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A collection of near-forgotten records in the Buncombe County Register of Deeds archives highlights the history of slaves who worked as cooks, farmers, maids, blacksmiths, road builders and more in this corner of Western North Carolina. Get a glimpse of their story, which a group of local residents and community leaders are uncovering.

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letters You don't have to choose between faith and sexual identitY Pastor Keith Ogden is entitled to his opinions of my LGBTQ brothers, sisters and otherwisegendered siblings, outlined in his March 27 letter, “What's Next, Polygamy Benefits?” I welcome the fact that the Xpress provides a forum in which such freedom of speech is permitted, even when the views expressed are so offensive, and when their expression could be so potentially harmful. Eminent theologians and Christian activists from Archbishop Desmond Tutu to Wendell Berry affirm that LGBTQ people are made in the image of God, too, worthy of love, too, and the kaleidoscopic manifestation of human diversity exemplified by the existence of variations in sexual identity may itself be a beautiful symbol of divine love. As a Christian, I want to affirm, respect and celebrate with the LGBTQ community. As a Christian leader, I want to take responsibility for my share in the ill consequences of the kind of bad theology and church practice that has dehumanized difference. And as a grateful Asheville resident I want to do my part to ensure that people know there are spiritual communities and, yes, Christian churches locally that not only seek to affirm, respect and celebrate with, but whose leadership includes LGBTQ people. You don't have to choose between your faith and your sexual identity, and you don't have to give up your dignity as an LGBTQ person if you want to be part of a faith community in Asheville. Our brothers and sisters who hang on to homophobic theology and practices — includ-

ing invoking the notion that Asheville is turning into Sodom — might consider that the Bible itself speaks of the sin of Sodom as being inhospitable to God. Gay sex has nothing to do with it. Sodom is the place where people reject the offer of love and respond to difference by exiling it — or worse. And if you are one of the people hurt, offended or dehumanized by Pastor Ogden's letter, I'm sorry. You are not alone. And the letter didn't come from God. — Gareth Higgins Asheville

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Many people advocating for more animal legislature have good hearts but almost no practical experience in breeding, raising, training animals or any other form of animal husbandry [“Protect Our Puppies,” March 27 Xpress]. Second, please don't interchange the terms puppy mills and dog breeders. I have known people in the dog-show business most of my life. The great majority of these people have been responsible breeders: They take excellent care of their dogs; their dogs live in the house or roomy kennel runs, not crates; they health-test their dogs before breeding them; they screen their buyers to be sure the dogs go to the right homes. Most of all, they love their dogs. Should they have to put up with inspectors coming into their homes? Third, inspections require tax money. Do we have it at the moment? Finally — keep in mind that members of PETA have been quoted as saying their goal is to stop all dog breeding. Really? Do you want to live in a world with no pet dogs? No smallanimal veterinarians? No pet-food businesses or pet-supply stores? No boarding kennels, dog trainers or dog groomers? Don't let your kind heart lead you into making unwise decisions — Jaimie Mulvey Asheville

how can we help? Attending City Council’s April 3 town meeting was heartening. I’m grateful to the Asheville City Council for hosting us and listening to our input. I heard pleas for keeping the Western North Carolina Nature Center, the tennis courts, the Business Improvement District plans, and Bele Chere. Yes, these are good things. Yes they bring people to our city. But think — these legislative moves are not the creation of one legislator. They are not solely aimed at Asheville. They’re nationwide. So what is the purpose? Stand back and squint. Look for the big pattern. We had a system in this country which distributed prosperity to all economic levels. It had many parts: graduated income tax, free education, labor organizing, regulation of the financial sector, limitation of bank ownership and broadcasting rights, to name just a few. These parts have been under systematic attack for many years now. Have you noticed, or have you swallowed the propaganda designed to encourage you to vote against your best interests? I understand losing Bele Chere is disappointing. But when you’re under attack and you waited too long to defend yourself, you’ll have to be satisfied with surviving to fight another day. We’re going to have to cut everything that isn’t nailed down, and maybe some of that as well. I don’t know whether we’ll be able to keep our water and our airport. I hope so. But we have to plan as though we’re losing everything and then look to each other for support. We cannot expect business as usual. We need innovation, passive resistance, boycotts, cooperative ownership. Lots of us are retired How can we help? — Norma Warren Asheville


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Taking a resource without compensation, this thing will be in the courts for 10 years. Since you do so much for Henderson Co. over Buncombe, why don't you move there, Moffitt? — Taylor Jessee I think the water-merger bill is a good idea for the following reasons: It would improve the repair and maintenance of the water system because the MSD puts 50 percent of its revenue back into the system, as opposed to Asheville, which invests less; currently 40 percent of Asheville's water supply is lost daily due to system leaks. All Asheville water system employees will be transferred to MSD with higher salaries and benefits.

By merging Asheville's water system with MSD, costs of maintaining the water system will be reduced, according to the recent final report to the MSD on this merger. Any debt Asheville incurred to maintain the water system will be transferred to MSD. When the MSD issues a rate increase, it is gradual and not spiked. In the past, Asheville issued an unusually high rate increase to business owners; as a result, these business owners turned to Rep. Moffitt for help. A 3-percent water rate increase was issued Tuesday to non-manufacturing business owners to help Asheville balance its budget. When issuing rate increases, the MSD considers what is best for the ratepayer; the ratepayer comes first, according to the MSD. — Meiling Dai This will go down in local history as one of the worst ideas ever. I would not be surprised to find the term "Moffitt" to become part of the local vernacular, as in, "Hey, Jim, you really pulled a Moffitt that time, didn't you? Maybe you'll know better next time." — Jeff McLarty Mr. Moffitt, why did you break your promise to not take action if the city and MSD were engaged in good faith negotiations? — Timothy Burgin I sincerely hope that Asheville can sue the state into the poorhouse over this. — Austin Blythe Asheville has consistently lost lawsuits costing residents millions of dollars. Hopefully, reality and common sense will intervene before they do so yet again. — Mark Cates • APRIL 10 - APRIL 16, 2013 7

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perkins biopic spells opportunitY, challenges long before we were beer citY usa, wolfe helped put asheville on the map. bY Jim mackenzie Asheville will have a unique opportunity next year to show the world why our town is special. Will we stand up and seize this chance or let the gift pass us by? Production on Genius, a movie about prodigal son Thomas Wolfe, is slated to start production in 2014. The film is said to be based on the 1978 book Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg. Perkins, who discovered and edited such 20th century literary lights as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, was also Wolfe’s editor and best friend. Wolfe, a 6-foot-6 Asheville native born in 1900, is known for his sprawling, exuberant autobiographical novels, most notably Look Homeward, Angel. After exposing his hometown’s deep-rooted hypocrisies as well as its flamboyant eccentricity and beauty, the author spent years living in exile. Long before we were Beer City USA, Wolfe helped put Asheville on the map. And when the biopic is released, our city should experience an influx of literary tourists anxious to view the landscape that inspired those writings. Asheville needs to be ready. True, Wolfe’s star has faded in recent years, even as contemporaries Hemingway and Fitzgerald get more attention. His baroque, deeply emotional writing isn’t always a good fit

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the archerY effect A toxophilite is someone who loves archery. For the rest of us, however, the sport would crop up in the Olympics every four years and then quickly disappear again. But when The Hunger Games became a smash hit last year, excited fans of both the book and film flocked to Transylvania County’s DuPont State Forest, where a number of the action sequences were filmed. Many were eager to pose for photos, wielding bow and arrow, in front of Triple Falls, just like heroine Katniss Everdeen. Asheville may experience a similar spike in interest when Genius is released. Based on early reports, it looks to be a high-quality film that will spark renewed interest in both Wolfe and his hometown. And when tourists with a camera in one hand and You Can’t Go Home Again in the other want directions or your opinion about our famous author, what will you say? It’s our choice. We can show why USA Today voted Asheville one of the top 10 literary destinations in America. We can show the world we embrace our past and our author of genius — or we can be apathetic. It’s up to us. X Asheville resident Jim MacKenzie works in broadcasting and gives away free books in his spare time. He can be reached at eyenonothing@, or join the Facebook conversation at “Asheville’s Literary Mystery - The Thomas Wolfe Home Arson.”


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1930 all over again Thomas Wolfe as a significant tourist draw is not so remote a possibility, and has precedent in the Asheville of the 1930s. According to Christian Edwards of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, Look Homeward, Angel attracted many visitors eager to see for themselves the “cool sweet magic of starred mountain night, the huge attentiveness of dark, the slope, the street, the trees, the living silence of the houses waiting,” as Wolfe wrote of the pseudonymous Altamont. “He really helped bring Asheville out of the depths of the Great Depression,” Edwards says. “It was one of those turning points in Asheville history where, through his writing and exposure of the community and the area at large, he was able to really pique interest for visitors who wanted to come ... see this town, or explore the Old Kentucky Home (which he called Dixieland). He really put Asheville on the literary map — or on the artists map — of the U.S.” Even if Eugene Gant, the Look Homeward narrator, “was ashamed of Dixieland [and] hated the indecency of his life, the loss of dignity and seclusion, the surrender of the tumultuous rabble of the four walls,” visitors nonetheless found charm in the story’s wraparound porches and once-bustling anterooms. Could the film Genius reinvigorate interest in Wolfe’s work and the local details from which it drew? “We are ecstatic that this [film] is happening; Wolfe was such an influential author, not only for American literature, but for the city of Asheville,” says Edwards. “Not only are we hoping that it will ... increase visitation at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, but also if we can get more visitors to Asheville and the greater community, it’s a winwin for everyone.” — Jaye Bartell

what You can do... 1) learn these quick facts about thomas wolfe: · Born in Asheville, Wolfe died of miliary tuberculosis of the brain in 1938. He was 37 years old. · Wolfe was raised in a downtown Asheville boarding house that his mother ran. The Old Kentucky Home is the setting for much of Look Homeward, Angel. · A gifted student, Wolfe left home to attend UNC-Chapel Hill at age 15. He received a master’s degree from Harvard in 1922. · Look Homeward, Angel was published in 1929 to international acclaim. · Wolfe was one of the first modern writers of autobiographical fiction. · William Faulkner called Wolfe the greatest talent of their generation. Wolfe also received critical praise from Sinclair Lewis and influenced Jack Kerouac and Ray Bradbury. · An arsonist torched the Old Kentucky Home during the summer of 1998, causing $2.5 million in damage. The crime remains unsolved. After years of renovation, the home reopened to the public in 2004. · Wolfe is buried in Montford’s Riverside Cemetery alongside his parents and siblings. 2) tour the old kentucky home and the wolfe memorial. The downtown attraction (52 N. Market St.) costs only a few dollars. The trip back in time is well worth it. 3) read his books The sheer bulk of Wolfe’s books may seem daunting, but once you take the plunge, you’ll encounter a literary great in his prime and be transported back to a vanished Asheville. — J.M.


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BoUGHT Tucked away on dusty courthouse shelves across the South, long-forgotten documents record the names of countless AfricanAmericans whose forced labor was a cornerstone of the region’s economy. Western North Carolina lacked the requisite climate and flatland for large-scale rice, tobacco or cotton production. Nonetheless, in Buncombe County, thousands of slaves toiled as cooks, farmers, tour guides, maids, blacksmiths, tailors, miners, farmers, road builders and more, local records show. And after mostly ignoring that troubled history for a century and a half, the county is now taking groundbreaking steps to honor the contributions of those former residents by making its slave records readily available online. Thanks to a partnership between the register of deeds office and UNCA, Buncombe has apparently become the first county in the country to digitize its original slave records, local officials and researchers say. And though the records paint an incomplete picture, the agency “is showing that another group of people existed — and contributed to the building of this state, this county, this city,” UNCA assistant professor darin Waters explains in a recent county-produced documentary about the project (see sidebar, “Forever Free?” on page 13). “It was the government that allowed slavery to exist from the very beginning,” he notes. “And so I think it’s important for government agencies to be in the forefront of acknowledging the past, which was essentially a crime against humanity.”

Unmarked trail Until the 13th Amendment was ratified in 1865, slaves were considered property, and transactions involving them were recorded at the local register of deeds office, alongside the ones concerning farm animals, wagons and tracts of land. Those sale books basically languished in storage, pushed aside like the memories of slavery itself. But in Buncombe County, that began to change 13 years ago, when local real estate attorney Marc Rudow alerted his wife, deborah Miles, that he’d come across such slave deeds while researching a parcel’s history. As director of the Center for Diversity Education, Miles spied a learning opportunity. She wrote a grant to hire about 20 high school students to sift the thousands of pages of documents, seeking clues about the lives of local slaves. “Sometimes it would describe the sale of a horse, or a load of corn, and other times it would all of a sudden say words like ‘girl’ or ‘14 years of age’ or ‘negro,’ or a name

— Sally or Harriet — would pop out, and you realized they were talking about a person,” she recalls. Some of the results of that research were incorporated into An Umarked Trail, a guide to local African-American history that’s been used in the public schools. For the most part, however, those records remained obscure until drew Reisinger was named register of deeds in 2011. When Miles told him about the slave records, says Reisinger, he “couldn’t believe it.” He then began making some history of his own, becoming the first register of deeds in the South to put those documents online in readily accessible form. “I think it’s our duty as record keepers, as registers of deeds and clerks of court, to make this information more available to the public,” Reisinger maintains. “I hope we can bring more attention to this subject: We want to make it easier for people to find their own family history.”

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He recently sent a letter about the project to the North Carolina Association of Registers of Deeds; colleagues across the state (many of whom didn’t even know they had such information) praised the project, and at least one sought advice on putting their own records online, Reisinger reports. “The idea of opening up public records starts in the earliest days,” he points out. “Let’s not pretend that slavery wasn’t a big part of Buncombe’s and the South’s economy.”

GettinG the ball rollinG Local historians are starting to take notice. sasha Mitchell, who owns a business called Memory Cottage, works with individuals and groups to craft histories and exhibits. Current projects include documenting the AfricanAmerican history of the Shiloh community in south Asheville and the YMI Cultural Center downtown. Mitchell also recently offered to research some family histories free of charge.

not forGotten: Center for diverstity Education director deborah Miles and APd officer Ervin Hunter stand before an exhibit honoring local slave history. Thirteen years ago, Hunter was one of about 20 high school students hired to do research that illuminated the lives of Buncombe County slaves, such as sarah Gudger (pictured in the background). Photos by Max Cooper

“I’m so happy that they have these deeds out there, and I hope more municipalities will do it,” she says. “The fact that it’s accessible is huge. … To have it where I can sit in pajamas in the middle of the night and look it up and have things at my fingers in a minute, that’s remarkable.” There are still some big kinks in the system, however. One major flaw, says Mitchell, is that the database is searchable only by the names of owners rather than the slaves themselves

forGotten docUments hiGhliGht local slave history by Jake frankel

PAinfUl dEEds (ABovE): Until the 13th Amendment was ratified in 1865, slaves were considered property, and transactions involving them were recorded at the local register of deeds office, alongside the ones concerning farm animals, wagons and tracts of land. sHininG A liGHT (lEfT): Buncombe County register of deeds drew reisinger put local slave records online to highlight the economic contributions of African-Americans and help them track their family histories.

“so ofTEn, wHEn PEoPlE TAlk ABoUT slAvEry in wnC, THEy’ll sAy iT wAsn’T THAT BAd. wE’rE noT TAkinG rEsPonsiBiliTy for wHAT wE did.” bUncombe coUnty reGister of deeds drew reisinGer (who often took their owners’ names, but not always). Also, the archaic handwriting can be hard to read in the digital scans. Reisinger, meanwhile, says his office is still unearthing slave data in deeds of trust, mortgages, wills and other documents that aren’t yet part of the system. The existing database “was to get the ball rolling,” he notes; improving it will require time and assistance. “I definitely think there’s a lot more left in these records that we could use the public’s

help to find. While we don’t have funding to allow staff to be dedicated to searching old records all the time looking for them, if genealogists go through our records and do their own search, we’re always open to collecting more information.” Mitchell says she’d like to help with that, and Miles is on the hunt for grants to hire more high school students. Waters, an Asheville native, didn’t know about the Buncombe County records when

writing his recently completed doctoral thesis on local African-American history. He wants to incorporate some of that information into an updated version of the manuscript for possible publication as a book.

to remember and to warn Despite those efforts, the lives of most local slaves are unknown, their remains interred in unmarked graves scattered across the county.

In contrast, an 1860 census of their owners released by the register of deeds office reads like a who’s who of local notables. Prominent on the list are names like Woodfin, Patton, McDowell, Baird, Weaver, Vance, Merrimon and Reynolds, all familiar from the area’s streets, parks, buildings and monuments. “The irony,” says Reisinger, is that the location of his office on Woodfin Street is “named after Nicholas Woodfin, who was one of the largest slave owners in Western North Carolina.” In 1860, Woodfin owned 122 of Buncombe County’s 1,913 slaves, census figures show. Waters, while acknowledging those owners’ contributions, says he’d like to see more credit given to the African-Americans and other minorities who “did the hard work,” helping make the area what it is today. “There needs to be an embrace of all of our history,” including the parts that are “painful to even think about,” Waters maintains. “I think it would be good if the city and county somehow began to acknowledge those other people, through memorials or the naming of streets.” Miles, too, hopes the deeds project leads to greater recognition. Earlier this year, she wrote • APRIL 10 - APRIL 16, 2013 11

“iT was The governmenT ThaT allowed slavery To exisT. iT’s imporTanT for governmenT agencies To be in The forefronT of acknowledging The pasT, which was essenTially a crime againsT humaniTy.” unca hisTory professor darin waTers

a commentary in the Asheville Citizen-Times calling for a marker to be placed on the Vance Monument downtown noting that slave sales, imprisonments and punishments were formerly conducted on the site. “The word ‘monument,’” said Miles, “comes from the Latin ‘monere,’ which means to remind, to warn. I call on the citizens of Buncombe County, the governments ... and the organized historical associations, along with all like entities across the South, to take the meaning of that word to heart.” Recently, the Center for Diversity Education and UNCA’s Ramsey Library staged an exhibit honoring Abraham Lincoln, noted Miles, and “Many visitors, both black and white, had no idea slavery existed in the mountains.” “This ignorance is dangerous,” she wrote in the Citizen-Times piece, because it “negates the contributions that African-Americans made to our region during this period of duress.” Slaves, Miles maintained, created “the basis of the current tourism industry. The roads of central Asheville were built with slave labor (and then named for the slave owner to whose

home the road led). And the beds of the existing railroad, which today deliver all the coal used to make the electricity in our homes, were laid by slave labor.”

Taking responsibiliTy Ultimately, the Buncombe County database’s usefulness as a research tool may depend on how many other agencies follow suit, since slaves were often sold across state and county lines. “Once you have everybody’s information online, then you have a much clearer database,” Miles explains. “I think there’s enormous historical value in these records; we have only the slightest idea what that value is.” But in the meantime, local historians say, the project also has great symbolic significance. “Instead of just sweeping slavery under the rug,” says Mitchell, “it’s the idea that it is still worth talking about by government entities.” Waters concurs. “It says to those who are descendants of slaves that we are finally recognizing the humanity of your ancestors and the important role they played in helping cre-

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ate the society we now live in.” That’s the ultimate goal, Reisinger agrees. “So often, when people talk about slavery in WNC, they’ll say it wasn’t that bad,” he points out. “And it’s almost like we’re not taking responsibility for what we did.” While he was out for a run in West Asheville, Reisinger says he came across an old graveyard. Prominent headstones recorded the rank and lauded the valor of Confederate soldiers. Toward the rear, however, he spotted some little stones with no names on them. That, he says, is where slaves were buried. “You realize that no one’s going to remember these people,” he reflects. “And I think the most important thing we can do is to continue to remember that they existed and try to tell their story.” X Jake Frankel can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 115, or

(Clockwise from top left) Acknowledging the pAst: UncA professor darin waters, whose doctoral thesis concerns local AfricanAmerican history, says the county’s project affirms the humanity of enslaved residents. telling their story: sasha Mitchell is one of the first local historians to use Buncombe county’s newly digitized slave records as a research tool. BUried MeMories: Unlike some of their prominent owners whose names are enshrined in local streets, monuments and buildings, the lives of most local slaves are unknown, their remains interred in nameless graves like this one.

FOREVER FREE? Born into slavery in Old Fort, Sarah Gudger spent most of her life in Reems Creek. Her 1937 account, transcribed by the Federal Writers’ Project, provides one of the most in-depth, firsthand perspectives available on what it was like to be a slave in Buncombe County. Gudger describes a “hard life” of nothing but “work, work and work” under the constant threat of whippings and other torture. The federal researchers determined that Gudger was born in 1816, though that is subject to some debate, as it meant she was 121 years old at the time of the interview. Her slave deeds, recently discovered in Buncombe County’s storage facility, don’t indicate her age. But the documents do show that she was owned by various members of the Hemphill family until the 13th Amendment freed her in 1865. Gudger is buried in an unmarked grave in South Asheville Cemetery, a few blocks from the St. Johns-A-Baptist Church. Gudger’s story is featured in Forever Free, a documentary produced by

Buncombe County as part of an exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. A joint project of Buncombe County and the Center for Diversity Education at UNCA, the compact exhibit brings those long-ago county residents’ experience to life through photos, the Gudger interview and original, handwritten files documenting the acquisition and trading of human beings as property. “Part of the goal of this was to let people see the actual deeds,” Register of Deeds Drew Reisinger explains, in order to drive home the message “This actually exists: It’s not just something we read in history books.” The exhibit will be on display in the lobby of the register of deeds office (35 Woodfin St. in downtown Asheville) through Tuesday, April 30. After that it will be at Pack Memorial Library through July 31. Forever Free can be viewed online at; to access the slave deeds, go to —Jake Frankel

BOOK OF HISTORY: A new exhibit features original handwritten files documenting the local acquisition and trading of human beings as property. Photo by Max Cooper • APRIL 10 - APRIL 16, 2013 13

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Scanning the start of the 2013 state legislative session, Buncombe County Rep. susan Fisher ticks off fast-moving bills affecting education, voter registration, Medicaid, boards and commissions. Elected in January as one of three Democratic whips, she must know each bill’s contents and be able to explain them to her party’s caucus. “We make sure the caucus is informed on bills and issues that are coming forward,” Fisher explains, “and [we] keep them informed about how we are [going] to vote — if we are voting as a block.” And for new legislators, she says, “It’s important to have regular caucus meetings where we can talk about where we’re going.” So far, the going has been rough for the minority party in the Statehouse. “We lost a lot of institutional memory with the redistricting process and the arrival of a large class of freshmen, many of whom have never served in public office at the local or state level,” Fisher says. “In this term, I believe the whips are being relied upon even more because of [that] and because we are in the midst of caucus-rebuilding work that adds to our responsibilities.” Americans inherited the term “whip” from the British Parliament, where party whips also are responsible for herding their political flock. Going further back, the term arose from the sporting world of fox-hunting, where the whip kept straying dogs on task. Fisher says, “I actively pursued the post, because I felt it was important to have Western North Carolina represented in a leadership role in the House. I have seniority and believe I am qualified.” She follows in the WNC footsteps of former Rep. Ray Rapp of Mars Hill, one of last session’s whips. But Rapp, a 10-year veteran, lost his seat last fall in a reconfigured House district that helped elect Republican Michele Presnell. Fisher, the senior House member from Buncombe County, was first elected to the Legislature from District 114 in 2004 — when there were Democratic majorities in the House and Senate. Those majorities were reversed in the past two elections, and statewide redistricting shifted the playing field. A number of veteran Democrats wound up facing each other in newly minted districts, and some were, basically, written out of their districts (the changes stacked Rep. Patsy Keever into Fisher’s home territory; Keever bowed out, opting to run for Congress). All told, the changes produced a large number of newcomers. Fisher ran unopposed in her home territory, winning her fifth term last fall.

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asheville democrats: Rep. Susan Fisher’s legislative office in Raleigh features a photo of the first woman elected to the N.C. General Assembly — Asheville’s Lillian Exum Clement, who was elected in 1920, before women had the right to vote. Photo by Chris Clemmons

“Because we have so many freshmen this time, we are orienting them to what’s happening. We are sort of the go-to people,” Fisher explains. “It’s fun to be sort of knowledgeable about what’s coming.” Eight years ago, she was on the receiving end. “Now I get to know and dispense that information. But I’ll tell you, there is a lot of responsibility that comes with that.”

how it works The legislative hierarchy gives the majority Republicans top leadership positions — Speaker of the House Thom Tillis of Charlotte and Speaker Pro Tempore Paul stam of Apex. In the next power tier, each party elects leaders and whips who corral their members on issues and actions. Fisher and fellow whips Michael Wray of Gaston and Winkie Wilkins of Roxboro have split the 43 Democratic caucus members into assigned groups. “It’s pretty easy to whip the members of the caucus who have been at it for a while,” Fisher says, but the freshmen require more attention. Wray, Wilkins and Fisher meet once a week before the party caucus, but they’re on call all the time to assist Democratic Leader larry Hall of Durham. “He’s doing a good job, [but] it’s difficult because the demographics of the caucus have really changed,” she observes. “So far we have had to be right on top of those issues right away in order to bring the freshmen along,“ says Fisher. “Part of the [Republican leadership] idea, I think, is to move fast. Already the speaker has said he wants us to have a budget and be back in our districts by June.”

bipartisan ethics As a freshman lawmaker, Fisher was awarded a bipartisan fellowship to the Center for Policy Alternatives Arthur Flemming Leadership Institute. New legislators from all over the United States came together to learn what it means to work across the aisle. “If you have this ability to work [and] come to some shared understanding of what the problems are, then you can come up with laws that are more balanced and speak to a wider cross-section of the public,” she says. “Over the last two years, there has been very little, if any, across-the-aisle work,” Fisher continues. But she still thinks that good-faith efforts to solve the state’s problems produce “better solutions.” So in addition to belonging to the Democratic Women’s Caucus — made up of Democratic women from the House and Senate — Fisher also belongs to the joint House and Senate, bipartisan Women’s Caucus. “We have shared leadership roles within this group,” she says of the latter, which often meets at lunch or breakfast and hosts speakers on topics of interest to the group, particularly to provide background information for legislation they may want to support or introduce. “For example, we have

looked at heart-health legislation, as well as other legislation of significance to women,” Fisher says. “We know that we will all have different opinions depending on which side of the aisle we are on, but we also know that coming together is a good exercise in supporting each other as women in an arena where men have historically been greater in number,” says Fisher.

partisan disappointments Back in the halls of legislation, bipartisan cooperation seems lacking, Fisher observes. One still-smarting example is the recent slate of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. Sixteen candidates were presented —14 of them Republican and two unaffiliated. When the Democrats have held the majority, says Fisher, “we [went] to the Republicans to seek their [opinion] about qualified candidates. We have lost that ability to consult each other.” Committee assignments have been a similar disappointment. Before the beginning of each biennium, legislators complete a form that asks them to rank their committee preferences on a scale of 1-10. “Many of the folks I have heard talk about their committees say that they were given their last-place choice. I did receive some of the committee assignments that I requested, but certainly not my first choices.” She was also disappointed that interim committees had few if any Democratic members helping prepare for the 2013 session now underway. “In the past,” she said, “the Democratic leadership also made it a priority to populate interim committees with a mix of Republicans and Democrats.” Bipartisan bills can be found on the docket, Fisher continues, but they normally affect very singular issues. “The strategy is to find a Republican legislator who will work with you [as] primary sponsor,” she adds, saying larger issues such as education or health are treated in a partisan manner. Nevertheless, she states, “I continue to try to work across the aisle.” As for her own partisan work as whip, Fisher says those duties will extend beyond the Legislature. She will be expected to raise money back home, as well as scout for Democratic candidates. “It’s a long-term responsibility for the biennium. It’s good and bad. I believe you can put into it as much or as little as you like, but I have tried to make myself available … to listen to [members’] concerns as well as give advice when needed or requested.” To contact Rep. Fisher, call 919-715-2013 or email X


