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Montford: From Boom to Bust and Back

The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County will host a lecture exploring the journey of one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods, Montford, on Wednesday, November 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Asheville Chamber Visitors Center.

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Performing Arts

Sounds Old and New at Isis

Lovers Leap combines the talents of members of Acoustic Syndicate, The Biscuit Burners, Della Mae and Sol Driven Train in everything from old mountain murder ballads to original tunes set to worldly rhythms.

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The Laurel of Asheville lifestyle magazineThe Laurel of Asheville lifestyle magazine is available in both print and digital editions

We are delighted you have chosen us to be your gateway—both through our popular print Asheville lifestyle magazine and our website—to the arts, culture, and communities that comprise the remarkable area that is Western North Carolina. In these pages, you will find behind-the-scenes stories about the region’s concerts, theatre and dance productions, festivals, restaurants, artists, and the multitude of locally-based businesses. We also enjoy bringing you features about the people and organizations who are caring for those in need, protecting our historic heritage, preserving our rich and diverse environment, and nurturing our cultural soul.