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Tony Kiss


Asheville, NC, United States

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Past articles by Tony:

Theater review: ‘Diary of Anne Frank’ at Asheville Community Theatre

In the story, Anne tries to live as normal a life as anyone could in this situation, even as her world crumbles around her. She mostly keeps a bright attitude, believing that people are basically good at heart. → Read More

Carolina Beer Guy: Breweries tap into local music

Many WNC breweries consider live music to be a main component of their taproom offerings. → Read More

Theater review: ‘Night Music’ at The Magnetic Theatre

The latest from local playwright David Brendan Hopes is a touching coming-of-age relationship drama featuring a trio of strong performances. → Read More

Carolina Beer Guy: Experience, education key in landing local brewery jobs

A solid education, previous experience and a willingness to work hard can open doors at Asheville area breweries. → Read More

Theater review: ‘Uranium235′ at The Magnetic Theatre

In the powerful play, onstage through Saturday, Nov. 18, at The Magnetic Theatre, President Harry S. Truman wrestles with perhaps the most horrific decision of the 20th century — whether or not to drop the atomic bomb on Japan. → Read More

Theater review: ‘St. Nicholas’ at 35below

When a show is called St. Nicholas, it seems likely it’s a Christmas piece about a certain bearded character in a red suit. But not the St. Nicholas that’s playing through Sunday, Oct. 22, at 35below. Written by Conor McPherson, this is a monologue play about an unnamed and burned-out theater critic who is obsessed… → Read More

Theater review: ‘Better Strangers’ at The Magnetic Theatre

As layers are peeled away and details revealed, some viewers will be squirming in their seats — particularly in the second act. It’s a riveting ride and in no way a light night of entertainment. → Read More

Theater review: ‘Seeger’ at NC Stage

Seeger celebrates a man who deserves to be remembered, and Asheville is perfect the place to do this show: The musician's half-sister Peggy Seeger, herself a celebrated folk singer, lived here for many years and was a prominent member of the local music scene. → Read More

Theater review: “Classic Nashville Roadshow” at Flat Rock Playhouse

This is pure country music that was originally performed by stars of the 1950s through the early '70s. Many big acts are represented, starting with Willie Nelson’s blockbuster hit "On the Road Again." → Read More

Breweries offer bites big and small amid growing competition

A growing number of area breweries have added food to their offerinigs → Read More

Head to Brevard for White Squirrel Festival

The White Squirrel Festival is back this weekend in downtown Brevard with a family-friendly mix of attractions including lots of live music, arts and crafts, children's events, a beer garden, the Squirrel Box Derby race, a Memorial Day parade and more. The festival is named for the mysterious white squirrels of Brevard, which reportedly trace their history to an overturned carnival truck in… → Read More

New brewery set for Asheville's river area

ASHEVILLE - A new brewery will open near the French Broad River and specialize in alcoholic ginger beer. It's the latest addition to a new wave of Asheville-area breweries that will eventually push the total to near 30 across Buncombe County. Upbeat Brewing will open in the Ramp Studios development at the corner of Broadway Street and Riverside Drive, not far from the Bywater club. The flagship… → Read More

French Broad Brewery sold to Thirsty Monk

It's the first combination of Asheville breweries in the history of local craft brewing, which dates to 1994. → Read More

Beer Guy: Fests highlight Beer Week

Don't delay in getting tickets for Beer City Festival and Just Brew It → Read More

Two Asheville breweries near opening

Habitat Brewing and Fahrenheit brewery look to open soon → Read More

Meet Travis Murray, Biltmore gardener

Travis Murray leads the team at Biltmore's famous walled garden → Read More

Highland starts beer canning

Highland Brewing, Asheville's oldest brewery, is now canning beer → Read More

Beer Guy: Mack Kells turns 35

The popular Tunnel Road tavern is a local landmark → Read More

Limited LEAF tickets remain

The spring LEAF festival is this weekend in Black Mountain → Read More

Area breweries win at World Beer Cup

Wicked Weed, Olde Hickory win at prestigious awards → Read More