can’t-get-a-jobs were willing to work a full-time job in NC, they would only have part-time fear. Next.

N.C. Republicans turn down federal unemployment benefits for 70,000 North Carolinians

Hmmm. Doesn’t sound too good, as is. How about “N.C. Republicans stand up for states’ rights for 70,000 constituents”? “House Repubs reaffirm belief in 70,000 N.C. resident’s abilities to land work, despite doubts of federal overlords.” “Long-clutched crutch of populism bravely kicked out from beneath crippled

political initiatives.” Now we’re talking.

N.C. Republicans eliminate unemployments despite governing state with fifth-highest jobless rate in nation

To my ears, that is, “N.C. Republicans cut pleasure payouts to residents who enjoy 5th-highest leisure time in nation.” Moving right along.

Right-wing governor, legislature whack weekly unemployment benefits by 1/3

Since you lose “unemployment benefits” when you find employment in N.C. (that’s a little joke, but still), aren’t they the same as “employment penalties?” So, “Hinged governor, in-control legislature professionally wrestle employment penalties that affect NASCAR fans across state.”

North Carolina ranks 46th in nation in per-capita education dollars That’s one way of looking at it. Another way is to humbly point out that North Carolina is fifth in per-capita selfeducation budget allocation.

State Republicans move to curb N.C. voting access More like, “N.C. GOP lawmakers give tip of hat to highly motivated, mobile voters who have flexible work schedules” or even “N.C. GOP seeks to prove ballot access not an issue by motivating 100 percent of state voters to cast ballots against them next election.”

N.C. Legislature repeals Racial Justice Act

Easy. “N.C. honors long-time state-wide sentencing traditions.” State Republicans should also point out to members of the left-wing media that the “N-word” is also widely used in hip-hop lyrics, and not just in North Carolina jury rooms.

State Republicans hide restrictive abortion bill inside motorcycle safety provisions law

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folks that do get better and who do improve,” says Brasington. With 25 volunteer practitioners, Helios specializes in alternative treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries and sexual trauma. “When things won’t work with [traditional treatment], sometimes alternative medicine does work. Almost always, rather,” says Brasington. One approach at Helios is emotion-code therapy, which includes answering open-ended questions with practitioners to get in touch — and ultimately release — various emotions associated with the veterans’ experiences. Research done by the U.S. Veterans Administration in 2011 suggests that alternative medicine like acupuncture, which is also offered through Helios, can help to treat conditions like PTSD. After visiting Helios on and off for a few years, Baron says she’s using the service more and more. “I’m starting to feel like I could maybe feel safe, like that it’s not going to be a foreign concept.” For years, Baron says she has struggled with trauma and has found Helios to be something of a safe place. Treatment has given her more confidence, too. Says Baron, “I have a voice that needs to be heard.” Helios Warriors is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fr idays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. They can be reached at 2990776, or at X


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230 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (pd.) Friday, August 2-Sunday, December 22. 8am-8:30pm. Admissions Open Now. We believe the best yoga teachers are authentic and powerful. We give students the tools to be impeccable yoga teachers. Program includes: • 5 months of unlimited yoga. • 5 intensive weekends • 40 Days to Personal Revolution Program. • Teacher Training Workbook. • Alumni Benefits. Cost: $1995, $99 non-refundable Application Fee. RSVP online at or call (828) 335YOGA for more information. 40 Days To Personal Revolution (pd.) Mondays, August 5-September 16, 7:15-8:15pm. Find mental clarity, ease of body and and illumination of spirit. Restore harmony and overcome limiting behaviors. Program incorporates healthy diet, meditation, journaling, yoga and community meetings. • Cost: $199 includes 6 weeks of unlimited yoga, the 40 Days Book and weekly community meetings. RSVP online at or call (828) 335-YOGA for more information. Acu-Na Wellness Center 45 Commerce Drive, Hendersonville. Proceeds benefit The Evolving Temple. Info: 692-2440. • THURSDAYS, 7-8:30pm - "Mastering Awareness" will focus on removing blocks and releasing negative conditioning. Free. Registration requested. • SATURDAYS, 4-6pm - "Nurturing the Nurturer" invites caregivers to discuss their professional and personal lives at this weekly group. Free. • TUESDAYS, 7-8:30pm - "Defunktify Your Life" will focus on stopping and transforming stress. Free. Registration requested. Ariadne Theater Project • WEDNESDAYS through (7/31), 6-8pm - The Ariadne Theater Project offers theater workshops for those dealing with mental health issues in UNCA's New Hall, Room 103. Free. Info: or namiwnc@yahoo. com. Asheville Community Yoga Center Located at 8 Brookdale Road. Info: • MONDAYS (7/22) through (8/12), 12:45-2pm - The Low Back Therapeutics series will focus on easing and preventing lower back pain. $40. Ashtanga Yoga • TUESDAYS 5:30-7pm; FRIDAYS, noon-1:30pm; SUNDAYS 9-10:30am - Apothecary, 39 S. Market St., hosts Ashtanga yoga. Tuesdays: led primary series. Fridays: led primary/intermediate series. Sundays: Mysore practice. All levels welcome. $5-$15 sliding scale. Info:

Living Healthy with Diabetes • WEDNESDAYS through (8/14), 5-7:30pm - Find balance with diabetes through this six-week self-management workshop. Open to people with diabetes and their caregivers. $30 suggested donation for series. Held at the Woodfin YMCA, 40 N. Merrimon Ave., Suite 101. Registration required: 251-7438. Opportunity House Blood Tests • WEDNESDAYS, 8:30-10am Opportunity House will offer blood profile laboratory testing at 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville. $25. No appointment required. Info: or 692-0575. Red Cross Blood Drives 100 Edgewood Road. Info: or 258-3888. Appointment and ID required for blood drives. • TH (7/18), 10:30-4pm - Blood drive: Black Mountain Fire Department, 106 Montreat Road. Info: 1-800-733-2767. --- 2-6:30pm - Blood drive: Ridgecrest Conference Center, 1 Ridgecrest Drive, Black Mountain. Info: 669-3592. • SA (7/20), 10am-2:30pm - Blood drive: Woodland Hills Church, 50 Woodland Hills Road. Info: 258-3888. • SU (7/21), noon-4:30pm - Blood drive: Asheville Jewish Community Center, 236 Charlotte St. Info: 2306322. • TU (7/23), 3-7:30pm - Blood drive: Skyland United Methodist Church, 1984 Hendersonville Road. Info: 6847283. Yoga for Every Body • MONDAYS & THURSDAYS, 6pm - Burton Street Community Center, 134 Burton St., hosts yoga with an emphasis on the connection between breath and bodies for back care, core strength and opening hips and chests. Free. Info: Yoga for Veterans • MONDAYS, 7-8pm - A yoga class for veterans of all levels and their families will be offered at Asheville Yoga Donation Studio, 239 S. Liberty St. Free. Info: or 254-0380.

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This is the third in a series of profiles on local tech and Internet companies based in Western North Carolina. Although Hallock insists he’s scaled back his side projects lately, the 30-year-old still runs TopFloorStudio, a Web design and software development company he founded 11 years ago in Asheville. He describes the area as a magnet for talented individuals and a main reason he chose to return after going to school in Orlando, Fla. “I think there’s a surprising amount of creativity and talent here. The idea that the creative economy, for our size, is so large was really a big factor for me. I had gone to bigger cities and there wasn’t the sense of a community,” says Hallock. There are more people working here in the industry than people realize, he suggests, adding that they may not be as visible as other professions because their line of work keeps most of these cyber architects behind monitors. Since 2003, Hallock and his TopFloorStudio team have created about 100 websites and nearly 40 apps. His clients have included the United Nations, Yahoo and Netflix and, more locally, Park Ridge Hospital, High Point University and nonprofit Wild South on a new website called Cherokee Journey. It was about four years ago, when mobile applications first started gaining popularity, that Hallock made the decision to add app development to his roster of services. “For the last six months, we’ve been working on the engagement directory, which are mobile apps that are geared specially around engagement for colleges, hospitals, events and attractions,” says Hallock. High Point University, for example, had Hallock and his team design an iPad app that allows prospective students to take a guided virtual

Screen capture: CEO Ty Hallock sits in the conference room of TopFloorStudio, a Web design and software development firm he founded in 2003. His latest focus has been creating mobile and Web apps geared toward hospitals, colleges and conferences.

tour of the campus, and pull up videos and other related information. Similarly, TopFloor launched a new website for Park Ridge Hospital and a brand new mobile app that serves as a physician directory. “We’ve developed really good software that we can reuse now,” explains Hallock. He says rather than build new projects from scratch, he has the framework in place to sell apps like the one he made for High Point University to similar clients.

Asked to recommend other local tech companies and wired individuals in the area, he can instantly rattle off at least a dozen. Over the years, Hallock has been involved in many side projects focused on technology advocacy. He even cofounded TEDxAsheville, an offshoot of the popular California conference that brings together influential speakers in the realms of art, science and business. He says the creative economy is what motivates him to keep innovating.

“The brand of Asheville is very strong. People see Asheville as being a place capable of producing the type of work that they need,” says Hallock. TopFloorStudio pulls in about $500,000 in revenue annually, but Hallock says he has no plans of expanding. He describes his 10-person company as having the perfect “footprint,” with the ability to tackle both bigger and smaller projects. Hallock is satisfied with

his workload right now, he says, but does predict better opportunities in the future for the larger Asheville tech community and startups. “We’re about to be, or we’re years from being, in the golden age of technology,” says Hallock of Asheville. “We’re doing all the right things.”

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“There are thousands of scattered archives delineating the history of the Cherokees that simply are not available to the average person,” says Lamar Marshall, cultural heritage director at Wild South, the Ashevillebased nonprofit that spearheaded developing the site. He spent nearly four years researching hundreds of historical maps, documents and records that provided the foundation for Cherokee Journey. Last fall, after contacting local Web design firm TopFloorStudio, the group landed a $20,000 Google Earth Outreach grant to develop the idea. Working with members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Marshall helped create an online resource filled with geographic and cultural material about the Cherokee people. And TopFloorStudio head Ty Hallock integrated interactive Google Earth maps and virtual tours into a Web platform and a smart-phone application for Android phones. Noting his personal interest in the project, Hallock says, “I grew up in

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Cherokee, right off the reservation, so the content was very interesting. And I’m really a technology advocate and huge geek.” Hallock says the website and its Google Earth components took about four months to complete before Wild South could add the content. The geolocation aspect allows users to dive right in and learn information about the surroundings here, he explains. “You can really experience the history of Cherokee through Google Earth,” Hallock says. “It will do a flythrough in Cherokee and show you the history as things progressed, and show you where the villages were and where tribes migrated from.” Hallock commends Marshall for shepherding the project, even picking a basic look for the website that conveys that “adventurous feeling.” Says Marshall: “Our vision is that this project will graphically illustrate cultural geography by embedding it into the landscape through colorful, interactive, 3-D interfaces.” In addition to virtual tours, the site will feature historic maps, geographic lessons, information about Cherokee trails and local attrac-

When a California-based printing corporation decided to shutter its Asheville branch in May, the local owner of the business and his laid-off workers had a reply: not so fast. Jeffrey Jones, president of the print shop on 45 Asheland Ave., decided to reopen the business himself and renamed it Asheville Color and Imaging. Purchasing all new equipment and investing his own money, Jones was able to relaunch in a little over a month, bringing back all but one of his four employees. “When they came in and closed the office, they just emptied the building and moved everything out of state,” says Jones of his for-

mer employer (ARC Document Solutions). “That’s when I thought what a great opportunity, especially because of the customers we had, to bring this back and bring back the services.” Jones says the corporation gave no reason or advance notice of the closure. He says business was steady and they had a full roster of clients. Jones believes headquarters did not have a future interest in Asheville. Kathy Wadham, a color production supervisor, had only been on the job for two months when she showed up that Friday in May, only to be told she no longer had a job. “It was a real shocker, like I said, because we had tons of jobs waiting to get done,” Wadham recalls. “They started moving stuff out on [the following] Monday. All the jobs we had [pending] for clients in Asheville, they moved down to the Greenville location. There were a lot of nightmares with that.”

tions such as the Oconaluftee Indian Village. Lessons walk readers through the landscape and ecology of 18th century Cherokee territory, trade patterns and tribal conflicts. The site aims at promoting tourism in the area by getting people interested in its history. Keen on presenting information accurately as well as sensitively, Marshall notes that no archaeological or sacred materials will be put online. Ben Prater, associate executive director of Wild South, has high hopes for the continuing development of the site. “Wild South is dedicated to preserving the natural legacy of Western North Carolina and beyond. The history and culture of the Cherokee people are a part of this region’s natural landscape, and educating others through this collaborative project will inspire them to respect and appreciate the region’s historical and natural heritage.” To visit the website and download the Android phone application, go to X

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Wadham reports that even though they’ve only been open since early July, so far many of their old clients are jumping back on board. The company specializes in printing large- and small-format digital prints, signs, posters and banners, among other services. Jones says he never foresaw becoming a small, independent business owner, but says the transition has been natural one. “It didn’t scare me,” he says of buying the business. “It’s a lot of work, but I’ve had management experience before. I started out earlier in my career in the printing and digital business.” Jones and Wadham describe the present mood at ACI as exciting. Says Jones: “We’re really looking forward to bringing back the customers that kind of got let go. There was no notification to them either. They think it’s great that we’re bringing it all back.” X


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If last season’s jars of prized tomatoes are burning a hole in your canning shelf, the West Asheville Food Swap wants to make sure your carefully preserved goods don’t go to waste. This new local initiative picks up on a national trend of neighbors exchanging homegrown goods with other aspiring and accomplished homesteaders. A food swap is part marketplace and part silent auction. Participants spread out their homemade and homegrown goods on tables, then walk around the room to survey the bounty. When they find a jar of pickles, a half-dozen eggs or string of garlic that sparks their interest, they make their preferences known on a silent auction bid sheet. At the end of the afternoon, each homesteader reviews the offers and picks what they’d most like to swap. Individuals can decide what’s a fair trade, and everyone ends up with a plethora of food to enjoy for the rest of the summer.

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It’s a mutual love of food that excites organizer Nellie Goetz, along with the community engagement that the swap inspires. “Like-minded people can connect, collaborate and form friendships that otherwise may not have existed,” Goetz explains. “Spontaneous brainstorming and networking can spring up and allow people to exchange ideas.”

Back in 1984, a group of plant enthusiasts came together to honor our region’s flora. They exchanged ideas, fostered new projects and formed the bedrock of the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference. This year, the gathering will celebrate its third decade of exploring new and traditional ways to propagate and preserve Southeastern plants.

This year’s keynote speakers include Douglas Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife With Native Plants. He will speak about using our region’s shrubs, plants and flowers to improve curb appeal. Author Janisse Ray will recount her early years in rural Georgia and her passion for the area’s vanishing longleaf pine forests.

The first West Asheville Food Swap will be held on Saturday, July 20, from 1-3 p.m. at the West Asheville Vineyard Community Center, 717 Haywood Road. Bring as many items as you’d like to exchange and remember: The more you bring, the more you can take home. Only 25 spots are available for this first swap, so advance registration is required for

“This meeting stresses the pivotal role that plants play in conservation of the land and water resources on which human life depends,” says Robert Wyatt, conference director and retired professor of botany and ecology at the University of Georgia. “It focuses on increasing people’s appreciation of the beauty of natural plant

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Stone Landscaping Workshop (pd.) Stone Landscaping Workshop Oneday workshop in building a drystone sidewalk and steps. Workshop led by certified drystone mason Joe Dinwiddie. Instruction will cover history, drystone building methods, tools and hands-on building of a sidewalk and steps. August 10, 2013 9am5pm, rain or shine. Location Swannanoa, NC. Cost $75 (optional catered lunch: $6). To Register, call (828) 318-4333. www. ADDISON FARMS FRIDAY WINE TASTINGS (pd.) Visit us every Friday and Saturday, Noon-5pm and Sundays, 1pm-5pm. You've got to try our 2 newest releases! 4005 New Leicester Hwy, Leicester NC. See more: Botanical Gardens at Asheville 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd. Registration required for most classes. Info: or 252-5190. • SU (7/21), 2-5pm - An introduction to edible mushrooms in WNC will focus on identification, avoiding poisonous mushrooms and more. $15/$10 members. Registration required. Buncombe County Extension Master Gardeners Programs are held at 94 Coxe Ave. unless otherwise noted. Info: 255-5522. • MONDAYS through THURSDAYS, 9:30am-3:30pm; FRIDAYS, 9:30am12:30pm - The Master Gardener Hotline will accept gardening questions via phone and in-person. Info: 255-5522 or • WE (7/17), 10am - A lecture on "Garden Divas: Camellias, Daphnes and Roses" will be presented by master gardener Judy Deutsch. Free; registration requested. • THURSDAYS through (7/25), 9:3011:30am - The public is invited to plant a row in MANNA FoodBank's demonstration garden. Held at 627 Swannanoa River Road. Free. • TH (7/18), 10am-noon - A class on floral design will highlight entries from previous Mountain State Fair flower shows and demonstrate basic design techniques for entering this year's show. Bring fresh flowers, a container and cutting tools. Free. Registration required. Haywood County Plant Clinic • MONDAYS through FRIDAYS, 9amnoon & 1-4pm - Haywood County Master Gardeners will host a plant clinic at 589 Raccoon Road, Suite 118, Waynesville. Questions about lawns, vegetables, flowers and trees will be answered. Info: 456-3575. Highlands Biological Station Botanical garden: 265 N. Sixth St., Highlands. Nature center: 930 Horse Cove Road, Highlands. Free. Info: or 526-0188. • MONDAYS through (8/26), 10:30am

The Blue Ridge Chapter of Ikenobo Ikebana Society (Japanese flower arranging) meets at First Congregational Church of Hendersonville, 1735 Fifth Ave. W. Info: or 696-4103. • TH (7/18), 10am - The Ikenobo Ikebana Society will host a meeting and demonstration on designing with large leaves. Guests are welcome to observe. Landscaping with Edible Herbs • TU (7/23), 6:30-8:30pm - A class on landscaping, growing and using edible herbs will be held at ECO, 611 N. Church St. $15. Registration required. Info: or 692-0385. Leicester Garden Club • TU (7/23), 1pm - The Leicester Garden Club will host a potluck picnic at a private home. Anyone interested in gardening is welcome. Free. Info and directions: 816-2287. N.C. Arboretum Located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. 9am-5pm daily. Info: or 665-2492. • SATURDAYS, 1pm - Interpretive guides will lead small groups through woodland trails and a variety of forest types. Topics include wildflowers, plant identification, natural history and land use. Free with $8 parking fee; donations encouraged. The Buzz • WE (7/17), 7-9pm - "The Buzz," a class on "how to live healthfully, garden organically and save the bees." Presented by Organic Growers School at the Neighborhood Y at Woodfin, 40 N. Merrimon Ave. $10 suggested donation. Info: MORE GARDENING EVENTS ONLINE Check out the Gardening Calendar online at for info on events happening after July 25. CALENDAR DEADLINE The deadline for free and paid listings is 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY, one week prior to publication. Questions? Call (828)251-1333, ext. 365

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For more information, including the exact start and end dates of markets, contact the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. Info: or 2361282. WEDNESDAYS • 8am-noon - Haywood Historic Farmers

Market, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. • 8am-noon - Waynesville Tailgate Market, 171 Legion Drive. • 1-5pm - Asheville City Market South, Biltmore Park Town Square, Town Square Blvd. • 2-5pm - Spruce Pine Farmers Market, 297 Oak Ave. • 2-6pm - French Broad Food Co-op, 90 Biltmore Ave. • 2-6pm - Montford Farmers Market, 36 Montford Ave. • 2:30-6:30pm - Weaverville Tailgate Market, 60 Lakeshore Drive. • 3-6pm - Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville. THURSDAYS • 8am-2pm - Henderson County Curb Market, 221 N. Church St., Hendersonville. • 3-6pm - Flat Rock Tailgate Market, 2720 Greenville Highway. • 3:30-6:30pm - Oakley Farmers Market, 607 Fairview Road. • 4-6:30pm - Tryon Tailgate Market, McCowan St. • 4-6pm - Blowing Rock Farmers Market, 132 Park Ave. • 4-8pm - Evening Harvest Farmers Market, Hayesville town square.