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on second thought commissioners approve discrimination ban, will take additional vote bY caitlin bYrd As members of the community stood before Buncombe County commissioners with Bibles in hand, legal statutes in folders and opinions in mind, public comment took a personal turn when it came to adding protections for LGBT employees. “This is not a civil-rights situation. The Bible is the bottom line,” said the Rev. Wendell Runion. “This is more than a fairness issue: It is a moral issue,” argued Yvonne Cook-Riley, who spoke on behalf of Blue Ridge Pride. Swannanoa resident Chris Oaks told commissioners, “If you do [vote for this ordinance], the blood will be on your hands for sending these people to hell.” In total, 15 people spoke during the public comment session, which took place before county commissioners voted 4-3 to approve the resolution that expands Buncombe’s existing nondiscrimination clause. Currently, county workers are protected from discrimination based on age, color, race, sex and religion. The new resolution adds an extra layer of protection, safeguarding workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Less than a year ago, the proposal came before commissioners but failed with a 3-2 vote. This time, the final vote split the other way: Democrats david Gantt, ellen Frost, Holly Jones and Brownie Newman supported the expanded policy, and Republicans Joe Belcher, Mike Fryar and david King voted against it. “I want to make sure that there’s no question about it,” said Gantt. “There’s absolutely [an] unequivocal policy on who we will not permit discrimination against. We hope it’s against no one.” But Belcher said he did not know if now was the right time to make a decision on the countywide policy. County attorney Michael Frue noted that Senate Bill 612, recently introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly, could block the county’s efforts. As the “Regulatory Reform Act of 2013,” SB 612 focuses on “fast track permitting for certain environmental permits,” such as natural-gas fracking, but it might extend into other aspects of county ordinances, said Frue. His concern comes from Part II of the bill, which reads, “A city ordinance shall be consistent with the Constitution and laws of North Carolina and the United States. An ordinance is not consistent with the State or federal law when: The ordinance regulates a field that is also regulated by a State or federal statute or regulation and the ordinance is more stringent than the State or federal statute or regulation.” Newman remarked, “We can’t control what [the state does], but we can control what we believe in Buncombe County.” But King said he shared Belcher’s hesitation, and urged the board to wait. He asked that commissioners allow for “a little time to make sure

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equal status: Blue Ridge Pride organizer Yvonne Cook-Riley, left, speaks with the Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, executive director for the Campaign for Southern Equality. Buncombe commissioners voted 4-3 to add protections for the county’s LGBT employees. Photo by Caitlin Byrd that this [resolution] doesn’t get struck down if this [bill] is enacted.” Jones said she appreciated their concerns. But, she emphasized, “If Raleigh wants to come in and yank rights away from our people, I say bring it. ... I’m going to go on a premise, maybe it’s a naïve premise, that [SB 612] was not written to keep LGBT people from being harassed and fired.” Still, Belcher then made a motion to table the discussion on the resolution until the June 18 commissioners meeting, but it failed 4-3 on a partisan vote. Commissioners subsequently voted 4-3 to pass the nondiscrimination resolution. Because the action changes county policy and was not a supermajority, commissioners must vote on this policy again on April 12.

other business • Commissioners unanimously approved a budget amendment that gives $40,000 annually for the next five years as part of a larger effort to bring an Ironman competition to the area. Asheville Sports Commission Director ben vanCamp urged commissioners to consider the economic impact of such an event, which would consist of a 2.4-mile swim, an 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run. VanCamp estimated that the event could infuse up to $15 million into the local economy and bring nearly 6,000 people to the Asheville area. • Commissioners also approved the rezoning of a 1.78-acre property between Gossett Road and Smokey Park Highway. The request came

from The Rev. scott Rogers of the Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry. He told the board that ABCCM plans to build a crisis ministry and health clinic on the site. Residents in the neighborhood said they were worried about the increase in traffic and a possible spike in drug-related crime. However, Rogers stressed that this would not be the case, saying that the clinical practice would act as a primary-care facility that serves the EnkaCandler area. He estimates that the clinic would have the capacity to see 40 patients daily. • Commissioners proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention month. Last year, the Buncombe County Department of Social Services received reports of child abuse and neglect that involved 3,985 children. Director of Child Abuse Prevention Services Bill McGuire noted, “Abuse literally crosses all lines, and knows no boundaries.” • Commissioners also proclaimed April as Smart Justice month. As part of the proclamation, residents are encouraged to learn more about the criminal justice and court programs in Buncombe County. A Smart Justice fair will take place April 20 in lot one (adjacent to the Buncombe County correctional facilities). • The board honored Warren Wilson College men’s basketball team members for their U.S. Collegiate Athletics Association national championship for Division II. X Caitlin Byrd can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 140, or





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economic value to the area has also grown.” UNCA last commissioned an Economic Impact Study in 1995. At that time, the university’s total economic impact (when adjusted for inflation) was about $100 million less than its impact on the region today. The study used spending as the primary factor to measure economic activity, and calculated UNCA’s total economic impact by looking at five major economic components: campus operations, student spending, outside visitors, graduate education premium and annual new resident attraction. X


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bY david forbes To hear Asheville City Council and staff tell it, a manageable budget gap has evolved into a looming crisis. Combine lingering post-recession challenges with state legislation that chops municipal revenue, and the city faces a potential $5.9 million gap next fiscal year. At a special April 3 town hall, city staff proposed sharp, budget-balancing cuts, from public safety, transit, park services, recreation facilities and more. How drastic are the cuts? If the city avoids raising property taxes, it may need to close the Western North Carolina Nature Center, shut down a fire station, stop Saturday bus service, end all youth and adult athletic programs, ax Bele Chere this year, not open city pools and reduce police overtime. That’s for starters. None of the proposals sat well with the more than 100 residents who attended the meeting. According to Asheville Finance Director lauren Bradley, the city survived the recession

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out in force: More than 100 people turned out for the budget town hall, concerned about possible Asheville service cuts to everything from transit to athletics. Photo by Max Cooper by cutting its “low-hanging fruit,” such as deferring long-term projects, cutting amenities and training, freezing pay and positions — and occasionally dipping into reserve funds. But those actions eliminated most of the city’s financial flexibility, and earlier this year, there was talk of realigning the city’s revenues and expenditures (by ending Bele Chere next year, for example). But what city staff and Council members planned to address through measured adjustments could be a much more dire situation, if a mix of legislation goes through. As part of efforts to reduce “the cost of doing business” in the state, North Carolina legislators

have proposed bills that would keep cities from collecting fees for business privilege licenses ($1 million in annual revenue, starting next fiscal year) and utility-franchise taxes ($1.6 million a year); legislators also propose reducing beerand-wine excise taxes ($90,000). Then there’s the water bill. Reps. Chuck McGrady, Tim Moffitt and Nathan Ramsey filed a bill that, if passed, transfers the water system to the Metropolitan Sewerage District. Although MSD suggested compensating Asheville $57 million for the system (half what the city said was adequate), the trio of legislators excluded compensation from their proposal.


City staff have calculated an annual revenue loss of more than $3.6 million from the transfer (an MSD study claimed that ratepayers could save about $1.1 million a year). A grab-bag of new and revised city fees, along with miscellaneous cuts, counter the potential losses by $2.2 million, (see the April 3 report, “Trash and Treasure: New City Fee is Part of a Long-Range Plan to Encourage Conservation”). The boost may not be enough. Bradley said the city has to start with a conservative estimate of the budget issues it might have to deal with — hence, the latest round of proposed service cuts. During almost two hours of public comment, residents weighed in. Transit committee chair Julie Mayfield told Council that bus service “is not a luxury” for many people who depend on it for work. Cutting Saturday service would hit hard. Hillcrest resident Itiyopiya ewart agreed, saying that without transit, residents face further difficulties on top of the already daunting obstacles to getting and keeping good jobs. Fellow Ashevillean Mike lewis claimed the state legislation is part of a larger move to destroy cities’ independence, and could lead to the “degeneration of the Paris of the South into the Detroit of the South.” John Miall, Asheville’s former risk-management director and a mayoral candidate, took aim at the city. He said that cuts should focus more on administrative positions and less on

service reductions that will affect the average citizen. “The pain is not felt across the board,” he said. “Council can do better.” Guillermo Rodriguez, chair of the city’s Bele Chere committee, said that decisions about the festival’s fate, as well as the proposed closing of many park and recreation facilities, were being made too quickly, without transparency or considering consequences. The cuts endanger a system that was built over three decades, he said. Mayor Terry Bellamy compared the state’s approach to “death by a thousand cuts,” slowly putting the city in an impossible position. If the state will simply take local infrastructure, she asserted, cities have no reason to invest in it. Council member Gordon smith said that Asheville is a prosperous city. Its residents and leaders aren’t asking for handouts from the General Assembly, “just … that you take the boot off our necks.” Several Council members asked citizens to write to their legislators, and Council member Chris Pelly added that it was time to plan a date to “pack the buses and head to Raleigh.” Council will hold an additional April 23 work session at City Hall and vote on the budget June 11. X David Forbes can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 137, or • APRIL 10 - APRIL 16, 2013 19


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• FR (4/12) through FR (4/26) - The regional high school art exhibition will be on display in the Mezzanine Gallery. • FR (4/12), 6pm - Opening reception.

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: humanealliance. org or 252-2079.

art at mars hill ColleGe Weizenblatt Gallery: Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm. Info: • 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: • Through SU (4/14) - The new media juried student show will be on display in the Highsmith University Union Gallery.

art mandala-la art Class (pd.) With Jacqueline Sacs/Master Teacher/Artist-40 years • May 11/10-4 • 10 spaces • EchoView FiberMill • Bring Lunch & Lyrics • includes Supply-Take-HomeGoodybag/ Prizes • $150 • INFO: • Reserve now!

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: fineartmuseum. or 227-3591. • Through FR (5/10) - Critology: Considering the Art of the Critic/ Curator.

calendar deadlines free and paid listings - Wednesday, 5 p.m. (7 days prior to publication)

can’t find Your group’s listing? Due to the abundance of great things to do in our area, we only have the space in print to focus on timely events. Our print calendar now covers an eight-day range. For a complete directory of all Community Calendar groups and upcoming events, please visit www.mountainx. com/events. In order to qualify for a free listing, an event must cost no more than $40 to attend and be sponsored by and/or benefit a nonprofit. If an event benefits a business, it’s a paid listing. If you wish to submit an event for Clubland (our free live music listings), please e-mail

color and spontaneity: Quebec painter Stefan Horik will bring his vibrant landscapes to the Grand Bohemian Gallery for an opening reception on Saturday, April 13. (pg. 21)

free listings To submit a free listing: online submission form (best): submission e-mail (second best): fax (next best): (828) 251-1311, Attn: Free Calendar mail: Free Calendar, Mountain Xpress, P.O. Box 144, Asheville, NC 28802 in person: Mountain Xpress, 2 Wall St. (the Miles Building), second floor, downtown Asheville. Please limit your submission to 40 words or less. Questions? Call (828) 251-1333, ext. 365.

paid listings Paid listings lead the calendar sections in which they are placed, and are marked (pd.). To submit a paid listing, send it to our Classified Department by any of the following methods. Be sure to include your phone number, for billing purposes. e-mail: fax: (828) 251-1311, Attn: Commercial Calendar mail: Commercial Calendar, Mountain Xpress, P.O. Box 144, Asheville, NC 28802 in person: Classified Dept., Mountain Xpress, 2 Wall St. (the Miles Building), Ste. 214, downtown Asheville. Questions? Call our Classified Department at (828) 251-1333, ext. 335.

310 art Gallery 191 Lyman St., #310. Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat., noon-4pm or by appointment. Info: or 776-2716. • Through TU (4/30) Morphogenesis, a juried show of works by National Association of Women in the Arts members. 5 walnUt wine bar 5 Walnut St. Info: • Through TU (4/30) - Echoes, works by Maryanne Pappano and Brian Monteleone. • SA (4/13), 7pm - Opening reception. • SU (4/14), 1pm - A scavenger hunt, in conjunction with the exhibit, will benefit the Asheville Public School Foundation. $5. ameriCan folk art and

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framinG Oui-Oui Gallery is located at 64 Biltmore Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am6pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 281-2134. • Through WE (4/24) - Flowers in Waiting. • Through SU (4/28) - Face and Traditional Jugs: Living Southern Cultural Icons. 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:// or 262-7338. • Through SA (8/3) - Victor Ekpuk: Drawing Memories will be on display in Gallery B and Mayer Gallery's West Wing.

• Through SA (6/1) - A group exhibition of Polish artists will be on display in the Main Gallery, East Wing. • Through SA (8/3) - Negotiation of the Secret Society Cloth: An Exploration of Ukara will be on display in Gallery A and Mayer Gallery's West Wing. • Through SA (8/3) - The BFA senior studio exhibition will be on display in the Community Gallery's East Wing. • Through SA (8/17) - Works by Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition winners will be on display in the Mezzanine Gallery's East Wing. art at brevard ColleGe Exhibits are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 884-8188.

asheville area arts CoUnCil Gallery 346 Depot St. Tues.-Sat., 11am4pm. Info: or 258-0710. • Through SA (4/27) Photography by Erin Brethauer. • FR (4/12), 6-9pm - Opening reception for Erin Brethauer. • FRIDAYS, 9-11am - Artist business brainstorming sessions will feature one-on-one opportunities for artist entrepreneurs. Free or by donation. Call to confirm dates. • SA (4/13), 11am-5pm - A CHIVA community bus painting party will transform a school bus into a mobile workshop space. --- 1:303:30pm - Music by Lance Kurland. asheville art mUseUm Located on Pack Square in downtown Asheville. Tues.-Sat., 10am5pm and Sun., 1-5pm. Programs are free with admission unless otherwise noted. Admission: $8/$7 students and seniors/ Free for kids under 4. Free first Wednesdays from 3-5pm. Info: or 253-3227. • Through SU (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 (4/14) - In the Camps: Photographs by Erich Hartmann will be on display in the East Wing. • Through SU (6/23) - 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: ashevillebookworks. com or 255-8444. • Through FR (4/26) - After You, works by Stephen Pittelkow and Alyssa C. Salomon. bella vista art Gallery 14 Lodge St. Winter hours: Mon., Wed.-Sat., 11am-4pm. Info: or 768-0246. • Through TU (4/30) - Works by Tim Pfeiffer (landscapes), Nicora Gangi (pastel) and Angelique Brickner (sculpture). blaCk moUntain Center for the arts 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm. Info: or 6690930. • SA (4/13) through FR (4/26) Strings and Threads: Art Quilts by Stephanie Wilds, Musical Themes and Others. blaCk moUntain ColleGe mUseUm + arts Center The center is located at 56 Broadway and preserves the legacy of the Black Mountain College. Tues. & Wed., noon-4pm; Thurs.Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: 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., 10am6pm, and Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 251-0202. • Through SA (5/25) - Works by Mitchell Lonas, Olena Nebuchadnezzar and Ward H. Nichols. • 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). Castell photoGraphy 2C Wilson Alley. Wed.-Fri., noon6pm; Sat., noon-7pm, or by appointment. Info: or 255-1188. • FR (4/12) through FR (5/31) Photography by Gerald Slota. • TH (4/11), 6pm - Gerald Slota will present an artist lecture at the Asheville Art Museum. $5/$4 museum members and students. • FR (4/12), 6-8pm - Opening reception. Center for Craft, Creativity and desiGn Located at the Kellogg Conference Center, 11 Broyles

Road in Hendersonville. Mon.-Fri., noon-5pm. Info: or 890-2050. • Through FR (5/31) - Spoon/Fed, art inspired by "the archetype of the spoon." flesh and vapor openinG reCeption • Through MO (5/6) - Flesh and Vapor, works by Robert Asman, will be on display at Artetude Gallery, 89 Patton Ave. • FR (4/12), 5:30-8:30pm Opening reception. flood Gallery The Phil Mechanic Building, 109 Roberts St. Tues.-Sat., 10am-4pm. Info: or 254-2166. • Through SA (5/25) - End of Empire, works by Margaret Curtis. folk art Center MP 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Open daily from 9am6pm. Info: or 2987928. • Through TU (5/7) - Works by Marti Mocahbee (clay) and Bernie Rowell (mixed media). Gallery 86 86 N. Main St., Waynesville. Mon.Sat., 10am-5pm. Info: • Through SA (4/27) - Works by Blue Ridge Watermedia Society members. • FR (4/12), 6-8pm - Opening reception. Grand bohemian Gallery Located at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Biltmore Village, 11 Boston Way. Mon.-Thur., 10am7pm; Fri.-Sat., 10am-8pm; Sun., 10am-5pm. Info: or 505-2949. • SA (4/13) through FR (5/31) Before Night, works by Stefan Horik. • SA (4/13), 5-8pm - Opening reception. haen Gallery 52 Biltmore Ave. Wed.-Fri., 10am6pm; Mon., Tues. & Sat., 11am6pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 254-8577. • Through SA (4/20) - Natural Counterpoints, works by Larry Gray, Francis Di Fronzo and Clayton Santiago. handmade in ameriCa Located at 125 S. Lexington Ave. Info: or 252-0121. • Through SU (6/30) - Breaking Ground: Innovative Craft. kanUGa watermedia workshop exhibition • Through TH (4/11) - Works by Kanuga Watermedia Workshop instructors will be on display at the Kanuga Conference Center, 130 Kanuga Chapel Drive, Hendersonville. Info: 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: 2277129 or • Through TU (5/14) - Comic Stripped: A Revealing Look at Southern Stereotypes in Cartoons. pottery CliniCs • SATURDAYS through (5/25), 1pm - Odyssey Clayworks, 236 Clingman Ave., hosts weekly clinics on topics like slip decoration, loading a kiln, mixing glaze and more. Free. See website for weekly topic. Info: odysseyceramicarts. com or 285-0210. pUsh skate shop & Gallery Located at 25 Patton Ave. Mon.Thurs., 11am-6pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am-7pm; Sun., noon-6pm. Info: or 225-5509. • Through SA (4/27) - Pointer: The Doubting Thomas, works by Larry Turner. skyUka fine art 133 N. Trade St., Tryon. Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm and by appointment. Info: or 8173783. • SA (4/13) through FR (4/26) Block House Equestrian. • SA (4/13), 5-8pm - Opening reception. swannanoa valley fine arts leaGUe Red House Studios and Gallery, 310 West State St., Black Mountain. Thurs.-Sat., 11am-3pm. Info: or • Through MO (4/29) - Limited Palette, Unlimited Possibilities, works featuring no more than three pigments.


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trUe blUe art sUpply 30 Haywood St. Mon.-Sat., 10am7pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: • Through TU (4/30) - Works by Bob Martin and Betty Carlson.

• TH (4/11), 5-8pm - Asheville Lyric Opera will host auditions for Carousel and Suor Angelica at Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square. Resume and headshot required. $5 audition fee. Info and appointment: or 236-0670.

• ONGOING - Hill House Bed and Breakfast seeks artists to exhibit in its Hideaway Gallery guestroom. No fees or commissions. No phone calls please. Info: or info@hillhousebb. com.

tryon Gallery trot • 2nd SATURDAYS, 5-8pm Downtown Tryon presents art, music, refreshments and more. Free. Info: TryonGalleryTrot.

auditions & call to artists all seasons Craft show • Through FR (5/3) - The All Seasons Craft Show will accept applications from crafters through may 3. Info: 384-1226. art on main • Through SA (6/1) - Art on Main will accept applications from artists through June 1. Info: acofhc. org. asheville art in the park • Through SA (6/1) - Regional artists are invited to apply for Asheville Art in the Park through June 1. Held Saturdays in June and October in Pack Square Park. Info:

battle of the bands • Through WE (5/1) - Battle of the Bands, to benefit Give to the Music, will accept submissions from local groups through may 1. Info: birdhoUse bash • Through SA (4/27) - Birdhouse submissions will be accepted for the Birdhouse Bash through april 27. Info: 476-4231. blaCk moUntain arts and Crafts show • Through WE (5/1) - The Black Mountain Arts and Crafts Show will accept applications from crafters through may 1. Info: 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: or 8842787. hill hoUse bed and

lake eden arts festival • Through SA (6/15) - LEAF will accept applications from handcraft artists for its fall festival through June 15. Info: theleaf. com. moUntain heritaGe day • Through FR (5/3) - Mountain Heritage Day will accept applications from crafters through may 3. Info: new opportUnity sChool for women • Through WE (5/1) - New Opportunity School for Women at Lees-McRae College works to improve the lives of low-income women. Applications for this summer’s free three-week residential program will be accepted through may 1. Info: or 898-8905. sCUlptUre exhibit • Through MO (4/15) - Tryon Fine Arts Center will accept applications for its sculpture exhibit through april 15. Info: tryonarts. org or 859-8322.

the bUsiness of art • TH (4/11), 9am-4:30pm - Watershed artists from Buncombe, Haywood, Transylvania and surrounding counties are invited to participate in a workshop on the business of art. Held at Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St. Free. Info: the JUnCtion 348 Depot St. Info: or 225-3497. • TH (4/18) through SU (5/12) - Boundless. On display during restaurant hours. • TH (4/18), 6pm - Opening reception. the Updraft 84 Walnut St. Sun., Mon.-Thurs., 11am-7pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am-9pm; Sun., 11am-7pm. Info: facebook. com/Updraft.Gallery. • Through SA (4/13) Surroundings, paintings in wax and oil by Fleta Monaghan. transylvania CommUnity arts CoUnCil Located at 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:30am4:30pm. Info: or 884-2787. • MO (4/15) through FR (5/3) Transylvania County student art show. • TH (4/18), 4:30-6pm - Opening • APRIL 10 - APRIL 16, 2013 21

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• Through SA (4/13) - The Thomas Wolfe Memorial will accept submission for the "Telling Our Tales" student writing competition through april 13. Info: or 253-8304.

• TUESDAYS through (5/7), 6:30pm - The WNC Chefs Challenge pits the area's top chefs against each other for the title of Best Chef in WNC. Proceeds benefit eliada homes. Held at Chestnut, 48 Biltmore Ave. $49 includes dinner. Info: or

the biG Crafty • Through SA (5/18) - The Big Crafty will accept applications from independent crafters through may 18. Info:

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traC arts roadshow • The Toe River Arts Council seeks art donations for an Antiques Roadshow-style fundraiser. Info and deadline: or 682-7215.

stitChertUnities (pd.) TU [4/16] 10 am, Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway. Art Quilter Laura Wasilowski takes a light hearted look at using hand embroidery on quilts at the Asheville Quilt Guild meeting. Info: or 828-665-6786.

benefits animalia • SU (4/14), 4pm - Animalia, a puppet performance for young children, will benefit smart start of buncombe County. Held at The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. $8. Info: asheville area piano forUm • SU (4/14), 3pm - The Asheville Area Piano Forum's spring concert will feature four pianists performing works by Beethoven, Debussy, Schubert and Rachmaninoff. Proceeds benefit the charitable and educational activities of aapf. Held in the Deerfield Retirement Community's Blue Ridge Room, 1617 Hendersonville Road. $25. Info: or avl raCe • SA (4/13) - Emanual Lutheran Church will host "The AVL Race," featuring physical and mental challenges similar to The Amazing Race. Held throughout downtown Asheville. Registration required by april 10. $25 per team of two. Proceeds benefit the church's nicaragua mission team. Info and registration: battle of the bands UnplUGGed • SA (4/13) & SU (4/14), 11am & 5pm - Battle of the Bands Unplugged, to benefit mrs. hyatt’s music house, will feature a motorcycle poker run on April 13 and performances by songwriters, old-time and country bands. $25 per poker hand/$5 music. Info and locations: or 633-1136. blessinG of the bikes • SU (4/14), 2-4pm - A "blessing of the bikes" will bless motorcyclists for a safe riding season and promote bike safety. Proceeds benefit abCCm. Held at HarleyDavidson of Asheville, 20 Patton Cove Road, Swannanoa. $10 donation in cash or hygiene products. Info:

my QUilt JoUrney (pd.) TU [4/19] 7 pm, Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway. Explore the world of quilting with technical N.C. Quilter Cindy Williams at the Asheville Quilt Guild Meeting. Info: or 828-665-6786. 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!

healthy kids are happy kids: Asheville will celebrate Healthy Kids Day with fitness challenges, games, face painting and healthy food on Saturday, April 13 in Pack Square Park. (pg. 25)

Celebration of CoUraGe • TH (4/11), noon-1:30pm Celebration of Courage, to benefit the healing place, will feature lunch and a keynote address by abuse survivor Olga Trujillo. Held at Henderson Country Club, 300 Country Club Drive, Henderson. $75. Info: danCe like there's nobody watChinG • TH (4/18), 6-9pm - "Dance Like There's Nobody Watching," to benefit wnC health advocates, will feature music by Mojomatic, food, a silent auction and raffle. Held at Altamont Brewing Co., 42 Haywood Road. $12. Info: doGwood allianCe • MO (4/15), 6-8pm - Early Girl Eatery will host a benefit for dogwood alliance, featuring refreshments and information about the organization. Held at 8 Wall St. Free. Info and registration: amanda@dogwoodalliance. org.

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fiddlin' 5k road raCe • SA (4/13), 8am - This race, to benefit the bascom lamar lunsford festival and the Junior appalachian musicians of the madison County arts Council, departs from Mars Hill College and winds through the surrounding areas. $30. Info and registration: friends of earthfare 5k • SA (4/13), 8am - The Friends of EarthFare 5K will be held at RiverLink Plaza, 144 Riverside Drive. Proceeds benefit friends of earthfare foundation. Fun run at 7:30am. $30/$25 in advance. Info: fUn rUn and doG walk • SA (4/13), 10am - A fun run and dog walk, to benefit sarge’s animal rescue foundation, will be held at Lake Junaluska Conference Center's Bethea Welcome Center, 91 N. Lakeshore Drive, Lake Junaluska. Leashed dogs welcome. $5. Info: on.fb. me/14vPNuB.

helios warriors • SU (4/14), 4-7pm - Live and silent auctions, music, dancing and food, to benefit helios warriors, will be held at the Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St. $10. Info: or 299-0776. hike-n-soak • SU (4/14), 9am - Shoji Spa, 96 Avondale Heights Road, will offer a guided hike on the Mountainsto-Sea Trail, followed by hot tubs, sauna and a cold plunge. 50 percent of proceeds benefit southern appalachian highland Conservancy. $40. Info and registration: or 299-0999. leaf sChools and streets • WEDNESDAYS, 5-7pm - Wine tasting and jazz music, to benefit leaf schools and streets, will be held at 5 Walnut Wine Bar, 5 Walnut St. $5 suggested donation. Info: or Jocelyn@

release yoUr inner animal • TH (4/11), 6:30-9:30pm - Release Your Inner Animal, to benefit animal Compassion network, will feature a jungle-themed party, photobooth, costumes and music by DJ Marley. Hosted by Asheville Affiliates. $25/$20 in advance. Info: spaGhetti sUpper • TH (4/18), 6-7:30pm - A spaghetti supper, to benefit wnC brain tumor support, will be held at West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 690 Haywood Road. Eat in or carry out. By donation. Info: sprinG swinG • SA (4/13), 5pm - This benefit for the odyssey scholarship fund will feature dance, music by The Swayback Sisters, food trucks, children's activities and a raffle. $10/children under 10 free. Held at Odyssey Community School, 90 Zillicoa St. Info:

The ArTisTs WAy • April 16-may 21 (pd.) The Artist's Way has helped millions achieve their creative dreams. Join us and achieve yours, April 16 for this 6 week workshop with James Navé, Tuesday evenings, 7pm-9pm. • Julia Cameron: "I co-taught with James Navé for 8 years. His work is an important force for change". Registration/Information: (919) 949--2113. maC basiCs Classes at Charlotte street CompUters (pd.) Mac Basics Computer Classes are being held at Charlotte Street Computers, 252 Charlotte Street. Class time is 9:30 - 10:30am. Mondays - Mac OS X Basics Level 1, Wednesdays - iPad Basics Level 1, Thursdays - Mac OS X Level 2, Fridays iPad Basics Level 2first Tuesday of each month - iPhoto, second Tuesday each month - Safari, third Tuesday each month - iCloud, fourth Tuesday each month iMovie. Registration is just $9.99 at classes. writinG workshop (pd.) April 27 noon-2pm. Pack Memorial Library. Published author teaches how to get published. Knowledge to protect your literary rights. Call 828-7830595 for more information.

