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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

The Douglas Ellington effect: An Appreciationby Rob NeufeldIMAGE: Douglas Ellington’s original drawing for a City Hall-County Courthouse Art Deco complex.            “Dear Douglas,” Kenneth Ellington wrote his brother, the 38-year old Pittsburgh architect, on May 6, 1925, “I know things are…See More
Jan 17
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Dom Flemons legendary musician at BRCC Jan 25

Dom Flemons, Grammy Award Winning Banjo Player, Jan. 25Dom Flemons, legendary banjo player and co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops performs 7 p.m., January 25th, at Blue Ridge Community College’s Thomas Auditorium.The show is the latest “Keeping the Fires Burning” series, produced by The Center for Cultural Preservation to celebrates the heroes of Southern Appalachian culture.Dom awakened Americans to the rich African-American roots tradition that informed old-time and bluegrass…See More
Jan 17
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African-American music in Asheville

Asheville's African-American music meccaby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: The Outcasts, the state’s Battle of the Bands winner in 1979, included: (kneeling l to r) Edward Stout, saxophonist; Darriel Jones, drummer; (seated) Patricia McAfee, vocalist; (standing l to r) Marvin Seabrooks, trombonist; Mike Steele, saxophonist;…See More
Jan 15
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Jan 15
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Explore the Landscapes of Story & Telling in 6 Weekly Sessions at Lenoir Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies Asheville

January 24, 2018 at 10am to February 28, 2018 at 12pm
Explore the Landscapes of Story & Telling in 6 SessionsIt’s winter and Connie Regan-Blake is excited to offer a new learning opportunity to warm-up your storytelling voice and creativity!  Join her in Asheville at Lenoir-Rhyne University (36 Montford Ave) on Wednesday mornings 10:00 am – 12:00pm for six story-work sessions.  This weekly format allows for your…See More
Jan 8
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Reading by Poet Anne Waldman at Table Rock Room 201B, Plemmons Student Union, AppState

March 22, 2018 from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series presents a reading by Poet ANNE WALDMAN. The author will also present a craft talk from 3:30-4:45 in the same location. Admission is free, and book sales and signing will follow each event. Parking is free on campus after 5 pm, with the parking deck at College & Howard streets recommended. For further details, check www.visitingwriters.appstate.edu.    Anne Waldman is a poet, performer,…See More
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Dec 15, 2017
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Lyndsay Eli with GUNSLINGER GIRL (YA Novel) at Spellbound Children's Bookshop

January 20, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
Are you a fan of The Hunger Games?  Then picture what Katniss would be like - with a gun.  That's just a taste of the "new" West action Lyndsay Eli brings to Spellbound Children's Bookshop with Gunslinger Girl.  She shares her debut novel on Saturday, January 20, at 6 p.m. The US has been fractured by a Second Civil War. Serendipity 'Pity' Jones finds a home of sorts in the corrupt, lawless city of Cessation (think Las Vegas on steroids).  Her shooting skills make her a star of the Theater…See More
Nov 20, 2017
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Cherokee and WNC music and dance events

Two Big Cultural Events in December in Hendersonville & Ashevillefrom press releaseThe Center for Cultural Preservation, WNC’s cultural history and documentary film center, presents, Cherokee Music and Dance on Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m., Blue Ridge Community College’s Thomas Auditorium.  Tickets are $5. The screening of A Great American Tapestry will be held on December 2, 2 p.m., at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville.  Tickets for that event are…See More
Nov 15, 2017
Spellbound posted events
Nov 9, 2017
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Battery Park Hill through the ages

Battery Park through the Years by Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTIONS: 1) Present-day view of Battery Park Apartments from…See More
Nov 6, 2017
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Oct 13, 2017
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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

Dave Minneman and a sense of justiceby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Dave Minneman doing research at Pack Memorial Library.  Photo by author.            “One of the biggest things I did as a kid, in order to escape my father,” Asheville resident Dave Minneman says of his 1960s and 70s rural Indiana childhood, “was…See More
Oct 8, 2017
Julia Nunnally Duncan posted an event

Julia Nunnally Duncan at MACA Authors' Booth

October 14, 2017 from 9:30am to 1:30pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be signing her new books A Part of Me and A Place That Was Home at the Mountain Glory Festival in downtown Marion on Saturday, October 14, from 9:30-1:30. She will be located at the MACA Authors' booth on Main Street.See More
Oct 7, 2017
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Sample 8 Great Smokies Writers at Malaprop’s, Oct. 15

Writers in UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP)read atMalaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m., Sun.,Oct. 15 Elizabeth Lutyens, editor of the GSWP’s Great Smokies Review, leads the Prose Master Class and will host the reading. ·        Ellen Carr, who works in the financial industry, will read excerpts from her novel of uneasy relationships, Unmanned. ·        Sarah Carter, an artist and photographer who will publish an excerpt of her novel, Jolene, Joe-Pye,…See More
Oct 6, 2017
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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

The Douglas Ellington effect: An Appreciationby Rob NeufeldIMAGE: Douglas Ellington’s original drawing for a City Hall-County Courthouse Art Deco complex.            “Dear Douglas,” Kenneth Ellington wrote his brother, the 38-year old Pittsburgh architect, on May 6, 1925, “I know things are…See More
Oct 6, 2017

May 2011 Blog Posts (19)

An Uncivil Union: The Battle of Burnsville

Added by Britt Kaufmann on May 30, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Charles Fletcher's Memorial Day poem

I received the following poem from Read on WNC member, Charles Fletcher.  I call it a poem, and I added line breaks in a couple of places.