TUESDAYS • 8am-2pm - Henderson County Curb Market, 221 N. Church St., Hendersonville. • 3-6pm - Historic Marion Tailgate Market, West Henderson and Logan Streets. • 3:30-6:30pm - West Asheville Tailgate Market, 718 Haywood Road. DAILY • 8am-6pm - WNC Farmers Market, 570 Brevard Road.

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David Bauer and Brendan Reusing aren’t restaurateurs; they’re not interior designers; they’re not PR people. In the early days of All Souls Pizza, which opened Friday, July 12, they’re making that much clear. “We make food,” Bauer says. “We just wanted it to feel light and convivial.” Still, Bauer and Reusing have done all the things they don’t do with aplomb: The restaurant they co-own feels crafted, and it clearly relays its commitment to simple quality. That’s no surprise, since it’s the cousin of Farm & Sparrow, the artisan wholesale bakery Bauer has

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owned since 2006. That business is known for its focus on heirloom wheat and stone-milled flours. Grains get the same treatment at All Souls. The pizza flour comes from Farm & Sparrow’s mill, and the polenta that provides a base for to the menu’s fresh vegetables and smoked proteins is ground in-house (with corn from Stockbridge Farms in Andrews, near the Tennessee border). The menu focuses on pizzas and creamy polenta bowls with seasonal toppings, as well as pressed sandwiches (on Farm & Sparrow bread, of course), salads, marinated beans and some pasta here and there. “It’s pretty simple,” says Reusing, who takes the lead on the vegetables and proteins while Bauer focuses on grains and dough. “The rest of the menu is going to stay pretty limited for now. We’re going to get open and do what we do and do it well and kind of elaborate on the things that we have.”

Dough boys: Brendan Reusing and Dave Bauer will focus on artisan flour, house-ground polenta and seasonal vegetables at All Souls Pizza. Photo by Max Cooper

Reusing talks about the restaurant while he breaks down a Boston butt from Foothills Family Farm. Until a few months ago, Reusing was the chef at Laurey’s Cafe and Catering. Before that, he worked with his sister, Andrea Reusing, at Lantern in Chapel Hill. He says he’s excited about the pepperoni, which comes special order from Foothills. The pigs there are raised on spent grain from Pisgah Brewing. He also looks forward to topping pizzas with clams and local tomatoes and chili peppers.

The vegetable harvest drives the menu, which will change according to the availability of produce, but seasonal use of grain is also part of the concept. “A lot of people wonder about why it’s important to mill your grains and your flours,” Bauer says. “Part of that is when you’re doing seasonal cooking, the way you make pasta to go with foods in the fall and winter is different than the way you make it during the summer.” The menu relies on quality of ingredients and thoughtful execution. The atmosphere of the restaurant is much the same. It’s a study in natural light, earthy hues, sturdy wooden furniture and rustic pottery. The restaurant’s logo, corn and grain in blue and gold, lights out from the wall above the bar, and the wood- fired oven is ensconced in handmade tiles of chalky blue, ochre and green.

Beneath the oven, which is primarily for the pizza, a stack of finely split logs sits at the ready. They’re different colors and sizes, and each one serves a particular purpose for a particular time of day: They’ll create, maintain and temper the heat. “The way you stack the wood in the oven, that all affects how the dough cooks,” Bauer says. The oven, which was installed through the wall, is just one of the challenges presented by the building, home of the Silver Dollar Restaurant for more than 60 years (and the Asheville Public for a year after that). The entire structure was moved to the site decades ago. The walls of All Souls are decorated with photographs of the ordeal. Understandably, the building’s history has resulted in some eccentricities. Plus, the freezer for the beer kegs is actually an old milk truck, embedded in the wall. Bauer says working with the city during the building inspection process was challenging, but the restaurant’s history makes it more meaningful to him. An old Silver Dollar menu hangs on the wall, a tribute to the family that ran the diner, and who still own the building. “We’ve gotten to be good friends with the family,” he says. “They’re really excited about this.” Perhaps because of its reverence for tradition (in regards to both architecture and food), All Souls doesn’t feel adolescent in its early days. (At least, not yet.) It’s straightforward. “We just want it to be light and subtle, a nice community feel,” Bauer says. “Not stylized or too heavy.” X

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Counter Culture’s Asheville location looks like a coffee shop, but it’s not. The brand maintains a storefront on Broadway, but the space usually holds just barista training classes and wholesale offices. But now, the space is becoming more public. In addition to the Friday morning (10 a.m.) coffee cuppings that teach consumers the nuances of coffee, Counter Culture will host Brewing Basics classes. “The class is really created to cater to the home brewer to help them have a greater understanding of how they affect their cup at home,” says Lindsay Lee, one of Counter Culture’s Asheville-based customer support representatives. “We’re basically talking about the main three variables in coffee brewing that affect how the coffee tastes.” Those variables include grind size (fine versus coarse), dose (the ratio of coffee to water) and time. After the class, which focuses

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on brewing coffee in a cone (the pour-over method), Lee says home coffee drinkers should be able to replicate the flavor they get at coffee shops. Plus, students have a chance to meet other coffee lovers. The course runs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, and costs $75. Students take home a cone brewer, a pack of filters and a $15 voucher for Counter Culture’s website. To register for the class, visit or send an email to lindsay.lee@counterculturecoffee. com. Counter Culture is based out of Durham. It operates eight other training facilities in metropolitan areas around the country. “Even though Counter Culture isn’t seen as a local business because it’s not based here, [we] do try to be a part of the community,” Lee says. “Coffee will never be local anyway because it isn’t grown here.” X

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Sam Calagione, the founder and president of Dogfish Head, is a big deal. He’s often at high-profile events, like the recent SAVOR craft beer and food festival in New York City. But in a few days, he’ll be right here in Asheville. “Sam has spent time with us at our Chico brewery, but we’d like to give him a warm welcome to our North Carolina home,” says Brian Grossman, co-leader of Sierra Nevada’s Mills River brewery. “We figured, let’s toss him right into the culture with an awesome meal and some blazing strings.” Isis Music Hall will host the event, which will include a beer dinner that starts at 5:30 p.m. and a live performance by The Infamous Stringdusters (doors at 8:30 p.m. on that one).

The beer dinner will be six courses, prepared by both Mike Mahoney of Isis and Jason Roy of Biscuit Head. There are no dishes listed yet, but they promise to “pay homage” to the location of both breweries — think Southern fusion and coastal-inspired fare. The beers will be a mix from the two breweries, and include deep tracks like Barrel Aged Ruthless Rye from Sierra Nevada and 2005 Olde School Barleywine from Dogfish Head. “I’ve been itchin’ to head south to check out Sierra Nevada’s East Coast digs and check in on Asheville’s renowned craft beer scene,” says Calagione. “What better way to celebrate than with a night of great beer, inspired food and high-energy bluegrass? Can’t wait.” The cost is $80 for the entire night (dinner and show), but the show can be attended on its own for $15. Tickets are available on the Isis Restaurant and Music Hall website starting July 11: events/sierra-nevada-brewing-co-dogfish-head-craft-brewery-dinner-w-theinfamous-stringdusters X

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The Growler Bill in effect Grabbing beer to go will soon change statewide

Since our local breweries have been filling growlers for years, the average Asheville resident is very familiar with those big brown glass jugs. However, since we’re about to dive into bills and laws, let’s get the actual definition out of the way: In legal speak, the so-called Growler Bill (which just passed the state legislature, and opens up a new world of growler filling) defines a growler as: “a refillable container no larger than 2 liters (0.5283 gallons) into which a malt beverage is poured for off-premises consumption.” The important thing to note is that there are no set specs on the growler besides the volume. That means they don’t actually have to be brown glass jugs. In fact, a couple of new types of growlers are fair game for anyone with the right to fill. Stainless steel growlers, which offer better light protection than brown glass, are becoming the “can” of growlers. (So it’s no surprise that Oskar Blues is an early adopter.) There’s also an ultra-portable pouch starting to make its way to market. Imagine a giant Capri Sun packet filled with beer, and you’re getting close. Now let’s look at what House Bill 829 changed when it was signed into law. Before this law, only breweries could fill growlers on premise. Everyone else, from specialty beer stores to Ingles, could sell growlers filled at breweries; however, they could not fill the growlers with beer at their stores. HB 829 changes that. It allows a wide variety of businesses — restaurants, hotels, eating establishments, food businesses, retail businesses, private clubs, convention centers, community


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theatres,and breweries — to apply for three types of permits. One permit is for the on-premise consumption as well as off-premise, one is for off-premise only, and one is specially tailored for wine shops. Yes, with the new law, wine stores will be able to sell both unfortified and fortified wine in growlers should they received the proper permit. The law also allows for the shipping of beer and wine in growlers. Even though the bill has become law, the finer points are still being hammered out. Derek J. Allen of Ward and Smith, P.A., who was in Raleigh for the most recent meeting, says that temporary rules could be in effect as early as the July 17 meeting — but it could

GETTIN’ GROWLERS: According to beer lore, “growler” derives from the rumbling sound made by beer fermenting in a pail or jug. Photo by Thom O’Hearn

take longer. “As for permanent rules, the Commission has to adopt those by Jan. 1, 2014. In order to do so, they will have to adopt them, send them to the economic impact review committee for approval, then to the rules commission for approval, then back to the ABC for final approval,” Allen says. Even though that could take awhile, in the meantime any

businesses that are interested in filling growlers can apply for the permit. Once they receive it, they can officially fill growlers provided they follow the temporary rules. In addition to Asheville Growler, other area bottle shops are likely to start filling growlers quickly once they receive the proper permits. Geoff Alexander of Appalachian Vintner says, “We’re just about there already with our setup ... We’ll be adding an additional 10 tap lines and a system to purge with CO2 in the next few weeks. And the growlers are on order. We’re just waiting on the go ahead.” X

Fill ’em up The state’s first growler station is opening in Asheville Since starting the Bar of Soap, owner Sean McNeal has built an impressive beer list. You can now choose from 60 beers. But they all have one thing in common: they’re canned. “The three worst things for beer are bacteria, light and air. That’s why I love cans,” McNeal says. “But if you have good sanitation and the right container, you can get the same quality in a growler.” Thanks to the new law, McNeal’s new business at 660 Merrimon Ave. plans to do just that. “Essentially, I’ll use growlers to get beers into the hands of craft-beer lovers that they can’t get in bottles or cans,” McNeal says. “The plan is to have 20 taps and they’ll be rotating. If I find something cool, I want to get it pouring right away.” To start, there will be only two employees. One will be a bartender from Bar of Soap who has attended the Oskar Blues brew school. Another, yet to be hired, will be at the shop fulltime Monday through Friday. In other words, the person behind the counter will know about beer, and how to properly fill a growler. While it might seem easy, there are plenty of important details. Asheville Growler will have a hightech counter pressure filler to operate. And then there’s the main issue with any growler fill: sanitation. “At the shop, we’ll be sanitizing every growler — even the ones people bring in. There’s no charge for that. But it’s important for people to realize that they need to bring in clean growlers. If the container’s not clean, it can’t be sanitized and we can’t fill it.” That said, McNeal eventually plans to carry any and every form of growler he can, and he has no problem with filling growlers from other breweries. “We’ll be happy to fill someone else’s container. We’ll have to relabel it, that’s all. But if people bring in the shop’s growlers, that would be better. That way if it’s

not clean, I can just grab another one of mine.” As for the beer, it will be local, regional and national. McNeal is excited about bringing in beer from out of state that’s hard to get. But he’s even more excited about the impact his store can have for local and semi-local breweries. “Right now, we have phenomenal one-off, rare beers being made in town. But if you’re not going out to the bar you can’t get them,” McNeal says. “Also, breweries just outside of town — from Catawba and Pisgah to places out in Waynesville like Frog Level — we’re excited to be a part of getting more of their beer into town.” Alongside the beer, look for a variety of beer-friendly snacks soon after opening. McNeal mentioned Hickory Nut Gap jerky, Lusty Monk mustard, and “anything that you might want with the beer if you’re on your way to a party.” He also mentioned the possibility of carrying gear from the local breweries. With a location on Merrimon, it could be a way for out-of-towners to grab a Wedge shirt or Green Man pint glass before they hit the road. The space is large and the future could hold a few options for expansion based on the business. There’s room for additional tap lines — there could be up to 30 beers. There’s also room for seating, so there may eventually be a tasting room alongside the bar. “If there’s demand for that, we’ll do it. It would be nice to be able to try a couple beers and then decide what you want for your growler fill,” says McNeal. Asheville Growler will be located at 660 Merrimon Ave. As of press time, the opening was set for noon on July 22, but you can check their Facebook page for day-of details. X

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Most people consider classical music to be old music, unless you’re at a conservatory, which we aren’t. Even the term conservatory implies preservation, commemorating rather than creating. Composer and musician Jason DeCristofaro has called a rally of sorts to refute that assumption, and although the Brevard College adjunct may actually be at a conservatory right now, he’s taking the debate out of school. On Sunday, July 21, DeCristofaro and four other composers will present new classical works, which doesn’t necessarily mean new old. “A lot of people have this impression of classical music as a relic, as an old art form, and that all classical literature for the concert hall is 100 years old or more,” he says. “A lot of people

what: The Asheville Composers Concert, featuring original works by Jason DeCristofaro, Dosia McKay, Matthew Richmond, Michael Jefry Stevens and Tim Winter. The event is part of the St. Matthias Concert Series, hosted by Ron Lambe. where: St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 1 Dundee St. when: Sunday, July 21 at 3 p.m. The concert is free, with a $10 suggested donation. Funds collected through the donation go to church renovations and to the performing musicians.


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aren’t aware there’s even such a thing as a composer — when people think of a composer, they think of Bach or Beethoven or Brahms. There’s a social misconception. I think people are shocked to hear that people are writing works for the concert hall in the classical vein.” DeCristofaro hosted the first Asheville Composers Concert in 2010 to highlight new productions from Western North Carolina artists. This year’s concert includes five locally based composers: Dosia McKay, Matthew Richmond, Michael Jefry Stevens, Tim Winter and DeCristofaro, who will present a piece for solo viola. McKay, Richmond, Stevens and Winter will present works for string quartet, providing a kind of unintended theme to the event. “So I went ahead, basi-

Jason DeCristofaro and Dosia McKay review McKay’s “First in Flight,” which will premiere at the July 21 concert. DeCristofaro’s “Moto Perpetuo for Solo Viola” will also be performed. Photo courtesy of Dosia McKay

cally, and formed a string quartet just for the concert with musicians from the area,” DeCristofaro says. He recruited Asheville Symphony Orchestra violinists Pam Robbins (first), Paul Stroebel (second), Symphony of the Mountains principal Gina Mashburn Caldwell for viola and Matt Wilkinson on cello. Two pieces — McKay’s “First in Flight” for string quartet and vibraphone and Winter’s “String Quartet No. 1” — will be played for the first time at the concert.