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: 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 accepted. Registration required: meetup. com/AVLWelcomes. Carl sandbUrG annUal meetinG • FR (4/12), 2pm - The Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara will host its annual meeting at Flat Rock Village Hall, 110 Village Center Drive. Open to the public. Free. Info: 693-4178. 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: frenCh broad mensa • SA (4/13), 1:30pm - French Broad Mensa, the local chapter of the high IQ society, will host a qualification test at the North Asheville Library, 1030 Merrimon Ave. Registration requested. $40. Info: or 2538781. GaraGe sale • FR (4/12), 8:30am-4pm & SA (4/13), 8:30am-noon - First United Methodist Church, Buncombe Street and West US 64, Hendersonville, will host a garage sale. Prices vary. Info: fumchvlnc. org or 693-4275. lGbt potlUCk soCial • TH (4/11), 6:30pm - The Asheville Jewish Community Center, 236 Charlotte St., will host a potluck social for LGBT members of the community. Open to all orientations and religions. Bring a dish to share. Info: or 253-0701. livinG history day • SA (4/13), 10am-4pm - Living History Day will feature spinning, basket weaving, quilting and storytelling demonstrations at the Smith-McDowell House Museum, 283 Victoria Road. Free; donations appreciated. Info: or 253-9231. moUntain sCienCe expo • SA (4/13), 10am-5pm - The Mountain Science Expo will feature guided nature walks, an experimentation station, live ani-

mal programs and more. Held at the North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. Free with $8 parking fee. Info: or 665-2492. pisGah astronomiCal researCh institUte Located at 1 PARI Drive, Rosman. Info: 862-5554 or • FR (4/12), 7pm - "Yuri’s Night," a celebration of the first manned spaceflight, will feature a presentation, campus tour and observation session. $20/$15 seniors and military/$10 children under 14. Registration required. ronnie mdawida • WE (4/10), 7pm - Ronnie Mdawida, country coordinator for Kosmos Solutions International, will speak about the organization's Kenyan projects in WCU's Natural Science Building. Free. Info: or 2273832. severe weather workshop • SA (4/13), 9:30am-2:30pm The SkyWarn Severe Weather Workshop will include basic and advanced SkyWarn spotter sessions. Held in A-B Tech's Ferguson Auditorium. Hosted by the Institute for Climate Education. Free. Registration required: soUthern afriCa traveloGUe • SU (4/14), 3pm - Asheville Wild Birds Unlimited, 1997 Hendersonville Road, will host a Southern Africa travelogue with Cathy and Art Meyer. Refreshments served. Free. Info: asheville.wbu. timbersports lUmberJaCk Competition • SU (4/14), 11am - The Timbersports lumberjack competition will feature professional and collegiate lumberjacks and jills competing in single buck, standing block chop and other categories. Held at Haywood County Fairgrounds, 758 Crabtree Road, Waynesville. Free. Info: stihlusa. com/stihl-timbersports. wCU alUmni GatherinG • TH (4/11), 5:30-7pm - WCU will host a gathering for graduate school alumni at the Biltmore Park Town Square campus, 28 Schenck Parkway. Free. Info and registration:

comedY Comedy open miC • FRIDAYS, 8pm - Hosted by Bar of Soap, 333 Merrimon Ave. Info: 255-7710 or dennis swanberG • SA (4/13), 6pm - Christian comedian Dennis Swanberg will perform at Mud Creek Baptist Church, 102 Mine Gap Road, Hendersonville. $10. Info: 692-

6383. disClaimer Comedy • FRIDAYS, 8-9:30pm - Disclaimer Comedy presents weekly comedy at Elaine's Piano Bar in the Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave. Free. Info: disClaimer stand-Up loUnGe • WEDNESDAYS, 9pm Disclaimer Stand-Up Lounge will be held at the Dirty South Lounge, 41 N. Lexington Ave. Free. Info: DisclaimerComedy. com. sliCe of life Comedy • TH (4/18), 9pm - 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:

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: stUdio Zahiya (pd.) Studio Zahiya, Downtown Dance Classes Monday 7:00-9pm • Bellydance 1 Tuesday 9-10am Hip Hop Booty Shakin Workout • 4-5pm Girls' Bellydance • 7-8pm West African Drumming • 8-9pm West African Dance • Wednesday7:30-9 Bellydance 2 • Thursday 9-10am Bellydance Workout • 4-5pm Kids Hip Hop • 6-7pm Bollywood • 8-9pm Hip Hop • Sunday 2-3pm BellyFit • 3-4pm FaithGirl. • $12 for 60 minute classes. 90 1/2 N. Lexington Avenue. studiozahiya. com :: 828.242.7595

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asheville ballroom danCe Asheville Event Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Road. Info: or 274-8320, unless otherwise noted. • WEDNESDAYS, 7:30-10:30pm - "Mostly Swing Dance Party" with DJ Phil Noland and Sonny Coren. $5. Info: 777-7445. • MONDAYS, 8:30-10:30pm "Mostly Country Dance Party" with DJ Phil Noland and Sonny Coren. $5. Info: 777-7445. blUe ridGe Contra danCe • FR (4/12), 6:30pm - Blue Ridge Contra Dancers will host a dance with caller Seth Tepher and music by Good and Plenty at The Party Place and Event Center in Saluda. Beginner lessons, 6:30pm; dancing, 7-9:30pm. $10 adults/$5 children under 18. Info and directions: or • APRIL 10 - APRIL 16, 2013 23


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city schools celebrate champions what: Celebrating Champions, to benefit Asheville City Schools Foundation where: UNC-Asheville’s Sherrill Center. when: Sunday, April 14, 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. VIP party). $50; $75 VIP. Info: why: Education is an all-hands-on deck endeavor. Teachers, parents and students make up the core of Asheville City Schools, but there are countless community members who share their talents with Asheville’s public schools on a regular basis. The Asheville City Schools Foundation will honor several of these local heroes at its Celebrating Champions benefit. This year’s five winners were selected from a pool of 12 nominees and faced stiff competition for the title of “champion.” Winners include United Way of Asheville’s Gina Gallo, Asheville Grown Business Alliance founder Franzi Charen (pictured), PAWS on a Mission’s Norma Palmer, parent Tracy Dew and Leah Ferguson, former co-director of Asheville City Schools Foundation. The Community Choice Award winner, selected by Facebook poll, will be announced at the event. The evening will include dinner, music by The John Henrys, short films about the winners and live and silent auctions. A VIP pre-party will feature Biltmore wines and French Broad Brewing Company brews, as well as a drawing for a “Go Local” prize package. Since 1989, the Asheville City Schools Foundation has promoted the success of area students by “engaging the entire community to support enriching and innovative educational activities.” Join with the organization for a celebration of the community members that make this mission possible.

interstellar danCe proJeCt • FR (4/12), 7pm & SA (4/13), 7 & 9pm - The Interstellar Dance Project, UNCA dance department's spring concert, will be held at BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce St. $10/$5 students. Info and tickets: 232-5652.

eco asheville Green drinks • WE (4/10), 6pm - Asheville Green Drinks will present a recap of the Forward on Climate Rally and an update on next steps at Olive or Twist Restaurant and Bar, 81 Broadway St. Networking and socializing at 5:30pm. Free. Info: Carrotmob • WE (4/10), 8:30am-3pm - ECO will host Carrotmob, a chance for the public to encourage green efforts by supporting local businesses en mass. Held at The Green Room Cafe and Coffeehouse, 536 North Main St., Hendersonville. A percentage of profits go toward the restaurant's efforts to serve local, organic produce. Regular restaurant prices apply. Info: or 692-0385.

elisha mitChell aUdUbon soCiety • TU (4/16), 7pm - Chris Nicolay, associate professor at UNCA, will discuss the diversity and ecological importance of bats with an overview of WNC species during this meeting of the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society at UNCA's Reuter Center, Room 206. Beginners welcome. Free. Info: or natUre ConservanCy • SA (4/13), 9am-3pm - Work and Learn Party: Wildflower Walk. Volunteers will remove invasive plants at Bat Cave Preserve, followed by a guided wildflower walk through a rich cove forest. Info and RSVP: mtns_volunteers@ or 350-1431, ext. 104.

festivals international festival • WE (4/10), 10am-3:30pm - WCU will host an international festival featuring music, a flag procession and remarks by Lois PetrovichMwaniki. Held on the lawn of A.K. Hinds University Center. Free. Info: or 2272557.

soCial JUstiCe film niGht • FR (4/12), 7pm - Social Justice Film Night will feature Crossing Arizona , a collection of personal accounts about illegal immigration in Arizona. Screened at Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place. Donations accepted. Info:

n.C. sCienCe festival • Through MO (4/22) - The N.C. Science Festival will feature lectures, stargazing, a wildflower walk, LEGO summit and more. Most events are free. Info and schedule:

the fUtUre of food • WE (4/17), 6-8pm - Transition Hendersonville will screen The Future of Food at Black Bear Cafe, 318 Main St., Hendersonville. Free. Info:


non-violent direCt aCtion for Climate aCtivists • SA (4/13), 1-4pm - A program on using non-violent direct action for climate activism will be held at a downtown Asheville location. $10 suggested donation. Info and location:

5 broken Cameras • TH (4/11), 7pm - 5 Broken Cameras will be screened as part of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Film Series in UNCA's Robinson Hall, Room 125. Free. Info: 251-6575.

riverlink events Info: or 252-8474. • WE (4/10), 10am & 5pm Volunteer orientation will be held at the RiverLink offices, 170 Lyman St. Registration requested.

follow the leader • TU (4/16), 7:30pm - Follow the Leader , a documentary about three high school students with presidential ambitions, will be screened in WCU's A.K. Hinds

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University Center. Free. Info: or 227-3622.

the raCe to nowhere • TH (4/11), 7pm - A screening of The Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America's Achievement Culture will be followed by a panel discussion with educators and students. Held in UNCA's Highsmith University Union, Room 143. Free. Info: 251-6304. wedGe brewery movie niGht • 2nd SATURDAYS - The Wedge Brewery, 125B Roberts St., will host outdoor film screenings. April movie: There's Something About Mary. Free. Info: wedge- or 505-2792.

food & beer ameriCan CUlinary federation open hoUse • WE (4/10), 6-8pm - The American Culinary Federation will host an open house and cooking demo at Biltmore Inn, 1 Lodge St. Free. Info and registration: or 545-8082. mÉlanGe of the moUntains • TH (4/11) through SA (4/13) "Mélange of the Mountains: A Culinary Weekend in Haywood County" will feature cooking presentations and food by local restaurants and vendors. Info, schedule and cost: haywood-nc. com/melange.asp.

government & politics asheville obJeCtivists • WE (4/10), 7pm - Those interested in Ayn Rand and her philosophy of objectivism are invited to a meeting at Denny's, 1 Regent Park Blvd. Free. Please RSVP:

bUnCombe CoUnty repUbliCan women's ClUb • 2nd THURSDAYS, noon - The Buncombe County Republican Women's Club will meet at Cornerstone Restaurant, 102 Tunnel Road. Restaurant prices apply. Info: 277-7074 or gakeller@ bUnCombe Green party meetinG • 1st MONDAYS, 6pm - Meetings held in The Fortune Building, 727 Haywood Road. Free. Info: henderson CoUnty demoCrats Convention • SA (4/13), noon - N.C. General Assembly member Ray Rapp will speak at the Henderson County Democrats' convention at Henderson County Operations Center, 305 Williams St., Hendersonville. Info: myhcdp. com. transition asheville potlUCk • TU (4/16), 5:30-7pm - Transition Asheville will host a potluck at the Community Action Opportunities office, 25 Gaston St. Bring a dish to share, plate, utensils and cup. Free to attend. Info:

kids Camp mUddy sneakers • pd. ONGOING: Camp Muddy Sneakers will run eight week sessions June 3-Aug. 2. Campers explore ecosystems in WNC through hands-on, experiential activities. The camp is for rising 4th-7th grade students. Info: asU tUrChin Center workshops Info and registration: 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. 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: or 505-2589. family reCreation planninG • TH (4/11), 6-7:30pm - The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to learn about planning family activities including day trips, game nights and camping. Free. Held at the Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. Free. Info: 456-2030.

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 • 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@ or 258-2038. healthy kids day • SA (4/13), 11am-5pm - Healthy Kids Day, presented by the YMCA of WNC and Greenlife, will feature inflatables, crafts, a 5K/fun run and a performance by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. Held in Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. Free/$25 for 5K and fun run. Info: or 210-9622. 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: maddivas. com. kinderGarten readiness seminar • TH (4/11), 9:45-11:15am Paulette Sievert and the Black Mountain Carver Center, 101 Carver Ave., will host informal seminars on helping children prepare for kindergarten and establish reading skills. Free. Info: or (952) 693-8897. pop warner football and Cheer reGistration • ONGOING - Registration for the 2013 Pop Warner football and cheer season will be open online through June. Scholarships available to those in need. Games held Saturdays. Info and registration: short story Contest for kids • Through TU (4/16) - Black Mountain Library, 105 Dougherty St., will accept submissions for its kids short story contest through april 16. Hand delivery required. Info: 250-4756. teens GrowinG Up stronG • SU (4/14), 2-3:30pm - "Teens Growing Up Strong: Sexual Consent," for young men grades 7-12, will cover sexual rights and ethics. Held at Women Wellness and Education Center, 24 Arlington St. $20. Info:

voiCes of the river art and poetry show • SA (4/13), 2-5pm - More than 200 art and poetry projects created by K-12 students on the theme of the French Broad River will be on display at A-B Tech's Holly Library. Refreshments, activities and awards ceremony included. Free. Info: 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: 658-9398 or

music sonG o' sky show ChorUs (pd.) TUESDAYS, 6:45pm Rehearsal at Covenant Community UMC 11 Rocket Dr. Asheville, NC 28803. Guests welcome. Contact: Toll Free # 1-866824-9547. ConCert: native ameriCan and world flUtes (pd.) April 27, 2013 at 7:15pm Hendersonville, NC National Award-winning flutist Jan Seiden performs with soulful eloquence on Native American, Anasazi, Maya and World Flutes. cdbaby. com/artist/JanSeiden aCoUstiC eidolon • SU (4/14), 7pm - Acoustic Eidolon (guitjo and cello) will perform at UUCA, 1 Edwin Place. $15 donation/$10 students/under 14 free. Info: 299-4171. amiCimUsiC • FR (4/12), 6pm - "The Jewish Spirit" will feature works by Mendelssohn and Shostakovich at a private home in Arden. $25 includes potluck dinner and drinks. Registration required. Info and location: daniel@amicimusic. org or 505-2903. • SA (4/13), 7:30pm - An additional concert will be held at White Horse Black Mountain, 105C Montreat Road. $15/$5 students. Info: whitehorseblackmountain. com. • SU (4/14), 3pm - A final concert will be held at Agudas Israel Synagogue, 505 Glasgow Lane, Hendersonville. $20/$15 congregation members/$10 students. A wine and cheese reception will follow. • SA (4/13), 11:30am "Beethoven Lives in Asheville," an interactive, original show for children and adults, will be held in Pack Memorial Library's Lord Auditorium, 67 Haywood St. Free. asheville Composers series • TH (4/11), 7:30pm - The Asheville Composers Series will feature UNCA faculty and stu-

dents performing works by local composers. Held in the university's Lipinsky Auditorium. $5/ students free. Info: asheville mUsiC ColleCtors show • SU (4/14), 10am-4pm - The Asheville Music Collectors Show will feature music dealers from the Southeast offering vintage LPs, 45s and CDs. Held at Sheraton Four Points, 22 Woodfin St. Free. Info: or (704) 996-9945. blaCk moUntain drUm CirCle • SATURDAYS, 4pm - Steven Townsend hosts a traditional West African drumming workshop, followed by an open drum circle, weekly at the Carver Community Center, 101 Carver Ave., Black Mountain. All skill levels welcome. Free. Info: 669-2052. blUe ridGe mUsiC trail listeninG session • Through SA (5/4) - Blue Ridge Music Trails will host a series of public listening sessions throughout WNC. Free. Info, registration and locations: brnha.dale@gmail. com or 708-7907. brio Chamber series • SA (4/13), 3:30pm - The Brio Chamber Series presents April Clayton (flute) and Vance Reese (piano) in Mars Hill College's Broyhill Chapel. $15. Info: mhc. edu or 642-4968. 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. flat roCk playhoUse Mainstage: Highway 225, Flat Rock. Downtown location: 125 South Main St., Hendersonville. Info: or 693-0731. • Through SA (4/13) - Music on the Rock: A Tribute to the Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival will be performed at the downtown location. 8pm. $24. friday niGht live • FRIDAYS, 7-10pm - The Classic Wineseller, 20 Church St., Waynesville, showcases local and regional music weekly. Info: or facebook. com/theclassicwineseller. $10 food or drink purchase requested. • FR (4/12), 7-10pm - Paul Cataldo (guitar, banjo, vocals).

Local Matters Book Club The Local Matters Book Club meets to discuss Jill McCorkle’s new novel, Life After Life.

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Wednesday. 6:30pm. • Donation. (828) 658-3362.

136 West Union St., Morganton. Info: or 430-4343. • FR (4/12), 7:30pm - Sandra Bennett and the Breakers (covers and originals). $7. • SA (4/13), 7:30pm - Tom Kimmel (singer-songwriter). $20.

open heart meditation (pd.) Experience easy, wonderful practices that opens your life to the beauty within and connects you to your heart. • Free 7pm, Tuesdays, 5 Covington St. 2960017 or 367-6954

honors reCital • WE (4/17), 3:30pm - An honors recital will be held in Brevard College's Porter Center. Free. Info:

a barbara marCiniak ChannelinG event (pd.) April 26,27 (FridaySaturday). Barbara channels the Pleiadians who share their perspectives about our changing world. Lecture/channeling Friday 7pm-10:30pm: $40. Workshop/ channeling Saturday 10am-6pm: $85. Cash or money order only. Ramada River Ridge Hotel, 800 Fariview Road, Asheville. Reservations recommended: (828) 298-6300 or ashevilleclass@

Jeremy kittel band • TH (4/18), 8pm - Jeremy Kittel Band (Celtic fiddle) will perform at Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave. $27. Info: tryonarts. org or 859-8322. Jim taylor • FR (4/12), 5:30-7pm - Jim Taylor and friends will present acoustic songs and stories at Montford Books’ final end-of-the-week soiree. 31 Montford Ave. Free. Info: or 285-8805.

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.

opera sCenes • SA (4/13), 7:30pm - Opera scenes will be performed in Brevard College's Porter Center. Free. Info: pan harmonia Info: • SU (4/14), 5pm - Pan Harmonia musicians will perform works by Bach and Mendelssohn at the Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St. $15/$12 in advance/$5 students. tosCa • FR (4/12) & SA (4/13), 8pm Asheville Lyric Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's Tosca at Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 N. Pack Square. $30-$52/$17-$35 students. Info: or UnCa Chamber mUsiC ConCert • SU (4/14), 7:30pm - A performance by UNCA's string quartet and percussion ensemble will be held in the university's Lipinsky Auditorium. $5/students free. Info:

outdoors beaUtifUl lake James MArinA • BoAT slips available (pd.) Beat the Summer rush and reserve a covered, uncovered or houseboat slip. Great location at Canal Bridge. Security, gas sales, marine store and customer lounge. Call (828) 584-0666. Cradle of forestry events Route 276, Pisgah National Forest. Admission: $5/children ages 15 and under free. Some programs require an additional fee. Info: or 877-3130. • SA (4/13), 10am-4pm - "Old

dorjé lopön: Urban Dharma founder Hun Lye recently earned the title Dorjé Lopön (Varja master) in the Drikung Kagyü lineage of Tibetan buddhism. Photo by Taylor Johnson

Time Plowing and Folkways." Meet a pair of draft horses, visit traditional crafters, learn how people worked land the old way and try your hand at plowing the Cradle's vegetable garden during this afternoon of traditional farming demonstrations.

Cherokee at 9:30am. $35/$10 members. Info and departure locations: or 452-0702.

events at rei Located at 31 Schenck Parkway. Info: 687-0918 or • WE (4/10), 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. • TU (4/16), 7-8pm - A presentation on wellness for outdoor athletes will focus on Chinese medicine. Free. Registration requested. • TH (4/18), 3:30-6pm - Hands On! children's museum will host a demonstration on the science of outdoor gear. Free. --- 7-8:15pm - Hands On! will host a presentation on the nanoscience of advanced gear. Free.

odyssey CommUnity sChool open hoUse • WE (4/17), 5:30-7:30pm - The Odyssey Community School will host an open house for parents of pre-K through high school students at 80 Zillicoa St. Info: or 259-3653.

friends of the smokies hike • TU (4/16) - A moderate 9.5-mile hike along Hyatt Ridge, hosted by Friends of the Smokies, will depart from Asheville at 8:30am, Maggie Valley at 9am and

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public lectures aCademia and aCtivism • MO (4/15), 7pm - Nithya Raman will lead a presentation on social justice as part of the Academia and Activism speaker series. Held in WWC's Jensen Lecture Hall. Info and cost: 771-2083. pUbliC leCtUres & events at UnCa Events are free unless otherwise noted. • TH (4/11), 12:30pm - "Cherokee Sovereignty: Issues and Institutions," with Mitchell Hicks, principal chief of the Eastern

Band of Cherokee Indians. Held in UNCA's Alumni Hall. Info: 2516991. • FR (4/12), 11:25am - "The Rise of Totalitarianism in the Interwar Years," with John McClain, lecturer in humanities. Held in Lipinsky Auditorium. Info: humanities.unca. edu or 251-6808. • MO (4/15), 11:25am - “Rome,” with Brian Hook, associate professor of classics. Held in Lipinsky Auditorium. Info: humanities.unca. edu or 251-6808. • TH (4/18), 7pm - "Religion, Race and Boxing in the New South," with Arthur Remillard of St. Francis University. Held in the Sherrill Center's Mountain View Room. Info: 251-6419. tarheels in the paCifiC northwest • TH (4/11), 7pm - “Remembering Home from Afar: Tarheels at Work and Play in the Pacific Northwest,” with Rob Ferguson. Held in WCU's Mountain Heritage Center. Free. Info: or 227-7129. the Cherokee • TU (4/16) & TU (4/23), 1pm - A presentation on Cherokee ancestry, history and stories will be held at BRCC, Patton Building, Room 150. Hosted by Blue Ridge Center for Lifelong Learning. $30. Info:

seniors advanCe Care planninG • WE (4/17), 10:30am-noon - A program on advanced care planning will be held at Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St. Free. Info: 250-4700. sprinG festival for seniors • TH (4/18), 9am-2:30pm - Mars Hill College will host a spring festival for seniors featuring morning worship, a session on understanding prayer and a report on statewide political events impacting older adults. Entertainment will follow. Held in Broyhill Chapel. $15 includes lunch. Info and registration: or 689-1128.

spiritualitY aQUarian Compassionate fellowship (pd.) Metaphysical program inspired by spiritual growth topics of your choice. Meditation, potluck, St. Germain live channeled piano music. • Second and Fourth

asheville Compassionate CommUniCation Center (pd.) Free practice group. Learn ways to create understanding and clarity in your relationships, work, and community by practicing compassionate communication (nonviolent communication). 2520538 or • 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 5:00-6:15 mindfUlness meditation Class (pd.) Explore the miracle of healing into life through deepened stillness and presence. With consciousness teacher and columnist Bill Walz. Info: 258-3241. Mondays, 7-8pm – Meditation class with lesson and discussions in contemporary Zen living. At the Asheville Friends Meeting House at 227 Edgewood Ave. (off Merrimon). Donation. earth Green mediCine lodGe women's retreat (pd.) Join a small group of women in discovering spiritual understanding through ceremony, art, plants, and re-creation. Enrich yourself while exploring new possibilities for relationship with the natural world. Saturday, May 11th 11:00 AM through lunch on Sunday $125 covers all meals, shared accommodation materials and supplies. To Register, contact Judith Brooks 919-260-1430 e-mail: or Zoe Allison Rockingbear 828284-0975 who am i? the basiC Goodness of beinG hUman (pd.) How can we answer this question? With gentle openness

towards ourselves we contact our fundamental goodness through meditation, contemplation and dialogue. Sundays April 14 - May 26. 1:00pm-3:30pm. Info: Asheville Shambhala Meditation Center eColoGy as spiritUal praCtiCe (pd.) A retreat for re-awakening justice and compassion, both for the earth and ourselves. Small group work will include confession, forgiveness and affirmation, as well as structured dialogue with “them” in an effort to find common ground. Truth Mandala (Joanna Macy) will help participants express their deepest feelings about the earth-crisis. Sat April 27, 9-5. Asheville Friends Meeting, 227 Edgewood. Bring bag lunch. $55. Register with Robert McGahey, PhD: bUddha’s first teaChinG • TH (4/18), 6-8pm - "Buddha’s First Teaching: The Four Noble Truths," with George Churinoff (Gelong Thubten Tsultrim), an American-born Buddhist monk of the Tibetan tradition. Held in UNCA's Reuter Center. Free. Info: or 251-6140. CommUnity hU sonG • SU (4/14), 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: or 254-6775. essenCe of livinG tantra • FR (4/12), 6:30pm - Essence of Living Tantra, with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. "Join the Living Tantra movement and discover how tantric teachings and techniques enhance and deepen yoga, meditation and Ayurveda practices." Hosted by the Asheville Yoga Center, 211 S. Liberty St. $30. Info: or first ConGreGational ChUrCh in hendersonville Fifth Avenue West at White Pine Street, Hendersonville. Info: 6928630 or • SU (4/14), 9:15am - Adult forum: "A New Look at Paul." 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: or 645-2085.

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: or liGht Center 2196 N.C. Highway 9 S., Black Mountain. Info: or 669-6845. • WEDNESDAYS, 2:30-3:30pm Prayer and meditation for United States and world conditions. Free. • ONGOING, 10am-5pm - Open meditation to music with energy balancing lights. By donation. • 2nd SATURDAYS, 10am "Access the healing centers of the body through the sound and vibration resonating from singing crystal bowls, played by Rev. Heidi." $10 suggested donation. Info: • 2nd SUNDAYS, 1pm - Toning for Peace. A "safe, supportive space for vocal exploration." $10 suggested donation. Info: • SUNDAYS, 3-4pm - Prayer/meditation for World Peace. Free. 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: 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: rabbi sheila weinberG • TH (4/18), 7pm - Rabbi Sheila Weinberg, founder of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, will speak about the spirituality of aging in UNCA's Reuter Center. Free. Info: the art of peaCefUl livinG • SUNDAYS, 7pm - "Learn to apply the ancient art of Buddhist meditation to develop a peaceful mind and tackle daily problems," with Buddhist teacher Sharon Lovich at Rainbow Mountain Children's School, 574 Haywood Road. Course Includes guided meditation, talk and discussion. $8/$5 students/children free. Info: 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:

women's sprinG lUnCheon • TH (4/18), 4pm - The Cove at the Billy Graham Training Center will host an afternoon featuring music, a presentation with Kendra Graham and a meal. Open to women ages 15 and up. $29. 1 Porters Cove Road. Info: 298-2092 or

spoken & written word asheville wordslam • FR (4/12), 6-9pm & SA (4/13), noon-7:30pm - A spoken word competition for regional youth will be held at the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center, 285 Livingston St. Free. Info: or

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blaCk moUntain Center for the arts 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm. Info: or 6690930. • FR (4/12), noon-1pm - Tina Barr will lead a workshop on applying for poetry fellowships, grants and awards. Free; registration required. blUe ridGe books Located at 152 S. Main St., Waynesville. All programs free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 456-6000. • SA (4/13), 3pm - William Everett will present his collection of poetry Turnings: Poems of Transformation. • TU (4/16), 6-8:30pm - A "Book Club Bash" will feature refreshments and mingling. Open to book club members and interested parties. Registration requested. bUnCombe CoUnty pUbliC libraries library abbreviations - All programs are free unless otherwise noted. Each Library event is marked by the following location abbreviations: n bm = Black Mountain Library (105 N. Dougherty St., 250-4756) n ea = East Asheville Library (902 Tunnel Road, 250-4738) n fv = Fairview Library (1 Taylor Road, 250-6484) n na = North Asheville Library (1030 Merrimon Avenue, 2504752) n pm = Pack Memorial Library (67 Haywood Street, 250-4700) n sw = Swannanoa Library (101 West Charleston Street, 250-6486) n Library storyline: 250-KIDS. • Through SA (4/13) - An exhibit of storybook character dolls will highlight local authors. pm • TH (4/11), 3pm - Free class on using the Buncombe County Register of Deeds website. Registration required: library@ pm --- 1pm - Book club: The Story of English in 100 Words by David Crystal. fv • SA (4/13), 10am-3pm - Book sale. ea


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• TU (4/16), 7pm - Book club: Triptych by Karin Slaughter. bm • TU (4/16), 2pm - Book club: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. na • WE (4/17), 5pm - Swannanoa Knitters. sw

at 15 Stage Lane in downtown Asheville (entrance off of Walnut Street, across from Zambra's). Info and tickets: 239-0263 or • WEDNESDAYS through SATURDAYS until (4/21) Shipwrecked. "This magical, theatrical story is based on the true story of the Victorian explorer and storyteller Louisde Rougemont." Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $16-$28.

