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OUR 19TH YEAR OF WEEKLY INDEPENDENT NEWS, ARTS & EVENTS FOR WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA VOL. 19 NO. 33 MARCH 6 - MARCH 12, 2013

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p. 10 Grand design As Asheville City Hall and the Buncombe County Courthouse turn 85 this year, both are undergoing renovation and expansion. Take a closer look at the history, including the epic feud behind the projects, and see two very different cultures trying to avoid the mistakes of the past. Cover design by Carrie Lare Photograph by Max Cooper

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14 Asheville city council: finGers to the wind Council takes a look at what’s coming — the budget

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48 blAck mountAin colleGe’s never-endinG story Research on the experimental institution is flourishing at the state’s new Western Regional Archives

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letters Clearing up window Thank you for covering the launch of window in your Feb. 27 State of the Arts column. As the founder of this site-specific “gallery,” I’m excited to see what comes of this experimental venture and am hopeful that it will prompt dialogue and exchange within the community. Because this is a new project, I think it’s important to clarify the mission so the public can participate in a fully informed manner. Kyle Sherard’s article offered a thoughtful overview, but there were a few aspects that I’d like to amend. The article states the exhibits will consist of “purely artistic design work.” In fact, the emphasis will not be on design, but upon contemporary artworks that embrace reproduction as essential to their content and challenge notions of originality and authenticity. Indeed, this thematic focus is what makes Henco Reprographics the perfect partner for this project. Also mentioned is the book containing the works of Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, Reconstructing the View. This monograph will not be for sale as suggested, but will be available for reference inside Henco. Finally, and I think most importantly, to suggest that the purpose of their work is to "provide images of commercial development" is incorrect — in fact, nowhere in their work is commercial development the focus. Rather, they use the practice of re-photography in well-known landscapes to reference broad notions of culture, the nature of time, and perception. Because Klett and Wolfe were so generous in allowing their work to be included, I want to be sure their conceptual approach is clear. These may seem to be minor points, but I truly do hope to engage the public in serious

CorreCTion Allgood Coffee, featured in the Feb. 27 Small Bites, serves baked goods from West End Bakery in West Asheville. The photograph of Pan Harmonia musicians in the article “Lets Mind Wander to Wondering Thought” was taken by Frank Zipperer, Frank Zipperer Photography. fzippererphoto.com. The owners of Old North, mentioned in the article “Wear It Well,” are Wren Kelley and Jack Roche. There is no third owner.

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He refers to the possibility of a brand-new school as "kind of a centerpiece for Asheville." A school needs to be safe, functional and an environment where children can learn, grow and thrive. It is not a fountain, monument or tablesetting — so it's certainly not a "centerpiece." Then, when asked about the current condition of the school, he states that the grounds lack the safety of a fence buffering the students from a nearby homeless encampment. What! Is there a homeless conspiracy to abduct our children that I'm not aware of? Children need to be taught to be cautious of all strangers, and not just the ones who cannot afford downtown real estate and may not look presentable enough for people like Brad Johnson. We want our educators, particularly our leaders in education, to teach empathy, compassion and tolerance. A physical, spiritual or mental wall is not the answer. There is no doubt that the school and the legacy of Isaac Dickson are moving forward toward a bright and exciting future. The question is, are the right people in place to lead our children in that journey? — Radix Y. Faruq Asheville

The Table of broTherhood Evidently, the young lady wrote the letter in favor of me, but she called it wrong [“Be Respectful or Be Gone,” Jan. 30 Xpress]. What she says was not exactly what was happening. She said that these young men were laughing at me and were displaying some kind of disrespect. That’s totally untrue. Not one of those babies — red, yellow, black or white — and especially the young men she was talking about, said anything disrespectful. This is not the first time that those young men have

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posed with me and my flag. They did it last year. They were extremely courteous, extremely kind. We laughed and joked with each other. There was no harm intended toward me, no disrespect. I love those baby boys. They were very, very, very kind, and I want all of your readers to know and understand that. While I did receive a couple of derogatory remarks, they were few and far between. The only thing that made me unhappy for the day was to come to a Martin Luther King march and see that there was an Abraham Lincoln look-alike, with [a copy of] the Emancipation Proclamation in his hand, which I think was very demeaning and insulting to intelligent black folks. And being there with my flag is certainly definitive of what Martin Luther King talked about. The sons of former slaves and sons of former slave owners sit down at the table of brotherhood. You cannot get to the table of brotherhood if you deny a seat to [those with] the Confederate battle flag. — H.K. Edgerton Asheville Editor’s note: Edgerton was the man with the flag referenced in the original letter. His response was dictated to Xpress over the phone.

equaliTy is noT a Crime Let me get this straight: In Asheville it is legal to be publicly intoxicated. It is only a misdemeanor to assault females, bruise and draw blood from children, abuse animals and drive drunk. It can be a felony for a woman to have the unmitigated temerity to show her breast. So attempting to be equal to a man will become a serious criminal offense? — Laura Brooke Nunley Huntsville, Ala.


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up in arms “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Of the 27 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, few are as contentious as the Second: The right to bear arms. Although many of the amendments, and the Constitution in general, are variously interpretable, the Second contains a concentration of debatable terms. What is “well regulated”? Or a “free state,” let alone the “security” of that state. About 150 people assembled (see First Amendment) at Vance Monument on Feb. 23 for a “Day of Resistance,” a retort to the recent developments in national firearms legislation born of such incidents as mass shootings — especially the Dec. 20 incident at Sandy Hook Elementary. Xpress Photographer Max Cooper documented the event in a photo blog, where the debate continued in the comments section. Visit avl.mx/qn to add your say to the stilllively discussion. — Jaye Bartell

Molon Labe: Wasn’t that King Leonidas’ (of Sparta) battle cry during the Battle of Thermopylae? Weren’t the Spartans dealt a good old fashioned arse-whupping by the Persians after saying that? … Two words: “wellregulated” — it’s in the Constitution. See Second Amendment. — Boatrocker

This is why the First Amendment is more powerful than the Second. — Jason

Wasn’t it amazing that those guns didn’t kill anyone? Or maybe, just maybe, they were responsible gun owners exercising their First Amendment , stop trying to make law abiding citizens into criminals. Ewwww, they’re so scary! — Tonya S Chandler, via Facebook

So to all you folks out there in favor of gun rights, and loving signs that say “shall not be infringed” and such, may I ask you a couple of questions? (1) If the government can’t infringe on gun ownership, should free people be able to sell guns to anyone? (2) Should free people be able to sell guns of any sort at a convenience store, for example? What if the convenience store is next to a playground or a school, is that still OK? What if the guns are loaded and ready to fire, isn’t that still OK (because we are a free people)? (3) Since you’re so committed to the U.S. Constitution, are there other parts of it you’re willing to speak up about as vigorously? Such as the equal protection clause in the 14th Amendment and civil rights cases? Do you believe in real and full equal protection under the law for all people? Including gay people, for example? If not, and speaking of “liberty and justice for all,” what part of it that would be so abhorrent to you — the Liberty part, the Justice part, or the for ALL part? — Johnny (a gun owner) I’ll add one more thing that they should be protesting: Our state’s 9.2-percent unemployment rate along with the Tea Bag/Republican government we have in Raleigh and their “solutions for fixing that … None at all. Nah … It’s better to sleep broke and hungry but have a semi by your side to defend. What were they all defending against again? — Lamont Cranston (another gun owner) The God given right to self defense is more powerful than any law or document created by man. Molon Labe [Come and Take] — Todd

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It’s great that Asheville has its priorities straight; breasts that nurture life are obscene and must be barred “for the children,” yet yahoos who feel the need to strut around with guns, designed only to do one thing, which is to take life, are welcomed. — Dionysis This is terrific. Especially in prissy-pants Asheville! — scottt668 The statistics of gun ownership show that a gun is 30 times more likely to be used on a friend or family member than it is on an intruder. Fear or neglect takes a huge toll on our society. Negligence probably is responsible for about half of those accidental, suicidal deaths. — D. Dial

The carrying of weapons was absolutely illegal under Asheville’s laws. Failure to enforce the law is a serious problem. — Cecil Bothwell, Asheville City Council, via Facebook Worth noting that the rally organizers specifically asked those individuals who were armed to move to the non-city-park side of the street. I saw no one armed on the wrong side. — Max Cooper, staff photographer, Mountain Xpress, via Facebook It’s also worth pointing out that they could have simply protested with their picket signs. There was no need to pack heat, and violate the law. [And] the number of misspelled words on these signs is absolutely astounding. — Michael Jones, via Facebook The fact that anyone would say the right to own a gun is “their God Giving right” is APPALLING! What the hell kind of religion is that? — Christopher C Nc, via Facebook Christopher: That religion would be Christianity: Luke 22:36. Jesus: “Then said he to them, But now, he that has a purse, let him take it, and likewise his money: and he that has no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.” If you do not want a firearm, [then] by all means do not own one. I’m sure you sleep well at night, knowing deep in your heart that people like me — a sheepdog if you will — are standing guard. Even

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an asheville rally: About 150 people assembled Feb. 23 for a “Day of Resistance,” a retort to the recent developments in national firearms legislation. Photos by Max Cooper though you despise my mere presence in your comfortable world. — Phil Flack, via Facebook While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people… Jesus said [to Judas], “Do what you came for, friend.” Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him. With that, one of Jesus’

companions reached for his sword, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.“Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. Jesus then healed the wounded man. As for Luke 22:36, there is a little more nuance that follows in Luke 22:37. Maybe you missed the full context. Your understanding of the true message of Jesus Christ is disturbed to say the least. — Christopher C Nc, via Facebook


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I won't regale you with stories of an idealized past, laud our many golf courses, or tout our “vibrant” local economy. I'd like to tell a different story. I am a North Carolina native. I've lived my entire life in this state, in every corner, born to a pastor and public-school teacher in the coastal northeast and educated in our colleges in Wilmington. My sister makes Durham her home, her husband tends our state parks, my brother is a veteran, and for the last eight years, I've called Asheville my home. It is ironic that President Barack Obama chose Asheville, both as a vacation spot and as a place for economic speeches of late, given what I have to say. But I don't wish to speak to those in power, beg them for an audience, change or hope. I'd like to address Asheville’s working people, its poor and the powerless. You have a right to this city. We are an invisible class, in our own country at least. We are the class who cook the meals that retirees and tourists consume. We vacuum their offices. We build the mansions, isolated in ghettos of wealth. In short, we make this city possible. Yet, as it grows and develops, does it grow and develop for us? Do our wages and opportunities increase? Do we influence the priorities of how this city modernizes? The answer is no. It is my experience — gleaned from years in the service industry, renting, gardening, moving jobs and scrapping metal — that more and more, little by little, Asheville is being turned into an amnesiac consumer destination. See our dog bakeries! Come visit our olive-oil-tasting rooms! True, unemployment is low, but so is pay, and many residents work multiple jobs. Rent is high, and buying costs are astronomical to the everyday worker. To get by, we share homes, rides, potlucks and often are one broken ankle away from eviction. We are called “entitled” or derided as leeches —often by baby boomers, the richest generation, from the richest nation, in the history of mankind. The poor are rendered invisible. The homeless choose between drink, day labor or access to overcrowded, proselytizing shelters. Our media boost small-business capitalism as the cure to all our ills. Our artists reclaim the industrial wasteland of the River Arts District, edgy and sketchy, and slowly morph into a high-rent row of arty knickknack sellers. Our asteroid belt of architectural garbage surrounding the city grows and grows. The police await the next opportunity to loot their evidence room. The diminishing returns of Beer City,

asheville is being Turned inTo an amnesiaC Consumer desTinaTion. see our dog bakeries! Come visiT our olive-oil-TasTing rooms! USA, are plain to see, unless one sees what they want to see. Asheville is being built on a foundation of tourism dollars and cheap thrills. When the next shock comes through the economic system — whether it’s spiking gas prices or uncontrolled financial speculation (impossible, I know!) — the leisure economy is the first to get hit. We are the canary in the coal mine. People need food, housing and health care. The first thing to be de-prioritized is vacation money, and that’s the cash that Asheville and its residents rely on. Ours is a castle built on sand. It's not as if we don't know that politicians and their allies in business are fighting to strip public goods away from localities, under the pretense of democratic control. In Asheville, our water system — paid for by the citizens of this city as a common good — is coveted by right-wing politicians in Raleigh. Our political voice is silenced due to corrupt gerrymandering. Democracy is surely an empty shell in our nation and around the world. It is controlled by money, business interests and crass propaganda that peddles wishful thinking, and by the most retrograde characters who grow wealthier jumping between the private sector and public service. Public service! These hypocrites disgust me. Where are the school teachers, like my mother, bearing witness to the de-funding of education and draconian test regimens? Where are the firemen? Where are the working men and women of our land when it comes to the questions of power and decisions over our common future? Our schools are closed and prisons built. Those in power summon patriotism to support imperial wars that their siblings and children will never fight. They speak much and hear little. Their imaginations are stunted and cruel. They chastise us with moralism, yet the only God they know is Mammon, greed, and destruction. Activists, citizens and workers in our city and across this country should organize to fight for a minimum-wage increase, one that

at the very least reflects inflation, keeping pace with rising costs of food, housing and medical care. It is long past time that working people went on the offensive to cast off the shackles of poverty wages, debt and isolation. We so desperately need a working-class movement to address poverty. We need a movement that transcends cultures and languages, one that reaches out to the most exploited of American workers, those who pick our foods and, disgracefully, fill our immigration jails. Unions should feel empowered to not only defend their workers on the job and advocate for higher wages but to be part of the movement for a fundamentally different economy, one based on community responsibility, autonomy and solidarity. It's high time for unions to organize the right-to-work states, to give up on bending the ear of the rich and powerful who so rarely listen, to give up their stodgy bureaucracies, and to help articulate a world of work that embodies democracy in daily life, cooperative production, sustainability and abundance. It's time to organize and build a city that stands in opposition to this constantly growing, rapacious capitalism, and creates a humane world in its wake. X

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BACK TO THE FUTURE TWO MEN, TWO BUILDINGS, TWO FEUDING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

By DAVID FORBES If buildings could talk, what City Hall and the Buncombe County Courthouse had to say to each other might not be fit to print. For nearly a century, these incongruously paired architectural oddities have sat side by side in downtown Asheville, their sharply contrasting styles graphically expressing the two local governments’ often adversarial relationship. Through boom times and busts, that historic rancor has reflected a deep philosophical divide, producing such memorable donnybrooks as 2005’s water fight and long-running spats over things like county investment in the city’s core. Buildings are, of course, mute, but that was hardly the case for the pair of stubborn men perhaps most responsible for those mismatched landmarks. In the 1920s, Asheville Mayor John Cathey and Chairman Edgar M. Lyda of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners

TRIED AND TRUE: The main lobby of the Buncombe County Courthouse. The commissioners preferred architect Frank Milburn’s Neoclassical design to Douglas Ellington’s Art Deco innovations. Photos by Max Cooper

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directed a steady stream of invective back and forth, and the legacy of that feud has tainted city/county relations ever since. For his part, Cathey publicly blasted a Chamber of Commerce committee that stood in the way of his plans for a new city building, calling them “kickers and soreheads” and, for good measure, “a bunch of jackasses.” “That city hall,” he told the Asheville Citizen in 1926, “is going up if we have to lay the foundations so deep they will hinge on hell!” A more taciturn but equally determined Lyda, meanwhile, gave as good as he got. And as these seats of local government gear up for their 85th anniversaries, both are undergoing extensive renovations that, once again, mirror underlying attitudes. This time, however, the two sides are aligned. After separately considering forsaking their respective downtown headquarters in favor of more modern suburban complexes (see sidebar, “A Hole in Downtown”), city and county leaders are now cooperating closely on the renovations. They’re united by a shared sense of history, a commitment to downtown — and a determination not to repeat the mistakes of the past. When those structures were built, “There was a real missed opportunity, and we’re not going to do that again,” vows david Gantt, chair of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.


GRAND pLANS The 1920s were an extraordinary time in Asheville. In just two decades, a sleepy mountain town doubled its population, morphing into a growing metropolitan center. The Jackson Building downtown was Western North Carolina’s first skyscraper, and other new, state-ofthe-art structures were rising all the time. Building permits brought in $4.2 million in 1924 alone, numerous sources report — an astronomical sum for the time. Both the courthouse and City Hall were too small to accommodate that growth, and John Nolen’s 1922 “Asheville City Plan” had envisioned a suitably impressive “civic center” (today’s City/County Plaza) featuring matching, linked government buildings, a park and even a bus station. Several prominent civic leaders endorsed the idea, deeming the existing facilities insufficiently grand as emblems of enhanced civic pride. The city hired architect Douglas Ellington to design the twin structures, and a determined Mayor Cathey was eager to start construction of the City Building. “I intend to see it go up if I lose every friend I have in the city and forfeit forever the chance of making any more!” he declared. The Chamber committee, which basically supported the plan, was urging Cathey to hold off until the county agreed to build a similar-looking structure. Undeterred, Cathey dug in his heels, saying, “I simply refuse to be bullied off a thing that is for the best interests of the city.” But Lyda and his fellow commissioners had doubts about the thoroughly modern style — and about Ellington himself. “The county thought the Art Deco design was too radical. No one had ever seen that stuff before,” local historian Jim Coman explains. “It was just totally off the wall: To them, it was like bringing in Salvador Dali. The county commissioners were more conservative; they always have been.” Fifty years later, an unnamed observer of the era’s politics would tell the Asheville Citizen-Times that “The two men didn’t exactly constitute a mutual admiration society.” Instead, they embodied “the natural rivalry between city and county government.” It was an understatement. In the end, the county went with Frank Milburn, a respected

O N C E U p O N A T I M E : Stacy Merten, the city’s director of historic resources, displays the 1928 announcement of City Hall’s dedication ceremony, one of the first events in the region to be broadcast on the radio.

“THAT CITy HALL IS GOING Up IF WE HAVE TO LAy THE FOUNDATIONS SO DEEp THEy WILL HINGE ON HELL!” ASHEVILLE MAyOR JOHN CATHEy, 1926

CITy HALL WARRIOR: A Spanish-American War vet with a fiery temper, Asheville Mayor John Cathey (1923-27) pushed many grand civic projects. He clashed bitterly with the county and Chamber of Commerce over the City Building’s design. Photo courtesy city of Asheville

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“A HOLE IN DOWNTOWN”

Later that year, the same newspaper hailed the courthouse as a monument to “paternal pride.” It was hardly spartan, however. The county, notes Coman, employed two people just to polish the brass, and all the furniture was made of black walnut. The cultural divide extended even to the art on the walls. Five murals by New York artist Clifford Addams adorn the City Council chamber. Their “freedom of style,” a 1928 Citizen review observed, was “as much of an innovation in Asheville as the city hall was a departure architecturally.” The county courthouse, on the other hand, is filled with staid, formal portraits of judges and civic leaders. “The cutting-edge and the tried-and-true,” is how Coman characterizes the contrast. “I’ve heard it described many times as a gem of a city hall beside the box it came out of,” says longtime City Council member Jan davis with a laugh. As a young man, he worked in a nearby garage.

“This is the civic building in Asheville,” declares Council member Jan Davis, speaking about the seat of city government. “It is [the city’s official] emblem for a reason: It’s our symbol.” Stacy Merten, head of the Historic Resources Commission, agrees. “I remember the first day I drove down College Street and thought, ‘I’m going to work there,’” she recalls. “We get people that stop by and just stare in awe. It’s iconic.” These days, however, the massive Art Deco structure is wrapped in scaffolding, part of a $5.5 million makeover aimed at keeping it a center of public life for at least another half-century. Besides repairing the exterior, the rehab will open up the top two floors, long relegated to storing papers and equipment due to maintenance and safety issues, for use as office space.

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Meanwhile, over at the Buncombe County Courthouse, the “life safety tower” completed last year has already opened up the long-unused top five floors, and construction crews are working to turn other storage space back into offices. “The original courthouse is straight out of 1928,” says local historian Jim Coman, a former Buncombe County planning staffer. “It’s quite a piece of history.” “The courthouse has served the community well,” observes David Gantt, chair of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. “There’s no coincidence in the location of the courthouse next to City Hall. It’s still very much a center of the community; it always has been.” But a few years ago, he reveals, county government “had to make a decision about whether to fix it up or start over somewhere else. There were serious discussions about buying Biltmore Square Mall and putting all the government operations in one place.” “When it came down to it,” continues Gantt, “the feeling was that we could not leave a hole in downtown like that — that we had to support the success of downtown Asheville. We weren’t going to move.” The city, too, considered moving government operations more than once, especially during lean years. “Many times it would have been easier to move out. It’s not as functional as a modern building, but we all love it so much,” says Davis. “We have a very difficult budget, but we’ve elected to spend that because this building is so important.” — D.F.

A G R A N D D E S I G N : Asheville City Council member Jan Davis, who worked in a nearby garage in his youth, poses in front of the City Seal. Even in tight budget times, renovating City Hall shows a commitment to Asheville’s roots, he says.

Washington, D.C., architect famed for his work on grand public buildings throughout the Southeast. He was chosen, noted Lyda, for his “nationwide reputation and thorough experience.” The 17-story courthouse, Milburn’s final project, was the tallest local-government building in the state when it was completed, two years after the architect’s death. “Ellington woke up and found out from the newspaper that his plan had been rejected,” says stacy Merten, the city’s historic resources director. “It was a bit of a shock: They hadn’t told him.”

CONFLICTING VISIONS All thoughts of a unified approach abandoned, each government now went ahead with its separate plan. A breathless account in the Asheville Citizen praised Asheville’s City Hall as representing “the new school of modern buildings which are in vogue in larger cities of the country.”

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One thing Cathey and Lyda apparently did agree on was that the current deluge of tourists and cash was the answer to the area’s long history of scarcity. Both men’s comments to newspapers at the time reflect a shared belief in unimpeded progress. But the two disputed buildings had barely been completed when the stock market crashed on Oct. 29, 1929. The boom, heavily financed by both public and private debt, was over. Asheville’s Central Bank and Trust Co., with assets of $52 million, went bust the following year, and many other local banks soon followed. Three out of four county employees lost their jobs; Cathey’s successor, Mayor Gallatin Roberts, committed suicide in an office above the bank. Municipalities across the country simply declared bankruptcy, but Asheville and Buncombe County were determined to honor their debts. Setting aside their considerable differences, the two local governments managed enough cooperation to consolidate their debt in 1936, launching a dogged, four-decade campaign to pay it off. “This was a very Scotch-Irish society: They said, ‘No, we’re not going to default,’” Coman explains. That, however, left both governments critically strapped for cash, and as the area’s fortunes waned, so did the state of its civic landmarks. Throughout the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, newspaper reports document the two buildings’ deterioration. There were multiple health and safety violations, particularly in the courthouse, but little money to fix them. Whole floors were vacated, and the occasional renovation efforts of more recent decades were limited in scope. Even the chimes that once rang out atop City Hall fell silent; they wouldn’t be heard again until 1998.

MENDING FENCES As recently as seven years ago, the two local governments were duking it out over the fate of the city’s water system, a prolonged and bitter battle that eventually included both the courts and state legislators. During one acrimonious negotiation session, Commissioner Bill stanley declared, “You can’t trust the city of Asheville.” Since 2005, however, the rancor has slowly dissipated, various elected officials maintain, with quiet


“the county thought the art deco design was too radical. to them, it was like Bringing in salvador dali.” local historian Jim coman

fence-mending replacing public squabbling. “Obviously, we hear so much about the water system, but frankly relationships today are better than they’ve been in a long time,” says Davis. “Naturally, cities and counties have different functions: They don’t agree on everything. There has been a divide over the years, but the reality is, both levels of local government are very important.” Gantt agrees, crediting improved communication with laying some of the problems to rest. “I think there’s the best relations between the county and the city in a generation,” he proclaims. “There’s a lot of cooperation. We’re more concerned about the state and what it’s doing to the city and county. Even with the new board [of commissioners], I don’t really hear the acrimony that was there before.” And Stanley, who recently stepped down after 24 years on the Board of Commissioners, even vouched for the city’s trustworthiness at a Dec. 12 meeting of the Metropolitan Sewerage District board, defending city government against a state proposal to seize the water system. Over the last seven years, the city and county have cooperated on greenways, consolidating their 911 systems, planning for emergencies and even renovating the Civic Center — which would have seemed an improbable dream in the contentious atmosphere of 2005. But Coman, retired now after 30 years on the county payroll, wonders how long this era of good feelings will last. “That difference has endured since the city and county first existed,” he points out. “And I imagine it will continue for a long, long time.” Indeed, recent referendum votes on issues ranging from Amendment One to the A-B Tech sales tax show

city and county voters still sharply divided. And when, in 2011, the General Assembly abruptly mandated district elections for the county commissioners, supporters of the move (many of whom lived outside the city) said it was needed to give outlying areas better representation. Some city residents, meanwhile, criticized the switch as undemocratic. It remains to be seen how the resulting, politically divided Board of Commissioners will operate. Still, Gantt says that during the current renovations, he’s made a conscious effort to avoid the kind of fighting that attended the two landmarks’ construction. “Today, the county wants to support the city and respect what has happened,” he explains. “We’re going to have an 85-year-old building that will be good for another 75 to 100 years. We thought that with the history and the connection with the city, we couldn’t rip that out.”

aBiding faith On March 18, 1928, thousands attended the dedication of the City Hall that Cathey and others had fought for so vigorously — one of the first public events in the region featuring a live radio broadcast. No longer mayor by that time, Cathey nonetheless rose to speak about the city’s progress, noting that his pastor, perhaps mindful of the politician’s notorious vitriolic rants, had commanded him not to curse. And for once, contemporary accounts confirm, Cathey held his temper. Later that year, on Dec. 1, county residents “came from the farthest rural coves,” the Asheville Citizen reported, to witness the opening of their new courthouse. Lyda, too,

Back in Business: The courthouse renovation is converting long-unused floors into office space. In the decades after the Great Depression, up to 60 percent of City Hall was vacant; the top floors of the courthouse were an unsafe jail.

was on his way out of power by then, and after having fiercely resisted the city’s zeal for modernity, he now struck a conciliatory note. The massive new structure looming behind him, he said, was for future generations of both city and county residents. “We have an abiding faith in the future and believe that it is not a far cry to the time when Buncombe County will be a veritable city, and Asheville will be Buncombe County,” Lyda declared. “Asheville is not localized. Its fame is as universal and far-reaching as the rising and the setting sun.” Fifty years later, an anonymous resident who remembered the Cathey/Lyda fight was quoted in the Asheville Citizen-Times. Speaking with the benefit of hindsight, he observed: “It is pointless to try to say now ... that one was right and the other was wrong. They simply did what they thought they had to do.” X David Forbes can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 137, or at dforbes@mountainx.com.

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fingers To The wind CounCil Takes a look aT whaT’s Coming by david forbes Once the Asheville High School marching band left, few observers remained as City Council members got an early look Feb. 26 at the budget and legislative challenges they face this year. The meeting was short, dominated by a litany of staff and board reports.

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legislaTion Proposed and pending legislation could also affect the city's finances. One proposed bill would eliminate cities’ extra-territorial jurisdiction (an area just outside city limits where its zoning rules apply). Council member Marc Hunt suggested, “The city and county should look at reducing or eliminating the ETJ on terms that are acceptable,” given that the oversight rules were established when the county had no zoning. Also, legislators may mandate that Asheville's water system be transferred to the Metropolitan Sewerage District; city officials say it could reduce revenue by at least $1.7 million a year. MSD and the city are currently negotiating a possible deal of their own, with particular

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eyes on the future: The biggest political news of the week came two days after the Asheville City Council meeting. At the Feb. 28 State of the City address, Mayor Terry Bellamy announced that she will not seek a third term. Instead, the Asheville native will run again for Rep. Patrick McHenry’s 10th District congressional seat in 2014. Photo by Max Cooper

interest in sharing health-care costs, said Project Manager Phil Kleisler. City Manager Gary Jackson added that state legislators are seeking broad changes to the tax code and making no promise to leave cities' revenue at current levels. “Anything that is a source of revenue enabled by the state Legislature is under review,” he said.

oTher business Council unanimously approved rules easing expansion and renovation rules for one-story buildings in downtown Asheville. In particular, the revisions allow owners to add floors to existing structures. The city's previous rules for downtown were written nearly 100 years ago, when more new multistory construction was

expected instead of renovations that would, potentially, build upward. In recent years, there have been more requests for renovations or modifications of existing structures. “We've had three new buildings in the last 10 years, but we've had a lot of renovations,” said Urban Planner Alan Glines. “This amendment aligns with goals of growth, development and the preservation of existing building stock.” Council member Cecil Bothwell said that taller buildings are less energy efficient, so he had problems with the city's code encouraging them in downtown, but he voted for the measure. There was no public comment. X David Forbes can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 137 or dforbes@mountainx.com.


