Event Date: 12/02/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Petey's Playhouse is so excited to present Mia Jackson! Saturday December 2 at The Southern in downtown Asheville. Mia Jackson is a bonafide Georgia peach (that's Georgian for “native”) and a self proclaimed know-it-all, and always wondered what would happen if she took her sense of humor to the stage. That’s exactly what she did! After graduating from the University of Georgia she hit the local comedy scene and has thrilled audiences since day one. To her credit she has appeared on Oxygen, TLC, NickMom's Night Out and was recently a featured semi-finalist on Season 9 of NBC's Last Comic Standing in 2015.Comedian Mia Jackson is a diverse comedian with an outspoken voice and unique perspective. Her energetic conversational style leaves the audience as if they have known her forever. Smart, funny, and versatile, Mia entertains all types of crowds - from alt comedy clubs to collegiate campuses to the metropolitan main stage. Hosted by Petey Smith McDowell Featuring Tom Peters Tickets: $7 Advance $10 Doorhttp://miajackson.com/

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41 N Lexington Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/02/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Hot jazz in a cozy spot to warm you up!

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5 Walnut St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/02/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Big Mean Sound MachineAsheville Music HallSaturday December 2ndIthaca, NY-based intelligent dance music powerhouse Big Mean Sound Machine is proud to announce their 2017 fall tour, continuing the celebration of their new, fan-funded album Runnin’ for the Ghost and teaming up with the Campaign for New York Health to build support for the New York Health Act, a bill in the state legislature which would guarantee health care to all New York state residents regardless of age, wealth, place of employment, or immigration status. From the band:“Since its inception, one of the core values of Big Mean Sound Machine has been to bring people and communities together in celebration and healing through music and dance. In these wild times, we feel it is important for musicians and artists to stand up for our creative communities. After reading this bill and reflecting on the state of healthcare in this country, especially compared to that of other first world nations, we feel it imperative that people be made aware of how healthcare reform could truly benefit everybody; and what better place to start than in the beautiful state of New York which we proudly call home. The New York Health Act has passed the state assembly the past three years in a row and is one state senate co-sponsor short of majority support. We are actually very close to making universal health care a reality in New York and we hope that the feelings of community, compassion, solidarity and freedom generated at our live shows can spill over to help raise awareness of what a equitable and more affordable health care system that benefits all of us could look like.”Currently, over a million New Yorkers have no health insurance, including some of your favorite artists and musicians. Millions more residents are underinsured and unable to afford unexpected medical costs. The New York Health Act will provide universal, comprehensive health care coverage and billions of dollars in savings for New York families, businesses, and local governments. All New Yorkers would be covered for all medically necessary services, including: primary, preventive, specialists, hospital, mental health, reproductive health care, dental, vision, prescription drug, and medical supply costs. The care provided under New York Health would be more comprehensive than plans offered by health insurance companies today. There would be no out-of-pocket costs as barriers to health care.A detailed study of the New York Health Act, conducted by Professor Gerald Friedman of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, showed tens of billions in savings by streamlining the administration of our healthcare system to a single-payer funding stream[1]. Most of the savings is found in eliminating insurance company administrative cost and profits, and slashing the enormous administrative costs health care providers spend to deal with insurance companies. Another significant area of savings is due to negotiating better prices for drugs with the pharmaceutical companies; and for medical devices with their manufacturers. Information about the NY Health Act and how individuals can get involved will be available at all New York shows and a portion of each show’s proceeds will go towards the Campaign for New York Health, a statewide coalition dedicated to passing and implementing legislation for universal health care in New York State who believes that healthcare is a human right that should be accessible to all of us, not just those who can afford to pay.Tickets and more information can be found at bigmeansoundmachine.com

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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/02/2017   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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Genre: Funk/ElectronicCover: Donations @ DoorShow: 10PMAges: 21+Doctor OcularToward the end of 2016, the four members of Doctor Ocular met for sessions of improvisational jams hosted by roommates Austin Herron (drums) and Nick Castro (bass). Later that winter, they were asked to play at a friend’s downtown party, and the group performed their improv fusion-rock sets at a myriad of local house parties and events. In April of 2017, after being asked to perform for a fundraiser concert in Johnson City, TN, the group composed and rehearsed a set of new, original material and played under the name “Doctor Ocular." Since then, Doctor Ocular has continued to write original music, arrange covers, and play shows. The band features a blend of funky-rock and electronic dance elements; at some points sounding like a more traditional rhythm quartet with clean guitar and keyboard tones, then flipping abruptly with heavy synth patches, ambient pedals, and dance beats to function more like a jamtronica project. Throughout 2017, Doctor Ocular has been featured at festivals and venues throughout the southeast and they are set to release their debut record at the end of the year.Deja FuzeEstablished in 2009, in Buffalo, NY, Deja Fuze is a band set on high gear that emanates a progressive, electric, fusion sound, in the vein of Lotus, Jeff Beck, and Yes. They have played shows all around the Western New York, and Western Carolina area since their inception, turning heads as they did so. Some Sort ofGreen, their first full-length album has been let loose, and the group is ready to once again oscillate your life.web: https://www.dejafuze.com/vid: https://youtu.be/wzdb2lBlL1M

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55 College Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/02/2017   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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Known the world over as a vocalist, songwriter, and founding member of the one and only B-52s, Cindy Wilson has made a truly extraordinary solo debut with her new CHANGE (Kill Rock Stars). The album which arrives just in time to celebrate the legendary singers fortieth anniversary in the musical spotlight marks a milestone for Wilson, abounding with pop creativity, ingenious production, confident songcraft, and deeply felt emotion.This music is beautiful, she says. And I love beautiful.CHANGE began for Wilson nearly a decade ago upon her part-time return to her hometown of Athens, GA. She first encountered local musician Ryan Monahan when his Beatles tribute band was hired to play her sons birthday party One of the best parties ever, says Wilson. The veteran vocalist and talented young musician began teaming up for gigs, beginning with R.E.M.s star-studded 30th anniversary event.Ryan and drummer Lemuel Hayes and I put together a few songs and it was fantastic, Wilson says. That started our own musical relationship.Wilson and her new bandmates continued performing together, first playing classic garage and psychedelic covers but ultimately deciding to create new music all their own. They hit the studio in 2014, with local producer-musician Suny Lyons manning the board. The songs and sonic concepts flowed like the Broad River, leading Wilson to invite Lyons to join her fast developing combo.We went to Sunys studio to kick around ideas and see if we can do anything interesting, Wilson says. We wanted to see how our styles would blend. He comes from a totally different place than I do but I was great. It also became immediately clear we had to bring Suny in to be part of the band, he also had wonderful ideas. I had a really great team.Backed by her gifted collaborators, Wilson developed a distinctive sound that is both utterly contemporaneous and also rooted in her long history of kaleidoscopic pop reinvention. A pair of EPs SUNRISE and SUPERNATURAL introduced the world to Wilsons modern vision, with both EPs acclaimed by PopMatters for possessing an undeniable sense of adventure.Produced by Lyons at The Space Station in Athens, CHANGE is as bold as anything in Wilsons groundbreaking four decade canon, melding future pop, disco drama, American standards, electronica, and more into her own distinctive creative vision. New songs like Mystic and the transformative title track are intricate and inventive, lush and luminous with strings, synthesizers, harmonies, and Wilsons utterly distinct vocal magic.Our sound is both consistent and still evolving, Wilson says. All these ingredients come together from left field to create something really interesting.Further album highlights include a pair of unexpected covers: a widescreen orchestral rendition of New Colony Sixs soft rock classic, Things Id Like to Say, and Brother, written and originally performed by Athens own beloved Oh-OK.We played a show, Athens musicians playing songs by other Athens bands, Wilson says. We did an R.E.M. song, a Pylon song, and Brother by Oh-OK, which turned out so great we decided it had to be on record. It hits you over the head; its an interesting texture. It brings the album home I think.Though she is fast to praise her musical partners contributions, the center of CHANGE is Wilsons instantly identifiable voice, as radiantly human as anything in her prior work only now being showcased in heretofore-unprecedented fashion.My voice is very rustic, she says with a smile. It has a realness that I hope comes through.A veteran of one of pops most consistently entertaining live acts, Wilson is heralding CHANGE with an unprecedented multimedia concert tour. Merging conceptual structure, unique visuals, and kicked off in March with SXSW, Wilson and her bandmates are touring the US (in a van, it should be mentioned).The show is totally different from anything Ive done before, Wilson says. It has an incredible flow, from beginning to end. The great thing about touring a show like this is you can solve problems and tweak things as you go along.With CHANGE, Cindy Wilson has once again remade pop in her own innovative, irresistible image. Excited and energized by the experience, the iconic artist is already looking forward to her next evolution.Everyone has other bands, other jobs, Wilson says. Ive got the B-52s fortieth anniversary, theres a lot going on with that. At the same time, Im very committed to this record and continuing to perform with these guys. Were trying to go into the studio at least once a month, to continue working creatively and keep the songs coming. Were still experimenting, still growing, but it retains a certain sound. I feel very comfortable in this band. Im loving it.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 12/02/2017   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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High Top Boys
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56 Patton Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/03/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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87 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/03/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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The ProblemAddicts

