Asheville-based band Travers Brothership began a tour this spring in support of their latest release, Let The World Decide, recorded at Echo Mountain Recording. The next dates that bring them close to home are Thursday, June 20, at Hendersonville’s Rhythm and Brews, and Friday, June 28, at Pisgah Brewing’s outdoor stage in Black Mountain.
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The performances are choreographed by Terpsicorps’ artistic director Heather Maloy and feature acclaimed dancers from both US and international companies. “Repertory evenings are planned to showcase a diverse range of dance styles, themes and moods, creating an evening that has something for everyone to enjoy,” says Maloy.
Poet James Russell Lowell nailed it. “And what is so rare as a day in June?” he penned. “Then, if ever, come perfect days.” The “high-tide” of the year, he called it.
“There was a vacuum here with no breweries, so it seemed like a good opportunity to provide something to a community that I love and have a lot of history in.”
“We hope that visitors will learn about the power of color in the landscape and arts by visiting the Arboretum during the summer to see how color impacts the way we see, experience and enjoy nature.”
Four historical legends come to life on the stage Monday, June 17, through Thursday, June 20, with Buncombe County Chautauqua 2019: It’s Revolutionary.
The Ballad of Romeo & Juliet is a music-infused adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic tale set in the Appalachian Mountains after the Civil War. “At the heart of this adaptation is the idea of inherited hate, as the young people that die are casualties of a war that is no longer being waged on the battlefield,” Snook says.
“The 2019 festival celebrates past preservation efforts as well as a renewed vision of community involvement and public resolve,” says MCAC executive director Laura Boosinger.