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where we stand: With more than 40,000 Buncombe County residents living in poverty, the county’s poverty rate officially surpassed both state and national poverty rates in 2011, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Image courtesy of SYNEVA Economics

by CaiTlin byrd After sharing 42 slides worth of charts, data and graphs, an independent economic consultant speaking to local doctors, health advocates, politicians and board members at the Feb. 22 meeting of the Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services made a conclusion: Though the recession started five years ago, the numbers show that Buncombe County still has "a ways to go." "If you look at those charts ... and get your calculator out as sort of a basic forecast, you can say that in a year and a half we'll be back to where we were in 2007,” said Tom Tveidt, an independent economist with SYNEVA Economics, a private consultancy that specializes in providing decision makers with local and regional economic analysis. “But remember: We've added people since that time. So it's probably going to be eight or nine years to get back to where we were, to get everybody employed at the same rate we were in 2007," he continued. "Nationwide we're still 3.1 million jobs less than where we were in 2007, so we're not there yet. We haven't gotten back. That's why five years later we're still talking about it." For more about Tveidt’s report, go to mountainx. com/news or avl.mx/qp. X Caitlin Byrd can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 140, or cbyrd@mountainx.com.

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animals all aboUt hUMMingbirds • TH (3/7), 7pm - Simon Thompson will present "All

About Hummingbirds" at Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Road. Free. Info: 250-6485. asheville ChiCken Coop ClUb • 2nd SATURDAYS, 4-6pm - The Asheville Chicken Coop Club meets at Eagledove Greenhouse and Garden Center, 242 School Road East. Free. Info: www. eagledovegreenhouse.net. baCkyard ChiCkens • TH (3/7), 6-8:30pm - Ashley English will lead a presentation on keeping backyard chickens in A-B Tech's Hemlock building, Room 331. $39. Info: www. abtech.edu. CoMMUnity partnership for pets • 2nd SATURDAYS, noon-3pm Community Partnership for Pets will offer spay/neuter vouchers at Petco,118 Highlands Square Drive, Hendersonville. Info: 6935172 or cpforpetsinc@aol.com.

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rough and tumble: Caslamity Jane and the rest of the Blue Ridge RollerGirls will return to the WNC Ag Center on Saturday, March 9 for the first bout of the 2013 season. (pg. 23) Photo by Bill Rhodes

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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: www.humanealliance.org or 2522079. neonatal kitten Care seMinar • SU (3/10), 1:30-5pm - Local rescue groups will host a neonatal kitten care seminar focused on bottle feeding, basic care and nutrition. Held at Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic, 25 Heritage Drive. $10 donation. Info: www. bwar.org.

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oUtward hoUnds • WEDNESDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 10am-1pm - Brother Wolf Animal Rescue invites the public to take adoptable dogs on local hikes. Meets at BWAR, 31 Glendale Ave. Free. Info: www.bwar.org or 505-3440.

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pet loss sUpport groUp • 1st WEDNESDAYS, 6pm - A support group for anyone who has lost a pet or is anticipating the death of a pet will be held at 21 Edwin Place. Free. Info: 258-3229.

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the trUth aboUt bird feeding • TU (3/12), 9:15am-12:15pm Simon Thompson will lead class on attracting birds with bird feeders at the N.C. Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. $37. Info: www.ncarboretum.org or 665-2492.

arT aMeriCan folk art and fraMing Oui-Oui Gallery is located at 64 Biltmore Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am6pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: www.amerifolk.com or 281-2134. • Through WE (3/20) - Despite Your Double Dealing, works by self-taught Southern 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., noon-8pm. Donations accepted. Info: http://tcva.org or 262-7338.


• Through SA (3/23) - Standing Still… in the Abstract: Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings by MaryAnn Prack will be on display in Gallery A, West Wing. • Through SA (6/1) - A group exhibition of Polish artists will be on display in the Main Gallery, East Wing. • Through SA (3/30) - Behind the Scenes: TCVA Community Outreach Teachers will be on display in the Community Gallery, East Wing. • Through SA (3/16) - ARTEXPO 2013, an annual juried student exhibition, will be on display in Mayer Gallery and Gallery B, West Wing. • Through SA (8/17) - Works by Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition winners will be on display in the Mezzanine Gallery, East Wing. art at Mars hill College Weizenblatt Gallery: Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm. Info: www.mhc.edu. • Through WE (5/8) - An exhibit of playing cards will be on display in the Renfro Library. art at UnCa Art exhibits and events at the university are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www.unca.edu. • Through FR (3/29) - Whole Earth Theory: Dimensions of Life and Death, works by Jeremy Russell and Valeria WatsonDoost, will be on display in the Highsmith University Union Gallery. • Through SU (3/31) - “Texture, Pattern, Shape, Oh My!” works by the f/32 photography group, will be on display in Ramsey Library. • Through FR (3/29) - Parallel Journeys: WWII and the Holocaust will be on display in Karpen Hall. • WE (3/6), 5:30-6:45pm - An opening reception for Parallel Journeys will be held in Karpen lobby. --- 7pm - “How the Holocaust Shaped My Life,” a keynote presentation, will be held in the Highsmith Student Union. Info: dmiles@unca.edu or 232-5024. • WE (3/6), 7pm - An opening reception for In Celebration of Women will be held in the Intercultural Center. art at wCU Exhibits on display in the Fine Art Museum, unless otherwise noted. Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm & Thurs., 10am-7pm. Free, but donations welcome. Info: www. fineartmuseum.wcu.edu or 2273591. • Through FR (5/10) - Critology: Considering the Art of the Critic/Curator. art teaChers Create • Through FR (3/15) - Art Teachers Create features works by Henderson County art teachers. On display at First Citizens Bank, 539 N. Main St. Mon.-Fri.,

9am-5pm. Info: acofhc@bellsouth.net or 693-8504. artetUde 89 Patton Ave. Sun., noon-5; Mon.-Thurs., 10am-6pm; Fri. & Sat., 10am-7pm. Info: www. artetudegallery.com or 2521466. • FR (3/8) through MO (4/8) Simple Elegant, works by Jo Ridge Kelley. • FR (3/8), 5:30-8:30pm Opening reception. asheville area arts CoUnCil: the artery Community arts facility at 346 Depot St. Tues.-Sat., 11am-4pm. Info: www.ashevillearts.com or 258-0710. • FR (3/8), 11am-4pm - AAAC will host a community resource day, featuring presentations, workshops and films that bring artists and organizations together. Held at Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Square. Free. • FR (3/8) through FR (4/5) - Apotheosis, works by Tom Pazderka. • FR (3/8), 6-9pm - Opening reception. 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: www.ashevilleart. org or 253-3227. • Through SU (7/21) - The WellMade World, featuring craft objects from the permanent collection, will be on display in the Holden Community Gallery. • Through SU (6/9) The Philadelphia Story: Contemporary Figurative Work Drawn from the Academy will be on display in the North Wing. • Through SU (3/31) - Survivors and Liberators: Portraits by Wilma Bulkin Siegel will be on display in the East Wing. • Through SU (3/17) - Robert Morris: Mind/Body/Earth will be on display in the North Wing. • Through SU (4/14) - In the Camps: Photographs by Erich Hartmann will be on display in the East Wing. • WE (3/6), 3-5pm - Free admission. • Through SU (5/26) - Aaron Siskind: Abstract Expressionist Photographer will be on display in the North Wing. asheville bookworks 428 1/2 Haywood Road. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 1-5pm; Sat., 1-4pm. Info: www.ashevillebookworks.com or 255-8444. • Through FR (4/26) - After You, works by Stephen Pittelkow and Alyssa C. Salomon. • FR (3/8), 6-8pm - Opening reception will include a gallery talk with Clay Harmon, Lynette Miller and Bridget Conn.

asheville gallery of art 16 College St. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm. Info: www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com or 251-5796. • Through SA (3/30) - Inside and Out, new landscapes and interior pastels by Frances Greenberg. avenUe M • SU (3/10), 3:30-5:30pm Avenue M, 791 Merrimon Ave., will host a reception for an exhibition of works by Hillary Frye, Makasi Siriwayo, Jennifer Gordon and Lindsay Hoyes. Free. Info: www.avenuemavl. com. bella vista art gallery 14 Lodge St. Winter hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat., 11am4pm. Info: www.bellavistaart. com or 768-0246. • Through MO (4/1) - New works by Karen Margulis and Monika Steiner. blaCk MoUntain College MUseUM + arts Center The center is located at 56 Broadway and preserves the legacy of the Black Mountain College. Tues. & Wed., noon4pm; Thurs.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: www.blackmountaincollege. org or 350-8484. • Through SA (6/1) - No Ideas but in Things, works by Black Mountain College alumnus John Urbain. blUe spiral 1 38 Biltmore Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm, and Sun., noon5pm. Info: www.bluespiral1.com or 251-0202. • TH (3/7) through SA (5/25) Works by Mitchell Lonas, Olena Nebuchadnezzar and Ward H. Nichols. • TH (3/7) through SA (5/25) New works by Peter Alberice (painting), Charles W. Goolsby (painting), Bryant Holsenbeck (mixed media), Jan Lee (ceramics), Michael Poness (ceramics) and David Sengel (wood). • TH (3/7), 5-8pm - Opening reception for both exhibits. flood gallery The Phil Mechanic Building, 109 Roberts St. Tues.-Sat., 10am4pm. Info: www.floodgallery.org or 254-2166. • Through SA (3/30) - The Gun Show, works by Connie Bostic. • TU (3/12) - Lecture with Brian Butler, professor of philosophy and the humanities. folk art Center MP 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Open daily from 9am6pm. Info: www.craftguild.org or 298-7928. • Through TU (3/19) - Works by Valerie McGaughey (fiber) and Virginia McKinney (mixed media). • Through SU (4/21) - Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts exhibition.

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Located at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Biltmore Village, 11 Boston Way. Mon.-Thur., 10am7pm; Fri.-Sat., 10am-8pm; Sun., 10am-5pm. Info: www. bohemianhotelasheville.com or 505-2949. • Through TU (4/2) - Paper Chase: Celebrating 100 Years of Collage.

• Through FR (3/29) - The Whole Bloomin’ Thing spring festival will accept applications from growers, artisans and wellness professionals through March 29. Info: froglevelfestival@yahoo. com or 734-7723.

gratefUl steps Publishing house located at 159 S. Lexington Ave. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www.gratefulsteps.com or 277-0998. • Through SU (3/31) - A Sense of Place, works by Bonnie Cooper and Don McGowan.

• Through SA (3/30) - The Writers’ Workshop will accept submissions for its poetry contest through March 30. Info: www.twwoa.org.

grovewood gallery Located at 111 Grovewood Road. Jan.-March: Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 11am-5pm. Info: www.grovewood.com or 253-7651. • Through SU (4/7) - Arts and Crafts Legacy.

benefit for Jason Crosby

haywood CoUnty arts CoUnCil Unless otherwise noted, showings take place at HCAC's Gallery 86, 86 N. Main St., Waynesville. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm. Info: www.haywoodarts.org or 452-0593. • Through SA (3/9) - Fluid Expressions, works by Dominick DePaolo. MoUntain heritage Center On the ground floor of Western Carolina University's Robinson Administration Building. Mon.Fri., 8am-5pm; Thurs., 8am-7pm. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: 227-7129 or www.wcu. edu/mhc. • Through TU (5/14) - Comic Stripped: A Revealing Look at Southern Stereotypes in Cartoons. n.C. arboretUM Located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. 9am-5pm daily. Info: www.ncarboretum.org or 665-2492. • Through SU (4/7) - Seeds Up Close, works by Nancy Cook. • Through SU (5/19) - A Painter’s Journey, works by Ann Vasilik. nantahala sChool for arts • TH (3/7), 4pm Southweswtern Community College's Nantahala School for the Arts will host an open house for new students, artists and interested community members. Located in the college's Swain Center, 60 Almond School Road. Info: www.southwesterncc.edu. pUsh skate shop & gallery Located at 25 Patton Ave. Mon.-Thurs., 11am-6pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am-7pm; Sun., noon-

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• WE (3/13), 5-10pm - A prixfixe meal and silent auction will benefit the Junction's bar manager Jason Crosby, who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Held at 348 Depot Street, Suite 190. $35 does not include drinks, tax and gratuity. Reservations encouraged. Info: 225-3497.

powerful and emotive: River North Dance Chicago brings its fresh take on contemporary jazz dance to Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9. (pg. 20)

6pm. Info: www.pushtoyproject. com or 225-5509. • FR (3/8) through SA (4/27) Pointer: The Doubting Thomas, works by Larry Turner. • FR (3/8), 7-10pm - Opening reception. swannanoa valley fine arts leagUe Red House Studios and Gallery, 310 West State St., Black Mountain. Thurs.-Sat., 11am3pm. Info: svfal.info@gmail.com or www.svfal.org. • Through MO (4/29) - Limited Palette, Unlimited Possibilities, works featuring no more than three pigments. toe river arts CoUnCil The TRAC Center Gallery is at 269 Oak Ave., in Spruce Pine. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm. The Burnsville TRAC Gallery is at 102 W. Main St. Hours: Tues.Sat., 10:30am-5pm. Spruce Pine info: 765-0520. Burnsville info: 682-7215. General info: www. toeriverarts.org. • SA (3/9) through SA (4/6) - An exhibit of TRAC's teaching artists will be on display at the Burnsville TRAC Gallery. • FR (3/8), 5-7pm - Opening Reception. transylvania CoMMUnity arts CoUnCil Located at 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:30am-4:30pm. Info: www.artsofbrevard.org or 884-2787.

• FR (3/8) through WE (4/3) The Great Outdoors, in conjunction with the Banff Film Festival. • FR (3/8), 4:30-6pm - Opening reception. window • Through SU (3/31) - Window (Reproduction|Representation), photography by Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, will be on display in the window of Henco Reprographics, 54 Broadway Street. Info: www.windowcontemporary.org.

audiTions & Call To arTisTs appalaChian pastel soCiety • Through MO (3/18) - The Appalachian Pastel Society will accept entries for its On Common Ground: Pastel Paintings from the Mountains to the Sea exhibition through March 18. Info: www.appalachianpastelsociety.org. art on Main • Through SA (6/1) - Art on Main will accept applications from artists through June 1. Info: www. acofhc.org. asheville art in the park • Through SA (6/1) - Regional artists are invited to apply for Asheville Art in the Park through

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June 1. Held Saturdays in June and October in Pack Square. Info: www.AshevilleArtinthePark. com. brevard fine arts and Crafts showCase • Through SA (6/1) - The Transylvania Community Arts Council will accept applications for Brevard's fine arts and crafts showcase through June 1. Info: tcarts@comporium.net or 8842787. Call for sUbMissions • ONGOING - WNC One Source seeks casting calls for a comprehensive database of the region's collective performing arts talents. Submissions from performing artists, producers and companies welcome. This is a free website for the community. Info and submissions: www. wnconesource.com. CoMMUnity Choreography proJeCts • Through MO (4/1) - Community Choreography Projects will accept anonymous "Note-able Secret" cards through april 1 as part of its Secrets: Freeing the Hidden Story performance and exhibit. Info: www.communitychoreography.com. CoMMUnity sUpported art • ONGOING - HandMade in America will accept applications from craft artists for its Community Support Art (CSA)

program. Info: www.handmadeinamerica.org. fall harvest days show • ONGOING - The Apple Country Engine and Tractor Association will accept submissions from crafters for the Fall Harvest Days Show until slots are filled. Info: mrquailman@bellsouth.net or 891-3223. laUghing seed Cafe • ONGOING - Laughing Seed Cafe seeks artwork of all styles. Email a bio and .jpgs to manager@laughingseed.com. soMething strange is brewing: teapot exhibition • Through FR (3/15) - Desert Moon Designs Studios and Gallery invites regional artists to submit works for a teapot exhibition through March 15. Info: http://avl.mx/qb. tC arts CoUnCil Applications available at tcarts@ comporium.net or 884-2787. • Through WE (3/6) - TC Arts Council will accept applications for The Great Outdoors exhibit through March 6. tryon fine arts Center sCUlptUre exhibit • Through MO (4/1) - Tryon Fine Arts Center will accept submissions for its sculpture exhibit and sale through april 1. Info: www.tryonarts.org or 859-8322.

dreaMs and ChoColate trois • SU (3/10), 2-4pm - Dreams and Chocolate Trois, to benefit odyssey Community school's enchanted garden, will feature a silent auction and chocolate. Held at French Broad Chocolate Lounge, 10 S. Lexington Ave. Free to attend. Info: www.odysseycommunity.org. baby Clothing swap • SA (3/9), noon-3pm - Mission Women's Health will host a baby clothing swap to benefit ywCa’s Motherlove program at the hospital's Breastfeeding Center and Boutique, 2 Medical Park Drive, Suite 201. Clothing drop 10-11:30am. Free to attend. Info: www.womens. mission-health.org/news. the vagina MonologUes • SA (3/9), 7pm - A performance of The Vagina Monologues, to benefit safe, inc. of transylvania County, will be held in Brevard College's Porter Center. Ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. $15/$5 students. Info: www.etix. com or 885-7233. wCU whee teaCh • TU (3/12), 5-7pm - A lasagna dinner, to benefit wCU's student trip to finland, will be held at Cullowhee United Methodist Church, 416 Central Drive. $5/children 5 and under free. Info: rqscales@wcu.edu or 227-2061.


Classes, meeTings & evenTs new to asheville? (pd.) A great opportunity for women new to the area to make lasting friends, explore the surroundings and enrich their lives. Contact us! ashevillenewcomersclub.com wnC hoMe, lawn & garden show (pd.) At the U.S. Cellular Center March 15-17, 2013, featuring antique appraiser, John Andretti, DIY Classes, and products and services for the home and garden. www.wnchomegardenshow. com 150th anniversary of the Civil war • ONGOING, 10am-5pm Henderson County Heritage Museum will observe the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with never-before-seen artifacts including military weaponry and uniforms at 1 Historic Courthouse Square, Hendersonville. Free. Info: 6941619. appalaChian pastel soCiety • SA (3/9), 10am-noon - A meeting of the Appalachian Pastel Society will include a presentation on using pastels to create whimsical characters. Held at the Black Mountain Library, 105 N. Dougherty St. Info: www. appalachianpastelsociety.org or (610) 389-0058. asheville Chess ClUb • WEDNESDAYS, 6:30-10:30pm The Asheville Chess Club meets at North Asheville Community Center, 37 E. Larchmont Drive. Children's club meets from 5:156:30pm. $5 per session. Info: www.wncchess.org or 299-3715. asheville radiCal Mental health ColleCtive • TUESDAYS, 4:30pm - This "radical mental health community for those who experience self/world in ways that are often diagnosed as psychiatric disorders" meets for social time and discussion at the Vendor's Lounge in The Downtown Market, 45 S. French Broad Ave. Info: radmadasheville@theicarusproject.net. asheville sCrabble ClUb • SUNDAYS, 2-6pm - The Asheville Scrabble Club meets at Atlanta Bread Company North, 633 Merrimon Ave. Info: www. ashevillescrabble.com. asheville welCoMes transplants • 2nd SATURDAYS - Asheville Welcomes Transplants (formerly Asheville Ex-New Yorkers), will host a meeting at Mosaic Cafe and Coffee House, 1 Town Square Blvd. Donations accept-

ed. Registration required: www. meetup.com/AVLWelcomes.

Haywood St. Info: www.helioswarriors.org or 299-0776.

astronoMy ClUb of asheville • 1st THURSDAYS, 7-9pm - The Astronomy Club of Asheville meets in UNCA's Reuter Center. See website for stargazing events. $20 per year. Info: www. astroasheville.org.

ideas that Move yoUth • SA (3/9), 9am-1pm - Selected applicants from the Ideas that Move Youth Challenge will present their ideas to solve problematic issues within the community, including education, healthy food access, waste management and water/energy conservation, during a community celebration at A-B Tech's Ferguson Auditorium. Free to attend. Info: ashley@myceliumschool.org or http://avl.mx/qj.

blUe ridge toastMasters • MONDAYS, 12:15-1:25pm - Blue Ridge Toastmasters meets at Asheville Chamber of Commerce/Lenoir Rhyne University, 36 Montford Ave., Room 317. Info: www.blueridgetoastmasters.com/speechcraft. bUilding bridges • MONDAYS through (3/25), 7-9pm - Building Bridges seminar will focus on the "dynamics of racism and an exploration of how race has impacted our relationships, communities and institutions." Held at MAHEC, 121 Hendersonville Road. $30. Info and registration: www. buildingbridges-ashevillenc.org or 777-4585. Creative seCtor sUMMit • Through FR (3/8) - The Creative Sector Summit "focuses on the importance of the relationship between arts and economic development by bringing into focus opportunities to create jobs in the arts." Held at Asheville Community Theatre, Asheville Art Museum and Handmade in America. $40. Info and schedule: www.ashevillearts.com. eMbroiderers' gUild of aMeriCa • TH (3/7), 9:30am-noon - The monthly meeting of the WNC chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America will focus on needle art. Held at Cummings United Methodist Church, 3 Banner Farm Road, Horse Shoe. Info and cost: 654-9788. fiber evenings • TUESDAYS, 4pm - Echoview Fiber Mill, 76 Jupiter Road, Weaverville, invites the public to bring knitting, spinning, weaving or other fiber projects for an evening of socializing and creativity. Free. Info: www.echoviewfarm.com. gender researCh ConferenCe • WE (3/6), 9am - WCU will host a gender research conference on the theme of women and ethnicity. Held in the university's A.K. Hinds University Center. Free/$10 lunch. Info: mchamber@wcu.edu or 227-3839. helios warriors open hoUse • WE (3/6), 4-7pm - Helios Warriors, a holistic therapy program for veterans, will host a community open house at 251D

learn yoUr dslr • TUESDAYS, 6:30pm - The Asheville Darkroom will host a two-session DSLR workshop with instructor Bridget Conn at 109 Roberts St., Suite 2A. The course will focus on basics like shutter speed, white balance and more. $30. Info and registration: www. TheAshevilleDarkroom.org. Mah Jong • WEDNESDAYS, 1pm - Mah Jong will be played at Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Road. Info: 743-0215. national QUilting day • SA (3/9), 10am-4pm - National Quilting Day will feature demonstrations and showcases at Blue Ridge Mall, 1800 Four Seasons Blvd., Hendersonville. Free. Info: www.WesternNCQuilters.org. pisgah astronoMiCal researCh institUte Located at 1 PARI Drive, Rosman. Info: 862-5554 or www. pari.edu. • FR (3/8), 7pm - A program on Comet PanSTARRS will focus on the newly-discovered comet. The evening will include a campus tour and celestial observations. $20/$15 seniors and military/$10 children under 14. Registration required. veterans for peaCe Info: vfpchapter099wnc. blogspot.com. • TH (3/7), 6:30pm - Veterans for Peace will meet at Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St. western Carolina aMateUr radio soCiety • 1st THURSDAYS, 7pm - The Western Carolina Amateur Radio Society meets monthly at the West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Road. $20 for yearlong membership; meetings free to attend. Info: www.wcars.org, 254-0513 or wd4cnz@charter. net.

Comedy CoMedy open MiC • FRIDAYS, 8pm - Hosted by Bar of Soap, 333 Merrimon Ave. Info: 255-7710 or www.facebook.com/comedybarofsoap.

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dance with the stars what: Dancing with Our Stars, to benefit Brevard Little Theatre. where: Brevard Little Theatre, 55 E. Jordan St., Brevard. when: Saturday, March 9, 7 p.m. $10; $1 per vote. Info: brevardlittletheatre.com or 884-2587. why: Brevard's biggest local celebrities are strapping on their dancing shoes and practicing their moves. Seven couples, consisting of one local personality and one professional dancer, will take to the stage for Dancing with Our Stars, a local take on the popular television show to benefit Brevard Little Theatre. Celebrity couples will wow the crowd with their ballroom dance skills before the audience picks the winner at $1 per vote. Local notables include Brevard mayor Jimmy Harris, Brevard Little Theatre president Mark Henry and Transylvania Regional Hospital chief operating officer Becky Carter. Do you think you have what it takes to dance with the best? An open dance will round out the evening and everyone is invited to show off their skills to benefit the theater.

disClaiMer stand-Up loUnge • WEDNESDAYS, 9pm Disclaimer Stand-Up Lounge will be held at the Dirty South Lounge, 41 N. Lexington Ave. Free. Info: www. DisclaimerComedy.com. sliCe of life CoMedy • TH (3/14), 8pm - Stand-up comedy and booked open mic will include free snacks, drink specials and a raffle for charity. Held at Pulp, below the Orange Peel, 103 Hilliard Ave. $5. Info and booking: sliceoflifecomedy@ gmail.com.

danCe 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 elevate sChool of life and art • Through FR (3/29) - Elevate School of Life and Art offers dance classes at 34 S. Lexington Ave. Dance apprenticeships for teens and adults available. $6 per class. 45 percent of proceeds go toward building a new community center. Info: www. elevatelifeandart.com or 3188895. perforManCes at diana worthaM theatre Located at 2 South Pack Square. Info: www.dwtheatre.com or 257-4530.