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 12/03/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 12/04/2017   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Discover how to turn your artistry into a profitable business and create a revenue source. Learn how to introduce your product to sell, develop efficiency in production, grow your profits, and expand into new markets. Monday, December 4 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm – in one hour, one-on-one time slots FREE, reservations required for your time slot To register: [email protected] or 828.633.5065 x102

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207 Coxe Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/05/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Asheville's Parkinson's Support Group comprises people with Parkinson's Disease and their families and caregivers. Speakers range from medical professionals to practical day-to-day solutions. Coffee and conversation from 10 until the meeting begins at 10:30.Group exercise and action committees keep us vibrant! We have Parkinson's; it doesn't have us! Find us on Facebook: Parkinson's Support Group AVL.

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954 Tunnel Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 12/05/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Members and specialists join together to offer strategies and techniques to better manage Parkinson's Disease in a congenial and convivial setting. First half hour is social; remainder is a changing calendar of events.

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954 Tunnel Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 12/05/2017   Event Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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10:30 am, Volunteer Orientation for 12 Baskets Cafe, in the Kairos Community Center in the basement of Firestorm Cafe. Entrance off State Street. No registration required. [email protected]

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610 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 12/05/2017   Event Time: 11:30 AM

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Free lunch 'n learn for Asheville Workplace Challenge participants to find ways to save money and save energy in your business. In the Asheville Chamber of Commerce boardroom on December 5th staff from Duke Energy will be on hand to discuss all the incentive programs they offer to businesses in Buncombe County and sign up anyone interested in moving forward. Additionally, staff from the City Office of Sustainability will be on hand to help you improve your score and take the Asheville Workplace Challenge to the next level by gettng your utility data into Energy Star Portfolio Manager. Energy Star Potfollio Manager campares your building or office to a national database and lets you know how much room you have to improve. To sign up you will need to bring: Energy usage information for the last 12 months (this is avaliable online for both electricity (Duke Energy) and natural gas (PSNC) or just bring your login information for Duke Energy and PSNC and we can look it up online! Year your building was constructed Square footage of your building as well as the square footage of your office if you are not occupying the whole building.  Lunch will be provided courtesy of Duke Energy. 

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36 Montford Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/05/2017   Event Time: 3:00 PM

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TENACIOUS TUESDAYS: GLASS CEILINGS & CHAMPAGNE December: Financial Freedom The capstone event of FemCity Asheville, the December "Tenacious Tuesdays: Glass Ceilings & Champange" will bring 120+ women entrepreneurs and professionals together to discuss the ways to build Financial Freedom. As we prepare to close our 2017 and set goals for ourselves in 2018, it is important to take the time to asses our current path to prosperity. The December session will continue our Monthly Training & Coaching series in partnership with WEWNC, as we consider the roads to financial freedom and long term success with the following two Keynotes: The Pursuit of Financial Freedom: Why Financial Freedom Matters Terri King, Owner of Coldwell Banker King Terri will share the powerful lessons she learned from losing everything, surviving, and staging a comeback with the most profitable business she’s ever had. Hear Terri’s dynamic keynote as she depicts the sting of financial failure; followed by the trappings of financial success. Terri King is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, writer, and mom to a teenager. She has been in the business of business for the past 15 years, focusing most of her efforts in the real estate industry. Terri started her current company, Coldwell Banker King on a shoestring budget in 2011, during the worst housing crash since the Great Depression, making it profitable in less than two years and turning it into a major player in the regional marketplace within six. Terri holds a B.S. in Animal Science from North Carolina State University and a Master of Entrepreneurship from Western Carolina University. She is an Asheville native and her family has been in the WNC area for over 7 generations. Terri is an advocate for women in business and believes in using her gifts and talents to solve problems so people can move forward in life.  The Path to Prosperity: Taking Control of Your Financial Future Alicia Sisk-Morris, CPA Fear, Shame, and anger are the most common emotions surrounding money.  Sometimes our feelings towards money is so strong that we start to hate money because we believe that it is the cause of our problems. – Suze Orman Money is not emotional, humans are. In Alicia's keynote, we will dig deep into understanding how money is a tool that will help us grow our businesses so that we can take care of our families, secure our financial future, and promote providing excellent services and products to our clients.  Understanding how banks, investors, and customers see us is a crucial step to our self-reflection and growth.  Learn how to take control over your finances so that you can make more strategic growth decisions and build a solid path to prosperity. Alicia Sisk-Morris is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over 20 years’ experience.  She runs her own CPA firm with offices in Asheville and Weaverville, NC. As a CFO to go she helps individuals and small businesses make money, save money and solve business problems by providing accounting, tax preparation, and business consulting services to individuals, non-profits and small businesses.  Her clients range from solo-entrepreneurs to artists, alternative and traditional medical professionals, business consultants, construction firms, architects, engineers, real estate professionals, schools, business executives and more. Additionally, Alicia is an instructor for Asheville-Buncombe Technical College, Small Business Administration and the Western Women's Business Center. She is available for public speaking and individual and business onsite training in QuickBooks, accounting for non-accountants and many more topics.  Alicia earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and a Masters of Entrepreneurship Degree from Western Carolina University where she was a Jacob Spencer Medford Scholar, a WCU Distance Graduate Scholars and a  received the Outstanding Masters of Entrepreneurship Student of the year award. Join us on December 5th for a FREE event, to help kick-off the 4 part CEO Intensives Series.Champagne, Coffee, and French Broad Chocolate artisanal chocolates will be served. The FemCity Asheville network warmly invites all area women leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals to attend. Tenacity is welcome, but not required. [You surely will have some when you leave, though!] Sponsor listing coming soon. Want to showcase your business? Contact [email protected] to learn more.

