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  1. and Sherwood's Music present: Sister IvyRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    Our series with Sherwood's Music - showcasing local musicians through stripped-down performances for the web - is returning for a limited run this summer. This week Rachel Waterhouse and Brian Kirk of Sister Ivy perform "American Lullabye."

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  2. ZZ Top - Biltmore Concert SeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    Each month concert photographer David Simchock of music news and reviews blog Front Row Focus shares some of his favorite images, captured on stages in and around Asheville.

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  3. Bar none: New Leash program helps dogs and inmates healRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Mountain Xpress

    Crumpet, English Bulldog, with handler Chris Tarantino, and Kenneth Hardy, at Craggy Correctional Center. Photo by Sarah Adeline Harnden In the 1990s, amid stints in prison, a murder charge and assorted other legal woes, the rapper Snoop Dogg rocketed to stardom via albums like Doggy Style and Tha Doggfather .

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  4. Economic Development Coalition to unveil next job creation plan at Metro Economy OutlookRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 2 | Mountain Xpress

    Bruce Katz, policy adviser on economic and urban development at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., will be the keynote speaker at this year's Asheville Metro Economy Outlook, on Sept. 17. On Thursday, Sept.

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  5. Financing the future: Self-Help Credit Union lauded for $76 million in solar loansRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 2 | Mountain Xpress

    Dewayne Barton, co-founder of Green Opportunities, community activist and artist, talks with Erika Schneider, outreach coordinator with Sundance Power Systems, about the importance of affordable financing for local communities. Photo by Ned Ryan Doyle Now that the cost of 'going solar' on a home is equivalent to buying a new car, the challenge is no longer technical but affordable financing.

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  6. Conscious party: Author David Baldacci speaks at dinner and auction to bolster local literacyRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 2 | Mountain Xpress

    WHY: "Authors for Literacy is our single largest fundraising event, but it also raises awareness about an issue that is often hidden from the public eye," says Literacy Council of Buncombe County development director LuAnn Arena . "Most people do not realize that 10 percent of Buncombe County residents have below basic literacy skills."

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  7. Small budget, big flavor: An interview with cookbook author and food activist Leanne BrownRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 2 | Mountain Xpress

    NO FEAR: With her book, Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day, Leanne Brown aims to empower people on tight budgets to feel confident in creating flavorful meals from simple ingredients. Leanne Brown originally developed Good and Cheap: Eating Well on $4/Day as the thesis project for her master's degree in food studies.

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  8. Gather around the table: WNC rallies for Hunger Action MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 2 | Mountain Xpress

    FOOD SECURITY FOR ALL: As the demand for food assistance in WNC continues to grow, local food-security organizations are embracing September, designated national Hunger Action Month, as a chance to raise awareness about the issue. Here, volunteers and staff at MANNA FoodBank raise orange spoons - the symbol of the Hunger Action Month initiative.

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  9. Small bites: Feasting for FEASTRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | Mountain Xpress

    From kindergarten through eighth grade, FEAST participants learn about the sources and preparation of local produce and how to incorporate these Fresh, Easy, Affordable, Sustainable, Tasty items into their daily lives. Students walk away from the program with "extensive knowledge of locally grown produce, a fully developed garden and kitchen skill set and weekly exposure to fresh produce through the time their taste buds are developing," according to FEAST co-founder and Executive Director Kate Justen .

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  10. Author Rita Zoey Chin discusses creativity and healing, Sept. 10 &...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | Mountain Xpress

    Rita Zoey Chin, author of Let the Tornado Come, comes to Asheville for two events. On Thursday, Sept.

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  11. LAAFF builds on past challenges and successesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | Mountain Xpress

    LUCKY 13: As LAAFF enters its 13th iteration, festival planners refocus on community-mindedness and a program aimed at "pollinating the urban landscape of Lexington Avenue." Organizers of the Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival would be quick to answer "C," a notion that's been clear from the festival's inception but became all too real in the wake of the 2012 celebration.

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  12. No violent incidents at Asheville High School last week, officials sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | Mountain Xpress

    There were no fights or altercations involving injuries at Asheville High School on the week that ended Aug. 28, according to school officials who have disputed allegations of school violence made in an email said to be from a group calling itself Asheville Students Against Violence. "Officials at Asheville High School are unaware of any of the incidents alleged by the group," said Charlie Glazener, public information officer at Asheville City Schools.

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  13. Smart bets: Christopher Paul StellingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | Mountain Xpress

    New York-based singer-songwriter Christopher Paul Stelling has been having a pretty great year. His new album, Labor Against Waste , was released to much acclaim.

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  14. Jackson Gillman performs, leads workshop at The BeBe Theatre, Sept....Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | Mountain Xpress

    The Asheville Storytelling Circle presents entertainer Jackson Gillman at The BeBe Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. for a performance of Chameleon Chronicles.

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  15. Dublin-based power-pop act Pugwash finally makes its Southeast debutRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | Mountain Xpress

    Pugwash hasn't become a household word in the United States, but it's not for lack of effort. With winning melodies, sharp hooks and winsome lyrics, the Dublin-based group is a critic's darling.

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

    Sunday Aug 30 | Mountain Xpress

    HAPPIER TRAILS: Staff Sgt. Aaron Heliker walks with Fred the horse in a still from the documentary short film, Riding My Way Back.

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  17. Smart bets: Dangermuffin plus Weather and WavesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 30 | Mountain Xpress

    Isis Restaurant & Music Hall may burst at the seams from the sheer magnitude of earthy live music it's hosting Thursday, Sept. 3. Asheville-based West African roots band Les Amis play an acoustic show in the upstairs seated lounge at 7 p.m. before soothing rockers Dangermuffin and Weather and Waves take over the main hall downstairs at 8:30 p.m. .

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  18. Faces in the crowd: WNC crowdfunding initiativesRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 30 | Mountain Xpress

    Hendersonville photographer Walter Arnold juxtaposes the dirt and decomposition of disused spaces with saturated colors that hint at former glory - a strategy that brings hauntingly evocative results to each canvas. 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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  19. In photos: Catching Dreams fashion showRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 29 | Mountain Xpress

    Catching Dreams, a bohemian-styled fashion show includes looks by R. Brooke Priddy Conrad of Ship to Shore. Photo by Sarah Whelan The theatre was lined with teepees, crystals and earth-toned tapestries as the models walked onto the stage dressed in local, bohemian-styled fashion.

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  20. Magic mind reading and mayhem: a Q+a with mentalist Erik DobellRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 29 | Mountain Xpress

    Magical comedian Chris Collins and mentalist Erik Dobell recently teamed up to combine their talents into one astonishing show. The result, Impossibilities : An Evening of Magic, Mind Reading and Mayhem , comes to N.C. Stage Company for three nights - Friday, Sept.

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