Thursday, November 27, 2008


    We are pleased to announce the return of Christmas Jam By Day to downtown Asheville. We will have Music during Friday and Saturday Afternoon (At Stella Blue, The Emerald Lounge and Jack of The Wood), Film Screenings Thursday, Friday & Saturday (At The Fine Arts Theatre), an Art Show with an opening reception on Thursday Night that will be open all weekend (At The Satellite Gallery) and the debut of The Comedy Jam taking place on Friday Afternoon (At The Thomas Wolfe Auditorium). Band schedules will be announced shortly.

    Saturday, November 15, 2008

    8 arrested in Craigslist prostitution sting in Asheville

    Police arrested eight women in a recent series of special operations targeting alleged prostitution on the Craigslist Web site.

    The article goes on to name the eight women.


    * I have mixed emotions on prostitution. Mainly it's such a degrading thing for a woman or a man to do for one thing, but, if no one is being harmed I don't see why you should be arrested if it involves two consenting adults.

    * And from Asheville's standpoint, is it really so bad for business?

    * And C, the whole entrapment thing is a whole 'nother matter by itself.

    Thursday, November 13, 2008

    National Protest Against Prop 8 - Saturday

    Saturday, November 15, 2008
    1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Pritchard Park

    Organizer: UNCA Students for a Democratic Society
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    Episode 7 is the current episode and features Chuck Giezentanner as he talks about his art, we get a tour of 11 Grove Street, and Lin Ordorf talks to Ron Curran of WNCAP.

    This Dancin's Not Dirty

    Although painful to watch, it is not criminal for Madison County's Rebecca Willis to dance which she proved after an eight year battle in court and a payoff of $275,000.

    She had been banned for life in late 2000 from the Town Depot because some thought her dance moves were too provocative. Her case against the town of Marshall was dismissed, but a fourth District Court of Appeals ruling allows her to keep fighting. The ACLU contends that the dancing ban was a violation of Willis' civil rights.

    Go Granny, Go! How tenacious was she to hang in there for eight long years?