• FR (3/8) & SA (3/9), 8pm River North Dance Chicago (contemporary jazz dance). $40/$35 students/$15 children. Info: 2574530 or www.dwtheatre.com.

eCo adopt-a-streaM workshop • SA (3/9), 10am-2pm - ECO will host an adopt-a-stream workshop for volunteers interested in joining the program. Held at 121 Third Ave. W., Hendersonville. Bring water, a snack and appropriate clothing. Donations accepted. Registration required: www.eco-wnc.org or 692-0385. green bUsiness award • Through MO (3/18) - ECO will accept submissions for its Green Business Award through March 18 . Info: www,eco-wnc.org or 692-0385. national invasive speCies awareness week • SA (3/9), 10am - The Nature Conservancy will host a restoration effort to remove invasive plants along the Rocky Broad River in Bat Cave Preserve as part of National Invasive Species Awareness Week. Info and location: mtns_volunteers@tnc.org or 350-1431 ext. 105. sierra ClUb Meeting • WE (3/6), 7pm - Charlie Coggeshell of Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and First Light Solar will lead a presentation on clean energy during a meeting of the Sierra Club at Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Edwin Place. Free. Info: www.wenoca. org.

fesTivals asheville tattoo fest • TH (3/14) through SU (3/17) - The Asheville Tattoo Fest will feature 80 tattoo artists and appearances by Tattoo Nightmares, Moonshiners and Ink Master. Held at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel, 31 Woodfin St. $20. Info and schedule: www.ashevilletattoofest.net.

film seCond tUesday Movie groUp • TU (3/11), 2pm - The Second Tuesday Movie Group will host a screening of Argo in the Waynesville Library auditorium. Popcorn served. Discussion of the film to follow. Free. Info: kolsen@haywoodnc.net.

food & beer taste of hendersonville reCipe Contest • Through SA (3/9) - Taste of Hendersonville Recipe Contest will accept submissions through March 9. Held in conjunction with the release of Miss Julia Stirs up Trouble at the Fountainhead Bookstore. Registration required. Info: www.fountainheadbookstore. com. wine tasting: artisan goUrMet Market • THURSDAYS, 5-7pm - The Artisan Gourmet Market, 2 E. Market St., Black Mountain, will

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host wine tastings and appetizers. Free. Info: www.artisangourmetmarket.com or 357-5500. wine tasting: Merry wine Market • WEDNESDAYS, 5-7pm - The Merry Wine Market, 108 W. State St., Black Mountain, will offer wine tastings. Free. Info: www.themerrywinemarket.com or 669-9050.

governmenT & poliTiCs bUnCoMbe green party Meeting • 1st MONDAYS, 6pm Meetings held in The Fortune Building, 727 Haywood Road. Free. Info: www.buncombegreens.org.

kids arbUCkle sCholarship • Through MO (4/1) - The Community Foundation of Henderson County will accept applications for the Arbuckle Scholarship through april 1. Info: Lhenderson-hill@ CFHCforever.org or 697-6224. asU tUrChin Center workshops Info and registration: www.tcva. org/workshops. • WEDNESDAYS, 2:30-4:30pm - Room 13 after-school arts program invites kids to choose drawing and construction projects. Free. • FRIDAYS, 3-4:30pm - Blazing Easels kids' workshop will be

held in Turchin Center Room 3200. Free. • TUESDAYS, 3-4:30pm - A drawing club for kids will be offered in Turchin Center Room 3200. Ages 6-12. Free. Carolina day sChool 1345 Hendersonville Road. Info and registration: alawing@carolinaday.org or 274-0757.  • WE (3/6), 9:15am - An upper school open house will be held in the upper school auditorium. • TH (3/7), 9am - A lower school open house will meet in the Nash Lobby. • TU (3/12), 8:30-10am Prospective families are invited to meet teachers at "Inside the Classroom." • TH (3/14), 9am - A middle school open house will meet in the Nash Lobby. CoMMUnity lUnCh and MaMa tiMe • MONDAYS, 10am - The Tree House, 1020 Merrimon Ave., Suite 103, hosts a community lunch and "mama time." By donation. Info: www.ashevilletreehouse.com or 505-2589. wnC natUre Center 75 Gashes Creek Road. 10am5pm daily. $8/$6 Asheville city residents/$4 kids. Info: 298-5600 or www.wildwnc.org. • WE (3/13), 10am - "Critter Time for Tikes and Tots," a creative way to learn about animals, designed primarily for 3-5 year olds and parents. Activities are geared toward the basic understanding of animal life, forest ecology and conservation. $12 for child and parent.

eog sUrvival night • MO (3/11), 6:30pm - Children grades 3-8 are invited to learn tips and strategies "to stay calm despite the frenzy that standardized tests can cause" at Brookstone Lodge, 4 Roberts Road. Refreshments served. $10 registration includes a "survival kit." Registration required by March 8 : rcgscholars@gmail. com. first robot ClUbs • THURSDAYS, 7pm - Ashe-Bots is a FIRST Robotics Team and nonprofit STEM-based program for high school students ages 14-18. Group meets weekly at A-B Tech's Dogwood Building. Engineering and tech professionals are invited to mentor participants. Info: brookside891@att. net or http://avl.mx/ml. • 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS, 3-5pm - Buncombe County 4-H sponsors NXT FLL robot classes for serious beginners and experienced youth, ages 10-14, at 94 Coxe Ave. 4-H affiliation not required. Parental participation encouraged. Info: bearberry@ charter.net or 258-2038. hands on! This children's museum is located at 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm. Programs require $5 admission fee/free for members, unless otherwise noted. Info: www.handsonwnc.org or 6978333. • Through FR (3/8) - Children are invited to make bookmarks in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday. • TH (3/7), 11am - The Healthy Kids Club will focus on dental hygiene. --- 4-5pm - A breastfeeding class will be presented


by the Henderson County Department of Public Health. Free. Registration suggested. • FR (3/8), 10am-noon - Children are invited to make kites. • TH (3/14) - Children are invited to learn about words and reading with "their favorite storybook dog, Martha." Activities throughout the day; readings at 10:30am & 2:30pm. JUnior roller derby • WEDNESDAYS, 4:45pm - Mad Divas Junior Roller Derby, for girls 12-17, holds open registration throughout the year and meets weekly for practice at Tarwheels Skateway, 2134 Highway 70, Swannanoa. No skating experience necessary. $37 per month. Info: www.maddivas.com. kindergarten readiness rally • TH (3/7), 4-7pm - A kindergarten readiness rally will feature Mad Scientists on Wheels at Blue Ridge Mall, 1800 Four Seasons Blvd., Hendersonville. Free. Info: www.handsonwnc.org or 697-8333. MUsiC workshop • SATURDAYS, 11am-noon Sonia Brooks hosts a music workshop for kids at Grateful Steps Bookstore, 159 S. Lexington Ave. Free; donations accepted. Info: www.gratefulsteps.com or 277-0998. organiC growers sChool kids' prograM • SA (3/9) & SU (3/10), 9am5:30pm - Organic Growers School will host a children's program focused on agriculture and the environment. Hands-on activities will involve plants, animals, insects and food. Held at UNCA; register at the Highsmith Union. $30. Info: www.organicgrowersschool.org. play and learn literaCy prograM • MONDAYS through FRIDAYS, 9am - Play and Learn, an eightweek pre-literacy program for 3-5-year-olds, will be held at various locations in Buncombe County. Sponsored by Smart Start. Free. Info and registration: marna.holland@asheville.k12. nc.us or 350-2904.

River Watershed through March 20. Info: www.riverlink.org/ earthdaycontest.asp. teaM eCCo Center for oCean awareness 511 Main St., Hendersonville. $3 admission fee, unless otherwise noted. www.teamecco.org or 692-8386. • WEDNESDAYS through (3/27), 3:30-5pm - Sea School for ages 6-11. $5. • SA (3/9), 2pm - Tank Talk will feature the aquarium's sea animals. All ages. the tree hoUse presChool open hoUse • TH (3/14), 3-5pm - The Tree House, 1020 Merrimon Ave., Suite 103, will host a preschool open house for summer and fall programs. Free. Info: www.ashevilletreehouse.com or 505-2589. vaUdeville MagiC • FR (3/8), 5:30pm - A familyfriendly magic show starring local, professional magicians. Hosted by Toy Boat Community Art Space, 101 Fairview Road. $7/$5 children 12 and under. Refreshments available. Proceeds benefit the WNC Magic Club and Swannanoa Valley Montessori School. Info: www.toyboatcommunityartspace.com. yoUth bridge • SATURDAYS, 10:30am - The Asheville Bridge Room hosts youth bridge for 6-8th graders at storefront C1 in the River Ridge Shopping Center, 800 Fairview Road. Free. Info: 6589398 or lindan49@charter.net.

musiC song o' sky show ChorUs (pd.) TUESDAYS, 6:45pm - Rehearsal at Covenant Community UMC 11 Rocket Dr. Asheville, NC 28803. Guests welcome. Contact: www.songosky.org Toll Free # 1-866-8249547.

pop warner football and Cheer registration • ONGOING - Registration for the 2013 Pop Warner football and cheer season will be available online through June. Scholarships available to those in need. Games held Saturdays. Info and registration: www.popwarnerymca.org.

afriCan drUMMing Classes • TUESDAYS, 7pm - 33rd generation djembe player Adama Dembele, from Ivory Coast, West Africa, teaches African drumming to all skill levels at Studio Zahiya, 90 1/2 N. Lexington Ave. Ages 9 and above. Bring a drum. $12. Info: 537-0892. • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm Dembele teaches additional drum classes at Asheville Music School, 126 College St. Info: 252-6244.

riverlink's voiCes of the river • Through WE (3/20) - RiverLink will accept submissions for its Voices of the River Art and Poetry Contest from children grades K-12 in the French Broad

aMiCiMUsiC • FR (3/8), 7pm - Jazzical will "explore the convergence of classical and jazz music," featuring Grammy award-winning bassist Eliot Wadopian and others. Held at a private home

in Hendersonville. $35 includes food and drink. Registration required. Info: www.amicimusic. org, daniel@amicimusic.org or 505-2903. • SA (3/9), 7:30pm - An additional concert will be held at White Horse Black Mountain, 105C Montreat Road. $15/$5 students. Info: www.whitehorseblackmountain.com. • SU (3/10), 3pm - A final concert will be held at First Baptist Church of Weaverville, 63 N. Main St. $20/children free. Info: www.amicimusic.org. andy harnsberger • WE (3/6), 7:30pm - Andy Harnsberger (marimba) will perform in WCU's Coulter Building. Free. Info: 227-7242. appalaChian JaM Class • THURSDAYS, 6pm - An Appalachian jamming class will focus on playing traditional music as a group. All instruments welcome. Held at First Presbyterian Church of Weaverville, 30 Alabama Ave. $10. Info: michael.ismerio@ gmail.com or (503) 808-0362. blUe ridge orChestra Info: www.blueridgeorchestra. org. • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm - Open rehearsals for the Blue Ridge Orchestra will be held most Wednesdays in the Manheimer Room of UNCA's Reuter Center. Free. Call for confirmation. Info: www.blueridgeorchestra.org or 251-6140. Carolina ConCert Choir • FR (3/8), 7:30pm & SA (3/9), 3pm - The Carolina Concert Choir will perform a concert of sacred music at St. James Episcopal Church, 766 N. Main St., Hendersonville. $20/$5 students. Info: www.carolinaconcertchoir.org.

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CoUrtyard gallery open MiC • MONDAYS, 8-11pm - Jarrett Leone hosts an open mic at the Courtyard Gallery in the Phil Mechanic Building, 109 Roberts St. Musicians, storytellers, poets, filmmakers and other artists welcome. Free. Info: 707-1859. dJeMbe lessons • MONDAYS, 7:30pm - Larry McDowell will offer djembe, dunn and hand drum lessons at the French Broad Grocery Co-op, 90 Biltmore Ave. Free; donations accepted. fiddlers of Madison CoUnty • SA (3/9), 4 & 8pm - The Fiddlers of Madison County (bluegrass) will perform at the Madison County Arts Center, 90 S. Main St., Marshall. $25/$20 in advance. Info: www.madisoncountyarts.com.

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grind Cafe 136 West Union St., Morganton. Info: www.facebook.com/grindcafe or 430-4343. • TH (3/14), 7:30pm - Joe Craven (fiddle, mandolin). $20. Info: americanastage@yahoo. com or 368-0381.

tCU Christian ChUrCh Choir • SU (3/10), 6pm - The Texas Christian University Church Choir will perform classical and spiritual pieces at First Christian Church, 470 Enka Lake Road, Candler. Free. Info: www.ashevillefcc.org or 665-9499.

Jasper string QUartet • FR (3/8), 8pm - The Asheville Chamber Music Series presents Jasper String Quartet, ensemble-in-residence at the Oberlin Conservatory. Held at Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place. $35/students free. Info: www.ashevillechambermusic.org or 575-7427.

UnCle elvis and the flea bitten dawgs • FR (3/8), 7pm Uncle Elvis and the Flea Bitten Dawgs (percussion and ukulele) will perform at The Classic Wineseller, 20 Church St., Waynesville. $10 food or drink purchase requested. Info: www.classicwineseller. com.

JiM taylor • FR (3/8), 5:30-7pm - Jim Taylor and friends will present acoustic songs and stories at Montford Books’ end-of-the-week soiree. 31 Montford Ave. Free. Info: www.montfordbooks.com or 285-8805. kUMar das and inflaMe • TU (3/12), 7:30pm - Kumar Das and Inflame (Indian, flamenco) will perform in WCU's Bardo Performing Arts Center. $5/students free. Info: bardoartscenter.wcu.edu. old-tiMe and blUegrass JaM • TH (3/7), 7pm - WCU's Mountain Heritage Center, located on the ground floor of the university's H.F. Robinson Administration Building, will host a bluegrass concert and jam featuring the Locust Honey String Band. Free. Info: 2277129. pan harMonia Info: www.pan-harmonia.org. • TH (3/7), 7:30pm - "Rare Modern Treats" will feature Kate Steinbeck (flute), Fred Lemmons (clarinet) and Rosalind Buda (bassoon) performing 20th century works by Charles Koechlin, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Francis Poulenc and others. Held in Mars Hill College's Broyhill Chapel. Free. • SU (3/10), 5pm - Kate Steinbeck will perform Cesar Franck’s Sonata in A Major on the wooden flute. Held at The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St. $15/$12 in advance/$5 students. perforManCes at diana worthaM theatre Located at 2 South Pack Square. Info: www.dwtheatre.com or 257-4530. • TU (3/5) & WE (3/6), 8pm Leahy (folk, jazz, roots). $38/$33 students/$18 children. siMple folk • SA (3/9), 6:30pm - Simple Folk (rock, Americana) will perform at Congregation Beth Ha Tephila, 43 N. Liberty St. $30 includes dinner. Info: 253-4911.

the beauty within and connects you to your heart. • Free 7pm, Tuesdays, 5 Covington St. 2960017 or 367-6954 http://www. heartsanctuary.org astro-CoUnseling (pd.) Licensed counselor and accredited professional astrologer uses your chart when counseling for additional insight into yourself, your relationships and life directions. Readings also available. Christy Gunther, MA, LPC. (828) 258-3229. hUMan design workshop (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. heartsanctuary.org

wCU winter Choral ConCert • TH (3/7), 7:30pm - WCU will present a winter choral concert in the university's Bardo Performing Arts Center. Free. Info: 227-7242.

a CoUrse in MiraCles • 2nd & 4th MONDAYS, 6:308pm - A Course in Miracles, a "truly loving, open study group," meets at at Groce United Methodist Church, 954 Tunnel Road. Info: 712-5472.

ouTdoors events at rei Located at 31 Schenck Parkway. Info: 687-0918 or www.rei.com/ asheville. • TH (3/7), 7pm - A bike maintenance class will teach participants how to lube a chain, fix a flat and make minor adjustments. No need to bring bikes. Free; registration required. • TU (3/12), 6-8pm - A class on bike maintenance will focus on how to fine tune a derailleur. Please do not bring bikes. $40/$20 members. Registration required. • TH (3/14), 7pm - A presentation on the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal will focus on "the most popular trek in Asia." Free. lake JaMes state park 6883 N.C. Highway 126, Nebo. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Info: 584-7728. • SU (3/10), 9am - A 2-mile hike on Paddy's Creek Trail will depart from the Paddy's Creek Area office.

publiC leCTures world affairs CoUnCil of wnC • WE (3/6), 10am-noon "The Eurozone: Crisis and Imperfections," with Linda Cornett, professor of political science at UNCA, in BRCC's Thomas Auditorium. $10. Info: ww.brcll.com. --- 3-4:30pm - An additional program will be held in Brevard College's Myers Dining Hall. Registration required. Info: 884-8251. • TU (3/12), 7:30pm - "Iran, Israel and the Bomb," with Paul Magnarella, director the peace and justice studies program at WWC, in UNCA's Reuter Center,

aMMaChi satsang • 2nd SUNDAYS, 4pm - Group meets monthly for worship and satsang at 335 Dula Springs Road, Weaverville. Vegetarian potluck follows service. Info: http://avl.mx/ow or 251-0270.

locust honey jam: Join the Locust Honey String Band for some old-time, honky-tonk and country music at WCU’s bluegrass jam in the Mountain Heritage Center on Thursday, March 7. (pg. 22)

Manheimer Room. $8/students free. • WE (3/13), 10am - An additional presentation will be held at BRCC's Thomas Auditorium. $10. Info: ww.brcll.com. --3-4:30pm - A final program will be held in Brevard College's Myers Dining Hall. Registration required. Info: 884-8251. pUbliC leCtUres & events at UnCa Events are free unless otherwise noted. • FR (3/8), 11:25am - "The Second Scientific Revolution and the 19th Century," with George Heard, associate professor of chemistry. Held in Lipinsky Auditorium. Info: humanities. unca.edu or 251-6808.

seniors MediCare ChoiCes Made easy • TU (3/12), 3-5pm - "Medicare Choices Made Easy" will be offered by the N.C. Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program at Leicester Library, 1561 Alexander Road. Free. Info: www.coabc.org or 277-8288.

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• TH (3/14), 3-5pm - An additional program will be held at Black Mountain Library, 105 N. Dougherty St.

spiriTualiTy asheville insight Meditation (pd.) Practice/learn mindfulness meditation and ramp up your spiritual practice in a supportive group environment. We practice Insight Meditation, also known as: Vipassana, or Mindfulness Meditation, which cultivates a happier, more peaceful, and focused mind. Our caring community environment provides added support and joy to one's spiritual awakening processes. Open to adults. By donation. Wednesdays, 7pm-8:30pm. Sundays, 10am-11:30pm. Meditation, Dhamma talk, and discussion. 29 Ravenscroft Dr., Suite 200, Asheville, NC. Info/ directions: (828) 808-4444, www.ashevillemeditation.com open heart Meditation (pd.) Experience easy, wonderful practices that opens your life to

CirCle of solitaries • 2nd SUNDAYS, 1pm - A discussion group for individuals interested in chaos magic, Paganism, post-modern occultism and related topics. Meets downtown monthly. Info and location: 7779368 or COS_828@yahoo.com. CoMMUnity hU song • SU (3/10), 11-11:30am - "In our fast-paced world, are you looking to find more inner peace? Chanting this once-secret name for God, HU, has helped people throughout time find inner peace and divine love." Held at Eckankar Center of Asheville, 797 Haywood Road, lower level. Free. Info: www.eckankar-nc. org or 254-6775. first Congregational ChUrCh in hendersonville Fifth Avenue West at White Pine Street, Hendersonville. Info: 692-8630 or www.fcchendersonville.org. • SU (3/10), 9:15am - Adult forum: “The Thought and Writings of Ken Wilbur.” great tree Zen teMple • TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & SUNDAYS - Great Tree Zen Temple, a residential facility for women in the Soto Zen tradition, provides programs and practice for everyone, including families and children. See website for full schedule, including monthly retreats and more. Located at 679 Lower Flat Creek, Alexander. Info: www.

greattreetemple.org or 6452085. kirtan with sangita devi • TUESDAYS, 7:30pm - "Kirtan is bhakti yoga, the path of devotion, the path of the heart. It is a tradition and spiritual practice which brings us to a deep place of tranquility through chanting the divine names." Hosted by Nourish and Flourish, 347 Depot St. $10-$15 suggested donation. Info: toriabfree@gmail.com or nourishflourishnow.com. Meditations that heal • SUNDAYS, 7pm - Buddhist teacher Sharon Lovich will share meditations for mental and physical healing at Rainbow Mountain Children's School's Orchard House, 50 State St. No experience necessary. Drop-ins welcome. $8/$5 students and seniors. Info: meditationinasheville@gmail.com. Modern-day Meditation • MONDAYS, 8pm - "Experience a powerful meditation practice for this age that will help open your heart, deepen your connection, calm your being and clear your mind." All levels welcome; 18 and over. Held at 24 Arlington St. $10. Info: neals@ miracle.org. new seeds priory • WEEKLY - New Seeds Priory, a Christian-Buddhist practice community, offers a variety of weekly and monthly services in Black Mountain. See website for schedule and location. Info: www.newseedspriory.weebly. com. seniorsalt hyMn sing • TU (3/12), 9am-3pm SeniorSalt Hymn Sings are an opportunity for seniors to gather for a morning of worship and fellowship. Led by Ron Whittemore and David Gaines. A buffet-style meal will follow. Hosted by The Cove at the Billy Graham Training Center, 1 Porter's Cove Road. $25. Info and registration: http://avl.mx/ql or 298-2092. thUrsday nite in Class • THURSDAYS, 6pm - This circle of spiritual friends gathers weekly for meditation, drumming, sweat lodge, vision quest and a celebration of creation. Free. Info and location: stevenmitch@charter.net. wnC pagan and MagiCkal fellowship • 1st WEDNESDAYS, 6:308:30pm - WNC Pagan and Magickal Fellowship hosts Pagan's Night Out at The Bier Garden, 46 Haywood St. Restaurant prices apply. Info: www.meetup. com/ashevillepagans.


spoken & wriTTen word blaCk MoUntain College MUseUM + arts Center The center is located at 56 Broadway and preserves the legacy of the Black Mountain College. Tues. & Wed., noon4pm; Thurs.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: www.blackmountaincollege.org or 350-8484. • TH (3/14), 7:30pm - A poetry reading will feature Kathryn Stripling Byer, Kathryn Kirkpatrick and Katherine Soniat. $7/$5 members. bUnCoMbe CoUnty pUbliC libraries library abbreviations - All programs are free unless otherwise noted. Each Library event is marked by the following location abbreviations: n ea = East Asheville Library (902 Tunnel Road, 250-4738) n fv = Fairview Library (1 Taylor Road, 250-6484) n le = Leicester Library (1561 Alexander Road, 250-6480) n pM = Pack Memorial Library (67 Haywood Street, 250-4700) n sa = South Asheville/Oakley Library (749 Fairview Road, 2504754) n sw = Swannanoa Library (101 West Charleston Street, 250-6486) n wa = West Asheville Library (942 Haywood Road, 250-4750). n Library storyline: 250-KIDS. • WE (3/6), 11am - Toddler time. fv --- 3:30pm - Reading corner: Let's go fly a kite. pM --- 5-7pm - Swannanoa Library Knitters. sw • Through SA (4/13) - An exhibit of storybook character dolls will highlight local authors. pM • ONGOING - Used book sale. sa • TH (3/7), 7pm - Bill Whipple will present "horticultural genius" Luther Burbank in character. wa --- 6:30pm - Book club: Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers. ea • TUESDAYS through (4/9), 6-8pm - Sarah Judson, UNCA professor of history, will present a film screening and discussion on presidents who shaped the 20th century. pM • TUESDAYS, 11am - Mother Goose Time. Ages 4-18 months. fv • TU (3/12), 1pm - Book club: Cataloochee by Wayne Caldwell. le --- 7pm "Appalachian Women's Literacy Narrative," with Erica Abrams Locklear, UNCA assistant professor of literature and language. le • TH (3/14), 1pm - Book club: Freeman by Leonard Pitts. fv Carl sandbUrg writer in residenCe • FR (3/8), 6:30pm - The 2013 Writer-in-Residence, Katherine Hester, will read selelcted

works at the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, 204 Kanuga Road, immediately followed by a reception. Free. Info: http://avl.mx/qh. freelanCe friday • FR (3/8), 4:30pm - Group meets at the Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Page Ave., to discuss issues related to working as a freelancer, primarily in the fields of writing, editing and publishing, however, all trades are welcome. Info: ronald1515@ ymail.com or 658-9694. inforMal poet/ songwriter groUp • 1st WEDNESDAYS, 6pm Facilitated by poet/songwriter Patrick Frank. Meets at Panera Bread, 1843 Hendersonville Road. Free. RSVP requested. Info: 505-1914 or patrickgfrank@gmail.com. Malaprop's bookstore and Cafe 55 Haywood St. Info: www. malaprops.com or 254-6734. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. • WE (3/6), 7pm - Book club: Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka. • TH (3/7), 7pm - Dana Sachs will present her book The Secret of the Nightingale Palace. • FR (3/8), 7pm - Terry Tempest Williams will present her books including Leap, An Unspoken Hunger, Refuge and Finding Beauty in a Broken World. $18 includes a paperback copy of When Women Were Birds. • SA (3/9), 1pm - Mohsin Hamid will present his book How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. $10 includes a $5 coupon towards the book. --- 7pm Denise Kiernan will present her book The Girls of Atomic City. • SU (3/10), 3pm - Dershie McDevitt will present her book Just Holler Bloody Murder. • MO (3/11), 7pm - Vladimir Alexandrov will present his book The Black Russian. --- 7pm - Mystery book club: Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer by Wesley Stace. • TU (3/12), 7pm - Nancy Kehr will present a program on soul listening. • WE (3/13), 7pm - Taiye Selasi will present her novel Ghana Must Go. • TH (3/14), 7pm - Deborah Hicks will present her book The Road Out: A Teacher's Odyssey in Poor America. poetry and songwriting open MiC • TH (3/14), 7:30pm - The Anam Cara Collective, 203 Haywood Road, will host a poetry and songwriting open mic. Original work only. Event includes an optional erotic haiku writing contest. 50/50 raffle for each dollar donated at the door. Beer and wine available for cash

donation. 18 and over. Free to attend. Info: www.anamcaratheatre.com. tales and ales • FR (3/8), 7pm - Tales and Ales, a storytelling open mic, will be held at Anam Cara Collective, 203 Haywood Road, featuring music by The Wootones. Free. Beer by donation. Info: www. anamcaratheatre.com. wnC Mystery writers • TH (3/7), 6pm - The WNC Mysterians Critique Group will meet at Atlanta Bread Company, 633A Merrimon Ave. For serious mystery/suspense/ thriller writers. Now recruiting for a weekly group. Info: www. wncmysterians.org or 712-5570. yoUth poetry slaM • FR (3/8), 7pm - "I Am a Feminist, Are You?" youth poetry slam invites performers ages 13-21 to perform selections about feminism at the New York Studio for Stage and Screen, 2002 Riverside Drive, Studio 42-O. Proceeds benefit a trip to "the world's largest poetry slam" in Chicago. $10/$5 students. Info: www.nys3.com.

sporTs “Master the art of rUnning” workshops (pd.) April 25 6-9 pm and April 27 9:30am-1pm. Internationally renowned coach Malcolm Balk (Pose Method, Level 4 Athletics Coach, Alexander Technique). All levels. Video analysis. Earlybird specials! FormFitnessFunction.com 828225-3786. adUlt kiCkball leagUe • Through FR (3/15) Registration for Buncombe County Parks, Greenways and Recreation's adult kickball league will be accepted through March 15. Info: jay.nelson@buncombecounty.org or 250-4269. asheville pedal pUnks • WEDNESDAYS, 10am Asheville Pedal Punks will host a fitness ride for beginners; Departs from Tod's Tasties, 102 Montford Ave. Free. Info: http://avl.mx/p2. blUe ridge rollergirls Asheville's all-female, flat-track roller derby league. Info: www. blueridgerollergirls.com. • SA (3/9), 5pm - Blue Ridge Rollergirls All Stars vs. Jacksonville RollerGirls. --7pm - Blue Ridge Rollergirls French Broads vs. River City Rat Pack. Held at N.C. Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher. $15/$13 in advance/children age 10 and under free. Info: www.blueridgerollergirls.com.

soUthern ConferenCe downtown dribble • SA (3/9), 9:45am - The Southern Conference Downtown Dribble invites the public to dribble basketballs from the Vance Monument to the U.S. Cellular Center. Meets at Vance Monument, Biltmore Ave. Free. Info: www.ashevilledowntown. org. valley of the lilies half Marathon and 5k • Through SA (4/6) - WCU will offer a training program for runners interested in the Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5K, scheduled for April 6. Free. Info and departure location: halfmarathon.wcu.edu or valleyofthelilies@wcu.edu. ZUMba ripped • SATURDAYS, 11am-noon Waynesville Recreation Center hosts Zumba Ripped at 550 Vance St. Free with membership or daily admission. Info: recprograms@townofwaynesville.org or 456-2030.

TheaTer asheville CoMMUnity theatre Located at 35 E. Walnut St. Tickets and info: www.ashevilletheatre.org or 254-1320. • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (3/10) - BARK! The Musical follows "six canine characters for one day at Deena’s Doggie Daycare." Fri. & Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $15-$25. different strokes! • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (3/10) - Vesta, "a heartwarming and often funny exploration of a family's struggle with end-of-life issues." Performed at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St. Fri. & Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $5. Info: www.dspac-vesta.eventbrite.com. flat roCk playhoUse Mainstage: Highway 225, Flat Rock. Downtown location: 125 South Main St., Hendersonville. Info: www.flatrockplayhouse.org or 693-0731. • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (3/17) - The Little Prince, "a classic story of enduring charm and innocence." Performed at the downtown location. Thurs.-Sat., 7pm; Sat. & Sun., 2pm. $18/$10 children. n.C. stage CoMpany Info: www.ncstage.org or 2390263. • WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (3/10) - The Understudy, by Theresa Rebeck, "a hilarious comedy about sour grapes, backstage love affairs and the lure of Hollywood glitz and glitter." Mon.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun. 2pm. $16-$28.

north bUnCoMbe high sChool • TH (3/7) through SU (3/10) North Buncombe High School presents Grease, the story of a 1950s "carefree summer fling." Held at 890 Clarks Chapel Road, Weaverville. Thurs.-Sat., 7pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $10/$8 in advance. Info: 645-4221. the MagnetiC field 372 Depot St. Info: www.themagneticfield.com or 257-4003. • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS until (3/23) The Strange and Tragical Adventures of Pinocchio: Why Didn't I Just Stay a Damn Puppet?. A “morality tale in two inappropriate acts,” with John Crutchfield and Madison J. Cripps. For mature audiences only. 7:30pm. $15.

volunTeering appalaChian trail ConservanCy • The Appalachian Trail Conservancy seeks volunteers to lead hikes, register guests, support workshops and assist with parking at the 2013 Biennial, scheduled for July 19-26 in Cullowhee. Info: www.appalachiantrail. org/2013biennial. art on Main • Art on Main arts and crafts festival seeks volunteers for planning, set-up and tear-down. Info: acofhc@bellsouth.net or 693-8504. asheville City sChools • The Asheville City Schools Foundation seeks volunteers to work with K-12 students as tutors, artists, mentors and coaches. Info: www.acsf.org or jay@acsf.org. 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: www.bbbswnc.org or 253-1470. • Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteers to mentor 1 hr/week in schools and after-school programs. Volunteers 18 and older are also needed to share outings in the community twice a month with youth from singleparent homes. Activities are free or low-cost. Information sessions will be held March 14 and 27 at noon. Carolina MoUntain land ConservanCy • WE (3/13), 5:30pm - Join CMLC's volunteer team in protecting key nature preserves to ensure that they remain pristine and safe for public use. Orientations held at the CMLC office, 847 Case St.,

Hendersonville. Info and RSVP: volunteer@carolinamountain. org. 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., 2:305:30pm. Volunteer for one hour a week and change the life of a local child. Info: www.childrenfirstbc.org or 768-2072. dining oUt for life • The Western North Carolina AIDS Project seeks volunteer ambassadors for the Dining Out for Life fundraiser, scheduled for april 25. Info: wncapvolunteer@wncap.org or 252-7489. literaCy CoUnCil of bUnCoMbe CoUnty Located at 31 College Place, Building B, Suite 221. Info: 2543442, ext. 204. • Volunteers are needed to tutor adults in basic literacy skills including reading, writing, math and English as a Second Language. Tutors provide oneon-one or small group instruction to adults in our community. No prior tutoring experience required. Tutors will receive 15 hours of training as well as ongoing support from certified professionals. Info: literacytutors@litcouncil.com Make-a-wish • Make-a-Wish will accept "wish granter" volunteers at a recruiting event in Gastonia on March 7. Info, location and registration: alilley@ncwish.org. pan harMonia • Pan Harmonia seeks volunteers to assist with chamber music concerts. Volunteers receive two tickets to the concert. Info: office@pan-harmonia. org. partners UnliMited • Partners Unlimited, a program for at-risk youth ages 10-18, seeks volunteer tutors and website assistance. Info: partnersunlimited@juno.com or 281-2800. presChool oUtreaCh volUnteer training • MO (3/11), 9am - The Preschool Outreach Project (POP) will host a volunteer training at Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St. No experience needed. Application required prior to training. Info: pop@buncombecounty.org or 250-4729. 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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Compelling explanaTions • Richard Blake took the witness stand in Ottawa, Ontario, in January to deny having invaded a home and stabbed two people numerous times. With a straight face, he dismissed all the incriminating evidence, saying he had the perp's car because "a stranger" had just handed him the keys. He didn't recall what the stranger looked like, but guessed that he probably resembled Blake, because for some reason Blake was picked out of the lineup. He’d donned the stranger's bloody knit cap, abandoning his own cap; he’d handled the stranger's knife and bloody glove, which is why his DNA was on them. At the first sight of police, he fled, ramming a cruiser in his escape even though he’d "done nothing wrong." After the collision, he fled on foot and hid in a tree — to get away from a swarm of black flies. After deliberating politely for a day, the jury found him guilty. • A 61-year-old man in southern Sweden beat a DUI charge in February even though his blood alcohol was five times the legal limit. The man explained that he's a hearty drinker who normally starts in before work every day, with "no effect" on his performance. That impressed the judge, who was so awed he dismissed the charge, the newspaper Skanskan reported.

ironies • A longtime teacher of high school French and Spanish is suing the Mariemont, Ohio, school district for having pressured her to resign. Maria Waltherr-Willard, 61, had been reassigned to teach some junior high students, but doctors said she suffered hypertension, nightmares, chest pains and vomiting when around the younger children. Waltherr-Willard says her "fear of kids" disorder should be protected by anti-discrimination law.