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20 S Spruce Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/05/2017   Event Time: 3:00 PM

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TENACIOUS TUESDAYS: GLASS CEILINGS & CHAMPAGNE December: Financial Freedom Hosted in partnership between WEWNC & FemCity Asheville, the December "Tenacious Tuesdays: Glass Ceilings & Champange" will bring 120+ women entrepreneurs and professionals together to discuss the ways to build Financial Freedom. As we prepare to close our 2017 and set goals for ourselves in 2018, it is important to take the time to asses our current path to prosperity. The December session will continue our Monthly Training & Coaching series in partnership with WEWNC, as we consider the roads to financial freedom and long term success with the following two Keynotes: The Pursuit of Financial Freedom: Why Financial Freedom Matters Terri King, Owner of Coldwell Banker King Terri will share the powerful lessons she learned from losing everything, surviving, and staging a comeback with the most profitable business she’s ever had. Hear Terri’s dynamic keynote as she depicts the sting of financial failure; followed by the trappings of financial success. Terri King is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, writer, and mom to a teenager. She has been in the business of business for the past 15 years, focusing most of her efforts in the real estate industry. Terri started her current company, Coldwell Banker King on a shoestring budget in 2011, during the worst housing crash since the Great Depression, making it profitable in less than two years and turning it into a major player in the regional marketplace within six. Terri holds a B.S. in Animal Science from North Carolina State University and a Master of Entrepreneurship from Western Carolina University. She is an Asheville native and her family has been in the WNC area for over 7 generations. Terri is an advocate for women in business and believes in using her gifts and talents to solve problems so people can move forward in life. The Path to Prosperity: Taking Control of Your Financial Future Alicia Sisk-Morris, CPA Fear, Shame, and anger are the most common emotions surrounding money. Sometimes our feelings towards money is so strong that we start to hate money because we believe that it is the cause of our problems. – Suze Orman Money is not emotional, humans are. In Alicia's keynote, we will dig deep into understanding how money is a tool that will help us grow our businesses so that we can take care of our families, secure our financial future, and promote providing excellent services and products to our clients. Understanding how banks, investors, and customers see us is a crucial step to our self-reflection and growth. Learn how to take control over your finances so that you can make more strategic growth decisions and build a solid path to prosperity. Alicia Sisk-Morris is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over 20 years’ experience. She runs her own CPA firm with offices in Asheville and Weaverville, NC. As a CFO to go she helps individuals and small businesses make money, save money and solve business problems by providing accounting, tax preparation, and business consulting services to individuals, non-profits and small businesses. Her clients range from solo-entrepreneurs to artists, alternative and traditional medical professionals, business consultants, construction firms, architects, engineers, real estate professionals, schools, business executives and more. Additionally, Alicia is an instructor for Asheville-Buncombe Technical College, Small Business Administration and the Western Women's Business Center. She is available for public speaking and individual and business onsite training in QuickBooks, accounting for non-accountants and many more topics. Alicia earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and a Masters of Entrepreneurship Degree from Western Carolina University where she was a Jacob Spencer Medford Scholar, a WCU Distance Graduate Scholars and a received the Outstanding Masters of Entrepreneurship Student of the year award. Join us on December 5th for a FREE event, to help kick-off the 4 part CEO Intensives Series. Champagne, Coffee, and French Broad Chocolate artisanal chocolates will be served. WEWNC & FemCity Asheville warmly invites all area women leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals to attend. Tenacity is welcome, but not required. [You surely will have some when you leave, though!] Sponsor listing coming soon. Want to showcase your business? Contact [email protected] to learn more.

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20 S Spruce Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/06/2017   Event Time: 5:30 PM

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We've almost made it through 2017 and it's time to celebrate! Come join the WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition at the Salvage Station on  Wednesay, December 6th from 5:30 - 7:30 for a laid-back afternoon of connecting with our community. The Salvage Station is a riverfront bar, restaurant, concert hall, and special events venue located in the historic River Arts District along the French Broad River. There's free and ample parking, we'll provide food and if you want to stay later, there will be a band taking the stage at 8:00. You've worked hard! It's time to relax, grab a bite to eat, and share great conversation with people who are committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. A light dinner will be provided. Registering in advance helps us plan for food!  The Western North Carolina Diversity Engagement Coalition (DEC) is a network of organizations dedicated to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion.  For more information on the WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition, please visit www.wncdec.com Be sure to like us on Facebook!

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466 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/06/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 12/06/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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It was about 20 years ago when NPRs Morning Edition said: Its not easy to categorize the music of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, except that its hot.2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Squirrel Nut Zippers most celebrated and commercially successful album Hot. Originally released in the summer of 1996, Hot was the follow up to the bands critically acclaimed debut The Inevitable. By this time the group had already established a substantial live following across the country thanks to early support from NPR, college radio and non-commercial stations. Hot wound up selling over 1.3 million copies. A newly re-mastered version of the album along with a bonus track: The Puffer returned to stores in July on Hollywood Records. Long out of print on vinyl, Hot has now made its glorious return to wax on 180-gram vinyl.In honor of the 20th Anniversary of Hot, the bands visionary creator Jimbo Mathus, along with founding member and partner Chris Phillips (Drums), have crafted a brand new stage show including several leading musicians from New Orleans to serve up the bands unique musical flavor which owes its roots to that city.Since July, the Squirrel Nut Zippers have been on tour for the first time in almost seven years. The band has performed at many major festivals this year including: Montreal International Jazz Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, LEAF Festival and the Exit Zero Jazz Fest. On top of that, they have had sold out shows in Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Little Rock, Minneapolis and more. Fans are clearly excited the band are touring again.We are humbled and incredibly excited by the initial Zippers shows since the re-launch, band leader Jimbo Mathus commented. Its not a reunion, its a revival! The band includes cutting edge talent from New Orleans and the songs have been brought to life in an exciting new way. But most things remain unchanged An amazing experience for young and old.Plans are underway for the band to record a brand new album, which would be their first new studio album in seventeen years.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 12/06/2017   Event Time: 8:30 PM

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$14 Advance / $16 Door Doors 5PM :: Show 8:30PM General Admission :: Seated Show with a limited number of tables available with dinner reservations. Please call 828-575-2737 for reservations. There will be some theater style seating as well as balcony seating and standing available on a first come first serve basis.

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 12/07/2017   Event Time: 8:30 AM

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Join us for a breakfast and seminar with America’s best Mortgage and Real Estate Sales Trainer and trusted market expert, Barry Habib. He will be speaking on: • How to increase your batting average for success in 2017 • Impact of Trump Presidency on the Mortgage and Real Estate Industry • Opportunities in the housing market to share with your clients • Effective marketing to buyers you are working with • How to crush your competition at point of sale • Techniques to sell to Millennials • The future direction of Real Estate pricing and Interest Rates Breakfast begins at 8:30AM The event will begin at 9:30AM

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309 College St. , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 12/07/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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$25 Advance / $30 Door Doors 5PM :: Show 7:00PM General Admission :: Seated Show with a limited number of tables available with dinner reservations. Please call 828-575-2737 for reservations.

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 12/07/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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Asheville Musicians Coalition presents Hometown Holiday Jam XVII, Thursday December 7, 2017 at the Orange Peel, Asheville, NC benefitting Mission Children's Hospital and Manna Food Bank. All ages. Doors: 7pm. Show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets: $10 plus donation of one canned food or new toy. Featuring: Calavera, Ashley Heath and Jordan Okrend, Rhoda Weaver & the Soulmates, Lyric, 3000 Souls, Marc Keller, Mike Barnes & Friends, Jack Mascari, Jim Mascari, Joe Lasher Jr., plus Special Guests: Patrick Dodd, Chip Lunsford, Stuart Reinhardt, David Pressley, Tony Creasman, Don Lewis, and MORE!

