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  1. Acoustic Asheville: Hope GriffinRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    With an infectious energy and an upbeat sound, Hope Griffin breathed new life into some holiday classics with her 2017 release, And the Lights Will Shine . The EP featured five songs that so many of us grew up with as well as an original holiday song written by Griffin.

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  2. Video Premiere: "Late Bloomer" by Tin Foil HatRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Mountain Xpress

    The dreamy, softly glitchy song "Late Bloomer," by local musician Jared Hooker - aka Tin Foil Hat - is well paired with a lush and surreal stop-motion film. The combination creates something that is at once serene and unsettling, beautiful and disorienting.

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  3. Asheville residents gridlocked over I-26 Connector projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Mountain Xpress

    MAKING A CONNECTION: Asheville City Council member Julie Mayfield speaks during the comment period at an NCDOT public hearing on Dec. 4 about the I-26 Connector Project. Although she has reservation about the project, Mayfield said the city is trying to make the best of it.

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  4. Album review: 'Song Dogs' by Taylor MartinRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Mountain Xpress

    MUSIC ARCADE: On 'Song Dogs,' Asheville singer-songwriter-guitarist Taylor Martin takes listeners through a musical travelogue that touches on a variety of styles, from countrypolitan to Americana to soulful heartland rock. Song Dogs is a collection of 11 songs - eight originals plus three well-chosen and relatively obscure covers - sung and played by Asheville-based singer-songwriter-guitarist Taylor Martin.

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  5. Mission Health's approach to Dogwood Health Trust worries local nonprofitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Mountain Xpress

    NOW HEAR THIS: Community members, including Asheville-Buncombe NAACP President Carmen Ramos-Kennedy, third from left, shared their concerns about the Mission Health-HCA Healthcare sale at an Oct. 23 listening session with former Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, second from right, sponsored by SEARCH. Photo by Daniel Walton For Western North Carolina's nonprofit community, the Dogwood Health Trust is the proverbial 800-pound gorilla.

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  6. No new hotels emerge from Council meetingRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 12 | Mountain Xpress

    DIFFERENT VISION: Asheville City Council voted down a proposed six-story, 170-room hotel at 62 Fairview Road. Graphic courtesy of the city of Asheville As Asheville continued to dig itself out of the snowfall from its recent winter storm, a pair of hotel projects faced a chilly reception at City Council's Dec. 11 meeting.

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  7. International songwriting competition finals move from Lincoln Center to Isis Music HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 12 | Mountain Xpress

    LOCATION, LOCATION: Until this year, the finals for NewSong's annual Music Performance & Songwriting Competition have taken place at Lincoln Center in New York City. The move to Asheville is in keeping with NewSong founder Gar Ragland's intention to "foster a very collaborative, community-building environment."

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  8. Local group produces the thought-provoking 'Black Nativity: Liberation Holiday'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 12 | Mountain Xpress

    THE PEOPLE'S PLAY: Director Daniele Martin, second from left, decided that the contributions of community performers to 'Black Nativity: Liberation Holiday' should be organic rather than strictly adhering to Langston Hughes' 1961 play, 'Black Nativity,' the original inspiration for the show. Also pictured, from left, are Daniel Suber, Sekou Coleman, Jenny Pickens, Alexandria Ravenel and Jonathan Santos.

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  9. Smart Bets: Hannah KaminerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 12 | Mountain Xpress

    This fall has been a productive season for Hannah Kaminer. Following the release of her second studio album, Heavy Magnolias, with the standout tracks "Lost Boys" and "Knoxville," the Asheville singer-songwriter opened for Underhill Rose at Asheville Masonic Temple in September.

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  10. News in brief: NCDOT to host public meeting on I-40 interchange in Black MountainRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 12 | Mountain Xpress

    IMPACT SCHOLARSHIPS ANNOUNCED: Students graduating from a Henderson or Transylvania county public, private or home school in the 2018-19 academic year are eligible to apply for one of 500 new $1,000 scholarships to Blue Ridge Community College. High school seniors with plans to attend BRCC in fall 2019 should visit blueridge.edu/scholarships to apply.

