Could Asheville light ordinance impact musicians in other cities?

If you’re a restaurant or bar relying on your outdoor deck for spillover seating or live music, you’re probably not happy about enforcement of an ordinance on lighting in the city of Asheville. The ordinance wasn’t just a result of public debate—the local astronomy club apparently had a large amount of influence. Could this ordinance spread from North Carolina to other cities? Musicians everywhere, take note.  Continue reading “Could Asheville light ordinance impact musicians in other cities?”

When was the last time you read a poem?

In the mid-nineties, Americans began to celebrate April as National Poetry Month, courtesy of the Academy of American Poets. The celebration is observed by those who still love what is arguably the most difficult art to do well.

When was the last time you read a poem? Maybe it’s time.  Continue reading “When was the last time you read a poem?”

My personal anthem is officially released: ‘Back Off’

Today marks the release of a song inspired after a conversation with my daughters about standing your ground. I learned early on how vital it was to encourage my daughters to think independently and to never yield to peer pressure on something they didn’t agree with. (Article continues after video below.) Continue reading “My personal anthem is officially released: ‘Back Off’”

From Disney princess to classical crossover, Misty Posey shines

Imagine taking on the role of a Disney princess singing to an audience of adoring fans. Singer and songwriter Misty Posey knows that feeling well. Posey has moved on from her Disney experience, and she is taking classically themed music to unexpected places. Imagine hearing an Irish ballad in a pub when it isn’t St. Patrick’s Day. Or encountering a haunting presentation of “Ave Maria” being sung in a tavern.  Continue reading “From Disney princess to classical crossover, Misty Posey shines”

Tennessee concerts give ‘down under’ a whole new meaning

The historic Woodstock—the original, not the knockoff—gave a whole new perspective on concerts decades ago. Who could forget near-naked (and naked) bodies grooving across the fields? Thing is, Woodstock was above-ground. Did you know there’s a concert below-ground? Continue reading “Tennessee concerts give ‘down under’ a whole new meaning”