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101 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/07/2017   Event Time: 8:30 PM

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Event Date: 12/07/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Cory Branan

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Protest Songs: Cory Branan - Another Nightmare in America - Solo (Live) Cory Branan "The Corner" ADIOS is Cory Branan’s death record. Not the cheeriest of openings, but like all of Branan’s mercurial work, it’s probably not what you think. As funny and defiant as it is touching and sad, this self-dubbed “loser’s survival kit” doesn’t spare its subjects or the listener.

Not even Branan’s deceased father is let off the hook. In the tender homage “The Vow” he drolly cites his father’s favorite banality “that’s what you get for thinking” as “probably not the best lesson for kids.” For most songwriters that would be the punchline but Branan pushes through words and, in his father’s actions, finds a kind of “genius in the effortless way he just ‘did’.”

Not all the death on ADIOS is literal mortality. “Imogene” is sung from the wreckage of a love that once “poked fun at the pain, stoked the sun in the rain” but ends with the urgent call to “act on the embers, ash won’t remember the way back to fire.”

The trademark lyrical agility is mirrored sonically. Never a genre loyalist, ADIOS finds Branan (much like his musically restless heroes Elvis Costello and Tom Waits) coloring outside the lines in sometimes startling shades of fuzz and twang. While unafraid to play it arrow-straight when called for (“The Vow,” “Equinox,” “Don’t Go”), ADIOS veers wildly from the Buddy Holly-esque rave up “I Only Know” (sung with punk notables Laura Jane Grace and Dave Hause), through the swampy “Walls, MS” to the Costello-like new wave of “Visiting Hours.”

The blistering punk of “Another Nightmare in America” bops along daring listeners to “Look away, look away, move along, nothing to see here” (the song is written from the point of view of a racist killer cop). And as the mourning singer on “Cold Blue Moonlight” shifts from paralysis to panic, the song’s jazzy drone shifts to an almost Sabbath fury. The tonal shifts are always deliberate and not just simple genre hopping; while the turns can be jarring you can trust Branan to take you somewhere unexpected.

The 14-song album was self-produced and recorded in the spring of 2016 at Tweed Studios in Oxford, MS with a tight three piece: Branan on lead vocals and guitar (both electric and acoustic); Robbie Crowell (formerly of Deer Tick) on drums and percussion, keys, and horns; and James “Haggs” Haggerty on bass. Additionally, Amanda Shires contributes on fiddle and vocals, and Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! and Dave Hause provide guest vocals.

Cory Branan has four previous full-length releases: The Hell You Say (2002, Madjack Records), 12 Songs (2006, Madjack), Mutt (2012, Bloodshot Records), and The No-Hit Wonder (2014, Bloodshot). His music has received critical praise from the likes of Rolling Stone and Rolling Stone Country, NPR All Things Considered, Noisey, Wall Street Journal, Paste Magazine, Oxford American, Consequence of Sound, Southern Living, and many others.
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The Whiskey Gentry - I Ain't Nothing The Whiskey Gentry - Following You (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) The Whiskey Gentry "Holly Grove" Following the release of their first two acclaimed albums, Please Make Welcome (2011) and Holly Grove (2013), the Atlanta-based band The Whiskey Gentry are set to release their third full-length studio album entitled Dead Ringer this spring. On it, the husband and wife duo of Lauren Staley & Jason Morrow and bandmates have created an effort that builds on many of the sounds of their previous albums - incorporating deep country, Americana, honky-tonk, bluegrass and a stiff shot of gritty rock ’n’ roll, yet it also finds the band testing themselves and pushing beyond their own boundaries.

Dead Ringer deals with growing up, and how that’s affected the band’s relationships, and the places they’ve gone and people they’ve met in the process. As singer/songwriter Lauren Staley puts it, “There's also a lot of questioning where you are in your life: are you going to follow your dream, or are you going to do what society thinks you should do?”

It’s apparent with this effort that Staley & Co. have opted for the former. “A common lyrical thread throughout this album are stories about being on the road,” Lauren admits, “and chasing your dreams and the outcomes - either good or bad - in doing that.”

Stepping outside of the comfort zone of their previous recordings, the band has moved in a different direction musically. “Sonically, the biggest difference of this record is that we recorded it live together in the same room at Echo Mountain Recording Studio (Asheville, NC),” Lauren explains. “There are less overdubs, which makes it sound more like how it would if you were to see us in person - it’s raw, it's not perfect. We worked with a producer for the first time (Les Hall), and he had so many amazing ideas we'd never thought of and really pushed us to think outside of our box. There's an energy on this record that we've never captured before, and I think it was a complete game changer for our sound.”

Dead Ringer has more guitars, more attitude and more of an edge than anything the band has done before. It's not such a massive departure in sound that fans won't understand it, but they will notice. “We are not a different band,” Lauren explains, “but we've definitely grown up and are changed people from the time we started this band. I think we're better musicians, better songwriters. We've learned lessons and we've worked hard, and we want to tell our current fans and new fans the stories of what we've experienced on this journey. Musically, there are still elements of bluegrass and honky-tonk in our sound, and there always will be. However, I think we've expanded the scope of what we can offer people - there's something for everyone on this record.”

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Event Date: 12/07/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Event Date: 12/08/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Grovewood Gallery’s annual Holiday Sip & Shop event will take place from 10am to 6pm on December 8-9. Shop unique holiday gifts handcrafted by local and regional artists as well as a large collection of American-made art and craft. All gallery merchandise will be ten percent off and holiday shoppers can enjoy complimentary wine, warm cider and cookies. Local artists will be performing craft demonstrations and interacting with guests from 11am to 4pm both days.

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The Difference Machine
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56 Patton Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/09/2017   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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Many people struggle to find happiness, peace and fulfillment. You must envision your ideal life before you create it. Visioning opens you up to new and limitless possibilities for yourself. In this workshop you will explore your needs and values, discover what your ideal future would be and then design a visual to use for building the life you have always desired.

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29 Turtle Creek Drive , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 12/09/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Enjoy Christmas cookies, hot chocolate and holiday music while making Christmas ornaments and decorations to take home or for the Cafe. Bring the kids! Event is free. Donation of a bag of sugar is welcome.