• According to Lisa Biron's biography, she’s a lawyer licensed in two states; she also volunteers with a group of lawyers advocating "religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family" while issuing warnings about the "homosexual agenda." Biron recently represented a church in Concord, N.H., and served on the board of directors of a Christian school in Manchester. In January, she was convicted in federal court in Concord of taking her teenage daughter to Canada and creating child pornography.

The liTigious soCieTy • In September 2010, a speeding, intoxicated driver ran a stop sign near Dade City, Fla., careened off a highway and rammed two trees along a private road, instantly killing himself and his passenger. In January, the passenger’s estate filed a wrongful death lawsuit, charging the residents along the private road with letting the trees grow in a dangerous location where they could easily be hit, particularly since the lighting was inadequate. "How it's our fault, I have no idea," said one surprised resident, noting that the whole neighborhood had mourned the strangers at the time of the tragic collision. • In December, Keith Brown and four other inmates at Idaho's Kuna Prison sued eight major beer and liquor manufacturers for selling them alcohol at an early age without warning of its addictiveness, saying that makes the companies responsible for the men's subsequent lives of crime. Brown, 52, said he’s been locked up for a total of 30 years and is now serving time for manslaughter. (The Oglala Sioux tribe has sued beer distributors and the state of Nebraska for enabling easy access to nearby beer, even though it was banned on the reservation. The lawsuit was dismissed on jurisdictional issues, but the tribe may refile soon.) • Jason Starn, a former student at the Laurence Drivon School of Law in Stockton, Calif., filed a lawsuit recently against three Stockton/Modestoarea head shops that had sold him Whip-It nitrous oxide, which led him to overindulge and eventually suffer spinal-cord degeneration. Starn's attorney told The Sacramento Bee, "At first, he felt a little embarrassed" about filing the lawsuit, but he managed to overcome the shame in order to warn other nitrous-oxide abusers.

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Asheville resident Jasmine George knows firsthand that mold in your home means something’s wrong. When she returned from a four-day Thanksgiving visit with family a few years ago, the walls of her trailer were warped and covered in a slime-like mold. In another home more recently, she found bright green mold growing up the basement walls; it spread throughout the house and was the likely culprit for the respiratory problems that affected George and her boyfriend. “Damp buildings … increase the risk of people developing asthma, allergies, breathing difficulties and other respiratory problems,” says david lipton, industrial hygiene consultant at the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology branch of the North Carolina Division of Public Health.

In George’s first exposure, the “water heater had gone off the whole time we were gone, and the walls were buckling,” she says. The landlord had replaced different valves on the water heater several times before, but it still sporadically malfunctioned, spewing steam and water into the small, two-bedroom trailer. “There were pockets of mildew, and the paneling on our walls [was] just falling off. My posters were covered in mold. I couldn't breathe.” The landlord moved George and her boyfriend to a different trailer with a lower rent. Mold problems aren’t uncommon, particularly in Western North Carolina’s climate. “We tend to look at mold growing in a building as a symptom of chronic water damage, persistent moisture accumulation or high humidity,” says Lipton.”We want to focus in on that underlying condition. If you look at the scientific and epi-


demiological data, we know damp buildings aren't healthy.” In a subsequent home, unfortunately, George experienced a worse encounter. Her boyfriend practiced with his band in the basement, usually only lit by rope lights strung around the ceiling. One day, she found thick, bright-green mold growing up the basement walls. The landlord cleaned up, but George later found the crud growing through the ceiling, into her bedroom, along the walls and in the crevices of all the windowpanes. “My boyfriend had really bad allergies, and was sneezing all of the time. He had recently developed asthma, and we couldn't figure out why,” George recalls. “I was always sick too. I was coughing up phlegm and wheezing all of the time.” “Children may be more sensitive than adults, [and] people with pre-existing respiratory conditions and compromised immune systems are at a greater risk than healthy people. That is the bottom line,” says Lipton. The landlord gave George a dehumidifier, but it occasionally overflowed, encouraging more mold. The landlord’s response: George was told to keep it running and mop up the overflow — which happened several more times in the year that she lived there. North Asheville resident Maisey Cooley faced similar conditions when she moved into a bottom-floor apartment but says the landlord hasn’t addressed the problem. “My dehumidifier is old, and I've tried to get it fixed multiple times. I've told [the landlord] I'm sick multiple times a week,” Cooley says. “I have a cold pretty much always. I'm always congested. They act like it isn't a problem.” Describing Asheville as an “extremely humid climate,” Lipton emphasizes that landlords and property managers must take care of the source of the mold and moisture instead of merely treating the symptom. “Say you're trying to use a dehumidifier in an unvented crawlspace. You're fighting a losing battle there,” Lipton observes. “Once you've taken care of all of the structural problems that cause moisture, then a dehumidifier might actually work.” Mold removal and related repairs are part of the landlord's legal responsibilities, according to North Carolina General Statute 42-42, which outlines the duties required for providing fit premises. It specifically addresses “excessive standing water, sewage, or flooding problems caused by plumbing leaks or inadequate drainage that contribute to mosquito infestation or mold.” These are noted as some of the “imminently dangerous conditions” that the landlord must promptly repair. “Although [the statute] does not require written notice, we recommend that tenants provide the landlord notice of the dangerous condition in writing, sign and date the notice and retain a copy,” says Pisgah Legal Services staff

need help? Pisgah Legal Services provided these tips for tenants who are trying to address a mold problem. noTify: Immediately notify the landlord, whether verbally or in writing. It is very helpful, especially if you’re trying to prove later on that the landlord had notice, that you put your request for repairs in writing. I usually advise my clients to start with a simple hand-written statement to the landlord regarding needed repairs. in wriTing: Address the letter to your landlord, and write ‘I’m writing to notify you about repairs needed in my home located at (address).’ Then list the conditions needing repair. Usually if there is severe mold, there are other problems as well, such as inadequate heat, electrical, plumbing or structural issues. After describing all of the repairs, write, ‘Please give these matters your immediate attention.’ Provide your contact information. Sign, date, and retain a copy. deliver: Sometimes tenants send the notice by certified mail if they have concerns that the landlord may deny they received the notification, but you can just mail or hand-deliver the notice and keep a copy. doCumenT: It is helpful to document the mold or other dangerous conditions. Photograph the problem in the presence of a witness. When Pisgah Legal gets involved, before we represent a tenant in court in a claim for breach of the implied warranty of habitability, we visit our client’s house and photograph the repair problems. when To Call us: Unless you have a serious problem, such as no heat or water, give the landlord written notice and a couple of days to respond. If he or she doesn’t respond at all, and you’ve tried reaching them by phone, then you can call Pisgah Legal Services and the city inspector. You should continue to pay your rent. If your landlord attempts to evict you after you make good-faith requests for repairs and if you are current on rent, you may have the defense of ‘retaliatory eviction,’ which you should raise in court.” Contact 253-0406 — some eligibility requirements for service apply.

attorney Mae Creadick. “As housing advocates here at Pisgah Legal, we see so many rental housing cases of mold, especially with this torrential rain that can lead to flooding and mold.” “When the General Assembly changed Chapter 42 to include the 12 imminently dangerous conditions — including [those] that lead to mold, that a landlord must repair within a reasonable period of time — we cheered,” says Creadick. Along with repairing the initial leak or problem, landlords and tenants must clean the mold effectively to ensure the building is safe. “It's really important that you find, [remove or clean] all of the materials that might have been wet, or are wet,” says Lipton. “You can … remove the soft, porous, deteriorated, decayed, damaged organic material with mold growing on it. Anything hard, dry, non-porous and made of an inorganic material, you can clean,” he explains. “ “We emphasize that the cleaning is a physical process. In other words, you're scrubbing the surface down, you're vacuuming up the mold spores or [doing] something to get the mold off the surfaces.” Further, tenants can call local building inspectors, who will investigate structural conditions that could lead to moisture and or whether the tenant did something to cause moist conditions. “What they should not do is say, 'Help me housing inspector. I have mold,'” Creadick says. “They need to say, 'I believe that there are leaks because there is a crack in the roof that's causing mold,' or 'water flows right under this house and stays there and causes moisture.' That way, the housing inspector can come out and enforce the housing code.” The health effects of living in a moist, moldy home can linger, according to George. Now living in a new house that seems to be mold-free, she’s convinced that her boyfriend’s respiratory problems were exacerbated by their earlier experiences. He “did not have asthma before he moved into that house. Now he has to take his inhaler with him every day,” George notes. “He quit smoking, and it's still there.” X

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wellnesscalendar wellness 6 week total body boot CaMp prograM (pd.) MON, WED, and FRI from 6:00 a.m.- 7:00 a.m. starting Mon. 3/18/13 at Asheville Fitness Club. Camp includes weightlifting, high intensity interval training, kickboxing and yoga. Entire 6 weeks is a total of $69. Drop in 90 minute class every Sat. from 1:30-3 starting 3/16/13 at Asheville Fitness Club, R.I.P.P.E.D, total body workout, weight training, plyometrics, mixed martial arts $10 per class all welcome. Call Jennifer Hannah for information 828-550-9048. asheville Center for transCendental Meditation ("tM") (pd.) Free Introductory Talk: Thursdays. 6:30pm, Asheville TM Center, 165 E. Chestnut. (828) 254-4350. www.Meditationasheville.org restorative yoga (pd.) Move through a series of restful, supported poses that can relieve chronic stress, improve overall health. Friday 8:30 am, 1378 Hendersonville Road. $12 drop-in. Registration Required www. AshevilleHappyBody.com or 277-5741. aCUpUnCtUre presentation • WE (3/13), 6:30-8pm - REI, 31 Schenck Parkway, will host an acupuncture presentation to "support the body, mind and spirit." Free. Info: www.rei.com. asheville CoMMUnity yoga Center Located at 8 Brookdale Road. Info: ashevillecommunityyoga.com. • MONDAYS, 5-6:15pm & WEDNESDAYS, 1:453:15pm - Women's Expressive Dance Wave. $5-$15 suggested donation. • WEDNESDAYS, 4-4:45pm - Kids yoga. $5-$10 suggested donation. A parenting group will be held during kids yoga. Additional $5-$10 donation. • THURSDAYS, 4:30-5:30pm - Qi Gong and Tai Chi basics. $5-$15 suggested donation. • TUESDAYS, 6-7:15pm - Men's yoga. $5-$15 suggested donation. asheville wholistiC integrative fair • SA (3/9), 10am-5pm - A wholistic, integrative wellness fair will feature intuitive practitioners, body and energy workers, acupuncture and chiropractic professionals. Held at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel, 31 Woodfin St. $5. Info: www.AWIF.net.

Carepartners Mall walkers • 1st WEDNESDAYS, 8am - The CarePartners Mall Walkers meet at the Asheville Mall food court, 3 S. Tunnel Road. Free. Info: 274-9567, ext. 8379. • 1st THURSDAYS, 8:30am - An additional walk departs from the Biltmore Square Mall food court, 800 Brevard Road.

MediCinal Uses for CUlinary herbs • TH (3/14), 6pm - Discover medicinal properties and benefits of everyday culinary herbs. Course includes samples, recipes and more. Instructor: Thea Summer Deer. Hosted by A-B Tech Enka. $18.75. Info and registration: www1.abtech.edu/ce/registration; course number CSP-4472-197BB.

energy and stress leCtUre • TU (3/12), 6pm - Dr. Cory Noll will present a program on how to reduce pain and stress, improve energy and decrease weight at North Asheville Library, 1033 Merrimon Ave. Free. Info and registration: 254-3838.

red Cross blood drives 100 Edgewood Road. Info: www.redcrosswnc.org or 258-3888. Appointment and ID required for blood drives. • TU (3/12), 1:30-6pm - Blood drive: Leicester Elementary School, 31 Gilbert Road, Leicester. Info: 683-2341. --- 2-6:30pm - Blood drive: Trinity Baptist Church, 216 Shelburne Road. Info: 254-2187. • TH (3/14), 1:30-5:30pm - Blood drive: Care Partners, 68 Sweeten Creek Road. Info: 277-4744.

fairview ChiropraCtiC Center 2 Fairview Hills Drive, Fairview. Free; registration required. Info: 628-7800. • TH (3/7), 5:15-6pm - A presentation on using lasers for neuropathy and nerve pain will include a demonstration. • TH (3/14), 5:15-6pm - A presentation on avoiding back and neck surgery with advanced technology will include a demonstration. healing arts yoga • SATURDAYS, 10:30am-noon - ASU offers yoga in the Turchin Center’s Mayer Gallery. All levels. $10/$5 ASU students. Info: www.tcva.org/calendar/super/id/853. healthy eating 101 • WEDNESDAYS, 5:30pm - Asheville Family Fitness and Physical Therapy, 149 New Leicester Highway, hosts "a refreshing, informal class on all things health and wellness — especially food." $10/free for members. Info: www.ashevillefitspine.com. healthy parks, healthy yoU 5k • SA (3/9), 10:30am - Healthy Parks, Healthy You 5K and Fun Run/Walk will be held at Buncombe County Sports Park, 58 Apac Circle. $12/$7 children 4-15. Baby joggers permitted; no dogs or bikes. Info: jay. nelson@buncombecounty.org or 250-4269. living healthy with a ChroniC Condition • WEDNESDAYS through (3/13), 4pm - Learn self-management skills to live a healthy life during this six-week workshop for those with chronic health conditions and their loved ones. Held at the Lakeview Center, 1 Rhododendron Road, Black Mountain. Free; donations accepted. Registration required: 251-7438. • THURSDAYS through (3/14), 1pm - Additional workshops will be held in Hendersonville at Park Ridge Health (855-PRH-LIFE) and in Asheville at Vanderbilt Apartments, 75 Haywood St. (251-7438). Registration required.

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the energy body • TH (3/7), 6:15pm - Edrianna Stilwell will host a presentation on the basics of the human energy system and techniques to increase energy flow and recharge. Held at Fairview Chiropractic Center, 2 Fairview Hills Drive. Free; reservations required. Info and RSVP: 628-7800. the healthy vegetarian • BI-WEEKLY TUESDAYS, 5:30-6:30pm - Health coach Jessica Enzo will present "The Healthy Vegetarian" featuring "information and strategies to be the best vegetarian you can be." Held at Rise 'n' Shine Cafe, 640 Merrimon Ave. $10 donation. Info: www.jenzohealthcoach.com. wCU nUrsing fair • SA (3/9), 10am-2pm - WCU will host a career fair for potential nurses at its Biltmore Park campus, 28 Schenck Parkway, Suite 300. Free. Info: nursing.wcu. edu or 654-6506. yoga for veterans • THURSDAYS, 4-5pm - Yoga for veterans, service members and their families will be offered by Happy Body Studio, 1378 Hendersonville Road. Free. Info: www.ashevillehappybody.com or 277-5741. yoga for woMen's health • TUESDAYS, noon - "Dao Flow Yoga weaves together Daoism and Chinese medicine with the ancient technology of yoga. This style expands traditional poses to illuminate the healing energetics of the acupuncture meridian system." Hosted by Asheville Yoga Donation Studio, 239 S. Liberty St. Info: www.ashevilledonationyoga.com.

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wellnesscontinued ChroniC pain sUpport groUp • SUNDAYS, 12:30-1:30pm - Open to those with chronic pain, friends and family. Held at Unity Church of Asheville, 130 Shelburne Road. Donations accepted. Info: 423-8301. Co-dependents anonyMoUs A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. • SATURDAYS, 11am - First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. (use back entrance). Info: 424-6594 or 398-8937. debtors anonyMoUs • MONDAYS, 7pm - Debtors Anonymous meets at First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St., Room 101. Info: www.debtorsanonymous.org. depression and bipolar sUpport allianCe • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm - Magnetic Minds provides self-help through weekly peer-facilitated meetings. We strive to provide support, acceptance, information and socialization, plus tips and techniques to manage challenges. Meets at 1316-C Parkwood Road, across from the West Asheville BB&T. Info: magneticminds.dbsa@ gmail.com. eating disorders adUlt sUpport groUp • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm - THE Center for Disordered Eating, 297 Haywood St., provides free weekly support groups for adults recovering from an eating disorder. Facilitated by licensed professionals. Drop-ins welcome; no registration required. Info: www.thecenternc.org or 337-4685. grasp: asheville aUtisM sUpport groUp • 2nd SATURDAYS, 1-3pm - "Join other adult Aspies at GRASP - Asheville Global and Regional Aspergers Syndrome Partnership." Held at Firestorm Cafe and Books, 48 Commerce St. Must be 18 years or older and on the autism spectrum. Free. Info: www.GRASP.org or www. meetup.com/graspasheville. heart of reCovery • TUESDAYS, 6pm - A meditation and discussion group that integrates Buddhist meditation practice with 12-step recovery programs. Meetings are anonymous and explore the relationship between addiction and meditation. Hosted by the Shambhala Meditation Center, 19 Westwood Place. Info: www.asheville.shambhala.org. Ms sUpport groUp • 2nd THURSDAYS, 4pm - This group of individuals newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis provides information and support for the day-to-day concerns of living with MS. Meets at Asheville Neurology Specialists, 31 Dogwood Road. Info: MScommunityWNC@gmail.com. naMi sUpport groUps The National Alliance on Mental Illness supports recovery for people living with mental illness and their families. Free. Info: www.namiwnc.org or 505-7353. • 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS, 6pm - A Dual Diagnosis Support Group for those living with mental illness and substance abuse issues will be held at 3 Thurland Ave. • 2nd & 4th FRIDAYS, 6pm - An additional Dual Diagnosis support group will be held at Wall Street Coffee House, 62 Wall St.

nar-anon • Nar-Anon provides support to relatives and friends concerned about the addiction or drug problem of a loved one. "We share experience, strength and hope." • TUESDAYS, 7pm - West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 690 Haywood Road; enter through back door. Info: robinplemmons@gmail.com. • WEDNESDAYS, 12:30pm - First United Methodist Chuch, 204 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville. Enter through side parking lot. Info: 891-8050. overCoMers reCovery sUpport groUp • MONDAYS, 6pm - A Christian-based 12-step recovery program that provides a spiritual plan of recovery for people struggling with life-controlling problems. Meets at 370 N. Louisiana Ave., Suite C-1. All are welcome. Info: rchovey@sos-mission.org. overeaters anonyMoUs A fellowship of individuals who are recovering from compulsive overeating. A 12-step program. • THURSDAYS, noon - Asheville: Biltmore United Methodist Church, 376 Hendersonville Road. Info: 2771975. • SATURDAYS, 9:30am - Black Mountain: 424 W. State St. Open relapse and recovery meeting. Info: 686-8131. • MONDAYS, 6:30pm - Hendersonville: Balfour United Methodist Church, 2567 Asheville Highway. Info: 6975437. • MONDAYS, 6pm - Asheville: First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. Info: 252-4828. • TUESDAYS, 10:30am-noon - Asheville: Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. at Ottari. Info: 626-2572. sMart reCovery • THURSDAYS, 6pm - This peer support group is dedicated to helping individuals gain independence from all types of addictive behavior (drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, etc.). Meets at Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. Info: smartrecoveryavl@gmail.com or 407-0460. workaholiCs anonyMoUs • WEDNESDAYS, 6pm - Workaholics Anonymous. Info and directions: www.workaholics-anonymous.org or 301-1727. More wellness events online Check out the Wellness Calendar online at www.mountainx.com/events for info on events happening after March 14. 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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3. We “process” food at home like jams, jellies, pickles, preserves and make bread ...is this bad? If you look at dictionary definitions for “process” as a verb it says to… “convert an agricultural commodity to a marketable form” or “…altered from a natural state for safety or convenience” nutrition.about.com/od/askyournutritionist/f/processedfoods.htm In the case of milk, when it is PROCESSED it is pasteurized or heated to a specific temperature to kill pathogens harmful to humans. www.foodsci.uoguelph.ca/dairyedu/pasteurization.html Besides pasteurization; foods can be PROCESSED in many ways … frozen, dried, dehydrated, canned, pickled, preserved, boiled etc. Our ancestors PROCESSED many foods to sustain them throughout the winter after crops had been harvested or animals or fish had been caught or killed. Some food isn’t edible unless it is processed... whole wheat bread and pasta have all been PROCESSED or changed from their natural states. Even honey, often touted as an extremely healthy and natural sweetener, has to be processed after it is removed from a hive. If something is processed in a way that adds large amounts of sugar, salt or fat to the food these may be harmful for our health and our diet...but the bottom line...not all PROCESSED FOODS are bad!

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Secret Garden Pathways, retaining walls and stonework are the unsung heroes of home gardening. Stone structures control erosion, define the landscape and give backyards a Secret Garden feel. Constructing a stone wall can be intimidating for the beginning gardener, but mason Doug Dearth has some tips to tackle even the toughest hardscape quandaries. Dearth will teach a class on Saturday, March 9 from 1-5 p.m. at the N.C. Arboretum on basic principles and techniques for creating stone structures. A walking tour of the Arboretum will give participants a chance to see stonework in person and give a little inspiration to aspiring home masons. $37; $30 members. ncarboretum.org

If you’ve always wanted to grow garlic, set up a homestead, raise goats or save seeds, Organic Growers School has the tools for success. Since 1993, the weekend-long conference has offered a wide array of classes for beginning growers and experienced farmers alike. Last year, more than 1,900 people from 18 states gathered at UNCA for a full weekend of workshops and classes. The conference continues on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, with dozens of classes for growers of all kinds. A two-day program for kids rounds out the weekend, with programs on the environment and healthy eating. Bring the family, a notebook and passion for learning to this weekend of new skills and advice from the experts. $45 Saturday; $40 Sunday. organicgrowersschool.org

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Get GrowinG: Organic Growers School will offer classes on everything from goats to permaculture Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10.

Grow some worms The promise of free labor and unlimited fertilizer would make any gardener drop their spade and pay attention. Now imagine a living organism that could provide these gems for free. Earthworms are just the invertebrates to get the job done. On Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 13 A-B Tech will offer a class on attracting worms to the garden. Learn how to harness worms’ power to till, fertilize and add compost to soil, so you and your earthworms stay happy and well-fed throughout the year. $25. avl.mx/q9

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For more information, including the exact start and end dates of markets, contact the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. Info: www.buyappalachian.org or 236-1282. fridays • 2pm-dusk - french broad food Co-op, 90 Biltmore Ave. satUrdays • 9am-noon - haywood historic farmers Market, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. • 10am-1pm - asheville City Market, Haywood Park Hotel atrium, 1 Battery Park Ave. • 10am-1pm - Jackson County farmers Market, 23 Central St., Sylva. • 10am-12:30pm - woodfin reynolds Mountain neighborhood y winter tailgate, the LOFTS at Reynolds Village, 40 N. Merrimon Ave., Building 51. • 2nd & 4th SATURDAYS, 10am-1pm Madison County indoor winter Market, Madison County Cooperative Extension, 258 Carolina Lane, Marshall. • 2nd SATURDAYS, 10am-2pm bakersville farmers Market, 11 N. Mitchell Ave. • 3rd SATURDAYS, 2-6pm - spruce pine farmers Market, Mountainside Wine, 271 Oak Ave., Spruce Pine.


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wnC hoMe, lawn & garden show (pd.) At the U.S. Cellular Center March 15-17, 2013, featuring antique appraiser, John Andretti, DIY Classes, and products and services for the home and garden. www. wnchomegardenshow.com

baMboo walking toUr • SU (3/10), 1:30-3pm - Haiku Bamboo Nursery and Farm, 468 Rhodes Mountain Road, Hendersonville, will host a bamboo walking tour featuring 23 different species. Wear walking shoes. $20. Info: www.oshimabambooschool.com or 685-3053. blUe ridge food ventUres Market • WE (3/13), 9am-1pm & 4-7pm - Blue Ridge Food Ventures will host its final winter market of the season, featuring baked goods, meat, mushrooms, cheeses and more. Held on A-B Tech's Enka campus. Info: www. BlueRidgeFoodVentures.org. grow down hoMe Market • SA (3/9), 10am-1pm - The Grow Down Home monthly market features produce, meats, cheese, mushrooms, hot foods and more at Grow Down Home Kitchen, 105 Richardson Blvd., Black Mountain. Info: beckisbounty@gmail.com. grow soMe worMs • TU (3/12) & WE (3/13), 6-8:30pm - A program on growing worms will focus on feeding, life cycles and utilizing worms in the garden. Held on A-B Tech's Enka campus, Room 1040. $25. Info: http://avl.mx/q9. hillCrest Unity garden work day • FR (3/8), 10am-3pm - Hillcrest Unity Garden in the Hillcrest Apartments, 100 Atkinson St., will host a community work day. Activities include installing raised beds, building a tool shed and expanding the garden. Free. Info: www.organicgrowersschool.org.

plant sale • Through FR (3/15) - The Haywood County Extension Master Gardener's plant sale offers berries, asparagus crowns and fruit trees. Orders required by March 15. Pick-up April 13. Prices vary. Info and order form: mgarticles@ charter.net or 456-3575.

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polk folk farMer day and poUltry swap • SA (3/9), 9am-2pm - Featuring a poultry swap/ sale, seed swap, farmers market, quilt display, craft demonstrations, presentation with columnist and writer Bill Thompson and more. Held at the Mill Spring Agricultural Center, 156 School Road. Free to attend. Info: 894-2281 or www. polkcountyfarms.org.

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retail ready • TU (3/12) - Retail Ready, a one-day workshop for farmers interested in selling to restaurants, groceries and other retail buyers, will be held at the Henderson County Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station, 455 Research Drive, Mills River. $20. Registration required by March 7. Info: www.carolinafarmstewards.org. rUral yoUng agriCUltUral entrepreneUrs • Young adults interested in starting an agricultural business are invited to apply for The NC Rural Center's “New Generation Ventures” program. Info: http://avl.mx/q7. sMall terrain 278 Haywood Road. Info: www.smallterrain.com or 216-8102. • TH (3/7), 6-8:30pm - Jamie Sparks will lead a program on kitchen herbalism and first aid. $25. wnC farMer listening session • MO (3/11), 3-5pm - A listening session for WNC farmers will focus on resources, infrastructure and food policy. Held at Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River. Free. Info: www.ces.ncsu.edu/fletcher or 684-3562.

