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George Ellison. Artwork by Elizabeth Ellison.   I Knew In My Heart “You ask in your letter of the bird that nested beside the cabin door before you went away,” she wrote. “The cabin burned in 1945. After moving to town I listened to him sing on a vinyl 45 record I found in the …

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Time Flies

Sandee Setliff OK, so fly fishing is way outside my comfort zone, so bear with me. There is something so romantic about the sport: speaking as a woman who only catches her fish in the market place. Men, all decked out in their waders, vests and hats, carrying their rod and reel cases to go …

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Bonnie Freewoman

Nick Andrea I pulled in behind her aged frame, permed silver hair, and athletic shoes adorning steadily, striding feet. “That body was young once, but surely there is something inside that never ages,” appeared the thought on the mirror of an observing mind. My thirty-two year old strides gradually carried me closer. As I approached, …

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RF Wilson “Ya know, some people swear this house is haunted,” the man said to his companion as they pushed through sprawling boxwoods that had begun to conquer the front walk. On the phone, she had introduced herself as Phyllis Nyswander of the real estate firm Nyswander and Rivers. She stopped and turned toward him. …

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Vulnerability Is Strength

Phil Okrend Being vulnerable is difficult for many people. It can conjure up intense feelings such as fear of being judged, loss of control and weakness. When we want to project a certain image to the world, we may try to avoid vulnerability. It is as though being vulnerable will leave us feeling alone and …

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What to Do – November 2014

The Green Room Café Live music from 6-8 p.m. For hours, live music schedules, menus, and much more, please visit www.TheGreenRoomCafe.biz. Saturday, November 1: The Woody & Johnson Duo. Pop & Blues. Friday, November 7: Americana by Carrie Morrison. Vocals and keyboard. Saturday, November 8: Lake & Moore, acoustic guitar duo. Folk and Americana. Saturday, …

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November 2014

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Inside: November 2014

  Performance: Asheville Symphony Orchestra..p4 St. Lawrence String Quartet..p6 AmiciMusic ..p6 HART ..p23 Fine Art: Black Box Photography & Dot Editions..p11 Jonas Gerard..p21 Rob Amberg..p21 Art After Dark..p22 Voorhees Family Art Show..p25 James Daniel..p38 Red House Gallery..p39 Music: Womansong ..p8 Dave Mason ..p13 Dining Guide: Bogart’s Restaurant and Tavern..p30 Brixx Wood Fired Pizza..p31 West Village …

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HART presents Macbeth

HART theatre will close out it’s 2014 main stage season with an elaborate production of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” opening October 24 for a two week run. The play will feature professional actor David Sebren in the title role, Kirsten Daniel as Lady Macbeth and New York actor Adam Kampouris as Macduff. Kampouris is returning to …

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Unusual Timpani Concerto and Tchaikovsky Symphony

The Asheville Symphony Orchestra will feature two timpanists, two living composers, and one of Tchaikovsky’s most popular symphonies in a Masterworks concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 22 at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Music Director Daniel Meyer will conduct the Asheville Symphony Orchestra (ASO) in the concert, Tchaikovsky’s 4th. The Tchaikovsky symphony is on the …

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Acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet

Catch the St. Lawrence String Quartet in concert November 16, 2014 as part of the Asheville Chamber Music Series. Established in 1989, the St. Lawrence String Quartet has developed an undisputed reputation as a truly world-class chamber ensemble. The quartet performs over 120 concerts annually world-wide. It is also the Quartet-in-Residence at Stanford University and …

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AmiciMusic Presents “Beethoven’s Cello”

AmiciMusic, the critically-acclaimed chamber music organization based in Asheville, will present a unique weekend of concerts called “Beethoven’s Cello” in November. Over four concerts in four different venues, celebrated cellist Lawrence Stomberg and Artistic Director/pianist Daniel Weiser will present a rarely heard feat – the complete repertoire for cello and piano as composed by the …

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Black Box Photography & Dot Editions

High-quality professional work, a passion for their respective crafts, and a commitment to the continued development of the fine arts in Asheville are just a few of the things photographer Steve Mann and fine art printer Rocky Kenworthy have in common. As of this summer, the two are also working together in a two thousand …

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Holiday Gift Market and Mixed Media Show at the Red House

The Red House Studios & Gallery in Black Mountain is presenting a Holiday Gift Market and a mixed media show beginning Saturday, November 1, 2014. The market will feature artist made gifts that include photography by Ray Mata; turned wood by David Kaylor; fiber art by Lyn Krauss and Judy Kaufman; jewelry by Sylvia McCollum, …

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Voorhees Family Art Show & Sale

The 17th Voorhees Family Art Show and Sale will be held on Saturday & Sunday, November 22 & 23, 2014. The sale takes place in a renovated historic Arts and Crafts style home located in the Norwood Park area of North Asheville. This weekend show and sale is free and open to the public. This …

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The Asheville Cinema Festival 2014

The Asheville Cinema Festival is thrilled to present films that are currently receiving awards at some of the top film festivals around the country. The Asheville Cinema Festival 2011 screened The Artist; the 2012 festival screened Silver Linings Playbook and Quartet; and, in 2013 August: Osage County and Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom were …

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Jonas Gerard: Creative Energy Fuels Eclectic Expression

by Chris Stack When we encounter someone well-versed in creating in a wide variety of styles and genres, we’re often led to wonder how this can be possible. How can one person make these radical shifts? Different types of painting, music or any other form of creative activity can often seem like isolated islands to …

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River Arts District Fall Studio Stroll

November 8-9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Artists of Asheville’s River Arts District open their doors for a full weekend in the Fall Studio Stroll and Art Walk, welcoming the public to see and collect amazing art in their studios and galleries. The River Arts District consists of a vast array of artists …

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Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

by Susan Devitt Asheville prides itself on restaurants, beer, locals, beer, outdoors and beer. Brixx Wood Fired Pizza fits in nicely and I’ll tell you why. A locally owned pizzeria, with a terrific brew selection, a large outdoor seating area and an incredibly original pizza menu, Brixx in south Asheville should be your next go-to …

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Bogart’s Restaurant and Tavern

by Susan Devitt Between the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains, lies the town of Waynesville, NC. This gem of a town is known for its epic views, scaling mountain ridges, and endless sky, as yet untouched by the onslaught of viral development of our beloved Asheville. Like Asheville, Waynesville is a destination …

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