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Whaledreamers Opens at the Fine Arts Theater on July 22nd

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

ASHEVILLE, NC – Local artist and activist, Katie Kasben, will be traveling to Australia in August to begin researching the possibility of a cultural exchange program between Aboriginal Australians and Native Americans. While there she will attend the GARMA Festival in the Northern Territory of Australia, which is a festival of traditional Aboriginal culture. As a former instructor for the National Young Leaders Conference in DC and the VIP coordinator for the Asheville HATCH festival, Kasben has been invited to attend the “Key Forum” on Creative Industries at GARMA, which is the 2009 theme for the festival.

To raise local awareness of Aboriginal issues, as well as the future exchange program Kasben hopes to accomplish, the documentary WHALEDREAMERS, produced by Julian Lennon, will be shown at the Fine Arts Theatre on July 22, at 7 pm. To see the trailer, please go to the following link: Trailer

Spaces Still Available for August Session of Summer Theatre Camp at ACT

Monday, July 20th, 2009

ASHEVILLE, NC – A popular summer theatre camp returns for Summer 2009 at the Asheville Community Theatre. Younger students will have a chance to work with acting, music, movement, and improvisation through innovation and imagination. Along with developing other skills, older students will also explore courses that delve deeper into scene and monologue work and split their days between the two major producing theatres in downtown Asheville. Each two-week session culminates with a performance showcase, so that each child will have a chance to perform for an audience of family and friends.

Classes include:

Acting and Improvisation

And … Cut!

Movement & Choreography

Musical Theatre

Design Crew

To receive a brochure, please contact Jenny Bunn at 254-2939 x21 or email her at [email protected] Or, click here to read the Frequently Asked Questions about Backstage Pass Summer Camp, http://www.ashevilletheatre.org/Classes/documents/FAQsonSummerCamp_000.doc

Local Indie Film "Anywhere, USA" Wins Award at Sundance

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Anywhere, USA was filmed right here in Asheville and was originally entitled Asheville The Movie. The project has been lauded as one of the most original films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, taking the Spirit of Independence Award in the dramatic category.

It is the first film by Asheville Director and screenwriter Chusy Haney-Jardine. The final cut of the film is a raucous, homemade movie that encompasses Chusy’s family and community. The movie stars his daughter — Perla Haney-Jardine, as she was the only real actor in the project. Other actors were found by various casting trips to Wal-Mart. The entire film was edited in Chusy’s Garage. There is a feeling that this isn’t the last we’ll hear about this talented local film director.

Ashevillenc.com Launches New Movie Section

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Everyone has an opinion about the movies they’ve seen. Have you ever wondered why only professional reviewers get to give their opinion? It turns out that ashevilleNC.com is trying to change that, and gives users a chance to review and rate every movie no matter what the critics say.

The web-site has also launched its revolutionary new Movie Previews section, and it’s fast. All you have to do is select the movie’s preview link, causing the preview to load and start playing instantly. No more waiting for the video to download!

Even if you just want to know what films are playing or would like local theater show times, ashevilleNC.com has listings for all of the Asheville area theaters.

Interested? AshevilleNC.com’s Movies Section awaits.