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610 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 12/09/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  With the holiday season upon us, you are officially invited to stop by the store, taste, stock up, and save big on a dozen awesome wines.  Richard McKinney and Lauren Shrewbridge of Tryon Distributing join us to pour a diverse and eclectic batch of wines.  From festive bubbles and awesome values for your holiday parties to top-shelf wines perfect for gift-giving, we'll have all bases covered.  Mark your calendars and spread the word, as this is our last BIG tasting of 2017. All of the featured tasting wines are being offered at 20% off by the bottle!  All sales must be tendered by the end of business on Saturday unless other arrangements are made.  Email us at [email protected] with questions. 1. 2014 Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux (Languedoc, France) – This is consistently one of the best bubbles for your buck on the market.  Made just like Champagne, but costing a fraction of the price, this blend of Mauzac, Chardonnay, and Chenin Blanc, it displays notes of creamy lemon curd and brioche. Special Tasting Price: $11.99/bottle 2. 2016 Cantine Elvio Tintero Arneis (Piemonte, Italy) – They don't just make Barolo and Barbaresco in Italy's Piemonte region!  Arneis is one of the key white varietals, and it produces fresh, crisp, and bright white wines.  Perfect as an aperitif, it also works wonders with fish and seafood preparations. Special Tasting Price: $10.39/bottle 3. 2015 Domaine Savary Chablis (Burgundy, France) – Olivier and Francine Savary make ultra-classic and traditional Chablis from their property in Maligny, in the heart of the Chablis region.  100% Chardonnay fermented and aged on the lees in stainless steel, their 2015 is wonderfully pure and bordering on rich, with notes of pear, apple, creamy lemon, and mineral. Special Tasting Price: $20.79/bottle  4. 2015 Domaine Roger Neveu Sancerre Vieilles Vignes "Pierre-Francois Xavier" (Loire Valley, France) – Made only 9 times since 1990, this is one of the finest Sancerres I've ever tasted.  When the family decides to make this one, they only make 4 barrels from their oldest vines, and they ferment and age in oak. I bought my distributor out of this one -- can't wait for you to try it! Special Tasting Price: $27.99/bottle  5. 2015 Famille Hugel Gentil (Alsace, France) – Hugel Gentil is a traditional Alsace blend of varying amounts of Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Muscat and Sylvaner.  Dry, yet fresh and fruit-filled, this one does the trick with ham and turkey..........it's also great as a cocktail wine. Special Tasting Price: $11.99/bottle  6. 2016 Domaine de la Prébende Beaujolais Rouge (Beaujolais, France) – This isn't your typical, simple Beaujolais..........not even close.  Part of the Kermit Lynch portfolio, this one is made with very old vines, it's never chapitalized, and it's vinified completely without SO2.  This "vin du naturel" is loaded with soul and personality -- think snappy, lively red fruits and mineral.  Pure chugging pleasure! Special Tasting Price: $13.59/bottle  7. 2016 Elouan Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley, Oregon) – After making a pretty penny with his sale of Meiomi, Joe Wagner set his sights on Oregon.  Elouan is the result and it's become a very popular wine at the store.  With rich notes of baked red fruits and spices and a supple, seamless texture, I can see why. Special Tasting Price: $15.99/bottle  8. 2015 Finca Decero Malbec "Remolinos Vineyard" (Mendoza, Argentina) – Decero crafts one of our top-selling Malbecs, and their wines just continue to get better year-after-year.  With rich, warm, and spicy berry fruit along with subtle notions of violet and French oak, this inviting red wine would be perfect for filet mignon. Special Tasting Price: $14.39/bottle 9. 2012 Chateau Aney Haut-Médoc (Bordeaux, France) - This left-bank château lies strategically between St-Julien and Margaux, but their wines sell for a fraction of the price.  65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, with bits of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the wine is aged for 3 years before release.  It is a wonderful rendition of traditionally-styled Bordeaux.  Perfect for standing rib roast. Special Tasting Price: $23.99/bottle 10. 2014 Marietta Cellars Armé (North Coast, California) - The estate's Bordeaux-styled blend contains 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 5% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot, and it was aged for 20 months in neutral barrels.  "Cool and savory, but with considerable depth, the 2014 Armé is another knock-out wine from Scot Bilbro. Readers looking for a value-priced California Cabernet will flip out over this wine. This is a very serious wine for the money." - Vinous Media - 92 points Special Tasting Price: $19.99/bottle 11. 2015 Southern Belle Red Blend (Murcia, Spain) - 50% Monastrell and 50% Syrah aged in used Pappy van Winkle bourbon barrels.  Yep!  It's big, it's plush, it's perfect to give as a gift to the wine and bourbon lover in your life. Special Tasting Price: $17.59/bottle 12. 2015 Tank Garage Winery All or Nothing Red Blend (Napa Valley, California) - This aptly named winery is located in an old garage in Calistoga, and their wines are super!  The All or Nothing Red Blend is 100% Napa Zinfandel,  Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Malbec, and a few others.  It is big, broad, plush............we like to call it a "Pleasure Bomb" of a wine! Special Tasting Price: $23.99/bottle

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Please join us in welcoming author Robert Beatty from 11am to 6pm. He will be signing all three books from his New York Times bestelling trilogy: Serafina and the Black Cloak, Serafina and the Twisted Staff, and Serafina and the Splintered Heart.

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83 South Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 12/10/2017   Event Time: 1:00 PM

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WNCAAB Basketball

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227 Campus Drive , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 12/10/2017   Event Time: 3:00 PM

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RAD Skatepark 1 year anniversary presents  skate with Karl Watson, Tafari Elijah Whitter, Deandre Thebpanya. For $20 you will be able to take pictures, get autograghs, and skate with the pro's.

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Event Date: 12/11/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Flatland Cavalry

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Flatland Cavalry - Summertime Love (Official Music Video) Flatland Cavalry - No Shade of Green (Official Music Video) Flatland Cavalry - February Snow (Official Music Video) Flatland Cavalry - A Life Where We Work Out Lyric Video At some point between Lubbock and Midland, the land shifts from endless cotton rows and rich farmland into pump jacks and mesquite tree filled pastures. Lubbock roots-country outfit Flatland Cavalry straddles that line between the Panhandle and the badlands of West Texas with their bright, earthy country ballads and gritty folk ramblers. Vocalist and chief songwriter Cleto Cordero’s honest, smooth songwriting revolves around the vernacular world of West Texas that he’s constructed with dusty, sun-soaked character sketches, brooding self-evaluations, and candid love songs that all have the ability to turn into singalong anthems.

Formed in the fall of 2012, the quintet was rounded up by Cordero after stretches of acoustic outings around the Panhandle town of Lubbock. With guitarist Reid Dillon, fiddler Laura Jane, bassist Jonathan Saenz, and drummer Jason Albers joining Cordero, Flatland quickly garnered the attention of the masses with the release of the debut EP, Come May, in the spring of 2015. Building off the success of Come May, Cordero and company released their full-length follow-up, Humble Folks, in April 2016.
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LinksHailed as a "Texas Troubadour on the Rise," John Baumann released his fourth studio album PROVING GROUNDS to an eager fanbase in June 2017. The project includes the buzz-worthy track "Old Stone Church" in which Baumann digs deep into his experience of losing his father to cancer, rightfully earning its spot onto Saving Country Music's "Best Songs of 2017" list. Lonestar Magazine raves, “Too soon for accolades? Nah. More like right on time. And so long as he keeps gunning for the horizon... there oughta be a lot more of ’em coming down the line" Fans can catch Baumann on the road this fall throughout Texas.

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Event Date: 12/12/2017   Event Time: 9:00 AM

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Please join us in welcoming Black Mountain Primary. Ask any bookseller how you can help support this organization.

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Event Date: 12/12/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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Please join ASNC Autism Resource Specialist Juliette Heim for this FREE informal workshop for parents and grandparents of children 8 years or younger recently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. If your recently diagnosed child is older than 8, please contact Juliette to schedule a free appointment. Workshop objectives: To learn how autism may affect your child To learn options that may help your child To locate resources to support your family For more information or to register, contact Juliette Heim at 828-236-1547 or [email protected]

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Event Date: 12/12/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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This 1.5-mile, moderate hike should provide excellent exercise in the crisp winter air of the Hickory Nut Gorge. Join a park ranger for a nature hike along a loop that meanders through a beautiful hardwood forest along the south face of Rumbling Bald Mountain, revealing huge boulder fields and the base of cliff areas. Miles: 1.5 Level: Moderate Estimated Time: 1 hour Parking Info: Chimney Rock State Park, Rumbling Bald Climbing Access: 827 Boys Camp Road, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Wear sturdy shoes and warm layers. It is recommended that you bring snacks and plenty of water.

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Event Date: 12/12/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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In this Business Lending Seminar, Carolina Small Business Development Fund Officer, Tonya Snider, will introduce you to loan products, walk you through a loan application process and show you how to qualify for a small business loan. REGISTER:[email protected] OR 828-633-5065 Ext. 102.

