Stina Sieg recently spoke to Bay Area performer Evangeline Crittenden, who will bring her one-woman show, "Chrysalis: A Solo Tragicomedy in One Act," to Asheville Community Theatre's Black Box Theater at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17. Crittenden is currently on an East Coast tour of her show, which was recently accepted into the New York International Fringe Festival. "Chrysalis" is performance at the crossroads of grief and growing up. Through music, stories, movement, puppetry and chocolate cake, writer and performer Crittenden leads the way towards optimism in the face of loss
Stella from California won WNCW's MerleFest Platinum Package for four after being entered into our Pre-Drive drawing. Read about her experience...
MerleFest 25—The Experience of a Lifetime
Thanks to my WNCW membership renewal, an unexpected stroke of luck, and WNCW’s generosity, two Californians with WNC roots in our hearts and two Asheville area natives are still feeling the glow of this most amazing festival.
A technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has kicked off an energy boom in the United States. Fracking lets drillers unlock vast reservoirs of natural gas that were previously inaccessible. Over the past decade, about 200,000 gas wells have been drilled across the country.
Afghanistan's president, Hamid Karzai, travels soon to Chicago. He'll attend a summit of NATO, the North Atlantic Alliance, on whose troops Karzai's government depends. At that summit, NATO countries will be asked to pledge billions of dollars to support Afghanistan's security forces after NATO combat troops withdraw in the year 2014. The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan will also attend that summit. And as he prepared to leave Kabul, he sat down with our own Renee Montagne.
When Adam Spiegel rolls down the metal security doors at his Medford, Ore., store, a painting becomes visible. Officials told him to clean the graffiti or be fined. He tells the Mail-Tribune it's not graffiti: it's a mural. Some onlookers think the painting resembles a giant bong.