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Melissa Etheridge

Buy tickets! On sale February 22nd at 10 AM

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Asheville Earth Day

with performances from Acoustic Syndicate, Sanctum Sully and more!

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Emily Easterly

Interview at 7:30p, followed by performance.

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Viral Videos

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Fence FAIL

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A man who appears intoxicated tries his hardest to climb a fence, but it's not happening.

yesterday in Music, Viral Videos

Watch Taylor Swift’s video blog of bridal shower surprise

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The superstar documented her surprise appearance at an Ohio bride's celebration.

yesterday in Viral Videos

Kicked in the head by a train

Kicked By Train

This man tried to take a selfie while a train passed but was a little too close.

yesterday in Viral Videos

Realistic Mario

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How would Mario REALLY fare in the Mushroom Kingdom?

Wednesday in Viral Videos

Slow motion parkour dog

Parkour Dog

If you thought parkour videos were cool, wait until you see the dog version!

Entertainment

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Today in entertainment history: April 18

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A look back at Hollywood history.

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REVIEW: Cast keeps ‘Heaven Is for Real’ grounded

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Connor Corum, left, and Greg Kinnear in a scene from "Heaven Is For Real."

Based on the true story described in the best-selling book, the film introduces us to a four year old boy who says he went to heaven.

yesterday in Entertainment

Could we soon see ‘Mrs. Doubtfire 2?’

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This could be the sequel we've been waiting for.

yesterday in Entertainment

Amy Poehler and Will Arnett officially file for divorce

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Though they've been separated since 2012, we're sad to see one of Hollywood's funniest couples split.

yesterday in Entertainment

‘Hobbit’ star found guilty in drug case

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Actor Mikael Persbrandt has been sentenced to five months in jail for buying cocaine.

National

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Michael’s craft stores confirm data breach

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The biggest U.S. arts and crafts retailer confirmed a security breach at certain systems that process payment cards.

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10 for today: Friday, April 18

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A look at the news making headlines today, Friday, April 18.

today in National

GM says recalled cars are safe

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GM says cars can be driven while waiting for repairs but the automaker has not addressed a problem long known to potentially shut off the engine.

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Obama argues healthcare law is working, rejects Republican criticism

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The president dismissed Republican critics who are using flaws in Obamacare to campaign for ousting Democrats from Congress.

today in National, World

Vice principal in South Korea school ferry disaster commits suicide

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Hopes are fading of finding any of the 268 missing passengers alive.

Weird

yesterday in National, Weird

Missing toddler found safe, playing in ‘claw crane’ machine

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A 3-year-old boy has been reunited with his mother after being found playing inside a coin-operated arcade game.

Tuesday in Weird

Turns out ‘God’ has bad credit

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An NYC man claims Equifax falsely reported he had no financial history because his first name is God.

Monday in National, Weird

Teen’s terror prank might be dumbest Tweet ever

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The online meltdown was a whirlwind of tween-speak, full of OMGs and posts that lack any common sense or punctuation.

April 11, 2014 in Weird

Would you pay $2K for a sewage plant wedding?

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A sewage treatment plant near Seattle is advertising its availability as a wedding venue.

April 10, 2014 in Weird

Florida woman arrested in topless rampage at McDonald’s

In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, photo, a McDonald's Big Mac sandwich is photographed at a McDonald's restaurant in Robinson Township, Pa. McDonald's saw a key sales figure drop in the U.S. again in February 2014, as the world's biggest hamburger chain struggles to beat back competition and adapt to changing eating habits.

A woman wearing only bikini bottoms was observed by security cameras vandalizing a Florida McDonald's.

Trending

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Fence FAIL

Updated
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A man who appears intoxicated tries his hardest to climb a fence, but it's not happening.

News

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Mazda recalls 190K SUVs for rust problem

The company logo is seen on the bonnet of a Mazda car during the media day ahead of the 84th Geneva Motor Show at the Palexpo Arena in Geneva March 5, 2014.

Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.

today in Music

Record Store Day full of reunited bands, special editions

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Record Store Day celebrates thousands of independent music shops around the world.

yesterday in Music

Listen to Soundgarden’s ‘Black Hole Sun’ demo

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Ahead of the 20th anniversary reissue of "Superunknown," Soundgarden releases the demo version of "Black Hole Sun."

yesterday in Music

Nirvana stars relieved by Hall of Fame finale failure

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Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic were just fine with the way the Rock Hall inductions ended.

yesterday in Music

Arctic Monkey slammed for ‘synchronized’ live shows

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British rockers Arctic Monkeys have been slammed for their "synchronized" live performances by their tour mates The Orwells.

yesterday in Music

No cooling down for the hot ‘Frozen’ soundtrack

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The soundtrack for Disney's animated film continues to dominate the Billboard music charts.

Wednesday in Music, Sports

Lorde meets Hall of Famer who inspired ‘Royals’

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The singer behind the hit meets the real-life Royal that inspired her song.

Wednesday in Music

Imagine Dragons star recognized by Songwriters Hall of Fame

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Frontman Dan Reynolds is set to receive the prestigious Hal David Starlight Award at the 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala.

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Easter on the Green

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Celebrate Easter in Downtown Asheville!

Dining Out for Life

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You are cordially invited to join your friends, clients, family and co-workers on Thursday, April 24, 2014, for the 12th annual Dining Out For Life® benefit to support the mission of the Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP).

WIN Tickets to See Local Natives!

American indie rock band Local Natives performing live

98.1 the RIVER has your chance to see Local Natives April 21st at the Orange Peel!

Thirsty Thursdays

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Join our sister station 105.9 The Mountain each Thursday home game for “Thirsty Thursdays” at the Asheville Tourists!

Asheville Half Marathon

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The 13.1 Asheville Half Marathon and 10K begins and ends in Pack Square and runs through the streets of Asheville and along the French Broad River. Register here!

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