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Event Date: 12/12/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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TRE® (Tension, Stress and Trauma Releasing Exercises®) is a series of simple movements that turn on our body’s natural rebalancing process—typically providing an immediate experience of relaxation. It enables the body to release deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and constriction by stimulating a gentle, involuntary, shaking response.TRE® is extremely effective as a stand-alone practice, and it deepens all other stress-relief practices such as mindfulness, yoga and meditation. How Does TRE® Work: TRE® was developed with the understanding that human beings are genetically encoded to contract to protect ourselves during stressful or traumatic situations. After the stressful event has passed, the next phase of the survival cycle is the release of these contractions bringing the body and mind back to an optimal state of balance. However, the way the body releases these contractions is through a reflexive, involuntary shaking and tremoring response. Culturally, we’ve been conditioned to believe that shaking is a sign of weakness. Very early on we learn to unconsciously inhibit this healing response—often by tensing even more. TRE® interrupts incomplete looping defense responses by reactivating this natural healing mechanism-- letting our nervous system know it is now safe to return to a state of balance, relaxation and calm. Rachel Keener specializes in somatic-based stress, tension and trauma recovery work. She is a globally certified TRE® (Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises ®) provider, as well as a certified Reiki Master Teacher. Services provided focus on bolstering experiences of wellness, while simultaneously releasing acute traumas, as well as deep muscular patterns of restriction.  Registration: Limited to 8

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Event Date: 12/13/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Cody Siniard plays for the "Backpack for Kids" benefit at the Orange Peel.

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On October 14, David Bromberg a godfather of Americana, decorated multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, gifted song interpreter and lauded bandmate to the stars - will release 'The Blues, The Whole Blues and Nothing But The Blues' (Red House Records). Produced by Levon Helm and Bob Dylans longtime collaborator, Larry Campbell, Brombergs first album since 2013 is a wonderfully curated selection of deep cuts from the blues genre, in addition to original compositions. Bromberg found his inspiration for the album when he heard Willie Nelson repeat a quote from Texas fiddler Johnny Gimble: "there's only two kinds of music - the Star Spangled Banner and the Blues."Through Brombergs unparalleled playing and gift for interpretation, a crack band and Campbells tasteful horn arrangements, the record reaches electrifying heights as well as intimate acoustic moments, breathing fresh life into the songs of Robert Johnson, Bobby Charles, George Little Hat Jones, Ray Charles, and Sonny Boy Williamson, among others.Ray Charles A Fool For You is one of many album stand-outs, featuring just David on a spellbinding solo acoustic guitar performance and vocals. David learned the song Why Are People Like That? from a Muddy Waters record, a song written by one of his favorite writers: Bobby Charles. Bromberg dug deep into recorded music, sometimes finding songs with mysterious origins such as How Come My Dog Dont Bark When You Come Round, or 900 Miles, an old country song imagined as if Howlin Wolf were to play it. Bromberg is an American music icon (Dr. John), and counts Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Emmylou Harris, Jerry Garcia, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, The Eagles, and so many more as collaborators, fans and friends. This is Brombergs 18th album, the latest in a solo career that began in 1971 on his self-titled debut.The David Bromberg Quintet will bring their exuberant live show across the east coast this fall, including a trio of Belated Birthday Bashes featuring Tom Rush, Larry Campbell, and Teresa Williams. The reason man created stringed instruments - Jerry Jeff Walker

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Event Date: 12/14/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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$10 5PM Door :: 7:00PM Show General Admission Seated Lounge Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservation. Seating without dinner reservation will be first come first serve. Only 50 tickets will be sold to this concert. (Call 828-575-2737 for tickets and reservations) The Nashville based duo, Sally and George, consists of Joel Timmons on guitar, percussion and vocals and GRAMMY nominated Shelby Means playing upright bass and singing. Drawing from their love for the classic duet styles of Johnny Cash and June Carter, as well as contemporary artists, The White Stripes and Shovels & Rope, Sally and George breathe life and love into the ever widening world of Americana. Merging George’s freeform live performances (Sol Driven Train) and Sally’s energetic structure and bluegrass pedigree (formerly of Della Mae), the pair bring new material with stripped down instrumentation, emphasizing song craft and hypnotic vocals, to stages across the country.

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Suzy Bogguss

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“Merle is one of the most masculine songwriters I’ve ever heard, and I’ve been watching boys cover his music for years. I just thought, ‘Why couldn’t a girl do this?’” Suzy says.

Turns out, a woman can—especially if that woman is Suzy Bogguss, one of country music’s most pristine and evocative vocalists. With the release of the Illinois native’s 1989 major label debut, Somewhere Between, Suzy quickly became one of the key artists that defined those golden days of ’90s country. She scored a string of Top 10 singles with country radio staples like “Outbound Plane,” “Drive South,” “Hey Cinderella,” “Letting Go” and “Aces,” and her 1991 album of that name was certified platinum. In addition, she scored a trio of gold albums and notched more than 3 million sales.

With Lucky, released on Suzy’s own label Loyal Dutchess, the singer comes full circle, returning yet again to her early inspiration, Haggard—Suzy’s Somewhere Between was titled after a Hag cut.

“My very first song on the radio, ‘Somewhere Between,’ was a Merle Haggard song,” says Suzy, going on to explain the title of Lucky, which she produced with her husband, songwriter Doug Crider. “I was sitting at the kitchen table reading the newspaper and the word ‘lucky’ jumped out at me. I said, ‘That’s the title of the album.’ Because I feel lucky that I get to know Merle.”

Not that Lucky is a tribute album. Of that, Suzy is adamant.
“I don’t want it to be viewed that way. I had been wanting to make a record based in country and blues and I just kept thinking of great Haggard songs,” Suzy says. “Finally it just made sense to quit denying that what I really wanted was to sing an entire album of Merle songs! I have always looked to great singer/songwriters for SUZY BOGGUSS “Lucky” material outside of my own. These songs are perfect for me at this time in my life.

They just happen to all be written by one guy.

“I didn’t try to imitate Merle, this is my interpretation of his songs,” she continues.

“Besides, Merle is still doing his own thing. He’s hard at work, and people are still lining up around the block to see him.”

Lucky is remarkable in its freshness. Its acoustic-based arrangements, while sparse, crackle with vibrancy. Each song is driven by the perfect marriage of Suzy’s delicate voice and the adventurous, yet tasteful, playing of the band. It’s indicative of what Haggard himself would do in the studio.

“Merle would experiment. He would take his band The Strangers into the studio and they’d be pioneers,” Suzy says. “Each one of Merle’s records sounds fresh and you hear that in these different songs we chose. I really miss that fearlessness today.”

Suzy followed suit. Assembling her own ace band at her home studio—along with an A-team of singer-songwriters, including Jessi Alexander, Matraca Berg, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Gretchen Peters and Jon Randall Stewart, to lend background vocals—she cut a dozen Haggard tunes. They range from the boozy lament “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” and the randy “Let’s Chase Each Other Round the Room” to the somber one-two punch of “You Don’t Have Very Far to Go” and “Someday When Things Are Good.”

“Merle’s songs were on the 8-track player in my dad’s car. Saturday nights when I would drive around with my friends, this was a part of our soundtrack. Back when country music talked about real adult problems and how we deal with them. We felt like we were eavesdropping on the secret lives of our parents,” Suzy says.

“Merle’s songs feel familiar... and slightly dangerous. And there’s not a truck or a bonfire in the batch.

“These are the songs that I related to, that I felt I had a reason to sing,” she continues. “They all had something that I could give them, whether it was a particular passion to a lyric or a melody. Every melody on this whole project is one that I just love as a singer.”