“The idea is to get people excited about classical music and to bring in a winder audience,” DeCristofaro says. “There are lots of classical music fans in the area, which we are blessed to have. But a lot of people who don’t typically listen to classical music, they may have an aversion to going to see it performed, particularly new works, because it’s just unfamiliar.” To encourage familiarity, Xpress asked some of the participating composers to provide some advance reading material: a page from the scores, along with a few details about the composition processes and the pieces’ themes and concerns. (Winter was out of the country when this story was prepared. See the online version for his contribution.)X

From First In Flight by Dosia Mckay

The sample page features the opening bars of “First in Flight,” [a] fast-paced and energetic piece full of colorful harmonic progressions, vibrant melodic lines, playful jazzy riffs and dreamy soundscapes. If music can be compared to painting, this composition is an explosion of color. The title is my nod toward North Carolina, which has become my new home. The vibraphone begins with a solo passage stating the main theme, then it is joined by viola, then cello and later violins, all echoing the main theme, beginning to weave it around each other, forming a unified structure. I usually compose at the piano. Sometimes with a pencil and staff paper, and sometimes using computer notation software. If I write for a small ensemble, I usually write for all involved instruments simultaneously, but if I am composing for a symphony orchestra, I start with a piano reduction (sketch) and later decide what combinations of instruments will be best to carry out my initial ideas. I go through many drafts before the composition is complete. Lately, I have been concentrating on composing for a string quartet, and “First in Flight” is continuing with this instrumentation, although it is expanded to include the vibraphone. I would like to record an album of my compositions for a string quartet and this piece will be featured on it. — Dosia McKay’s composition portfolio includes scores for film, concert stage and modern dance. She weaves elements of classical harmony, jazz, pop, avant-garde, ambient soundscapes and the lyricism of folk melodies of her native Poland. Her music has been featured on National Public Radio and in concerts in New York, Washington, D.C., Poland, Spain and other cities. McKay is also a flutist, a visual artist and poet. She currently resides in Asheville. For more about McKay and her music, visit

From Moto Perpetuo for Solo Viola by Jason DeCristofaro

I primarily write at the piano, or my two primary instruments I perform on, the vibraphone and marimba. I often sing melodies in my head. These melodies occur to me at inconvenient times, when I am teaching and away from manuscript paper, so I frequently sing them in my head. I always have music playing in my mind, often three different melodies happening simultaneously. I wrote this work earlier this year for Gina Mashburn Caldwell, a phenomenal musician. The work is a moto perpetuo, an exciting roller-coaster ride and a non-stop tour de force of energy, with 176 measures of constant 16th notes weaving a melodic tapestry for the listener. J.S. Bach is my favorite composer, and his works for solo violin and cello are some of my favorite repertoire in the classical canon. This work is my tribute to those magnificent compositions, as I borrow many of the structural elements he perfected when writing for solo strings, including compound melodic lines, ascending arpeggios and scalar embellishments. Shakespeare’s “Brevity is the soul of wit” is a mantra I maintain in my music. I enjoy writing works where a multitude of ideas are communicated in a short amount of time. Like poetry, another love of mine, I aim to have several layers in my music. Even though my works are often only five to seven minutes in length, I spend a great deal of time on each measure, trying to find the deepest meaning possible within the notes, just as a poet carefully expresses their idea through an economy of words which provide the most profound impact for the audience. — Jason DeCristofaro teaches courses in music theory, aural skills, world music and jazz history at Brevard College. He also teaches at Joyful Noise, a nonprofit community music and arts organization and performs as a percussionist with the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, Brevard Philharmonic, Carolina Concert Choir and Hendersonville Chorale. He is founder, director, host and coordinator of the Asheville Composers Concert.

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This [piece] was originally composed for solo piano and then eventually recorded and performed by my European/American “Conference Call Quartet” in Krakow, Poland, several years ago. This new arrangement for string quartet with additional piano introduction and interlude is part of my continued attempt over the past 30 years to integrate “classical” and “improvised” music. The page in question begins with the piano performing the main thematic material out of tempo. After the piano is finished introducing the theme the string quartet begins to play the music in tempo. — Michael Jefry Stevens is a pianist, composer, band leader and recording artist with more than 75 CDs released. He currently resides in Black Mountain and teaches privately and at the Asheville Music School. He is also artist-in-residence for several weeks every year at the Educacion Musicale in La Plata, Argentina.

From Dia y Sueños by Matthew Richmond

This one one of my very first pieces, with the solo version written 20 years ago (while I was in college) and the orchestrated version a couple of years later. At the time I was primarily a performer, focusing on the marimba, so that was what I wrote for. “Dia y Sueños” is a mini-concerto for marimba, so it’s primarily meant to be fun and not too deep. As the title (“Day and Dreams”) suggests, it is inspired by the contrast between the hectic, demanding outside world and the (hopefully) more peaceful world that we can find inside. This is part of the “Day” section. There are several layers of themes happening together at this moment, leading to the climax of the fast, rhythmic portion of the piece. X


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Our words will make the whole planet float if it’s to say, ‘You look so good today,’ that is going to multiply,” she says. “And create millions of sweet beautiful words that all of us will utter, and that will make the whole planet float.” Ono and Legacy Fine Art & Productions takes the art around the country — this year, they’ll create “pop-up galleries” in six cities, says the website. The idea behind using smaller venues is to create a decentralized situation, Ono says.

John Lennon’s art speaks a simple message to Asheville The release for The Art of John Lennon, coming to Asheville this weekend, avows to continue the Lennon legacy of peace and love through his prints.

“Asheville, North Carolina: There’s no big star there shining, but it is a beautiful, beautiful city with some incredible artistic sensitivity,” she says. “I don’t choose it because it’s Paris. I choose it because it’s an incredibly positive situation. You know that things can happen there.” And to help make things happen is part of the show’s goal. The grace and happiness in Lennon’s art inspire in many ways, Ono says. “There’s a lot of sense of humor in there.”

As opposed to the institutionalized reverence imposed by museums, a sometimes severe experience, Lennon’s drawings offer a feeling that the artist is smiling. “It’s so incredibly human,” she says of his work. And while they are simple, she’s heard people view the work and say, “Oh, I could do this.” “It’s a little deceptive,” she says with a laugh. But, she hopes the show can inspire people to just be themselves, and invoke in people a feeling of simple action. “Maybe they will think, ‘Oh, I can do it, I can do my own thing,’ and by thinking that, to wake up your beautiful talent.” Whatever that is, she says. Not to emulate Lennon, but to be your unique self. “That’s something nobody else can do,” she says. “When you think about us, all of us have mouths, but the mouth formation is different in

That’s a mighty task. How much could a traveling exhibit set up at the Aloft Hotel help better the whole world?And could a single human viewing the art of a rock ’n’ roll icon bring about much change?

each person. Each one has a different mouth, can you imagine? So be very, very proud of your mouth and take care of it.” And should we sing with it? “Please, sing with it,” she says with a laugh. “That’s the best thing you can do.”

Yoko Ono says simple acts can create a larger peace, and that’s an idea to take away from Lennon’s show: a colorful and lithe collection of lithographs, serigraphs and copper etchings Lennon produced in the last years of his life.

You don’t have to do something difficult. Take pride and take care, she says. What could be easier? “The more incredible beautiful sensitive artists we have around, we’ll cover the earth with our talent and works and thinking and all that, it’s just going to create a very peaceful world someday,” she said, adding: “I hope.”

“The message is, do you your own thing,” Ono, 80, told Xpress in an interview brightened with frequent laughter. If that seems, well, just too simple, it really isn’t, she says. “Just be yourself, whatever you are.” Acts on a small scale radiate into the world and help create a larger peace. “If you can do one thing a day that is to make somebody happy, even

“Dream Power”

ABOVE: “On Cloud 9” ABOVE (Left): Photo by Charlotte Muhl and Sean Lennon

The Art of John Lennon comes to the Aloft Hotel, 51 Biltmore Ave. in downtown Asheville on Friday, July 19, from noon to 8 p.m., on Saturday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, July 21, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More at X

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by Edwin Arnaudin

Edwin Arnaudin is an Asheville-based freelance writer.

Storming the castle On nearly every weekend of the year, somewhere in the Kingdom of Atlantia, a passionate group of everyday citizens from South Carolina to Maryland recreates the gentler aspects of the Middle Ages. These are members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, who are well-versed in aspects of life from the years 600-1600 and make it their duty to keep a few of those traditions alive. “We’re just history buffs trying to have fun and looking to relieve stress,” says Rich Coleman, Seneschal (or head officer) of the SCA’s local chapter, The Barony of Hawkwood. Founded in Milpitas, Calif., in 1966, the SCA began as a singleoccasion theme party — but attendees didn’t want the festivities to end. The organization now counts more than 30,000 members and 100,000 participants worldwide, with Hawkwood encompassing North Carolina’s western region. Members are initially drawn to the organization’s martial activities. Rapier fighting is popular, as is heavy-weapons fighting, thrownweapons activities, archery and equestrian events. These forms of combat then come together in field battles between armies, sometimes with blunted arrows raining down during combat, and an occasional siege, involving the storming of a castle.

who: The Barony of Hawkwood, local SCA chapter where: Recruitment event and garb-making day when: Recruitment is Saturday, July 20 at City-County Plaza downtown Asheville. Garb-making is Sunday, July 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the EnkaCandler Library. Find out more at


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Local SCA chapter recreates the best aspects of the Middle Ages

Evan of Hawkwood / Courtesy of Richard Coleman

Though the martial activities are among the SCA’s showier features, a wide array of quieter pastimes have their own practitioners. Drawing from the vast array of arts, crafts and court activity from the 1,000 years in question, members preserve the era’s woodworking, glass blowing, jewelry making, cooking, calligraphy and scribal arts and traditional dances. “People like to look back and in many ways it was a time when things really were more simple. It allows folks to slow down for a bit,” Coleman says. “If you can think of it, we do it.” Many people in the SCA have been studying their particular area of expertise for years. Arts and crafts competitions are held by people with decades of experience, some of whom are professors or librarians; many request that entrants bring documentation to show that in-depth research has been done

through legitimate sources. “Everyone likes a goal,” Coleman says. “You don’t have to engage in competitions to have fun, but they are available as a way to be recognized and put yourself in line for an award. The more recognition, the more likely you are to have someone ask how you do it, and a lot of it is about sharing with other people. We’re different from Ren Fairs in that it’s about sharing; not just watching, but participating.” Hawkwood distinguishes itself with a recognized and respected rapier community, but is also becoming known for its scribal work. Members’ scrolls are becoming noticed at competitions and the group’s dancing, through currently small, is seeing interest increase. “I would also like to think that we excel at our sense of humor,” Coleman says. Though the variety of activi-

ties may seem daunting, the SCA welcomes newcomers and is eager to help steer them toward their interests. For inquisitive beginners without an era-appropriate wardrobe of their own, members do their best to find workable clothing at events. Loaner gear is always available, and as long as it shows some effort, even tying towels around one’s neck as a makeshift tunic is welcomed. “We want everyone to have fun and feel like they’re experiencing the best that time period had to offer,” Coleman says. Dues aren’t required to participate in the SCA, but membership comes with discounts at events, a personalized SCA card that makes check-in at these events easier, access to monthly publications, and the potential to hold an office. While the fun and camaraderie during events is a prime attraction, the SCA’s benefits extend beyond weekends and into daily life. Everyone has worth and is considered at least minor nobility, so that all are treated with a modicum of respect. Likewise, the focus on romantic chivalry doesn’t end when the work week begins, as members look for opportunities to be of service in the world and act accordingly. This friendly spirit will next be on display during a recruitment event in downtown Asheville on Saturday, July 20, followed by a garb-making get-together the following day from 1-5 p.m. at the EnkaCandler Library. About two months later, one of Hawkwood’s two major annual events kicks off with Games & Gluttony 2 on Sept. 28 at the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Candler. Armored and rapier fighting are planned, amid a generous food spread and general good cheer, with a particular focus on handmade dice and card games of the time. “We want more participation however we can get it, since more people equals more research,” Coleman says. “What drives me is that I’m well aware that lots of people really need what the SCA has to offer but they don’t know about it.” X

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by Kyle Sherard

Why collect art? There’s a lot of misunderstanding about what constitutes a permanent collection, according to Nancy Holmes. For Holmes, the long-time exhibition organizer at Tryon’s Upstairs Artspace, a true art collection has integrity and scope, rather than aimlessly rambling across a living room wall. Or put another way, it needs to have point. “It’s different than just having a lot of art,” she told Xpress. “Very few people methodically and thoughtfully and passionately collect art.” In this case, “few” includes Asheville residents Ray Griffin and Thom Robinson, whose private collection constitutes the bulk of Seeing Is Believing, a new exhibition opening Saturday, July 20 at Upstairs Artspace. The exhibition features 65 artworks by 34 artists working in photography, painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media. The common thread in their collection is simple and direct. All but six of those 65 works are from Asheville and WNC artists. Most of them are still active in the downtown and West Asheville art scenes. Those six exceptions are still regional, hailing from South Carolina and East Tennessee. Though, they do share the bright and often-luminous color palettes sewn into the rest of the works. There’s too many artists to list. But to give you an idea of the WNC/ Asheville-based diversity, a few of artists include Courtney Chappell, Julyan Davis, Edwards Hopper, Alice Sebrell and Brian Mashburn. “[The works] are a selective, definitive collection of contemporary art being created in Asheville and WNC,” Griffin and Robinson told Xpress. “It’s a visual record of what’s current and available.” A little more than half of the show is directly from their private collection, which is not for sale. But the remaining works on display, done by those very same artists, are indeed up for grabs. It’s a nearly-even swap — one work from the collection is countered with one work from the same artist. (There are a few artist repeats.)

Work by Julyan Davis

The plan was hatched by Holmes, who was looking for a means of offering something to patrons looking to expand on their own collections. The idea, showing a private collection alongside new and available art, is a first for the 35-year-old gallery. The exhibition comes across as a means of exposing, if not educating, patrons on the theories and practices of art collecting. According to Holmes, the show is a cohesive and visually clarified example of the collectors’ equally clarified theoretical intentions. The gallery has also organized a panel discussion to coincide with the exhibition. Griffin and Robinson will chair a talk called “Why Collect Art” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

On Saturday, Upstairs will also feature a simultaneous opening in their second gallery space. Crossing The Line features found-object folk works by Polk County artists Bonnie Bardos and Charlotte Fowler. This exhibition will feature an artists talk at 4 p.m., just before the opening. Seeing is Believing and Crossing the Line open Saturday, July 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Upstairs Gallery in Tryon. Both shows are up through Aug. 31. For more information go to

South Lexington gets a Southern mural A new mural by Asheville artist Gabriel Shaffer has brought a rural essence to the south end

of Lexington Avenue. The work is on a parking lot retaining wall adjacent to Storm Rhum Bar and just below Northup McConnell and Sizemore, the law firm that commissioned the mural. It features seven 10-by-10-foot panels of barn quilt patterns — eight-point stars, to be specific. The designs are seldom seen in the city, but decorate many of the barns that dot the hills and valleys surrounding Asheville. You’ve undoubtedly seen one. They’re modeled after quilting patterns and most often perched at the peak of a barn’s facade. But while quilts include dozens of such squares, the barn-top decorations typically display a single, enlarged wooden square that boasts simplified geometric shapes and large blocks of color. “Barn quilts are some of the oldest forms of public art,” Shaffer told Xpress. “They’re just in a rural setting.” Shaffer’s altered his take on this decor. He opted to infuse the work with the simplified neon colors that he associates with early video game systems. The colors are brighter, nearing an electric state as opposed to the softer and subdued tones of traditional countryside works. The project is outside of his narrative-based norm. Shaffer, who’s recently completed murals for BMW, Facebook’s North Carolina complex and several works for Mellow Mushroom, usually hones in on storytelling through figurative painting. “Abstraction is typically an aspect of my painting,” he says, “but not a main theme.” It’s that abstraction that has removed the artist’s hand — Shaffer’s hand — from the mural. “I don’t feel like I own this work,” he says. But he does feel like it will reach and register with a bigger audience. There’s no need for explanation. People may recognize the form and function of the patterns. But if they don’t, he says, then they still see a large abstracted work, he says. “Sometimes the individual can get in the way of the greater whole.” X

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by Jordan Lawrence

Constant Hitmaker With Wakin on a Pretty Daze, Kurt Vile’s ethereal consistency starts to pay off

who: Kurt Vile and the Violators, with The Swirlies where: The Grey Eagle when:

For a rock ‘n’ roller, Kurt Vile is a pretty perfect name. Like Johnny Rotten or Captain Beefheart before him, the rising indie rock star has a moniker that suggests an edgy aloofness toward social norms, a willingness to disgust the disapproving in order to achieve his artistic goals. But unlike those forebears, Vile’s stage name is not a pseudonym. It’s been the Philadelphia singer’s legal epithet since birth. Wisely, he never changed it, not even — as he revealed in a recent Spin cover story — when his father tried to bribe him with a new resonator guitar. He got the instrument but never went through with the change. His live band has been known as The Violators since he began releasing records under his own name five years ago. Vile didn’t come up with his handle, but he sure knows how to use it. As with his name, Vile is content to let his art progress naturally. His five albums have expanded but never reshaped the style he unveiled with his 2008 debut, Constant Hitmaker, building wispy, drum machine-powered minimalism into lush tapestries of ethereal tones and mumbled vocals, epics spanning as many as 10 minutes that seem both overwhelming and barely there. His style is a graceful wash, easily fording popular tributaries — slacker fuzz, classic rock virtuosity, blissful psychedelics — and gracing them with bluntly charming lyrics. Such sounds are far from uncommon these days. His buddies in The War on Drugs — with whom Vile played for a while before striking out on his own — have received plaudits for their own meandering musings, as have acts like Ariel Pink and Woods. But Vile distills his own sound more accessibly than any of them, painting rambling, Neil Young-approximate folk-rock with a comfortable daze of effects. He couldn’t have planned it any better.


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Wednesday, July 17 (8 p.m. doors/9 p.m. show. $15/$17.