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n.C. arboretUM Located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. 9am-5pm daily. Info: www.ncarboretum.org or 665-2492. • SA (3/9), 1-5pm - A class on solving problems and enhancing gardens through stone and brick will include a walking tour of the arboretum. Presented by Doug Dearth of Dry Ridge Stone. $37/$30 members. oakley farMers Market Call for vendors • Through FR (3/22) - The Oakley Farmers Market will accept applications from local farmers, food producers and crafters for the 2013 season. Info: www.oakleyfarmersmarket.com or 407-0188.

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Brasstown’s residents didn’t have much cash in the 1920s to build a school. But the tiny community at the westernmost tip of North Carolina managed to build one anyway. Neighbors pitched in with what they had: labor, land, timber and the very rocks from their farms. And lucky for them, some people also came forward with money. Ninety years later, John C. Campbell Folk School is still enriching the Brasstown area, fueling its local economy with tuition revenues derived from the thousands who come each year from around the country to learn Southern Appalachian music and crafts. Brasstown’s example shows how local investment matters, and how other communities — including larger towns like Asheville — can benefit from such focused activity. Currently, Asheville, like most communities, funnels virtually all its investments — its savings, stocks and bond purchases, pension funds and inheritance money — out of town, to strangers who sell stocks in distant cities to benefit faraway projects (of sometimes dubious value to humanity). Redirecting some of that money toward local ventures can be a gamechanger for a community. By learning to invest funds right here in town, people and businesses will have more money to grow: to buy a home or car, or build their business and create jobs. The good news is we’ve been moving in the right direction of late, thanks to Western North Carolina’s strong local food movement and Asheville’s burgeoning shop-local network. We eat local, we shop local — the next step is to invest local. Shopping locally contributes to broader prosperity because it circulates the money regionally. But the next (and exciting) step is to infuse

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more money into the local money cycle — by redirecting some of our traditionally (i.e., nationally) invested funds into local investments. And to those of us who aren’t currently setting money aside for our dreams, there’s no better place to learn to save than in our own neighborhoods and towns, where we can watch and be rewarded by the results as they unfold and expand. For example, you can get an interest-bearing note from Mountain BizWorks. Your money goes into a pool of loan funds for local businesses whose owners are trained by the organization. According to staffer Nathan Harlan, you can invest as little as $1,000, with flexible terms of one to 10 years, and earn a fixedrate, annual simple interest return of 0-3 percent. Another example: Self-Help Credit Union, also a champion of local and regional economies, is developing a locally targeted CD. Funds in this certificate of deposit will go only to businesses in 13 WNC counties. As interest in local investing grows, other local financial institutions will likely develop their own local investment instruments. We need to put our money where are our hearts are, where we know one another and see one another — where we have a key role to play, because we are the community. To these ends, Xpress is herewith starting a series of columns about local investing — to show how such investing can and will change Asheville, and how the other communities across the country are already adopting similar local strategies. The goal of the series is to build awareness and dialogue, and thereby encourage a widespread, grassroots, invest-local movement. Besides individual investors, we’ll need our banks, credit unions, brokers and financial planners to join in the movement. We’ll need instruments like targeted CDs, self-directed IRAs, local investment clubs and maybe even a locally focused mutual fund. In the coming weeks, we’ll be publishing columns by some of the people and institutions already at work. If you have ideas of your own, please get in touch. This is a community effort and we’ve got lots to do! Jeff Fobes is the publisher of Mountain Xpress. He can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 109, or publisher@mountainx.com.

High Five Rebranding a responsible coffee shop BROUGHT TO YOU BY MOUNTAIN BIZWORKS

by Anna Raddatz While I chatted with Jay Weatherly at his business, High Five Coffee Bar, he cheerfully greeted half a dozen people as neighbors and friends. He petted their dogs and asked about their days. It was clear that Weatherly has created the type of environment he was after — a community-centered gathering place that puts values into action. Borrowing a term from sociology, he mentions “third places” — social spots that are separate from home and work. “At a coffee shop, you can cross paths with someone for years and they become part of your community because you share a couple minutes a day,” says Weatherly. “Things happen in that space that promote progressive social change — ideas of commonality that don’t happen anywhere else — because they happen spontaneously.” High Five has been in the Asheville coffee scene for several years, but you may not recognize the name. Until December 2012, it was called the Dripolator. Weatherly purchased the then-Biltmore Avenue business in 2007. Looking to open a café and taking a Mountain BizWorks business planning class to prepare, he jumped on the opportunity when the Dripolator came up for sale. A loan from Mountain BizWorks helped. But the Dripolator had a sister business in Black Mountain, owned by Amy Carol. When Weatherly moved the business to the Pioneer Building on Broadway in 2009, customers assumed that both Dripolators were still under the same ownership. So last year, Weatherly decided to announce his business’ evolution with a rebranding. “It felt like the right time,” he says, “a way to clear some confusion and to express that we’ve grown — not just that we’re different from the Black Mountain Dripolator, but that we’re different than what we were five years ago.”


NEW NAME, COMMUNITY CONCEPT: Rebranding helps Jay Weatherly complete his vision of a community-based , Asheville coffee bar. Photo by Anna Raddatz

So Weatherly and his wife, Kim Hunt — who is also co-owner — came up with the new name: High Five Coffee Bar. “We picked [it] on my back porch after months of discovering what names were taken,” he explains. “It was an intense, long process to come up with a name and to pay heed to intellectual property rights.” He wanted a name that was friendly and welcoming, not serious or pretentious. “And I like to give high fives,” he says, grinning. He hired Asheville-based Atlas Branding & Design to turn the name into a new logo. Weatherly saw the change as an opportunity to update the menu and the space itself as well. “We honed in on … the options we offer … with our coffee; they’re going to be crafted at the same level as our coffee.” For instance, instead of using flavorings containing corn syrup, High Five staff now make all of their flavorings in-house. To upgrade the interior as well, Weatherly solicited feedback from his loyal customers. “I sent out a questionnaire asking, ‘What do or don’t you like? What would you change?’ And one of the suggestions was more seating.” He removed some of the two-top tables and built two bars, which added six more seats. “Bars encourage a communal seating atmosphere — you can sit down and do your own thing, or you can have

a conversation with someone you don’t know. Philosophically, that’s what a coffee shop is there to be.” What has not changed during the rebranding is Weatherly’s commitment to quality and fairness. As a product of working in coffee shops in the 1990s, when public awareness of the fair-trade coffee industry was blossoming, the integrity of the coffee production chain is one his top priorities. “Our roasting company, [Durham, N.C.-based] Counter Culture Coffee, works directly with producers to make sure the condition of the farm has a sustainable view of how it’s growing down the road — it’s a ‘seed to cup’ perspective. That’s why I choose this coffee, and train my people the way I do.” Weatherly applies this value of fairness not just to coffee beans — but to his employees as well. “I would rather pay my people well and provide a product that costs more, than pay people less with a cheaper product and make a larger profit.” After all, one of the reasons Weatherly felt Asheville was a good place to open a business was its deep sense of community. “I think Asheville is one of the few places with a collection of locally oriented businesses that truly have a care and intent for what they do and the products that they offer, instead of getting into business just to make money.” It all comes back to Weatherly’s business mantra: “Care about what you do.” As he finishes off his espresso, he references the “triple bottom line,” which measures business success as a combination of financial, social and environmental performance. It “isn’t just a good way to do [business]; it’s the way it should be done,” he says. “Regardless of what your industry is, let’s do that!”

Want to learn about ethical investing? WHAT: Learn how socially responsible investing can make a difference while it makes you money. Three panelists will discuss and lead a conversation on ethical investing at a Thursday, March 14, event in the Lenoir-Rhyne Living Room series. Titled “Leading the Way to Socially Responsible Investment: Strategies to Achieve Financial Return and Social Good,” the session will address the following questions: What does SRI mean? What are the different approaches and how do they work together? Panelists include Peter Krull, president of Krull & Company; Jane Bosman Hatley, WNC regional director of Self-Help Credit Union; Shaw Canale, CEO of Mountain BizWorks. WHEN: 7 p.m., Thursday, March 14. WHERE: Center for Graduate Studies, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Asheville (36 Montford Ave.). RSVP at 407-4263.

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abwa Meeting • TH (3/14), 5:30-7:30pm - The American Business Women's Association will host a dinner meeting at Crowne Plaza Resort, 1 Resort Drive. $25. Info and registration: www.abwaskyhychapter.com. ethiCal investing: the sri strategy • TH (3/14), 7pm - Lenoir-Rhyne College, 36 Montford Ave., will host a program on ethical investing and socially responsible investment strategies. Info and registration: asheville.lr.edu or 407-4263. etiQUette reCeption • WE (3/13), 6-7:30pm - An etiquette reception will focus on professional interactions and dining etiquette in WCU's Blue Ridge Conference Center. $10. Registration required by March 8. Info: careers.wcu.edu.

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NOT JuST FOR veGeTARiANS BY eMiLY PAtriCK For 48 hours, Sarah Yancey tends her tempeh as it forms. It starts out as a bag of soybeans; as it ferments, fine white threads of fungus envelope the beans until they’re covered. “It starts off like a spiderweb,” she says. “You’ll just see it get thicker and thicker and whiter and whiter until it turns into a solid white block.” When the tempeh is done, she fries it in bacon fat. Smiling Hara Tempeh is vegan. But Yancey eats meat, in moderation. With her business partner, Chad Oliphant, she’s working to reach a market of both omnivores and vegetarians. “[Tempeh] has been pigeonholed as a meat substitute,” Oliphant says. “If you wrapped it in bacon and threw it in the oven, would you consider it a meat substitute?” He recommends this preparation, by the way.

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“no LonGer weird” Tempeh is basically a block of fungus-covered soybeans, although Smiling Hara also makes soy-free versions from black beans and black-eyed peas. It tastes a lot like a yeasty shiitake mushroom. Its reputation as a meat substitute comes from its dense texture and high protein content, which can rival that of beef. In the Far East, plant-based proteins have been around for centuries. In the U.S., soybeans weren’t grown on an industrial scale until about 1920, when the American Soybean Association formed. Today, most grocery stores carry tofu, tempeh and often seitan, made from the protein in wheat. Smiling Hara is on the shelves in Southeastern Whole Foods stores, and select Ingles stores

MeAt or wHeAt? Pamela lalik of Wingbean prepares dishes like this one to resemble familiar entrees, even though they contain plant-based proteins instead of meat. Photos by Max Cooper

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Tofish ‘n Chips BY PAMeLA LALiK And SCott MYerS tofiSH ‘n CHiPS: 1lb extra-firm tofu Nori seaweed Fish ‘n chips batter mix Your favorite local beer Cut tofu into 8 slabs. Press and drain. Freeze tofu overnight and let thaw. Squeeze out excess water (get as dry as possible). Cut nori to wrap around the slabs of tofu (twice the size of slabs). Wrap nori around tofu and set aside with weight placed on top (this adheres the nori to the tofu). Add beer to batter as directed, or depending on the batter, in place of water. Batter and fry as directed. VeGAn tArtAr SAUCe: 1/2 cup vegenaise 1 tbsp dill pickle relish lemon juice Salt and pepper Mix ingredients and serve as a side. Finish the dish with some crispy fries and malt vinegar!


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BeAn BeGinninGS: Sarah Yancey of Smiling Hara Tempeh prepares soy beans for incubation.

Protein

wHAt iS it?

How’S it tASte?

VArietieS

wHere to find it

Tofu

Concentrated protein from soy milk

Mild with hints of peas and earth; adapts to seasoning and broth; takes on the flavor of surrounding ingredients

Firm, soft, silken

Fried, baked, in soups, stir-frys, smoothies and more

Tempeh

Fermented, fungus-covered legumes (soy or otherwise)

Nutty, bold, earthy, yeasty

Pasteurized or living (Smiling Hara is not pasteurized, although it is frozen)

Crumbled, fried, baked

Seitan

Concentrated protein (gluten) from wheat flour

Meaty, chewy, fibrous

Can be fat free

Often as faux meat, including chicken and beef, but also duck and abalone

Textured vegetable protein (TVP)

Dehydrated, concentrated protein from soy flour

Flaky, dry, adaptable

Quality and protein concentration varies by specific product

As a stand-in for ground meats and breading

carry peanut butter-baked tofu from Rosetta’s Kitchen. Amy Lanou, an associate professor at UNC Asheville, studies how people relate to plant-based diets. In pockets of the country, Lanou says, skepticism about plant proteins is diminishing. “In the ‘80s, which is when I was in high school and college, they were considered weird,” she says. “They are no longer weird.” In Asheville, it’s easy to think of seitan and tempeh as mainstream. After

all, The Laughing Seed has been serving vegetarian fare for decades, and many local restaurants offer plenty of vegetarian choices. But in more rural areas, the trend is spreading slowly. “I think there’s a lot of places where soy milk would still feel alternative; Asheville is not one of them,” Lanou says. “I suspect that even south of Hendersonville, you would start to feel that again.” Plenty of consumers still see soy as an alternative source of protein, a substitute for meat.

In a recent trial, Lanou and her students investigated how to support omnivores in making the switch to a vegetarian lifestyle. “One of the families that participated called everything fake: ‘It’s fake meat. It’s fake milk,’” she says. “I think it adds to the sense of deprivation — that you’re having this other thing rather than the thing that you want.” But even though the family called plant-based protein fake, they completed the three-month trial, and they plan to continue to avoid meat in the

future. Which raises the question: Is there anything wrong with thinking of tempeh and tofu as fake meat? VeGGie doG to tHe fUtUre Pamela Lalik is a vegan for animalrights reasons, but she still enjoys a veggie dog now and again. “I’m not a purist in the sense that I don’t eat fake hot dogs,” she says. “If it serves as a bridge, that’s cool. If they want to view it as chicken, that’s cool.”

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With partner Scott Myers, Lalik heads up Wingbean, a vegan meal delivery service. She’s the culinary half of the team. She makes her own seitan and uses it as a stand-in for meat in traditional dishes such as beef stroganoff and lemon-pepper chicken with rice. “We still eat according to our culture,” Myers says. “We have a lot of meat-centric dishes.” Keeping the cultural importance of food in mind, Pamela endeavors to forge an emotional connection between her meals and her customers. “Food has a connective memory to it,” she says. “I want to have foods that people have grown up with.” Her customers are familiar with seitan and tofu, even though the majority of them aren’t vegetarian. If they want to think of them as meat, Lalik doesn’t pass judgment. “Tempeh and seitan are not at all alike, but neither are a chicken and a pig,” she says. “I think ‘proteins’ is a good term for it.” For Myers, plant-based proteins represent the next culinary frontier. While foods such as tofu and tempeh have ancient origins, they’re still somewhat unexplored in fine dining atmospheres. “I’m a futurist at heart. I’ve always loved the idea of space food,” Myers says. “There are so many different things we can do with vegetables and chemistry.”

Tempeh in a shoe box Smiling Hara began in a shoebox. Co-owner Sarah Yancey says she was hooked after she tried the fresh tempeh. With a little patience, you can grow your own tempeh in an incubator. The process requires a live culture to get going, but in Asheville, they’re easy to find. Check out the French Broad Food Co-op on Biltmore Avenue or Small Terrain in West Asheville. Tempeh comes from Indonesia, where it’s warm enough for the culture to grow without artificial heat, so unless your house stays between 88 and 91 degrees, you’ll need to devise a small incubator. Don’t worry: an incubator can be a shoe box next to your radiator, an insulated container with hot water bottles or a heat lamp from an aquarium. Cultures for Life brand starters, which are sold at the locations mentioned above, come with instructions to guide you through the whole process and plenty of suggestions for how to keep the tempeh toasty.

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Pamela Lalik of Wingbean makes seitan in large batches at the Blue Ridge Food Ventures test kitchen, where she prepares meals for home delivery. For home cooks working on a smaller scale, seitan is easy to make with just a sink and an oven, and it’s easy to customize to fit a particular diet (although it’s not gluten-free). “It can be as low in fat as you want it,” Lalik says. “I like to put a little oil in there for texture.” Seitan starts with wheat gluten, which looks like flour and is easy to find at natural food stores. It’s often in the bulk section, or try the dry goods aisle (Bob’s Red Mill brand makes it). Lalik blends the gluten with other flours for flavor and texture, but that step is optional. Make a dough from the flour using your liquid of choice. Then, knead it, cut it into strips, and bake it in hot water. For more detailed instructions, check out this recipe from Vegetarian Times magazine: vegetariantimes. com/recipe/homemade-seitan/.


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If Cary Grant were to saunter out of Notorious and onto the streets of Asheville, Josh Wright wants to make sure he’d have somewhere to get a martini. Wright opened the Chop Shop Butchery in 2011. Now, he’s expanding his explorations in cured meats and whole-hog butchery into the space next door, the former location of Blue Water Seafood. His new venture, Shambles, will serve entrees and snacks in a vintage bar atmosphere. “Even though it’s not Chop Shop, it’s an extension of what we’re doing here in how it’s going to be designed,” Wright says. “People will know that it’s part of us.” Butcher Tyler Cook is designing the menu, which will play up Chop Shop’s charcuterie selection and whole-animal philosophy. Cured meats will issue from a chamber beneath the building, and forcemeats, such as patés and terrines, will be made in-house. “We’re basically looking to emphasize that when you kill a whole animal, you get a whole animal with it,” Cook says. “You have to make that whole thing taste good.” Accordingly, the menu will feature a snout-to-tail head cheese. “It will have bits and pieces of the whole hog in it, from the snout all the way down to the tail,” Cook says. Other items will explore native plants. One of the sausages will feature spicebush, a plant with berries that taste similar to allspice. “It has a sweet and bitter taste to it. It’s very hoppy,

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tHe wHoLe HoG: At Shambles, butcher Tyler Cook (left) and owner Josh Wright will combine charcuterie, beer and cocktails.

but then it has this dominant flavor almost of passionfruit,” Cook says, adding that the sausage will pair well with IPAs. Wright hopes the food program will show his customers new ways to use meats from the Chop Shop. “We’ve had so many people like, ‘Oh, I would love to try this, but I don’t know how to cook it,’” he says. “We’ll actually be able to show them next door.” The cocktail program will focus on classic gin, bourbon and scotch drinks, but it will also include modern twists. “Kind of like what you would see from a real ‘30s-, ‘40s-style old Chicago bar,” Wright says. “Not trendy, but old-school classic. There’s a reason those bars are referred to as classic.” Even the bar’s name is rooted in history. The original Shambles is a street in York, England. The term comes from an Anglo-Saxon word that basically means “flesh shelves,” according the street’s official website. In the 19th century, the street would have been festooned with flesh since 26 butchers operated within its narrow confines.

“They would throw the scraps and stuff in the runnel, and a lot of the working class would come and get those scraps and cure them,” Wright says. “That’s where different dishes and different kinds of charcuterie were born from. In a nod to that history, [we’re] using the whole animal, [and] that’s what we’re going to call the bar.” Wright acknowledges that whole animal butchery has transformed from a working-class necessity to an upscale trend in recent years, but he affirms that his business is rooted in economy. “Our business model depends on using the whole animal because we’re paying ‘x’ number per pound,” he says. “Say if you get a 200-pound pig, if you’re having to throw away a decent amount of it, then you’re throwing away dollars.” In the same way, he hopes to keep Shambles grounded. While it will feel a little swanky, he wants it to become a neighborhood place. “There’s so much residential through here, and they’re all really cool about supporting us,” he says. “We get so much walk-up traffic from folks.”


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Veg-In-Out has been rechristened. The vegan meal delivery service now goes by Eden-Out. Founder and chef William Najger sold Veg-In-Out in 2010. But in December, he returned to Asheville and purchased the business anew with business partner Jennifer Woodruff, who owns Build It Naturally on Biltmore Avenue. Eden-Out delivers vegan meals (no animal products) with an emphasis on raw foods (not heated above 115 degrees) and green business practices. Woodruff says the leap from managing a green building store to a food business hasn’t been a stretch. “I’ve always wanted to serve the community and help make people’s choices greener,” she says. “I’ve been vegetarian most of my life.”

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The deliveries come twice per week in sets of five. Each of the 10 included dishes contains about three servings. The whole package costs $95 (plus tax), and there’s an add-on option for raw desserts. Raw Pad Thai has proven one of the most popular menu items. The dish features kelp and spiraled zucchini, and daikon radishes instead of noodles. In addition to the meals, Eden Out delivers a selection of grocery items, such as condiments, nutritional supplements and snacks. “Somebody could potentially not even need to go to the grocery store,” Woodruff says. For more information about Eden Out, visit veginout.net or call 645-3336.

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Mexican food for the masses Zia Taqueria opens with a mission to feed everyone Kevin Grant loves tacos for their broad appeal. When he imagines his customers, he thinks about a family of five, or a pair of 15-year-olds on their first date, or a group of 10 celebrating someone’s birthday with margaritas. He hopes Zia Taqueria, which opened Friday, March 1, on Haywood Road, will host all of these diners. The restaurant offers a range of regional Mexican dishes, Tex-Mex favorites and á la carte tacos, as well as a full bar, in the former Dolores and Jose location. The building has gotten major upgrades, but it still looks like a Mexican restaurant with its beige stucco exterior. The same concept applies to the menu; the standard Mexican restaurant fare is all there, tacos, tortas and enchiladas, but it’s streamlined. “It’s not your usual five-page menu in choosing combination platters,” Grant says. “We’ve narrowed it down and made it more concise. That way, we can put more love and energy into making everything.” It’s a menu that Grant knows well. He owns another location of Zia Taqueria in Charleston. (He co-owns the Asheville eatery.) The menu at both stores is the same. Grant recommends the barbacoa nachos, which come with with jalapeño relish, guacamole and crema, or the portobello mushroom tacos with avocado and black beans. Other menu highlights include entree-sized salads, tacos al pastor (with the pineapple that style implies) and an array of margaritas from house-made sour mix, a mixture of fresh-squeezed lemon, lime and orange juices. The restaurant combines counter service and table service, so while diners will stand in line and order at the bar, they won’t have to get up to refill their drinks. It seats about 70 people inside and 40 on the patio, and it can accommodate large groups. Zia Taqueria, 521 Haywood Road, opens Friday, March 1 at 11 a.m. Its hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. Thursday through Saturday, it serves a late-night menu from 10 p.m. until midnight, and the bar stays open till. For more information, call 575-9393 or visit ziataco.com

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HoSt froM tHe CoASt: Kevin Grant (left) lives in Charleston where he owns another location of Zia, but his partner, Robert Tipsword, lives here in Asheville.

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The cupcakes represent about a dozen themes, so expect to sample filled, beerinspired and vegan cupcakes, among others. The contest runs 2 to 4 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Grove Park Inn, but if you buy tickets online before Thursday, March 7, you can get in early at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $25 at cupcakesvscancer.org and at the door. ASHeViLLe winG wAr ii

CUPCAKeS VS. CAnCer On Saturday, March 16, graze on cupcakes at the Grove Park Inn. Cupcake makers of all skill levels compete for first prize ribbons while diners sample their creations. The event, Cupcakes vs. Cancer, raises money for the American Cancer Society.

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The chicken wing showdown is back for a second year. It’s part of a series of down-to-earth dining competitions called Asheville Food Fights that also includes The Pizza Showdown and The Chili Challenge, coming later this year. The Wing War takes place on Sunday, March 10 at Asheville Music Hall. Tickets include samples of wings in specialty and

This event doesn’t include food for guests, but it’s a free show and a great way to support students from GO: Kitchen Ready and Eliada School of Trade Arts. The students assist with the preparations for a three-course meal based on a secret ingredient. Jason Roy of Lexington Avenue Brewery, Michael Vess of Tupelo Honey Cafe and Anthony Cerrato of Strada Italiano lead the competing teams. The cook-off starts at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, at FRS Restaurant Equipment and Supply Store at 23 Asheland Ave. Throughout the day, FRS will hold an open house featuring representatives from dozens of equipment suppliers. For more information about the event, visit the FRS Asheville Facebook page.


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More coming to South Slope Chicken and waffles harbor a lot of mystique. No one’s quite sure where the dish originated or why it tastes so good. What is sure, though, is that they’re coming to South Slope. As soon as late summer, the neighborhood below downtown will be home to King Daddy’s Chicken and Waffle and Beer City Pretzel Company. The eateries will set up shop in a brand new building, the first for the area since before the economic downturn of 2008. Construction on the 18,000-square-foot building will begin in the coming weeks at 44 Collier Ave., next to the forthcoming Burial Beer. King Daddy’s Chicken and Waffle is the latest venture of John and Julie Stehling, who have owned Early Girl Eatery on Wall Street since 2001. The new concept is a result of John’s longtime love affair with fried chicken. “It’s like bacon,” he says. “It’s something that’s kind of dear to me.” While the menu will feature plenty of golden-fried fare, it will also include lighter items, such as entree-sized salads and grilled meats. “We’ll definitely be health-conscious,” John says. “There will be a lot of non-fried things on the menu.” Just don’t expect the new place to be identical to Early Girl. The menus will not overlap at all, John says, and King Daddy’s won’t serve breakfast. However, Early Girl’s familyfriendly feel will carry over. As a father of two young boys, John knows the trials of dining out with kids. “As a parent, I get tired of the same two or three food choices,” he says. “Our audience is mainly Asheville families, people who want to go out to eat and want something that’s going to make the whole family happy, rather than just pizza or burritos.” That being said, the restaurant will feature a bar on the second floor terrace of the building, and it will provide late-night service. The dining room will likely stay open until 11 p.m., and after that, food will be available through a take-out window. The restaurant space benefits from more than 1,000-square-feet of partially covered outdoor space on the second floor (the highest level), plus additional patio space on the ground. John expects the outside seating will be a big draw. Adjacent to King Daddy’s, Beer City Pretzel Company will serve its twisted fare with dipping sauces made from local products. “We’re going to have at least two dedicated taps to every

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local microbrewery in town,” says Burns Aldridge, who serves as real estate broker for the building and co-owns the business. Since there are more than a dozen breweries in Asheville, the tasting room will be a strong part of the business, but it’s not a bar, Aldridge says. It will open during the afternoon and evening, but it won’t stay open late. “We’re more of a pretzel company, but you’re going to have to sell beer with a pretzel,” Aldridge says. The space will also serve as a wholesale production facility. Aldridge hopes to supply nearby breweries with pretzels just as they will supply his shop with beer. That local cooperation is part of the new building’s identity, he explains. “The building is all kind of a symbiotic

relationship,” he says. “People can sit up on the rooftop and wait for their table, or they can go and have a pretzel and a beer — or just a beer — at our place while they wait.” The building includes two other spaces. One will be occupied by an already established business involved in the craft beer industry. Those details haven’t been made public yet. The other space, which measures about 1,400 square feet, is for lease. However, the tenant will be local, Aldridge says. Most of the businesses in South Slope are local, and Aldridge says that commitment to Asheville is key to the neighborhood’s identity. “It’s the local feel,” he says. “As opposed to these developers coming in, buying a lot and building a skyscraper or an apartment complex.”

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MAKinGS of A Good winter MeAL: Tailgates may be inside, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have lots to offer still.

You may know that there are more tailgate markets operating in WNC this winter than ever before. But did you know that they offer all of the same local foods as regular-season markets — on a smaller scale, of course? Produce, meats and seafood, cheeses, eggs, honey: the makings of a meal. What’s more, they still have that market feeling. “I wouldn’t miss a Saturday morning at Asheville City Market any time of the year. It’s always a party celebrating my favorite muse,” says Debby Maugans, an Asheville resident and longtime food writer and cookbook author. “Farmers can’t talk enough about what they offer, chefs are browsing for inspiration, families make an event out of Saturday morning. The Asheville food scene unfolds from booth to booth.”

We recently issued Maugans a challenge: Head out to the winter ACM for her regular shopping, then head home and create an original warming winter dish with her finds. “I’m always in search of what to cook for dinner when I’m at the farmers market,” Maugans says. She picked up greens, lamb, lemongrass, ginger, sweet potatoes and baby turnips. While the exact dish she would create wasn’t clear as she hopped from vendor to vendor in the Haywood Park Hotel atrium, on her way home she figured she’d go with Thai food. And she knew that ultimately she’d create a dish honoring the truth that “even in winter, our area farmers provide for us.” Here’s what she came up with and the step-by-steps for you to make it, too.