Throughout Lucky, Suzy’s bohemian spirit—for nearly five years, she lived in and traveled the country by camper—is palpable. In “Silver Wings,” she delivers an almost cinematic vocal. “There’s a movie playing in my head when I sing that song,” Suzy admits. “And in many of his songs.”

“Lucky” To further the metaphor, it’s a movie written by Haggard, but directed by Suzy.

One of her goals with the album was to show fans of American music exactly what Merle wrote. “These are meaty melodies, meaty stories,” she says of the songs. “I love sinking my teeth into them.”

And she hopes both her fans who have followed her since the ’90s as well as devotees of Haggard will do likewise.

“What I really wanted to illuminate is not only is this guy awesome to see live and awesome to listen to on his records, but his songs are very relatable for somebody else to communicate to other people,” Suzy says. “Not every artist has music that is as universal as Merle’s. It’s pretty heavy-duty stuff and I think that’s why to so many of us who sing and write songs, he’s such a king among us.

“He really is the poet of the common man.”

Or in this case, an extraordinary woman.

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Suzy Bogguss didnt set out to craft a Merle Haggard tribute record. Some might call that serendipity; she just calls it Lucky. Merle Haggard is a hell of a storyteller, says Suzy. When I hear his songs, I feel like Im listening in on someones life. On her new album, Lucky, a collection of songs all written by Haggard, Suzy does more than just listenthe CMA, ACM and Grammy Award-winning singer makes the country rebels compositions her own, reinterpreting classics like The Bottle Let Me Down, Silver Wings and Today I Started Loving You Again from a female point of view. Merle is one of the most masculine songwriters Ive ever heard, and Ive been watching boys cover his music for years. I just thought, Why couldnt a girl do this? Suzy says.Turns out, a woman canespecially if that woman is Suzy Bogguss, one of country musics most pristine and evocative vocalists. With the release of the Illinois natives 1989 major label debut, Somewhere Between, Suzy quickly became one of the key artists that defined those golden days of 90s country. She scored a string of Top 10 singles with country radio staples like Outbound Plane, Drive South, Hey Cinderella, Letting Go and Aces, and her 1991 album of that name was certified platinum. In addition, she scored a trio of gold albums and notched more than 3 million sales.With Lucky, released on Suzys own label Loyal Dutchess, the singer comes full circle, returning yet again to her early inspiration, HaggardSuzys Somewhere Between was titled after a Hag cut.My very first song on the radio, Somewhere Between, was a Merle Haggard song, says Suzy, going on to explain the title of Lucky, which she produced with her husband, songwriter Doug Crider. I was sitting at the kitchen table reading the newspaper and the word lucky jumped out at me. I said, Thats the title of the album. Because I feel lucky that I get to know Merle.Not that Lucky is a tribute album. Of that, Suzy is adamant.I dont want it to be viewed that way. I had been wanting to make a record based in country and blues and I just kept thinking of great Haggard songs, Suzy says. Finally it just made sense to quit denying that what I really wanted was to sing an entire album of Merle songs! I have always looked to great singer/songwriters for SUZY BOGGUSS Lucky material outside of my own. These songs are perfect for me at this time in my life. They just happen to all be written by one guy.I didnt try to imitate Merle, this is my interpretation of his songs, she continues. Besides, Merle is still doing his own thing. Hes hard at work, and people are still lining up around the block to see him.Lucky is remarkable in its freshness. Its acoustic-based arrangements, while sparse, crackle with vibrancy. Each song is driven by the perfect marriage of Suzys delicate voice and the adventurous, yet tasteful, playing of the band. Its indicative of what Haggard himself would do in the studio.Merle would experiment. He would take his band The Strangers into the studio and theyd be pioneers, Suzy says. Each one of Merles records sounds fresh and you hear that in these different songs we chose. I really miss that fearlessness today. Suzy followed suit. Assembling her own ace band at her home studioalong with an A-team of singer-songwriters, including Jessi Alexander, Matraca Berg, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Gretchen Peters and Jon Randall Stewart, to lend background vocalsshe cut a dozen Haggard tunes. They range from the boozy lament I Think Ill Just Stay Here and Drink and the randy Lets Chase Each Other Round the Room to the somber one-two punch of You Dont Have Very Far to Go and Someday When Things Are Good.Merles songs were on the 8-track player in my dads car. Saturday nights when I would drive around with my friends, this was a part of our soundtrack. Back when country music talked about real adult problems and how we deal with them. We felt like we were eavesdropping on the secret lives of our parents, Suzy says.Merles songs feel familiar... and slightly dangerous. And theres not a truck or a bonfire in the batch.These are the songs that I related to, that I felt I had a reason to sing, she continues. They all had something that I could give them, whether it was a particular passion to a lyric or a melody. Every melody on this whole project is one that I just love as a singer.Throughout Lucky, Suzys bohemian spiritfor nearly five years, she lived in and traveled the country by camperis palpable. In Silver Wings, she delivers an almost cinematic vocal. Theres a movie playing in my head when I sing that song, Suzy admits. And in many of his songs.Lucky To further the metaphor, its a movie written by Haggard, but directed by Suzy.One of her goals with the album was to show fans of American music exactly what Merle wrote. These are meaty melodies, meaty stories, she says of the songs. I love sinking my teeth into them.And she hopes both her fans who have followed her since the 90s as well as devotees of Haggard will do likewise.What I really wanted to illuminate is not only is this guy awesome to see live and awesome to listen to on his records, but his songs are very relatable for somebody else to communicate to other people, Suzy says. Not every artist has music that is as universal as Merles. Its pretty heavy-duty stuff and I think thats why to so many of us who sing and write songs, hes such a king among us.He really is the poet of the common man.Or in this case, an extraordinary woman.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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56 Patton Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/16/2017   Event Time: 3:00 PM

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195 Hilliard Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/16/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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The power of the law of attraction.  How to utilize the law of attraction and manifest the good life!

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States , Asheville, NC
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Genre: JamCover: Donations @ DoorShow: 10PM Ages: 21+Electric Orange PeelElectric Orange Peel began as five friends jamming together in original Rhythm guitarist Nick Hampton's basement. It didn't take long for the band to realize that they had a special kind of chemistry together, and they almost immediately began playing shows around their hometown of Columbus, OH.Word of EOP spread quickly throughout the Ohio music scene, with the band earning slots at Summer Camp and The Werk Out Music Festivals (among many others) in just their first year together.Eventually Hampton left the band to move out West, and the newly made four-piece (Dylan Aughe, Marko Manastyrskyj, Ryan Bertani, and Austin Crumrine) began writing, practicing, and touring harder than ever. While constantly growing their fan-base in their home market, the boys began to branch out to neighboring States and cities to expand the reach of the Peel.Now in their fourth year together, Electric Orange Peel is going stronger than ever. With an ever-growing catalog of original music, EOP decided to hit the studio last Winter to record their debut album, "Seed," scheduled for release June 30, 2017. Now hitting the road again hard for the Spring and Summer tours, Electric Orange Peel is currently riding a massive wave of momentum, and show no signs of stopping anytime soon.web: http://www.electricorangepeel.com/vid: https://youtu.be/14e6RmNdTaQ

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55 College Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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BROWNOUT Presents BROWN SABBATH Austin, Texas-based, nine-piece Latin funk and breakbeat purveyors Brownout have announced the release of Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath, Vol. II on October 28 via Ubiquity Records. The recording—the band’s second collection of material by godfathers of metal Black Sabbath—includes reimagined versions of “Fairies Wear Boots,” “Snowblind” and “Supernaught.” The tracks “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” and “Symptom of the Universe” features vocals by Ghostland Observatory’s Aaron Behrens.
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56 Patton Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/17/2017   Event Time: 5:30 PM

