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Interview with Sahar Fakhoury

President of the Asheville Gallery of Art Interviewed by Dennis Ray Sahar Fakhoury, President of the Asheville Gallery of Art, is a figurative artist. She is inspired by body movements and expressions of people she encounters in her daily activities. Her mediums are oil paint, mixed media, collage, clay and other materials. At 26 years, …

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Ashley Capps, founder of 
AC Entertainment.

Ashley Capps & AC Entertainment

by James Cassara In many ways the history of The Orange Peel is closely intertwined with the resurgence of downtown Asheville and its national (and international) reputation as a mecca of the arts and entertainment scene. The winner of multiple honors and recognitions, including numerous Mountain Xpress “Best of WNC” awards for both individual shows …

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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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The Mummy
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