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

    1 hr ago | Mountain Xpress

    OUTDOOR EDUCATION: Carl Schenck is pictured with one of his Biltmore Forest School students on a field trip to Marshfield, Ore. The documentary America's First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment will be screened Thursday, Feb. 11, at the newly reopened Mars Hill Radio Theatre.

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  2. ICYMI: Xpress feature reads of the weekRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    Looking for some longform reads to cozy up with over the weekend? Here's a round-up of our leading feature stories from the last seven days. Happy reading! By now, it's a familiar image: the red-brick facade of the Basilica of St. Lawrence framed by a blue sky, an emerald green lawn and leafy trees.

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

    11 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    BANDMADE CRAFTS: For the first time, Asheville band Whym is hiring and working alongside industry professionals to complete the quartet's next five-song album. Rewards for financial backers range from early access to songs and attendance at a rehearsal to handmade scarves and wallets from the musicians.

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  4. Sound track: OTG by Marcel AntonRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Mountain Xpress

    There's no space between pressing play and the start of "Don't Knock," the lead track from Marcel Anton's new release, OTG . But even though the song is a punch of sound, a rev of the sonic engines, it's also instantly smooth, silky in its funk groove and relaxed in its deep pocket.

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  5. 30 Days Out: a look at upcoming concertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Mountain Xpress

    TIME TO RENT A TUX, GUYS: Asheville garage rock legends Reigning Sound will provide the musical backdrop for a grown-up version of Senior Prom at The Grey Eagle on February 13. Twice monthly, my blog 30 Days Out spotlights upcoming music shows and events of note, shining a light into some less well-lit corners, where some fascinating artists schedule performances. I do my best to give ample advance notice so that you can adjust your budget and calendar in a way that lets you get to the show.

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  6. Conscious party: Paint the Town Red with the Red CrossRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Mountain Xpress

    TENDING TO A NEED: Area celebrities will donate their tips from guest bartending shifts during a local Red Cross fundraiser planned for Fat Tuesday. Eddie Foxx, pictured, of 99.9 FM KISS Country was crowned the Mardi Gras King last year for earning the most in gratuities.

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  7. Asheville Art Talk: Phil DeAngelo's Broken Roads StudioRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Mountain Xpress

    When you enter Broken Roads Studio in the River Arts District, your focus will naturally gravitate toward the saturated colors and scenes of Phil DeAngelo 's acrylic paintings. Whether it be the lone tree or the distant farm house underneath a giant moon, his style pulls you in.

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  8. Local YA and MG books to be released in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Mountain Xpress

    Laurie McKay is from Durham, but her Villain Keeper series is set in Asheville. The second book, The Quest Maker, releases this week.

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  9. What's next for Haywood Street site?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Mountain Xpress

    The people have spoken, and they want a significant public space facing the Basilica of St. Lawrence and the U.S. Cellular Center. A City Council committee considers the way forward.

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  10. Sherwood's Music changes hands and locationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Mountain Xpress

    "I had to tell David Byrne his credit card was declined," says Charles Gately , co-owner of Sherwood's Music. These things happen when your music store is known for having rare and vintage equipment.

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  11. Despite city commitment, not much edible landscaping in AshevilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Mountain Xpress

    Three years after the Asheville City Council unanimously approved a plan for reducing local food insecurity and boosting emergency preparedness, progress has been made in certain areas, yet some key steps are still awaiting attention. Several of those steps reference edible landscaping.

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  12. Smart bets: Dilla DayRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | Mountain Xpress

    "J Dilla has had a great impact on my life as a producer," says DJ, emcee and producer Nex Millen. "He inspired me to keep making music my way and to grow with the industry."

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  13. Thinking big: Colburn Museum embraces broader missionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Mountain Xpress

    A new educational facility planned for downtown Asheville is the latest development in ongoing efforts to make science a key component of the local economy. This summer, the Colburn Earth Science Museum, currently parked in the basement of Pack Place, will pack up its fossils, geodes and gems and move to a more prominent spot in the Wells Fargo Building, alongside Pritchard Park.

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  14. Unemployment figures for Dec. 2015 report mixed news for Asheville,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Mountain Xpress

    Statistics released by the North Carolina Department of commerce earlier today indicate that Buncombe County had the lowest unemployment rate among North Carolina's 100 counties through the month of December, 2015, at 3.9 percent of the total labor force. The unemployment rate dropped .1 percent from November 2015 .

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  15. Reducing peak energy demand key to size of future Duke plantRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Mountain Xpress

    While almost everyone agrees that reducing overall electricity consumption offers environmental and economic benefits, it's the amount of power used by our community at times of peak demand that will determine the capacity of Duke Energy's planned upgrades at the company's Lake Julian power plant, according to speakers at a panel discussion on WNC's future energy needs on Feb. 3. Organized by Leadership Asheville in conjunction with UNC-Asheville's Office of Sustainability, the event provided an opportunity to hear from Duke Energy's Director of Integrated Resource Planning and Analytics Glen Snider on the subject of the planning methods and assumptions on which Duke bases its projections for future energy needs in this region.

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  16. Harlem Wizards perform a basketball show to benefit Oakley ElementaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Mountain Xpress

    Members of the Harlem Wizards promise to bring basketball "tricks, hoops and alley oops" to UNC-A's Kimmel Arena Friday night in a fundraising event for Oakley Elementary School. There aren't many times the worlds of athletics and comedy intentionally crossover, but that is what is expected to happen Friday, Feb. 5, on the UNC Asheville campus.

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  17. No closure of Walton Street Pool, says Simmons of Parks & RecRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Mountain Xpress

    Parks & Rec director Roderick Simmons addresses Southside Advisory Board. Neighborhood services coordinator Marsha Stickford on left.

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  18. CCCD fuses ceramics and videoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Mountain Xpress

    NEW MEDIA: "These are artists who, in a lot of cases, have grown up with video, the Internet and social media, and they're able to use video in a much more fluid way than my generation or generations that preceded them," says Garth Johnson, curator of the exhibition Recorded Matter. One of the things that intrigues Garth Johnson about the artists represented in Recorded Matter: Ceramics in Motion , "is that there isn't a tremendous obsession with where the art lies," he says.

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  19. Smart bets: Cedric Burnside ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Mountain Xpress

    Nine days after performing in Asheville, Cedric Burnside and his bandmate Trenton Ayers will be off to the Grammys. Descendants of Hill Country, which is up for Best Blues Album, celebrates the groove-heavy style of playing that's been passed down within the duo's North Mississippi home.

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  20. Grovewood Gallery's Spring Sip & Shop + artist demonstrations March...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Mountain Xpress

    To celebrate spring, Grovewood Gallery in Asheville will be offering 2 days of artist demonstrations, complimentary wine and 10% off storewide discounts on handcrafted jewelry, pottery, studio furniture, outdoor sculpture and more. Metro Wines sommelier Andy Hale will also be on location Saturday, March 26 from 3 - 5pm.

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