City liGhts bookstore Located at 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 586-9499. • TH (4/18), 10:30am - Coffee with the Poet, featuring Janice Hornburg.

parkway playhoUse 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville. Info: or 682-4285. • FR (4/12) through SU (4/14) Always… Patsy Cline, the true story of Patsy Cline's friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. Fri. & Sat., 7:30pm. Sun., 3:30pm. $12-$18.

foUntainhead bookstore Located at 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 697-1870. • TH (4/18), 5:30pm - Ryan Jo Summers will present her book, Whispers in Her Heart, followed by a wine and cheese social. malaprop's bookstore and Cafe 55 Haywood St. Info: malaprops. com or 254-6734. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. • WE (4/10), 7pm - Poetry open mic. • TH (4/11), 7pm - Debra Travis will discuss the work of Lama Tsultrim Allione, author of Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict. • FR (4/12), 7pm - Rod Dreher will present his book The Little Way of Ruthie Leming. • SA (4/13), 7pm - Dale Neal will present his book The Half-Life of Home. • SU (4/14), 3pm - A reading by members of the N.C. Poetry Society. • MO (4/15), 7pm - Mountain Xpress book club: Life After Life by Jill McCorkle. • TU (4/16), 7pm - Comix Club: Usagi Yojimbo: The Ronin by Stan Sakai. • WE (4/17), 7pm - Ben Miller will present his book River Bend Chronicle. • TH (4/18), 7pm - Poem in Your Pocket Day invites the public to read from the Poem in Your Pocket anthology. nikky finney • TH (4/11), 7:30pm - Nikky Finney will present her four books of poetry, including Head Off and Split, in WCU's Coulter Building. Free. Info: or 227-3622. stoneman's raid: 1865 • SA (4/13), 2pm - Chris J. Hartley will present his book Stoneman's Raid: 1865 in A-B Tech's Simpson Lecture Hall. Presented by the WNC Historical Association. $5 donation. Info and registration: or 253-9231. spellboUnd Children's bookshop 21 Battery Park Ave. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or

traditional meets avant-garde: Celebrate the unrestrained beauty of art quilts at an opening reception for Strings and Threads: Art Quilts by Stephanie Wilds at Black Mountain Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 13. (pg. 21)

232-2228. • SU (4/14), 1:30-2pm - Jack Cassady will present his book The Best of Monday Funnies and More and discuss the cartooning process. wCU sprinG literary festival • Through TH (4/11) - The WCU Spring Literary Festival will feature poetry, fiction and nonfiction writers. Info, schedule and locations: or 227-7264. writers symposiUm • TH (4/18) through FR (4/19) - Caldwell Community College will host a writers symposium featuring Wiley Cash, author of A Land More Kind than Home. Q&A sessions will be held on Thursday: noon on the Watauga Campus and 7pm in J.E. Broyhill Civic Center. A reading will be held on Friday at noon in the Caldwell Campus gym. Free. Info: 726-2200.

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theater asheville CommUnity theatre Located at 35 E. Walnut St. Tickets and info: ashevilletheatre. org or 254-1320. • FR (4/12) through SU (4/28) - The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about poverty during the Great Depression. Fri. & Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $15-$22. • WE (4/17), 8pm - A staged

reading premiere of Dwarf Star, a "dark comedy about buried passions, hidden crimes and huge money." Free; reservations recommended. • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS (4/18) until (5/5) Jeffrey, the story of a "young gay man in New York who feels that sex has gotten too complicated and decides to avoid it at all costs." 7:30pm. $15. A portion of proceeds benefits WNCAP. Info: brevard little theatre Located in the American Legion Hall, 55 E. Jordan St., Brevard. Info: Reservations: 884-2587. • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (4/21) - Blithe Spirit, the story of socialite and novelist Charles Condomine. Thurs.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $14/$10 students/$5 children 12 and under. flat roCk playhoUse Mainstage: Highway 225, Flat Rock. Downtown location: 125 South Main St., Hendersonville. Info: or 693-0731. • WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (4/21) - The Odd Couple, the story of a "neat freak and sloppy sportswriter." Performed on the Mainstage.

Wed.-Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $35/$33 seniors/$25 students. hendersonville little theatre 229 S. Washington St., Hendersonville. Info: 692-1082 or • Through SU (4/21) - Brighton Beach Memoirs, the story of a lower-middle-class teenager living in Brooklyn in 1937. Thurs.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $20/$15 students ages 18-25/$10 children 18 and under. montford park players Unless otherwise noted, performances are free and take place outdoors Fri.-Sun. at 7:30pm at Hazel Robinson Amphitheater in Montford. Bring folding chair and umbrella in case of rain. Donations accepted. Info: 2545146 or • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (4/28) - The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde’s comic farce about Victorian marriage, will be performed at the Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St. Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30pm. "Pay-what-we're-worth" night April 11. $15. nC staGe Company Asheville's professional resident theater company, performing

sprinG awakeninG • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS until (4/13), 7:30pm - Spring Awakening, the Tony Award-winning Broadway show written by singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik, will be performed in UNCA's Carol Belk Theatre. "Banned for nearly 100 years, the original play is one of literature’s most controversial masterpieces." Intended for mature audiences. A special matinee performance will be held Sun., April 7 at 2pm. $15. Info: or the moUse that roared • TH (4/11) through SA (4/13) - Asheville High School theatre presents this "farce about a tiny country that goes to battle against the U.S. with only bows and arrows" at the AHS Arts Theatre. Thur. & Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 8pm. Info: theater at blUe ridGe CommUnity ColleGe Performances are held in Patton Auditorium at BRCC, Flat Rock. Tickets and info: or 694-1849. • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (4/21) - The Blue Ridge Community College drama department presents Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Thur.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $7/$5 faculty and students. theater at wCU Unless otherwise noted, all performances take place at the Fine and Performing Arts Center. Tickets and info: bardoartscenter. or 227-2479. • TH (4/11) through SU (4/14) - The Drowsy Chaperone, a musical comedy about a fan who brings a cast recording of his favorite musical to life. Thurs.Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $20/$15 seniors and WCU staff/$10 students.

thriving children The Success Equation, under the umbrella of Children First/ Communities In Schools, unites the community to reduce the root causes of child poverty. These calendar listings feature community events and volunteer opportunities to help children thrive in Buncombe County. biG brothers biG sisters of wnC Located at 50 S. French Broad Ave., Room 213, in the United Way building. The organization matches children from singleparent homes with adult mentors. Info: or 253-1470. • Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks 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 single-parent homes. Activities are free or lowcost. Information session will be held april 24 at noon. Children first/Cis • Children First/CIS seeks volunteers for its learning centers and after school program for elementary school children living in public and low-income housing. Mon.Thurs., 2:30-5:30pm. Volunteer for one hour a week and change the life of a local child. Info: or 768-2072. Children first/Cis mind the Gap toUr • TH (4/18), 3:30pm - The Children First/CIS Mind the Gap Tour will call attention to issues in our community that hinder the success of children and families in poverty. Donations not requested. Info and registration: AdrienneA@ or 259-9717. Girls on the rUn of wnC • ONGOING - Girls on the Run of WNC seeks volunteers to plan and assist with the GOTR 5K, scheduled for May 18. Info: or 713-2321. hands on ashevillebUnCombe Youth are welcome on many projects with adult supervision. Info: or call 2-1-1. Visit the website to sign up for a project. • SA (4/13), 10am-noon Teacher's Pet: Volunteers will create supplemental educational materials to help elementary students improve reading skills. Make flashcards, games and more. Instruction and materials provided. health and wellness in workinG with older yoUth • FR (4/12), 8:30am-3:30pm United Way of Asheville and the Buncombe County Middle School Success Initiative present a miniconference for professionals working with middle and high school youth. Held at UNCA's Wilma M.

Sherrill Center. $20. Info: rm or org. in real life after sChool proGrams • MONDAYS through FRIDAYS, 3-5pm - The IRL After School Program seeks volunteers to build relationships with middle schoolers while participating in diverse programming like hiking, financial literacy, art, sports and more. Info:, or 350-6270. 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 one-on-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. Orientation: may 8 and 9. Info: literacytutors@ motherlove mentor • The YWCA MotherLove program seeks volunteers to provide support and encouragement to teen mothers. A commitment of eight hours per month required. Info: 254-7206. partners Unlimited • Partners Unlimited, a program for at-risk youth ages 10-18, seeks volunteer tutors and website assistance. Info: or 281-2800. presChool oUtreaCh volUnteer traininG • MO (4/15), 9am - The Preschool Outreach Project (POP) will host volunteer training at Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St. No experience needed. Info: or 250-4729.

volunteering ameriCan CanCer soCiety • The American Cancer Society seeks cosmetology professionals to facilitate its Look Good, Feel Better program for women undergoing cancer treatment. A training session will be held april 22. Info: 254-6931.

Mon.-Fri., 8am-6pm. Info: jay@ 350-6135. ayUsa host families • ONGOING - Ayusa seeks families interested in hosting exchange students ages 15-18. Families must pass a background check, provide room and board and a safe, supportive environment. Info: or 298-8873. 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@ or 252-7489. hands on ashevillebUnCombe Youth are welcome on many projects with adult supervision. Info: or call 2-1-1. Visit the website to sign up for a project. • SA (4/13), 10am-1pm - FairTrade Stock-Up: Assist with unpacking and pricing merchandise for Ten Thousand Villages, a nonprofit, fair-trade retail store that sells handcrafted items made by artisans in more than 30 developing countries. • WE (4/17), 6-8pm - Cookie night invites the public to make cookies for hospice patients at CarePartners' John Keever Solace Center. pan harmonia • Pan Harmonia seeks volunteers to assist with chamber music concerts. Volunteers receive two tickets to the concert. Info: office@ parkway playhoUse doCent Classes • FR (4/12), 10am & TU (4/16), 4pm - Parkway Playhouse, 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville, will host volunteer docent classes. Info and registration: scout879@ or 682-5212. road to reCovery • The American Cancer Society seeks volunteers to drive cancer patients to treatments as part of the Road to Recovery program. Info: 254-6931.

art on main • Art on Main arts and crafts festival seeks volunteers for planning, set-up and tear-down. Info: or 693-8504.

the rathbUn Center • The Rathbun Center, a nonprofit corporation that provides free lodging for patients and their caregivers staying in Asheville for medical treatment, seeks volunteers to support and register guests. Weekend shifts: noon3pm; 3-6pm & 6-9pm. Info: or 251-0595..

asheville City sChools foUndation • ONGOING - The Asheville City Schools Foundation seeks volunteers to tutor/mentor a student (K-12) in need of support. Volunteer opportunities available

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oops! • On Feb. 16, college basketball player Shanteona Keys (career free throw rate: 78 percent) weakly shanked a 15-foot shot, which thudded to the floor 8 feet short of the rim. Several sports commentators called it the worst collegiate free-throw attempt of all time. “My fingernail got caught on my nose, so I couldn't follow through correctly,” Keys told Deadspin. com. Her Georgia College team lost to rival Columbus State, 70-60. • Ouch! Between 2002 and 2010, according to the March issue of BJU International (formerly the British Journal of Urology), an estimated 17,600 patients came to U.S. hospital emergency rooms reporting genital injuries caused by zippers. Those “zip” wounds, though, accounted for only about one-fifth of emergency penile injuries.

familY values • Rachel Hope and Parker Williams, both apparently intelligent and attractive, decided to produce and raise a child together — despite a mutual lack of romantic feelings. According to a February New York Times profile, each half of such “couples” separately performs their biological function and then basically outsources half the subsequent child-rearing to the other. Said another such “parent”: “When you think about the concept of the village, and how the village was part of child-rearing for so many cultures ... it makes total sense.”

least-competent criminals Not Ready for Prime Time: (1) Paul Masters, 47, was charged with burglary of a Roses department store in Lexington, Ky., in March. Roofentry burglaries are common, but they’re almost always nighttime jobs; Masters, however, dropped in just after lunchtime. Police swarmed the store, and Masters eventually fell through a drop ceiling and was arrested. (2) Jarad Carr, 37, was arrested in Chippewa County, Wis., in March after persistently demanding a refund for a computer printer at a Wal-Mart (he lacked a receipt). Noticing a sheet of paper inside showing two counterfeit $100 bills, the Wal-Mart employee called police, who arrived while Carr was still haggling for a refund.


Wait ... what? A startup company in Austin, Texas, that also serves San Francisco promises to take its customers’ incoming U.S. mail three times a week, photograph it and deliver it back to them (via mobile phone app) for $4.99 a month. Outbox does provide some value-added services, removing the customer from junk-mail lists and paying bills. Still, the company’s unorthodox business model assumes that a growing number of people absolutely hate opening, filing or discarding pieces of paper. Co-founder Will Davis told CNN in February that at least he doesn’t have to fear competition: “No one is crazy enough to do what we’re doing.”

• Professor Peter Froehlich, who teaches computer science classes at the highly competitive Johns Hopkins University, contractually grades “on a curve,” automatically making the highest grade an A, with other grades based on their proximity to the class’s best. Before the final exam in December, one clever student persuaded the entire class to do no work at all, thus rendering the “highest” grade a zero — meaning everyone got an A. A shocked professor Froehlich nonetheless honored his contract (but subsequently closed the loophole). • In February, thieves broke into Earlie Johnson’s home in Muskegon, Mich., and made off with his entire pornography collection, consisting, he said, of the films of every African-American porn star since the 1970s. (“I’m not no scumbag guy, pervert or nothing like that,” he told WZZM-TV. “I just thought it was cool to own my own porn collection. It keeps my relationship [with his fiancee] fresh and tight.”) As news of Johnson’s misfortune spread, several adult video companies donated DVDs to help restore the collection. • sex Is dangerous: (1) The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority reported in March that a lion had attacked a couple having sex in the bush, killing the woman; the man dashed down a road wearing nothing but a condom. (2) In February, Ms. Asia Walker, 30, couldn’t resist her boyfriend’s amorous advances, lost control of the car and plowed completely through a vacant house near Daytona Beach, Fla. She was briefly hospitalized, but her boyfriend wasn’t hurt.

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evaluation that had been ordered in 1997, after he angrily dumped teachers’ union literature in his principal’s office. For 14 years, Grassel was neither fired nor paid while filing a series of unsuccessful legal actions to overturn the decision. According to a March New York Post report, he was declared fit and, last September, was back on the job.

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readers’ choice (1) A judge in Racine, Wis., granted bail for Tyree Carter, 20, after his March arrest for “lewd and lascivious conduct” in the Racine Public Library. Among the conditions of his release, however, was that until trial, Carter must “stay out of all the libraries on the face of the Earth.” (2) In a ruling that held up for less than a week, England’s Mid Devon District Council decreed in March that henceforth, no street name could contain an apostrophe (e.g., St. George’s would be St. Georges). Outraged punctuationists swung into action, and the council quickly reversed itself.



fine points of the law The British government refused to grant trademark protection to the Italian maker of “Jesus Jeans,” saying it would be “morally offensive to the public,” but the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, having no such qualms, approved the application in 2007. Since then, according to a February Wall Street Journal story, the company has prevented a dozen other companies from using such clothing names as “Jesus First,” “Sweet Jesus,” “Jesus Couture” and, most recently, “Jesus Surfed.”

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Homeless women veterans in Asheville “don’t get what men get,” said Alyce Knaflich. The retired staff sergeant spoke March 29 at the Tribute to Women Veterans event, a fundraiser she organized as a way to build awareness and get female vets the help they need. About 30 people attended the tribute, which was hosted by Jubilee! Community Church and honored such local residents as World War II veteran Stella Stepherd and Army veterans Brenda Ploss and Darleen Minton. “Women veterans are the fastest-growing population of homeless in America,” said Knaflich. Yet in Asheville, she knows of just 10 beds set aside at Steadfast House for women vets, compared to 200 for men at the Veterans Restoration Quarters (both facilities are run by the Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry). “Ten beds in this community is insufficient,” said Knaflich, who has been homeless. Our “current community facilities are inadequate in providing education, transportation [and] nutrition and often [have] overcrowded conditions,” she asserted. At Steadfast House, women vets share space with homeless women and children, Knaflich noted.

need help? asheville buncombe Community Christian ministry, 30 Cumberland Ave., 259-5300, buncombe County Veterans Service office, 199 College St., 250-5726. Charles george Va medical Center, 1100 Tunnel Road, 298-7911. mayor’s Committee for Veterans’ affairs meets the fourth Tuesday each month, 1 p.m., 72 Gashes Creek Road, our VoiCe,, 255-7576 (crisis line) and 252-0562 (counseling). wnC women warriors, or woVen (Women Veteran’s Network), Arden, 242.4423 or celia@,

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a voice for veterans: Retired staff sergeant Alyce Knaflich advocates for women vets and seeks to raise money to create a homeless shelter for them. Photo by Max Cooper From 1975 to 1994, she was stationed in Alabama, Virginia, Texas, Germany and Korea, serving in such positions as a Petroleum Laboratory Specialist and Telecommunications Operator. Like many female veterans, Knaflich was assaulted while in service. After 10 years of living with 30 percent disability pay and working in trade to so that she could park her vehicle in campgrounds, she was diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder. Knaflich now volunteers locally in several ways, such as chairing the Buncombe County Veterans Council and co-founding the WNC Women Warriors group. Lynn Marlow, a counselor and licensed clinical psychologist who provides support for female and male veterans at the local Charles George Veterans Affairs Medical Center, offered a few statistics about abuse in the U.S. military. “Of all women treated by the VA, one in four reports being sexually harassed or assaulted [in training or in active duty]. Of all men treated by the VA, one in 100 reports being sexually harassed or assaulted.” National awareness on the issue of sexual assault in the military is growing — and has a name: military sexual trauma. The 2012 documentary The Invisible War features interviews with survivors of rape, sexual assault and harassment. And a March 31 article in The Week magazine reports, “Female soldiers

today are 180 times more likely to be sexually assaulted by a fellow soldier than killed by an enemy.” The article also provides this statistic: “In 2011, there were around 3,000 official cases of military sexual assault, but a report … put[s] the actual annual number at 19,000 or more. An anonymous survey of more than 1,100 women who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, conducted last year by the Department of Veterans Affairs, found that almost half said they had been sexually harassed, and nearly one quarter said they’d been sexually assaulted” (”The Military’s Sexual Assault Epidemic”). Women can take the lead in addressing the problem, said Knaflich and others who spoke at the Asheville tribute. Shepherd, who served as an anti-aircraft gun technician in the British Army’s Royal Artillery during World War II, discussed her experiences and emphasized the importance of supporting fellow soldiers. From the late 1970s through the 1990s, Ploss served in active duty in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Branch, then the U.S. Army Reserves as an Adjutant General. Raised in a military family, she was told that she “could do anything and be anything.” In a tearful address, she asked the audience to stand up for women soldiers, especially those who need help. “We are here tonight to raise funds and find a safe home for women veterans.” Minton, who served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve from 1980-2002, spoke frankly about facing sexual harassment and overcoming homelessness. Like Knaflich, she volunteers at the local VA. Meta Commerse, the founding director of Story Medicine Asheville, talked about the importance of writing and sharing stories as part of the recovery process. “Every person’s story matters, each voice deserves an audience; this is our most valuable medicine.” With these and other women at her side, Knaflich repeated a simple message: Local women vets need their own shelter and better treatment. They’re not treated fairly, relative to male veterans, she claimed. “They are not getting the benefits they earned. Men are prioritized.” Determined to raise the money needed to “get [women veterans] their own house,” Knaflich said, “Women veterans are veterans too.” To donate to this local initiative, please visit, and click on Women Veterans. X Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 101, or

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adUlt adhd GroUp CoaChinG (pd.) An eight-week therapeutic group for ADHD adults, facilitated by Rudy Rodriguez. Each session explores a different topic and strategies to manage the issue. Info and registration: When: , 5:30-7pm, Tuesday nights beginning April 16th - June 4th. Where: ADHD Center for Success, 118 E. Chestnut St. Asheville, NC 28801 Cost: $320 (3 payment plans available). To Register / Details:

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:

dementia ConferenCe • SA (4/13), 8:30am-4pm - This community gathering will feature a presentation with MemoryCare's Lisa Verges, film screening, performance by Playback Theatre and eight breakout sessions on various topics. Held at First Baptist Church of Asheville, 5 Oak St. $30. Info and registration: events at rei Located at 31 Schenck Parkway. Info: 687-0918 or • WE (4/17), 7-8pm - A presentation on natural approaches to foot pain will focus on treatment and prevention. Free. Registration requested. fletCher valley market • TH (4/11), 5:30pm - Fletcher Valley Market, 1151 Naples Road, Hendersonville, will present information on essential oils. Free. Info: fletcherval-

ptsd expert dr. Jonathan shay • Through TH (4/11) - PTSD expert and clinical psychiatrist Dr. Jonathan Shay will present information on "moral luck," "theatre of war" and an open discussion with local veterans. Held on the UNCA campus. Info and schedule: 251-6296. red Cross blood drives 100 Edgewood Road. Info: or 258-3888. Appointment and ID required for blood drives. • WE (4/10), 3-7pm - Blood drive: Hominy Baptist Church, 135 Candler School Road, Candler. Info: 667-4541. • TU (4/16), 11am-4:30pm - Blood drive: UNCA, Highsmith Student Center. Info: • WE (4/17), 8am-12:30pm - Blood drive: Asheville Fire and Police Department, 100 Court Plaza. Info: 259-5891. • TH (4/18), 2-6:30pm - Blood drive: Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, 725 Asbury Road, Candler. Info: 667-3950.

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the Consent is…CampaiGn • TUESDAYS through (4/23), 6-8pm - A class for parents and adults who work with children and teens will foster positive views on sex, sexuality and healthy relationships. Held at LenoirRhyne Center for Graduate Studies in Asheville, 36 Montford Ave., Room 315. $5 donation. Info: 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: or 2775741. • TUESDAYS, 4:30pm - A beginner class for veterans, appropriate for most fitness levels, is held weekly in the Charles George VA Medical Center Cafeteria, 1100 Tunnel Road. Bring mat if possible. Free. Info: kirklandyoga@ 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: ZUmba • SATURDAYS, 9:30am - Toy Boat Community Arts Space, 101 Fairview Road, hosts weekly Zumba classes, combining "Latin rhythms with fun to create a workout that feels more like a party." $6. Info: kathy.bonyun@gmail. com or toyboatcommunityartspace. com.

support groups adhd adUlt CoaChinG GroUp • TU (4/16), 5:30pm - An eight-week therapeutic group for ADHD adults, facilitated by Rudy Rodriguez. Each session explores a different topic and strategies to manage the issue. Free.

Info and registration: adhdasheville. com. adUlt adhd GroUp • 3rd MONDAYS, 7pm - Meet other local adults dealing with ADD/ ADHD at this monthly support group. Registration required. Info, RSVP and location: 681-7100 or adhdasheville. com. adUlt Children of alCoholiCs & dysfUnCtional families ACOA is an anonymous 12-step, "Twelve Tradition" program for women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. Info: • SUNDAYS, 3pm - "Living in the Solution," The Servanthood House, 156 E. Chestnut St. Open big book study. Info: 989-8075. • FRIDAYS, 7pm - "Inner Child" study group. Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. Info: 989-8075. • SUNDAYS, 2pm - "Inner Child" study group, Canton Branch Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton. Info: 6482924. • SUNDAYS, 3pm - A confidential study group based on the twelve steps of ACOA. Everyone welcome; no age or gender restrictions. Meets at the Clyde Town Hall, 8437 Carolina Blvd. Info: • MONDAYS, 7pm - "Generations," First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. Info: 474-5120. al-anon Al-Anon is a support group for the family and friends of alcoholics. More than 33 groups are available in the WNC area. Info: or 800-2861326. • WEDNESDAYS, 11:30am - "Daytime Serenity," Pardee Education Center at the Blue Ridge Mall, 1800 Four Seasons Blvd. --- 7pm - Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 798 Merrimon Ave. --- 5:45pm - Al-Anon meeting for women, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 798 Merrimon Ave. • MONDAYS, noon - "Keeping the Focus," First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St. Entrance near Charlotte Street. ---

6pm - "Attitude of Gratitude," Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. --- 7pm - First Christian Church, 201 Blue Ridge Road, Black Mountain. --- 7:30pm - First United Methodist Church, Jackson and Church Streets, Sylva. --- 8pm - "Al-Anon Spoken Here," Ledger Baptist Church, U.S. 226 near Bakersville. --- 8pm - Pinecrest Presbyterian Church, 1790 Greenville Highway at North Highland Lake Road. CareGiver sUpport GroUp • 3rd MONDAYS, 5-6:30pm - Caring for Aging Parents Education and Support (CAPES) meets monthly at Mission Hospital’s Loretta Hall, Conference Room 6, located behind the St. Joseph Hospital Building. CAPES serves anyone caring for or concerned about an aging parent or adult. Free. Info: 277-8288 or 213-4542. 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: 989-1555. Co-dependents anonymoUs A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm & SATURDAYS, 11am - First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. (use back entrance). Info: 4246594 or 398-8937. debtors anonymoUs • MONDAYS, 7pm - Debtors Anonymous meets at First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St., Room 101. Info: depression and bipolar sUpport allianCe: maGnetiC minds • WEDNESDAYS, 7-9 pm - Magnetic Minds offers self-help through weekly, peer-facilitated support meetings offering acceptance, info and techniques to manage challenges. Meets at 1316-C Parkwood Road, across from the West Asheville BB&T. Free. Info: or 3677660.

wellnesscontinued 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: or 337-4685. Grasp: asheville aUtism sUpport GroUp • 2nd SATURDAYS, 3-5pm - "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: or 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: memory Cafe • 1st MONDAYS, 1-3pm; 1st WEDNESDAYS, 2-4pm; 3rd SATURDAYS, 1-3pm; 3rd THURSDAYS, 2-4pm - Memory Cafe is an opportunity for those living with the challenges of dementia to gather and socialize. Free. Info and locations:,, LBrown@FBCA. net or memoryCareGivers network: new hope • 3rd TUESDAYS, 1pm - MemoryCaregivers Network support groups are free and open to anyone caring for a person with memory loss. Held in New Hope Presbyterian Church's lower level conference room, 3070 Sweeten Creek Road. Info: ms sUpport GroUp • 2nd THURSDAYS, 4pm - This group for 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: nami sUpport GroUps The National Alliance on Mental Illness supports recovery for people living with mental illness and their families. Free. Info: 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: • 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 lifecontrolling problems. Meets at 370 N. Louisiana Ave., Suite C-1. All are welcome. Info: rchovey@ 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: 277-1975. • 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: 697-5437. • 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. poliCe brUtality sUrvivors' GroUp • THURSDAYS, 11am - This group meets weekly at Firestorm Cafe, 48 Commerce St., offering community and support to survivors of Police brutality. Open to all. Free. Info: 274-4576. 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: or 407-0460. st. Gerard hoUse family GroUp niGht • 3rd MONDAYS, 5:30-7:30pm - St. Gerard House, 620 Oakland St., Hendersonville hosts a group night for families facing special needs in Henderson and surrounding counties. Info and registration: or 213-9787. trans-positive sUpport • 2nd & LAST THURSDAYS - TransHealth Coordinators offers peer support for transgender people with HIV at WNCAP, 554 Fairview Road. 2nd Thursday support group: 1pm. Last Thursday "Lunch and Learn:" noon. Info: or transGender sUpport GroUp • 2nd THURSDAYS, noon - WNCAP will host a transgender support group. Lunch and learn sessions on the last Thursday of the month. WNCAP office, 554 Fairview Road. Info: wnC brain tUmor sUpport • 3rd THURSDAYS, 6:15-8pm - WNC Brain Tumor Support meets at MAHEC, 121 Hendersonville Road. Info: or 691-2559. more wellness events online Check out the Wellness Calendar online at for info on events happening after April 18.

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Perimeter Paranoia Adapted from an earlier blog post that appeared in How many times have you said or heard things like “ONLY shop the PERIMETER of the store” or “the ‘healthy’ foods are on the PERIMETER of the store”... This is a tired old cliche and doesn’t always hold true. 1. Do you really think supermarkets haven’t figured out that dietitians or others who preach nutrition messages have been saying this and changed the design of their stores accordingly? On the perimeter of most of our Ingles stores we have: cake, sausage, bacon,high sodium lunch meats, soda, beer, wine and videos....sure we also have fresh meat and seafood and produce but if someone takes that “perimeter” message literally they aren’t always going to be making the best choices. At our new store in Mills River, NC you’ll see the produce department in the center of the store! 2. There ARE healthy, nutritious and economical items in the center grocery aisles of the store like beans, whole grains (brown rice, quinoa, whole wheat pasta) and canned & jarred tomato products (good source of lycopene!). In the frozen foods section, frozen fruits and vegetables don’t know a season. There are also vegetarian options and frozen whole wheat rolls, waffles and doughs. The bottom line: We should take the time to read nutrition labels and shop for healthy, economical items throughout the supermarket. Don’t fall prey to easy soundbite messages that aren’t always accurate. Leah McGrath, RD, LDN Corporate Dietitian, Ingles Markets

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Native plants in the clouds What do plants look like at 4,500 feet? Each spring, they emerge from the snow with purpose, especially in Southern Highland Reserve’s 120 acres of forests, ponds and waterfalls. Located near Lake Toxaway, this maze of wildflowers, azaleas, and maple trees harbors some of the region’s most intriguing native plants. Learn about these local beauties at the Saturday, April 13 symposium, “Native Plants: Creating Consciousness,” the second in a three-part series on greenery that grows well in our region. From 8:30 a.m-3 p.m. that day, gardeners and designers will learn about “the merits and importance of using native plants in built environments.” Four horticulture and design specialists will present the case for native plants, followed by a tour of the Southern Highlands Reserve core park. Breakfast and lunch are included and will be prepared by Asheville chef Brekken Casey. $65. Info and registration: or

Of ginseng and goldenseal Millions of ginseng seeds started their journey at North Carolina Ginseng and Goldenseal Co. in Marshall, according to owner Robert Eidus. Eagle Feather Organic Farm, which hosts the venture, grows ginseng, goldenseal and a range of other woodland botanicals for herbalists, naturalists and anyone interested in the medicinal properties of these wonder plants. For the past 18 years, Eidus has presented a workshop on growing ginseng and goldenseal. This year, he offers a chance for participants to explore Eagle Feather Farm’s “rich Appalachian hardwood cove” and discover the beauty of newly sprouted plants. Students will get their hands dirty, then learn about the cultivation of native medicinal plants, for both personal and commercial purposes. The class will be held on Sunday, April 14, from 1-4

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Plants of the Blue Ridge: Southern Highland Reserve near Lake Toxaway harbors more than 100 acres of plants, flowers and trees. Learn about the region’s most useful and beautiful native plants on Saturday, April 13.

p.m. $50. (If the class is out of financial reach, students can participate in a work/trade program in exchange for tuition.) Info and registration: or 649-3536.