But, as he does with most things, Vile is just following his own path, wherever it may lead. “I think I was just doing my own thing, and it conveniently fit into the whole DIY thing,” he explains, during a quick phone interview amid a spate of summer touring. “It’s not like I didn’t understand the record-nerd culture and all the sudden had all these recordings that I could put out some vinyls really fast. It’s just one

step at a time. Everybody’s always influenced by their surroundings. I couldn’t say I didn’t love Ariel Pink or even early Animal Collective. When stuff was blowing up, I was definitely influenced, for sure. But I’m always on a quest to be true to myself as well.” His constant refinement reached an exacting, auteur-like plateau with 2011’s Smoke Ring for My Halo. His finger picking is perfectly offset by colorful guitar fills. His common-

man mumble finds a just intelligible comfort zone and never leaves it. The songs tend to drift and repeat themselves a bit too much, but the effect is usually hypnotic, entrancing listeners and keeping them content, even if Vile rarely excites them. This year’s Wakin On a Pretty Daze retains Smoke Ring’s immersive atmosphere and injects catchier melodies and cleaner songwriting. The opening semi-title track, “Wakin On a Pretty Day,” wanders for 9 1/2 minutes, but it does so purposefully, peddling variations on an innately fetching riff and a litany of cutting couplets — “Phone ringing off the shelf/ I guess he wanted to kill himself.” As with the cutesy, storybook panning of Wes Anderson or the blood-spattered pastiche of Quentin Tarantino, Vile still tends to get lost in his own world, pushing melodies further than he really should, but Waking sees him frequently besting physics, stretching out while still feeling concise. It’s not a classic, but it proves that Vile might just have the tools to create one. “I guess there’s more energy,” he says. “It’s still pretty laid back. I guess it just depends on the song. There’s more rock in this record, and the other one’s pretty folky. It probably comes from the touring and stuff. I don’t really know. I’m always kind of thinking of pop sensibility. If you think it’s got catchier melodies or whatever, that’s interesting. I can’t tell you where it comes from. I’m really just fine-tuning. It’s all relative. Ideally, you just get better all the time.” Thus far, Kurt Vile has done just that, making it easy to believe that his best work is still ahead of him. X

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North Carolina Artist Tim Bruce The Ghost Painter July 12–31, 2013 84 Walnut Street Asheville, NC 28801

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by Alli Marshall

What comes around It’s a night at the symphony and a night at the theater, says Dominic Aquilino, assistant director of Asheville Lyric Opera’s upcoming production of Carousel. He means it’s like an evening out at both venues at the same time, because this version of the classic musical includes 30 musicians on stage, led by Asheville Symphony conductor Daniel Meyer. And dancers from MOTION Dance Theatre, choreographed by MOTION founder Nick Kepley. And a cast of 11 ALO vocalists. Aquilino also stars as carnival barker Billy Bigelow, a role he says is a stretch as an actor. “If you don’t tell it right, he comes off as abusive,” Aquilino says. But Bigelow is troubled and it’s the adversities he faces that make him both hard to love and completely relatable: He loses his job, as does his love interest, Julie Jordan (played by Kristen Hedberg). It’s a scenario many American families faced in the last five years. “It will resonate,” says Aquilino. Carousel was first produced by Rogers and Hammerstein in 1945. As a followup to the writing team’s wildly successful and groundbreaking musical theater debut, Oklahoma!, the duo decided to adapt Molnár’s 1909 Budapest-set play, Liliom. It was redrawn in Maine and scored with songs like “If I Loved You” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” which became not only musical-theater classics but, in the case of the latter, “is probably sung at more weddings, funerals and every other large event you can ever think of,” Aquilino says. His favorite, he says, is the famous “Soliloquy,” sung when Billy learns that Julie is expecting. “I think every father has some of this going through his head,” says Aquilino. (Frank Sinatra recorded a version of the song in ’46 as a new father himself.) “It’s the reason it’s so famous — not just because it’s long and high,” says Aquilino. Hedberg says that what Carousel did differently than Oklahoma! was get the audience into real stories and relationships with which they could identify. “If you really look at the dialogue and the way it intertwines with the music, it’s very clear what


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Asheville Lyric Opera collaborates with Carousel

who: Carousel where: Diana Wortham Theatre when: Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20 (8 p.m. nightly, 3 p.m. matinee on Saturday. $30-$53 adults, $17-$35 wstudents.

World turning: Kristen Hedberg and Dominic Aquilino star as Julie Jordan and Billy Bigelow in Carousel, a musical nearly 70 years old that still offers up relevant themes.

the writers were asking for,” she says. “There’s no big mystery if you compare it to the time period it was set in, which was the late 19th century, and what women’s choices were like, the way their choices were very transitional.” Hedberg sees Julie as a “Jill-of-alltrades” deciding between whether she wants to marry or remain single and work for a living; that decision hints at the early stirrings of the women’s movement. Hedberg says that the show’s dialogue is tricky because it’s subtle and realistic, but contains a lot of subtext that she as an actor has

to make real for the audience. Another challenge, Aquilino notes, is that there are some dated aspects to Carousel. “I don’t want to use the word flawed,” he says, “But it’s definitely written in an age when the man was allowed to do certain things that are just not [accepted] these days.” To adjust, ALO (helmed by artistic director David Craig Starkey), is making small adjustments to the inflection and delivery of dialogue, as well as some character choice changes. “Billy Bigelow is a very dark, misunderstood character,” says Aquilino. “It’s a delicate issue to

make the audience feel for him and what he’s going through.” Helping to flesh out the story is the addition of the live musicians, set front and center instead of tucked away in the orchestra pit. Aquilino says that while it might take the audience a minute to acclimate to the staging, “it will add colors that you normally wouldn’t be paying attention to.” Through “the drama of watching the instruments be played, and the way each one of those instrumental parts tells its own story (because Rogers and Hammerstein were brilliant at that) you’ll see the characters come alive on stage, but you’ll also see the characters of each instrument come alive as well. It’s a dual storytelling,” he says. The live orchestra will challenge the singers, who will perform without amplification. “But it’s not like you’ll have to stand there and belt it out,” says Hedberg. “There are so many places where the orchestra is subtle.” There is precedent: The New York Philharmonic production of Carousel, featuring New York City Ballet dancers, took the stage at Lincoln Center earlier this year, and aired as a PBS special in April. And, when it comes to musical theater as performed by an opera company with a symphony, Aquilino is up for the adventure, which suits his particular skill set. “When I’m singing in the opera, I’m known as the singing actor, and when I’m in a musical theater piece, I’m known as the opera singer,” he says. “I always try to make it my mission, regardless of the format, to find real, honest moments that bring the drama up to a higher place.” X




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by Alli Marshall Justin Townes Earle Although, of his most recent LP (2012’s Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now) singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle said, “This time I’ve gone in a Memphis-soul direction,” he did not head in a Memphis direction to make the album. The 10 tracks were recorded live, with no overdubs, in four days at Echo Mountain. That LP was released by Bloodshot Records who, this year, re-reissued Earle’s ‘07 selfrelease, Yuma. (It was first reissued in ‘08.) Earle returns to Asheville on Tuesday, July 23 for a show at The Grey Eagle. 8 p.m., $18/$20. Photo by Joshua Black Wilkins

Colston’s Cold Cuts The latest project from local hip-hop outfit, CrazyHorse & Colston, is Colston’s Cold Cuts. It’s a new collection of songs by Max Hupertz and Bryan Godleski with contributions from Molly Kummerle of Paper Tiger, Austin Haynes and Johnny Reynolds from Free Radio, Foul Mouth Jerk and others. The release party for that album, called “Shoulder vs. the System,” doubles as a benefit for Godleski (aka Colston) who recently underwent shoulder surgery and is raising money toward medical bills. The event includes Groove Carnival, Jeremy Indelicato, Alpha Lee, Red Honey, Davaion Bristol, Elk Tracks, Emerald Blues Band, Martin Snoddy, George Terry McDonald, Hard Knox, Space Truckers, Russ T. Nutz, Justin Brophy, Hilliary S. Begley, Polly Panic, Jon Farmer, General-chryst Undaworld, PooFolk and Free Radio. CrazyHorse & Colston will play a longer set with new songs from Cold Cuts as well as their hits. Saturday, July 20. 8 p.m., $5. Photo by Inspired Life Photography

Wild Mohicans Mardi Gras Indians Here’s something to do with the kids (especially if you have seven): Start a Mardi Gras Indian tribe and then travel and perform together in eye-poppingly ornate costumes of lace, satin, and enough oversized-feathers to take flight. The troupe was founded in ‘96 by Big Chief Kentrell Watson and has grown to 14 members, including Watson’s children. In addition to appearing at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and Bayou Boogaloo, they’ve also toured Guatemala and Honduras. They come to The Double Crown on Monday, July 22. 9 p.m., $10. Photo by Steve Mann

Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands The twice-annual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands (which “began in 1948 as a way to provide a regional market for the mountain craftspeople,” according to press) returns to the U.S. Cellular Center with a long weekend’s worth of clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, mixed media, natural materials, paper, wood and jewelry. Almost 200 juried artists will show and sell works whose styles represent both traditional and contemporary techniques. The exhibition also includes demonstrations: Sam Johnson will create bamboo fly rods and George McCollum will weave splints into a white oak basket. Look for demos on sunprinting, blacksmithing, mixed-media assemblage, and much more. Live music performances take place at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Friday-Sunday. On the roster: Carol Rifkin and Paul’s Creek play traditional mountain music, Buncombe Turnpike showcases original song writing and the Moore Brothers Band flaunt their bluegrass and gospel chops. The Fair runs Thursday-Sunday, July 18-21. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $8 adults, children under 12 are free. Photo of Kaleidoscopes by Marc Tickle, courtesy of Southern Highland Craft Guild

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C L U B L A N D Scandals Nightclub Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am

Wednesday, July 17

Sly Grog Lounge Open mic, 7pm

185 King Street Jeff Sipe Presents (jazz, fusion), 8pm

TallGary's Cantina Asheville music showcase, 8pm

5 Walnut Wine Bar Juan Benevides Trio (flamenco, Latin), 8pm

The Social Salsa dancing, 9pm

Athena's Club Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, Americana, blues), 7-10pm

Timo's House Asheville Drum 'n' Bass Collective, 10pm

Barley's Taproom Dr. Brown's Team Trivia, 8:30pm

Town Pump Megan Jean (Americana, rock), 9pm

Black Mountain Ale House Bluegrass jam, 9pm

Trailhead Restaurant and Bar Zydeco jam w/ Steve Burnside, 7pm

Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe Open mic, 7pm

Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues WestSound Review (R&B, soul, dance), 8:30pm

Boiler Room Nate Hall & Meghan Mulhearn w/ Divine Circles & Generation of Vipers (metal, experimental), 9pm

Water'n Hole Karaoke, 9pm

Club Remix Open mic variety show, 9pm

Westville Pub Tonight's Noise (blues, bluegrass), 9:30pm

Cork & Keg Tom Leiner ("baby boomer flashbacks"), 7:30pm

Wild Wing Cafe Ashley Rose, 8pm

Creekside Taphouse Open mic, 8-11pm

WXYZ Lounge Juan Holladay & Eliza Sydney (singer-songwriter), 7pm

Dirty South Lounge Disclaimer Standup Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm

Yacht Club Kamakazi karaoke (no control over song choice), 9pm

Double Crown Country night w/ Dr. Filth, 9pm Emerald Lounge Blues jam w/ Riyen Roots, 8pm Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern Kurt Vile & the Violators (indie rock) w/ The Swirlies, 9pm

Jamming: Being the son of the most famous reggae artist of all time comes with incredible opportunities, but it also comes with lofty expectations and unavoidable comparisons. Despite the pressure, Julian Marley has managed to avoid the latter pitfalls, releasing three critically acclaimed solo albums and earning a Grammy nomination for his third album, Awake. The roots-reggae songwriter and multi-instrumentalist visits Asheville on Friday, July 19 for a performance at Club Metropolis.

Jack of Hearts Pub Hot Point Trio (gypsy jazz), 8pm

Lobster Trap Bobby Miller (bluegrass), 7pm O.Henry's/TUG Karaoke, 10pm Odditorium Beasts of Legend w/ Matte Black (metal), 9pm One Stop Deli & Bar Stereospread (electro-pop) w/ Kinjac &

To qualify for a free listing, a venue must be predominately dedicated to the performing arts. Bookstores and cafÊs with regular open mics and musical events are also allowed / To limit confusion, events must be submitted by the venue owner or a representative of that venue / Events must be submitted in written form by e-mail (, fax, snail mail or hand-delivered to the Clubland Editor Dane Smith at 2 Wall St., Room 209, Asheville, NC 28801. Events submitted to other staff members are not assured of inclusion in Clubland / Clubs must hold at least TWO events per week to qualify for listing space. Any venue that is inactive in Clubland for one month will be removed / The Clubland Editor reserves the right to edit or exclude events or venues / Deadline is by noon on Monday for that Wednesday’s publication. This is a firm deadline.


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Electrochemical, 10pm Orange Peel Marlon Blackwell architectural talk, 7pm Phoenix Lounge Jazz night, 8pm

Jack of the Wood Pub Old-time jam, 5pm

185 King Street Rut & Sammy Show (jam, rock), 8pm Asheville Music Hall The Mantras (rock, jam) w/ Big Something, 10pm

Hangar Lounge Old-school DJ ('70s-'90s) & open mic, 8pm Isis Restaurant and Music Hall Live music on the patio, 6pm Brother Wolf fundraiser feat: Blind Lemmon Phillips, 9pm

Friday, July 19

Emerald Lounge Toy Soldiers (Americana, rock) w/ Sean Rowe & Andrew Combs, 9pm French Broad Brewery Tasting Room Dave Desmelik (Americana, folk), 6pm

Athena's Club Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, Americana, blues), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am Black Mountain Ale House Mountain Feist (bluegrass, Americana), 9pm Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe Acoustic Swing, 7pm

Pisgah Brewing Company The Everydays (Americana), 6pm

Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern Oteil & Kofi Burnbridge, Roosevelt Collier & Jeff Sipe (rock, funk, fusion), 9pm

TallGary's Cantina Open mic/jam, 7pm

Harrah's Cherokee Live band karaoke, 8pm-midnight

The Social Karaoke, 9:30pm

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall Mark Schimick & Billy Constable, 7:30pm

Bywater Pick Your Switch (Americana, pop), 9pm

Timo's House Blues night, 10pm

Jack of Hearts Pub Old-time jam, 7pm

Classic Wineseller Shantavaani (Indian fusion), 7pm

Trailhead Restaurant and Bar Kevin Scanlon's old-time jam, 6:30pm

Jack of the Wood Pub Bluegrass jam, 7pm

Club Hairspray Beach party, 8pm

Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues Soul Rhythms feat. Ronnie Delerne, 9pm

Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB) Octopus Jones (surf rock, psychedelic, post-punk) w/ Doc Aquatic & Total War, 9:30pm

Club Metropolis Julian Marley (roots, reggae) w/ Dub Cartel, 10pm

Yacht Club Open jam w/ Justin Brophy of the Go Devils, 9pm

Thursday, July 18 Barley's Taproom Alien Music Club (jazz jam), 9pm Black Mountain Ale House Lyric (funk, soul, pop), 9pm Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe Paul Cataldo (Americana), 7pm Bywater Game night, 8pm Club Hairspray Karaoke, 8pm Cork & Keg Vollie McKenzie (popular covers, jazz standards), 7:30pm Double Crown International cuts w/ DJ Flypaper, 9pm

Lobster Trap Hank Bones ("man of 1,000 songs"), 7-9pm Market Place Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, beats), 7-10pm Odditorium Skunk Ruckus w/ Carolina Catskins & Roamin Jasmine (rock), 9pm One Stop Deli & Bar Phish 'n' Chips (Phish covers), 6pm Cody Wright Band (rock, fusion) w/ Aaron Burdett Band, 10pm Orange Peel ZOSO (Led Zeppelin tribute), 9pm Pack's Tavern Scott Raines (acoustic rock), 9pm Phoenix Lounge Bradford Carson (rock, jam, blues), 8:30pm

Boiler Room Dead Poet Society w/ Pawtooth, Twist of Fate, Rust on the Carousel & Severance (rock, metal), 9pm

Club Tetrus Tropical Bass (DJs Malinalli & Tropix), 10pm-2am Cork & Keg Berli Coco (Cajun), 7:30pm Double Crown Friday night hootenanny w/ DJ Greg Cartwright, 9pm Dugout Fine Line (rock), 9pm Emerald Lounge Pierce Edens & the Dirty Work (alt-country, roots) w/ Train Company, 9pm French Broad Brewery Tasting Room Letters to Abigail (bluegrass, country), 6pm Green Room Cafe Carrie Morrison & Steve Whiteside (Americana), 6:30pm

Pisgah Brewing Company Rapplesauce (funk), 9pm

Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern The Hackensaw Boys (old-time, rock, country) w/ The Black Lillies, 9pm

Purple Onion Cafe Mare Wakefield (singer-songwriter, roots), 7:30pm

Highland Brewing Company Stereofidelics (alternative), 6pm

SAtuRdAy cHicken & WAffleS Sunday Brunch

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JULY 17 - JULY 23, 2013



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Jack of the Wood Pub Stillwater Hobos (Celtic, folk), 6pm Bayou Diesel (Cajun, zydeco), 9pm

thur. July 18

octopus Jones

W/ Doc aQuatic,total War 9:30pM Fri. July 19

Deep Space Showcase (burlesque, variety), 9pm

Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB) Duende Mountain Duo (electonic) w/ Splynter, 9:30pm Lobster Trap Mark Bumgarner (Southern Americana), 7pm Monte Vista Hotel Serpentine (jazz), 8pm

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olD north state

Pack's Tavern Howie's House Party (rock, dance, hits), 9pm

W/ the Genuine, blacK balsaM 9:30pM

WEd. July 24

reasonably priceD babies iMprov coMeDy 8:30pM

Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues Lyric (soul, funk, pop), 10pm Vanuatu Kava Bar Dan Keller & Anthony Dorian-Labelle (eclectic jazz, improv), 9pm Wall Street Coffee House Open mic, 9pm

O.Henry's/TUG DJ's Dan Rese & J Hecht, 10pm Odditorium The Oak Creek Band w/ Maggie & Her Mistakes & Dark Arts & Crafts (country), 9pm

