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WCQS – THE WATERS & HARVEY SHOW: Rabbit’s Cafe
Historic African-American landmarks have disappeared in Asheville at an alarming rate. A project is underway to restore and relaunch Rabbit’s Café & Hotel, which played a very significant role in the community’s past. Today’s guest is musician Claude Coleman who is leading the project.
JamBase: Ween Drummer Claude Coleman Jr. Discusses New Asheville Practice Facility SoundSpace & More
Claude Coleman Jr. is a busy guy. He prioritizes music and joy, making time to tour with Ween, Mike Dillon Band, Dean Ween Group, his own band Amandla, and occasionally with Fishbone’s Angelo Moore.
Mountain XPress: Local musicians struggle to find affordable practice spaces
While Asheville regularly racks up accolades on lists (“10 Small Cities With World Class Food Scene,” “12 Best Places to Retire in the U.S,” “10 Best Outdoor Towns in America”), one honor the town is not likely to receive is “Best Place for a Band to Practice.”
AVL TODAY: Four Historic African-American Entrepreneurs in Asheville, NC
Ask many people about the history of entrepreneurship + development here in Asheville, and some familiar names come to mind – George Vanderbilt, E.W. Grove, Rafael Guastavino, Douglas Ellington. But many community founders and entrepreneurs of color also left lasting legacies, even though there is far less written about them.