A runner’s apothecary Joggers rush past the UNCA Botanical Gardens every day and many give little thought to the wild plants underfoot. Little do they know, some of these plants hold the key to natural home remedies. Medicinal herbs are common and abundant in our area — you just have to know where to look. On Sunday, April 14, from 1-2:30 p.m., Jus’ Running will present a program on the herbs of the trail. Runners are invited to enrich their health with spring herbs for first aid, detoxification and wellness. Asia Suler of One Willow Apothecaries will share the secrets to soothing

poison ivy, alleviating bee stings, cleansing the body and more. Hands-on remedies will be tailored to runners and their families, although herbal enthusiasts of all fitness levels are invited. The class will meet at the main entrance of the UNCA Botanical Gardens. In case of rain, the class will be held in the pavilion on the main green. $25. Info:

Peek into Pearson Garden Nestled among the stunning mansions of Asheville’s Montford neighborhood is a haven of green. Grass is just starting to sprout around the Pearson Garden’s beds and greenhouses, a promise that spring truly is on its way. For the past 13 years, the garden

From Our Hands to Yours has delighted the community and taken on some impressive projects. The garden includes a cob oven, composting toilet and even an outdoor kitchen. The Pearson Garden will celebrate spring with an afternoon of hands-on activities on Sunday, April 14, from noon-8 p.m. A plant walk, garden project, bird-song presentation and yoga are just a few of programs garden organizers have planned. A potluck with pizza from the cob oven will be held at 5:15 p.m., followed by an evening of waltzing, drumming and a fire circle. Additional speakers and activities will be held throughout the day and kids are more than welcome. 408 Pearson Drive. Free. Info:

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THURSDAYS • 8am-2pm - Henderson County Curb Market, 221 N. Church S., Hendersonville. • 4-6:30pm - Tryon Tailgate Market, McCowan St.

SATURDAYS • 8am-noon - North Asheville Tailgate Market, UNCA commuter lot C. • 8am-1pm - Asheville City Market, 161 South Charlotte St. • 8am-2pm - Henderson County Curb Market, 221 N. Church St., Hendersonville. • 8am-12:30pm - Transylvania Tailgate

Market, 190 E. Main St., Brevard • 9am-noon - Jackson County Farmers Market, 76 Railroad Ave., Sylva. • 9am-1pm - Madison County Farmers and Artisans Market, Mars Hill College, Highway 213 and Part Street. • 10am-1pm - Grow Down Home Spring Market, Grow Down Home Kitchen, 105 Richardson Blvd., Black Mountain.

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

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SOW TRUE SEED (pd.) An open-pollinated vegetable, herb and flower seed company offering 500+ organic, heirloom and traditional varieties, seed potatoes, asparagus crowns, plant starts and more. Visit us downtown at 146 Church Street, or call 828-254-0708. ONE DAY STONE LANDSCApING WORkSHOp (pd.) Black Mountain Center for Arts. Saturday, April 13, 2013, 9-5. $75. Participants will help complete the drystone sitting wall adjacent to the Center's pottery studio. Consists of 1/2-day classroom presentation, and 1/2-day hands-on construction. Please visit drystonejoe. com for more information and to register, call (828) 318-4333. GO WILD WITH HERBS (pd.) 1st Annual Herbal Earth Week Event presented by Red Moon Herbs & Warren Wilson College. Day includes Herb and wild food walks, herbal panel discussion, vendors, dinner, herbal elixirs, and much much more. April 20, 2-9 pm. RAISED-BED GARDENING & MAXIMIZING YOUR HARVEST WORkSHOp (pd.) SAT (4/13), 10 a.m. With practical gardener Jeff Ashton. Jeff will discuss raised-bed techniques & common sense strategies that yield high performance results. Reems Creek Nursery, 70 Monticello Road, Weaverville, NC 28787, Free, please preregister at 828-645-3937. GARDENERS, HERBALISTS, CHEFS (pd.) Unique series of workshops in 40 year old Paradise Garden. Details: A RUNNER'S ApOTHECARY • SU (4/14), 1-2:30pm - A runner's apothecary will focus on the top five medicinal herbs for running and sports. Learn to identify spring

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herbs that soothe poison ivy, alleviate bee stings, cleanse the blood and more. Meets at the UNCA Botanical Gardens main entrance. $25. Info: asheville rose soCiety • SU (4/14), 3pm - The society's monthly meeting will include a presentation on spring fertilizing. All are welcome. Held at the American Red Cross, Room 214, 100 Edgewood Road. Free. Info: bamboo walkinG toUr • 2nd & 4th SUNDAYS, 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: or 685-3053. bb barns GardeninG Classes 36 Rosscraggon Road. Classes and events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info and registration: • SA (4/13), 11am - An informational meeting in advance of a group trip to England will be led by garden writer Marian St. Clair. --- 1pm - A class on miniature gardens invites children to make transportable indoor or outdoor gardens. Bring a shallow container if possible. bUnCombe CoUnty extension master Gardeners Programs are held at 94 Coxe Ave. unless otherwise noted. Info: 255-5522. • MONDAYS through THURSDAYS, 9:30am-

3:30pm & FRIDAYS, 9:30am-12:30pm - The Master Gardener Hotline will accept gardening questions via phone and in-person. Info: 255-5522 or • 2nd & 4th SATURDAYS, 11am-2pm Compost demonstrations will focus on establishing compost piles and bins for home gardens. Held outside Jesse Israel Garden Center, 570 Brevard Road. Free. • WE (4/17), 10am - A program on viburnums and hydrangeas will focus on native and non-native varieties that are suited to a range of growing conditions. Free; registration required.

Hendersonville, 1735 Fifth Ave. W. Info: or 696-4103. • TH (4/18), 10am - The Ikenobo Ikebana Society will host a meeting and demonstration of freestyle arrangements with spring materials. Guests are welcome to observe.

bUrton street CommUnity peaCe Garden Celebration • SA (4/13), 3pm - A celebration of Burton Street Community Peace Garden's 10th anniversary will include mural-painting, kickball, lawn games and more. Pizza and drinks provided. Held at 47 Bryant St. Donations accepted. Info:

pearson Garden party • SU (4/14) - Pearson Garden will host a garden party featuring a guided plant walk, storytelling session, dancing and a potluck with pizza from the garden's cob oven. Held at 408 Pearson Drive. Free; donations accepted. Info:

ChiCken Class • TU (4/16), 6:30pm - Ashley English will lead a class on raising chickens at the EnkaCandler Library, 1404 Sandhill Road. Free. Info and registration: or 250-4758. 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: eColoGiCal eatinG • SA (4/13), 9:30am-12:30pm - "Forest gardening is not gardening in a forest, but gardening like a forest." This course will include an introduction to permaculture theory, followed by hands-on planting techniques. Held at the Beaverdam Community Garden, 201 Beaverdam Road. $15 suggested donation. Info:

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GarliC mUstard pUll 'n eat • SU (4/14), 10am-3pm - "Garlic Mustard Pull 'n Eat" invites the public to join the Southern Appalachian Highland Conservatory for invasive plant removal and a wild edible salad lunch. Well-behaved dogs welcome. Held near Sandy Mush. Free. Info and directions: or 253-0095, ext. 212. GeorGe washinGton Carver edible park • MONDAYS, 5-7pm - The community is invited to help grow and maintain vegetables at the George Washington Carver Edible Park, next to the Stephens Lee Recreation Center parking lot, 30 G.W. Carver Ave. Info: haywood CoUnty plant CliniC • MONDAYS through FRIDAYS, 9am-noon - Haywood County Master Gardeners will host a plant clinic at 589 Raccoon Road, Suite 118, Waynesville. Questions about lawns, vegetables, flowers and trees will be answered. Info: 456-3575. ikenobo ikebana soCiety The Blue Ridge Chapter of Ikenobo Ikebana Society (Japanese flower arranging) meets at First Congregational Church of

orGaniC GardeninG 101 • TUESDAYS through (4/16), 7-9pm - Organic Growers School will host an organic gardening class at Jubilee!, 46 Wall St. Topics include starting a garden, compost, seed saving and more. $10 per class. Info:

permaCUltUre potlUCk • 3rd TUESDAYS, 5:30pm - Transition Asheville hosts permaculture potlucks focused on "redesigning our lives, homes and communities to create a more resilient and sustainable human culture." Held at Community Action Opportunities, 25 Gaston St. Bring a dish to share. Info: reems Creek nUrsery and landsCapinG 70 Monticello Road, Weaverville. Info: or 645-3937. • SA (4/13), 10am - A workshop on raised-bed gardening will focus on strategies to maximize harvest, utilize organic matter and minimize labor. Free. Registration required. 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: small terrain 278 Haywood Road. Info: or 216-8102. • WE (4/10) & TH (4/18), 6-8pm - A class on basic organic gardening will focus on site characteristics, propagation, water and soil needs, compost and plants that grow well in the region. $20. • SU (4/14), 5-7pm - A class on herbs and foods for oral health will focus on homemade, natural alternatives to toothpaste and chemical dental care. Students will formulate toothpowder and receive herbal formulas for oral health. $15 includes toothpowder. the new small Garden • TU (4/16), 7pm - A class on small-scale gardening will focus on growing plants in small spaces and on wooden decks. Held at Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Road. Free. Info: fairview. or 250-6484. more GardeninG events online Check out the Gardening Calendar online at for info on events happening after April 18. 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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Steve and Katie Breckheimer don’t consider themselves typical investors. The Saluda couple have been socially responsible investors for more than 15 years. “We had just inherited a small amount of money at that time — it was the first opportunity that we had anything to rub together,” says Katie, laughing, “and we wanted to do the right thing.” Fifteen years ago, it was hard to find financial advisors specializing in responsible investing, so the Breckheimers became members of Co-Op America (now Green America) and began looking in the National Green Pages. They found a local advisor, and, Katie notes, “going to his office for the first time — he challenged us to define our values and nobody had ever asked us that before. To go through a list of likes and don’t likes, believe in and don’t believe ins.” Steve says that they really enjoy the whole process and strategy of socially responsible investing using stocks and mutual funds. “It’s putting your money where your mouth is, and I particularly like the opportunity to have investments in alternative energy.”

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Values: Katie and Steve Breckheimer support socially responsible, local investing — including an initiative that raises money for the Hendersonville Food Co-Op. Photo by Max Cooper

He says that they were feeling positive about what they were doing when they heard about Mountain BizWorks, a community development financial institution that provides loans and training to WNC entrepreneurs. “They were offering a competitive return, so I did a small loan to them. It felt good to put that money someplace where I could actually hear about what happened to it and see the good it was doing in the community,” says Steve, adding that the organization does an exceptional job of explaining its mission and can show tangible examples of how the money is used to help small businesses and startups. “We also looked at cooperatives,” Katie says. “We feel very strongly that a softer and gentler way of doing business makes sense by cooperating with others.” The two have been credit union members for a long time and are

proud of the fact that the profits go back into the business for the greater good. “We love the concept of the new Self-Help Credit Union ‘Buy Local’ CD,” Steve says. “I’m excited to see what develops next.” About three years ago, the couple discovered the Transition movement and became involved with Transition Hendersonville. The movement is based on the premise that we are running out of cheap oil and that our dependence on a fossil-fuel-based transportation system is unsustainable. Hence, Transition participants emphasize all things local, from food to business. “The Transition group helped organize a locavesting class based on Amy Cortese’s book, Locavesting. There were several different speakers who talked about investing in local businesses and the challenges. We wanted to support the development of other investment options for people,” Steve says. Currently, Steve does just that, working with the Hendersonville Community Co-Op as a board member. The Co-Op started in the back of a furniture refinishing shop with 14 participating families. Now it has more than 2,000 families who, cooperatively, own the business, and its sales have topped $3.4 million per year. “We’ve outgrown the space, don’t own the building and can’t expand where we are now,” Steve explains. Board members undertook a five-year study to look at the possibility of expansion. During this phase, they worked to strengthen systems, improve operations and board activity. “Finally, about a year ago, we decided it was time to go ahead and launch a campaign. We decided that since we’re a co-op, we should work with the owners to help finance the expan-

sion. It seemed like a great benefit to the owners,” he says. “Rather than paying the banks interest, we’d prefer to pay our owners for the use of their money.” So far, the campaign has been very successful and board members continue to raise money from the owners. The Co-Op is truly where their heart is — it’s an investment that the Breckheimers can literally watch grow. They can see the building going up, shop in the store and participate in its governance. Katie says, “They support local farmers and it’s all organic. To me, it’s about values and lining up your investments with what you believe in. A kinder, gentler way of doing business.” “It really is something we care about,” Steve adds, “having a small footprint, environmental responsibility and community involvement. I’m excited that it’s not just a food store. It’s a hub. It’s a center for healthy, local living; for education; for community.” Katie sums up the couple’s philosophy, saying, “I was young and naïve when we first got a little money. I had to do a little soul searching. It’s much easier now to say where my values are. I feel more aligned ethically knowing that the money I invest goes to the betterment of the planet, not the detriment. If you want to be resilient in times of change, look close to home, inventory your resources and share with your community.” Peter Krull is president and founder of Krull & Company, an Ashevillebased investment management firm specializing in socially and environmentally responsible investing. He can be reached at

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the talk at tailGate markets • TH (4/11), 12:30pm - "The Talk at Tailgate Markets: How Interactions Affect Purchase Behavior” brown bag talk will be held in UNCA's Ramsey Library. Free. Info: libguides. wCU bUsiness sChool info session • WE (4/10), 6-7pm - WCU will host an information session about its MBA program at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. Free. Info: 654-6533. • FR (4/12), noon-1pm - An additional information session will be held at 28 Schenck Parkway. Free. Info: 654-6533. women entrepreneUrs, best in bUsiness award • Through MO (5/13) - The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce will accept nominations for the "Women Entrepreneurs, Best in Business" award through may 13. Info: more bUsiness events online Check out the Business Calendar online at for info on events happening after April 18. 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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COME HOME Farm Burger brings grass-fed beef to the Leader Building by Emily Patrick Several days before Farm Burger opened, workers uncovered the renovated facade of the Leader Building facing Patton Avenue, removing the plywood covers that concealed it for the past few months. Like moths to a fire, or ants to a picnic, or cows to a trough, passersby drew to the glass. They peered through the windows at the glowing wood walls, the bocce ball court and the promise of 100 percent grass-fed burgers within. And then, the place finally unlocked its doors. Snapshots of pigs, cows and thick, hearty greens hang on the wall above the Astroturf Bocce court. Co-owner George Frangos knows all these subjects well, both as friends and food. The restaurant partners with farms in Georgia, South Carolina and, now, North Carolina to supply its four locations (the other three are in Atlanta). “All these pictures represent — they're not stock photos,” Frangos says. “They're all pictures taken by people we know at our farms or friends of ours' farms.” On a cold day in March, Frangos organized the entire Farm Burger staff into a caravan, and drove them out to Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview, one of the restaurant's beef suppliers. They visited with the pigs, cows and chickens on-site, and farmer Jamie Ager explained the details of the cattle industry and the differences in quality between grass-fed and grain-fed beef. Visits to food producers not only educate the staff; they're a part of the restaurant's history. Frangos' partner, Jason Mann, manages Full Moon Cooperative based near Athens, Ga., where Farm Burger's sister restaurant, Farm 255, is located. Farm Burger is inspired by the farm-to-table movement, but at the same time, it's a casual burger joint. The menu advertises 100-percent, grass-fed beef, but it does so from a kitschy black-and-white letter board, the sort you would find outside the sanctuary of a country church. The whole concept is an exercise in restraint; nothing feels too heavy or overwhelming. Burgers are still fun and nostalgic, but they're a bit more responsible than their fast-food counterparts. The restaurant's approach to Southern food is similarly tasteful. It's not over the top, and diners who don't care for Southern food (if these people exist) will still have plenty of choices. “It's more where we are, who we are and what grows regionally and makes sense,” Frangos says. “It absolutely has a Southern feel to it.” Frangos, who hails from New York, says he's always amazed at how many orders of collard greens the kitchen fills. Boiled peanuts, Sea Island red peas from

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Anson Mills, fried chicken livers and sweet potato fries are also on the menu. Chef Chad Campbell came to Farm Burger from Chelsea's and the Village Tea Room in Biltmore Village, which recently closed. He recommends the No. 5 burger, which comes topped with bacon-pimento-onion marmalade, Looking Glass Creamery goat cheese, and arugula. If you've eaten at Farm Burger in Atlanta, the menu in Asheville will look familiar, but some items are Asheville exclusives. The vegan burger, for example, combines house-smoked Smiling Hara Tempeh, black-eyed peas and Sea Island red peas. “We tried to create something that's part of the community,” Frangos says. “This looks very different from the Farm Burgers in Atlanta.” In Asheville, Farm Burger hopes to attract both families and bar-goers. On weekends, the restaurant will remain open until midnight. “We're excited to see that side of the business,” Frangos says. “Hopefully, bocce will be a draw.” The renovations to the Leader Building are worth a visit in themselves. The window space that once displayed antiques now holds street-side seating. There's an outside patio and alcoves with floor-to-ceiling windows. Communal tables run through the center of the restau-

ConsCious CosmoPolitan: Co-owner George Frangos (center) brings the farm to the city by educating his staff about food production. Photo by Max Cooper

rant, and the long bar, which serves six local draft beers, plus bottles, cans and wine, fills up the back wall. All told, the place seats about 75 people. In the basement of the Leader Building, One World Brewing, an affiliated community-supported brewery run by Mann's brother-in-law, Jason Schutz, is preparing to begin renovations. Once those beers are ready, Frangos expects Farm Burger will expand its beer offerings. “That's going to be much less of a technical build-out,” he says, anticipating that project will come together faster than Farm Burger, which announced its Asheville location in September. Farm Burger, 10 Patton Ave., is open daily at 11:30 a.m. It closes at 11 p.m. on weeknights and midnight on Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit or search for Farm Burger Asheville on Facebook.

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Laura Reuss has been initiated into a select group. She’s a pizzaiola, a certified Neapolitan-style pizza-maker, according to the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana. “It was kind of like learning a religion,” she says. “This is something that’s been going on for over 400 years. They are very serious about it.” Reuss, who co-owns White Duck Taco Shop with her husband, Ben Mixson, will use time-tested, Neapolitan techniques in sauce, dough and cheese-making at her new restaurant, Pizza Pura. The River Arts District eatery opened April 4 with a small, focused menu of salads, thin-crust pizzas from a wood-fire oven and homemade gelato. At White Duck, Mixson and Reuss have focused on volume. On very busy days, they serve lunch to more than 300 people. But at Pizza Pura, they’re hoping for a slower pace, which they’ll accomplish by offering multiple courses and table service. “I personally missed making fine food, and I wanted to do it again,” Reuss says. “High volume is great and fun. I like to go eat four or five tacos and taste different flavors, but I also really appreciate hard work and the time it takes to build wonderful pizza.” The restaurant will remain small because of the demands of the dough, which is made from Italian flour and prepared to the specifications of the VPN. It comes together in an Italian mixer and ferments for a time before it’s hand-shaped into pizzas and baked in a woodfire oven at 900 degrees for about 90 seconds. In its early days, Pizza Pura will serve lunch from 11:30 a.m. until the dough runs out. “We’ll do as many doughs as we possibly can, but our fermentation time is written in stone, so we won’t serve anything that’s not ready,” Reuss says. “We hope to get to dinner, but it depends on our dough production.” The soft, chewy crust comes topped with a sauce of San Marzano tomatoes, house-made mozzarella and an array of olives, fresh herbs and cured meats. “Everything’s imported,” Reuss says. “We’re going to do it as authentic to Naples in Asheville as we possibly can.” She acknowledges that using imported ingredients is a bold move in a time when diners are focused on local products. But even though her flour, tomatoes and Parmigiano Reggiano come from across the sea, she still knows exactly who’s producing them and where. Plus, she adds, it’s fun to taste ingredients from other locales. “Sometimes you like to have the feeling of being taken somewhere else, transported,” she says.

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In keeping with the true Italian pizza experience, Pizza Pura serves its pies unsliced. A pizza cutter comes on the side. The pies are about 12 inches in diameter, and because the crust is thin, they’re sized for a single person. Diners can dig in with fork and knife or fold the pizza and eat it like a single slice. “If you fold it in half, it’s called libretto,” Reuss says. “People eat it like a half pie. That’s how they walk and eat.” Pizza Pura, 342 Depot St., opens for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until the dough runs out. Pizzas range from $10-12. For more information, visit • APRIL 10 - APRIL 16, 2013 43

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While it’s somewhat unexpected, kids love tea, explains Dobrá Tea owner Andrew Snavely. They’re one reason the shop is expanding with a Black Mountain location. “We have a lot of kids that are regulars, and there’s a lot of children in Black Mountain,” he says. “I want to do a lot more with children out there, really bringing the families together.” The new shop will open at 120 Broadway St., in the Black Mountain Yoga building. That business will relocate. While the building is only half the size of Dobrá’s Asheville shop, the outdoor space surrounding it will provide plenty of room for seating, and a tea garden, where Snavely will host educational events for kids and families. The Asheville and Black Mountain shops will share a commitment to fine tea, gluten-free baked goods, local pottery and shoes-optional floor seating, although the décor will differ. “The interior of Asheville is defi-

nitely more Moroccan,” he says. “This one will be a little bit more Asian-influenced.” Snavely lives in Black Mountain, so he’s looking forward to serving tea a bit closer to home. He will run the shop with his girlfriend, Lindsay Thomas. “We love the town; we love the community,” he says. “We really want to bring the culture of tea and the world experience to this town, this little mountain village where we live.” The Black Mountain shop will be Dobrá’s sixth location. The businesses are affiliated, but they don’t have a common owner. Snavely calls the setup a “conscious franchise model.” They order tea together, but the individual owners decide the details of their own shops. Snavely owned the Dobrá in Burlington, Vt., but he sold it when he moved to Asheville. Dobrá also has stores in Madison, Wis., Portland, Maine, and Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Everyone asks Nate Allen what he’s done with the spoon. They’re not trying to eat soup; they’re being clever. Allen is the chef and owner of Knife & Fork in Spruce Pine, a focused, farm-to-table restaurant that garners national press attention despite its sleepy, small-town location. In a few months, when diners ask him about the spoon, Allen will send them next door to Spoon Bar, his new venture in craft cocktails. The drinks will be inspired by Allen’s collection of post-Prohibition cocktail books. In a word, he says, the concept is classicism. A craft cocktail bar, complete with a cut ice program, is an interesting development in Mitchell County, in which the sale of alcohol was prohibited until 2009 (the same year the restaurant opened). However, Allen says he’s certain

the town is ready for his mixology skills. “I’m beyond committed to Spruce Pine,” he says. “I feel firmly grounded here. I feel like I have the support that I need.” But just because he’s in a supportive community doesn’t mean he’ll let his standards slip, Allen explains. He plans to execute the bar program in Spruce Pine as he would have when he worked at A.O.C in Los Angeles. “I am a devout mixologist, and I will be relentless to work for,” he says with a chuckle. Spoon Bar will neighbor Knife & Fork. The new project also includes expanded outdoor seating for the restaurant. Allen’s just beginning to plan, so there’s no timeframe for the project yet. He expects he’ll be a bit distracted this spring: His first child is due in May.

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One Love Jamaican Restaurant, an island of Caribbean delights in a country field just outside Canton, is moving its banana cornbread, goat curry and oxtail stew farther from Asheville. The restaurant will reopen under the same name in Lake Junaluska. Owner Patrick Bulgin says business was too slow back in Canton. He hopes the former Granny’s Chicken Palace will attract more customers. “It’s the same One Love,” he says, although the menu will undergo some minor tweaking.

By now, Bulgin is a practiced packer. He has a reputation for moving shop. He’s owned Jamaican restaurants since 2006, at various locations around Asheville and Hendersonville. One Love Jamaicain is closed in Canton. It will reopen at 1168 Dellwood Road in Lake Junaluska as early as May, Bulgin says. For more information, search for One Love Jamaican on Facebook.

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The Grove Park Inn celebrates its 100th birthday this year with new chefs, beer and dining opportunities. The resort is in the midst of a restaurant makeover. KSL Partners, the group that purchased the inn about a year ago, is updating the atmosphere at Horizon’s, Sunset Terrace, and Blue Ridge Dining room, adding a new bar/restaurant and providing more opportunities to sip cocktails outdoors. In March, the inn hired a new executive chef, Todd Sicolo, who has a long history of working at resorts and country clubs around the nation, including the Bellagio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Sicolo will replace chef Denny Trantham, who left the inn last fall. Duane Fernandes, chef de cuisine at Horizon’s, departed the restaurant in March to become the chef at the forthcoming Isa’s Bistro downtown (where Restaurant Solace

used to be in the Haywood Park Hotel). The inn hasn’t hired his replacement yet. Tracey Johnston-Crum, the inn’s director of marketing and communications, says the changes are intended to make the restaurants more accessible for both locals and tourists. At Horizon’s, for example, a new bar area allows for casual, small-plate dining, no coat and tie required. “Under the direction of our food and beverage director, David Edwards, and our new executive chef, Todd Sicolo, the culinary level of what is being presented at Grove Park is rising to a new level to properly reflect a true Asheville dining experience,” she says. Accordingly, the inn will embrace the craft beer scene. Later this year, Highland Brewing will release a beer to commemorate its centennial. • APRIL 10 - APRIL 16, 2013 47

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Colla-beer-ation When you mention an event in late March, college students usually think of spring break. Brewers on the other hand, their minds go to the Craft Brewers Conference — held this year in Washington, D.C. The event brings together about 5,000 brewing industry professionals, including folks from plenty of N.C. breweries: Highland, Catawba Valley, Nantahala, Mystery and more attended this year. However it was a future Asheville brewery that almost stole the show, according to the Brewers Association recap. New Belgium’s Kim Jordan gave the keynote speech, and her quotes were all over Twitter. She encouraged craft brewers to “think big,” and to stay “intentional and intriguing.” She also delivered powerful lines like, “[Craft brewers] are the best thing that has happened to this industry since the repeal of Prohibition.” You can imagine the applause. New Belgium’s head brewer, Peter Bouckaert, was also in the spotlight. The Brewers Association recently announced that he would receive one of three major awards. The prize, for “Innovation in Brewing,” was awarded in large part due to New Belgium’s ambitious barrel-aging program. Plenty of smaller brewers made their mark at the conference as well. While there are many tailored classes and superstar presenters like Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River and Greg Koch of Stone, the few brewers that I talked to after the conference seemed to agree that the best part about the conference is simply being there. The event gives brewery owners and employees from all parts of the country an important break from business as usual so they can hang out, and geek out, about beer. Erik Lars Myers of Mystery Brewing summed up the experience: “This was my first time meeting Kim Jordan and Ken Grossman [of Sierra Nevada], and the first time I got to sit down and actually talk with Leah Wong of Highland … it was the standout moment of the entire week for me,” he wrote in an email. “Mystery was, by far, the

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an Asheville beer dinner). In the meantime, plenty of other area brewers are kicking off spring with collaboration beers and events: Asheville Brewing’s Doug Riley and Noah Tuttle of Oskar Blues have a collaboration project out at both breweries right now. Dubbed “Big Bama Buzz,” the Imperial Brown is described as “big and bold.” Unlike many Oskar Blues beers, it’s lightly hopped; however, it’s steeped with Ethiopian coffee for an extra kick. It was released Monday, April 8 at both the Oskar Blues Brewery taproom in Brevard and at Asheville Brewing’s Coxe Avenue location. It will only be available at the breweries, and proceeds will benefit the Animal Compassion Network.

