Wednesday, October 31, 2007

    The United States of Appalachia Jeff Biggers

    Activist/US of Appalachia author Jeff Biggers will be at Malaprops Bookstore in Asheville on Sunday, November 11th, 1-3pm

    "Read it and your faltering hopes will rise." --Studs Terkel

    "Biggers has fashioned a masterpiece of popular history . . . revelations abound." --Citizen-Times

    Appalachia has long been a vanguard region in the United States, a cradle of freedom and independence and a hotbed for the arts, ranging from the American Revolution to the abolitionist, labor and civil rights movements, and groundbreaking literary and musical inventions. Far from being in the backwash of American history, Appalachia has produced some of our country's most important innovators, including Cherokee inventor Sequoyah, Black History Month founder Carter Woodson, folk, jazz and country music legends Bessie Smith, WC Handy, Nina Simone, the Carter Family, Stanley Brothers and Loretta Lynn, NY Times publisher Adolph Ochs, legions of authors including Pearl S. Buck, Thomas Wolfe, Edward Abbey, Cormac McCarthy, Henry Louis Gates, James Still and Rebecca Harding Davis, and social activists John Rankin, Martin Delany, Myles Horton and Walter Reuther, to name only a few. With humor, intelligence, and clarity, Jeff Biggers shows that to understand American history it is essential to know Appalachian history.

    "Biggers tells his story with verve and vivid detail, a story that will at once provoke and inspire." --Robert Morgan, author of Gap Creek and Brave Enemies

    "Biggers' book educates us as to just how biased and ignorant we really are about this region and its rich legacy of cultural, political, and intellectual pioneers.."The United States of Appalachia" is full of historical insights..." --San Antonio Express-News

    Jeff Biggers has worked as a writer, radio correspondent, and educator across the United States, Europe, India, and Mexico. His award-winning stories and programs have aired on NPR and PRI and have appeared in various magazines and newspapers. Author of In the Sierra Madre, he also coedited No Lonesome Road: Selected Prose and Poems of Don West, which won an American Book Award.

    For more information, visit his website:


    Tuesday, October 23, 2007

    Danse Macabre II

    Danse Macabre II Halloween Costume Party @ The Garage Friday

    Halloween Costume Party @ The Garage
    presented by Get Up and Trinumeral Productions

    Fri. Oct 26th

    With performances by:



    Avec La Force Drum and Dance Ensemble

    Jenny Greer from Jen and the Juice

    Gavin McGowen

    Unifire Theatre

    DJ Bowie

    DJ Aouel

    DJ Par

    Visual effects by 6 Helioglyphs

    Photo booth by Curve Theory

    Fashion show by More Than Mammal recycled clothing and costumes

    French Broad Brewery draft beer for only $2!!

    Costume contest with $100 cash prize and other prizes

    Tickets $10 in advance and $15 at the door

    Tix available at Malaprops and Ragtime Vintage Clothing

    Location: The Garage
    101 Fairview Rd #C
    Next door to French Broad Brewery
    more info call: 676-9431

    Thursday, October 18, 2007

    Asheville Fringe Festival

    Proudly Weird & Wonderful - Asheville Fringe Festival

    Call for Artists for 2008 Festival- Apply now!

    Application deadline for this festival is: Nov 2, 2007



    Asheville should be synonymous with Fringe Festival by now. Come on, all you beautiful freaks! Come on out and play.

    Wednesday, October 17, 2007

    Friday, October 12, 2007

    Eaties Cereal Bar

    Eatie's Cereal Bar is not just for Breakfast.

    It is a fun place to eat in downtown Asheville that opened in March of this year and has quickly become a favorite eating and meeting place. You can order from over 25 cold cereals as well as hot ones, plus bagels, muffins, and much more along with all the beverages you could possibly want.

    SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS!!! ALL DAY SAT (Thunder Cats, Smurfs, HeMan, SheRa and much more) Cartoons will be playing most of the time but the cool ones are SAT all day! Adult Swim late night Sat unless there is an event.

    Have a pajama party! Rent out the space for private parties. More info coming soon!

    -Babies eat free!
    -Kids under 6 $1.99/bowl
    -Single bowl for $2.99
    -3 bowls for $5.99 -BOTTOMLESS BOWL $7.99(all you can eat!!!)

    *THE MEGA-BOWL* -Equal to an entire box of cereal! Clean this bowl OUT and you WIN a T-shirt and your photo goes up on the Mega-Bowl wall of FAME -$10

    Eaties is located at 48 Commerce Street, right beside Hookah Joes. That is the corner of Coxe and Commerce, one block south of Patton Avenue downtown! We also have a Patton Avenue entrance under the Winehaus awning to the right. Just go in the silver door, down the steps and to the right!

    Photos from the Citizen-Times | Eatie's Cereal Bar

    My friend and I went there this morning and I enjoyed some Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and hot tea. He had some granola and took advantage of the WiFi service.

    Tuesday, October 09, 2007


    Sunday, October 07, 2007

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