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Thai green lamb curry with sweet potatoes and baby turnips inGredientS: 1 1/2 pounds boneless leg of lamb, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes, 1 1/2 tbsp Thai green curry paste, 1 1/3 cups chicken broth, divided, 1/3 cup well-stirred coconut milk, 1/3 cup raw cashews, 3 tbsp thinly sliced lemongrass, about 1/2 stalk , 2 tsp minced fresh ginger, 1 tsp soy sauce, 1/4 tsp salt 2 tbs canola oil, divided, 2 medium sweet potatoes (1 pound), peeled and cut into 3/4- to 1-inch cubes, 7 to 10 baby turnips (about 3/4 pound), scrubbed, trimmed, and halved lengthwise, lime wedges, sliced green onion, cilantro leaves, Sautéed kale* MetHod: Toss lamb with curry paste until coated. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight. Process 2/3 cup chicken broth, coconut milk, cashews, lemongrass, ginger, soy sauce and salt in a blender until smooth. Blend in remaining 2/3 cup chicken broth. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add sweet potatoes; cook, turning, until browned and crisp-tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet; add turnips and cook, turning, until browned and crisp-tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from skillet and leave remaining oil in skillet. Add lamb mixture to skillet and cook until browned, turning frequently, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in cashew cream and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until lamb is tender, stirring occasionally, 20 to 25 minutes. Add vegetables, stirring to coat with sauce. Cover and simmer until vegetables are hot, 1 to 2 minutes. Spoon on serving plates; garnish with lime wedges, sliced green onion, chopped cashews and cilantro, if desired. Serve with sautéed kale. Makes 4 servings. *Sautéed Kale Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Add 2-3 bunches fresh, tender kale (trimmed and sliced) and one clove of garlic. Cook, turning kale often with tongs until wilted, about 5 minutes. Makes 4 servings. Stay tuned to Debby’s website, shared below, as well as ASAP’s community site fromhere.org for more of her recipes throughout the year.

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If you’re like Maugans and enjoy figuring out what to make from the fresh local ingredients you have on-hand — Chopped style — consider purchasing a CSA (Community Support Agriculture) farm share this year. March is a great time to sign up for a CSA, as some begin in late April. ASAP’s CSA Fair will be March 21 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Haywood Park Hotel Atrium. It’s an opportunity to meet CSA farmers face-to-face, learn more about and sign up for their programs. Free and open to the public. Find out more at asapconnections.org and fromhere.org. Maugans is writing the cookbook Farmer and Chef Asheville, to be published later this year. Her newly designed website, farmerandchefasheville.com, features profiles of those who grow, produce and cook here, along with posts on market recipes, suggestions of favorite restaurant eats from other Asheville cooks and more. Her other books, Small-Batch Baking and Small-Batch Baking for Chocolate lovers, can be found at Malaprop’s.

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Unearthing Burial Beer Three Seattle transplants are behind Burial Beer. They chose a scythe for the logo and their website has a lot of black. But when they open their doors in late April or early May, don’t expect loud metal music and surly bartenders. “If a group of bikers came in expecting that scene, they would probably be disappointed,” says Jess Reiser, one of the three Burial owners. Instead, the group is trying to create a brewery very much in the spirit of Asheville. “We have a dream of opening a 15-barrel farmhouse brewery outside of the city,” says Jess. “But we’re starting small and close to downtown on purpose. We like the idea of meeting everyone and letting people see things come together step by step.” When Jess says they will start small, she’s not kidding. The brewery is kicking things off with a one-barrel system at 40 Collier Ave. — that’s the same size Thirsty Monk just outgrew at Gerber Village. Doug Reiser, Jess’s husband and part-owner and co-brewer at Burial, sees an advantage to a modest kick-off. “We want to continue to develop and perfect our recipes [on the one-barrel system] based on feedback. By launching the pilot brewery first and really focusing on the beer, when we scale to 15 barrels we’ll be more confident in what we want to produce,” Doug says. Starting in late April or early May, Burial will open their taproom around the corner from Greenman and the French Broad Chocolate Factory — complete with a patio out back. The three owners will be the ones pouring the beer. At first they will be there on Saturdays, with hours along the lines of noon to 7 p.m. As spring turns to summer, they hope to expand taproom hours. Pours will vary: 16-ounce Mason jars will be the standard size for most beers, but they also plan to offer 7-ounce pours. A 32-ounce bomber will be the way to take beer to go. Some assortment of light snacks will be offered, and, “partnering with food trucks is on the horizon,” according to Jess. Tim Gormley, also a part-owner, is the head brewer at Burial. He joins the company from Sound Brewery, a small but award-winning brewery just outside of Seattle. If you look through the beers brewed at Sound — an eclectic mix that skews toward stylebending Belgians — you may get an idea of what Burial has planned.

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while maintaining a dry, smooth finish. It’s a perfect blend of fresh, easydrinking and complex. SiBeriAn iMPeriAL StoUt (10% ABV): A complete meal in a glass, with the balance to please any palate. A blend of roasted malts, oats, and cherrywood-smoked barley are combined with molasses and milk sugars throughout a long and vigorous boil. Great on its own, it is often blended with coffee and wood to add extra layers of complexity. rYe PALe ALe (6.5% ABV): The nose of a traditional IPA, with the incredible malt complexity of a European pale ale. We use a healthy dose of rye and Belgian crystal malts and dry hop with a pound per barrel of our favorite under-appreciated American hop. It’s not overly bitter, but you won’t forget the hops. AMBer SAiSon (6.5% ABV): Inspired by Burial’s future as a farmhouse brewery, this traditional Belgian farmhouse beer is extremely easy drinking with a mild yeast quality. Asheville kilned pilsner and wheat meets Belgian crystal malt to forge a wonderfully sharp and rounded beer, while French farmhouse yeast imparts a subtle fruit aroma.

StArtinG SMALL: From left, co-owners doug Reiser and Jessica Reiser and head brewer/part-owner Tim Gormley raise their glasses.

In their own words, Burial beers will include, “Traditional German lagers and Belgian ales, brewed with the same creativity as our bigger and bolder American styles.” For a better idea of what that means, the initial lineup as described by the brewers is at right. And it’s worth noting that after the frenzied opening period subsides, they eventually hope to produce much more. There are plans to release a farmhouse line of ales and lagers, including varied saisons, bière de gardes and rauchbiers. They also plan to brew seasonal high gravity beers, including recipes like, “a traditionally lagered Baltic porter with juniper and a heavily dry-hopped Belgian dark strong,” according to Jess. To stay up-to-date with their progress, including a grand opening party and Asheville Beer Week events, you can find Burial Beer at burialbeer.com and twitter.com/burialbeer

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The beers Regular Rotation n.C. LAGer (5% ABV): A twist on the traditional German Helles. The only thing light about this beer is the golden color and effervescent body. With a sole addition of Noble hops, this well-conditional lager will have a lemon-fresh aroma and a sharp hay and whole grain bite. dArK LAGer (5% ABV): A tribute to the purest of German lagers: the Dunkel. This dark lager uses a blend of German and Asheville malts to magnify traditionally subtle chocolate and biscuit flavors

oAKed HoneY triPeL (8.5% ABV): There is no greater challenge than trying to perfect this Trappiststyle beer. We perfected our recipe by using local honey, six-row malt, medium-charred French oak and a small dose of Citra hops. This beer is a flavor bomb that will please everyone from the casual beer drinker to the wine aficionado.

Grand opening special releases donUt StoUt (7.5% ABV): The perfect beer for your morning, it will remind you of a cup of coffee and a chocolate-glazed donut. All the flavors are there thanks to Riverbend Malt and Biltmore Coffee Traders. AUCKLAnd fArMHoUSe (7% ABV): Our hoppiest beer utilizes only New Zealand hops over a malt backbone of locally kilned barley and wheat. An added touch of spelt imparts a fresh, nutty flavor. This is what would happen if a West Coast IPA and a French saison had a baby in New Zealand.


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Combine flour and salt in bowl. Add liquid mixture and stir to combine thoroughly. It should feel more like a thick batter than dough. Cover and let rise in warm location for 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Preheat griddle on medium-low heat. Grease Mason jar rings. Quickly combine baking powder and water in bowl then stir the foaming mixture into batter. Dust griddle with cornmeal. Place rings on griddle with the lip-side up. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into each ring.

2 tbs. butter (1/4 stick), 2 cups milk, 1 tbs. sugar, 2 tsp. yeast (or 1 package), 1 egg (beaten), 4 cups bread flour, 1 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. baking powder, 1 tbs. water, cornmeal, Mason jar rings Melt the butter in the saucepan. Add the milk and sugar, stir until sugar is dissolved, and remove from heat. Stir in yeast and egg. Let sit for 5 minutes.

Cook for about 4 minutes then use tongs to lift rings off the muffin. Continue to cook for about two more minutes until bottom is golden then gently flip muffins. Cook for about 6 more minutes, being careful not to burn them. Let muffins sit for at least 10 minutes. Yield: 12 muffins Keeps for one week

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BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE’S

NEVER-ENDING STORy By JON ELLISTON During summer sessions at Black Mountain College in the late 1940s, the futurist Buckminster Fuller struggled to create the geodesic dome. It would ultimately prove to be one of his most iconic inventions, but for months, a workable design eluded him, and the search for the right building materials was fraught with trial and error. And then, just when the structure was approaching completion, there was a scrappy adolescent to deal with. “I tried to destroy the geodesic dome, the first one,” John Corkran recalls in a new mini-documentary, Black Mountain College: A Child’s Recollection. His father, David Corkran, taught English and history at BMC from 1944-50. “It looked like a play structure to me, and I was in the process of climbing up on it when Bucky spotted me,” John Corkran, who was 11 at the time, explains in the film. Fuller “said things which I can’t remember, except that they clearly indicated that I should get the heck out of there.” The dome ultimately came to fruition, and has since been replicated on various scales around the world. But the tale of how

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young Corkran could have hobbled Fuller’s prototype is virtually unknown. That could change, now that Corkran’s memories are summoned and presented in the film. (Watch it at avl.mx/prpd.) The 12-minute documentary lets Corkran do all the talking. He muses on growing up in the midst of an avant-garde haven that often seemed like a playground. A rich selection of archival photos fleshes out this rare view into a childhood at BMC. The film was produced late last year by UNCA multimedia students Kevin Boggs, Drew Glover and Duncan White, for a class taught by associate professor of philosophy Brian Butler, who’s long been an active promoter of BMC studies. Butler tasked his students with crafting a new story about some aspect of the college’s unique, if relatively short (1933-57), run. Given the extent of previous scholarship about the place, that might seem a tall order — until you consider that the largest collection of BMC materials in existence is now located in Asheville.

MOUNTAIN HISTORy COMES HOME To tell Corkran’s story, the students tapped a major new resource for local-history researchers: the Western Regional Archives, a state-run facility opened last August in a restored former nurses’ dormitory in the east Asheville community of Oteen. It’s the first-ever mountain-area branch of the state archives — and when it opened, a treasure trove of WNC-history materials that had languished in Raleigh made a homecoming. Initially, 42 separate collections were moved from Raleigh to Asheville. They deal with topics ranging from early preservationist movements in the mountains to the creation of the Blue Ridge Parkway to Cherokee Indian history. But the bulk of the materials — 32 of the collections — are focused on various facets of Black Mountain College, from boxes full of pictures to original artworks to academic and financial records. Consequently, the Western Regional Archives is quickly becoming something of a mecca for BMC-history buffs, says

Heather South, the head and sole archivist at the facility. “There have been students, scholars and curious community members who have stopped by” to pick through the scores of boxes of BMC materials, she says, some coming from as far away as Paris. “People get really giddy about it, because there’s so much here to explore.” And, South notes, there’s even more to come. For example, she recently negotiated the acquisition of a sizable set of records collected by the New York-based Black Mountain College Project, a long-running endeavor run by independent scholars. At present, South and her small army of college interns are sorting the collection and preparing it for public research. It’s only fitting, South says, that such BMC resources be located near the site of the former college, and the proximity is proving to be a boon to researchers. The first scholar to research at the new facility, for example,

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was David Silver, a professor at the University of San Diego who plans to write a book about BMC’s on-campus farm. During his visit last year to research in the Western Regional Archives, he was able to make a quick trip up the road to the former college site, which today is home to Camp Rockmont, the

Lexington Avenue Arts Festival and an annual salute to BMC, the {Re}HAPPENING. “I’ve been an academic now for about 15 years, and this was, without a doubt, the best research trip of my career,” he told Carolina Public Press in an interview after the excursion. “I’m a Black Mountain geek, and to go to this archive was like going to the promised land.” Butler, the UNCA professor, suggests another analogy. Asheville, he notes, was already home to two significant projects aimed at documenting BMC’s legacy: the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and a UNCA-based effort to digitize key portions of that center’s holdings. “Now that the western archive is here, I call it the Black Mountain College Research Triangle,” he says. Boggs, one of Butler’s former students who co-produced the Corkran film, says that working with BMC’s primary sources was a highlight of his senior year.

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“It was such a cool thing to be looking at the real thing, and it made me feel more like a student than I had for a long time,” he says.

AN EARLy BUT UNEASy INTEGRATION Two other UNCA students, Lyndsey Henderson and Phillip Espisita, are interning at the Western Regional Archives, where they recently produced the facility’s first public exhibit. Racially Radical: Integration at Black Mountain College opened in February and will remain up until the end of March. Using photos and documents from various BMC collections, the exhibit provides a warts-and-all telling of how the college came to accept its first black students and teachers. Though BMC is often heralded as a progressive outpost in the mid-century American South, integration hardly came easy, the materials show. Granted, BMC was ahead of the curve, taking steps to integrate as early as 1944, a full decade before the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education deci-

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sion. But, as documents included in the exhibit attest, several senior faculty members argued that it was too soon, and too risky, to breach the color barrier. “We should make it clear that we do not want to take Negroes as an affront to the South,” one argued at a faculty meeting, saying he feared how the local community around the college might react. “Besides having students it really is necessary to have some relations with the [Southern] environment and not to exist as a foreign body. … In the long run it will put us in the situation of being militant reformers, and the selection of students will be affected.” Other faculty members countered that the college should be a pioneer in integration, come what may. Their arguments won the day, assisted by another document that appears in the exhibit: a petition, signed by 38 BMC students, calling for integration “on a basis of complete equality.” X Jon Elliston can be reached at jon elliston@gmail.com.


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The pianist holds a doctorate in ethnomusicology from Harvard, spent a decade performing and researching jazz in Europe, and penned the book Eternal Triangle: American Jazz in European Postmodern. “I heard a number of things said about Asheville before I ever showed up, about it being a musical town,” says Bares. “It's definitely lived up to its billing. Someone told me the other day that we're living through the golden age of jazz in Asheville right now — I think that's a cool way of putting it.” While Bares, a relative newcomer to the scene, says he doesn't have a point of reference as far as the golden age is concerned, he believes that the musical bar is being raised every day. “We have a lot of people with a lot of experience who may have grown up in the area, coupled with people who are coming in from outside,” says Bares. The musicians in his band, The Hard Bop Explosion (Ray, Rodriguez, Alford, bassist Zack Page and drummer Michael Davis), are all ex-New Yorkers and “so bring all of the experience that we got in New York to the table. Bares says that the showcase draws a base

of dedicated, hardcore jazz fans who come out every week, along with “a neat mix of other people who may not come out every time, but like to go out.” To cater to both groups, Bares plans to spotlight nationally known performers like saxophonist Greg Hardy (who happens to have ties to WNC), vocal showcases on the last Sunday of the month, and a possible earlier set in the upstairs lounge so that “we can rotate more local acts in and celebrate jazz even more than we already are.” Of course, as Bares' band's name implies, there will be hard bop jazz. He describes the musical style, which grew out of '60s-era bebop as “more like soul-jazz and feel-good music. This is more about groove. It has a little bit more connection to blues and gospel and soul.” And the Hard Bop Explosion adds its own spin to the blue-note era sound: “Each of us will listen to the records and find those rare tracks that aren't played so often,” says Bares. “We transcribe them off records, rehearse them and present them in an authentic way.” X Alli Marshall can be reached at amarshall@ mountainx.com.

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beaTing The spread by Jordan lawrenCe When you’re in a band, there are certain activities that you can’t accomplish without everybody in the same room. Obviously, it’s a requirement for performances and their preceding practices. You can write lyrics on your own, but it’s difficult to compose and perfect arrangements without playing the parts all together and seeing how they work. As with relationships, distance between members is one of the most common culprits when it comes to bands breaking up. Some groups make it work, though, and Oulipo is one of them. The quintet is spread across Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Asheville and Boone, forcing the band to construct its intricately psychedelic indie pop mostly by remote. Raleigh-based leader Ryan Trauley bounces bits of melody and rhythm back and forth with the other members, patiently producing songs in piecemeal fashion. For many bands, this would get tiring after just a few months. Oulipo has been working this way for about two years. “I think it has its downside sometimes,” Trauley explains. “A lot of times we’re really psyched to work on stuff, but we can’t because we’re not all together.” But Oulipo’s unorthodox creative process also has its benefits. The band’s stilted communication when sharing ideas led to a painstaking approach on last year’s Primitive Ways EP. The group’s second small platter improves upon 2011’s scattered — in name and style — That Is What I Said (And I Dove Into the Water), which assaults listeners with a barrage of ideas and sounds, many of which don’t sit well together. Primitive Ways goes a long way in fixing Oulipo’s problems, focusing the previous outing’s intricate skitters and bombastic melodies into neatly composed songs. “I was really able to get a sound and a complexity that I was pretty happy with,” Trauley says. “I don’t think we could have gotten [that] if we wrote a bunch of stuff together in a couple-week period and mixed it and mastered everything in a few months or something. It took like a year from beginning to end. Because

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of that it sounds as good as it could possibly sound technically. But at the same time, I don’t want to do it that slowly this next time. You just get sick of listening to the songs. I want everything to be a little fresher, a little quicker, but to still have that same thoughtfulness and complexity to it in terms of production, in terms of melody.” It’s easy to understand the desire to centralize recording efforts, but there are few apparent flaws on Primitive Ways. “Techtonic” is a dreamy single. Awash with ethereal effects and gorgeous harmonies and grounded by crunchy synthesizers, it’s elevated by a subtly catchy hook that you’ll likely be humming for a few days after each listen. “North Is Cold, Blood Is South” tidies the sprawling and chaotic rhythms of This Is What I Said, deploying them in a steady, ominous build that moves purposefully to its powerful conclusion. “We’ve just been trying to move towards something that’s a little more complex while still melodic,” Trauley says. “We kind of all listen to

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swimmingly: Oulipo has figured out how to work across distances, and now wants to refine its sound.

the same music and collectively end up getting interested in a lot of the same stuff, so we all head down the same path.” Apart from pushing Oulipo to take its time when writing and recording, the members’ different locations has allowed the band to occupy multiple scenes simultaneously. Frank Meadows and Nick Scavo are among the six founders of Asheville’s Apothecary, a multipurpose arts space and music venue that opened last year. That connection has given Oulipo a reliable place to play in town — the band appears there on Friday — and provided a toe-hold in Asheville’s growing experimental music community.

In Raleigh, Oulipo is one of several ambitious pop bands gravitating around DiggUp Tapes, a cassette label that also functions as a loosely constructed artist collective, providing its members with a consistent source of inspiration and friendly competition. “Frank and Nick run Apothecary as their space. They’ve done a ton in terms of getting us involved in Asheville’s scene,” Trauley says. “We’re all kind of originally from near Raleigh, so that’s our original home scene. With Asheville and Apothecary, that’s done a lot for us in terms of making connections for future shows.” With a firm N.C. base, Oulipo is now concerned with refining its sound. Trauley says the band is working on new material that he hopes will be darker, more mature and more organic than anything the group has done to this point. “It’s really important that we write really strong melodies and just have the production be really clean,” he says. “I want everything to be exposed.”


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review: Tame impala aT The orange peel by alli marshall The way the Friday, Feb. 22 Tame Impala show (at The Orange Peel) opened (at least from my vantage point) was with a halo of green-gold light exploding just behind the head of guitarist Dominic Simper, while frontman Kevin Parker, all hair and sinew, writhed gently through the intro. As if the band knew they were about to slay with their huge sound. But wanted to be benevolent about it. Not in a “this will hurt us more than it hurts you” way, but in a “killing me softly” way. In the sense that the highest compliment afforded to a band these days is that they “killed it,” and Tame Impala’s particular brand of murder entailed sonic sweeps and washes and waves that thundered menacingly but fell in blankets of dreams. Parker’s effervescent falsetto sparkled among the psychedelic layers of “Apocalypse Dreams.” The song felt almost too epic for so early in the set but, it turns out, the band has been playing the same set for the duration of this leg of the tour. Which could be a bad thing, if it felt stale, but there was nothing in the evening that read as tired or played out. If anything, the band could have played less. Not that anyone wants that, but they could have held back and still been every bit as memorable. The show included several extended outros and jams, like on “It Is Not Meant To Be.” That song, on recording, trips and shimmies along looped guitar parts and echoey vocals. Live, its lava-lamp-bubbling and shape-shifting took on a late ‘60s mien. Which is a good thing. Too often, modern psychedelic rock devolves into noodly jam. Tame Impala’s sound — even live (which is, for this band, a completely different take on the songs that in the studio) — is rooted equally in modern lo-fi rock and retro psychedelia (without the cultural preciousness). “Solitude Is Bliss” galloped and pulsed its way to a feedback-heavy conclusion; “Endors Toi” reworked lounge-y, ‘70s motifs, shot through with effects. And then “Music to Walk Home By” slowed to maximize its spacey, scifi warble. A cannonade of guitar parts met an organ melody so sublime it seemed to float. At this point in the evening we learned that everyone in the band had been sick — not least Parker — since their New York shows. “A terrible illness,” they called it, and then continued to play like they had just awoken, refreshed, from naps on clouds and rounds of B-12 injections. Tame Impala’s current single, “Elephant,” received an especially energetic treatment, reverberating into the room on huge, syncopated rhythms and a roar of guitar and bass. The band, bathed in gold light with

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shocks of purple, looked almost too slender and spare to craft such a momentous sound. But they did. Of course they did. Hair spilling over cheekbones, bodies folded over instruments like elegant birds. If “Elephant” crushed in its assault, the moodier “Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind?” rocked more profoundly. Distortion lent a buzz to the song’s lower register. From there, the band eased into the soulful groove of “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.” That song, Tame Impala’s slow-dance, dripped with longing. A crowd surfer rode a tide of hands to the slowed, slinky beat. The heart-wrench of “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards,” paired with dance-beat-meetsheavy-soul of “Be Above It” beg the question, if Parker can write and compose songs of this complexity and emotional refinement now, just in his mid-’20s, what will he be doing two decades from now? Because really, much of what artists achieve in long-term careers is a spiraling in on themes and understandings. A refining of their medium, their vision and their own human-

ism. It’s possible that the psychedelic canvas of Tame Impala lends itself to more varied (and, perhaps, prematurely complex) interpretation than the average rock song. The layers and textures, the whisper tracks and the constant warm rinse of distortion spin the sound like a kaleidoscope. But still. There’s a lot going on here, and Parker is just getting started. The evening ended with the bluesy pummel of “Half Glass Full of Wine”— the feedback, the slow-and-dirty guitar work and the slow build that built and built until a not-quite-angry but totally grungy solo broke with the relief of a storm after a day of barometric oppression. And then, after a short wait, the band returned to a stage bathed in purple light, performing “Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control” for an encore. It’s a towering song, with the huge drums, the lyrics buried under layers of effects and the melodies swirling in sonic eddies. And, considering the show, a perfect end to the evening.

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songs of water Greensboro, N.C.-based Songs of Water fuses ancient and modern, acoustic grass-roots jam sessions and classical training, jazz stylings and organic compositions. And there’s the band’s “uncommon use of the hammered dulcimer [which] melodically leads many of the group’s instrumental pieces.” The seven-member outfit features the songwriting of Stephen Roach; they’ve performed on Michael Johnathon’s WoodSongs Old Time Radio Show, LEAF and Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival. Songs of Water takes the stage at The Grey Eagle on Thursday, March 7. Jay Brown also performs. 9 p.m., $8/$10. thegreyeagle.com.

girls of atomic City In her new book, The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, local author Denise Kiernan recounts the story of the female workers in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The town itself was one of the Manhattan Project’s secret cities, created in 1942. The women recruited to work there knew little about their mysterious wartime jobs until the bomb “Little Boy” was dropped over Hiroshima. Kiernan created Atomic through interviews with Oak Ridge residents including surviving women workers. She’ll discuss her book at Malaprop’s on Saturday, March 9, 7 p.m. Free. malaprops.com.

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The humms “The show is to be an old tyme rock and raw hazing venture,” say Athens, Ga.-based garage rockers The Humms. The trio’s bio recounts their evolution through influences like “their Cramps-esque B-horror flick shtick … vintage psychedelic lo-fi pop (à la The Troggs) and Gothic blues-rock (think Flat Duo Jets).” The Humms’ 2010 full-length, Lemonland is 18 tracks of pithy, hard-hitting and (mostly) super-short grunge-tinged psychedelia. They play the Double Crown on Saturday, March 9 with The Vaygues. 10 p.m., $7. facebook.com/GrandmaPresents. Photo by Daniel Pelken.

everyone orchestra The Everyone Orchestra has a bit of a misleading name. Yes, their shows offer an orchestral-esque experience, with conductor Matt Butler leading the band. But the “everyones” involved are players like Kyle Hollingsworth from String Cheese Incident, Reed Mathis from Tea Leaf Green and Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz from ALO. Expect some all-star locals as well (Greg Hollowell from the Booty Band and Mike Healy and Anthony Thogmartin from Papadosio). Asheville Music Hall. $12/$15. everyoneorchestra. com or ashevillemusichall.com.


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been conversing a little with this guy from 4AD and from Domino, and either of those would be absolutely insane. 4AD would be like … if I could somehow be on the same label that the Pixies were dropped on, I think I would probably just collapse and not be able to understand how it happened. “The funny thing about it is, I was trying to send [the album] to these very same labels in November. And obviously it was just another unsolicited thing and I knew I probably wasn’t going to get a response, and I didn’t. But it’s kind of funny: You get on Pitchfork and everyone’s like, ‘Oh yeah, I’m really digging this track!’” “It’s definitely pretty nuts. But it’s cool because it’s not as if it totally happened out of nowhere. I really have been pretty much devoting all time, literally, to music for the last year or so.” Scott made the album at home on a four-track tape recorder last fall, playing all the instruments himself, and then posted it online for free. Ironically, he removed the tracks just before the Pitchfork article at the urging of a small Brooklyn-based label he was then in talks with. Now, with so much interest from national labels, it’s unlikely they’ll reappear. But that doesn’t mean you’ll have to wait for its official release. “If anyone really really wants it, at least until I officially get signed, I’ll just send it to them if they, like, email me or something,” he offers with charming nonchalance. X Dane Smith can be reached at dsmith@mountainx.com.

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adaM dalton distillery DJ dance party (EDM, bass), 10pm

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westville pUb Gypsy Swingers (acoustic jazz), 9:30pm

apotheCary Will Bollinger w/ New Metro & The Taliban, 8:30pm

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dirty soUth loUnge Disclaimer Standup Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm

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elaine's dUeling piano bar Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am

altaMont brewing CoMpany Big Nasty (jazz) w/ Balkan Death Grip, 9:30pm

eMerald loUnge Young Buffalo (indie rock) w/ Blessed Feathers, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, 9pm

apotheCary Albert Adams (experimental, rock) w/ Oulipo (indie pop) & Dogtooth, 9pm asheville MUsiC hall Desert Dwellers (electronic, dub) w/ The Human Experience & Aligning Minds, 10pm

grove park inn great hall Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm The B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm harrah's Cherokee Throwback DJ ('70s-'90s), 6pm-close holland's grille Karaoke, 9:30pm isis restaUrant and MUsiC hall He's My Brother She's My Sister ("psychacoustic") w/ Paper Bird & Shakey Graves, 9pm JaCk of the wood pUb Old-time jam, 4pm

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indie orchestra: Philadelphia-based Grandchildren began as a recording project but eventually spawned a six-piece “electro-coustic orchestral pop band” that melds acoustic folk stylings with live electronics and dance-inducing percussion. The band plays Apothecary on Sunday, March 10.