 

Remembering back - 1944

 
As I walk thru…
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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 30, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Should I Go or Should I Stay

 Should I Go or Should I Stay?                                              



I knocked on your door…

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Added by Bruce Hoch on May 25, 2011 at 2:03am — No Comments

Shine, by Lauren Myracle

Has anyone out there read Shine, the latest book by WNC-born author Lauren Myracle?  Lauren will be visiting in WNC in June and would like feedback  impressions from the book.

Added by Donald Myracle on May 23, 2011 at 11:24am — 1 Comment

River Music gets a look at the Spring Agents Conference

The Atlanta Writers Club held its Fourth Annual Spring Agents and Editors Conference this past weekend at the Airport Westin Hotel. It’s a chance for writers to present their most promising works before agents and editors seeking new material. Yesterday I pitched a young adult project I’m calling River Music. It went like this:

 

"Wally was 12 when his brother was washed away in an icy river. But it was Wally’s life that ended that day. His parents sent him off to live with his…

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Added by Ray Bearfield on May 22, 2011 at 10:26am — No Comments

Thank you Susan for a lovely article in the Citizen Times !  Read it here. Hope to see you at the Blue Ridge Book Fest on Saturday!

Thank you Susan for a lovely article in the Citizen Times !  Read it here.
Hope to see you…
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Added by Renea Winchester on May 20, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments

Leave me Alone Girl

Leave Me Alone Girl



Just leave me alone girl…Just leave me alone

I gave you my…

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Added by Bruce Hoch on May 20, 2011 at 1:04am — No Comments

Love and Hugs from Virginia

Love and Hugs from Virginia



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Added by Bruce Hoch on May 19, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

New Book by WNC-born Author Lauren Myracle

Lauren Myracle, well-known author of books for early, mid, and late teens, has a newly released book, Shine, that is set in Transylvania county.  This work of fiction for late teens and young adults involves themes of prejudice, poverty, drug use, and redemption as its heroine, Cat, endeavors to learn why and by whom her childhood friend Patrick was brutally beaten and left for dead tied to a gas pump at an isolated convenience store.  Along the way Cat must face her own traumatized…

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Added by Donald Myracle on May 18, 2011 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Serena

Serena is a great book! Funny and inciteful. Or am I thinking of the wrong book? Wrong writer? Or is "Serena" about the logging lady in the 1920s?

Added by Bill Branyon on May 18, 2011 at 10:03am — No Comments

Lost in the moment watching you

 

Lost In The Moment Watching You

 

Seeing…

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Added by Bruce Hoch on May 18, 2011 at 1:08am — No Comments

I thought I Knew

I thought I Knew

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Added by Bruce Hoch on May 17, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

Vinegar and Oil

These are song lyrics that I wrote for my creative writing class. The piece is supposed to be sung in a bluesy, soulful way, kind of like something Norah Jones or Ray Charles would sing.

 

Vinegar and Oil…



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Added by Bruce Hoch on May 13, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Missing You

 

Missing You



I saw the sunrise

And its beauty touched my soul

And of course…I thought of you

You’ve been on…

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Added by Bruce Hoch on May 12, 2011 at 2:46am — No Comments

The Red Bench



 

 

The Red Bench

Red is the color of passion

Red is the color of heat and fire

Red, to many, is the color of love

The color of the heart



Red is also the color of the…

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Added by Bruce Hoch on May 10, 2011 at 1:20am — No Comments

Where Do We Go From Here?

You broke my heart…

Girl…you messed with head

And now…you want me to let you in for more

Awwww babe, I should throw you out that freakin’ door

But…I won’t

Cause I know what you’ve been through babe

You’ve been a self-absorbed beauty with a proud…

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Added by Bruce Hoch on May 9, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A Cold November Day



A Cold November Day…



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Added by Bruce Hoch on May 7, 2011 at 12:36am — No Comments

Junior Historians win award for play about duel

Local Tar Heel Junior Historians win First Prize

The Smith-McDowell Chapter of the Tar Heel Junior Historians Association Chapter has won First Prize for its original play, “Over The Border: The Vance-Carson Duel.”  The award was presented at the state Tar Heel Junior Historians Association Convention on Friday, April 29, 2011 at the N.C. Museum of History in…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 5, 2011 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Planting Time

It's planting time: Click these links to read about the happening's in Billy's garden.

 

http://blogthefarm.wordpress.com

 

Botanical Interests, known as The place to order the best organic seeds around, has agreed to sponsor my free tomato seed give away. Post a comment on any blog post at http://blogthefarm.wordpress.com and be registered to win a free pack of…

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Added by Renea Winchester on May 3, 2011 at 7:26am — No Comments

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