Conductor Keith Lockhart inspires the next generation at Brevard Music Center

The Asheville-area music industry’s economic impact is adding up

“My work is a constant exploration. I’m always experimenting to move the process forward.”

Classical meets kid-hop in Secret Agent 23 Skidoo’s latest recording

The city's oldest theater receives a monumental revamp

A new podcast tunes in to mountain music milestones

Rising novelist David Joy sheds light on mountain life through exquisitely told dark tales

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At schools throughout the mountains, experiential education takes students out of the classroom and into the world

Clyde-based potter Becky Lloyd

May debut could be the time of WNC's life

The essence of people and places drives artist Christopher Holt to journey far

Amy Brandenburg

Haywood County writer crafts gritty Southern lit in The Weight of This World

The Get Right Band rocks steady on its new album

Art for the sake of a greater good drives Boone artist Sir Tom Foolery

Pamela Haddock

Indulge in six tasty dining and live entertainment matchups

Penland fellow Seth Gould elevates toolmaking to an art form

Seven ghoulishly good ways to celebrate Halloween’s chills and thrills

Hyper-realist painter Ward Nichols may be self-taught, but his 50-year career proves just how talented he is

Cristina Córdova’s larger than life paintings grace Penland’s grand new gallery

Secretaries take the spotlight in 9 to 5 at Flat Rock Playhouse

20 Ways to Explore the City's Exploding Music Scene

Boone’s Appalachian Theatre is headed for a multipurpose artistic revival

Catch iconic performers and innovative arts at Appalachian Summer Festival

Meet rising musical stars Jonah and Grayson Riddle

The scoop on Western North Carolina’s big-screen debuts

Brevard Music Center’s 80th anniversary festival lures generations of musicians

A new history deconstructs post-Civil War mountain politics

Kehren Barbour and Michael Luchtan’s Post Piano Project explores sustainability through art and music

After more than three decades in the business, Asheville native Warren Haynes rocks on at full tempo