July 2015

July 2015
Five local bands serve up new summer albums

A Cullowhee artist creates narrative jewelry that touches the spaces within

Three nonprofits improve lives through creative expression

Forty years after Elvis rocked Asheville, the city’s still all shook up about it

After 30 years as a sculptor, Stoney Lamar is more prolific than ever

Distance: 1.6 miles round-trip Difficulty: Moderate

Lend a hand to the arts this summer

Catch a musical tale of the Cone family and Flat Top Manor

The first full documentary on Nina Simone shows how she carried her talent, and rage, from Tryon to the world stage

The High Country’s new aerial adventure park offers 50-foot thrills

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center welcomes its first official director

While remaining true to its past, the world-renowned Penland School of Crafts never stops exploring the reaches of contemporary art

Local filmmakers sound off on what it takes to chase the silver screen

A rooftop cocktail party delivers newly minted libations by Asheville’s top beverage curators

The fusion of tap brews and bottling creates a new wave of beer service

The region’s first pawpaw orchard delivers a Southern delicacy to local dinner tables

Whether or not they fight for the title in the WNC Battle of the Burger, these joints are worth a visit

Tap the freshest of beer at the Hop Harvest Tour

The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

Chef Andrew Long gives okra the Louisiana treatment with an Appalachian twist