Womansong is celebrating its 30th anniversary on Saturday, October 7th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 8th at 3 pm, with performances at the Diana Wortham Theater in downtown Asheville.
The title of the October concert, STILL WE RISE, refers to a high-energy gospel piece inspired by a Maya Angelou poem. The concert celebrates the many ways music enriches lives.
This gala concert is Debbie Nordeen’s final one before she retires as Artistic Director after 23 years. Through her beauty, warmth, and inspiring leadership, she has built a 75-voice choir that practices what it preaches: unity through music.
Graphic Artist: Ellen Schon
Womansong’s concerts help fund the choir’s New Start Program, which has distributed over $157,000 in college scholarships and emergency funds to women in need.
Tickets will be available starting August 29 from Womansong members and the Diana Wortham Theater box office. Click here for the Diana Wortham Box Office.
The early bird ticket price is $22 from August 29 through September 25, and $25 thereafter. More information will be posted on www.womansong.org.
Photo credit: Scott Lessing in Our State Magazine
30th Anniversary Concert at Diana us on your calendar: October 14 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 15
Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective Inc. is a 501(c) 3 certified non-profit organization which purposes to increase and sustain opportunities for more diversity within the Western North Carolina performing arts community, by producing, and working with other performance artists or groups to present works which confront issues of social diversity in a provocative way; and by providing opportunities for audiences to explore visions of our diverse world.
Click here for tickets: Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective 2017 Season
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Asheville has a vibrant music community, but reading through dozens of venue websites can be tedious and time consuming. With so many shows happening each week, it can be easy to miss one of your favorite bands. Asheville Music Guide (AMG) is an independent, locally developed online resource that aims to help fans of live music stay up to date with shows happening at all of the venues in Asheville.
Being avid concert goers, musicians, and Asheville residents, we realized the need for something to keep track of upcoming concerts in the area, and then decided to build it. From intimate acoustic sets to dirty rock ‘n roll bands to nationally-known headlining artists, AMG is the home for all things Asheville Music. But, we’re more than just your run of the mill online event calendar. We recognize that you have certain preferences and your own eclectic music taste. Build and save a personalized schedule of your can’t-miss shows, favorite musicians, and go to venues. There’s an everest of music out there, let us be your guide.
Angry old white men sittin’ on the bench.
Angry old white men clingin’ to your power
But the karma’s gonna come on down.
Lies are lies, not alternative facts.
Lies are lies, and the truth’ll come out.
Lies are lies, you better clean up your act
Cause the karma’s gonna come on down
The karma’s gonna come on down.
The karma’s gonna come on down real soon.
Do unto others what you want done to you,
Cause the karma’s gonna come on down. Oh, yeah.
Since 2000, cellist Yo-Yo Ma has brought together musicians from all over the world with his Silk Road project.
Video of the performance after the screening by part of The Silk Road Ensemble. The concert on YouTube The Trailer for the Music of Strangers Yo-Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott – Ave Maria (J.S. Bach/ Gounod)
Do You Seek the Grail?
45 South French Broad Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Welcome to one of the treasures of Western North Carolina. The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre, founded in 1985, is a volunteer-based community theatre showcasing the talents of the people of the region. HART, under the leadership of Executive Director Steven Lloyd, has grown into one of the most active theatres in the Southeast, producing a year-round schedule of plays and musicals from its home, The Performing Arts Center at the Shelton House. Opened in 1997, and funded by the support of people throughout the community, HART’s home is a stunning facility constructed in the style of the traditional Summer Stock playhouses of the 1920’s. Architect Joe Sam Queen and builder Pat Burgin used native materials to create a facility that is both grand and informal. Click here for seasonal shows Haywood Arts Regional Theater
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The natural wonders of the North Carolina mountains, like the arts themselves, evoke powerful feelings and uplift the human spirit. Western Carolina University’s Bardo Arts Center channels that emotion and provides a fresh and inspiring venue for world-class performers and artists. Here is the focal point where all of the disciplines of the arts come together to inspire, to engage and to excite audiences and artists alike. Join us for some of the highest caliber performances you’ll ever experience.