W/ splynter 9:30pM sat. July 20

Trailhead Restaurant and Bar Dave Desmelik (Americana), 7:30pm

One Stop Deli & Bar Free Dead Fridays feat. members of Phuncle Sam, 5-8pm Orange Peel Tri-State Championship Wrestling w/ Pleasures of the Ultraviolent & Jacked up Joe, 8pm

Phoenix Lounge Porch 40 (jam, funk, rock), 9pm

White Horse Red June (Americana), 8pm Wild Wing Cafe A Social Function (classic rock, jam), 8pm WXYZ Lounge Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, beats), 9pm

Saturday, July 20 185 King Street DJ Dogg dance party, 8pm Asheville Music Hall Locos Por Juana (world, Latin), 10pm

Pisgah Brewing Company Phuncle Sam (rock, jam, covers), 8pm

Athena's Club Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, Americana, blues), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am

Root Bar No. 1 Linda Mitchell (blues, jazz), 9pm Scandals Nightclub Zumba, 7pm Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am

Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe Locomotive Pie (blues, folk, roots), 7pm Boiler Room Beasts of Legend w/ Anthems of Imperium & more (metal), 9pm

Sly Grog Lounge Trivia night, 7pm Southern Appalachian Brewery Whitney Moore & the People (Latin, world, jazz), 8pm The Social Jarvis Jenkins Band (rock, jam), 9pm

Bywater The Whethermen (Americana), 9pm Classic Wineseller Wendy Jones & Michael Jefry Stevens (jazz), 7pm

Town Pump Wink Keziah (honky-tonk), 9pm

Club Hairspray Dance party, 8pm Drag show, 12:15am

Toy Boat Community Art Space

Club Metropolis



IN-HOUSE SMOKED MEATS AND A BRAND NEW FRESH DAILY MENU! 87 Patton Ave., Asheville Mon – Thur 4pm – 2am Fri – Sun 12pm – 2am


JULY 17 - JULY 23, 2013

185 King Street 877-1850 5 Walnut Wine Bar 253-2593 Altamont Brewing Company 575-2400 The Altamont Theatre 348-5327 Aqua Cafe & Bar 505-2081 ARCADE 258-1400 Asheville Civic Center & Thomas Wolfe Auditorium 259-5544 Asheville Music Hall 255-7777 Athena’s Club 252-2456 Barley’s Tap Room 255-0504 Black Mountain Ale House 669-9090 Blue Mountain Pizza 658-8777 Boiler Room 505-1612 Broadway’s 285-0400 The Bywater 232-6967 Cork and keg 254-6453 Club Hairspray 258-2027 Club Metropolis 258-2027 Club Remix 258-2027 Creekside Taphouse 575-2880 Adam Dalton Distillery 367-6401 Diana Wortham Theater 257-4530 Dirty South Lounge 251-1777 Double crown 575-9060 Eleven on Grove 505-1612 Emerald Lounge 232- 4372

Firestorm Cafe 255-8115 French Broad Brewery Tasting Room 277-0222 Good Stuff 649-9711 green room cafe 692-6335 Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern 232-5800 Grove House Eleven on Grove 505-1612 The Grove Park Inn (Elaine’s Piano Bar/ Great Hall) 252-2711 hangar lounge 684-1213 Harrah’s Cherokee 497-7777 Highland Brewing Company 299-3370 Jack of Hearts Pub 645-2700 Jack of the Wood 252-5445 Lexington Avenue Brewery 252-0212 The Lobster Trap 350-0505 Millroom 555-1212 Monte Vista Hotel 669-8870 odditorium 505-8388 OneFiftyone 239-0239 One Stop Bar Deli & Bar 255-7777 O.Henry’s/TUG 254-1891 The Orange Peel 225-5851 oskar blues Brewery 883-2337 Pack’s Tavern 225-6944 Pisgah Brewing Co. 669-0190


OPEN 4:00-8:00 "NinjaBlack Light Party" w/ Minority Report & Selecta Lou i, 9pm




Cork & Keg Honey Holler (Appalachian, old-time), 7:30pm


Double Crown Saturday shakedown w/ DJ Lil' Lorrah, 9pm

Jazz) 6:00-8:00

Dugout Double Deuce, 9pm Emerald Lounge Bryan Colston benefit feat: Crazyhorse & Colston, Groove Carnival, Red Honey & more, 9pm





French Broad Brewery Tasting Room Wasted Wine (rock, prog), 6pm Green Room Cafe Jeff Michels (Americana), 6:30pm Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern Estrangers (classic pop, rock) & The Critters w/ Common Visions, 9pm Highland Brewing Company The Blue Dragons (rock, Americana), 6pm Custard Pie (Led Zeppelin tribute) farewell show, 9pm


Jack of the Wood Pub Squirrel Mountain (old-time, country), 5pm The Freight Hoppers (old-time) w/ The Whipstitch Sallies, 9pm


Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB) Old North State (bluegrass, folk, rock) w/ The Genuine & Black Balsam, 9:30pm Lobster Trap Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, beats), 7pm Monte Vista Hotel Blue Moon (jazz, country, rock), 6pm O.Henry's/TUG DJ Rasa w/ Selector Cleofus & Betty Toker, 10pm Odditorium Knives & Daggers (shoegaze, rock) w/ Gray Young & (Young) American Landscape, 9pm One Stop Deli & Bar Bluegrass brunch w/ Grits & Soul, 11am OneFiftyOne Boutique Bar

Sat | July 27

Hieronymus Bogs

Psych Folk Music 9pm Free

Eclectic Menu • Over 30 Taps • Patio • 13 TV’s Sports Room • 110” Projector • Event Space Shuffleboard Darts • Open 7 Days 11am - Late Night



TUESDAY EVENINGS IN JULY with the purchase of adult entrees

SweetWater Pint Night Thursday July 18th Live Music with Scott Raines (acoustic rock)

Pulp 225-5851 Purple Onion Cafe 749-1179 Red Stag Grill at the Grand Bohemian Hotel 505-2949 Root Bar No.1 299-7597 Scandals Nightclub 252-2838 Scully’s 251-8880 SLy Grog Lounge 255-8858 Smokey’s After Dark 253-2155 the social 298-8780 Southern Appalacian Brewery 684-1235 Static Age Records 254-3232 Straightaway Cafe 669-8856 TallGary’s Cantina 232-0809 tiger mountain thirst parlour 407-0666 Timo’s House 575-2886 Toy boat 505-8659 Treasure Club 298-1400 Tressa’s Downtown Jazz & Blues 254-7072 Vanuatu Kava Bar 505-8118 Wall Street Coffee House 252-2535 Westville Pub 225-9782 White Horse 669-0816 Wild Wing Cafe 253-3066 wxyz 232-2838


FRI. 7/19

Howie’s House Party (rock, dance, classic hits)

SAT. 7/20

Lyric (funk, soul, pop)


JULY 17 - JULY 23, 2013



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Live Music • Daily Specials BREWERY NIGHT

WED 7.17

feat. Frog Level Brewing Co.


THUR 7.18






SAT 7.20









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Jamar Woods (electronic, funk, acoustic), 7-10pm

Rabbit Rabbit (avant-jazz), 9pm

Orange Peel Appetite for Destruction (Guns N' Roses tribute) w/ Red, White & Crue (Motley Crue tribute) & Poison'd (Poison tribute), 9pm

Black Mountain Ale House Jazz brunch w/ Mike Gray Trio, 11:30am

Pack's Tavern Lyric (funk, soul, pop), 9pm Phoenix Lounge Soleil LeBlanc (singer-songwriter), noon Grits & Soul (bluegrass), 9pm Pisgah Brewing Company Jonathan Scales Fourchestra (jazz, rock, fusion) w/ Brand New Life, 9pm Purple Onion Cafe The Barefoot Movement (bluegrass, folk rock, Americana), 8pm Root Bar No. 1 Spice Hound Music Co. (blues, psychedelic), 9pm Scandals Nightclub Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am Southern Appalachian Brewery Ellen Trnka w/ Howie Johnson & Woody Wood (blues, rock, Americana), 8pm The Social Karaoke, 9:30pm

August 7 & August 14

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JULY 17 - JULY 23, 2013

Emerald Lounge Rock Academy showcase, 4pm Grove Park Inn Great Hall Two Guitars (classical), 10am-noon Isis Restaurant and Music Hall Upstairs lounge: Millie Palmer (jazz), 6pm Main stage: Asheville Jazz Orchestra (jazz), 8pm Jack of the Wood Pub Irish session, 3pm Lobster Trap Leo Johnson (hot club jazz), 7-9pm Monte Vista Hotel Jared Gallamore (standards), 11am

Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues Jim Arrendell & the Cheap Suits (dance), 10pm

One Stop Deli & Bar Bluegrass brunch w/ The Pond Brothers, 11am

Water'n Hole Humps & the Blackouts (outlaw country, rockabilly), 9pm

Scandals Nightclub Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am

Westville Pub Red Hot Sugar Babies (jazz), 10pm

Southern Appalachian Brewery Todd Hoke (folk, Americana), 5pm

White Horse Bob Margolin (blues), 8pm

The Social ‘80s Vinyl Night, 8pm

Wild Wing Cafe Contagious (rock), 8pm

White Horse Amici Music (chamber music), 4pm

Sunday, July 21

Monday, July 22 5 Walnut Wine Bar The Swayback Sisters (folk, blues), 8pm

5 Walnut Wine Bar Mimi Bell (folk, blues), 8pm

Bywater Open mic w/ Taylor Martin, 9pm


Emerald Lounge


A True Gentleman’s Club


Over 40 Entertainers!



Mid September

Small Towns issue

Dugout Walt Whitney, 2pm

Odditorium From Fragile Seeds w/ The Luxury Spirit & Comet West (rock), 9pm


Xpress‘ two BIGGEST issues of the year

Double Crown Soul gospel Sunday w/ DJ Sweet Daddy Swamee, 6pm Karaoke w/ KJ JD, 10pm

Town Pump Chamomile & Whiskey, 9pm

WXYZ Lounge DJ Transputer (lounge), 10pm

Who’s the BEST OF WNC?

Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe Patrick Fitzsimons (blues), 7pm


Mon-Thurs 6:30pm–2am Fri-Sat 6:30pm–3am

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Vinyl night w/ DJ Ra Mak, 9pm Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern Contra dance, 8pm Hangar Lounge Karaoke, 10pm Jack of Hearts Pub Singer-songwriter showcase, 6:30pm Jack of the Wood Pub Levee Drivers (alt-folk, rock), 10pm Lobster Trap Dana & Susan Robinson (Americana, Appalachian), 7pm Odditorium The Wild w/ Oil Derek & Doomster (punk, rock), 9pm One Stop Deli & Bar Cannibal Ox (hip-hop) w/ Prop Anon + Noctuo & Free the Optimus, 10pm Orange Peel Free movie night: "O Brother, Where Art Thou," 8pm Oskar Blues Brewery Old-time jam, 5-8pm Phoenix Lounge XO (jazz, fusion, R&B), 8pm The Social Open mic, 8pm Tiger Mountain Thirst Parlour Honky-tonk (classic country & rockabilly) w/ DJ Lorruh & Dave, 10pm Timo's House Open jam, 10pm Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues Scary-Oke, 10pm Water'n Hole Open mic, 9pm Westville Pub Trivia night, 9pm

Tuesday, July 23

Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern Justin Townes Earl (classic country), 8pm

Jack of the Wood Pub Stillwater Hobos (Celtic, folk), 9pm Lobster Trap Jay Brown (Americana, folk), 7-9pm Market Place The Rat Alley Cats (jazz), 7-10pm O.Henry's/TUG Movie trivia, 10pm

w/ The Swirlies 9pm • $15/$17

THU 7/18 An Evening with OTEIL & KOFI BURBRIDGE,

One Stop Deli & Bar Two for Tuesday feat. Whitney Moore & El Duende, 8pm Oskar Blues Brewery Trivia, 6pm Phoenix Lounge Mike Sweet ('60s &'70s covers), 8pm Timo's House Open mic variety show, 9pm Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues Get vocal w/ Bruce, 9pm Westville Pub Blues jam, 10pm White Horse Irish sessions, 6:30pm Open mic, 8:45pm Wild Wing Cafe The Dog House Band (bluegrass), 6pm

Wednesday, July 24 5 Walnut Wine Bar Juan Benevides Trio (flamenco, Latin), 8pm

Altamont Brewing Company Open mic, 8pm

Barley's Taproom Dr. Brown's Team Trivia, 8:30pm

Asheville Music Hall Funk jam, 11pm

Black Mountain Ale House Bluegrass jam, 9pm

Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe Paul Cataldo (Americana), 7pm

Blackout Effectors Cadavernous w/ Crown Larks & Nest Egg (experimental, drone, psychedelic), 9pm

Cork & Keg Cary Fridley & Down South (honky-tonk, country), 7:30pm

Harvest Records Presents WED 7/17 KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS

Odditorium Comedy night w/ Tom Peters, 9pm

Athena's Club Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, Americana, blues), 7-10pm

Club Hairspray Trivia night, 8pm


Isis Restaurant and Music Hall Bluegrass sessions, 9pm

5 Walnut Wine Bar The John Henrys (gypsy jazz), 8pm

Club Eleven on Grove Swing lessons, 6:30 & 7:30pm Tango lessons, 7pm Dance, 8:30pm

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Emerald Lounge Open mic w/ Andrew Usher, 8pm

Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe Open mic, 7pm Club Hairspray Dirty game night & dance party, 10pm Club Remix Open mic variety show, 9pm Cork & Keg


9pm • $12/$15

FRI 7/19


SAT 7/20


Farrah Abraham




w/ Common Visions 9pm • $7

TUE 7/23


THU 7/25


FRI 7/26


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Wednesday • July 17 “Asheville’s Finest” Variety Show!

Bring ur Songs, Dance, Skits, Jokes, Jump Ropes, Burlesque acts, Hula hoops & More! $5 shot of Whiskey+Beer $1 PBR

Thursday • July 18

Turn up Thursday Reggae Night $3 selected imports & $3 shooters

Friday • July 19


Saturday • July 20 My Blue Hoody NinjaBlack Light Party

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with Sound Extreme

WED. Come and see Zac & Michael, your favorite Bartenders THURS. Karaoke w/ DJ Motivetor with Sound Extreme

FRI. Beach Party Costumes

Bikinis & Speedos get $2 off at the door


Dance w/ your favorite DJ Brian Sparxxx & Drag Show @ 12am


Open 4pm-12am, Bloody Mary Bar $3


JULY 17 - JULY 23, 2013



send your listings to Tom Leiner ("baby boomer flashbacks"), 7:30pm Creekside Taphouse Open mic, 8-11pm Dirty South Lounge Disclaimer Standup Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm

185 King Street Blues jam w/ Riyen Roots & Garry Segal, 8pm 5 Walnut Wine Bar The Big Nasty (jazz), 8pm

Double Crown Country night w/ Dr. Filth, 9pm

Barley's Taproom Alien Music Club (jazz jam), 9pm

Emerald Lounge Blues jam w/ Riyen Roots, 8pm

Black Mountain Ale House Lyric (funk, soul, pop), 9pm

Hangar Lounge Old-school DJ ('70s-'90s) & open mic, 8pm

Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe Locomotive Pie (blues, folk, roots), 7pm

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall Live music on the patio, 6pm

Bywater Game night, 8pm

Jack of the Wood Pub Old-time jam, 5pm

Club Hairspray Karaoke, 8pm

Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB) Reasonably Priced Babies (impov comedy), 8:30pm

Cork & Keg Vollie McKenzie (popular covers, jazz standards), 7:30pm

Lobster Trap Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, beats), 7pm

Double Crown International cuts w/ DJ Flypaper, 9pm

O.Henry's/TUG Karaoke, 10pm

Emerald Lounge LAAFF Battle of the Bands w/ Uncle Hamish & the Hooligans, Makayan, Pipapelli, burnthesun & Marrietta's Palm, 9pm

Odditorium Killmama w/ Es Oh, Minorcan, The Yellow Dress & Camp David (rock, garage), 9pm One Stop Deli & Bar Bombassic (electronic) w/ F0xyr4Bb!t, 10pm

Catch em’ while you can: The Critters have taken some time away from performing since their last show in May, but the band just finished recording eight songs for an upcoming album — tentatively scheduled for release at the end of the year. Now, thankfully, Asheville’s favorite/weirdest/wildest purveyors of psych-pop madness “are breaking [their] summer hiatus” for a show at The Grey Eagle on Saturday, July 20, which, the band tells Xpress, will be its last for several months.

