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Poet and performer 
Gavin Geoffrey Dillard

Interview with Gavin Geoffrey Dillard

Interviewed by Dennis Ray Gavin Geoffrey Dillard is an iconic and internationally celebrated poet in both the gay community and the world of music and theatricals. On Thursday, October 30, Mr. Dillard will read from his own works, and baritone Roberto Flores will sing songs by the poet accompanied by David Troy Francis on piano. …

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Town Hardware has something for everyone, 
including books.

Interview with Peter Ballhaussen

Owner of Black Mountain’s Town Hardware & General Store Interviewed by Dennis Ray Experience the charm of an old-fashioned hardware and general store featuring hand-woodworking tools, toys, gardening supplies, gifts and practical house wares. Rapid River Magazine: Tell us a little about Town Hardware & General Store. Peter Ballhaussen: Not too many stores like us …

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Chocolatier Jessica Lied applies the finishing touches 
to fall chocolates.

Destination: Chocolate

Interview with Elizabeth Foley Interviewed by Dennis Ray Rapid River Magazine: What makes The Chocolate Fetish an Asheville destination? Elizabeth Foley: The Chocolate Fetish has been handcrafting our gourmet chocolates in our store in downtown Asheville since 1986. People come to taste our award-winning chocolates, watch our chocolates being made on site, and explore our …

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Painting by Amy Perrier

Interview with Amy Perrier

Finger Painting Fine Artist Interviewed by Dennis Ray Rapid River Magazine: Tell us a little about your painting process. Amy Perrier: My painting process begins by staining the canvas with several layers of color. I then begin to finger paint more color on, rather rapidly. I usually have an idea in mind when I begin …

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Which is your favorite Classic Movie Monster?
The Mummy
The Wolf Man
The Blob
King Kong
Hunchback of Notre Dame
Creature from the Black Lagoon
The Invisible Man
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