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Saturday, Jan. 5

“HOLIDAYS AT THE MOVIES” SHOW, 3 and 7:30 p.m., Concert Hall, Blue Ridge Community College, East Flat Rock. The “Holidays at the Movies” concert, rescheduled from a snowy Dec. 8, will be performed by the Hendersonville Sympony Orchestra, featuring popular songs from holiday movies through the years. Joining the HSO, under the baton of maestro Thomas Joiner, will be Preston Dyar, a well-known actor for the past many years with the Flat Rock Playhouse, the state theater of North Carolina. Dyar will provide colorful narration during the concert, including retelling the holiday story, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” The concert is being touted as “an uplifting blend of music from such films as ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ ‘The Polar Express,’ ‘Miracle on 34th Street”and ‘White Christmas.’” As always, there will be a guest mystery conductor leading the symphony in a rousing rendition of “Sleigh Ride” by composer Leroy Anderson. The mystery conductor placed the winning bid for the chance to conduct at the HSO’s annual fundraiser in February 2018. For tickets, which are $40, visit hendersonvillesymphony.org, or call 697-5884.

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ELVIS” TRIBUTE SHOW, 7 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. Dreamweavers Dance Studio will present a performance of the tribute show “Happy Birthday, Elvis,” featuring Travis Powell. For tickets, visit FoundationShows.org.



Friday, Jan. 11

BIG BAND DANCE WEEKEND, 7:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom, Omni Resorts The Grove Park Inn, North Asheville. Big Band Dance Weekend will begin on Jan. 11 with a concert and dance featuring the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Activities will continue Jan. 12 with ballroom dance instruction from 10 a.m. to noon, an afternoon tea dance from 2 to 4 p.m., and another concert and dance featuring the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call (800) 438-5800.



Sunday, Jan. 13

TRIO KARENINE CONCERT, 4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, North Asheville. Trio Karenine, founded in Paris in 2009, will perform in concert. The piano trio is lauded “for its musical integrity and joie de vivre by critics and audiences alike. Top prize winner at the ARD International Competition in 2013, the ensemble has performed in major halls including Wigmore Hall in London, Salle Pleyel and Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, Musée des Beaux-Arts in Montréal, Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, and Prinzregentheater and Herkulessaal in Munich. The trio has toured Asia, both in China with the Festival Croisements, and in Japan.” For tickets, which are $40, visit ashevillechambermusic.org.

SAM BUSH CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd., West Asheville. Mandolin player Sam Bush, billed as “the Father of Newgrass” and “the King of Telluride,” will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the show, visit http:/isisasheville.com/event/sam-bush-band, or call 575-2737.



Friday, Jan. 18

RHONDA VINCENT & THE RAGE CONCERT, 7 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. The band Rhonda Vincent & The Rage will perform in concert. Vincent is billed as “the queen of bluegrass.” For tickets, vcisit www.FoundationShows.org.




Saturday, Jan. 19

AIR SUPPLY CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Resort. The duo Air Supply will perform in concert. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com, visit the TWA box office or call the box office at (800) 745-3000. 

ART STURTEVANT COMEDY SHOW, 7:30 p.m., The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot St., River Arts District, Asheville. The Magnetic Theatre will feature “Art Sturtevant: Tales From the Sturteverse.” Regarding Sturtevant’s show, the theater noted, “It was the dawn of time — the early 1980s. DeLoreans and mullets roamed the earth. And Art Sturtevant was doing standup comedy. It was a golden age — a time of laughter and Ginsu Knife jokes and Lee Trevino imitations, but it ended suddenly in 1985. What happened? Some say he was frozen in a liquid nitrogen accident. Others say he took a series of field management jobs with national corporations. Just as suddenly as he’d disappeared, Art surfaced again in the open mic venues of 2010. Art’s a smart, funny comic with the interests of a 20-year-old and the body of a middle-age man. His observations on pop culture, being a father and how you can change so much and so little over the span of decades have cracked up audiences all over the East Coast.” For tickets, which are $12, visit www.themagnetictheatre.org.

ASHEVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT, 8 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, downtown Asheville. The ASO will perform “Masterworks 4: Saint-Saéns” under guest conductor Ward Stare, and featuring Daniel Kaler on cello and Laura Strickling, soprano; and the Asheville Symphony Chorus. For tickets, visit ashevillesymphonyorchestra.org. 

STEEP CANYON RANGERS CONCERT, 8 p.m., U.S. Cellular Center, downtown Asheville. The Steep Canyon Rangers with Hiss Golden Messenger will perform in concert. 

 



Sunday, Jan. 20

“CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF” FILM SCREENING, 3 p.m., Bardo Arts Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowee. The BAC Sunday Cinema Series will feature a screening of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Single tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors (ages 65 and older) and $5 for WCU students and faculty and students. To reserve tickets, call 227-ARTS or visit bardoartscenter.wcu.edu.