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  11. Beer today, gone tomorrow: Asheville beer happenings Dec. 11-17Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 12 | Mountain Xpress

    Beer Today, Gone Tomorrow is the one-stop home for Asheville-area beer news. Check back throughout the week for updates and send your own to wncbeertoday@gmail.com.

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  12. Diana Wortham Theatre announces 2019 scholarship program for Young...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 12 | Mountain Xpress

    Image courtesy of Digital Media Foundry The Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville, North Carolina announces the 2019 Y.E.S. Emerging Artists Fund, a program to support young performers by providing scholarships for graduating high school seniors pursuing a career in the performing arts. A limited number of Emerging Artists Fund scholarships beginning at $1,000 each will be awarded to finalists during a special concert on May 4, 2019 by Jonathan Scales Fourchestra at the Diana Wortham Theatre.

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  13. Marley Carroll celebrates the release of his third album with a local showRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 11 | Mountain Xpress

    BIRD IS THE WORD: Marley Carroll's latest album, 'Flight Patterns,' is informed by his deep experience as an electronic composer, drummer and DJ. It also bears the influence of his learning bird calls of species found here in WNC.

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  14. Smart Bets: DyadoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 11 | Mountain Xpress

    At the core of folk band Dyado are Louisa Stancioff and Matt Lohan, cousins who weren't aware of each other's existence until they crossed paths at a family gathering in Maine when both were around 20 years old. Formerly based in that state and South Carolina, the recent Asheville transplants released their debut LP, Dreamcountry, in June, an album the groups says "explores walking the line between youth and adulthood in a life on the road."

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  15. Roy Harris finds the universal in personal talesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 11 | Mountain Xpress

    CRAFTING A NARRATIVE: Originally from Sladesville in the eastern part of the state, Harris moved to Asheville in 1983 and became an active member of the local storytelling community. "If you look around Asheville, there's storytelling happening somewhere in town just about every weekend," he says.

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  16. Asheville Archives: The city celebrates its specialty shops, 1890Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 11 | Mountain Xpress

    SIGN OF SUCCESS: The 1890 directory included a profile of J.H. Woody & Co. Its success was viewed as a symbol of Asheville's continued prosperity.

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  17. Show review: 30th annual Christmas JamRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 10 | Mountain Xpress

    TIMES LIKE THESE: Dave Grohl, left, and Warren Haynes perform an acoustic duo on the second night of the 30th annual Christmas Jam, held at the U.S. Cellular Center. Photo by Matthieu Rodriguez For many music fans, attending Warren Haynes' Christmas Jam every year is a foregone conclusion.

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  18. Two hotels face Council scrutiny at Dec. 11 meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 9 | Mountain Xpress

    Hotels, beer and affordable housing - City Council's upcoming agenda offers an Asheville-appropriate slate of hot topics to welcome new City Manager . Although she's been in the city administration's top job since Dec. 3, the former assistant city manager of Charlotte will take to the dais in City Hall for the first time at Council's meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Two lodging projects will be up for debate: a 56-room hotel spread across four buildings on Biltmore Avenue downtown and a 170-room project on Fairview Road in Biltmore Village.

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  19. Business is booming at the region's independently owned pet shopsRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 9 | Mountain Xpress

    SHOP TILL YOU DROP: Pets and people alike seem to feel at home at the Patton Avenue Pet Co., whose three locations in the Asheville area do a booming business in premium pet food, toys and supplies. Photo by Sheryl Mann Clearly, Ashevilleans love their pets.

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  20. Quentin Miller sworn in as Buncombe County's first nonwhite sheriffRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 8 | Mountain Xpress

    HAND OF THE LAW: Sheriff Quentin Miller stands with his wife Karen Sconiers as he is led in his oath of office by Judge Calvin Hill. Photo by Able Allen began his remarks upon being ceremoniously sworn in as Buncombe County sheriff with thanks to his Lord and savior Jesus Christ, in addition to his wife and their large family.

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