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Published 7:06pm Thursday, November 8, 2012

“Horses in Motion” – New art exhibit at UNC Asheville

“Horses in Motion,” a collection of paintings by UNC Asheville senior Kathleen Kelley, will open with a reception at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library.

Kelley’s exhibit is inspired by her own work with horses, focusing on the bond between human and horse. Her paintings display the detail of the muscles and anatomy of horses, showcasing their strength and beauty, and their ability to connect with a person.

The exhibition will be open during regular library hours through Nov. 30. For more information, call 828-251-6436.

– source: Steve Plever, UNC Asheville


Clemson named “The South’s Best Tailgate”

Southern Living editors will crown Clemson University the winner of ‘The South’s Best Tailgate’ on-field during this weekend’s homecoming football game vs. Maryland on Saturday, Nov. 10. More than 115,000 enthusiastic Tiger fans voted to clinch first place in the brand’s first interactive contest.

Mountain BizWorks free business seminar Nov. 14-15

Mountain BizWorks will present a free two-hour seminar for small business owners entitled “Best Practices & Key Management Ideas for Small Business Operations.” The event will feature a panel of experienced CEOs from a variety of companies, including food service, franchise operations, business service and retail.

The seminar will be offered twice: Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Blue Ridge Community College (Continuing Education Center, Room 122, 80 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock, NC) or Thursday, Nov. 15 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at A-B Tech Community College (Simpson Lecture Hall, Simpson Building, 340 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC)

The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please contact Bob Dunn, director of consulting, at or 828-253-2834 ext. 17.

– source: Anna Raddatz, Mountain BizWorks


Flat Rock Playhouse premiers new version of The Nutcracker

Prepare to experience The Nutcracker like never seen before as Flat Rock Playhouse presents the world premier of The Nutcracker, adapted by Chase Brock from E. T. A. Hoffman’s story The Nutcracker and The Mouse King. The production will run from Nov. 28 through Dec. 22 at Playhouse Mainstage. This new interpretation of the holiday all-dance classic is choreographed by Playhouse YouTheatre alum Chase Brock, choreographer of the Broadway hit, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Brock’s version will include all forms of dance – contemporary ballet, jazz dance, theatre dance, Broadway dance, athletic dance, modern dance, dance with hip-hop undertones and more.

Evening performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and matinee performances are Wednesday, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased, by calling the Playhouse box office at 828-693-0731, toll-free at 866-732-8008 or online at

– source: Sharon Stokes, Flat Rock Playhouse

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