BLAINESWORLD #822, Section 12B (NC)

(1) Tasha Lief will be singing blues/jazz and old soul at Tressa’s Downtown Blues and Jazz (28 Broadway) this Saturday June 30 from 7 to 8:30 pm.

***This is the first time she is performing with her own band!!***For those who have not heard Tasha she has a voice reminiscent of Billie Holiday.Please come join us, relax and listen to some great music!More information on Tressa’s and directions at:
(2) Leadership Asheville/Summer Breakfast SeriesTuesday, July 17: Beer, Barrels, & Bottles: Asheville’s Liquid Assets
Anne-Fitten Glenn, Brews News Writer, Mountain Xpress 

Julie Atallah, Owner, Bruisin’ Ales; renowned “beerlanthropist”
Brian Grossman, Co-Manager/Director of Customer Experience, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Mike Rangel (LA 20), Owner, Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company
Oscar Wong, President, Highland Brewing; 2012 NC Small Business Person of the Year   CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS

$20 per breakfast
(3) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 26, 2012Asheville Police DepartmentContact: Officer Allen Dunlap, Crime Prevention Unit Phone: (828) 259-5834E-mail:

Application deadline approaching for APD’s Junior Police Academy

The Junior Police Academy teaches teenagers about the philosophy, policies, and guiding principals of law enforcement and the ethical conduct governing police services in the community.  It gives teenagers an appreciation for the problems and challenges facing law enforcement.  The Junior Police Academy would be excellent for students who are wishing to prepare for their Senior Projects.

This mini-course consists of one week of classes held at the Police Department during the week of August 6-10, 2012.  The final day of the class ends with a graduation ceremony.  This course will consist of basic classroom instruction, presentations, and demonstrations on topics such as criminal investigation, constitutional and criminal law, use of force, departmental structure, and defensive tactics.  Each day begins at 9:00 am and ends at approximately 5:00 pm.  Lunch is included.  Applications can be obtained from Officer Allen Dunlap at or by phone at 259-5834.  The deadline to apply is July 30, 2012.

The Junior Police Academy is designed to:

  • prevent public misunderstanding about police functions.
  • build a stronger relationship between the  community and the police department.
  • provide teenagers with positive role models.
  • increase community support and awareness about police operations through education and exchanging of ideas.
  • create responsible, well-informed teenagers who influence public opinion on police practices and services.

Modeled after similar programs developed in England and in the United States, Asheville’s Junior Police Academy is just one of its forms of community policing.

For information, please contact Officer Allen Dunlap at or by phone at 259-5834.  The deadline to apply is July 30, 2012.


Bioflyer Productions is bringing to Asheville the award winning Broadway hit for the first time in Western North Carolina! The dates are two weekends, June 22–July 1, at Asheville Masonic Temple. Winner of 8 TONY Awards, including BEST MUSICAL this is the groundbreaking show that celebrates an unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with power, poignancy, and passion.The exciting score of this famous rock musical will feature Chuck Taft as returning Music Director. This year’s production will also benefit Planned Parenthood, one of the area’s most powerful community outreach organizations for young people and family education.SPRING AWAKENING takes its inspiration from one of literature’s most controversial masterpieces–a work so daring in its depiction of teenage self-discovery, it was banned from the stage and not performed in its complete form in English for nearly 100 years. This was not because of its bold depiction of rebellious youth, but rather the perceived evils of a sexually repressive and socially rigid society. On Broadway, the show became famous because it did not look like a regular musical, and it did not sound like a regular musical. It was truly fresh, innovative, and a magnet for younger theater goers.Performances are June 22-23 at 7:30pm, June 24 matinee at 2:30, June 29-30 at 7:30, July 1 matinee at 2:30. Tickets are $15 in advance thru Etix or at Planned Parenthood, 603 Biltmore Ave in Asheville. Suggested for mature audiences.CAST:
Daniel Hensley……Melchior
Ty Shelton……….. Moritz
Taylor Loven…….. Wendla
Chelsea Gandy…… Ilse
Nick Parker………. Hanschen
(Frank) Wagoner… Georg
Holly Harmon…….. Martha
Justin Slack……… Ernst
Kyle Smith……….. Otto
Alice Night……….. Thea
Stefanie Crane…… Anna
Jacque Glenn…….. Adults
Russell Ledbetter.. Adults

(5) Unit 50 @ MR Motorcycle Bike Night

Friday, July 6, 2012 at 6:00pm

774 hendersonville rd, Asheville, North Carolina 28803
Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 9:00pm

(6) Improv Therapy Workshop at Jubilee (free!)

    • Friday, July 20, 2012
    • 6:30pm until 8:30pm
  • Healing creativity flows from a whole-hearted embrace of parts of ourselves that had been rejected as unacceptable. Mindfulness and improvisation are two different means of accomplishing this embrace. Through body awareness exercises, visualization, and improv games, we will explore the principles of improv and how they might apply to life in a broader sense.*ABSOLUTELY SAFE FOR SHY PEOPLE! You will not be forced to do anything you don’t want to do.There is no charge for this workshop.About Jeff Thompson:
    Jeff Thompson has a Masters Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University and is licensed as a Professional Counseling Associate in the state of North Carolina. He is also a Certified Creativity Coach. Jeff has done more therapist and personal growth trainings than you can shake a stick at (Gestalt, hypnosis, Hakomi, NLP, EMDR, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Feldenkrais, etc…). But there’s this other side to what he does/who he is that makes his workshops special. His other passion running alongside all that other stuff has always been performance. He worked for three years as a touring singer/songwriter, has sung for numerous jazz bands, acted in countless plays, and has taken tons of trainings and workshops in vocal, musical, and theatrical improvisation. For Jeff, the two fields have always been just two sides of the same coin!
    Essentially, what Jeff is offeringing is a course in really FUN healing.For more info:


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