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Buncombe County Television Spreads the Word on “Asheville in the 1980s!”

The staff of the North Carolina Room are grateful to Kathy Hughes, Max Taintor and BCTV (Buncombe County Television) crew for filming all of the Asheville in the 1980s series. … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

The 1980s: A Vibrant Decade for the Arts in Asheville

A packed house in Lord Auditorium was the scene for the fourth program in the library’s series on Asheville in the 1980s.  Sponsored by the Friends of the North Carolina … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

John Rogers and the Red Cornice on the Haywood Park Hotel

But first some history. E. W. Grove built the new Bon Marche department store for Solomon Lipinsky; architect/designer was W. L. Stoddart, an architect from New York City. Lipinsky had founded … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · 4 Comments

The North Carolina Room Welcomes You From Street Level

The North Carolina Room has always had a visibility problem, even when it was on the main floor across from what used to be the Reference Desk. Staff and Board members of … Continue reading

July 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Program: Asheville in the 1980s/A Look at the Arts, Wednesday July 27th 6:00 to 7:30 pm

ASHEVILLE SYMPHONY MATURES IN 1980s The Asheville Symphony Orchestra began in Asheville in 1927 under the direction of the famous flutist Lamar Stringfield. He was a former member of the … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Program: Asheville in the 1980s/ A Look at the Arts

THEATRE – If you look in a thick enough dictionary, you’ll find the fifth or sixth definition is “A place of action.” Theatre is not just the staging of dramatic … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Highwater Center: The Other River Arts District and the Arts in the 1980s

In 2016 we think the arts activity in Asheville is in the River Arts District or in downtown. But at the beginning of the 1980s Highwater Center opened an exhibit … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

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