Past Events

  • Savion Glover

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 7:30pm

    Western Carolina University

    We have sold out of UNC Asheville reduced rate tickets to Savion Glover. 
    You may still purchase a ticket at full price directly through WCU. Read More
  • Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 7:00pm

    Lipinsky Auditorium

    Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd illustrates the relevance of Dr. King’s work today by combining science, education and service to create concrete change in her community and the world. She became the first African-American woman to earn an M.S.
    in mechanical engineering at Yale University. In the... Read More

  • The Parchman Hour

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 8:00pm

    Lipinsky Auditorium

    In the fiery first months of America's Civil Rights movement, waves of college students rode buses into the heart of the Deep South. Many were brutally attacked, arrested and imprisoned in Mississippi's notorious Parchman Farm Penitentiary. To help them endure, they invented "The Parchman Hour... Read More

  • Climbing PoeTree

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 8:00pm

    Lipinsky Auditorium

    WITH FLAWLESS CADENCE and impeccable lyricism, Alixa and Naima weave together their voices to tell powerful stories of suffering and injustice, courage and love in a world overcome with fear. Climbing PoeTree's acclaimed performance is composed of dual-voice spoken-word poetry and multimedia... Read More

  • Staff Benda Bilili

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 8:00pm

    Lipinsky Auditorium

    STAFF BENDA BILILI'S mesmerizing rumba-rooted grooves, overlaid with vibrant vocals and extraordinary solos performed by a teenage prodigy (on a one-string electric lute he built himself out of a tin can), have been dazzling audiences around the world. This group of paraplegic street musicians... Read More

  • I. King Jordan

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 7:00pm

    Highsmith Union, Alumni Hall

    I. King Jordan made history in 1988 when he became the first deaf president of Gallaudet University, the world's only university for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. He became president as a result of a social revolution frequently called Deaf President Now (DPN). The week-long... Read More

  • Jeremy Kittel Band

    Friday, October 12, 2012 - 8:00pm

    Diana Wortham Theatre

    BE ASTOUNDED by this knock-out performer. From Bonnaroo to "Prairie Home Companion," Kittel is foremost among a new breed of fiddlers and violinists who easily navigate a multitude of musical styles and traditions. Kittel has a master's degree in jazz violin, was a violinist for the Grammy-... Read More

  • Lagniappe Brass Band

    Friday, September 14, 2012 - 8:00pm

    UNC Asheville Quad

    LAGNIAPPE BRASS BAND hits hard with an up-tempo, high-energy twist on traditional New Orleans-style brass music. Six horn players build an undeniable, massive wall of sound that fills your ears and the air above you with funky brass music, while Afro-Cuban bass drums pulse underneath. The Cajun... Read More

  • Dan Savage

    Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 7:00pm

    Justice Center

    UNC ASHEVILLE'S WELL-A-BRATION presents author, activist and sex advice columnist Dan Savage. In response to students taking their own lives after being bullied in school, Savage created the It Gets Better... Read More

  • Mavis Staples

    Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 8:00pm

    Lipinsky Auditorium

    2011 Grammy winner

    Born to sing, Mavis Staples began her on-stage career in the 1950s as a member of her family’s group, “The Staple Singers.” With her father’s connection to Martin Luther King, Jr., the Staple Singers became spiritual and musical voices of the Civil Rights Movement, and in the... Read More