Thursday, marCh 7

olive or twist Cadillac Rex (oldies, swing, rock), 8-11pm

185 king street The Wilhelm Brothers (folk, roots), 8pm

one stop deli & bar Soul/jazz jam w/ Preston Cate, 10pm

5 walnUt wine bar The Big Nasty (gypsy jazz), 8-10pm

phoenix loUnge Mike Sweet ('60s & '70s rock covers), 8pm

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red stag grill Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 7-10pm

altaMont brewing CoMpany Stuart McNair, 9pm

soUthern appalaChian brewery Todd Hoke (Americana, folk), 6pm

apotheCary Kids w/ basshunter64, Velocirapture & Daises, 8:30pm

tallgary's Cantina Open mic/jam, 7pm the bywater International reggae dance night, 9pm the dUgoUt Karaoke, 8pm the hangar loUnge Karaoke, 10pm tiMo's hoUse Blues jam, 10pm trailhead restaUrant and bar Kevin Scanlon's old-time jam, 6:30pm

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grey eagle MUsiC hall & tavern Holly Williams (singer-songwriter) w/ FrazierBand, 8pm

lobster trap Hank Bones ("man of 1,000 songs"), 7-9pm odditoriUM Ryan Barber (R&B), 9pm

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orange peel Daedelus (electronic, baroque) w/ Salva, Ryan Hemsworth & Samo Sound Boy, 9pm phoenix loUnge Bradford Carson (rock, jam, blues), 8pm pisgah brewing CoMpany That1Guy (experimental) w/ Wolff, 9pm

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pUrple onion Cafe Marshall Ballew & Wanda Lu Paxton, 7:30pm

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red stag grill Eric Ciborski (piano), 7-10pm

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tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes Billy the Kid & the Outlaws, 8:30pm

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holland's grille Dr. Brown's team trivia, 8pm

wild wing Cafe Ashli Rose (singer-songwriter), 8pm

isis restaUrant and MUsiC hall Common Foundation (reggae, ska), 8pm

soUthern appalaChian brewery Nitrograss (bluegrass), 7pm tallgary's Cantina Asheville music showcase, 8pm the Market plaCe Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, beats), 6-9pm tiMo's hoUse Asheville Drum 'n' Bass Collective, 10pm-2am town pUMp

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red stag grill Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 8-11pm

wild wing Cafe Trial by Fire (Journey tribute), 9pm

sCandals nightClUb Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am soUth side station Karaoke, 9pm soUthern appalaChian brewery 2/3 Goat (folk, metrobilly), 8pm straightaway Cafe South Forty (rock, honky-tonk), 6pm tallgary's Cantina Contagious (rock), 9:30pm the altaMont theater Chuck Brodsky (singer-songwriter, folk), 8pm the bywater What It Is (jazz, funk), 9pm the Market plaCe Patrick Fitzsimons (blues, world, jazz), 7-10pm tiMo's hoUse DJ Jet & guests (hip-hop), 10pm-2am town pUMp Bullfeather (rock, soul), 9pm toy boat CoMMUnity art spaCe WNC Magic Club (variety show), 5:30pm

saTurday, marCh 9 185 king street Pipapelli Blues (CD release), 8pm 5 walnUt wine bar King Leo & His New Hot Rhythm (hot jazz), 10pm allstars sports bar and grill Saloon 5 (rock, country, covers), 10pm asheville MUsiC hall Everyone Orchestra feat. Kyle Hollingsworth (of String Cheese Incident), Reed Mathis, Mike Healy & more (improv, jam), 10pm

Peggy Ratusz (blues, jazz, swing), 6pm grey eagle MUsiC hall & tavern Blue Dogs (Americana, country, rock) w/ The Corduroy Road, 9pm grove park inn great hall Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm harrah's Cherokee Fortunate Sons w/ DJ Suave, 8pm highland brewing CoMpany One Leg Up (jazz), 6pm holland's grille Karaoke, 9:30pm hotel indigo Juan Buenavitas & friends (Spanish/flamenco guitar), 7-10pm isis restaUrant and MUsiC hall Firecracker Jazz Band, 9pm

athena's ClUb Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am

JaCk of the wood pUb The High Jump Heart (folk, pop, rock), 5pm Toy Soldiers (rock, soul) w/ Daphne Lee Martin, 9pm

bier garden DJ Don Magic, 9pm-1am

lobster trap Trevor Storia (jazz), 7pm

blaCk MoUntain ale hoUse Paul Edelman (folk, rock), 9pm

Monte vista hotel Blue Moon (jazz, country, rock), 6pm

boiler rooM Mindshapefist w/ Vic Crown & Twist of Fate (hard rock), 9pm

odditoriUM Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion w/ The Krektones & The Sweet Talkers (garage rock), 9pm

treasUre ClUb DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am

doUble Crown The Humms (rock) w/ Vaygues ('60s powerpop) & DJ Lorruh, 9pm

tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes Kontained, 7pm Peggy & the Swingdaddies, 10pm

elaine's dUeling piano bar Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am

vanUatU kava bar Seraphim Arkistra (electro-coustic, ambient, improv), 9pm

eMerald loUnge lowercase letters w/ Conversations with Enemies, Man on Earth & Gone by Daylight (rock), 9pm

wall street Coffee hoUse Open mic, 9pm

frenCh broad brewery tasting rooM

olive or twist 42nd Street Jazz Band, 8-11pm one stop deli & bar Bluegrass brunch w/ Jay Franck (of Sanctum Sully) & friends, noon-3pm Jahman Brahman (rock, jam), 8pm paCk's tavern A Social Function (rock, dance), 9pm phoenix loUnge The Zealots (alternative, rockabilly), 9pm


clubdirectory 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 The asheville public (Tap) 505-1720 asheville music hall 255-7777 athena’s Club 252-2456 avery Creek pizza & ribs 687-2400 barley’s Tap room 255-0504 black mountain ale house 669-9090 blend hookah lounge 505-0067 blue mountain pizza 658-8777 blue note grille 697-6828 boiler room 505-1612 bobo gallery 254-3426 broadway’s 285-0400 burgerworx 253-2333 The bywater 232-6967 Club hairspray 258-2027 Club metropolis 258-2027 Club remix 258-2027 The Chop house 253-1852

The Corner 575-2449 Craggie brewing Company 254-0360 Creature’s Cafe 254-3636 Creekside Taphouse 575-2880 adam dalton distillery 367-6401 dark City deli 257-5300 desoto lounge 986-4828 diana wortham Theater 257-4530 dirty south lounge 251-1777 dobra Tea room 575-2424 The dugout 692-9262 eleven on grove 505-1612 emerald lounge 232- 4372 firestorm Cafe 255-8115 fred’s speakeasy 281-0920 french broad brewery Tasting room 277-0222 french broad Chocolate lounge 252-4181 The gateway Club 456-6789 good stuff 649-9711 grey eagle music hall & Tavern 232-5800 grind Cafe 430-4343 grove house eleven on grove 505-1612 The grove park inn (elaine’s piano bar/ great hall) 252-2711 The handlebar (864) 233-6173

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hangar lounge 684-1213 harrah’s Cherokee 497-7777 havana restaurant 252-1611 highland brewing Company 299-3370 holland’s grille 298-8780 The hop 254-2224 The hop west 252-5155 iron horse station 622-0022 Jack of hearts pub 645-2700 Jack of the wood 252-5445 Jus one more 253-8770 lexington avenue brewery 252-0212 The lobster Trap 350-0505 The lower level 505-8333 luella’s bar-b-que 505-RIBS mack kell’s pub & grill 253-8805 The magnetic field 257-4003 mike’s side pocket 281-3096 monte vista hotel 669-8870 odditorium 505-8388 one stop bar deli & bar 255-7777 o.henry’s/Tug 254-1891 The orange peel 225-5851 pack’s Tavern 225-6944 pisgah brewing Co. 669-0190 pulp 225-5851 purple onion Cafe 749-1179

Live music, 9pm town pUMp Derek Frye (rock, jam), 9pm

pUlp Pleasures of the Ultraviolent (rock, punk) w/ Ivan the Terribles, 9pm

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pUrple onion Cafe Marc Yaxley (jazz guitar), 7:30pm

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vanUatU kava bar Food Poets Society (poetry, music, food), 9pm

sCandals nightClUb Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am soUthern appalaChian brewery Taylor Moore Band (Americana, rock), 8pm straightaway Cafe Sarah Tucker (folk, pop), 6pm tallgary's Cantina WestSound (R&B, dance), 9:30pm the altaMont theater David Grier (bluegrass, guitar), 8pm the bywater

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barley's taprooM Skylark (jazz), 7:30pm

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Drag show, 12:30am soUthern appalaChian brewery Jason DeCristofaro (jazz), 5pm straightaway Cafe Darlyn Cain (singer-songwriter), 6pm the altaMont theater Pan Harmonia (classical), 5pm Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band (Americana, old-time), 7pm tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes Lyric (soul, funk, pop), noon wall street Coffee hoUse Kids' open mic, 2pm

monday, marCh 11 185 king street Mike Ashworth & friends (jazz, fusion, funk), 8pm 5 walnUt wine bar The Flowers (singer-songwriter), 8-10pm apotheCary Knives & Daggers (rock, shoegaze) w/ Telecine & Kings of Prussia, 8:30pm blaCk MoUntain ale hoUse Karaoke, 9pm CoUrtyard gallery Open mic, 8-11pm eMerald loUnge Cask Mouse (indie pop) w/ Mieka Pauley & sami.the.great, 9:30pm grey eagle MUsiC hall & tavern Contra dance, 8pm grove park inn great hall Bob Zullo (jazz, pop, guitar), 6:3010:30pm holland's grille Open mic, 8pm isis restaUrant and MUsiC hall Max Caddy & Stig Stiglets w/ Anya Hinkle, 8pm JaCk of the wood pUb Filthy Still (folk rock, bluegrass), 9pm lobster trap Dana & Susan Robinson (roots, traditional), 7pm phoenix loUnge Howie Johnson Trio (rock, jam), 9pm the bywater Open mic, 9pm the hangar loUnge Karaoke, 10pm tiMo's hoUse Jam night (multi-genre open jam), 10pm treasUre ClUb DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am

tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes Scary-Oke, 11pm

westville pUb Blues jam, 10pm

pisgah brewing CoMpany Natural Vibrations (reggae, roots), 9pm

westville pUb Trivia night, 9pm

white horse Irish sessions, 6:30pm Open mic, 8:45pm

pUlp Rory Kelly's Triple Threat (rock) w/ Zombie Queen, 9pm

wild wing Cafe Team trivia, 8pm

wild wing Cafe Karaoke, 9:30pm

red stag grill Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 7-10pm

Tuesday, marCh 12

wednesday, marCh 13

185 king street Songwriting competition, 8pm

185 king street Dance jam w/ Jeff Sipe, 8pm

5 walnUt wine bar The John Henry's (gypsy jazz), 8-10pm

5 walnUt wine bar One Leg Up (hot jazz), 8pm

altaMont brewing CoMpany Open mic, 8pm

adaM dalton distillery DJ dance party (EDM, bass), 10pm

asheville MUsiC hall Funk jam, 11pm

allstars sports bar and grill Karaoke, 9pm

Creekside taphoUse Old-time jam, 6:30pm

barley's taprooM Dr. Brown's Team Trivia, 8:30pm

grove park inn great hall Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm The B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm

Creekside taphoUse Open mic, 9pm

isis restaUrant and MUsiC hall Bluegrass sessions, 9pm JaCk of the wood pUb The Royal Hounds (rockabilly), 10pm lobster trap Jay Brown (Americana, folk), 7-9pm native kitChen & soCial pUb Trivia, 7pm olive or twist Bluedawg blues jam, 8-11pm one stop deli & bar Two for Tuesday feat: Donovan & Jerry's Bones, 8pm orange peel STRFKR (electronic, pop, dance) w/ Blackbird Blackbird, 9pm phoenix loUnge Marc Yaxley Duo (classical/jazz guitar), 8pm

dirty soUth loUnge Disclaimer Standup Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm elaine's dUeling piano bar Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am eMerald loUnge Dana & Susan Robinson w/ WestWend & Dave Desmelik (folk, singer-songwriter), 9pm grove park inn great hall Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm The B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm harrah's Cherokee Throwback DJ ('70s-'90s), 6pm-close holland's grille Karaoke, 9:30pm isis restaUrant and MUsiC hall Impromptu Sessions (improv jam w/ rotating musicians), 9:30pm

the dUgoUt Karaoke, 8pm

bier garden DJ Don Magic, 9pm-1am blaCk MoUntain ale hoUse Pierce Edens (alt-country, roots), 9pm eMerald loUnge The Zealots (rock, pop) w/ Woody Wood & David Earl Band, 9pm

tiMo's hoUse Blues jam, 10pm

one stop deli & bar Phish n' Chips (Phish covers), 6pm DrFameus (electronic) w/ The Mike Dillon Band, 10pm

frenCh broad brewery tasting rooM Dave Desmelik (Americana), 6pm

trailhead restaUrant and bar Kevin Scanlon's old-time jam, 6:30pm treasUre ClUb DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am

orange peel Noah Gardenswartz & Gilbert Lawand (comedy), 8pm

tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes Jason DeCristofaro Trio (jazz), 8:30pm

phoenix loUnge Bradford Carson (rock, jam, blues), 8pm pUrple onion Cafe Dylan Sneed, 7:30pm

vanUatU kava bar Open mic, 8:30pm white horse Krmar Das (Indian, flamenco, folk), 7:30pm wild wing Cafe Jeff & Justin (acoustic), 8pm

Thursday, marCh 14 185 king street Underhill Rose (country, Americana), 8pm 5 walnUt wine bar The Big Nasty (gypsy jazz), 8-10pm allstars sports bar and grill Dance night, 10pm

eMerald loUnge Stephane Wrembel (jazz guitar) w/ Balkan Death Grip, 9pm

tolliver's Crossing irish pUb Trivia, 8:30pm

olive or twist Cadillac Rex (oldies, swing, rock), 8-11pm

frenCh broad brewery tasting rooM LeMaster Plan (alternative), 6pm

one stop deli & bar Soul/jazz jam w/ Preston Cate, 10pm

grove park inn great hall Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm The B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm harrah's Cherokee

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tallgary's Cantina Asheville music showcase, 8pm

highland brewing CoMpany Alex Krug Combo CD release (Americana, folk), 6pm

the altaMont theater Benavides-Wolf (flamenco, Latin, jazz) CD release, 8pm

holland's grille Mojomatic (rock, blues), 9pm

the Market plaCe Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, beats), 6-9pm

hotel indigo Juan Buenavitas & friends (Spanish/flamenco guitar), 7-10pm

tiMo's hoUse Asheville Drum 'n' Bass Collective, 10pm-2am

JaCk of the wood pUb Whitney Morgan & the 78's (honky-tonk) w/ J.P. Harris & the Tough Choices, 9pm

treasUre ClUb DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am

lobster trap Ben Hovey (downtempo, trumpet, electronics), 7pm

grove park inn great hall Donna Germano (hammered dulcimer), 2-4pm Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm harrah's Cherokee A Social Function (dance) w/ DJ Moto, 8pm

trailhead restaUrant and bar Zydeco jam w/ Steve Burnside, 7pm

apotheCary Hisham Mayet films (of Sublime Frequencies), 8:30pm

grey eagle MUsiC hall & tavern Jill Andrews (singer-songwriter, roots) w/ Humming House, 9pm

red stag grill Eric Ciborski (piano), 7-10pm

town pUMp Linda Mitchell (jazz, blues), 9pm

the altaMont theater Tina Evans & James Hammel (jazz), 8pm

phoenix loUnge Rocky Lindsley (rock), 9pm

athena's ClUb Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am

olive or twist Heather Masterton Jazz Quartet, 8-11pm

elaine's dUeling piano bar Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am

tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes El Duende (Latin jazz), 9pm

JaCk of hearts pUb Old-time jam, 7pm

the hangar loUnge Karaoke, 10pm

lexington ave brewery (lab) Back stage: Spirits of the Red City (Americana, folk), 9pm

treasUre ClUb DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am

asheville MUsiC hall Zach Deputy (soul, funk, jam), 10pm

lobster trap Hank Bones ("man of 1,000 songs"), 7-9pm

barley's taprooM Alien Music Club (jazz jam), 9pm

tallgary's Cantina Techno dance party, 9:30pm

Sharkadelics (rock, pop, covers), 10pm

holland's grille Dr. Brown's team trivia, 8pm

JaCk of the wood pUb No Strings Attached (bluegrass), 7-9pm Bluegrass jam, 9pm

tallgary's Cantina Open mic/jam, 7pm

JaCk of the wood pUb Old-time jam, 4pm

sCUlly's Daughters of Atlantis (acoustic rock), 10pm

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tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes Odette Dynasty O'Hara (cabaret), 9pm westville pUb James Beale Band (funk, blues, rock), 9:30pm

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185 king street Spirits of the Red City (Americana), 8pm

paCk's tavern Scott Rains Duo (acoustic rock), 9pm

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red stag grill Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 8-11pm

allstars sports bar and grill Saloon 5 (rock, country, covers), 10pm

sCandals nightClUb Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am

apotheCary Meghanz w/ Hooded Hawks, Housefire & Rom B, 8:30pm

soUth side station Karaoke, 9pm

asheville MUsiC hall Machine Funk (Widespread Panic tribute), 10pm

straightaway Cafe R&R Crossing, 6pm tallgary's Cantina Rory Kelly's Triple Threat (rock), 9:30pm the altaMont theater Caravan of Thieves (gypsy, vaudeville, swing), 8pm the dUgoUt Unnamed Suspects (rock), 9pm the Market plaCe Patrick Fitzsimons (blues, world, jazz), 7-10pm tiMo's hoUse DJ Jet & guests (hip-hop), 10pm-2am town pUMp WorldLine (rock), 9pm toy boat CoMMUnity art spaCe Impossible Vacation (members of Hope & Anchor and Reigning Sound) w/ Des Ark, 9pm treasUre ClUb DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes Emily Pettite, 7pm Russ Wilson & His Mighty Mighty Men (swing), 10pm

athena's ClUb Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am bier garden DJ Don Magic, 9pm-1am blaCk MoUntain ale hoUse The Blue Rags ("rag 'n' roll"), 9pm boiler rooM Shellshock (goth, industrial), 11pm elaine's dUeling piano bar Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am eMerald loUnge Tuatha Dea (Celtic rock), 9pm frenCh broad brewery tasting rooM Emily Easterly (rock, singer-songwriter), 6pm grey eagle MUsiC hall & tavern The Revelers (Cajun, blues, swing), 9pm grove park inn great hall Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm harrah's Cherokee Sharkadelics (rock) w/ DJ Suave, 8pm

Monte vista hotel Blue Moon (jazz, country, rock), 6pm olive or twist 42nd Street Jazz Band, 8-11pm one stop deli & bar Bluegrass brunch w/ Jay Franck (of Sanctum Sully) & friends, noon-3pm orange peel Local showcase feat: Invisible Ill, Thunderdrums, Shane Pruitt & Woody Wood, 9pm paCk's tavern DJ Chops (pop, dance), 9pm

red stag grill Eric Ciborski (piano), 8-11pm sCandals nightClUb Mason Dixie Burlesque Tour, 9pm tallgary's Cantina Jarvis Jenkins Band (rock, jam) CD release, 9:30pm the altaMont theater Jamie Laval (Celtic fiddle) w/ Rosalind Buda, EJ Jones & David Brown, 8pm

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Director: Peter Webber (Girl with a Pearl earrinG) Players: MattheW Fox, toMMy lee Jones, eriko hatsune, Masayoshi, haneDa, kaori MoMoy, colin Moy, Masatoshi nakaMura, takatarô kataoka, toshiyuki nishiDa, isayo natsuyagi Historical Drama

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The Story: The story of Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s investigation into whether or not to try Emperor Hirohito for war crimes at the end of World War II. The Lowdown: Surprisingly gripping entertainment can be found in this historical drama, thanks to a solid script, strong direction and an array of impeccable performances. The year’s first solid must-see. Emperor is as close as we’ve gotten this year to a great film — and that is a sentence I never thought I’d write. In cold print, the idea of a movie based on whether or not Emperor Hirohito should be tried and executed as a war criminal at the end of World War II just isn’t that enticing. After all, we already know that it doesn’t happen. (At least, I’m assuming most people do.) However, all the back-and-forth about what should or shouldn’t happen (and who wanted what) actually turns out to be compelling drama. And if that’s not enough, there’s a secondary story about Gen. Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox), Gen. MacArthur’s (Tommy Lee Jones) chief investigator, trying to find out if the woman he loved, Aya Shimada (Eriko Hatsune), has survived the war. Blend this together with an intelligent screenplay, effective direction, striking images and a strong musical score and you’ve got one hell of a good movie. What mostly makes Emperor work is the combination of performances and the film’s knack for what feels — and mostly sounds — like authenticity. (I say mostly because there are a few instances of 21st century dialogue that creep in, like using “reached out” for asked or invited. That bit of modern business-speak is not 1945.) The images of war-ravaged Japan — which are nicely contrasted with Fellers’ flashbacks to pre-war Japan — create an aura that’s almost comparable to that of Carol Reed’s post-war Vienna in The Third Man (1949) — and Reed had the advantage of actually shooting in bombedout Vienna. The difference is that the tone of the Japanese people — defeated and occupied — is grimmer, less friendly and much harder to read because of the differences in culture. It’s no wonder that MacArthur opts to arrive on foot unarmed, and have his men do so as well, with nothing but “good old-fashioned American

Beautiful creatures (pG-13) 9:05 Escape from planet Earth 3D (pG) 1:05, 3:35, 5:55 Escape from planet Earth 2D (pG) 1:40, 4:05, 6:25, 8:45

Tommy Lee Jones as Gen. Douglas MacArthur in Peter Webber's compelling historical drama Emperor. swagger.” It makes more of an impression — and it is impression that Tommy Lee Jones’ MacArthur relies on throughout the film. That is, of course, the sort of thing Jones can do effortlessly. Frankly, the movie probably wouldn’t work without him. If the business with Feller looking for the missing Aya — and the flashbacks involving his relationship with her — are somewhat less compelling than the rest of the film, they are essential to understanding his position in the drama. This becomes especially clear when we learn that he actually had steered bombing missions away from the area she was in. He is not a dispassionate observer, and that makes him exactly the kind of biased investigator — one who understands the country — that MacArthur secretly wants. MacArthur’s position was a tricky one because America wanted to see Hirohito prosecuted, but MacArthur realized the potential danger in such an undertaking. It’s all geared to get to the famous meeting between MacArthur, the supreme commander, and Hirohito, the Emperor (Takatarô Kataoka) — complete with restaging the photograph of the two of them. The film delivers the goods in this regard by having MacArthur ultimately win by breaking just about every rule he agreed to as concerns the meeting (with, seemingly, Hirohito’s agreement). It stops short of actually exonerating the Emperor — making it clear, that while he did stand up to the military and end the war, the extent of his involvement in the war can never be known — but this film comes across as fair and compassionate. There’s more to the film than I have room to discuss here but, all in all, Emperor is both

identity thief (r) 2:00, 4:45, 7:30, 10:20

instructive and entertaining in ways that it probably doesn’t seem like it could be. It’s a pleasure to see director Peter Webber back to the kind of filmmaking we saw from him in Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) after his bad stumble with Hannibal Rising (2007). Plus, this is also the first release of 2013 I’d put on the must-see list. Rated PG-13 for violent content, brief strong language and smoking (historical). reviewed by Ken Hanke Starts Friday at Carolina Asheville Cinema 14

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The Story: Documentary about climate change and the melting of the world’s glaciers. The Lowdown: Beautiful and sometimes terrifying images abound, but the film perhaps spends too much time on the man behind the project rather than the project itself. Still worth a look for the breathtaking views. When I first saw the title Chasing Ice, I envisioned a heist picture about diamonds. What I got, however, was a documentary about glaciers melting and climate change — and it’s one of the more curious documentaries I’ve encountered. What’s odd about it is that it’s virtually two movies in one (or maybe one short movie and about 20 minutes of supple-

21 & over (r) 2:15, 4:35, 6:50, 10:00 amour (pG-13) 1:45, 4:30 argo (r) 11:00, 7:20, 10:10 Dead man Down (r) 11:00, 1:30, 4:00, 7:30, 10:00 Emperor (pG-13) 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 6:30, 8:50 a Good Day to Die Hard (r) 11:15, 1:30, 3:40, 6:00, 8:15, 10:30 identity thief (r) 11:30, 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 10:00 Jack the Giant slayer 3D (pG-13)

2:20, 7:30 Jack the Giant slayer 2D (pG-13) 11:45, 4:55, 10:05 the last Exorcism part ii (pG-13) 11:00, 1:10, 6:00, 10:30 oz the Great and powerful 3D (pG) 11:30, 12:00, 2:50, 6:30, 9:30 oz the Great and powerful 2D (pG) 11:00, 1:50, 3:15, 4:40, 7:00, 8:10, 10:00 Quartet (pG-13) 11:00, 1:20, 3:40, 6:00, 8:15, 10:30 safe Haven (pG-13) 12:15, 2:50, 5:25, 8:00, 10:30 side Effects (r) 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:05 silver linings playbook (r) 11:10, 1:50, 4:35, 7:20, 10:05

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mental "making of" material). On the one hand, you have the footage of the glaciers and this frozen world — and this stuff is impressive, even breathtaking in both its beauty and its terrifying isolation. Similarly, the timelapse photography of glaciers melting and comparisons of the changing landscapes make an impressive case — even if you long ago stopped questioning the reality of climate change (and let’s face it, that’s going to be most of the audience for this film). So, right here, we have the kernel of a pretty terrific activist documentary — complete with the standard pitfall of all activist documentaries: preaching to the converted. But there’s more — and that’s where this doc causes some problems for me. The title should give you a clue, I suppose, that this is as much about capturing these images as it is about the images themselves. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. After all, the documentary didn’t just emerge like a genie from a lamp. (How many times have you seen a photo or film of a mountain climber becoming "the first man to set foot on this peak" and thought, "except for guy with the camera"?) It’s not unreasonable to be put in a position of seeing just how the film was made. At least in theory, that’s fine, but the balance of material here reaches the tipping point — where you wonder if this is more a film about photographer James Balog (who is behind the project) than it is about glaciers and climate change. I don’t deny he ought to be rightly presented as the architect and executor of the project, but the amount of time (especially in a 75-minute movie) devoted to his life, his family, his bad knee etc. It undermines the power of the film for me. I still recommend seeing the film, however. The beauty and the enormity of the images compensate for anything that I found wrong with the film — and its message, regardless of how I feel about the overemphasis on Balog, outweighs everything else. So, yes: See the film, but you may end up feeling that it could have been more than it is. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language. reviewed by Ken Hanke Starts Friday at Fine Arts Theatre

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The Story: It’s "Jack and the Beanstalk," but with a romantic interest, extra characters and enough giants to qualify as a spectacle. The Lowdown: A purely pleasurable modern retelling of the old fairy tale that doesn’t rely on snark and pop culture references, but instead relies on writing, performances and direction to create an engaging fairy story on a large scale. Nothing I say or do is going to save Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Slayer, but it really is a

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CHASING ICE

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DEAD MAN DOWN

Danish director Niels Arden Oplev — who made the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo — reteams with star Noomi Rapace, the original girl with the dragon tattoo, for this crime thriller that also stars Colin Farrell, Dominic Cooper and Terrence Howard. This a hard group to ignore — even if no one has seen the results yet of this story of "two strangers who are irresistibly drawn to one another by their mutual desire for revenge." (R)

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The Lowdown: An unnecessary and pretty darn bad sequel to a pretty good horror film. Its biggest sin is that it’s dismally dull.

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It's Disney's great green hope and a lot of folks are pretty jazzed about the fact that Sam Raimi is at the helm of this prequel to The Wizard of Oz, which has gotten mostly positive reviews so far — from mostly negligible critics. James Franco plays the title character — or at least that's the character he's slated to be by the film's end. Also around are Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Zach Braff. (PG)

rather good movie. It’s not a great movie, but it is a good, entertaining one. More than that cannot reasonably be expected for a new — but not really revisionist — take on "Jack and the Beanstalk." Oh, sure, it’s been tarted up and added to and presents itself as the real story (cleverly so at the very end while voice-overs thrash out various versions), but its essentials remain intact. (And it’s mostly free of postmodern snark.) Much has been made — in print — of nose-picking, belching, flatulent giants, but there’s really very little of this in the film itself. And while there is humor — not to mention a seriously anachronistic coiffure on Ewan McGregor — it doesn’t lean on pop culture references. That, of course, may account for its disastrously tepid box office showing, though I think it’s more likely due to an ill-focused ad campaign combined with a general weariness about new takes on fairy tales. And this doesn’t take into account that box office prognosticators may well be creating self-fulfilling prophecies by publicizing that movies aren’t "tracking well" before they come out. Singer’s film opens cleverly, presenting the story being told (complete with storybook animation) — separately to both young Jack (Michael Self ) and young Princess Isabelle (Sydney Rawson) in a series of cross-cuts that connect the two in our minds years before they will actually meet and experience something like the adventure they’re hearing. (The film uses action that builds on previous action very nicely.) Soon, however, we’re in the film’s present with Jack (now Nicholas Hoult) being charged by his not-exactly-loving uncle (Brit character actor Christopher Fairbank) to sell the family horse (yes, I know, it’s usually Jack’s mother and a cow), which allows him not only to set the whole magic beans biz in motion, but to "meet cute" with Isabelle (now Eleanor Tomlinson). Isabelle has become a headstrong young lady prone to mingling incognito with commoners, which is understandably preferable to hanging around the palace with her transparently villainous betrothed, Roderick (Stanley Tucci with a wig and goatee that

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make him look distractingly like Tim Burton, which may be unintentional). This all leads to the magic beans, Jack’s disgrace (he actually doesn’t trade the horse), a second meeting with Isabelle and the inevitable beanstalk that propels Jack’s house — with Isabelle — into the clouds. Soon Jack, the erstwhile Sir Elmont (Ewan McGregor stealing the show whenever he’s onscreen), Roderick and company are climbing to the rescue — or to duplicitous ends in Roderick’s case. You can pretty much take it from there. It would be fair to say that nothing all that surprising happens — apart from the increase in characters and a whole land of giants (the bedtime story prepared us for this last) — but there are nice touches throughout and no shortage of style. Plus, it’s always nice when high billing is no guarantee that characters won’t become giant luncheon, and it only adds to the tension. The CGI giants are much more impressive in the film than they ever were in the trailers, though having Bill Nighy play one half of the two-headed lead giant (the other head being played by the crypt-keeper himself, John Kassir) is really a waste of Nighy’s talent. Nicholas Hoult makes a good Jack, even if he’s outdone whenever McGregor’s onscreen. The biggest drawback is in the writing for Isabelle since the film presents her as wanting to be more than a damsel in distress and then doesn’t allow her room to be much more than that. But that’s a minor point. I figure a movie like this is really working if I have even a moment’s concern over the fate of a character — and that happened here. The spectacle is pretty spectacular, the acting is solid, the writing generally witty, the direction is stylish and the whole movie is entertaining. That’s quite enough — and it’s unfortunate that it didn’t find an audience. Rated PG-13 for intense scenes of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief language. reviewed by Ken Hanke Playing at Carolina Asheville Cinema 14, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande, United Artists Beaucatcher Cinema 7

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The Story: The further demonic possession travails of the girl from The Last Exorcism.

