Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn: Asheville's first-ever "MoogFest" this weekend!

"MoogFest", you say? What's that? Some of us "oldies-but-goodies"who were around in the 1960's when Robert Moog developed his electronic keyboard music machine delighted in William Carlos' performances in "Switched-On Bach" on vinyl records. The sounds were astounding and new. It was a fantastic new take on classical idiom. (Actually, you can get it on CD or download that today, if you've never heard it.) The inventor Robert Moog stayed out of the limelight, lived in Asheville and taught at UNCA, but he was well-known in the music world.
The first-ever Asheville MoogFest is this weekend and features performances and workshops in various venues around town. Some of the very best known performers of today will be here in town: Caribou, Outkast,Jonsi Birgissonand the Thievery Corporation are some of those who will be here.
This is, I would expect, the "1st Annual" MoogFest, since it will be a great success. It is sure to please the devotees of electronic music of all varieties and will also introduce it to many new people.develop an even greater following. Come along and "switch-on"!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn: Southern Highlands Craft Guild event

This weekend, from Thursday October 21st through Sunday afternoon, October 24th, the largest, juried craft guild in the southeast comes to the Asheville Civic Center. Twice a year, in July and October you can see the fabulous crafters gather here in Asheville.
Hand-made glass, woven fabrics, pottery, jewelry , woodworked items and furniture are on the list of beautiful, inventive and extraordinary items to be seen (and purchased!). From the seriously thought-out to the whimsical. Whatever you taste, you are sure to be amazed and pleased.
Well worth the trip to see so many lovely things under one roof at the Asheville Civic Center. And for those of you already booked here at Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn, I'll remind you when you arrive!