Big and Bold: Asheville Brewing’s Doug Riley, above, and Noah Tuttle of Oskar Blues have a collaboraion beer they call “Big BAMA Buzz.”

smallest brewery in N.C. represented, and Kim, Ken and Leah treated me with respect. I felt — at that moment — an amazing amount of camaraderie. It might sound silly, but every once in a while I feel like we’re still at the kids’ table both at Mystery and in North Carolina in general, and to have my opinions, feelings and words amongst these veritable giants of the industry was really quite wonderful. It shows what a close community craft beer really is.” loCal CollaBoRations With everyone feeling warm and fuzzy, it’s no surprise talks turned to collaboration projects. While there’s nothing confirmed yet, a few rumors have started circulating (including one that Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head may be planning

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Also just released is a five brewery and one malthouse team beer. The Red Rye ale (from Nantahala, Heinzelmannchen, Bearwaters, Frog Level, Tipping Point and Riverbend Malt House) is just hitting taps and was brewed to celebrate N.C. Beer Month ( Speaking of N.C. Beer Month, this coming weekend (April 12 to 14) Highland Brewery has partnered with a variety of local businesses for an n.C. Beer month weekend trip. The excursion includes accommodations at Aloft, a tour of Highland and Riverbend Malt House, a LaZoom comedy tour stopping at Thirsty Monk, dinner at Lexington Avenue Brewery and brunch at The Blackbird. Of course, if you already live here you can copy the itinerary and stay at your own house. Wicked Weed has a couple of collaborations this month. The 12 Bones BBQ Collaboration beer, released April 5, is a Belgian Ale featuring malt from Riverbend Malt House that was smoked at 12 Bones, as well as about 100 pounds of N.C. sweet potatoes. The release event had another treat in store: 12 Bones debuted

“Freak Sauce,” a new BBQ sauce made with Wicked Weed’s popular Freak double IPA. Plus, Wicked Weed and Thirsty Monk put their brains together to brew a Belgian Strong ale called “Wicked monk.” According to Luke Dickinson, the reddish-brown beer will feature, “Black currants and ancho chilies ... and it should finish out around 9 percent ABV.” Release details were still to come at the time of writing, but there will likely be a “dual release,” with the beer tapped at both Wicked Weed and Thirsty Monk at the same time, very soon. On April 26, Oskar Blues is at it again … but this time it’s not all about beer. The Junction and Oskar Blues will co-host a beer dinner. Right now, all we know is that there will be five courses and it will cost $65 per person. Call the Junction at 225-3497 for more information and to reserve a seat. Don’t drink too much, since the next day (April 27) is the Best firkin Beer festival. Described as “a pre-Prohibition era festival,” the fest will have food from the Lowdown Food Truck and Jack of the Wood. There will also be music from The Big Nasty Jazz Band. But let’s not wander too far; the focus here is on the beer. Many, many local breweries will be in attendance, as well as plenty of outof-towners (Blue Point, Terrapin, SweetWater, Mother Earth, Olde Hickory, Holy City, and more). Get your ticket now at Last but definitely not least, on May 2 Thirsty Monk and New Belgium team up to present the sour Beer symposium. Lauren Salazar, Sensory Specialist at New Belgium, will host an event centered on “the art and science of blending.” Tickets are $40 and will likely go fast. It’s worth noting that the only other cities on the tour are Portland, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and San Diego. Visit for your ticket.




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no time like the present new film embraces nostalgia as a means of progress

by andrew Johnson Astronomer Carl Sagan once opined that you have to understand the past in order to understand the present. That’s one of the central themes of Present, a film from Joe Chang that will premiere at the Fine Arts Theatre on Wednesday, April 17. The film stars musician Nesey Gallons as Daniel Crane, a performance artist grappling with past trauma. Inspired by a book of Americana, he decides to go with his sister Dorothy (Faith Callaway) and her roommate Cassie (Mariana Templin) on a road trip to his childhood home of Mt. Airy, N.C. It’s a film that’s light on plot but filled with small, intimate moments between characters. Chang is one of the founders of The Papercookie Picture Company, a small film production business. His feature directorial debut, Neutral, won the Top Grit Best Film award at the 2008 Indie Grits Festival. In 2010, he produced the SXSW award-winner Passenger Pigeons. He claims Present is a very personal, semi-autobiographical work — Dorothy is a loose conglomeration of his three sisters, and he spent a few years living in Mt. Airy as a child.

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“As much as I don’t want to admit it, Nesey is basically playing me,” Chang says. “We filmed in the same house I lived in when I was 10 years old. I was trying to capture the awkwardness of siblings who drift apart, but because they went through these things together they still feel connected to each other.” Gallons, perhaps best known for his collaborations with The Elephant 6 Recording Company, says he could relate to the protagonist and had gone through similar times in his life. “Daniel’s one of the many lower-middle-class, troubled, confused white boys who are trying to come to terms with what they want to be and why they’re so miserable,” Gallons says.“He’s starting to look through everything he’s lived and feels kind of



guilty for not being a better human being.” Gallons’ music was a major inspiration for the film. Chang claims he listened to the album Eyes & Eyes & Eyes Again constantly while writing the script. “I just fell in love with Nesey’s music, and I knew it was the perfect soundtrack for the film I was trying to create,” Chang says. “It was like music I had been searching for. I felt like I could understand it.” The film was also partially born out of frustration with another project. After directing Neutral, Chang spent years trying to get a surreal sciencefiction film off the ground, but it never ultimately materialized due to budget constraints. Chang estimates the final cost of Present was slightly more than $6,000, nearly two-thirds of which was









crowd-funded through Kickstarter in the spring of 2011. Filming occurred in the fall to take advantage of Halloween. Half of the movie was shot in Asheville, and the rest was shot around Mt. Airy. The latter was the inspiration for Mayberry on The Andy Griffith Show, a detail that plays an important role in the story. Before Present, none of the main cast members had any professional experience acting in a feature film. The project grew out of their friendships with Chang, and he gave them the flexibility to improvise. There were even moments when the group created impromptu musical numbers off the top of their heads. “They were the three main characters before I even had a story,” Chang says. “It was all based off of their personalities. I actually liked a lot of the stuff they said way better than anything I had written.” It wasn’t always easy, though. The Silver Dollar Café, the site of a pivotal

scene in the film, closed a month before the film was scheduled to shoot. The crew had to rush to film the scenes there before it was too late. And Templin, who works primarily as a visual artist, found it challenging at times to get used to acting. “There’s a lot of waiting, and then these intense moments of being incredibly vulnerable and open,” she says. “You have to be able to turn yourself ‘on’ really quickly and that was pretty difficult.” In an appropriate turn for a film that embraces nostalgia as a means of moving forward, Chang is holding the first public screening of Present at the Fine Arts Theatre, where he worked as a projectionist for eight years. After that, he hopes to take the film on tour to several festivals and art house theaters around the country. “He’s very well-known locally as an artist,” Neal Reed, manager of the Fine Arts Theatre, says of Chang. “He’s a really, really good filmmaker.” X • APRIL 10 - APRIL 16, 2013 51

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grotto rock the cave singers find a voice

simultaneously simple and inscrutable: These alternately mystical and menacing Seattle folk-rockers came to the style by way of post-punk (Pretty Girls Make Graves) and math-rock (Cobra High).

bY Jordan lawrence The connection between The Cave Singers’ vocals and their guitar lines is among the most satisfying in all of indie rock. It might surprise first-time listeners when they figure out that these elements are crafted by different people. It will likely shock these novices again when they learn that these alternately mystical and

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menacing Seattle folk-rockers came to the style by way of post-punk (Pretty Girls Make Graves, Hint Hint) and math-rock (Cobra High). But in a way, it makes sense that The Cave Singers would claim such unexpected origins. The trio creates melodies and narratives that feel simultaneously simple and inscrutable, hinting at essential truths but refusing to pull back the metaphorical curtain. “It doesn’t seem that strange to me,” says guitarist Derek Fudesco. “This band formed when Pete [Quirk, vocals] and I were both playing in other bands. He was living with me, and we jammed. We didn’t even have an idea to start a band. We jammed, and we wrote this one song, just kind of happened to write it one night, and it was like, ‘Whoa, this is awesome. Let’s make a band like this.’ We set up all these rules for ourselves: ‘Let’s make it really stripped down’ and just this and that. It just went from there. It didn’t seem like it was this major shift.” Though the styles Fudesco, Quirk and drummer Marty Lund picked up might seem like such a shift to many listeners, the band’s first

seven years have been defined by a more subtle evolution. The largely acoustic delicacies of the 2007 debut, Invitation Songs, were expanded with more distortion on the band’s subsequent efforts — 2009’s Welcome Joy and 2011’s No Witch — with the latter lending a cutting edge to the Singers’ loop-enthused melodic brambles. One thing that remains constant is the chemistry between Fudesco and Quirk. The picker’s knotty, tightly wound progressions leave perfect spaces for the singer to interlay his comfortably roadworn croon — an instrument that bears a striking resemblance to that of country singer Ryan Bingham. But Quirk does far more than fill space, counterpointing Fudesco with his own ambitious melodies. “That's how the band started,” Fudesco explains. “It started with a guitar line and Pete’s vocal melody. I feel like there’s always going to be that with our writing. The minute I get something that I like at home, I record it, and I send it to Pete, like immediately. I think for a lot of our writing, it’s just a barebones guitar line, and then Pete will add vocals to it. Then we sort of attack it later with everything else. We always joke that we’re just sort of one songwriter, but I can’t sing and he can’t really play guitar. We just sort of make up those parts for each other.” Bereft of a bassist, The Cave Singers’ grooves have sometimes lacked such excitement. Tired of that limitation, the band expanded in 2012, adding Morgan Henderson, a fixture around the Seattle scene who has worked with such acts as Fleet Foxes, The Blood Brothers and Past Lives, among others. Though the trio had spent six years isolating its creativity, Fudesco says that Henderson fit in immediately. Joining the band when they were already deep into writing songs for the newly released Naomi, the bassist still had a powerful impact on the album. “He came in, and on the first day that he came in, he wrote bass lines to five of the new songs and just killed,” Fudesco says. “[He didn’t] just write bass lines but made the songs awesome. It worked right away. We’ve all known him for a long time and been friends. We just got lucky that he wasn’t busy with something else.” The new Singer has certainly expanded the band’s range. Henderson’s bass lends rhythmic muscle to Fudesco’s reggae-inspired trance on “Canopy,” while “It’s a Crime” infuses modern fire into loose CCR chooglin.’ Softer numbers like “Evergreens” round out the collection, providing intimate charms that will appeal to any listener taken in by Tom Petty’s most tender offerings. “Knowing that we were actually going to have a bass player, I felt like I could write in a different way,” Fudesco says. “All these songs, playing them, they just feel more — I don’t want to say finished, but they do. They feel more thought-out, more finished, just having more layers.” “This opens up a whole new dynamic of writing, which is pretty awesome.” X Jordan Lawrence is music editor at Shuffle magazine and a contributing writer at The Independent.

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more Proceeds from the Sullivan concert will benefit the an N.C. prison ministry, the Voices of Hope, a gospel choir from the Swannanoa Women’s Correctional Facility. Tickets: allsouls ($16) or through the cathedral office at 274-2681

potency and conviction: The Grammy-nominated father-daughter duo perform music full of passion, favoring hope and salvation.

bY robert mitchener When Grammy-nominated father-daughter bluegrass gospel duet Jerry and Tammy Sullivan play in Asheville’s All Souls Cathedral on Friday April 12, they will share a family’s musical legacy that spans more than 70 years and was born of a struggle against death. The story begins in rural southern Alabama in 1939. Jerry’s older brother Arthur lay in bed, dying of a congenital heart defect, worsened by drinking and his bootlegging lifestyle. As he lay in a coma, two Pentecostal preachers who had heard of Arthur’s situation visited the Sullivan home to offer their prayers and the laying on of hands, a spiritual healing practice. An argument broke out between the preachers and Arthur’s family, whose Southern Baptist tradition rejected Pentecostal-style faith healing. Jerry remembers his mother’s blank expression as she looked at Arthur that Spring afternoon, having given up all hope that he would recover: “She told them to come on in, what harm could it do?” The holiness preachers stayed up all night, praying over Arthur. Jerry recalls, “The next morning at daylight, we were getting ready for school, and my brother opened his eyes and said, ‘Mama, I’m hungry.’ Things went to stirring around, and Arthur turned to the Lord. He had a whiskey still in the branch behind the barn. When he was strong enough to walk, he said, ‘the first thing we gotta do is bust up that still.’” Eventually Arthur began a charismatic preaching career that brought his parents, siblings and

children into the faith. Jerry’s father, J.B. Sullivan, had made a name for himself playing drop thumb banjo for dances and gatherings. Influenced by Arthur’s miraculous recovery and spiritual transformation, the family of musicians shifted from secular to sacred, and began playing music to accompany Arthur’s preaching on street corners and country churches throughout the South.

a storY of faithful men Between stints in the Army and working with his brother’s ministry, Jerry also found work playing upright bass with Bill Monroe. And, he began to write songs. Songs inspired by the events in his life, the struggles of everyday people, and the stories he read in the Bible. “God gives me songs; He puts things in my life that causes me to write about it. Sometimes a melody will come to me, sometimes the words, and sometimes both together. I keep a little tape recorder by my bed and I’ll wake up in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning and God just delivers them to me.” Jerry’s songs are powerfully simple, distilling, for instance, Old Testament accounts into a handful of words that instantly place the listener in the center of the story. In Walking Through the Fire, he retells the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego from the book of Daniel. Way back in the Bible, in the days of old, there were three men of God who had faith of solid gold / They were thrown into a furnace, and to the king’s concern, the flames

were rolling high but God’s children didn’t burn. As the song tells the story of the faithful men, who persevere through adversity and “dance across the embers,” we are invited to trade places with them in the chorus “When you’re way down in the valley, reach a little higher, pray a little harder, while you’re walking through the fire.” The depth and fire of Jerry’s lyrics reach full expression through the voice of his daughter Tammy, who began performing regularly with her father in 1979 at the age of 13. Drawing inspiration from Mahalia Jackson and Dorothy Love Coats, Tammy delivers her father’s songs with a potency and conviction grounded in old time gospel, country music, and African-American spirituals. When the father and daughter perform together they leave a lasting impression, regardless of spiritual outlook. As anthropologist Jack Bernhardt puts it “Their music is full of the passion that ignites the Pentecostal quest for deliverance with a message that favors hope over despair, and promises salvation rather than fire and brimstone.” Jerry and Tammy were recognized with Grammy and Dove nominations in 1995 for “At the Feet of God” (New Haven records). Their 1999 album “Tomorrow” was produced on Ricky Skaggs’ Ceili label. They share a long musical friendship with country star Marty Stuart who produced their most recent recording Live at the Place of Hope. Their list of venues include the Ryman auditorium and Opryland, and stadiums and stages from Ireland to Alaska. But they are best appreciated in a church. When asked what he wants people to take away from their concert, Jerry says “I want them to leave there saying “These people are real to me” I want them to take that feeling that we have, that love that we have in our hearts, home with them. When we really get a compliment is when they say “They’re real. They believe in what they’re singing.” For more information please contact event organizer Robert Mitchener, (Jack Bernhardt for contributed to this article.) X Robert is a physical therapist and musician who lives in Asheville.


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the broadcast The big news for rock/soul/groove outfit The Broadcast is that they recently finished recording a new studio album (at Echo Mountain, naturally) and will be releasing it this summer. But, because this is a band that rests little and moves lots, instead of taking it easy before that album launch, they’ve announced a spring tour that has them crisscrossing the region, from Wrightsville Beach to Virginia Beach and from D.C. to Nashville. Right in the middle of that road trip is a Saturday, April 13 performance at Asheville Music Hall. The Critters open. 9 p.m., $8 in advance or $10 day of show.

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

2.00 Pints 25 on Tap to Choose From

one stop deli & bar Free Dead Fridays feat: members of Phuncle Sam, 5-8pm

Grove park inn Great hall Donna Germano (hammered dulcimer), 2-4pm Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm

asheville mUsiC hall The Fritz (funk, rock, jam) w/ Jahman Brahman, 10pm


dUGoUt Live music, 9pm

Grey eaGle mUsiC hall & tavern Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun (Americana, country, swing, blues), 8pm

apotheCary Late Night Show Asheville Tonight (variety, comedy), 9pm


odditoriUm Pick Your Switch w/ Alarm Clock Conspiracy (rock), 9pm

Good stUff Liam McKay (singer-songwriter, rock), 8pm

altamont theater Peter Bradley Adams (singer-songwriter), 8pm

1/2 OFF Martinis & Bottles of Wine

Latin dance party, 10pm

Campaign & Chach JaCk of hearts pUb Saturday, February 9th

The Mug (rock, blues, funk), 9pm

straiGhtaway Cafe 21+ Tater Diggers (country, old-time), 6pm

tallGary's Cantina blUe moUntain piZZa Cafe Benefit Mountain JaCk for of Azalea the wood pUb School feat. Contagious (rock), 9:30pm Calico Moon (country, soul, Americana), David Earl & The Plowshares 7pm $15 Alex Culbreth & the Dead Country Stars 7pm All Ages w/ & TheThe Rough & Tumble, 5pm Gypsy Swingers timo's hoUse Southbound Turnaround (honky-tonk) w/ boiler room DJ Jet & guests (hip-hop), 10pm-2am Ian Thomas (Americana), 9pm The Featured Creeps (rock, punk) w/ town pUmp Pawtooth, Dharmamine & Full Tilt lexinGton ave brewery (lab) Sleaze, 9pm Sonic Cult (pop punk), 9pm Back stage: Lionz of Zion (reggae, funk) w/ Marietta's Palm, 9:30pm bywater trailhead restaUrant and bar Jon Stickley Bluegrass Band, 9pm Tom Terkelson & friends (acoustic rock, market plaCe Americana), 8pm Patrick Fitzsimons (blues, world, jazz), ClUb eleven on Grove 7-10pm treasUre ClUb Latin night, 10pm DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am monte vista hotel ClUb hairspray Michelle Cobley (Celtic, jazz), 6pm tressa's downtown JaZZ and Dance party, 8pm blUes Drag show, 12:15am native kitChen & soCial pUb Kontained (rock), 7pm Treehouse, 7:30pm ClUb metropolis Lyric (funk, soul, pop), 10pm Boomshock presents: Raf, Earthtone o.henry's/tUG vanUatU kava bar EARLY SHOW

5.00 Jager Bombs & Angry Balls


5.00 Mojitos & Bloody Marys 2.00 Domestics


10.00 YugoBurger with Craft Beer


5.00 Margaritas

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

fri. April 12 Full Bar 27 Beers On Tap

Live Music • Daily Specials


THUR 4.11

9:30PM • $3.50 VODKA DRINKS











BLUES JAM with Westville Allstars Shrimp ‘n Grits • $3.50 RUM DRINKS

DJ WEEKEND & 13 SOUTHBOUND TURNAROUND 21+ 10pm Universal Joint Benefit for Jason Hall $104/12 FRI &feat. SAT





W/ groWN up AVENgEr STuff 9:30pM thurS. April 18


SAt. April 20

DJ Moto

(dance, pop hits)

3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Friday April 19th

$25 Gift Card given away every hour, on the hour!

$3 wells & $ NC drafts


58 APRIL 10 - APRIL 16, 2013 •

w/ Duende Mountain Duo

Thursday, April 11th


w/ Sky Walkers

Friday, April 12th

10pm $5 21+ 10pm $5 21+

10pm THE FRITZ $8/$10 w/ Jahman Brahman 21+

Saturday, April 13th 10pm THE BROADCAST$8/$10 w/ The Critters 21+

Tuesday, April 16th

DJ Adam Strange spins afterwards til 11pm!

************* 4-18 • Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad w/ Common Foundation 4-19 • The Polish Ambassador w/ Push/Pull + Skytree 4-20 • Consider The Source & Kings of Prussia w/ Asian Teacher Factory *************


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Wednesday, April 10th


TWO FOR TUESDAY 8pm Deep Blue C’s & Copious Jones $2 - ALL AGES!


11:30am-2am Mon-Fri / 10:30am-2am Sat-Sun

Music Schedules



WED 4.10

w/ MArIETTAS pALM 9:30pM wed. April 17


American-Inspired Cuisine Pool | Shuffleboard | Foosball | 11’ Screen







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

Bob Dylan tribute, 7pm

wall street Coffee hoUse Open mic, 9pm

sCandals niGhtClUb Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am

white horse Asheville Jazz Orchestra w/ The Mars Hill College Jazz Orchestra, 8pm

soUthern appalaChian brewery Eric Congdon Trio (blues, Americana), 8pm

saturdaY, april 13 185 kinG street River Rats (blues, rock, funk), 8pm 5 walnUt wine bar Russ Wilson (hot jazz), 10pm altamont theater Deborah Henson-Conant (electric harp), 8pm asheville mUsiC hall The Broadcast (rock, soul) w/ The Critters (psych-pop), 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 Dance party w/ DJ Munn, 9pm blUe moUntain piZZa Cafe Patrick Fitzsimons (blues), 7pm bywater The Blue Rags (boogie, "rag 'n' roll"), 9pm ClUb hairspray Dance party, 8pm Drag show, 12:15am ClUb metropolis Ashevegas Painted, 10pm doUble Crown Saturday shakedown w/ DJ Lil' Lorrah, 9pm dUGoUt 96.5 House Band (covers), 8pm elaine's dUelinG piano bar Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am emerald loUnGe The Chuck Beattie Band (blues) w/ Big Gene & Danny Lee's Loud Pack, 9pm frenCh broad brewery tastinG room Leigh Glass & the Hazards (Americana, blues), 6pm Grove park inn Great hall Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm Bob Zullo Quartet (Latin, jazz, pop), 9pm-midnight hiGhland brewinG Company Dave Dribbon & the Stomping Rain (Americana, rock), 6pm

straiGhtaway Cafe Rain or Shine (old-time, string band), 6pm tallGary's Cantina Carolina Rex (rock, funk), 9:30pm town pUmp Erisa Rei (roots rock), 9pm treasUre ClUb DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes Marcel Anton (funk, dance), 10pm westville pUb Paul Edelman & Skunk Ruckus ("hillbilly gutrock"), 10pm

bywater Open mic, 9pm CoUrtyard Gallery Open mic, 8-11pm Grey eaGle mUsiC hall & tavern Contra dance, 8pm Grove park inn Great hall Bob Zullo (Latin, jazz, pop), 7-11pm hanGar loUnGe Karaoke, 10pm holland's Grille Open mic, 8pm JaCk of the wood pUb Skyfoot (rock, jam), 9pm phoenix loUnGe The Wilhelm Brothers (folk), 8pm timo's hoUse Jam night (multi-genre open jam), 10pm treasUre ClUb DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am

white horse Battle of the Bands, 5pm Amici Music's "The Jewish Spirit" (chamber, classical), 7:30pm

tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes Russ Wilson's swing session, 8-11pm Scary-Oke, 11pm

wild winG Cafe A Social Function (rock, dance), 9pm

westville pUb Trivia night, 9pm

sundaY, april 14 185 kinG street Howle & Mosley, 8pm

wild winG Cafe Team trivia, 8pm

tuesdaY, april 16

5 walnUt wine bar The Swayback Sisters (hot jazz), 7pm

185 kinG street Bradley Carter (singer-songwriter), 8pm

altamont brewinG Company Sunday Funday Potluck & Pickin', 5:30pm

5 walnUt wine bar The John Henrys (gypsy jazz), 8pm

altamont theater Pan Harmonia (classical), 5pm

altamont brewinG Company Open mic, 8pm

blaCk moUntain ale hoUse Jazz brunch w/ Mike Gray Trio, 11:30am

apotheCary Instrument building workshop w/ members of Neptune, 6pm

blUe moUntain piZZa Cafe Patrick Fitzsimons (blues), 7pm

asheville mUsiC hall Funk jam, 11pm

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

blUe moUntain piZZa Cafe Mark Bumgarner (roots, country, blues), 7pm

dUGoUt Wire Grass, 1pm emerald loUnGe Ivan & Alyosha (folk rock) w/ The Lone Bellow & The Friendly Beasts, 9pm Good stUff Jacob Green (blues, folk, soul), 2pm Grove park inn Great hall Bob Zullo (Latin, jazz, pop), 7-11pm JaCk of hearts pUb Riyen Roots (blues), 1pm

monte vista hotel Jared Gallamore (standards), 11am

lobster trap Jay Brown (Americana, folk), 7-9pm

odditoriUm Ford Theatre Reunion (gypsy, punk, cabaret rock) w/ Skunk Ruckus & Miss Mousie & the Rigamarole, 9pm

native kitChen & soCial pUb Trivia, 7pm

oranGe peel Hobey Ford's Animalia (puppetry), 4pm

odditoriUm Telecine w/ The Machiavillians (rock), 9pm

sCandals niGhtClUb Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am

olive or twist 42nd Street Jazz Band, 8-11pm

soUthern appalaChian brewery Marc Yaxley & Gary Lockaby (classical/ Latin), 5pm

one stop deli & bar Bluegrass brunch w/ Jay Franck (of Sanctum Sully), 11am oranGe peel BoomBox (electronic, funk, blues, dance) w/ White Noise, 9pm paCk's tavern DJ Moto (dance, pop hits), 9pm phoenix loUnGe The Moon & You (folk, Americana), 9pm pisGah brewinG Company Phuncle Sam (rock, jam), 8pm pUrple onion Cafe Nikki Talley (Southern rock, blues), 8pm root bar no. 1

straiGhtaway Cafe Caroline Pond (folk, psychedelic), 6pm wall street Coffee hoUse Kids' open mic, 2pm

mondaY, april 15 5 walnUt wine bar The Flowers (singer-songwriter), 8pm apotheCary Neptune (avant-garde, noise) w/ That's a Thing & Housefire, 9pm blaCk moUntain ale hoUse Karaoke, 9pm


Asheville Roots Collective

Bring the best Root, Reggae, Dub & Dancehall Asheville Has To OFFER • $3 selected imports - $3 shooters

Friday: Broomshock Presents

RAF EARTHTONE SOUND SYSTEM Josh Hughley APOGEE Orbic Frontiers BETTER DAZE Dope Beatz Other Artists TBA • Presented by Boomshock


Ashevegas Painted 38 N. French Broad Ave

Grove park inn Great hall Bob Zullo (Latin, jazz, pop), 7-11pm isis restaUrant and mUsiC hall Bluegrass sessions, 9pm

o.henry's/tUG Brouhaha Revue, 9 & 11pm

with the HOTTEST DJ’S! Special guests every week! $3 all Wells $1 Bush Lite

Grey eaGle mUsiC hall & tavern Wovenhand (neofolk, alt-country, postrock) w/ Wrekmeister Harmonies, 9pm

lobster trap Leo Johnson (hot club jazz), 7-9pm

one stop deli & bar Bluegrass brunch w/ The Pond Brothers, 11am


“Open House” Featuring DJ RAMAK

Creekside taphoUse Old-time jam, 6:30pm

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

JaCk of the wood pUb Jacob Green (singer-songwriter), 5pm The Harris Brothers (Americana) w/ Mountain Feist, 9pm

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

ClUb remix Asheville's Finest (variety show & open mic), 9pm

JaCk of the wood pUb The Weather Vanes (folk rock), 10pm

JaCk of hearts pUb Pleasure Chest (rock, soul), 9pm


“Asheville’s Finest” Variety Show!

