Category: Arts & Entertainment

Book Bag: A Thousand Words, a Hundred Years: Fresh Views of a Century of Black Life in America

Posing Beauty African American Images: From the 1890s to the Present By Deborah Willis Historically, images of African Americans, especially beautiful ones, have been unseen Read more »

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Violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain to Perform at UNC Asheville

Staff Reports Funk, rock, hip-hop and classical music might not seem like natural partners, but violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (known as DBR) has Read more »

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Environmental Film Festival Returns

Staff reports The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival will return to Asheville on Friday, October 23 at UNC Asheville. The festival will feature a Read more »

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Book Bag: Stories Trace Powerful Ties to African Motherlands

reviews by Sharon Shervington The Thing Around Your Neck Written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie This collection of 12 short stories, like the author’s two novels, Read more »

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Book Bag: Departing at Dawn

review By Michael Hopping Written by Gloria Lisé, translated by Alice Weldon North Americans who remember the South American Dirty Wars of thirty years ago Read more »

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Long Before Charlie Pride, ‘Country Music’ Had Esley Riddle

Nashville claims Charlie Pride, but Burnsville has dibs on black music pioneer Lesley Riddle, considered by many to be one of the biggest contributors to Read more »

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Book Bag: July, 2009

reviews By Sharon Shervington Not only child’s play — well-told stories work for any age! Alligator Bayou – Written by Donna Jo Napoli It used Read more »

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Books for Men

Sag Harbor – Written by Colson Whitehea In his new novel “Sag Harbor,” the highly acclaimed author (a Pulitzer finalist, among other awards) Colson Whitehead Read more »

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Book Bag: Crazy Love

by Leslie Morgan Steiner “Crazy Love” is generating crazy buzz all over the country. What starts as a silken narrative of the good life in Read more »

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Book Bag: The Legs Are the Last to Go

by Diahann Carrol This entertainment veteran was the first black actress to star in her own television series in 1968’s “Julia,” and in the 1980s Read more »

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