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David Troy Francis in Concert

Music of Rachmaninoff, Gershwin & American Hymns David Troy Francis is an exciting, authoritative performer described by the Los Angeles Times as consistently absorbing, whether in lyrical repose or compulsive fury. Mr. Francis has recorded eight cds ranging from his unique arrangements of American Hymns to the world premiere recording of Pulitzer Prize winning composer …

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Radical Acceptance

Lydia Scott To be at peace, truly at peace, you must be able to accept and understand. Radical acceptance is an idea that you can accept anything that occurs in your life or other people’s lives and be at peace. You can forgive people, or even institutions and organizations. Acceptance does not mean that you …

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Foul! A Story.

RF Wilson When old lady Cheminski disappeared after Christmas that year, we didn’t think much about it except it was nice to not have her yelling all the time. She was always shooing the birds out of her flower garden, hollering at dogs who wandered into her yard, yelling at us because we were kids. …

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What is the truth about you?

Phil Okrend One of my favorite movies of all time is “The Wizard of Oz.” This timeless tale of Dorothy, her little dog Toto and her three friends, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion has touched generations of children and adults alike. I invite you to stroll down the Yellow Brick Road …

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Expresso yourself!

Sandee Setliff I love a sunny day with endless possibilities stretching out in front of me, almost as much as I love chocolate and a cold glass of southern sweet tea. Throw in a good friend, gossip and some plein air sketching and you have the makings of a perfect day. We love to get …

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Creative Mentoring

Greg Vineyard One-on-one inspiration can last a lifetime. Fellow artists and creative professionals we encounter along the path give us so much. My own habitat is filled with arts and crafts that inspire me, and we as a species are immersed in a plethora of useful and attractive industrial and consumer product designs. All of …

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What to Do – July 2014

Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival The five week festival will perform concerts in Swannanoa in Kittredge Theater on the Warren Wilson College campus on July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 and in Waynesville at the Waynesville Performing Arts Center on July 6, 13, 20, and 27. All concerts begin at 7:30. Ticket prices are $21.40 …

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Inside: July 2014

  Music: Nightmares on Wax..p6 Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival..p7 Amici Music..p7 Phish n’ Chips..p8 Dead Fingers..p15 Performance: Asheville Lyric Opera..p13 HART..p13 NC Stage..p13 Fine Art: ArtFest 2014..p9 Art After Dark..p9 Jenny Buckner..p11 Village Art & Craft Fair..p16 Southern Highlands Craft Fair..p17 Asheville Gallery of Art..p19 Artist Resource Center..p33 Summer Fun: Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch..p12 …

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July 2014

On the cover: Fine Artist Jenny Buckner..p11; Inside: ArtFest & Art After Dark..p9; Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival..p7; Asheville Lyric Opera presents South Pacific..p17; Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands..p19; Village Art and Craft Fair..p18; Dining Guide..p30-33

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A Grand Night For Singing

HART audiences get another series of favorites this month with Rogers and Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing. This Tony nominated show features familiar songs with new arrangements. It was conceived by Tony winner Walter Bobbie, who decided to take the songs out of context and reinvent new situations to show how timeless and versatile …

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Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival 2014

The Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival, one of the longest running chamber music festivals in the United States, presents its 45th season to the listeners of Western North Carolina. The five week festival will perform concerts in Swannanoa in Kittredge Theater on the Warren Wilson College campus on July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 and …

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42nd Annual Village Art and Craft Fair

The Village Art and Craft Fair takes place August 2 & 3, 2014 on the grounds of the Cathedral of all Souls in Biltmore Village. In its 42nd year, the fair, sponsored by New Morning Gallery and Bellagio Art-to-Wear, continues a long tradition of bringing high-quality crafts to Biltmore Village. The fair hosts 114 artists …

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The 67th Annual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands

Join us at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville, July 17-20 and October 16-19. Nearly 200 juried artists of the Southern Highland Craft Guild will be selling works of clay, metal, wood, jewelry, fiber, paper, natural materials, leather and mixed media. With styles ranging from traditional to contemporary, the Fairs showcase the rich talent, …

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ArtFest 2014

The Haywood County Arts Council will present ArtFest 2014 (formerly International Festival Day) on Saturday, July 19, 2014 on Main St. in Downtown Waynesville. Over 95 artists representing a full range of media will demonstrate and sell artwork at ArtFest 2014. This festival is one of the arts council’s largest events of the year and …

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Interview with Jenny Buckner

Fine Artist Interviewed by Dennis Ray Jenny Buckner is seldom without her camera as she travels around Western North Carolina, always on the lookout for a subject for a painting. Working from her photographs, Buckner applies her oil to canvas in a loose comfortable style suggestive of European impressionist painters. Buckner especially enjoys her animal …

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The Green Room Café

Are you looking for a dining experience that includes: scrumptious food, made fresh with local ingredients, prepared and served to you with personalized service, in a cozy relaxing ambiance? You will find exactly that and more at The Green Room Café. Hendersonville’s premier live dinner music venue, The Green Room Café, specializes in artisan crafted …

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Lenny’s Sub Shop Would Make Dagwood Proud

by Dennis Ray Pile it on! Never have the words “More Food, More Taste, More Personality,” ever rang more true. After years of dainty panini domination for lunchtime sandwiches here in Asheville, Lenny’s Sub Shop moves the trend toward the big, the overflowing, and the incredibly stuffed. Their large version is 15 inches long and …

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Asheville Lyric Opera Presents South Pacific

by Parker Davis The classic story of South Pacific, after traversing the spectrum of art forms and earning success as a novel, a broadway musical, and a film, will debut this month in Asheville as an opera. The book, Tales of the South Pacific, was published in 1947 and premiered as a musical on Broadway …

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“Bend and Brew” Yoga at Local Breweries

The Travelling Yogini will be holding weekly beginner-level yoga classes at local breweries followed by a beer tasting. These classes are part of a nationwide trend that has been taking place in cities such as Charleston, Denver, Boulder, Seattle, Philadelphia, and LA. Bend & Brews take place at four different breweries at different times throughout …

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37th Annual Sourwood Festival

The 37th Annual Sourwood Festival takes place on August 9 & 10, 2014 in Black Mountain, “The Little Town That Rocks.” “Sourwood” is a free, non-alcoholic, family-oriented festival with over 200 vendor booths, free entertainment, children’s area, and more. Local residents and visitors from all over the Southeast enjoy the festival so much, they return …

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