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February Comics Ratchet and Spin By Jess and Russ Woods Ratchet and Spin © 2019 Corgi Tales By Phil Hawkins Best in Show By Phil Juliano 30 |RAPID RIVER’S ARTS & CULTURE MAGAZINE Vol. 22, No. 06 — February 2019

LIVE MUSIC “In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” —Thurgood Marshall, first African American U.S. Supreme Court member Dr. Weiser, the Artistic Director of AmiciMusic, has performed in over 20 countries “GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN” — Spirituals, Ragtime, & a Celebration of African-American music BY STAFF REPORTS • WNC Asheville Raven & Crone helps you with your love-life ELIMINATE GUTTER CLEANING FOR LIFE! AmiciMusic presents “GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN,” celebrating Black History Month with soprano Simone Vigliante and pianist Daniel Weiser. The concert will feature some fantastic Spirituals such as “Go Tell it On the Mountain,” “Wade in the Water,” and “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” as well as some fun Ragtime interludes. Vigilante is an Asheville favorite who has sung across the country, bringing her powerful voice to opera, musical theater, and Churches. She has been praised as a “beautiful, dramatic soprano capable of some awesome fireworks.” Dr. Weiser, the Artistic Director of AmiciMusic, has performed in over 20 countries around the world and has lots of interesting stories to tell about these Spirituals as well as the birth of Ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century. He is a former US Artistic Ambassador of Music who has been described as a “true impresario and educator” and a “force of pianistic energy.” IF YOU GO AmiciMusic Four different venues: Friday, Feb. 1, 7:30 pm, White Horse Black Mountain, Saturday, Feb. 2, 3 pm, a special House Concert at the home of Rebecca Morgan in Biltmore Forest (reservations are required, and seating is limited), Sunday, Feb. 3, two programs, First Presbyterian Church in Asheville at 1:30 pm and at Isis Music Hall in West Asheville at 6 pm. Information and advance tickets are available at (click on the link to Asheville Concerts). (802) 369-0856 to buy seats over the phone. Turn on the romance this February Love is in the air! No matter what else is going on during February, you can’t escape the displays of Valentine’s Day items. Expressing your love can be so much fun at Asheville Raven & Crone, where we have soothing teas, candles, journals and more. Our staff can help create items for a gift basket, no matter what is being celebrated. Want more guidance for your love life? We have daily readers who can answer your questions, and tools of divination such as tarot and oracle cards, along with pendulums, scrying mirrors, and crystal balls. Complimentary tea is served daily, so come in for a cup of tea, a reading, and find items for those you love. We look forward to seeing you! Asheville Raven and Crone • 555 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, (828) 424-7868 CALL US TODAY FOR A FREE ESTIMATE! 1-844-415-7051 Promo Number: 285 Mon-Thurs: 8am-11pm, Fri-Sat: 8am-5pm, Sun: 2pm-8pm EST. LIMITED TIME OFFER 15 % 0 Off Entire LeafFilter ® Purchase + Promo Number: 285 % Financing* PLUS ADDITIONAL SENIOR & MILITARY DISCOUNTS “We don’t have to ever worry about climbing the ladder again!” Jan & Bill – LeafFilter ® Customers LIFETIME WARRANTY *Contact us for additional details CSLB# 1035795 DOPL #10783658-5501 License# 7656 License# 50145 License# 41354 License# 99338 License# 128344 License# 218294 License# 603 233 977 License# 2102212986 License# 2106212946 License# 2705132153A License# LEAFFNW822JZ License# WV056912 License# WC-29998-H17 Nassau HIC License# H01067000 Registration# 176447 Registration# HIC.0649905 Registration# C127229 Registration# C127230 Registration# 366920918 Registration# PC6475 Registration# IR731804 Registration# 13VH09953900 Registration# PA069383 Suffolk HIC License# 52229-H Vol. 22, No. 06 — February 2019 RAPID RIVER’S ARTS & CULTURE MAGAZINE | 31