Tuesday, Jan. 22

“WE SHALL OVERCOME” SHOW, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, downtown Asheville. Damien Sneed will be featured in “We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” Sneed is a pianist, singer, composer and bandleader. “Well-versed in classical music, jazz, gospel, opera and musical theater, he’s worked with legends like Aretha Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder,” DWT noted. “In this particular performance, Sneed and his curated group of performers celebrate generations of civil rights activists. Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., ‘We Shall Overcome’ is a showcase of African-American music traditions intertwined with spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches — delivering an electrifying and inspiring performance that ties together a living lineage of music and culture.” For tickets, which are $40 for adults, $35 for students, and $20 for children, visit dwtheatre.com.




Wednesday, Jan. 23

“JEEVES AT SEA” STAGE PRODUCTION, 7:30 p.m., N.C. Stage Co., 15 Stage Lane, downtown Asheville. The N.C. Stage Co. production of “Jeeves at Sea” will be performed Jan. 23-Feb. 17. Regarding the show, the N.C. Stage Co. noted, “Set sail for laughter as Bertie Wooster revels in life aboard the Vanderley yacht. Bertie is the pampered guest of the lively Lady Stella (very fetching profile), accompanied, as always, by his peerless valet, Jeeves. If only Bertie’s pal Crumpet hadn’t assaulted a prince. In the blink of an eye, Bertie is masquerading as a romance novelist, Crumpet’s posing as his own long-lost twin, and a sinister foreign count is challenging Bertie to a duel. Will this madcap case of mistaken identities end in Bertie’s doom–or worse, his marriage? Have no fear; Jeeves will sort it all out.” Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Special matinees at 2 p.m. are also scheduled on two Saturdays — Feb. 9 and 16. For tickets, visit ncstage.org or call 239-0263.




Wednesday, Jan. 24

MLK WEEK KEYNOTE SPEAKER, 7 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. Delivering the keynote address at UNC Asheville’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week will be Tamika D. Mallory, national co-president of the Women’s March. The keynote talk is the highlight of a week focusing on King’s moral legacy, including a day of community service, and activities and workshops for students on contemporary issues and civil rights history. “Mallory is a leader in community-based efforts to stop gun violence in her native New York City, and was instrumental in creating the NYC Crisis Management System, an official gun anti-violence prevention program that she co-chaired,” a UNCA press release noted. “She also closely worked with the Obama administration on gun control policy. She has been personally touched by gun violence — the father of her son was murdered in 2001. Mallory’s role as the co-president of the Women’s March continues — and more marches are planned for the weekend of Jan. 19.” Mallory’s talk will be free and open to everyone, with no tickets required.




Friday, Jan. 25

OAK RIDGE BOYS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. The Oak Ridge Boys will perform in concert. Regarding the group, the SMCPA noted, “Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each of the boys remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been. Their string of hits includes the country-pop chart-topper ‘Elvira,’ as well as ‘Bobbie Sue,’ ‘Dream On,’ ‘Thank God For Kids,’ ‘American Made,’ ‘I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes,’ ‘Fancy Free,’ ‘Gonna Take A Lot Of River’ and many others.” For tickets, which are $32, $37, $42 and $50, visit www.greatmountainmusic.com.

ALAN JACKSON CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C. Country music Hall of Fame member Alan Jackson will perform in concert. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.

MOLLY TUTTLE CONCERT, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, downtown Asheville. Award-winning multi-instrumental singer and songwriter Molly Tuttle will perform in concert. For tickets, visit dwtheatre.com.

 



Friday, Feb. 1

CLASSIC ROCK-N-ROLL WEEKEND, 7:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom, Omni Resorts The Grove Park Inn, North Asheville. Classic Rock-N-Roll Weekend will begin on Feb. 1 with a concert featuring One More Night, the Phil Collins Experience, a tribute band. Activities continue Feb. 2 with a 7:30 p.m. concert featuring Captain Fantastic, an Elton John tribute band. For tickets, call (800) 438-5800.

“FRANKENSTEIN” PRODUCTION, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, downtown Asheville. Aquila Theatre will perform “Frankenstein.” For tickets, visit dwtheatre.com.




Saturday, Feb. 2

“A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” PRODUCTION, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, downtown Asheville. Aquila Theatre will perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” For tickets, visit dwtheatre.com.



Sunday, Feb. 10

“HAMLET” FILM SCREENING, 3 p.m., Bardo Arts Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowee. The BAC Sunday Cinema Series will feature a screening of “Hamlet.” Single tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors (ages 65 and older) and $5 for WCU students and faculty. To reserve tickets, call 227-ARTS or visit bardoartscenter.wcu.edu.