One Stop Deli & Bar Phish 'n' Chips (Phish covers), 6pm

Thursday, July 25

French Broad Brewery Tasting Room One Leg Up Duo (acoustic, jazz, swing), 6pm Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern Amy LaVere (classic country, gypsy jazz, soul), 8pm

Pisgah Brewing Company Bradley Carter (of Sanctum Sully), 6pm

Harrah's Cherokee Live band karaoke, 8pm-midnight

TallGary's Cantina Open mic/jam, 7pm

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall The Infamous Stringdusters (progressive bluegrass), 9pm

Timo's House Blues night, 10pm Trailhead Restaurant and Bar Kevin Scanlon's old-time jam, 6:30pm Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues Sax jazz feat. Professor Joe Lulloff, 9pm Yacht Club Open jam w/ Justin Brophy of the Go Devils, 9pm

Pack's Tavern Ashli Rose (acoustic), 9pm Phoenix Lounge Bradford Carson (rock, jam, blues), 8:30pm Purple Onion Cafe Chuck Brodsky (Americana), 7:30pm Scandals Nightclub Miss Bele Chere Pageant, 10pm Sly Grog Lounge Open mic, 7pm TallGary's Cantina Asheville music showcase, 8pm

Phoenix Lounge Jazz night, 8pm

The Social Karaoke, 9:30pm

Orange Peel Slice of Life (comedy open mic), 9pm

Jack of Hearts Pub Old-time jam, 7pm

The Social Salsa dancing, 9pm Timo's House Asheville Drum 'n' Bass Collective, 10pm Town Pump Braver (instrumental, metal), 9pm Trailhead Restaurant and Bar Zydeco jam w/ Steve Burnside, 7pm Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues WestSound Review (R&B, soul, dance), 8:30pm Water'n Hole Karaoke, 9pm Westville Pub Allijah Motika (folk, pop), 9:30pm White Horse Cliff Eberhardt & Tim Fast (folk, Americana), 7:30pm Wild Wing Cafe Electric Boogaloo, 10pm WXYZ Lounge Shane Perlowin & Molly Burch (jazz), 7pm

Jack of the Wood Pub Bluegrass jam, 7pm Lobster Trap Hank Bones ("man of 1,000 songs"), 7-9pm

Yacht Club Kamakazi karaoke (no control over song choice), 9pm

Market Place Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, beats), 7-10pm O.Henry's/TUG Open mic w/ Jill Siler, 8pm

Dinner Menu till 10pm Late Night Menu till


Friday, July 26




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Thu 7/18 MARK SCHIMICK AND BILLY CONSTABLE 7:30pm • Free Thu NEVADA BREWING CO. & DOGFISH HEAD 7/25 SIERRA Craft Brewery Dinner w/ The Infamous Stringdusters 6pm • $80 includes 6 courses w/ pairings • show only: $15/9pm



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French Broad Brewery Tasting Room The Low Counts (rock, Americana), 6pm

Dance party, 10pm

Green Room Cafe Terry Neal (Americana), 6:30pm

Sly Grog Lounge

Asheville Music Hall Josh Blake's Jukebox (funk, rock) w/ Mary Frances & the Dirty Classics, 10pm

Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern Vollie/Kari & the Wildcats (Western swing, honky-tonk), 8pm

The Social

Black Mountain Ale House Jeff Thompson Trio (rock, jazz), 9pm

Hannah Flanagan's East Coast Dirt (rock, funk), 8pm

Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe Acoustic Swing, 7pm

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall 2PPM (indie, rock, pop) & Onawa double album release party, 9pm

DJ Jet, Hotron Beats, Bobby White & Big

Jack of the Wood Pub Stillwater Hobos (Celtic, folk) & Hieronymus Bogs (psych-folk), 5pm David Earl & the Plowshares (rock, soul), 9pm

Greenhouse (hip-hop) w/ DJ Rare Groove &

Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB) The Black Cadillacs (garage rock, r&b), 9:30pm

Bradford Carson (rock), 9pm

Lobster Trap King Leo Jazz, 7pm

Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues

Market Place Patrick Fitzsimons (blues, world), 7-10pm

Lyric (soul, funk, pop), 10pm

185 King Street Eddie Brill (stand-up comedy), 9pm 5 Walnut Wine Bar Jamar Woods acoustic band (soul, funk), 10pm

Boiler Room Free Radio (hip-hop) w/ Tru Dru, Benihana Kenobi, Tipsta Trip & DJ Supaman, 9pm Classic Wineseller Uncle Hamish & the Hooligans (Celtic rock), 7pm Club Eleven on Grove Salsa night, 10pm Club Hairspray Dance party, 8pm Drag show, 12:15am Club Tetrus Tropical Bass (DJs Malinalli & Tropix), 10pm2am Cork & Keg Berli Coco (Cajun), 7:30pm Double Crown Friday night hootenanny w/ DJ Greg Cartwright, 9pm Dugout Saluda Dam River Band, 9pm Emerald Lounge Rory Kelly's Triple Threat (rock) w/ The River Rats & Smooth Operationz, 9pm Firestorm Cafe and Books Stuart Davis (comedy, music), 8pm

Monte Vista Hotel Linda MItchell (jazz, blues), 6pm O.Henry's/TUG "Kings & Queens" dance party w/ DJ Vein Brocade & DJ XO, 10pm Odditorium The Lost Cavemen (Americana, roots), 9pm

Drag show, 1am

Trivia night, 7pm

Caribbean Cowboys (tropical rock), 9pm Timo's House Hands, 2-8pm more, 8pm Town Pump

Kontained (rock), 7pm

Vanuatu Kava Bar Ka-Duat (ambient, electronic), 9pm Wall Street Coffee House Open mic, 9pm White Horse

Orange Peel Yacht Rock Revue (‘70s light rock covers), 9pm

Cabaret jazz series w/ Rachell Scott & The Bill

Pack's Tavern DJ Moto (dance, pop, hits), 9pm

Wild Wing Cafe

Phoenix Lounge The Archrivals (jam, funk, fusion), 9pm Scandals Nightclub

Gerhardt Trio, 8pm

A Social Function (classic rock, jam), 8pm WXYZ Lounge DJ Beta (dance, karaoke), 10pm

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Only God Forgives HHHHH

Friday, July 19 Thursday, July 25 Due to possible scheduling changes, moviegoers may want to confirm showtimes with theaters.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) Players: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Yayaying Rhatha Phongam, Tom Burke Revenge Thriller Rated R The Story: Violent revenge thriller set in a nightmarish version of Bangkok. The Lowdown: Extremely violent, almost fetishistic thriller that moves at a hypnotically slow pace. It will offend some, bore others, fascinate the rest — and probably generate hate mail for me for even cautiously recommending it. long — and complex look at people and events you may already know about. Here, however, it’s distilled into a coherent whole.

This is an incredibly divisive film that probably should have “Not for everyone” emblazoned on it in giant neon letters. (That the film is dedicated to Alejandro Jodorowsky speaks volumes.) Only God Forgives is being marketed as “from the director of Drive,” and while that is undeniably true, it gives a wrong impression. It’s certainly as violent as Drive — and maybe more gory — but the pace is different, the tone is different, the feeling is different. This is darker, more disturbing, considerably harder to penetrate and a lot slower (at one point, I thought the film had frozen). Writer-director Nicolas Winding Refn has compared Drive to doing cocaine, and this movie to doing acid. While



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Ryan Gosling in Nicolas Winding Refn’s neon-nightmare revenge saga Only God Forgives.

my personal experience with either commodity is nonexistent, I get the point. In short, if you liked Drive there’s no guarantee you’ll like this. Now, if you liked Drive and are keen on late-period esoteric David Lynch, this is likely your movie. Frankly, I liked it better than Drive, but I long ago figured out that I’m too old and insufficiently hip and disaffected to embrace Drive. Refn’s all-out head game here interests me more. The story is almost moronically simple. Julian (Ryan Gosling with one expression and almost as few lines of dialogue) and his brother Billy (Brit TV actor Tom Burke) run a Muay Thai boxing-club/drug-dealing front in a neon-nightmare version of Bangkok. When Billy avails himself of an underage prostitute and then kills her (for no apparent reason), Lieutenant Chang (Vithaya Pansringarm) — seemingly the head of the police force — has the girl’s father beat Billy to death. Afterward, the lieutenant hacks off the father’s arm for letting his daughter be a prostitute. Since Julian does nothing to avenge his brother, his coarse, foul-mouthed mother (Kristin Scott Thomas with a blonde wig and a

grating American accent) shows up to take care of matters. (When apprised of Billy’s crime, she merely notes, “I’m sure he had his reasons.”) Deaths and assorted violence ensue, leading to a climax as twisted as the rest of the movie. Story, however, is the least of the film’s concerns. No, this film exists in a world of its own, placing shots from unrelated scenes into sequences where they don’t belong — an approach that undermines our attempts to understand it. At least, they don’t belong there in terms of realism. Thematically may be another matter, but it seems to me that it’s mostly so that we can never gain our footing in this film’s world. Nothing is what it seems. I’m not even sure that Julian’s prostitute girlfriend (Yayaying Rhatha Phongam) has ever had sex with him or is, in fact, supposed to be a girl. This should make pretty clear my opening disclaimer that this isn’t for everyone. Everything about Only God Forgives is strange — though, unlike some, I’m convinced the film has a sense of humor. I really do think Kristin Scott Thomas’ outrageous dialogue is intentionally amusing —

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Call Me Madam HHHH Musical Comedy In Brief: Bright and breezy film version of the Irving Berlin stage hit starring Ethel Merman. While it’s not what you’d call inspired filmmaking, it’s filled with terrific songs, funny lines and clever situations. It’s also the only film to give us any real sense of what made Merman such a sensation on the stage. (And, yes, that is George Sanders doing his own singing.) The Asheville Film Society will screen Call Me Madam Tuesday, July 23, at 8 p.m. in the Cinema Lounge of The Carolina Asheville and will be hosted by Xpress movie critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther.

Deathtrap HHHH Thriller In Brief: Deathtrap (1982) is kind of the poor cousin to Sleuth — another gimmick-driven stage thriller brought to the big screen, also starring Michael Caine (only here in the equivalent of Laurence Olivier’s role in the 1972 Sleuth). While Deathtrap is very much the lesser film, it scores as a kind of muggers’ delight for its cast, and its central idea of a burnt-out playwright opting to murder a student and steal his play makes for a solid premise. The biggest problem — apart from being unable to overcome its stage origins — is that it never manages to really top its opening. The Hendersonville Film Society will show Deathtrap Sunday, July 21, at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community (behind Epic Cinemas), 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.

The Giant Gila Monster HHH Horror In Brief: Look, it’s a 1959 movie called The Giant Gila Monster. That means the notoriously sluggish lizard sort of ambles around dicey miniature sets while largely unheard of actors react in horror to something that really isn’t there. It’s absolutely indefensible, low-rent nonsense, but that’s what gives the movie its wayward appeal. The Thursday Horror Picture Show will screen The Giant Gila Monster Thursday, July 18, at 8 p.m. in the Cinema Lounge of The Carolina Asheville and will be hosted by Xpress movie critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther.

Mamma Roma HHHH Drama In Brief: Largely dismissed — even vilified — upon its Italian release in 1962, this Pier Paolo Pasolini film about the semi-incestuous relationship between a middle-aged prostitute (Anna Magnani) and her son (Ettore Garofolo) didn’t even get a proper U.S. release until Martin Scorsese brought it here in 1995. While it’s hardly top-tier Pasolini, Mamma Rosa is not without its interest — especially in Anna Magnani’s performance. Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present Mamma Roma Friday, July 19, at 8 p.m. at Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St., River Arts District (upstairs in the Railroad Library). Info: 273-3332,

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even if the humor is pitch black. I’m also certain that the vengeful Chang’s ability to “magically” produce his sword from a completely invisible scabbard on his back — complete with exaggerated moviestyle unsheathing sound effect — is meant to be funny. But mostly this beautifully photographed, deceptively formal (the images and camera movements are downright Kubrickian), unrepentantly violent movie is a highly stylized vision of a nightmare. And it’s very good at being that. I won’t say that I liked it — that’s not a word I’d care to use here — but I was mesmerized by it (even the one scene where I felt compelled to look away). And I remain haunted by its otherworldliness. Rated R for strong bloody violence including grisly images, sexual content and language. reviewed by Ken Hanke Starts Friday at Carolina Cinemas

Dirty Wars HHHH Director: Rick Rowley (The Fourth World War) Players: Jeremy Scahill, Nasser al-Aulaqi, Jerome Starkey, Andrew Exum Documentary Rated NR The Story: A globe-trotting American journalist illustrates the ways in which the war on terror has spiraled out of control. The Lowdown: A solemn, heady, but uneven and often-flawed documentary that’s at its strongest when mixing humanity with politics.

Rick Rowley’s Dirty Wars is a tricky film to gauge, not in the least because it feels less like Rowley’s work than that of the man at the center of the film, journalist Jeremy Scahill. The documentary is based on Scahill’s book of the same name, following in his path as he investigates the covert side of America’s war on terror. He goes from Afghanistan to Yemen to the backyard of a Somali general, documenting the covert side of the American military — a military that answers directly to the White House


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and is involved in raids, assassinations and apparent cover-ups, all with little accountability to the public at large. It’s the story of how this war has slowly spiraled out of control. Obviously, these revelations are supposed to be eye-opening (and in some cases, they are), but perhaps I’m too jaded or cynical to really be shaken by the government’s dirty laundry. That’s on me, of course, but it does lead me to believe that Dirty Wars will suffer the same fate as so many documentaries do and end up only preaching to the converted. The people who should see this and who need to be shocked by it probably won’t see it. This doesn’t stop Rowley from trying to broaden the film’s appeal, structuring and pacing it like an espionage thriller while keeping Scahill’s journalistic approach intact. As a result, the film is heavy on information. This is a normal approach for docs, since the idea is that laying these issues out end-to-end is the most effective, compact and efficient way of informing an audience. But information and education also feel like Scahill’s main concerns. This is a man who’s been one of the most vocal critics of President Obama’s foreign policy — specifically his use of military force and drones. As the story unfolds, it tends to feel a little aimless — mostly because we’re not sure where we’re headed. It’s not until about the two-thirds mark — with the story of Anwar al-Awlaki — that the film’s message begins to take shape. Here we learn about alAwlaki, an American cleric who, after 9/11, denounced terrorism, but was later driven to extremism by U.S. policies and was eventually killed in a drone strike in Yemen. The following month, his 16-yearold son — also an American citizen — was killed in a drone strike as well. Here the movie finally reveals that its politics lay neither to the left nor the right. Instead, it’s simply asking for accountability and transparency — and to take a look at the human aspects of war — especially a conflict that’s morphed into one in which American citizens can be killed without a trial. The film’s heart finally comes through in its coda, coalescing with Scahill’s sincere concerns for humanity and a clandestine war that’s become global. It’s a moving, even powerful moment that makes up for a lot of the film’s flaws. Not Rated. Starts Friday at Carolina Cinemas reviewed by Justin Souther

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Fill the Void HHHH Director: Rama Burshstein Players: Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg, Chayim Sharir, Razia Israeli, Hila Feldman Drama Rated PG The Story: The story of a young Orthodox Hassidic girl and the question of whether she should marry her late sister’s husband. The Lowdown: What could have been a fairly ordinary romantic drama is transformed into something freshly appealing by the unusual society in which it’s placed.

Fill the Void was Israel’s submission to the 2013 Oscars, and while it didn’t make the cut, it’s easy to see why newcomer writer-director Rama Burshstein’s film was their submission. It’s not a perfect film by any means. The narrative is sometimes clunky — it lurches rather than flows — and there’s an occasional tendency toward clichés. (Let’s face it, when a character has a near fainting spell she passes off as nothing and insists her husband not know about it, you know she’s not long for the story.) Yet it’s a film that takes an unusual situation — but not out of general understanding — and places it within the confines of a world totally foreign to most of us. The fact that we can relate to the situation makes it possible for us to connect with, at least briefly, the realm of Tel Aviv’s Orthodox Hassidic community. That the director is herself a part of this community lends an air of authenticity. That she merely compassionately observes her characters — without questioning or endorsing the community — makes it emotionally accessible on a human level. How you or I feel about their beliefs becomes largely immaterial because that’s only tangential. When the film starts, 18-year-old Shira (Hadas Yaron) is — along with her family — thinking of marriage. In fact, she’s on a kind of preliminary scouting mission with her mother, Rivka (Irit Sheleg), to get a glimpse of the potential husband the community matchmaker has lined up for her. The tone is playfully comic with the pair unable to spot the likely candidate (a call to the matchmaker places him in the dairy section). When we see him, he hardly looks like love’s young dream, but Shira is apparently so used to the process and so excited by the very idea of getting married that she

seems not to notice. All this, however, hits a snag when Shira’s older sister, Esther (Renana Raz), dies in childbirth. This leaves her brother-in-law, Yochay (Yitfach Klein), with an infant son that he relies heavily on Rivka to help him deal with. When circumstances make it practical for Yochay to marry a woman in Belgium, Rivka — not wanting to lose her grandson — has an alternate suggestion: Yochay should marry Shira. It doesn’t take much to sell him on the idea, but Shira is another matter. Not only is she not immediately thrilled with the idea of marrying a man 10 years her senior, but marrying her sister’s husband doesn’t seem right to her. This is the conflict at the center of Fill the Void, but it’s less the story of whether Shira and Yochay will end up together that makes the film so interesting than it is the keen observation of the world these people inhabit. It’s the movie’s attention to detail that sells it, especially because the humanity of all the characters shines through. Even relatively marginal characters, such as the Rabbi (Melech Thal), are well drawn. He is generally presented as a somewhat amusing man, but when the film gets down to business, it becomes clear why this wise old bird is the community’s spiritual leader. Nothing that happens is remarkable in itself — the story is basically an offbeat romance — but the context makes it fresh, moreso than it might otherwise have been. We might not agree with the way of life depicted here, but it’s hard not to end up respecting it — despite the fact that the ending is deliberately ambiguous as to whether it’s a happy one. Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief smoking. reviewed by Ken Hanke Starts Friday at Fine Arts Theatre

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Director: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini (The Extra Man) Players: Kristen Wiig, Darren Criss, Matt Dillon, Annette Bening, Christopher Fitzgerald Comedy Rated PG-13 The Story: When a failed playwright stages a suicide bid to get her boyfriend back, she ends up in the care of her dubiously balanced mother. The Lowdown: Not a great comedy, but a very pleasant one with engaging performances and a few nice surprises.