The elegant 1,000-seat performance hall, with its finely-tuned acoustics and state-of-the-art lighting system, plays host all year long to a series of arts events by regional, national and international guests. In this setting, you’ll be transformed as the lights go down and the artist takes the stage. Imagine the silence of rapture during a concert, the moments of shared emotion upon a dramatic twist of plot or the post-performance buzz in the lobby. How will the next live performance touch your soul? Click here to plan your visit
Anam Cara Theatre Company aims to produce progressive work that provides audiences and company members alike, with an experience that makes evident the eternal connection of all humanity, in turn promoting social change, and striving for the equality of all people.
We find value in all of the arts and strive to produce an eclectic mix of work that is not exclusive to simply traditional theatre. We often incorporate music and art, as well as the written and spoken word into our productions, creating a unique blend of multiple art forms, achieving a distinctive aesthetic that sets us apart from other theatre companies. Click to go to Anam Cara current schedule
Flat Rock Playhouse, the State Theatre of North Carolina, enriches lives through the art of theatre by nurturing talent, inspiring creativity, and encouraging growth.
Founded in 1952 as the Vagabond School of the Drama by the Vagabond Players, this mission builds on the Vagabond legacy of excellence in production, education, life-long learning, and a unique family bond that extends to its community of patrons, supporters, and partners – the Vagabond family spirit. Visit our Website for performance information
LaMotte’s first album in a decade offers twelve new songs played by three dozen musicians from six continents. A fusion of cultural influences, from blues to bluegrass and from Latin to African, are mixed together by LaMotte and his two co-producers, Chris Rosser and Tom Prasada-Rao, to create an aural travelogue that mirrors LaMotte’s own geographical journey in the last ten years. The songs are also informed by his personal journey—becoming a father, living and working around the world, and exploring his own capacity for positive impact in questions of justice and peace.
MY GRANDFATHER’S PRAYERS premiered this past Sunday, June 18th to a full crowd. The feedback has been very moving and encouraging. We have a few more bookings over the Summer and will begin marketing the show to other locations. If you have connections within the community that would help us, please send them along. If you know people in the Cleveland, Boston, or Mpls. area, please let them know about our upcoming performances. Ticket price is $15.
The Brevard Music Center is a community of student and professional musicians who aspire to ever-higher levels of artistry. Since all members of the community reside on campus, learning occurs constantly and is manifest through intensive practice and rehearsal and a challenging concert schedule. A consistently high level of public performance is a hallmark of the Brevard Music Center.
The Asheville Symphony Orchestra performs and promotes symphonic music for the benefit, enjoyment and education of the people of Western North Carolina. The Asheville Symphony was established in 1960. At that time, all musicians performed on a volunteer basis and the Symphony was without a resident conductor or manager.
Duo Vela’s goal is to transport audiences to distant lands by playing music from many cultures, displaying the beauty of diversity that exists in the world.
Asheville’s artists and entertainers shape the soul of this community. Our stage is expansive, spilling out the stage doors and onto sidewalks, into verdant parks and summer meadows, and large enough to accommodate a regular cast of all ages all year long. No matter what sparks your interest—be it Shakespeare or Sketch Comedy, Gershwin or Garage Rock, Ballet or Bluegrass—our spotlights and streetlamps will ignite your passion no matter what form it takes. There’s a show about to start. Discover the power of performance. Let LiveWire light the way.
MAGNETIC THEATRE is a not-for-profit production company that gives original works and the people who make them a home to share with enthusiastic audiences. We are proud to be the only professional theatre in the southeast (that we know of) dedicated to world premieres, and one of the few in the country.
“Girls Rock Asheville is a nonprofit camp dedicated to empowering girls, trans* youth and ladies of all backgrounds and abilities through music education. As mentors, we provide a supportive space to encourage participants to express themselves through performance, positive identity development, musical experimentation, peer collaboration and DIY production.”
NC Stage Company has been voted best local theatre 8 out of the past 9 years in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC Poll. NC Stage was also recently awarded the American Theatre Wing National Theatre Company Grant.
The Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre is dedicated to presenting theatre of the highest professional quality thereby enriching the Southern Appalachian Region through artistic programming, education, and outreach.
Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre
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Mars Hill, NC 28754
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