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Performing Arts

Wortham Center Presents Shoshana Bean

“While the Wortham venue is not the right size for big Broadway tours, we are the perfect size to showcase Shoshana’s powerhouse talent,” says Rae Geoffrey, managing director for Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. “Local audiences are incredibly lucky to have this opportunity to enjoy a Broadway star up close and personal in our intimate venue.”

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Japanese Metalworking Techniques at Penland

Yamada’s grandfather and uncle were Japanese screen artists and she grew up watching them in the studio. “They were often working metal ornaments for the screen so that was my very first experience with Japanese traditional metal work,” she says.

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From The Editor

November wears many hats. It’s an end to autumn, a beginning to the holidays, a time for gathering and a time to recognize military veterans. It is, all in all, a beautiful, golden month, and we’ve gathered some of that November light into this issue.

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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.