ClUb eleven on Grove Swing lessons, 6:30 & 7:30pm Tango lessons, 7pm Dance w/ Swing Asheville DJ, 8:30pm

holland's Grille Karaoke, 9:30pm

isis restaUrant and mUsiC hall El Ten Eleven (post-rock), 9pm


o.henry's/tUG Movie trivia, 10pm odditoriUm Body Heat ("Queer femme spoken word"), 9pm olive or twist The Blue Dogs (blues), 8-11pm one stop deli & bar Two for Tuesday feat: Deep Blue C's & Copius Jones, 8pm DJ Adam Strange, 10pm phoenix loUnGe Dust N the Wynn (acoustic rock), 8pm tallGary's Cantina Techno dance party, 9:30pm tolliver's CrossinG irish pUb Trivia, 8:30pm treasUre ClUb DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes El Duende (Latin jazz), 9pm westville pUb Blues jam, 10pm white horse Irish sessions, 6:30pm Open mic, 8:45pm • APRIL 10 - APRIL 16, 2013 59






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 asheville music hall 255-7777 asheville radio cafe 254-3636 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 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 hangar lounge 684-1213

wednesdaY, april 17 185 kinG street Mike Barnes (acoustic), 8pm 5 walnUt wine bar Juan Benevides Trio (flamenco, Latin), 8pm adam dalton distillery DJ dance party (EDM, bass), 10pm apotheCary Engines (experimental, free jazz) w/ Desert Installation, 9pm barley's taproom Dr. Brown's Team Trivia, 8:30pm blaCk moUntain ale hoUse Bluegrass jam, 9pm bywater International reggae dance night, 9pm ClUb hairspray Dirty game night & dance party, 10pm ClUb remix

60 APRIL 10 - APRIL 16, 2013 •

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 rankin vault 254-4993

Open House (dance music, DJs), 9pm Creekside taphoUse Open mic, 9pm dirty soUth loUnGe Disclaimer Standup Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm doUble Crown Jerry David DeCicca (of Black Swans) w/ Greg Cartwright, 9:30pm dUGoUt Karaoke, 8pm elaine's dUelinG piano bar Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am

red stag grill at the grand bohemian hotel 505-2949 rendezvous 926-0201 root bar no.1 299-7597 scandals nightclub 252-2838 scully’s 251-8880 shovelhead saloon 669-9541 smokey’s after dark 253-2155 southern appalacian brewery 684-1235 spurs 575-2258 static age records 254-3232 stingrays 926-4100 straightaway cafe 669-8856 tallgary’s cantina 232-0809 rocky’s hot chicken shack 575-2260 thirsty monk south 505-4564 timo’s house 575-2886 tolliver’s crossing irish pub 505-2129 trailhead restaurant & bar 357-5656 treasure club 298-1400 tressa’s downtown Jazz & blues 254-7072 vincenzo’s bistro 254-4698 westville pub 225-9782 white horse 669-0816 wild wing cafe 253-3066

hanGar loUnGe Old-school DJ ('70s-'90s) & open mic, 8pm 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 JaCk of hearts pUb Sharon Sandel artist reception, 5-7pm JaCk of the wood pUb Old-time jam, 4pm

Good stUff Jake Hollifield's silent movie boogie, 7pm

lexinGton ave brewery (lab) Back stage: Alex Vans & the Hide Away (indie rock, pop) w/ Grown Up Avenger Stuff, 9:30pm

Grey eaGle mUsiC hall & tavern Gangstagrass (hip-hop, bluegrass) w/ Crazyhorse & Colston, 9pm

native kitChen & soCial pUb Appalachian night, 7pm

handlebar Shooter Jennings (Southern rock, country), 9pm

o.henry's/tUG Karaoke, 10pm odditoriUm

Open mic w/ Patrick Flaherty, 6:30pm

Twin Tigers (new wave) w/ Future West, 9pm

Grey eaGle mUsiC hall & tavern The Love Language (indie rock, pop) w/ Gross Ghost & Jenny Besetzt, 9pm

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

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

one stop deli & bar Soul/jazz jam w/ Preston Cate, 9pm

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

oranGe peel Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (funk, soul), 9pm red staG Grill Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 7-10pm tallGary's Cantina Open mic/jam, 7pm timo's hoUse Blues jam, 10pm trailhead restaUrant and bar Kevin Scanlon's old-time jam, 6:30pm

tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes Billy the Kid & the Outlaws (jazz), 8:30pm vanUatU kava bar Open mic, 8:30pm

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

blaCk moUntain ale hoUse The Hardin Draw (folk, bluegrass), 9:30pm

odditoriUm CarolinaBound (folk, country), 6pm Savagist w/ Downbreak & Beasts of Legend (metal), 9pm

blUe moUntain piZZa Cafe Acoustic Swing, 7pm

tallGary's Cantina Asheville music showcase, 8pm

blaCk moUntain ale hoUse Mountain Feist (bluegrass, Americana), 9pm

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

blUe moUntain piZZa Cafe Paul Cataldo (Americana), 7pm

town pUmp Jeff Thompson (acoustic), 9pm

ClUb hairspray Karaoke & dance party, 10pm

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

ClUb remix Asheville Rootz Collective (roots, reggae, dancehall), 9pm

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

doUble Crown International cuts w/ DJ Flypaper, 9pm elaine's dUelinG piano bar Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am frenCh broad brewery tastinG room Todd Hoke (folk, roots), 6pm

tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes WestSound Review (R&B, soul, dance), 8:30pm wild winG Cafe Luke Combs, 9pm yaCht ClUb Kamakazi karaoke (no control over song choice), 9pm

boiler room We Kill Kids (metal) w/ The Saga of Charon, Dead Oaks & Annabell Leigh, 9pm ClUb eleven on Grove Asheville Bellydance Festival, 7:30pm Grown Folk Friday (old-school hip-hop, R&B, funk), 10pm ClUb hairspray Dance party, 8pm Drag show, 12:15am doUble Crown Friday night hootenanny w/ DJ Greg Cartwright, 9pm dUGoUt Flashback Sally, 9pm emerald loUnGe Deadstring Brothers w/ Blue Jeans & Khaki Pants (country, honky-tonk), 9pm frenCh broad brewery tastinG room Nikki Talley (folk, alt-country), 6pm Good stUff Dawn Carol Humphry (blues, rock, country), 8pm Grove park inn Great hall Donna Germano (hammered dulcimer), 2-4pm Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm holland's Grille Mug (blues, funk, rock), 9:30pm hotel indiGo Juan Buenavitas & friends (Spanish/flamenco guitar), 7-10pm isis restaUrant and mUsiC hall Jeff Sipe Trio (jazz, funk, fusion), 9pm

Open 7 Days/Week 5pm–12am


Full Bar

$8/$12 • 9pm




FREE • 6pm Lounge • 8pm Music Hall



4/16 Fri

4/19 Sat


pinball, foosball, ping-pong & a kickass jukebox kitchen open until late

bier Garden DJ Don Magic, 9pm-1am

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

pUrple onion Cafe Michael Reno Harrell (singer-songwriter), 7:30pm

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


lexinGton ave brewery (lab) Back stage: Stevens, Cardine & DeCristofaro, 9pm

pisGah brewinG Company The Bad Popes (honky-tonk, alt-country), 8pm

asheville mUsiC hall Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad w/ Common Foundation (reggae, ska), 10pm

Dinner Menu till 10pm Late Night Menu till

asheville mUsiC hall The Polish Ambassador (electronic) w/ Push/Pull & Skytree, 10pm

phoenix loUnGe Jagganath Express (Middle Eastern fusion, world), 8pm

apotheCary Iji (art pop) w/ Mushigo Palm, Peace Arrow & Tashi Dorji, 9pm

Good stUff

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

one stop deli & bar Phish 'n' Chips (Phish covers), 6pm

185 kinG street burnthesun (acoustic rock), 8pm

5 walnUt wine bar Lyric (soul, funk), 10pm apotheCary "Blue Songs" (Apothecary showcase), 9pm

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

thursdaY, april 18

SAtuRdAy cHicken & WAffleS Sunday Brunch

185 kinG street Dance party w/ DJ Dogg, 8pm

JaCk of hearts pUb Old-time jam, 7pm

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

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

fridaY, april 19

Hosted by Nicky Sanders FREE • 9pm




is just around the corner. Once again Mountain Xpress will publish the official guide to our 8-day citywide celebration of local craft brewers, amazing brews, and Asheville’s national notoriety as Beer City, USA!

w/ Guest Chris Rosser $8/$10 • 9pm


504 Haywood Rd. West Asheville • 828-255-1109 “It’s bigger than it looks!”

Want to be in this year’s guide?

wed 4/10 thu 4/11

Peter Case

w/ Lera Lynn 8pm $12/$15

honey isLand swaMP Band & MonoPhoniCs 9pm $10/$14

an evening with

Fri 4/12

BiLL KirChen & too MuCh Fun

tue 4/16

w/ wrekmeister harmonies 9pm $10/$12

wed 4/17 thu 4/18 sat 4/20

“titan of the telecaster” 8pm $15/$18


GanGastaGrass w/ Crazyhorse & Colston 9pm $7/$10

the Love LanGuaGe w/ Gross Ghost & Jenny Besetzt • 9pm $10

shonna tuCKer & eye Candy (ex-drive-By-truckers) w/ howle+Mosley 9pm $10/$12


Inside The GREY EAGLE Delicious, affordable lunch! Mon-Fri 11-3pm Dinner at 5:30pm on nights of a show

Contact 743 HAYWOOD RD • 828-575-2737 • ISISASHEVILLE.COM • APRIL 10 - APRIL 16, 2013 61

Asheville’s Original Tiki Bar Tilomorae Daily Kitchen

House Smoked Meats • Catering Available Mon-Thur 4pm–2am • Fri-Sun 12pm–2am

87 Patton Ave., Asheville

california dreaming: Though the band hails from the grey, rainy climate of Seattle, Ivan and Alyosha’s sprawling folk pop is sunny and optimistic, more suited for a spring drive with the top down than a rainy afternoon in Washington. The band brings its rich vocal harmonies and slow-burning rhythms to Emerald Lounge on Sunday, April 14. JaCk of hearts pUb Molly Parti DJ set, 9pm

wall street Coffee hoUse Open mic, 9pm

JaCk of the wood pUb The Ross Brothers w/ Terry Wood, 4pm Miss Tess & the Talkbacks (jazz, swing, pop, honky-tonk), 9pm

white horse Vollie McKenzie & the Western Wildcats (Western swing), 8pm

market plaCe Patrick Fitzsimons (blues, world, jazz), 7-10pm monte vista hotel Eric Everett (folk rock), 6pm

185 kinG street Inner Session (jazz), 8pm

native kitChen & soCial pUb Moses Atwood (singer-songwriter, folk), 7:30pm

5 walnUt wine bar The Gypsy Swingers (hot jazz), 10pm

odditoriUm The Hollywood Kills w/ The Campaign 1984 (hard rock), 9pm one stop deli & bar Free Dead Fridays feat: members of Phuncle Sam, 5-8pm


A True Gentleman’s Club


Over 40 Entertainers!



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

520 SWANNANOA RIVER RD, ASHEVILLE, NC 28805 • (828) 298-1400 62 APRIL 10 - APRIL 16, 2013 •

oranGe peel Big Boi (hip-hop) w/ Killer Mike, 9pm paCk's tavern Aaron LaFalce Duo (rock, jam), 9pm

apotheCary Grammer School (rock, pop), 9pm asheville mUsiC hall Consider the Source (world, fusion) w/ Kings of Prussia (metal) & Asian Teacher Factory, 10pm athena's ClUb Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am

hotel indiGo Juan Buenavitas & friends (Spanish/flamenco guitar), 7-10pm JaCk of hearts pUb The Archrivals (jazz, rock, fusion), 9pm JaCk of the wood pUb The Doc Marshalls (Cajun, country), 9pm lexinGton ave brewery (lab) Old North State (bluegrass, folk) w/ Black Balsam, Ryan Dunson & Shane Kelly, 9:30pm monte vista hotel Daniel Keller (jazz guitar), 6pm odditoriUm The Hermit Kings (indie rock), 9pm olive or twist 42nd Street Jazz Band, 8-11pm one stop deli & bar Bluegrass brunch w/ Jay Franck (of Sanctum Sully), 11am

bier Garden DJ Don Magic, 9pm-1am

oranGe peel Griz (glitch-hop, dubstep) w/ Manic Focus, 9pm

blaCk moUntain ale hoUse Wasted Wine (prog rock), 9pm

paCk's tavern Lyric (funk, soul, pop), 9pm

blUe moUntain piZZa Cafe Searra Gisondo, 7pm

phoenix loUnGe Serious Clark (jam, funk, rock), 9pm

red staG Grill Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 8-11pm

ClUb eleven on Grove Salsa social, 10pm

pUrple onion Cafe Overmountain Men (Americana), 8pm

sCandals niGhtClUb Zumba, 7pm Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am

ClUb hairspray Dance party, 8pm Drag show, 12:15am

sCandals niGhtClUb Asheville Bellydance Festival gala show, 7:30pm Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am

phoenix loUnGe Jazz night, 8pm pisGah brewinG Company The Brothers Comatose (Americana, folk) w/ The John Stickley Duo, 9pm

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doUble Crown Vietnam (blues, rock), 9pm

straiGhtaway Cafe Black Robin Hero (rock, folk), 6pm

dUGoUt Fine Line, 8pm

tallGary's Cantina Jarvis Jenkins Band (rock, jam), 9:30pm

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

timo's hoUse DJ Jet & guests (hip-hop), 10pm-2am

emerald loUnGe Pierce Edens & the Dirty Work (altcountry, roots), 9pm

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frenCh broad brewery tastinG room David Earl & the Plowshares (rock, soul), 6pm Grey eaGle mUsiC hall & tavern Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy (Southern rock, soul) w/ Howle + Mosley, 8pm Grove park inn Great hall Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm Bob Zullo Quartet (Latin, jazz, pop), 9pm-midnight holland's Grille

straiGhtaway Cafe Bread & Butter (bluegrass), 6pm tallGary's Cantina Circus Mutt (rock), 9:30pm town pUmp Tater Family Traveling Circus (rock), 9pm trailhead restaUrant and bar Groove Ridge, 8:30pm treasUre ClUb DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes WestSound (R&B, soul), 10pm westville pUb Toad Strangler (blues, rock), 10pm white horse Oil Derek (old-time, roots) w/ The New Old Familiars, 8pm wild winG Cafe Harvey Bennitt Jr., 9pm


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11:00, 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 7:00, 9:00 oz the great and powerful 2D (pg) 11:00, 2:15, 4:10, 7:00, 9:20 Quartet (pg-13) 11:00, 1:15, 3:30, 6:00

Director: Danny Boyle Players: James mcavoy, vincent cassel, rosario Dawson, Danny saPani, matt cross, wahaB sheikh

hansel & gretel: witch hunters (r) 10:00

scary movie 5 (pg-13) 11:10, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00, 10:00

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n carmike cinema 10 (298-4452)

silver linings playbook (r) 11:00, 1:40, 4:20, 7:00, 9:45

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The Story: Fast-paced combination heist movie and psychological thriller about the theft of a painting, and its incredibly convoluted aftermath where what you think you know is almost always wrong.

The croods 3D (pg) 1:10, 3:30, 5:55, 8:20 The croods 2D (pg) 1:40, 4:05, 6:30, 8:55

The Lowdown: Cheekily amoral, unbelievably complex, dark, humored thriller from Danny Boyle that’s reminiscent of his earlier work. Deep? Probably not, but as an act of pure filmmaking it’s a must-see. I suspect how you feel about Danny Boyle’s new film, Trance, will depend a good deal on how you feel about his first movie, Shallow Grave (1994). Both films have three main characters, none of whom are likable — the best you can say is that they’re fascinatingly unlikable. Both films are crime thrillers. And both are either style over substance, or style as substance affairs — depending on how you feel about films that can be called style-heavy. There are other similarities including a nod to A Clockwork Orange with injured James McAvoy being photographed in his hospital bed alongside his PR-driven boss and a savvy pop soundtrack. It must be said that Trance‘s convoluted plot makes Shallow Grave seem remarkably straightforward. In other words, if you’re expecting the kind of final uplift found in Boyle’s more recent work, you’ll likely feel let down. I knew at least that much going into the press screening. I knew I was in for a wild ride in a wicked thriller where nothing I saw and no one I met was trustworthy. That’s what I got and I loved every cheeky duplicitous inch of it. It can be argued that Boyle’s last film, 127 Hours, is a better movie — and maybe it is — but I had a much better time with Trance and know I’ll be revisiting it more than once. I can’t say that about 127 Hours, which I have never had any inclination to see even a second time. And, no,

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evil Dead (r) 2:00, 4:25, 6:50, 9:15 g.i. Joe: retaliation 3D (pg-13) 1:20, 4:10, 6:45, 9:20 g.i. Joe: retaliation 2D (pg-13) 2:05, 4:45, 7:30, 10:05

James McAvoy stars in Trance, the brilliantly convoluted new thriller from Danny Boyle. that’s not just because Trance offers a complex puzzle — it’s because it offers a beguilingly brilliant cinematic puzzle. James McAvoy (more or less standing in for Ewan McGregor) stars as Simon, a young man who works in security for a high-tone art auction house. No sooner has he guided us through the elaborate procedures taken to prevent a theft than just such a theft — £27.5 million worth of Goya — occurs. Boyle stages the whole thing with breathtaking style and what is ultimately proven to be brilliant misdirection. Master criminal Franck (Vincent Cassel) gets away with the painting and Simon is injured in the process, but, as it turns out, Franck only has an empty frame. We soon learn that Simon was in on the job and hid the painting before Franck took its supposed container out of the auction house. The problem is that a blow to the head has given Simon amnesia and he doesn’t know where the painting is now. (A bout of torture proves this to Franck’s satisfaction.) This is where Harley Street hypnotherapist Elizabeth Lamb (Rosario Dawson) comes in — and where things start to get progressively tricky. This is also where it becomes a good idea to stop detailing the film’s plot since the fun involves watching this labyrinth of a plot unravel — and, if you’re paying close attention, to see how Boyle and screenwriters John Hodge and Joe Ahearne drop subtle hints along the way that nothing is as it seems. I’d have to see the movie at least once more to be sure of this, but I think it plays fair with the viewer. We are often shown things — or parts of scenes — that won’t add up until the film ends, but that serve as signposts along the way.

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I’m not saying that Trance is any kind of deep-dish masterpiece. If it has any meaning at all, it’s simply that what we see — and think we know — may well be only a slippery illusion, and I doubt that even that was uppermost on Boyle’s mind. This strikes me more as an expression of Orson Welles’ old claim that movies are the best set of electric trains any boy ever had. It’s that kind of explosively playful cinema, but when the trains are in the hands of Danny Boyle, they make for a first class trip. Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, some grisly images, and language. reviewed by Ken Hanke Starts Friday at Carolina Cinemas and Fine Arts Theatre

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Director: FeDe alvarez Players: Jane levy, shiloh FernanDez, lou taylor Pucci, Jessica lucas, elizaBeth Blackmore splaTTery horror

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The Story: A group of 20-somethings find an aged book of occultism in the incredibly spacious basement of a cabin. One of them foolishly reads from it. Nastiness ensues. The Lowdown: Slick, gory, reasonably efficient remake of the 1981 Sam Raimi cult favorite. It’s OK, but apart from a pretty terrific ending, it’s nothing you haven’t seen before — plenty of times. Taking in the Thursday late show of Fede Alvarez’s re-monkeying of The Evil Dead gave me, if nothing else, a more representative feel

identity Thief (r) 1:55, 4:40, 7:25, 10:15 Jurassic park 3D (pg-13) 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00 olympus has Fallen (r) 1:30, 4:20, 7:10, 9:55 scary movie 5 (pg-13) 1:05, 3:15, 5:30, 7:55, 10:20 n carolina cinemas (274-9500)

42 (pg-13) 11:00, 1:15, 4:10, 7:00, 9:50 The croods 3D (pg) 11:00

stoker (r) 11:00, 1:15, 8:15 Trance (r) 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:15, 9:40 Tyler perry's Temptation (pg-13) 11:15, 1;45, 4;15, 6;45, 9:15 west of memphis (r) 3:10, 9:10 n cineBarre (665-7776) n co-eD cinema BrevarD (883-2200)

oz the great and powerful (pg) 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 n epic oF henDersonville (693-1146) n Fine arTs TheaTre (232-1536)

The place Beyond the pines (r) 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 (no 7:00 show wed., april 17), late show Fri-sat 9:50

The croods 2D (pg) 12:00, 1:50, 5:00, 7:15, 9:35

Trance (r) 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, late show Fri-sat 9:40

evil Dead (r) 1:45, 3:50, 6:00, 8:05, 10:15

present (nr) 7:00 wed., april 17 only

g.i. Joe: retaliation 3D (pg-13) 4:30, 10:00 g.i. Joe: retaliation 2D (pg-13) 11:30, 2:00, 6:40 Jurassic park 3D (pg-13) 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 9:30 olympus has Fallen (r) 11:20, 1:50, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20 The place Beyond the pines (r)

n FlaTrock cinema (697-2463)

42 (pg-13) 3:30, 7:00 (no 7:00 show mon. 4/15) n regal BilTmore granDe sTaDium 15 (684-1298) n uniTeD arTisTs BeaucaTcher (298-1234)

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for the fan base. After all, this crowd was presumably made up of the folks most keen on seeing this Evil Dead (the "the" has been dropped for the new one) — and there’s little doubt that they seemed to take to it pretty well. By that, I mean that they jumped when they were supposed to, cringed when they were supposed to, and even screamed when they were supposed to. Fair enough, but they also started filing out the minute the credits started to roll — not usually a sign of complete immersion. My take? Evil Dead comes under the heading of "I didn’t mind it" — but I say that as someone who remains ambivalent about the highly-regarded original. The inherent problem with a movie like this isn’t that it’s a remake (or re-whatever-thisis-called). Sure, it has a story, a setup and an approach that runs to a form. But, no matter how you slice it (and I use the term advisedly), it’s a kind of horror wind-up toy: Once you set it in motion, it’s going to do the same thing it always does. This one’s no different. For that matter — and regardless of how I feel about the film — selling this load of demonic clams only a year after the postmodern snark of The Cabin in the Woods strikes me as ill-advised. It’s just too close to the sort of thing that was just parodied. (The box office has said I am in error.) There’s another basic problem in that the movie relies on our belief in some weird alternate universe where people have apparently never seen a horror movie. You would think by this point in the history of humankind only a special kind of blithering idiot would read aloud from a clearly demonic book (with warnings festooning nearly every page to put the damned thing down). I mean, come on. The book is bound in something that looks like skin, and was found — wrapped in a garbage bag and barbed wire — in a subterranean chamber with a bunch of dead, desiccated cats hanging from the ceiling. (Hell, this kind of thing was being made fun of in the 1960s in a Gahan Wilson cartoon.) But does that deter hapless Eric (Lou Taylor Pucci) here? Oh, my, no. He even works at it to restore scratched out text. A finer specimen of the Boobus Americanus you will not find — except in this movie. Yes, indeed, here we have dim-bulb David (Shiloh Fernandez), who is still having doubts that something nasty is going on after his girlfriend (Elizabeth Blackmore) has reached for the Hamilton Beach and (improbably) sawn her own arm off with said electric knife.

Mostly, it’s the same old gore-and-mayhem — a little too fixated on pain for my taste — though I give it credit for being at least mostly done without CGI. (Some claim there was no CGI, but I’m skeptical.) I also happily admit that the last stretch of the film is pretty darn intense and exciting — thanks in no small part to Jane Levy’s game performance. If the whole film had been like this, I’d be going back to see it again. As it stands, once was definitely a sufficiency. Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language. reviewed by Ken Hanke Playing at Carmike 10, Carolina Cinemas, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande

The Place Beyond The Pines JJJJJ

Director: Derek cianfrance (Blue Valentine) Players: ryan GoslinG, BraDley cooPer, eva MenDes, Dane DeHaan, eMory coHen, Ben MenDelsoHn drama

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The Story: Three stories — involving a dirt-bike-riding bank robber, a smalltown cop and their respective sons — intersect. The Lowdown: An often flawed, overlong drama that remains worthy of attention because of its humanely drawn characters and sheer ambition. While I’ll shy far away from bestowing greatness on Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines, I will say that, so far, it’s lingered in my mind like no other film this year, including both Chan-wook Park’s Stoker and Danny Boyle’s Trance, two films that — in many respects — are nearly perfect exercises in filmmaking. Unlike those movies, Cianfrance’s film is messy and unwieldy. But it’s filled with such ambition that it’s imposssible to ignore. In his novel, 2666, Roberto Bolano wrote on the topic of grand, ungainly books that he described as “great, imperfect, torrential works...that blaze paths into the unknown.” That’s what this is in film terms. In a world where cinematic mediocrity is the norm, the very fact that Cianfrance has the fervor to shoot for this kind of greatness is remarkable in itself. And while he eventually falls short we still get a movie with a gentle humanity and a quiet cumulative power that demands attention simply for never being afraid to fail.

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It's perhaps worth remembering that the last time Brian Helgeland directed a movie, the results were The Order, and it wasn't pretty. Well, after a bunch of so-so screenplays, he's back in writer-director mode in the most difficult of all genres to pull off : the biopic. In this case, the subject is ballplayer Jackie Robinson, who — with the aid of Brooklyn Dodgers' manager Branch Rickey — broke the color barrier in baseball. Largely unknown TV actor Chadwick Boseman plays Robinson. The better-known Harrison Ford plays Rickey. The studio is playing it coy by not screening it for critics yet. (PG-13)


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Really? Do we seriously need or want another of these? And why? This one appears to be aimed at Paranormal Activity. Spike Lee's cousin, Malcolm D. Lee is directing (well, it's been awhile since Soul Men and he was probably desperate). David Zucker — whose last film, An American Carol, emptied every theater in the civilized world — is co-writer. There's a huge lineup of celebrities past their expiration dates and it just looks ghastly. (PG-13)


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Cianfrance is aiming to create a grand dramatic epic that’s almost literary in nature — like an adaptation of some proverbial Great American novel. The film is broken up into three distinct acts; the first follows Luke (Ryan Gosling), a trashy, quick-tempered, tattooed dirt-bike stunt rider who rides motorcycles for a traveling carnival. During a stop in Schenectady (the name of which means "beyond the pines" in the Mohawk language), he runs into Romina (Eva Mendes), a woman he had a fling with a year before, and eventually discovers she’s given birth to his son whom he didn’t know existed. Having grown up without a father himself, Luke wants to avoid that experience befalling his own son and decides to stick around. But with no money, no prospects and no means of supporting Romina and Jason, he starts robbing banks with the help of his auto mechanic employer and out-of-nowhere benefactor, Robin (Ben Mendelsohn, Killing Them Softly). The film is little more than a crime drama until we get to its second part involving Avery (Bradley Cooper), the Schenectady cop from a rich background who brings down Luke. Avery is generally noble, but when he makes choices (that are sometimes mistakes), they put him at odds with other officers. These decisions even endanger his way of life. The first two parts of The Place Beyond the Pines are developed with heart and humanity, detailing the two very different men. One comes from poverty, the other from affluence, one is a criminal, the other searches for justice. But both are inevitably ruled by their mistakes. Their actions come from the best of intentions, but both men are endangered by their ignorance and understandable feelings of love, guilt and hubris. Cianfrance’s greatest strength lies in making the characters realistic through their fragility. The ultimate price of their foibles and failings — Luke’s crimes

and consequences he faces for them, and the ramifications of Avery’s decisions — play out 15 years later in their sons Jason (Dane DeHaan, Lawless) and AJ (TV actor Emory Cohen), whose stories make up the final act. Unfortunately, many of The Place Beyond the Pines’ problems sprout up in this final part, as it pushes the runtime — creeping up to 140 minutes — into the realm of overlong, and occasionally melodramatic. Additionally, the character of AJ — whose faults lie in a meanspirited and ugly worldview — doesn’t quite mesh with the rest of the film (or with his father). Despite the feeling I had during the entire third section’s seemingly superfluous nature, I now realize it is essential. Cianfrance’s most emotionally resonant scenes occur when Jason attempts to learn about the father he never knew. These scenes are executed in small touches with a welcomely deft hand. Jason’s encounter with his father’s old partner in crime, Robin, reveals a man who, years later, hides his guilt and reverence — or maybe even secret love — for Luke. The small moment when Jason finds an old photograph in an unlikely place — and what its discovery conveys — makes up for much clumsiness elsewhere in the way it illuminates the past. That these occasions are buried inside the film’s most glaring missteps is at first disappointing, and then fascinating, as you realize the shrewd way the movie’s emotional impact has overtaken you. By being both wide in scope and intimate in its concerns, The Place Beyond the Pines is a film that deserves your attention in spite of its faults. Rated R for language throughout, some violence, teen drug and alcohol use, and a sexual reference. reviewed by Justin Souther Starts Friday at Carolina Cinemas and Fine Arts Theatre


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Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, naT WolFF, lily Tomlin, michael Sheen Comedy A by-the-book Princeton admissions officer’s life is turned upside down when — among other things — she finds out a teen (who may or may not be the son she once gave up for adoption) is trying to get into her school. A refreshingly mature, intelligent, goodhearted comedy that unfortunately slips a bit into the realm of forgettable. Rated PG-13

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halle BeRRy, aBigail BReSlin, moRRiS cheSTnuT, michael eklund, david oTunga Thriller A 911 operator tries to help a kidnapped teen over the phone, only to learn that she’s encountered the kidnapper once before, with horrific consequences. A borderline competent thriller that’s dumb as a brick — and almost entertaining because of it. Rated R

The Croods JJJJJ

(voiceS) nicolaS cage, emma STone, caTheRine keeneR, Ryan ReynoldS, cloRiS leachman, claRk duke Animated Adventure A Stone Age family must learn how to adapt to a drastically changing world that threatens to become — literally — a thing of the past. Spectacular-looking, exciting and (I dare say) even moving animated film with extremely good voice casting. It’s nothing at all like the film the trailer suggests and even though it’s not Chris Sanders’ earlier Lilo & Stitch or How to Train Your Dragon, it’s still very good indeed. Rated PG

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Jane levy, Shiloh FeRnandez, lou TayloR Pucci, JeSSica lucaS, elizaBeTh BlackmoRe Splattery Horror A group of 20-somethings find an aged book of occultism in the incredibly spacious basement of a cabin. One of them foolishly reads from it. Nastiness ensues. Slick, gory, reasonably efficient remake of the 1981 Sam Raimi cult favorite. It’s OK, but apart from a pretty terrific ending, it’s nothing you haven’t seen before — plenty of times. Rated R

G.i. Joe: reTAliATion J

dWayne JohnSon, adRianne Palicki, d.J. coTRona, Byung-hun lee, BRuce WilliS Action The members of G.I. Joe team are attacked and nearly destroyed as the evil cabal that is Cobra attempts to bring the world to its knees. A cheesy, charmless blow-em-up, heavy in dumb, macho action-movie clichés that’s short on tact. Rated PG-13

The GATekeepers JJJJ

ami ayalon, avi dichTeR, yuval diSkin, caRmi gillon, yaakov PeRi, avRaham Shalom Documentary An oral history of the Israeli intelligence agency, Shin Bet, as told by the men who’ve run it. An informative and occasionally eye-opening documentary that’s a bit too stodgy and erudite, but works well when it displays its humanity. Rated PG-13