There is a very good chance that I like Girl Most Likely — the latest from Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini — better than I really should. I freely admit that it’s not much more than a rom-com with a few quirky embellishments. It is most certainly not in the same league as the duo’s The Extra Man (2010). However, the truth is I had a good time with the movie — at least, once it got past a rocky start. Oh, it’s not going to make it within 50 feet of my best-of-the-year list, and it’s a toss-up as to whether I end up remembering it as the movie with the hermit crab suit or the movie in which director Whit Stillman makes a cameo appearance. But as a pleasant couple of hours at the movies, it’ll more than do. Kristin Wiig stars as Imogene Duncan, a 30ish woman who was once all set to be a noted New York playwright — with a grant and everything — but now she’s become a kind of hanger-on who’s barely hanging on. In next to no time, her self-important boyfriend (Brian Petsos) dumps her, plunging the film into its single biggest misstep, in which she threatens and stages a suicide to try to get him back. If this is supposed to be funny, it fails dismally. If it is supposed to generate sympathy, it fails even more. However, her notquite-suicide attempt — and an overcrowded psych ward — does get her placed in the care of her none-too-stable gambling-addicted mother, Zelda (Annette Bening). The mother is such an unsuitable candidate for this job that she leaves the doped-up Imogene in the backseat of her car while she stops to gamble on their way home to Ocean City, New Jersey. Not surprisingly, home (indeed, New Jersey) is not where Imogene’s heart is — and she’s less than delighted to learn that mom has a strange new boyfriend George (Matt Dillon), who claims to be some kind of secret agent. Worse, her room has been rented out to a lower-echelon (he’s a Backstreet Boy impersonator) casino performer, Lee (Darren Criss, TV’s Glee), whom she meets by barging in on him having sex. (I don’t know if this or the subsequent scene in which he wanders into the bathroom while she’s on the toilet is the film’s “meet cute.”) And then there’s her socially inept, crab-obsessed brother, Ralph (Christopher Fitzgerald), who has never ventured beyond the Ocean City boardwalk. OK, yes, you know where all this is going, but how it gets there

is not only fun, it’s occasionally inspired. Sometimes, it’s even touching — especially in several quiet moments of discovery about Zelda’s past — and I never felt like I was wasting my time. The characters — at least the quirky ones — all have their good points and are worth getting to know. Whether the guest appearance of Whit Stillman during the film’s closing credits is meant to suggest that Girl Most Likely is somehow like his movies, I don’t know. But it most assuredly is not in that realm, even though it shares some of the same concerns as his work. The realm it does inhabit, however, it inhabits quite nicely. I imagine this is going to get steamrollered by all the movies opening this week, so I wouldn’t wait to catch it. Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language. reviewed by Ken Hanke Starts Friday at Carolina Cinemas

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Director: Dennis Dugan (Jack and Jill) Players: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek Gross-Out Family Comedy Rated PG-13 The Story: A day in the life of the families of the original Grown Ups. The Lowdown: A chintzy, lazy, plotless comedy, whose jokes rely solely on raising the bar on bodily function humor

I think we can all agree that Adam Sandler has spent a career making the worst kind of puerile, juvenile comedies. So when I say, without an ounce of hyperbole, that Grown Ups 2 is by far the worst Adam Sandler movie I’ve ever watched, I want you to understand the gravity of that statement. The film opens with Sandler — reprising his role as idiotically rich family man Lenny Feder — being awakened by a golden shower from a CGI deer that’s in his house for no other reason than to pee on Sandler. (Perhaps the deer saw Jack and Jill and has been biding his time.) And it just goes downhill from there.

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The film takes place within the confines of a single day (a friend, who was horrifically bored enough to come watch this thing with me, called it Adam Sandler’s Ulysses), and that’s as close as we get to a plot. The movie meanders rudderlessly from one comedic set piece to the next, as buddies Lenny, Eric (Kevin James), Kurt (Chris Rock) and Marcus (David Spade) loiter around town. It’s so aimless that if I didn’t know any better, I might think the movie is some sort of Dadaist manifesto. Lenny, who seems to have no job, mostly wanders around hurling insults at various townspeople, while the rest of the cast is subjected to explosions of various bodily functions and grievous injuries. Sometimes, these guys see a woman’s cleavage and get all frothed up because this is apparently something novel for them. In another scene, they get all grossed out and panicky when a gaggle of effeminate-male cheerleaders get soapy and wash Kevin James’ car — because such is life in small-town America. Indeed, it feels like the film’s sole purpose is for Sandler to hang around with and employ all the vaguely famous people he knows. Anything to keep Tim Meadows off the street, I say, but there’s so many washed-up mid-’90s SNL alumni here, your ticket should come with a Bingo card filled with their faces (Ellen Cleghorne is the free space). I was halfexpecting the late Chris Farley to make a cameo. But what’s really depressing is that all these people get genuinely outacted by the likes of Taylor Lautner and Stone Cold Steve Austin. All of this is accomplished with as little effort as possible. Director and longtime Sandler co-conspirator Dennis Dugan just sort of points his camera at people, and if they’re in the frame, so be it. Sandler himself is so worn out, he can’t be bothered to wear anything besides basketball shorts for the entire movie. It’s all incredibly cynical and insulting, since everyone involved understands they can make whatever they want and still fill up the Brink’s truck. And in a way, it’s almost admirable that Sandler’s gotten to the point in his career where he can literally make whatever film he wants with zero consequence — that is, if you can put how jaw-droppingly awful Grown Ups 2 is out of your mind. Rated PG-13 for crude material including suggestive references, language and some male rear nudity. reviewed by Justin Souther Playing at Carolina Cinemas, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande, United Artists Beaucatcher


Pacific Rim HHHH Director: Guillermo del Toro Players: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Clifton Collins Jr., Ron Perlman Sci-Fi Action Rated PG-13 The Story: It’s giant robots vs. giant monsters as (of course) the fate of the world hangs in the balance. The Lowdown: It’s big. It’s deliberately dumb. And it’s a lot of goodnatured fun with all the stock giantmonster movie clichés intact.

While entertaining and immensely likable, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim misses being a truly great action picture because of the very thing that’s supposed to be at the core of the film: the action scenes. Here we have a film — in the spirit of the old Japanese kaiju (giant monster) movies — in which the theoretical point of interest is the rock-’em-sock-’em antics of these giant horrors going best-two-out-of-three rounds with the giant robots mankind has built to defend us. With that in mind, it probably wasn’t the best idea to have every grudge match take place at night, in the pouring rain or at the bottom of the sea. In other words, it’s mostly too dark to really see just what the hell is going on — even though the rapid editing and close compositions assure us that it’s all very exciting indeed. I might be willing to cut the battleediting style more slack if I hadn’t just seen the brilliantly coherent action scenes in The Lone Ranger, but I did, and this action pales in comparison. It’s also nothing like the tomfoolery of the old Japanese movies. I didn’t expect the men-in-costumes wrestling silliness of Godzilla vs. whoever, but couldn’t these big guys at least have squared off on opposite sides of a Japanese castle like in the old days? Apparently not. Instead, what we get is murky modernity in a movie with its heart in the past. (Ishiro Honda — the grandfather of the kaiju movie — would be perplexed by these monster battles.) The surprise is that the movie largely overcomes these hangups. What makes Pacific Rim work — and work far better than it probably

JJJJJ = max rating has any right to — is the way del Toro embraces the movie’s deliberately corny tone. It may not really look like Japanese sci-fi from 40 or 50 years ago, but it’s every bit as goofy — and delightfully so. The film’s science is charmingly preposterous with its mindmelding (or whatever its called) giant robot operators. For that matter, the whole idea that the best hope for a defense against these huge monsters lies in the creation of 250-foot-tall robots to punch the crap out of them is ... well, pretty darn silly, but in a good way. Much the same can be said for the movie’s characters. They have the charm of something from childhood — starting with the Buckaroo Banzai geekchic look of Clifton Collins Jr.’s central control operator. We even get Charlie Day and Burn Gorman (who seems to be channeling Victor Spinetti’s mad scientist in Richard Lester’s 1965 Help!) as comedy-relief science nerds who’d have been perfectly at home in an Ishiro Honda picture. The hero (Charlie Hunnam) is stolid. The heroine (Rinko Kikuchi) is suitably devoted to her mentor. And her mentor (Idris Elba) shouts a lot of absolute nonsense that somehow manages to sound believable. But best of all is the way that del Toro pulls off the unlikely feat of making this flapdoodle work on a rudimentary emotional level. The real question is whether the viewer can embrace del Toro’s nonsense in the way the director intends — not to mention whether the viewer can get past the suspicion that the man who made Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) is frittering away his talent on a project like this. I’m not entirely sold on that myself, but I do recognize that this is a wholly personal project and a daring one from a financial standpoint. After all, this is an expensive movie without a big name cast and without any kind of name brand to draw viewers. (A lackluster opening weekend bears out the idea that this is a folly in terms of money.) Even so, it’s a kind of glorious madness that entertains despite its flaws, which is more than I can say for most of the big summer releases. The question is whether you can mind-meld with del Toro’s goofiness. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action, violence and brief language. reviewed by Ken Hanke Playing at Carmike 10, Carolina Cinemas, Epic of Hendersonville,

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Turbo Into a market already crammed with animated features comes this story about a snail who wants to win the Indy 500. (Honest, that’s what it says.) Said snail has Ryan Reynolds’ voice, which seems a debatable selling point. Apart from an impressive supporting-voice cast that includes Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Luis Guzman, Michelle Rodriguez and Samuel L. Jackson, there’s something just incredibly uninspired about this. (PG)

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The Conjuring Dead Silence and Insidious moved James Wan to the position of a horror director whose work you actually look forward to. In fact, he may be the best horrormovie specialist out there, and The Conjuring has all the earmarks of only boosting his stock. This one is a fact-based (well ...) yarn about investigating a haunting. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson (veteran of Insidious and returning lead of Wan’s upcoming Insidious: Chapter 2) star. Early reviews are very encouraging and the trailers are creepy as hell. (PG-13)

Red 2 It’s the inevitable sequel. The studio promises us that this is a “high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, in which retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses [Bruce Willis] reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.” Willis reprises his lead role, as do other original cast members John Malkovich, MaryLouise Parker and Helen Mirren — with the addition of Anthony Hopkins. The writers are the same, but director Robert Schwentke has been replaced by TV helmer Dean Parisot. It has not been screened for critics. (PG-13)

R.I.P.D. And here we have the reason Robert Schwentke didn’t make Red 2 — he was busy making this tale of supernatural cops — the title stands for “Rest in Peace Department.” Can high concept get any higher? The studio puts it thus: “Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline the 3-D supernatural action-adventure R.I.P.D. as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.” This also has yet to be screened for critics. Remarkable, is it not? (PG-13)


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Real Estate Homes For Sale AFFORDABLE & CONVENIENT NORTH ASHEVILLE BUNGALOW! BuncCo & Woodfin Taxes & LESS than 10 MIN from: UNCA/DWNTWN AVL/RIVER ARTS DISTRICT. Well-maintained (new roof in 2011). 2BD/1BA w/2nd Bathroom (Master Bath) started - waiting for your finishing touches! MLS#538385.

OFFICE SUITES Downtown Asheville. 1-5 office suites from 490 sq. ft. to 3,200 sq. ft. Modern finishes, elevator, central air. Affordable, full service rates. G/M Property Group 828-281-4024.

Mobile Homes For Sale HUNTER'S DREAM! Mascot in Sedalia area of Union SC. Close to Sumter National Forest. Well maintained. Move in ready. 864427-0595.


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FANTASTIC CLASSIC RANCH ON 0.4 ACRES ONLY $214,500 MOVE-IN-READY! LvgRm w/ woodburning FP & built-ins. ENORMOUS Master Suite! Updated kitchen w/granite counters & cork floors. MLS#527885.

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SECLUDED OFF GRID PASSIVE SOLAR HOME ON WOODED 10 ACRES IN BURNSVILLE Unplug, Relax, Enjoy. Contemporary 2000sf home. Independent hydro, solar power and hot water systems. Must see! $328,000 www. Jim 828-284-5501

2BR, 1BA Water, garbage, included. On bus line. Swimming pool onsite. $689/month. Call 828-252-9882.

Land For Sale 20 ACRES FREE! Own 60 acres for 40 acre price/payment. $0 down, $198/month. Money back guarantee, no credit checks. Beautiful views, West Texas. 1-800-843-7537 www. (AAN CAN)

BLACK MOUNTAIN 2R, 1BA • Heat pump and central air. W/D connections. Small deck. Very nice! $585/ month. No pets. 828-2524334. IN NORTH ASHEVILLE • 3BR, 1BA. One busline. Only 1 mile from downtown Asheville. Very nice. Hardwood floors throughout. $695/ month. No pets. 828-2524334.

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2BR IN CANDLER Quiet area, carport, garden, fire ring, views, large yard, no traffic. • No pets. Water/trash included. $550/ month. Security deposit. $50 application fee. (828) 665-9253.

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NORTH ASHEVILLE • 1BA, 1BA Townhouse style apt. 1 mile from downtown, off Merrimon Ave.. On busline. No pets. $595/month. 828252-4334. PET FRIENDLY 2BR, 1BA SWANNANOA Hardwood floors, wrap-around creek-side deck, W/D hookups. Great views! $800/month. Please call (828) 275-0328.

JOBS Mobile Homes For Rent WEST ASHEVILLE 3BR, 2BA MOBILE HOME • $650/month. 3-4 miles to downtown Asheville. On busline. W/D connections. Excellent condition. Accepting Section 8. No pets. 828252-4334.

Homes For Rent WOODLAND HILLS • North Asheville. Perfect for family or roommates. 2 Master BR suites with built ins/baths plus bonus room with full bath. Large kitchen. Living room with fireplace. Mature landscaping on 1.5 acres with fenced area, 2 car garage, W/D. $1450/month, deposit, lease and references. (828) 232-5547 • (828) 7125548.

Commercial/ Business Rentals 2,000 SQFT +/- WAYNESVILLE, NC • Ideal office/ warehouse/workspace downtown Waynesville. Decor would support craftoriented use, distributor or low-traffic store. Base cost $900/month plus costs. Cheap. Call (828) 216-6066. ATTENTION ARTIST/CRAFTERS! Studio space available. Reasonable rates, creative atmosphere. Available now. Call (828) 749-9718 for more information.

BILTMORE BUILDING • Class A, full service office building, located in the center of Pack Square. Various size offices available- some include onsite parking. For rates and information, please call 828-225-6140.

Short-Term Rentals 15 MINUTES TO ASHEVILLE Guest house, vacation/short term rental in beautiful country setting. • Complete with everything including cable and internet. • $130/day, $650/week, $1500/month. Weaverville area. • No pets please. (828) 6589145.

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Employment General $$$HELP WANTED$$$ Extra Income! Assembling CD cases from Home! No Experience Necessary! Call our Live Operators Now! 1-800-405-7619 EXT 2450 (AAN CAN) A SEASONAL OPPORTUNITY Full-time. Inspect apples during harvest. August-October. Will train. Henderson County. Mileage paid. Call (828) 2531691 extension 31. EOE. Leave message. HELP WANTED Extra Income! Assembling CD cases from Home! No Experience Necessary! Call our Live Operators Now! 1-800-405-7619 EXT 2450 http://www.easywork-greatpay. com (AAN CAN) HELP WANTED Make extra money in our free ever popular homemailer program, includes valuable guidebook! Start immediately! Genuine! 1-888292-1120 (AAN CAN) LOANED EXECUTIVE - 2013 UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN Make your community better, make professional connections. United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County seeks energetic, talented individuals for the 2013 campaign. Key experience/skills: Fundraising, Public Speaking, Project Management. Full-time positions run 8/19/13 - 11/1/13. More info/apply: employment-opportunities PHONE OPERATORS From home. Must have dedicated land line and great voice. 18+. Up to $16.20 per hour. Flex hours/ some Weekends. 1-800403-7772 (AAN CAN)

SOAPY DOG NOW HIRING PART TIME. Kennel and daycare experience a must. Basic grooming required including nail trims and ear cleaning. Please email a resume and references to ashevillesoapydog@

Skilled Labor/ Trades LEAD DISTRIBUTION CLERK MANNA FoodBank seeks Lead Distribution Clerk for warehouse operations. Hands on position with expectation of performing all aspects of distributing product to partner agencies. • Strong leadership and communication skills required. Some heavy lifting. Job description available at: Mail, e-mail or fax resume: lcantrell@ or 627 Swannanoa River Rd. Asheville, NC 28805. or 828-299-3664 (FAX) EOE.

Administrative/ Office LOAN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Mountain BizWorks seeks full-time Loan Administrative Assistant to support the continuum of activities of our Loan Department: e.g., loan documents and files, loan payment processing, data management. Key skills and experience needed: computer proficiency, communication, accuracy and attention to detail, 2+ years experience in similar position. To apply: email cover letter and resume to employment@ Closing date: 5:00pm 7/31/2013. Visit for the full position description and learn more about Mountain BizWorks. Mountain BizWorks is an equal opportunity employer.

