Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Matt Bush

Last month, Harrah’s Cherokee was awarded the naming rights for the U-S Cellular Center in Asheville. The organization’s bid offered $3.25 million over the next five years.

General manager of Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center Chris Corl said a little over $300 thousand a year from those increased funds will go towards renovating the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. The auditorium has not been updated since 1975. The main entrance for performers used to be a window that was converted into a door about 40 inches tall.

 

Derek Blanks

Singer Gladys Knight will headline a benefit show Sunday night at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville.  Other performers include Little Big Town - and a host of 'surprise guests' that Knight is promising will be there.  All proceeds from the show will toward a proposed community center outside of Canton in Haywood County.  Knight's husband Billy McDowell is behind the plan to turn the former Reynolds School in an area known as Gibsontown into a community center by 2019.  McDow

Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell and panelists Brian Babylon, Bobcat Goldthwait and Roxanne Roberts wowed the sold-out crowd at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium August 1st. Lots of pictures were taken and we'd like to see them! If you managed to your mug snapped with any of the Wait Wait cast or crew or 'Not My Job' guest, Charles Frazier, send them our way.

Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell and panelists Brian Babylon, Bobcat Goldthwait and Roxanne Roberts wowed the sold-out crowd at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium August 1st. Lots of pictures were taken and we'd like to see them! If you managed to your mug snapped with any of the Wait Wait cast or crew or 'Not My Job' guest, Charles Frazier, send them our way.

2004 NPR Photo by Tony Nagelmann

Join us at 10:30 a.m. on August 3 at The Orange Peel to celebrate one of our most popular shows! WCQS listeners have been buzzing about Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! since we announced the show’s August 1 live performance in Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. The show sold out in just over a day and will once again bring national attention to our neck of the woods when it broadcasts over NPR stations on August 3. WCQS and The Orange Peel want you to be part of the excitement!