DWT welcomes Irish fiddle virtuoso Martin Hayes and American guitar master Dennis Cahill

Presented in partnership with the Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College, Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill bring a radiant performance of Irish and folk tunes to Diana Wortham Theatre Friday, May 27 at 8:00 p.m.

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Communications Provider K Com, Inc. Joins Forces with Asheville and Greenville Technology Integrator TSAChoice, Inc.

Technology integrator TSAChoice, Inc., with offices in Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC, announces that Asheville-based communications provider K Com Summit Telephone Systems has joined the ranks of TSAChoice. Moving forward both companies will be known as TSAChoice.

Star Cellist Zuill Bailey Returns to Perform with Asheville Symphony

Star cellist and audience favorite Zuill Bailey returns to join the Asheville Symphony in its season finale, performing an ASO co-commissioned piece, Michael Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingway. The ASO will also perform Dvořák’s iconic Symphony No. 9 “From the New World.” The concert opens with Weber’s Der Freischütz Overture. 

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Foothills Conservancy Commemorates 20th Anniversary

In honor of its 20th anniversary, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina is hosting a public celebration on Saturday, April 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Camp Golden Valley in the South Mountains of northern Rutherford County.

Intersections Sing Together: Circle and Improvisational Songs in The Forum at DWT

The Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville presents the final Intersections Sing Together of the 15/16 season: Circle and Improvisational Songs, Friday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. in The Forum at Diana Wortham Theatre. Featuring special guest Susan Lachmann as well as Sing Together leaders Beth and Jim Magill, this interactive musical session includes vocal inventions in the circle song format. 

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Acres + Ales at Brown Mountain Bottleworks Nets Record Number of Members for Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina

The March 19 Acres + Ales membership drive hosted by Brown Mountain Bottleworks in downtown Morganton netted a record-setting number of memberships for Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina

The evening raised $1,931 for Foothills Conservancy, including 29 new or renewed memberships, making it the conservancy’s most successful membership drive, and nearly doubling the number of memberships gained from the inaugural Acres + Ales in 2015. Thanks to the generosity of Brown Mountain Bottleworks, the successful evening came at no expense to the conservancy.

Distinguished Regional Writers and Scientists Discuss the Future of Wilderness April 15

A panel of the region’s foremost writers and scientists will discuss the future of wilderness in an increasingly small work, Friday, April 15 from 6:00-9:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville. This free public event titled “Wilderness & The Anthropocene”  is presented by the Southern Appalachian Office of the Wilderness Society based in Sylva, NC.

The four panelists are esteemed scholars and authors John Lane (Wofford College), Catherine Reid (Warren Wilson College), Drew Lanham (Clemson University), and Jennifer Frick-Ruppert (Brevard College). 

Pop-noir trio stephaniesĭd plays DWT in rescheduled concert, Sunday May 1

stephaniesĭd brings its irresistibly infectious performance to the Diana Wortham Theatre stage on Sunday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. in a special benefit performance for area children through Diana Wortham Theatre’s Youth Education Scholarship (Y.E.S.) Fund. This concert is a rescheduled event from the postponed March 19th show.

A brand new scholarship program, the new Emerging Artists program is a part of the Y.E.S. Fund and supports young performers by providing scholarships for graduating high school seniors pursuing a career in the performing arts. There were 14 applicants to the inaugural Emerging Artist Fund scholarship in 2016, and this year’s two scholarship winners will be showcased during the stephaniesĭd performance on May 1st.

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