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  1. Screen scene: Local film newsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Mountain Xpress

    YOUR SHOT: Following a sold-out first iteration in November, the Fine Arts Theatre presents a second chance for fans of the Tony-winning musical Hamilton to sing and rap along to the Broadway cast album. - In honor of Women's History Month, the humanities department at A-B Tech hosts a screening of Equal Means Equal on Thursday, March 2, 3-5:30 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium.

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  2. The Young Society: Art is Power/Art is YouRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    Art is important in Asheville. We all need it. Whether you can understand it or not, it is something that makes you feel, something that speaks without having to say a word.

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  3. Faces in the crowd: WNC crowdfunding initiativesRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    DRAWING CONCLUSIONS: "Comic artists have the ability to explain complex ideas quickly while engaging people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds," says Ashevillean Anna Whitley, a newcomer to the medium. Crowdfunding platforms make it possible for individuals and organizations of any size to harness social networks and raise start-up capital for projects that might otherwise fail due to lack of funding.

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  4. Album Review: Amandla's 'Laughing Hearts'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Mountain Xpress

    FOLLOW WHAT BRINGS YOU: On his third album as Amandla, Claude Coleman Jr. presents 11 deeply inviting tunes that range from hard-driving to dreamy and back again. The release party for "Laughing Hearts" is March 2 at The Salvage Station.

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  5. Conscious party: Condom CoutureRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Mountain Xpress

    WHY: While Planned Parenthood normally advises wearing a single condom, models at the nonprofit's fifth Condom Couture fundraiser will be decked out in at least 500 contraceptives - the minimum requirement for each dress competing in the annual runway show. "We have 21 designers this year, which is huge," says Nikki Harris , Planned Parenthood South Atlantic's director of philanthropy for Western North Carolina.

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  6. Acoustic Asheville: Ashley HeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Mountain Xpress

    Combining a love of Americana, blues and folk music, Ashley Heath quickly gained notice on the local scene after releasing her debut album less than a year ago. She's already playing some of the bigger venues in Asheville and will be onstage with her full band at The Grey Eagle on Saturday, March 4, for the Hunger Relief Benefit concert.

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  7. AAF Asheville announces 2016-2017 American Advertising Awards...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Mountain Xpress

    The American Advertising Federation of Asheville presented the winners of the 2016-2017 American Advertising Awards during their Awards Gala on February 16 at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville. The American Advertising Awards, formerly known as the ADDYs, is among the most prestigious awards programs in the industry.

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  8. Universal preschool access could help next generation thriveRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Mountain Xpress

    EAGER TO START EARLY: Citing research that shows early education bolsters a child's chance for success, plus touting preschool's ability to act as child care for working parents, supporters of the effort to make preschool universally accessible look to garner community support. A diverse group of influential local stakeholders is pushing for universal access to preschool in Buncombe County.

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  9. It's time to talk about it: National Eating Disorder Awareness WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Mountain Xpress

    SCALE SMASH: Attendees of the 2016 NEDA week smash the scales to bring awareness to eating disorders. Photo courtesy of National Eating Disorders Association "The National Eating Disorder Awareness theme for this year is 'It's time to talk about it,' and this is our chance to do just that," says Marybeth Burns, board president for T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating in Asheville.

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  10. Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence and the integration of Black Mountain CollegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Mountain Xpress

    BRAVE NEW SOUTH: Artists Gwendolyn and Jacob Lawrence were among the earlier African-American teachers at Black Mountain College. They were on staff during the 1946 summer institute.

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  11. Montford Park Players Announces Open Call for 2017 Summer Season ActorsDan Hesse 47 mins ago 56 viewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Mountain Xpress

    The 2017 Summer Season includes Timon of Athens, The Taming of the Shrew, Troilus and Cressida, The Complete Works of Shakespeare and JM Barrie's Peter Pan, a Montford Park Players first, all presented at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre. Montford Park Players, an Asheville theatrical tradition, is pleased to hold an open call for actors for the 2017 Summer Season.

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  12. In situ remediation could revitalize hazardous waste sitesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Mountain Xpress

    BENEFICIAL BACTERIA: Enhanced bioremediation techniques will replace the ineffective pump-and-treat system at the Chemtronics Superfund site in Swannanoa. Photo courtesy of Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Hazardous waste sites are not exactly an endangered species: In Buncombe County alone, there are about 30 of them, relics of former manufacturing operations or other businesses that left behind toxic residues.

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  13. Jewish Family Services of WNC receives over $140,000 in grants to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Mountain Xpress

    Jewish Family Services of WNC, Inc. , a 501 non-profit organization, is proud to announce the largest grant funding year in the history of the social service agency, with generous awards from seven funders totaling more than $140,000 for fiscal year 2017. According to Executive Director Alison Gilreath , the following funders have awarded grants to JFS to support ongoing programming in the areas of mental health counseling, case management, Elder Club Group Respite, transportation, and general operating funds.

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  14. Brass in pocket: Empire Strikes Brass releases debut albumRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Mountain Xpress

    A successful Kickstarter campaign allowed Empire Strikes Brass - already well-known at festivals and parades - to record a pair of debut albums. The band came together in 2012 almost by accident, according to saxophonist Pauly Juhl.

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  15. Empire Strikes Brass celebrates its debut albumRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Mountain Xpress

    THE FORCE AWAKENS: After five-plus years as a strictly live act, Empire Strikes Brass entered the studio last fall to record a pair of albums. The group's Feb. 25 set at Isis celebrates the release of the first of those projects.

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  16. Commissioners unanimously agree to support prison diversion, community investment programsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Mountain Xpress

    The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners soldiered through a nearly six-hour meeting Tuesday, Feb. 21, that had commissioners in lockstep on all agenda items. It also featured a standing-room-only crowd for the first two hours while commissioners heard about the Isaac Coleman Community Investment Program, an initiative that garnered unanimous approval from commissioners.

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  17. Mountain Bizworks announces fifth ScaleUp WNC Cohort for Spring 2017...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Mountain Xpress

    Mountain BizWorks is very pleased to announce 15 small businesses throughout the region with strong potential for growth and job creation to participate in the fifth cohort of the ScaleUp WNC program. The initiative, made possible with financing from the U.S. Small Business Administration, will provide these entrepreneurs with intensive growth strategy development, mentorship, access-to-capital support, and a rich network of peer business owners.

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  18. Smart bets: WORD! Honoring Black HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Mountain Xpress

    David Joe Miller's monthly WORD! performances combine the storytelling and spoken word talents of some of the region's most notable performers. For Black History Month, Miller gathered a crew of renowned African-American tellers.

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  19. Tuesday History: Isaac Dickson and the YMIRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | Mountain Xpress

    CREATING COMMUNITY: In 1876, Dickson purchased property in Asheville; it included Thomas Patton's former slave quarters. Dickson rented its rooms to freedmen.

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  20. Beer today, gone tomorrow: Asheville beer happenings Feb. 21-27Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | 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 [email protected]

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