Tuesday, Feb. 12

“MUSLIM MAFIA” AUTHOR’S TALK, 7 p.m., Skyland Fire Department, 9 Miller Road., Skyland. Chris Gaubatz, author of “Muslim Mafia,” will speak in an address hosted by the Asheville Tea Party. Gaubatz is billed by the ATP as the “lead undercover researcher in one of the most successful post-9/11 undercover operations in the United States, who posed as a Muslim convert and gained access to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas-backed organization leadership meetings.” Further, in “bio” information on Gaubatz, he is described as “a national security consultant, speaker and conservative political activist. Gaubatz trains law encorcement on the severity and dangers of the jihadi network in the U.S., detailing the strategies and modus operandi of the jihadis while providing specific investigative guidance by showing them how to locate and prosecute terrorists, working with citizens, legislators and leaders at the state and local level to create strategies to expose and dismantle these networks. Gaubatz has testified before the United States Senate on issues relatiing to the consequences of agency efforts to de-emphasize radical Islam in combating terrorism.... Gaubatz has been featured on numerous global media networks, national television shows and radio programs, including “The Sean Hannity Show,” “Tipping Point,” “The Savage Nation,” “Breitbart News Daily” and “Louder With Crowder.” For advance tickets, which are $5.75, visit www.AshevilleTeaPac/Donate.



Wednesday, Feb. 13

“MUSLIM MAFIA” AUTHOR’S TALK, 1 p.m., Operations Center, 305 Williams St., Hendersonville. Chris Gaubatz, author of “Muslim Mafia,” will speak in an address hosted by the Asheville Tea Party. See Feb. 12 calendar listing for details on Gaubatz. For advance tickets, which are $5.75, visit www.AshevilleTeaPac/Donate.



Friday, Feb. 15

COLT FORD & THE LACS’ CONCERT, 8 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Resort. Colt Ford & the Lacs will perform in concert. Ford is billed as “an American country musician from Athens, Ga., known for his eclectic style that draws heavily on hip hop, with his style being dubbed as ‘hick hop.’ Growing up listening to country greats such as Kenny Rogers and Dolly patron, alongside a love of R&B and hip hop, Colt Ford’s blend of country and rap is a natural reflection of the influences he grew up with. However, things could have been very different for Ford, who had initially found success as a professional golfer, competing on the Nationwide Tour.” For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.




Saturday, Feb. 16

THE PLATTERS CONCERT, 7 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. The iconic group The Platters will perform in concert. Regarding The Platters, The Foundation noted, “With classics such as ‘The Great Pretender,’ ‘Only You’ and their rendition of ‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,’ The Platters became one of the greatest vocal groups of the early rock n’ roll era. In 1955, the quintet crashed through the racial divide that existed in the United States paving the way for them to become one of the preeminent vocal groups of all time. Today the group continues to open the hearts and minds of new generations of music consumers to the rich vocal and historical tradition that is The Platters, making their timeless melodies relevant to all ages of worldwide fans.” For tickets, vcisit www.FoundationShows.org.

 



Sunday, Feb. 17

TREVOR NOAH PERFORMANCE, 8 p.m., U.S. Cellular Center, downtown Asheville. Trevor Noah, host of television’s “The Daily Show,” will perform in Asheville as part of his first-ever 28-city Loud & Clear arena tour. Born in South Africa to a black mother and a white father during the end of apartheid, Noah is known for sharing “incisive social and political commentary,” according to a news release. He released his New York Times bestseller book, “Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood,” in 2016. Noah performed in Asheville in September 2017 at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

 




Saturday, Feb. 23

ASHEVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT, 8 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, downtown Asheville. The ASO will perform “Masterworks 5: Beethoven” under guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen, and featuring violinist Alexi Kenney, and the Asheville Symphony Chorus. For tickets, visit ashevillesymphonyorchestra.org. 

FOREIGNER CONCERT, 8 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Resort. The band Foreigner will perform in concert. Foreigner is a British-American rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician and ex–Spooky Tooth member Mick Jones, and fellow Briton and ex–King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm. Among the band’s many hits are “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Cold As Ice” and “Juke Box Hero.” For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com, visit the TWA box office or call the box office at (800) 745-3000. 



Saturday, March 16

COMEDY CLASSIC, 7:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom, Omni Resorts The Grove Park Inn, North Asheville. Comedy Classic, a one-night event, will feature Keith Alberstadt, Zoltan Kaszas and emcee Kristin Lindner. For tickets, call (800) 438-5800.




Saturday, April 13

FLEETWOOD MAC TRIBUTE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. Rumours, billed as “the country’s premier Fleetwood Mac tribute band,” will perform in concert. The band is touted for its blend of “perfect harmonies, precise instrumentation and a visually engaging stage show.” For tickets, vcisit www.FoundationShows.org.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 January 2019 11:28
 



 


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