Restaurant/ Food SOUS CHEF Join the culinary staff at Season’s restaurant at Highland Lake Inn! Specifically: Produce Ala Carte food consistently to HLI standards and most importantly, you must be a great chef capable of consistently producing a high quality product with outrageous speed on the line. Full-time, salaried position with bonus potential! $36K to $38K plus great benefits. E-mail resume to mbailey@ Or fax to 828-6968951

Human Services ASHEVILLE ACADEMY FOR GIRLS / SOLSTICE EAST Direct Care Staff and Overnight Staff positions available. Are you interested in making a difference? Come join our team where you can have a positive, lasting impact on youth from across the country. • Our programs are steadily growing and we continue to seek qualified

FT, PT, and PRN applicants to join our programs. The suitable applicant is outgoing, energetic, and a responsible and positive role model. Our staff ensures the provision of physical and emotional safety of our students and residents at all times. Asheville Academy for Girls is a private therapeutic boarding school for girls ages 10-14 and Solstice East is a residential treatment center for girls ages 14-18. Our beautiful 24-acre campus provides a safe setting for our students to transform their lives. Benefits are offered to full time employees and include health, dental, vision and life insurance as well as holiday pay, vacation and sick leave. EOE. Please send a resume and cover letter to No phone calls please. www.ashevilleacademy. com COMP EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR For day program in Swannanoa. Facilitate group and individual activities using computer, art, sensory stimulation and basic academic skills for adults with developmental disabilities. Follow curriculum established. Will assist with basic personal care duties and lunches. Bachelors degree required. Must pass drug screen, drivers record and criminal background checks. Training classes provided. Paraprofessional Part-time or PRN to assist persons with developmental disabilities. Call (828) 686-8450 or apply in person: LINCS, 6 Byas Lane, Swannanoa, NC or online (see jobs): FAMILY PRESERVATION SERVICES OF NC is experiencing significant growth and is in need of fully licensed and provisionally licensed staff for the Asheville, Hendersonville, Polk and Rutherford offices. • For the Asheville office, please send resumes to csimpson@fpscorp. com • For the Hendersonville office, please send resumes to • For the Rutherford and Polk offices, please send resumes to LEAD EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST Do you want to make a difference in a person’s life? Consider working for The Arc of North Carolina, a state-wide advocacy and service provider organization that has been promoting the rights and abilities of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) since 1953. The Lead Employment Specialist will assist people with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities in attaining and maintaining jobs and careers in the community. Responsibilities may include: coordinating work schedules with individuals and staff, hiring and training new staff, managing and motivating staff, serving as back-up for staff, monitoring the provision of services, assisting with billing for services provided. Prefer BS in related field, 2 years experience providing supported employment services, familiarity

with VR and DOL, comfort with public speaking, presentations, and working with businesses in the community. Looking for a high-energy person with lots of initiative who is creative, flexible, out-going, well-connected and steeped in person-centered philosophy. Email resumes to Lorie Boehm at lboehm@arcnc. org or call (828) 254-4771. LIBERTY CORNER ENTERPRISES is seeking Support Team Members to work in residential homes and the community with people who have disabilities. • Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, a North Carolina driver's license, proof of insurance and a reliable vehicle. Sign language skills are a plus. Pay rate based on experience. Apply in person at Liberty Corner Enterprises: 147 Coxe Avenue Asheville, NC 28801. MENTAL HEALTH POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN HAYWOOD, JACKSON, MACON & SWAIN COUNTIES Therapists needed for Jackson, Haywood, Macon & Swain Counties to provide Outpatient therapy, Intensive In-Home or Day Treatment Services to children & their families. Full-time positions with competitive salary, flexible hours, excellent benefit package. MUST possess a NC Therapy or Provisional License. Qualified Professionals for Child/Adolescent Mental Health needed for Jackson & Haywood Counties to provide Intensive In-Home or Day Treatment Services. Fulltime positions with competitive salary and benefits. QP's Must have either a Bachelor's degree in Human Services and 2 yrs full time, post-bachelor's experience with children/adolescents with Mental health needs or 4 yrs post-degree experience if not a Human Service degree. ONLY those possessing proper degree & experience need apply. Please submit resume via email to:

OFFENDER SERVICES CLINICIAN Offender Services Clinician: the Offender Services Program of MBHS seeks a licensed or license-eligible clinician in

North Carolina to join its Offender Services Program. Will conduct risk assessments, colead treatment groups, coordinate case management with program staff, collaborate with probation and social services and provide program operational support for both the sexual abuse intervention program (SAIP) and the domestic violence intervention program (DVIP). Here is an opportunity to further your experience in working with sex offenders, their non-offending partners and with a domestic violence intervention program. This position requires travel throughout our three program sites – Sylva, Marble and Waynesville, NC. For more information contact Diane Paige, diane.paige@ Visit our website: to complete an application. SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR Mountain Area Recovery Center is growing and we are seeking additional Licensed Substance Abuse Counselors to meet the needs of our patients. We have positions available in our outpatient OTP clinics located in both Asheville and Clyde, NC. Candidates will provide substance abuse services, including but not limited to, assessments/screenings, intake, client orientation, person centered planning,case management, intervention, client education, and plan and lead structured process and theme centered groups. We offer competitive pay WITH benefits…medical, dental, life, shortterm disability, flexible spending account, 401-K, pto, paid holidays, and a flexible work environment in this challenging, yet highly rewarding field. If you are up to the challenge, please e-mail your resume to rhonda. or fax to attention: Rhonda Ingle at 828.252.9512. EOE. SUBSTANCE ABUSE RECOVERY GUIDE Four Circles Recovery Center, a young adult wilderness therapy program is seeking highly motivated, energetic, compassionate individuals for direct care positions. Direct Care Recovery Coaches work on a rotating week on/ week off schedule. Treatment takes place in both wilderness and residential settings. Personal or professional experience

with the 12-Steps, Substance Abuse Treatment, and Wilderness Therapy are preferred. We offer competitive pay, health benefits, professional substance abuse and clinical training. Substance abuse and clinical supervision are available. Please submit resumes to Mick Masterson at THE ASHEVILLE OFFICE OF FAMILY PRESERVATION SERVICES Center for Recovery, Education, and Wellness is seeking the following: Licensed or provisionally Licensed Therapist to work on our Community Support Team; Fully Licensed Therapist to work with adults on our Assertive Community Treatment Team and to serve as the team lead; Fully licensed or provisionally Licensed Therapist to provide Outpatient Therapy to adults. PA or NP to work with adults. Please send resumes to csimpson@fpscorp. com THE ASHEVILLE OFFICE OF FAMILY PRESERVATION SERVICES Is seeking the following: Licensed or provisionally Licensed Therapist to work with youth and families in our School-Based Program (10 month position available); and Licensed or provisionally Licensed Therapist and QMHP to work with youth and families in our intensive In Home Program. Please send resumes to

WE NEED "THERAPEUTIC FOSTER PARENTS" To find out more about becoming a foster parent, call Debbie. Training is free and held on a regular basis. Call Debbie: (828) 258-0031 ext. 348 or

Professional/ Management BUSINESS MANAGER FOR INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE CLINIC Bachelors or advanced degree, minimum 3 years in health care and management, familiar with holistic medicine. Email cover letter/resume: hr@

DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT • YWCA Full-time. The Director of Advancement is a member of the senior leadership team of the YWCA ensuring achievement of the fundraising goals of the organization through planning, execution and oversight. The position works closely with the Executive Director to develop and implement well defined strategies for the financial success of the organization. • The Director is responsible for building and maintaining public visibility and the positive reputation of the YWCA of Asheville. The position is responsible for planning and implementation of strategies and actions to build and sustain positive public awareness of the organization and its programs and activities through print and electronic media and personal contact. The Director is responsible for the design and implementation of a comprehensive development program including individual and planned giving, grant writing, special events, donor development and stewardship, and special campaigns. The director supervises a team including: Senior Marketing Specialist, Grants Writer, Development Coordinator, Front Desk Coordinator, and a Stand Against Racism/Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator. Skills desired include knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and the Benavon Model of fundraising. • Please apply for this position only after reading the complete job description at www.ywcaofasheville. org under the heading ‘Who We Are.’ Contact information is provided there. • Please do not call the YWCA to discuss this position. Application deadline is August 9. FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT • YWCA Fulltime. The Finance and Administrative Assistant provides assistance to the Director of Finance and Director of Operations and HR for the completion of tasks to aid in the smooth running of the departments. Knowledge of Peachtree and Raiser’s Edge preferred. The position is fulltime, year-round, benefits eligible and non-exempt. Fluency in Spanish is desired. • Qualified candidates who are fluent in Spanish and English are strongly encouraged to apply.

• Please apply for this position only after reading the complete job description at under the heading ‘Who We Are.’ Contact information is provided there. • Please do not call the YWCA to discuss this position. Application deadline is August 9th . GRANT WRITER FULL-TIME MANNA FOODBANK Four year college degree and three years grant writing experience required. Excellent oral and written communication skills needed. Complete job description and application instructions at www.mannafoodbank. org EOE.

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A-B TECH • INSTRUCTOR • BUSINESS COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES Successful applicant will develop and teach introductory through advanced courses in the Business Computer and Networking Technologies department. 1. Bachelor’s Degree in Computerrelated discipline; 2. Two years of teaching experience in a technology field, part or full time; 3. Experience with at least two of the following: (1) healthcare business informatics; (2) information security (including virtual private networks, firewalls and intrusion detecting); (3) CISCO (CCNA certification); (4) Java, C++, or other current object-oriented application language; (5) databases (MySQL, SQL or Oracle; (6) Networking (Linux Windows, virtualization). Salary: BS Degree $39,231 - $40,572 or

MS Degree $40,626 - $41,976. To view full job posting, or to complete an online application, go here:

A-B TECH • INSTRUCTOR TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY Instruct all levels of courses assigned within Automotive Service Technology or Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology curriculums. Minimum requirements: 1. A.A.S degree in Automotive, Heavy Equipment, or related; 2. Three years work experience in automotive servicing. 3. ASE Certified Automotive Master Mechanic. Salary: AAS degree $38,232 - $39,078 or BS degree $38,790 - $40,572. To learn more or to complete an online application, go here: https:// CHILD CARE FLOATER • YWCA Full-time. The YWCA has a full time opening for a Child Care Floater. The applicant must have child care credentials (EDU119) and other child care courses would be a plus. Applicant must be available to work on Monday thru Friday from 7 am to 6 pm in the child care center. You must have CPR and First Aid or be willing to go get certified. The position is full-time (32 hours), year-round, benefits eligible and non-exempt. Fluency in Spanish is desired. Qualified candidates who are fluent in Spanish and English are strongly encouraged to apply. • Please apply for this position only after reading the complete job description at

under the heading ‘Who We Are.’ Contact information is provided there. Please do not call the YWCA to discuss this position. Application deadline is July 26th. CHILD CARE TEACHER • YWCA Full-Time. The YWCA has a full-time opening for a Child Care Teacher. The applicant must have child care credentials (EDU119), and other child care courses would be a plus. Applicant must be available to work Monday thru Friday within the flexible hours of 7- 6pm in the child care center. Must be flexible and available to attend night and weekend meetings, workshops and classes when necessary. • You must have CPR and First Aid or be willing to go get certified upon hire. The position is full-time (40 hours), year-round, benefits eligible and non-exempt. Fluency in Spanish is desired. Qualified candidates who are fluent in Spanish and English are strongly encouraged to apply. • Please apply for this position only after reading the complete job description at under the heading ‘Who We Are.’ Contact information is provided there. Please do not call the YWCA to discuss this position. Application Deadline is July 26. PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER (Part-Time) ArtSpace Charter School is accepting applications for a part-time Physical Education teacher. Applicants must have a current North Carolina teaching license for P.E. Applicants must be willing to work in a collaborative, integrated, experiential environment. Please send resumes and cover letters by July 26 to: with the subject heading "P.E. Teacher".

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST ArtSpace Charter School is seeking a part-time Speech Language Pathologist beginning August 2013. Candidates must hold a current license and have at least one year’s experience working in a public school setting. Position open until filled. • Please email cover letter and resume to: resumes@ Email subject heading “SLP". THANKS AGAIN TO MOUNTAIN XPRESS Our ad last week, and on-line, resulted in 50 resumes, and a wealth of well-qualified candidates. Bill McGuire Director/CEO, Child Abuse Prevention Services, Inc.

YMCA AFTER SCHOOL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Youth Mentor (PT/$7.75$9.08) Lead Youth Mentor (PT/$8.39-$10.07) Site Director (PT/$12.11-$14.53) Youth Development Manager (FT/$27,500-$31,000). Our Four Core Values: Respect • Responsibility • Caring • Honesty. Supervise, teach, lead, and empower children with the YMCA Afterschool Program. Apply online for fall positions now: careers

An icon of style, J.Crew is known worldwide for its sophisticated, fun clothing and accessories to live, work, play and even get married in. We are growing and currently seeking the following positions in our Asheville Distribution Center. MERCHANDISE PROCESSORS Second Shift Seasonal full-time positions (Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds and stand the duration of work shift) Positions start at $9.50-$11.40 per hour.   DISTRIBUTION CENTER SUPERVISOR Second Shift Full-Time Exempt position The primary responsibility of a DC Supervisor is to ensure efficient processing of all merchandise to service our stores while maintaining and developing departmental staff.   Benefits are offered for all positions.  Your benefit package may vary depending on your employment status and may include; medical, life, and dental insurance, 401k and 25 days of paid time off.  All associates receive a 30% discount off J.Crew merchandise!  Overtime and extended hours will be required during peak times.  Please apply online at We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability or any other basis protected under applicable law.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) The 19th-century Italian composer Gioachino Rossini was a prolific creator who produced 39 operas. Renowned for his lyrical melodies, he was sometimes referred to as the "Italian Mozart." So confident was he in his abilities that he bragged he could set a laundry list to music. I trust you will have comparable aplomb in the coming weeks, Aries, since you will be asked to do the equivalent of composing an opera using a laundry list for inspiration. This will be a different challenge than making lemonade out of lemons, but it could be even more fun and interesting.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Is the grass really greener on the other side of the fence? Or is its more vivid hue just an optical illusion caused by your inability to see the situation objectively? Judging from my analysis of your current astrological omens, I suspect that you're not deluded. The grass really is greener. But it's important to note the reason why this is true, which is that there's more manure over on the other side of the fence. So your next question becomes: Are you willing to put up with more crap in order to get the benefits of the greener grass?

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You know the voice in your head that's kind of a sneaky bastard? The voice that sometimes feeds you questionable advice and unreliable theories? Well, I suspect that this voice might be extra active in the coming week. But here's the weird thing: It might actually have a sound idea or two for you to consider acting on. For once, its counsel may be based on accurate intuition. So don't completely lower your guard, Gemini. Maintain a high degree of discernment towards the sneaky bastard's pronouncements. But also be willing to consider the possibility that this generator of so much mischief could at least temporarily be a source of wisdom.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Hurry up, please. It's time. No more waffling or procrastinating. You really need to finish up the old business that has dragged on too long. You really should come to definitive decisions about ambiguous situations, even if they show no sign of resolution. As for those nagging questions that have yielded no useful answers: I suggest you replace them with different questions. And how about those connections that have been draining your energy? Re-evaluate whether they are worth trying to fix.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) "This morning I walked to the place where the street-cleaners dump the rubbish," wrote painter Vincent Van Gogh in one his letters. "My God, it was beautiful." Was he being ironic or sarcastic? Not at all. He was 70

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CANCER (June 21-July 22) We keep million-dollar works of art in well-guarded museums. Paintings created hundreds of years ago are treated with reverence and protected as if they were magical treasures. Meanwhile, beautiful creatures that took nature eons to produce don’t get the same care. At least 5,000 animal and plant species are going extinct every year, in large part due to human activities. Among the recently lost works of art are the Madeiran Large White butterfly, West African black rhinoceros, Formosan clouded leopard, golden toad and Tecopa pupfish. I’m asking you not to allow a similar discrepancy in your own life, Cancerian. The astrological omens say that now is a perfect moment to intensify your love for the natural world. I urge you to meditate on how crucial it is to nurture your interconnectedness with all of life, not just the civilized part.

sincere. As an artist, he had trained himself to be intrigued by scenes that other people dismissed as ugly or irrelevant. His sense of wonder was fully awake. He could find meaning and even enchantment anywhere. Your next assignment, Virgo — should you choose to accept it — is to experiment with seeing the world as Van Gogh did.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) I believe you will undergo a kind of graduation in the next four weeks, Libra. Graduation from what? Maybe from a life lesson you've been studying for a while or from an institution that has given you all it can. Perhaps you will climax your involvement with a situation that has made big demands on you. I suspect that during this time of completion you will have major mixed feelings, ranging from sadness that a chapter of your story is coming to an end to profound gratification at how much you have grown during this chapter.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) What's your favorite sin, Scorpio? I'm talking about the mischievous vice or rebel tendency or excessive behavior that has taught you a lot. It may be the case that now and then this transgressive departure from normalcy has had redeeming value, and has even generated some interesting fun. Perhaps it puts you in touch with a magic that generates important changes, even if it also exacts a toll on you. Whatever your "favorite sin" is, I'm guessing that you need to develop a more conscious and mature relationship with it. The time has come for it to evolve.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) The Sagittarian writer and artist William Blake (1757-1827) made drawings of many eminent people who had died before he was born. Julius Caesar was the subject of one of his portraits. Others included Dante, Shakespeare and Moses. How did Blake manage to capture their likenesses in such great detail? He said their spirits visited him in the form of apparitions. Really? I suppose that's possible. But it's also important to note that he had a robust and exquisite imagination. I suspect that in the coming weeks you, too, will have an exceptional ability to visualize things in your mind's eye. Maybe not with the gaudy skill of Blake, but potent nevertheless. What would be the best use of this magic power?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) How close do you really want to be to the people you care about? I invite you to think about this with unsentimental candor. Do you prefer there to be some distance between you? Are you secretly glad there's a buffer zone that prevents you from being too profoundly engaged? I'm not saying that's a bad thing. It might be correct for who you are right now. I merely want to suggest that it's important for you to know the exact nature of your need for intimacy. If you find that you actually do want to be closer, spend the next four weeks making that happen. Ask your precious allies to collaborate with you in going deeper.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) I love your big, energetic thoughts. I enjoy watching as your wild intuitive leaps lead you to understandings that mere logic could never produce. I have benefited many times from the Aquarian tribe's ability to see angles no one else can discern. In the immediate future, though, I hope you will be a specialist in analyzing the details and mastering mundane mysteries. I'll be rooting for you to think small and be precise. Can you manage that? I expect there'll be a sweet reward. You will generate good fortune for yourself by being practical, sensible and earthy.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Is it a river or a creek? Is it a mountain or a hill? It's important for you to decide questions like these — preferably on the basis of the actual evidence rather than on wishful thinking. I'm not saying that the river is better than the creek or that the mountain is better than the hill. I simply want you to know that it's important to be clear about which it is. The same principle applies to other experiences you'll soon have. Is the catalytic person you're dealing with a temporary friend or a loyal ally? Is the creation you're nurturing just a healthy diversion or is it potentially a pivotal element in transforming your relationship with yourself? Is the love that's blooming a transient pleasure or a powerful upgrade that's worth working on with all your ingenuity?

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Hotel/ Hospitality PART-TIME HOST/HOUSEKEEPER Seeking Part-Time Host/Housekeeper for B&B. Work Fridays-Sundays with possibility for more. Hourly compensation + cleaning tips. Email resume: hummer1st@ hummer1st@gmail. com

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Xchange Sporting Goods 2 KAYAKS Perception Prodigy 12' Like new. Red and Tan. Bending Branches paddles. Hatch covers. Lifevests. Yakima car rack. Garage rack. $549.00 ea. 828-633-0499

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