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Setup for Bele Chere 2011 is officially in full swing as the downtown area prepares for the biggest festival of the year. Here at AshevilleLiveCam, we’ll be adjusting our cameras to give you the best views of the festival as it progresses. If you can’t be here, then you can beat the heat by sitting back and watching the festival unfold from the comfort of your own home. If you’re coming out, then you can see how thick the crowds are and plan accordingly. As always, we’ll still be focusing our west cam on the Westgate Bridge every so often so you can check the traffic. We’ll be posting lots of pics of the festival, and hopefully a video or two. We’ve got some helpful festival links on the right side of the page, including links to the official Bele Chere site (which is currently getting hammered, so it’s kind of slow), and the official street guide and entertainment schedule. There may also be a surprise or two in the offing, but shh… can’t talk about that. Be sure to check back often to see what we’ve got in store for you today at AshevilleLiveCam.com! UPDATE: I’ve uploaded a large gallery of high resolution images captured this morning as the vendors were still setting up. Check it out below. [slidepress gallery='bele-chere-2011-setup']
Bill Clinton will be speaking today at around 12:30 PM in an effort to drum up some more voter support for Heath Shuler in the upcoming election. Asheville Live Cam is happy to bring you live streaming views of the rally, the preparations (going on now) and the aftermath. We’ve temporarily moved the East Cam to the front page, where it will remain for the rest of the day. From the Asheville Citizen-Times:
Clinton is stumping for U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler, D-Waynesville, who faces a strong challenge from Hendersonville Republican Jeff Miller in the Nov. 2 election. Hayden Rogers, Shuler’s campaign manager, said they’ve
Well, events conspired against me and I didn’t get out to Bele Chere as much as I’d planned. Then when I did get out there I had a bit of a camera malfunction, so I didn’t get as many pictures and videos as I’d hoped. Overall, the festival seemed to be a pretty good one, and while I was out there I had lots of fun. Here is a small gallery of the pix I was able to get and some that my boys took. Some are from Friday and some are from Saturday:
The video below is one I caught while strolling around Bele Chere on Saturday evening. These guys were very entertaining. I didn’t catch their name, but they posted a response to the YouTube video and let me know they are “Forty Fingers and a Missing Tooth”, which is an awesome name guys! You rocked!
Here’s another short clip of them. I caught this just as I was walking up.
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Published in Asheville Events on March 25, 2010
David Holt and the Lightning Bolts will be playing at the Diana Wortham Theater, Saturday, March 27, at 8 PM. With college degrees in biology, art and elementary education, you might not be surprised to find that David Holt, 4 time Grammy winner, is a modern Renaissance Man. He plays 15 instruments, including the paper bag, and is known as a storyteller, historian, and entertainer. He founded the Appalachian Music Program at Warren Wilson College, and has traveled the world for the US State Department as a musical ambassador. He and his band will be a treat to listen to Saturday night with, among other things, a good selection of the old fashioned banjo, his favorite instrument.
Published in AshevilleLive's Faves on March 22, 2010