Here we have the three B’s of horror — bland, bad and boring — packed into 88 minutes (that seemed much longer) in a sequel that nobody asked for. Back in 2010, Daniel Stamm gave us one of the few "found footage" films where terms like clever, witty and genuinely creepy could reasonably be applied. That was The Last Exorcism — a perfectly selfcontained story that was not crying out for a sequel. You will notice the absence of Stamm’s name from this one. It shows. In his place, we have someone named Ed-Gass-Donnelly. The best thing I can say is that he mostly shows workmanlike competence. At the same time, he’s ended up with a movie that is at once ridiculous and uninteresting. While I endorse the idea of not going with the "found footage" approach, I don’t think TV movie of the week is a marked improvement — especially this movie of the week. It’s hard to know where to start in cataloguing where this thing goes wrong, Well, it’s never wise to show footage from the previous better movie, but I suppose that was necessary, especially since this one mostly seems to assume the viewer has seen The Last Exorcism (which ostensibly exists here as footage on the Internet — the only quasi-clever touch to be found). Otherwise, it isn’t big on backstory. Then there’s this completely tangential bit where our possessed heroine, Nell (Ashley Bell), wanders into someone’s bed and ends up huddled on a kitchen counter — all before anything actually happens. After this boring bit, we follow her hospitalization, treatment and parceling off to some kind of home for young women (mostly not demon-possessed) trying to get their lives back together. (I am not sure why this gloomy joint full of troubled underage girls is overseen by a middle-aged man and no one else. Maybe that’s what troubles them.) Soon, of course, things start going all Friedkin on her. And, yes, the damned demon is again called Abalam and, again, no one has the good sense to include a musical parody called "When the Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves for Abalam" (I remained hopeful). Somewhat preposterously, it turns out that Abalam is basically one love-struck spawn of hell and he is all a-dither to take Nell home to meet mother (or whatever he uses for a mother). No fooling, that’s what all these supernatural shenanigans are about. This is


all supposed to usher in the end of the world (don’t worry, neither the story, nor the budget extend that far). There’s some levitation, a girl who has some kind of fit (this goes nowhere), a trip to the zoo, some Mardi Gras footage (with people in creepy masks staring at Nell), a flock of suicidal birds (possibly left over from last week’s Dark Skies), a friendly voodoo practitioner and the promise of a possessed chicken (unfortunately, this doesn’t come off). There are occasionally nice compositions, but they mean little and often strain credulity (the only phone in this rambling house is in the downstairs hall?). At the end of the day — apart from a pretty funny ending — it’s just a really dull, slow, pointless demonic possession movie. Rated PG-13 for horror violence, terror and brief language. reviewed by Ken Hanke Playing at Carolina Asheville Cinema 14, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande, United Artists Beaucatcher Cinema 7

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Director: toDD robinson (LoneLy Hearts) Players: eD Harris, DaviD DucHovny, William FicHtner, lance Henriksen Cold War Submarine thriller

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The Story: A Soviet submarine captain nearing the end of his career must stop a group of rogue KGB agents who look to ignite nuclear war. The Lowdown: Professionally made, well-acted and occasionally literate, but also occasionally confusing, silly and pointless. Todd Robinson’s Phantom is the definition of middling cinema: a movie that’s watchable and professionally made, with an often literate and an occasionally thoughtful screenplay. But then there’s the other side of Phantom — the one that veers into goofy, mawkish and confusing; the one that lacks any real emotional resonance or dramatic tension. For every step the film takes in the right direction, there’s one where it stumbles — resulting in a movie that’s harmless, yet airless and forgettable. Phantom is little more than a Cold War submarine thriller, taking the peculiar approach of following a bunch of Soviet sailors with

occasionally distracting American accents. According to Robinson, the idea is to humanize these men, making them less Cold War boogeymen and more relatable to the average American. More likely, it was to avoid the inevitable silly Russian accents (even though Lance Henriksen with a Boris Badenov accent would’ve been worth the price of admission alone), but it’s ultimately a lose-lose situation since, either way, you end up with a distraction. Regardless, we get Ed Harris as Demi, our requisite grizzled sub captain, on one last voyage before retirement — the sole purpose of which is to assist government agent Bruni (David Duchovny) in the testing of a top secret piece of equipment called “The Phantom.” The Phantom has the ability to record and mock the sounds of other seafaring vessels, giving their submarine the ability to confuse enemy ships. Unfortunately for just about everyone, Bruni’s sole plan is to overtake Demi, use The Phantom to attack America with a nuclear warhead and throw the world into World War III. Demi — who has a guilt-ridden, dishonorable past — must defeat Bruni by both physically and mentally overmatching him. For the most part, the movie is intelligently constructed, though Robinson has an unfortunate habit of leaving plot threads dangling and simply skipping over or rushing through important points in the story. Continuing Phantom’s habit of unevenness, the dialogue is often crisp (it helps that it’s being delivered by a solid — though unspectacular — cast), but occasionally regresses into the realm of corny. Even the climax is wobbly, at first being smartly constructed, but then devolving into a silly final scene that’s unduly weird and laughably sentimental. But Phantom’s greatest sin is never giving us a reason to be invested. Since we’re all aware that the world was never plummeted into a nuclear holocaust in the ’60s, there’s a distinct lack of dramatic tension. The real kicker is a lack of emotional resonance in these stock characters — something that’s needed for the film’s big, emotional payoff to work. In all, Phantom is a bit too drab and a bit too much on the wrong side of mediocrity to get interested in. Rated R for violence. reviewed by Justin Souther Playing at Carmike 10, Carolina Asheville Cinema 14, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande

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Director: Jon Lucas, scott Moore PLayers: MiLes teLLer, skyLar astin, Justin chon, sarah Wright, Jonathan keLtz raunchy cOming-Of-age cOmedy

rated r

The Story: Two buddies surprise their best friend from high school on his 21st birthday and alcohol sends their plans quickly awry. The Lowdown: A generally unfunny comedy that tries to be about growing up, but is just too damn obnoxious to work. In theory, 21 and Over is supposed to be raunchy and a little shocking. It’s chock full of the usual raunchy party movie staples — booze, expletive-laced dialogue, gratuitous nudity — but it’s all old hat at this point. (The most offensive part of 21 and Over is that it makes me look like a prude as I rail against its juvenilia.) Look, I’m all for swearing and pointless exercises in nakedness, but you’ve got to be clever about it. This is 2013. We were supposed to have flying cars and personal jetpacks at this point, and instead we’re left with regressive, recycled junk. Canterbury Tales had fart jokes 500 years ago; let’s get on with it. Regardless, 21 and Over puts little effort into originality. Written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who scribed The Hangover (2009), we basically get a rehash of that film. Instead of a bachelor party, we get the surprise 21st birthday of stressed out pre-med stu-

dent Jeff Chang (Justin Chon, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1), thrown by his old high school buddies Miller (Miles Teller, Footloose) and Casey (Skylar Astin, Pitch Perfect). With Jeff’s med school interview scheduled for first thing in the morning coupled with his inability to hold his drinks that night and the fact that Miller and Casey have no clue where his house is, the hi-jinks inevitably ensue. By sheer force of will, a few of the jokes work, but the bulk of 21 and Over feels like lots of other just-as-bad teen/frat/college party comedies: mostly just overly-aggressive and tactless. Even our main characters feel like they were picked from a Sears catalog of movie clichés, with Miller being the vulgar, cocky one and Casey the uptight, cautious prig. Since this is a movie built on being unlikable, no one’s easy to warm up to here. In the film’s favor, there are attempts at giving the film some heart, as the story is really about growing up and the ways in which we lose touch with our closest friends. Unfortunately, the treatment of these growing pains is far too heavyhanded, especially when you realize the theme was handled much more deftly — even made bittersweet — in Greg Mottola’s Superbad (2007). There’s no identity here, just crassness for the sake of crassness. When people complain about the lack of originality in Hollywood, they’re talking about films like 21 and Over. Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, some graphic nudity, drugs and drinking. reviewed by Justin Souther Playing at Carolina Asheville Cinema 14, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande, United Artists Beaucatcher Cinema 7

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specialscreenings BOmBshell JJJJJ cOmedy rated nr In Brief: A bitingly satiric — but good-natured — look at a 1930s sex-symbol movie star (Jean Harlow), her dysfunctional household, her love-life and her trials with the studio publicist (Lee Tracy). Fast-paced, funny, risque in the pre-code manner and quite possibly Jean Harlow’s best vehicle. The Asheville Film Society will screen Bombshell Tuesday, March 12 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.

carlOs JJJJ drama rated nr In Brief: Part two of Olivier Assayas’ critically-acclaimed TV mini-series (that also saw a theatrical release), Carlos. (It is being shown over the next two weeks in two more installments by World Cinema.) Covering 20 years and taking place all over the world, the story of Venezuelan terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez (aka Carlos) is an exhaustive — and occasionally exhausting — examination of its subject. Even so, it’s delivered in large chunks that are just slapped together in a way that can make it hard to follow. Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present Carlos Part Two Friday, March 8 at 8 p.m. at Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St., River Arts District, upstairs in the Railroad Library). Info: 273-3332, http://www.ashevillecourtyard.com

the deadly mantis JJJJ sci-fi silliness rated nr In Brief: The title pretty much says it all. This is a 1950s insect-fear film (of course) about a giant praying mantis (what else). In its favor, the effects work is pretty good and the solid — if not exactly exciting — cast manage to take it all very seriously. You may find yourself having a harder time doing so, but isn’t that the appeal? The Thursday Horror Picture Show will screen The Deadly Mantis Thursday, March 7 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.

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drama rated nr In Brief: The first — and in many ways still the best — of the all-star movies, Edmund Goulding’s Grand Hotel (1932) — presented here in a beautiful restoration that probably looks better than the film did in 1932 — is a richly rewarding drama of life, love and death taking place in Berlin’s Grand Hotel. The cast is impeccable. John Barrymore is at his best. Garbo shines as the troubled ballet star. And Joan Crawford has never been so appealing. Every inch of the film is an essay in class — but laced with humor and never in the least bit stuffy. One of the essentials of classic film. The Asheville Film Society's Big Screen Budget Series will show Grand Hotel Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. in one of the downstairs theaters at The Carolina Asheville. Admission is $5 for AFS members and $7 for the general public.

tOwer Of lOndOn JJJJ histOrical drama with hOrrOr trappings rated nr In Brief: Somewhere in between history and Shakespeare with a dollop of housebrand horror (this did come from Universal Pictures, after all) is Rowland V. Lee’s Tower of London. Despite the presence of Boris Karloff and the score from Son of Frankenstein (also directed by Lee), this a reasonably non-horrific offering — but certainly not shy of mayhem — that purports to show the grisly (this was pre-revisionist) rise and fall of Richard III (Basil Rathbone). It’s not particularly deep or subtle, but it’s a lot of fun and a solid production. The Hendersonville Film Society will show Tower of London Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community (behind Epic Cinemas), 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.


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Miles Teller, skylar asTin, JusTin Chon, sarah WrighT, JonaThan kelTz Raunchy Coming-of-Age Comedy Two buddies surprise their best friend from high school on his 21st birthday and alcohol sends their plans quickly awry. A generally unfunny comedy that tries to be about growing up, but is just too damn obnoxious to work. Rated R

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Jean-louis TrinTignanT, eMManuelle riva, isabelle hupperT, alexandre Tharaud, WilliaM shinnell Drama A husband tries to cope with his wife’s terminal illness. Highly-acclaimed in most quarters, this slow, humorless essay in human misery is not going to be to everyone’s taste and will appeal mostly to those already sold on the director’s style. Rated PG-13

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ben affleCk, bryan CransTon, alan arkin, John goodMan, viCTor garber Drama/Thriller The “true story” of the CIA’s attempts at removing diplomats from Iran during the hostage crisis by having agents and the diplomats pose as Canadian filmmakers working on the sci-fi picture Argo. A well-crafted, entertaining and intelligent crowd-pleaser that’s a bit too pat and Hollywood-ized to really transcend into greatness. Rated R

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alden ehrenreiCh, aliCe englerT, JereMy irons, viola davis, eMMa ThoMpson, eMMy rossuM, eileen aTkins Fantasy Romance A nonconformist human boy in a small Southern town falls for an outsider/newcomer who happens to be a witch. The course of this love does not run smoothly. Surprisingly likable, adult and even witty teen romance of the fantasy variety. The old pros help, but the script and the young leads are very strong. Rated PG-13

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JaMes balog, svavar JonaTansson, adaM leWinTer, louise psihoyos Documentary Documentary about climate change and the melting of the world’s glaciers. Beautiful and sometimes terrifying images abound, but the film perhaps spends too much time on the man behind the project rather than the project itself. Still worth a look for the breathtaking views. Rated PG-13

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keri russell, Josh haMilTon, dakoTa goyo, kadan roCkeTT, J.k. siMMons Sci-Fi Flapdoodle Strange events keep happening to a suburban family in this tepid alien abduction movie. A dull, lifeless sci-fi folderol of the conspiracy-theory kind crossed with a Paranormal Activity vibe. Rated PG-13

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MaTTheW fox, ToMMy lee Jones, eriko haTsune, Masayoshi, haneda, kaori MoMoy, Colin Moy, MasaToshi nakaMura, TakaTarô kaTaoka, Toshiyuki nishida, isayo naTsuyagi Historical Drama The story of Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s investigation into whether or not to try Emperor Hirohito for war crimes at the end of World War II. Surprisingly gripping entertainment can be found in this historical drama, thanks to a solid script, strong direction and an array of impeccable performances. The year’s first solid must-see. Rated PG-13

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(voiCes) rob Corddry, brendan fraser, sarah JessiCa parker, JessiCa alba, riCky gervais, WilliaM shaTner Animated Sci-Fi Adventure A cowardly, cautious alien must rescue his brash, idiotic brother from

Area 51. Harmless, uninspired animated pap with an unfortunately high dose of corny pop culture humor. Rated PG

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bruCe Willis, Jai CourTney, sebasTian koCh, Mary elizabeTh WinsTead, yuliya snigir, Cole hauser Action When his son is arrested in Russia, John McClane goes to see what’s afoot and ends up involved in massive mayhem. It has Bruce Willis in his best remembered role. It has an R rating. It has car chases and shooting and explosions. It’s also pretty awful. Rated R

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Maggie sMiTh, ToM CourTenay, billy Connolly, pauline Collins, MiChael gaMbon Comedy Drama Life at a retirement home for musicians and musical performers is disrupted by the arrival of a famous diva and the threat of the home being shut down if their annual gala isn’t a big success. A rather familiar story is given a first-rate treatment by an excellent cast and assured direction. Extremely enjoyable, especially for Anglophiles and fans of the stars. Rated PG-13

Jason baTeMan, Melissa MCCarThy, aManda peeT, T.i., genesis roriguez, John Cho Raunch-com When a woman steals a man’s identity and runs up astronomical debts, her victim tracks her down in search of reparation. Overlong, distasteful, strikingly unfunny and badly written. It’s not directed all that well either. Rated R

Julianne hough, Josh duhaMel, david lyons, Cobie sMulders Melodramatic Romance A woman on the run ends up in a sleepy coastal town while her past tries desperately to catch up with her. Purely schmaltzy melodrama from the reigning goofball king of it, Nicholas Sparks, that redeems itself — or at least is made interesting—by one supremely silly ending. Rated PG-13

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niCholas houlT, eleanor ToMlinson, eWan MCgregor, sTanley TuCCi, eddie Marsan, ian MCshane, eWen breMner Fantasy Adventure It’s “Jack and the Beanstalk,” but with a romantic interest, extra characters and enough giants to qualify as a spectacle. A purely pleasurable modern retelling of the old fairy tale that doesn’t rely on snark and pop culture references, but instead relies on writing, performances and direction to create an engaging fairy story on a large scale. Rated PG-13

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ashley bell, Julia garner, spenCer TreaT Clark, david Jensen, Tarra riggs Dismal Demonic Doings The further demonic possession travails of the girl from The Last Exorcism. An unnecessary and pretty darn bad sequel to a pretty good horror film. Its biggest sin is that it’s dismally dull. Rated PG-13

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hugh JaCkMan, russell CroWe, anne haThaWay, aManda seyfried, saCha baron Cohen, helena bonhaM CarTer, eddie redMayne Musical Drama Film version of the immensely popular stage-show musical adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel. Fans of the show will probably rejoice. The uninitiated may feel differently about this extremely long, over-emphatic and self-serious film version. Rated PG-13

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suraJ sharMa, irrfan khan, ayush Tandon, gauTaM belur, adil hussain, rafe spall, gérard depardieu Allegorical Action Drama The story of a young man and a tiger adrift for 227 days in a lifeboat and their struggle to survive. Ang Lee’s film is a triumph of technical wonders and magnificent images, but how satisfying it is on thematic and dramatic levels is likely going to be a question of personal beliefs and baggage. Rated PG

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ed harris, david duChovny, WilliaM fiChTner, lanCe henriksen Cold War Submarine Thriller A Soviet submarine captain nearing the end of his career must stop a group of rogue KGB agents who look to ignite nuclear war. Professionally made, well-acted and occasionally literate, but also occasionally confusing, silly and pointless. Rated R

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Jeff bridges, Mariana ChilTon, ToM ColiCChio, ken Cook Documentary A documentary focusing on America’s continually growing hunger problem. Wellintentioned and informative, but never quite manages to be as engrossing as it needs to be as entertainment. Rated PG

Jude laW, Mara rooney, CaTherine zeTa-Jones, Channing TaTuM Crime Thriller A young woman accidentally kills her husband, seemingly due to side effects from her antidepressant medication, but things are perhaps more complicated — and nefarious — than they seem. A beautifully shot, expertly acted, wholly professional murder thriller from Steven Soderbergh that misses greatness by being a bit too emotionally detached and slightly too rambling in its climax. Rated R

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bradley Cooper, Jennifer laWrenCe, roberT de niro, JaCki Weaver, Chris TuCker, anupaM kher Romantic Comedy Unusual screwball romantic comedy about two very dysfunctional people. Richly rewarding, funny, fresh and touching romantic comedy that both adheres to the genre while taking it to new places. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence make for a very appealing couple — and get great support from the rest of the A-list cast. Rated R

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dWayne Johnson, barry pepper, Jon bernThal, susan sarandon, MiChael k. WilliaMs Fact-Inspired Action When his son receives an aburdly long sentence for a drug violation, a father goes undercover to help reduce his kid’s sentence. It’s way longer than it needs to be. It does nothing new. It has no sense of humor. It’s just plain not good. Rated PG-13

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niCholas houlT, Teresa palMer, analeigh TipTon, rob Corddry, dave franCo, John MalkoviCh Rom-Com with Zombies A more sentient than average zombie falls in love with a human girl — with surprising (sort of) results. Intensely likable, if never quite remarkable, new take on the tired old zombie movie. Purists may rail against it, but I’d raher have this than all umpteen Resident Evil pictures put together. Rated PG-13

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JessiCa ChasTain, Joel edgerTon, Jennifer ehle, Jason Clarke, JaMes gandolfini, Mark sTrong Fact-Based Drama The story of the ten year hunt for Osama bin Laden. Efficient and professionally made, but not all that involving due to a lack of characterization and a detached approach. How you feel about its controversial and offhand depiction of torture will likely play a role in your assessment of the movie. Rated R

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Family Preservation Services of Rutherford and Polk Counties is seeking Qualified Mental Health Professionals and therapists to work with children and adults through the following service lines: IIH, CST and OP therapy. Candidates must have a minimum of 1 year experience with either child or adult mental health populations. FPS offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. Resumes to twalker@fpscorp.com. OVERNIGHT CAREGIVERS • You can make a difference! Responsibilities may include: companionship and conversation, light housekeeping, dementia care, and personal care services. We offer flexible assignments based on functional matching factors, such as location and availability. Individual responsibilities vary, as per client-specific needs and requests. We thoroughly screen all applicants for bonding and insuring purposes. Compassionate, professional and dependable individuals will be considered. We have CNA, IHA and Companion positions available. Our multi-phase training will provide you with the tools you need to become a successful CAREGiver. Come work for the home care industry leader and Employer of Choice. Home Instead Senior Care • 828-274-4406 or hbauer@homeinstead.com. Applications by appointment only. Must be over 21 to apply. SUPPORT ASSOCIATE DIRECT CARE STAFF • 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 Arc of North Carolina seeks passionate, compassionate, hard-working individuals to support people with I/DD throughout Western North Carolina for the following situations • A young lady needs support Tuesday and Friday afternoons 3pm to 6pm days a week. Staff must have at least minimal signing ability. We are willing to provide further training in sign-language for the right staff. • A young lady needs home care one day a week. Staff will also provide back up to other staff during sick and vacation days. Position would be perfect for a retired Nurse. • Another young lady needs staffing, Monday 7:30 to 1, Wednesday 7:30 to 1, Thursday 7:30 to 2, Friday 7:30 to 1, and every other Saturday 11-9. Job requires stand pivot

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THE ASHEVILLE OFFICE OF FAmILY PRESERVATION SERVICES is seeking the following: QMHP to work with adults on our Community Support Team; Certified Peer Support Specialist to work with adults in the Center for Recovery, Education, and Wellness; QMHP to work with children and families on an Intensive In Home team. Please send resumes to csimpson@fpscorp.com

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Maybe you're not literally in exile. You haven't been forced to abandon your home and you haven't been driven from your power spot against your will. But you may nevertheless be feeling banished or displaced. It could be due to one of the conditions that storyteller Michael Meade names: "We may experience exile as a lack of recognition, a period of transition, an identity crisis, a place of stuckness, or else having a gift and no place to give it." Do any of those describe your current predicament, Aries? The good news, Meade says, is that exile can shock you awake to the truth about where you belong. It can rouse your irrepressible motivation to get back to your rightful place.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Do you have a recurring nightmare that has plagued you? If so, I suspect it will recur again soon. Only this time, Taurus, you will beat it. You will trick or escape or defeat the monster that's chasing you. Or else you will outrun the molten lava or disperse the tornado or fly up off the ground until the earth stops shaking. Congratulations on this epic shift, Taurus. Forever after you will have more power over the scary thing that has had so much power over you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) The following request for advice appeared on Reddit.com: "My identical twin is stuck in an alternate dimension and she can only communicate with me by appearing as my own reflection in mirrors and windows. How can I tell her I don't like what she's done to her hair?" This question is a variant of a type of dilemma that many of you Geminis are experiencing right now, so I'll respond to it here. I'm happy to say that you will soon get an unprecedented chance to commune directly with your alter egos. Your evil twin will be more available than usual to engage in meaningful dialog. So will your doppelganger, your shadow, your mirror self, and your stuntperson.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

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Usually I advise Cancerians to draw up precise borders and maintain clear boundaries. As a Crab myself, I know how important it is for our well-being that we neither leak our life force all over everything nor allow others to leak their life force all over us. We thrive on making definitive choices and strong commitments. We get into trouble when we're wishywashy about what we want. OK. Having said all that fatherly stuff, I now want to grant you a partial and temporary license to get a little wild and fuzzy. Don't overdo it, of course, but explore the smart fun you can have by breaking some of your own rules and transgressing some of the usual limits.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) “Telling someone your goal makes it less likely to happen,” says musician and businessman Derek Sivers. Numerous studies demonstrate that when you talk about your great new idea before you actually do it, your brain chemistry does an unexpected thing. It gives you the feeling that you have already accomplished the great new idea — thereby sapping your willpower to make the effort necessary to accomplish it! The moral of the story: Don’t brag about what you’re going to do someday. Don’t entertain people at parties with your fabulous plans. Shut up and get to work. This is especially important advice for you right now.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) In the course of formulating his theory of evolution, Charles Darwin read many books. He developed a rather ruthless approach to getting what he needed out of them. If there was a particular part of a book that he didn't find useful, he simply tore it out, cast it aside, and kept the rest. I recommend this as a general strategy for you in the coming week, Leo. In every situation you're in, figure out what's most valuable to you and home in on that. For now, forget the irrelevant and extraneous stuff.

The genius of Leonardo da Vinci was in part fueled by his buoyant curiosity. In his work as an artist, musician, inventor, engineer, and writer, he drew inspiration from pretty much everything. He's your role model for the coming week, Scorpio. Just assume that you will find useful cues and clues wherever you go. Act as if the world is full of teachers who have revelations and guidance specifically meant for you. Here's some advice from da Vinci himself: "It should not be hard for you to stop sometimes and look into the stains of walls, or ashes of a fire, or clouds, or mud or like places, in which, if you consider them well, you may find really marvelous ideas."

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Ready for a reality check? It's time to assess how well you know the fundamental facts about where you are located. So let me ask you: Do you know which direction north is? Where does the water you drink come from? What phase of the moon is it today? What was the indigenous culture that once lived where you live now? Where is the power plant that generates the electricity you use? Can you name any constellations that are currently in the night sky? What species of trees do you see every day? Use these questions as a starting point as you deepen your connection with your specific neighborhood on planet Earth. Get yourself grounded!

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Here's a passage from Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations: "It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade." Judging from the astrological omens, Virgo, I suspect your life may be like that in the coming days. The emotional tone could be sharply mixed, with high contrasts between vivid sensations. The nature of your opportunities may seem warm and bright one moment, cool and dark the next. If you regard this as interesting rather than difficult, it won't be a problem, but rather an adventure.

There's a writer I know whose work is brilliant. Her ideas are fascinating. She's a champion of political issues I hold dear. She's well-read and smarter than me. Yet her speech is careless and sloppy. She rambles and interrupts herself. She says "uh," "you know," and "I mean" so frequently that I find it hard to listen, even when she's saying things I admire. I considered telling her about this, but decided against it. She's an acquaintance, not a friend. Instead, I resolved to clean up my own speech — to make sure I don't do anything close to what she does. This is a strategy I suggest for you, Capricorn: Identify interesting people who are not fully living up to their potential, and change yourself in the exact ways you wish they would change.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

"I worked as a hair stylist in Chicago's Gold Coast for 20 years with some of the most gorgeous woman and men in the world," writes sculptor Rich Thomson. "Once I asked a photographer who shot for the big magazines how he picked out the very best models from among all these great-looking people. His response: 'Flaws. Our flaws are what make us interesting, special, and exotic. They define us.'" My challenge to you, Libra, is to meditate on how your supposed imperfections and oddities are essential to your unique beauty. It's a perfect moment to celebrate — and make good use of — your idiosyncrasies.

The German word Verschlimmbesserung refers to an attempted improvement that actually makes things worse. Be on guard against this, Aquarius. I fear that as you tinker, you may try too hard. I'm worried you'll be led astray by neurotic perfectionism. To make sure that your enhancements and enrichments will indeed be successful, keep these guidelines in mind: 1. Think about how to make things work better, not how to make things look better. 2. Be humble and relaxed. Don't worry about saving face and don't overwork yourself. 3. Forget about short-term fixes; serve long-range goals.


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