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$10 5PM Door :: 5:30PM Show General Admission Seated Lounge Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservation. Seating without dinner reservation will be first come first serve. Only 50 tickets will be sold to this concert. (Call 828-575-2737 for tickets and reservations)

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 12/17/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Based in Los Angeles by way of Atlanta, Dave Stone made his television debut on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in 2013 and in the same year was selected to the prestigious "New Faces" roster of the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Since then, he has been seen on season 8 of NBC's "Last Comic Standing", Viceland's "Flophouse", and Travel Channel's "Cheat Day Chow Down". When not headlining clubs across the country, Dave regularly tours with Craig Ferguson. He also can be heard voicing several characters on Adult Swim's "Squidbillies", co-hosting his new paranormal podcast "The Boogie Monster" with Kyle Kinane, and hosting his weekly alt-country radio show "The Gravy Boat". Hosted by Petey Smith McDowell Featuring Hilliary S Begley $7 advance, $10 door

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496 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 12/17/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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Up Jumped Three is a trio of musicians (Bryan White – Double Bass, Frank Southecorvo – Saxophones, and Tim Winter – Guitars) who bring unique perspectives and years of experience to the bandstand with regard to composing, selection of material, and overall concept of sound. For Bryan and Frank, it reunites two former bandmates from a prior project, ‘Done For The Evening’, a trio that focused on a chord-less sound with upright and electric bass, sax, and drums, which gigged actively from 2006 to 2010. Revisiting the trio format after a long hiatus, this time with chords, Frank and Bryan started casually playing together again in mid/late 2013. Frank had met Tim in 2012 and was immediately taken by his rich tone and interesting playing (on both guitar and bass). At Frank’s urging and invitation, Tim was asked to round out the lineup of the new group. All three members are accomplished and prolific composers across many different genres with unique and singular compositional voices and approaches, and the collective sound of Up Jumped Three has evolved into a very unique entity, fusing colors and shades of ‘cool’ West Coast jazz, free jazz, and even blues and R&B at times, resulting in a drummer-less ‘chamber jazz’ sound that is at once dynamic, engaging, and lyrical.

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42 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 12/17/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Byrds Of A Feather

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LinksGene Clark and Gram Parsons are two of popular music's most visionary and inspired songwriters. A pair of kindred spirits, Gram and Gene were friends and fans of one another, who sang each other's songs and praises.

Raised on rock'n'roll and fostered by folk music, their careers each took flight as members of The Byrds. Gene co-founded the group, filling the early albums with his brilliant and hypnotic numbers. Gram joined up briefly but boldly, steering the group to Nashville, the Opry, and the seminal 'Sweetheart of the Rodeo' album.

After leaving the Byrds, Gene Clark released a groundbreaking album of his own, flavored with country as well as baroque pop and psychedelic sounds. He then joined forces with bluegrass trailblazer Doug Dillard to create some of the first "newgrass" before pursuing a decades-long solo career and firmly establishing himself as one of the finest singer-songwriters of all-time.

Gram Parsons went on to form the influential and flamboyant Flying Burrito Brothers with another former Byrd, Chris Hillman. He also forged a deep bond with Keith Richards and his influence can be heard in much of the Stones' output from that era and beyond. Gram eventually teamed with a then-unknown Emmylou Harris and completed two sterling solo albums before his untimely demise at the age of 26.

Join some of the region's most dedicated devotees of country and Americana music as we pay tribute to these two legends for the ninth time.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Gene Clark and Gram Parsons are two of popular music's most visionary and inspired songwriters. A pair of kindred spirits, Gram and Gene were friends and fans of one another, who sang each other's songs and praises.Raised on rock'n'roll and fostered by folk music, their careers each took flight as members of The Byrds. Gene co-founded the group, filling the early albums with his brilliant and hypnotic numbers. Gram joined up briefly but boldly, steering the group to Nashville, the Opry, and the seminal 'Sweetheart of the Rodeo' album.After leaving the Byrds, Gene Clark released a groundbreaking album of his own, flavored with country as well as baroque pop and psychedelic sounds. He then joined forces with bluegrass trailblazer Doug Dillard to create some of the first "newgrass" before pursuing a decades-long solo career and firmly establishing himself as one of the finest singer-songwriters of all-time.Gram Parsons went on to form the influential and flamboyant Flying Burrito Brothers with another former Byrd, Chris Hillman. He also forged a deep bond with Keith Richards and his influence can be heard in much of the Stones' output from that era and beyond. Gram eventually teamed with a then-unknown Emmylou Harris and completed two sterling solo albums before his untimely demise at the age of 26.Join some of the region's most dedicated devotees of country and Americana music as we pay tribute to these two legends for the ninth time.

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185 Clingman Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/17/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Based in Los Angeles by way of Atlanta, Dave Stone made his television debut on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in 2013 and in the same year was selected to the prestigious “New Faces” roster of the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Since then, he has been seen on season 8 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, Viceland’s “Flophouse”, and Travel Channel’s “Cheat Day Chow Down”. When not headlining clubs across the country, Dave regularly tours with Craig Ferguson. He also can be heard voicing several characters on Adult Swim’s “Squidbillies”, co-hosting his new paranormal podcast “The Boogie Monster” with Kyle Kinane, and hosting his weekly alt-country radio show “The Gravy Boat”. Hosted by Petey Smith McDowell Featuring Hilliary S Begley $7 advance, $10 door

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496 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 12/19/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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This is the perfect workshop for anyone who wants to develop a basic understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This workshop explores the four core areas affected by ASD: communication, social interaction, sensory issues, and how an individual may think and learn. Basic strategies for interacting with individuals with ASD are discussed.   Workshop objectives: To build a better understanding of what ASD is To explore some of the possible reasons an individual with ASD may react differently To develop a broader understanding of why and how information may need to be presented in a more structured way To review some basic strategies that can be implemented that day   For more information, contact Juliette Heim at [email protected]

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306 Summit St. , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 12/19/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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From washing dishes and helping with community outreach, to providing comfort for an animal in need, Asheville Humane Society’s lifesaving Volunteer and Foster Programs offer a wide variety of opportunities for animal lovers to use their unique talents and skills to help the animals of Buncombe County! Our volunteers provide much-needed socialization and enrichment for our animals, assist staff in daily cleaning activities, provide support for all departments, and offer their varied expertise in many different ways each day. Our foster families help us save lives by providing a temporary, loving and restful retreat for animals in need. Volunteers and foster families also have the opportunity to receive additional training with our Behavior Department through a variety of seminars and classes.   Asheville Humane Society volunteers and foster families help us ensure that Buncombe County’s pets and their people are safe, healthy, and thriving! If you are interested in learning more about Asheville Humane Society's Volunteer and Foster Programs or would like to become a volunteer, reserve your space now at an upcoming Volunteer and Foster Information Session by clicking the "Select a Date" button on the right! **While we welcome volunteers ages 10 and up, volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. You are under no obligation to become a volunteer after attending a Volunteer and Foster Information Session, but we hope you will choose to join the AHS family!

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14 Forever Friend Ln , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 12/20/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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This three-hour class will cover essential breastfeeding information to establish a solid foundation for success! Topics will include  normal newborn rhythms feeding cues latch and positioning the physiology of nursing breastfeeding and sleep manual expression and pumping how to store milk going back to work basic problem solving when and where to get help ...and more! This class is designed to be taken during pregnancy, but feel free to come after baby arrives if you missed out! Facilitated by Jen Chandlee, PCD/CD(DONA); CLE(CAPPA); ICCE(ICEA)

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201 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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