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SaoiRSe Ronan, max iRonS, William huRT, Jake aBel, diane kRugeR Mushy Sci-fi Romance Sci-Fi silliness about aliens taking over earthlings’ bodies — with timeout for teen passions. Unbelievably tedious, occasionally unintentionally funny, teencentric sci-fi soaper that moves at a pace that makes 125 minutes seem like it must be no more than three or four days. Rated PG-13

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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

The inCredible burT WondersTone JJ

STeve caRell, STeve BuScemi, olivia Wilde, Jim caRRey. alan aRkin, JameS gandolFini, Jay mohR Comedy A pair of Vegas magicians find themselves being upstaged by a nontraditional street performer. Largely painless, but utterly mediocre and unnecessary. Rated PG-13

like someone in love JJJJ

Rin TakanaShi, TadaShi okuno, Ryo kaSe, denden, mihoko Suzuki Drama A call girl is sent to spend the evening with an elderly professor and a strange kinship begins. A slight, slow-moving, fragile little movie that will either haunt you with its vagueness, or frustrate you beyond endurance. I do think it’s worth a look, but it’s definitely for specialized tastes. Rated NR

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geRaRd BuTleR, aaRon eckhaRT, moRgan FReeman, dylan mcdeRmoTT, angela BaSSeTT, meliSSa leo Jingoistic Revenge Action Renegade North Korean terrorists take over the White House and one Secret Service agent must save the president — and possibly the United States itself. Preposterous, yet utterly predictable, nasty little jingoistic thriller with bad special effects. Loud, mean-spirited, fairly appalling Die Hard rip-off that will probably make a fortune. Rated R

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Sam Riley, gaRReTT hedlund, kRiSTen STeWaRT, amy adamS, Tom STuRRidge, alice BRaga, kiRSTen dunST, viggo moRTenSen Quasi-biographical Drama Film version of Jack Kerouac’s autobiographical novel. It looks good, it’s solidly produced and it offers a reasonable approximation of the book, but it’s never very exciting, nor does it dig very deeply. Rated R

oz The GreAT And poWerful JJJ

JameS FRanco, mila kuniS, Rachel WeiSz, michelle WilliamS, zach BRaFF, Bill coBBS, Joey king, Tony cox Fantasy An unauthorized, but very obvious prequel to the 1939 Wizard of Oz. Good-looking, likable, but hardly the definitive Oz film it wants to be — and one that suffers from largely efficient, but faceless direction, and the usual longer-than-needed running time. Rated PG

The plACe beyond The pines JJJJJ

Ryan goSling, BRadley cooPeR, eva mendeS, dane dehaan, emoRy cohen, Ben mendelSohn Drama Three stories — involving a dirt-bike-riding bank robber, a small-town cop and their respective sons — intersect. An often flawed, overlong drama that remains worthy of attention because of its humanely drawn characters and sheer ambition. Rated R


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

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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

sToker JJJJJ

mia WaSikoWSka, nicole kidman, maTTheW goode, Jacki WeaveR, deRmoT mulRoney, alden ehRenReich Mystery Suspense Thriller When her father dies in an accident, India Stoker finds her world turned upside down by the arrival of a mysterious uncle, who may be romancing her mother, or possibly her, but whose motives are as cloudy as his past. Ultra stylish mystery thriller from South Korean filmmaker Chan-wook Park with excellent performances from its high-powered cast. Far and away the best movie to come out this year thus far. Rated R


JameS mcavoy, vincenT caSSel, RoSaRio daWSon, danny SaPani, maTT cRoSS, WahaB Sheikh Dark Twisty Thriller Fast-paced combination heist movie and psychological thriller about the theft of a painting, and its incredibly convoluted aftermath where what you think you know is almost always wrong. Cheekily amoral, unbelievably complex, dark, humored thriller from Danny Boyle that’s reminiscent of his earlier work. Deep? Probably not, but as an act of pure filmmaking it’s a must-see. Rated R

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JuRnee SmolleTT-Bell, lance gRoSS, kim kaRdaShian, vaneSSa WilliamS, RoBBie JoneS, BRandy noRWood, Renée TayloR Cautionary Drama Moralizing cautionary drama about the wages of sin and leaving your husband for a slick millionaire sociopath. Quite possibly, it’s the most appalling movie Tyler Perry has churned out in ages. What more needs be said? Rated PG-13

WesT of memphis JJJJJ

damien Wayne echolS, JaSon BaldWin, JeSSie miSSkelley, loRRiS daviS Documentary Documentary on the West Memphis Three and the efforts to prove them innocent of the murders for which they were convicted in 1994. If you know little about the case, this should be one suspenseful moviegoing experience. If you’re familiar with the case, it ought to still prove a compelling watch because of the amassed and distilled information. Rated R

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specialscreenings The Brainiac (el Barón del Terror) JJJJ horror raTed nr In Brief: Often billed as “the most bizarre movie ever,” there’s no doubt that The Brainiac stands pretty tall in the realm of the special insanity that defines the Mexican horror films of the 1950s and ‘60s. Whether it’s the most bizarre is open to question. After all, it has no luchadores (which is a darn shame), but it’s certainly unusual with its story of a 300-year-old sorcerer — with the dopiest-looking monster makeup ever seen — revenging himself on the descendants of the folks who burnt him at the stake. How? Why, by sucking their brains out with his bifurcated tongue, of course. You had to ask? The Thursday Horror Picture Show will screen The Brainiac Thursday, April 11 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.

FisTs in The PockeT JJJJ drama horror raTed nr In Brief: Marco Bellocchio’s Fists in the Pocket — an intimate look at the inner workings of a dysfunctional, decadent middle-class family — is something of an oddity. It’s definitely not Italian neo-realism. It kind of feels like an offshoot of the French New Wave, but it’s that by way of something in the nature of one of those black-and-white Hammer psychological horror movies. And while the film is definitely a commentary on the Italian middle class, it really is a horror movie at heart. Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present Fists in the Pocket Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m. at Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St., River Arts District, upstairs in the Railroad Library). Info: 273-3332,

lawyer man JJJJ comedy drama raTed nr In Brief: William Powell stars as a lawyer who rises from the slums in this 1932 pre-code comedy-drama from director William Dieterle, Lawyer Man. Joan Blondell is onboard as his lovestruck secretary, who goes up — and down — with him. Along the way, he mixes with gangsters, politicians (sometimes the two are interchangeable) and two women — one duplicitous, one not — while giving the eye to just about anything in a skirt. Brisk, amusing entertainment of a kind we don’t see these days. The Asheville Film Society will screen Lawyer Man Tuesday, April 16 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.

To kill a mockingBird JJJJJ drama raTed nr In Brief: Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, has become a classic of modern American literature, and Robert Mulligan’s film has become something of a classic itself — though perhaps one more of association than on its own merits, notable as they are in capturing the book. Gregory Peck has rarely been as good as he is here and the rest of the cast is of equally high caliber. It is, in fact, hard to fault on any level (and in my opinion, that may not entirely be a good thing). The Hendersonville Film Society will show To Kill a Mockingbird Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community (behind Epic Cinemas), 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.

PresenT JJJJ drama raTed nr In Brief: Local filmmaker Joe Chang follows up his 2007 film Neutral with Present, a small, innately human character study. With a very simple story revolving around notions of how time changes things — from physical places to familial relationships — as seen through the eyes of an awkward performance artist, his sister and her roommate, Chang gets more than one might expect from a cast making their feature debut. And he has an eye for and understanding of interesting locations (the film was shot here in Asheville and in Mount Airy). There are obvious budgetary constraints to this kind of über-indie filmmaking, which make for a finished product that’s rough around the edges, but is nonetheless worth a look for anyone interested in Asheville’s homegrown film scene. Present will play for one show only on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at Fine Arts Theatre


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ADMInISTRATIVE/ OFFICE LOCAL CREATIVE FIRM • Is seeking a new Customer Service Representative to manage a high volume account. The ideal candidate is an extremely detail oriented multi-tasker, a creative problem solver, and has impeccable organizational skills. Excellent written and

verbal communication skills are imperative. Must be able to work well with others or independently under limited supervision. Some job duties will include: submitting and processing samples, monitoring production from receipt of order to shipment details, maintaining essential production reports, collaborating with our partners to solve problems and ensure we are delivering the best possible product. We’re a very close knit, laid back group that is highly motivated and has very high expectations. Experience with Macs and functional knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required. If you would like to submit a resume, please email it to nATURAL FOOD DISTRIBUTOR • Is seeking a sales administrative assistant whose primary responsibility will be creating and maintaining reports using Excel with data from Quick Books as well as online data sources and Power Point presentations. The position will also include entering phone and web orders into Quick Books as well as sending samples and arranging demos nationally as well as general administrative tasks. Other duties will include sales to new wholesale accounts as well as assisting with our social media needs. The ideal candidate must possess an advanced level of Excel features. Knowledge of Quick Books reporting features would be a plus. They also should be a selfstarter, organized and be able to multi-task with excellent verbal and written communication skills and able to work in a team environment. Please email resume and references if available to

STAFF RECRUITER • Full time opportunity responsible for recruitment, hiring and associated duties for all departments of our non-profit organization; full benefits package; the ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree; some relevant recruitment experience, preferably in a health care setting; solid computer skills, good time management and interpersonal skills. Please visit to submit an application.

BUSInESS DEVELOPMEnT MAnAGER - SALES REPRESEnTATIVE II • Candidate will be responsible for generating sales revenue on new accounts by analyzing and researching database for sales leads, initiating calls to prospective retail stores / resellers, following up on catalog requests, and winning back sales on old accounts. • The candidate will also be responsible for sales order entry on new accounts. • Candidates must have strong sales skills, computer skills and be self motivated, reliable, and detail oriented. • Candidate must be able to travel and attend out of town trade shows on a regular basis. Previous sales experience required. • Benefits include competitive pay, comfortable atmosphere w/casual dress, holiday and vacation pay, health insurance co-pay, and great office hours. Salary is a fixed hourly rate + sales commission. Interested parties please email / fax resume and cover letter, fax# 828 259-3674 SALES PROFESSIOnAL Now recruiting Aflac agents. Aflac provides a rewarding career in your own community with freedom and flexibility, competitive compensation, and unlimited growth potential. To learn more about this opportunity, contact Mr. Terry at 828694-3522 or email your resume to 828694-3522 ashevilleaflac@att. net SALES REPRESEnTATIVE • Wanted to join small, dedicated sales team for local musical instrument manufacturer. Inbound and outbound phone selling as well as outside sales and territory management. Some overnight travel required. Full time entry level position with benefits. Music industry experience a plus. Send resume to

MEDICAL/ HEALTH CARE THE IREnE WORTHAM CEnTER • A residential and day services provider for individuals with developmental and/or socio-economic challenges, has the follow position open: RN Consultant This position will serve as the Registered Nurse for the clients, supervising the LPNs on a contractual basis. This position conducts chart reviews for quality assurance, medication monitoring, teaches the Medication Administration once per month, reviews Utilization Review quarterly and other nursing services necessary to comply with Standards for Intermediate Care Facilities for the Mentally Retarded and all regulatory agencies. A copy of your North Carolina nursing license and insurance must be provided and maintained

throughout the duration of the contract. Applications must be completed in our HR Dept. located at 2 Rose Street, Asheville, NC 28803 between 8:30a – 4:00p M-F. 828-210-2243 IWC is an equal opportunity employer.


AVAILABLE POSITIONS • MERIDIAn BEHAVIORAL HEALTH Cherokee County: JJTC Team Clinician Seeking Licensed/Associate Licensed Therapist in Cherokee County for an exciting opportunity to serve predominately court referred youth and their families through Intensive In-Home and Basic Benefit Therapy. For more information contact Aaron Plantenberg, JJTC Team Leader Seeking Licensed Therapist in Cherokee County for an exciting opportunity to serve as team leader. Case load is predominately court referred youth and their families receiving Intensive In-Home and Basic Benefit Therapy. For more information contact Aaron Plantenberg, Clinician Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) Must have Master’s degree and be licensed/ license-eligible. For more information, please contact Kristy Whitaker, kristy.whitaker@ Haywood County: Nurse Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) RN or LPN. Psychiatric nursing experience preferred. For more information, please contact Amy Wilson, amy.wilson@ Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) Must have mental health degree and two years experience. Preference for someone who has advanced training or experience providing employment services and/or an interest in vocational rehabilitation. For more information contact Amy Wilson, Jackson County: Nurse Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) RN or LPN. Psychiatric nursing experience preferred. For more information, please contact Rebekah McKnight, rebekah. • For further information and to complete an application, visit our website: BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST Founded in 1993, North Carolina MENTOR is a Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency (CABHA) providing a continuum of support & treatment options for children & adolescents throughout the state. We are currently seeking an individual who is a Qualified Mental Health Professional / Behavior Specialist  per North Carolina state requirements to be a Team Member for our Specialized Day Treatment Service Programs working in Brevard Elementary School. This individual will implement the treatment plan for behaviorally challenged and emotionally disturbed individuals by providing individual and/or group support and intervention. To see a full job description and to apply online please visit us at Jobs.thementornetwork. com EOE CRISIS InTERVEnTIOn SPECIALIST Founded in 1993, North Carolina MENTOR is a Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency (CABHA) providing a continuum of support

& treatment options for children & adolescents throughout the state. We are currently seeking a fully licensed Crisis Intervention Specialist who lives and will serve an eight county area of western North Carolina. This individual will alternate between triaging crisis calls coming in to the Mobile Crisis Management line and responding to crisis calls in the community, while being part of a team model. To see a full job description and to apply online please visit us at EOE EMPLOyMEnT SPECIALIST/ JOB COACH Irene Wortham Center- PRN position (hours vary). Assisting disabled consumers secure employment in the community. 1 year experience or related work history preferred. Applications must be completed in our Human Resources Dept. located at 2 Rose Street, Asheville, NC 28803, between 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Mon. – Fri. All IWC positions require a high school diploma or GED and a valid driver’s license. 828-210-2243 EnGAGED BEHAVIORIAL HEALTH PLLC • Seeks PT and FT contract positions for licensed clinical PhD’s to provide individual evaluations and group treatment to a subset of the elder population. Please call: 828231-1001. F/T THERAPIST • Work with adolescents in the Waynesville area. Provisional or full license preferred. Location: 33 Sharon Lynn Way, Clyde NC 28707 Apply aspireapplicants@yahoo. com OR Fax #828-627-1307

FAMILy PRESERVATIOn SERVICES OF nORTH CAROLInA Is a CABHA with both Adult and Child continuums. We are experiencing significant growth and are in need of the following positions: Clinical Coordinator, Provisionally Licensed Therapists, Fully Licensed Therapists, Intensive In-Home Leads, Intensive InHome Q’s, Community Support Team Q’s and AP’s, Day Treatment Therapists, Q’s and AP’s. Please send your resume to:

FOSTER PAREnTS nEEDED • Open your home to a foster child and help a family in your community! Please call 828-215-3554 or email for more information. LICEnSED THERAPIST Founded in 1993, North Carolina MENTOR is a Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency (CABHA) providing a continuum of support & treatment options for children & adolescents throughout the state. NC MENTOR is currently seeking an individual who is fully licensed or provisionally licensed to practice in Buncombe/Haywood County, NC to be a Clinical Lead for our Intensive In-Home Programs. This individual is expected to understand and implement the North Carolina MENTOR model for providing professional Mental Health Planning, should use a strengths approach to helping and supporting individuals served and be familiar with Family Systems Theory. To see a full job description and to apply online please visit us at Jobs. EOE MEDICAL ASSISTAnT Mountain Area Recovery Center is seeking a medical assistant for our outpatient opioid treatment facility located in Asheville. The candidate must be a team player and well organized. The position is currently 20 hours per week at $10.00 per hour. Please e-mail your resume to rhonda. or fax to attn: Rhonda Ingle at 828-2529512. EOE 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@ Applications by appointment only. Must be over 21 to apply.

RECEnT GRADS If you have a degree in human services and an interest in improving the lives of children and adolescents, Eliada has an opportunity for you! Located in beautiful Asheville, NC, Eliada is a non-profit organization dedicated to Helping Children Succeed. We offer a 1-year paid internship that provides valuable experience in the mental health field working with at-risk youth. Immediate openings available; housing included. Please visit for more information. SOLSTICE EAST • A residential treatment center for female adolescents located in Weaverville, NC (15 minutes north of downtown Asheville). Our program specializes in the treatment of trauma, loss, attachment and addiction. We emphasize a relationship-based approach in a small, nurturing environment. • We are currently seeking a masters or PhD-level licensed therapist to join our clinical team. • Expertise with trauma and loss required. Experience in adolescent residential treatment preferred. A therapist caseload includes a maximum of six clients, and provides individual, family and group therapy weekly. • This is a salaried, full-time position including benefits (Health benefits, Personal leave). REQUIREMENTS: Masters degree or Ph.D. from an accredited graduate program in a behavioral health-related field, including graduate degrees in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy. • Must have current licensure within their professions (LAC, LPC, LMFT, LCSW etc.) by their respective State Boards and be eligible for and acquire licensure in the state of North Carolina. • Experience working with trauma and loss with female adolescents. • Experience in adolescent residential treatment. • Excellent communicator. * Ability to work in team environment, and to work independently. • Excellent organization skills. • Ability to lead large group activities. Salary: DOE, competitive. • Contact Information: Kyle Gillett <> (828) 484-9928.

Assistant Web Developer 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@

Mountain Xpress is looking for the right person to join our Web team and be an integral part in evolving our Web presence. Job duties include content management, assisting staff with Web issues, and website development. You must have extensive experience with CMS’s and an excellent knowledge of Web technologies. You are curious, energetic, thrive in dynamic environments and have exceptional problem-solving abilities. You have solid skills in HTML and CSS. The ideal candidate will have a good working knowledge of PHP, MySQL and WordPress. If you’re a team player and want to be part of a locally focused, socially engaged media outlet, send your resume with cover letter to: No phone calls please.

SUBSTAnCE ABUSE COUnSELOR Mountain Area Recovery Center is seeking Licensed Substance Abuse Counselors. We have clinics located in Asheville and Clyde, North Carolina. Candidates will provide substance abuse services, including but not limited to, assessments/screening, intake, client orientation, person centered planning, case management, intervention, client education, and plan and lead structured process and theme centered groups. We offer competitive pay WITH benefits: medical, dental, life, short-term disability, flexible spending account, 401-K, pto, paid holidays, and a flexible work environment in this challenging, yet highly rewarding field. If you are up to the challenge, please e-mail your resume to rhonda.ingle@ or fax to attention: Rhonda Ingle at 828-2529512. EOE

licensure rules and regulations. Qualifications include: minimum of B.S. in field of Special Education or B-K, valid teaching license from NCDPI in B-K or Infant Toddler Family Specialist Certification from Division of Early Intervention and Education, Administrator Credential Level III from Division of Child Development and a minimum of two years teaching experience in field of Special Education. Interested candidates should submit a resume with salary requirements to or fax to 828-274-1582.  Applications can be completed at 2 Rose Street, Asheville, NC  28803.  IWC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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THE ASHEVILLE OFFICE OF FAMILy PRESERVATIOn CEnTER FOR RECOVERy, EDUCATIOn AnD WELLnESS • Is seeking the following: QMHP to work with adults on our Community Support Team; CPSS to work with adults on our Assertive Community Treatment Team; QMHP to work with adults in our Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program; LCSW to provide outpatient therapy to adults. Please send resumes to THE IREnE WORTHAM CEnTER • A residential and day services provider for individuals with developmental and/or socio-economic challenges, has the follow positions open: Children’s Services Coordinator at our Early Learning Center - West campus. This position will be responsible for the overall operations of the educational programs of ELCW and meeting all of the requirements of the NC Department of Public Instruction, day care

Wilderness Field Instructors, Second nature Blue Ridge • Following training, facilitate safety and implement treatment plan designed by group therapist for teens struggling with emotional and behavioral issues. Staff work week on/week off in the woods of North Georgia. • Qualifications: 21 plus, CPR and First Aid certified, experience with backpacking and adolescents, year-round and summer positions, WFR recommended. • Benefits: Health/Dental, Bonus, Salary increases with Level. • Next Trainings: April 19-25, May 17-23. • Contact: Andy or Tyson, (706) 212-2037. www. WnC GROUP HOMES • Provides residential services for adolescence and adult with Autism, Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Illness. • We are currently recruiting Resident Teachers for full time position on 2nd shift, part time weekend shift and part time Relief. • Additionally, applications are now being accepted for Summer Program positions. This

temporary position is from mid May through mid August, Monday – Friday 7:30am-3pm. Please see website for more details about job requirements, training and current position schedules. WNC Group Homes 28 Pisgah View Ave Asheville, NC 828.274.7171 LIBERTY CORNER ENTERPRISES is seeking support team members to work in residential homes and the community with people who have disabilities. • Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, a North Carolina driver's license, proof of insurance and a reliable vehicle. Sign language skills are a plus. Pay rate based on experience. Apply in person at Liberty Corner Enterprises: 147 Coxe Avenue Asheville, NC 28801. RECREATIONAL DIRECTOR • Weaverville, North Carolina). We are seeking a qualified and experienced individual who to develop and manage a recreation program at Solstice East, a residential treatment center for girls ages 14-18. • Job Description: We are looking for someone who is excited about developing a recreation program that is both experiential and therapeutic in nature. This is a 40 hr/week, full time position. The job responsibilities include the following: • Plan, organize, and conduct recreation programming, which includes: weekly off campus activities, monthly camping trips, and weekly community service outings. • Ensure the quality of programming by offering a variety and balance of the following: outdoor education with an emphasis on skill building, life skills, leisure education, and pro-social activities. • Plan and organize experiential component of Family Seminars. • Ensure recreation equipment is in proper working order, is maintained regularly, stored safely and securely, and is inventoried on a yearly basis. • Hire, supervise, train and discipline recreation specialists, ensuring they administer program as directed. • Manage recreation budget. • Participate in professional, multi-disciplinary treatment team staffing on each resident to share salient information regarding the progress/regress of each

resident. • Attend weekly leadership meetings. • Assist clinical team on as-needed basis with experiential interventions. Qualifications: • Recreation Management, Outdoor Recreation or similar college degree. • 1+ years working with youth • 1+ years RTC work experience • Background, knowledge, and skills in a variety of outdoor recreation activities required. • Experience leading experiential activities with youth groups • At least 25 years of age • Wilderness First Responder Certification Please send resume to


A-B TECH BREWMASTER/ InSTRUCTOR, BREWInG, DISTILLATIOn AnD FERMEnTATIOn • SUMMARY: Contribute to the Hospitality Education Division by successfully demonstrating knowledge and skills required to instruct and supervise curriculum and non-curriculum students in the field of Brewing, Distillation and Fermentation. Support the college by providing leadership to the production activities of the Craft Beverage Institute of the South East. Monitor brewing facilities and equipment, assist with planning, budget and purchasing for both curriculum and non-curriculum activities. Design, facilitate and implement brewing, distillation and fermentation related curriculum and continuing education courses. Strive to promote the safety, health and comfort of students, employees and guests of the college. Assume initiative for carrying out the mission and vision of A-B Tech and the goals of the Hospitality Education Division. • MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 1. Graduate of an Institute of Brewing and Distillation (IBD) recognized brewing program and holding an Associate degree. 2. Five years documented experience as a Brewmaster, Head Brewer, Brewing Supervisor or Operations Manager of a minimum 7 barrel



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freewillastrology TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Your task is to uncover the semi-happy ending that was hidden back in the story's beginning. Once you do that, you may be able to create a graceful and honorable climax. In fact, I don't think you will be able to bring about the semi-happy ending any other way. It's crucial that you return to the original flash of inspiration — the time when all the plot lines that eventually developed were first germinating. You need to remember fate's primal promise. You've got to read the signs you missed in the early going.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) If you play poker, the odds are one in 649,740 that you will get a royal flush. That's an ace, king, queen, jack and ten of one suit. As for drawing a straight flush — any five consecutive cards of one suit — the odds are one in 72,192. Judging from the current astrological omens, Gemini, I'd say your chance of getting one of those hands is far better than usual — maybe one in 88,000 for the royal flush and one in 8,888 for the straight flush. But those still aren't great odds. On the other hand, getting a flush — all five cards of the same suit — is normally one in 509, but these days it's pretty likely for you. The moral of the story, not just for when you're playing cards, but in whatever you do: Expect really good luck, but not miraculous, out-of-this-world luck.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) "Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place," wrote the poet Rumi. This is excellent advice for you right now, Cancerian. You are nearing the peak of your power to express yourself with beautiful accuracy. You have more skill than usual at understanding and conveying the interesting truth. As a result, you're in a position to wield extra influence. People are receptive to being moved by your heart-felt intelligence. So please do more than simply push for greater efficiency, order and discipline. Those things are good, but I hope you will also be a radiant role model who exemplifies what it means to be soulful.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Golden Rock is a Buddhist holy site in Burma. It's a small pagoda built on top of a giant boulder that in turn seems to be precariously balanced at the edge of a down-sloping bed of rock. How does the boulder remain stationary? Why doesn't it roll off the edge? It appears to defy gravity. Legend says that it's held in place by a single strand of hair from the Buddha's head. I suspect that many of you Leos will soon have access to a tricky asset with resemblances to that magic strand. True, it might be merely metaphorical. But if used correctly, it could become a key element in a future foundation.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) German theologian Martin Luther (1483-1546) was a central figure in the rebellion against the Catholic Church that led to the Protestant Reformation. You’ll never guess where he was when he was struck by the epiphany that became the core axiom of his new religion. I’ll tell you: He was sitting on the toilet in the Wittenberg Monastery. The Holy Spirit gave him the crucial knowledge then and there, or so he testified. In this spirit, Aries, keep a very open mind about where you will be and what you will be doing when your illuminations arrive this week.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) It's Soul-Searching Season: a good time to go in search of your soul. To aid your quest, I'll offer a few lines from "A Few Words on the Soul," a poem by Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska. "We have a soul at times," she says. "No one's got it non-stop, for keeps. Day after day, year after year may pass without it. For every thousand conversations, it participates in one, if even that, since it prefers silence. It's picky: our hustling for a dubious advantage and creaky machinations make it sick. Joy and sorrow aren't two different feelings for it. It attends us only when the two are joined. We can count on it when we're sure of nothing and curious about everything. It won't say where it comes from or when it's taking off again, though it's clearly expecting such questions. We need it but apparently it needs us for some reason too." (Translation by Stanislaw Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh. Read the whole poem here:

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) "I do not believe in God," said Mexican painter Diego Rivera, "but I believe in Picasso." My poetmusician friend Tanya has a similar philosophy. "I don't believe in God, or even Goddess, for that matter," she says. "But I do believe in Patti Smith." Do you have a God-substitute, Libra? Or, if you do have faith in a Cosmic Wow, is there also a more approachable, second-tier source of divinity you love? According to my reading of the astrological omens, you would really benefit from feeling an intimate kind of reverence right now — a tender devotion for something higher and brighter that awakens the sleeping part of your lust for life.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) This would be an excellent time to stage staring contests with yourself in the mirror. There's a high likelihood that you will win every time. I think you'll also have great success whenever you try to read your own mind. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you've


got an uncanny knack for plucking buried secrets and self-deceptions out of their hiding places. One more thing, Scorpio: Have you ever considered how fun it might be to wash your own brain and kick your own butt? Now would be an excellent time to experiment with those radical acts of healing.


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(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) "It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness," writes novelist Chuck Palahniuk. "We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace." Your assignment in the coming days, Sagittarius, is to prove Palahniuk wrong. As the surges of sweetness flow through you, as your secret joy ripens into bright blooming bliss, imprint the sensations on your memory. Vow to remember them for the rest of your life. Make these breakthrough moments into talismans that will serve as magical spells whenever you need rejuvenation in the future.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein had his priorities straight. This is what he said about his profession: "In philosophy the race is won by the one who can run slowest — the one who crosses the finish line last." It's my belief, Capricorn, that a similar rule should apply to you in the coming days — no matter what project you're working on or goal you're trying to accomplish. Proceed slowly enough to be absolutely thorough, meticulous and conscientious. As you make your way to the finish line, be as deep as you dare.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) In Samuel Beckett's novel Molloy, the main character talks about a long overland journey he took on foot and by bicycle. Before the trip, he had read somewhere that when people are lost in a forest, they often imagine they're moving in a straight line when in fact they're going in a circle. That's why, during his own travels, he intentionally walked in a circle, hoping thereby to go straight. Although this might sound like a loopy strategy, Aquarius, I think it will make sense for you to adopt in the coming week. Your apparent path may be very different, maybe even opposite, to your actual path.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Are you in competition with someone who is doing mediocre work? Do you find it incomprehensible that anyone would pay attention to that weak expression instead of flocking to your beautiful vibe? If so, here's my advice. Withdraw your attention from your inferior opponent. Don't waste a minute feeling jealous or resentful or incredulous. Instead, concentrate your energy on making your production so strong and smart and irresistible that you simply overshadow and overwhelm your rival's.

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