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Dig Local COVID Update 4/28/20 - Jus' Running Interview, Virtual Local Events, New Tunes on Spotify and More

Check Out Jus' Running's #digAVL Video 

A series on how local businesses are adjusting to the COVID-19 crisis

Luke Paulson, Store Manager at Jus' Running, explains how the business has pivoted during COVID-19 to continue serving customers; and how they're navigating their new world of e-commerce.

See the video interview here
While we've all had to adjust to the "new normal" (whatever that is) our local business owners and managers each have their own story to tell about how they've been affected and what they are doing during these unprecedented times. Dig Local is proud to partner with our friend, Ann Smith, at Leap Frog Tours to interview some of the awesome folks who make Asheville, Asheville.

Another Five Fresh Local Tunes Have Been 
Added to the Dig Local Playlist on Spotify!

One of the five new songs added this week is "Are You Music?" by The Secret B-Sides

The Secret B-Sides is for lovers. The band produces a fresh sound rooted in the classic feel of R&B and Soul music, and updated with the modern sensibilities of Hip-Hop. The concept of the band is simple and is about three things: 1) love, 2) dinosaurs, and 3) flying saucers! Fully equipped with these three essentials, The Secret B-Sides are here on the planet, ready to help the people of Earth get together, feel a little sexy, and have some good, clean fun--to the sound of drums, electric bass, keys, and nylon-stringed guitar, finished with a vinyl-smooth vocal. Listen to their song Are You Music? on our playlist.

Other songs that we've added this week are:

 Check out our playlist on Spotify
and tell us which local artist you dig the most!

Featured Virtual Local Events

Wednesdays at 9am, young LEAFers can join LEAF Global Arts teaching artist Adama Dembele for a virtual drumming and dance class for elementary age kids. Adama is a master djembefola (djembe player) from the Ivory Coast, West Africa, and has been a part of LEAF since 2005. He currently teaches year-round after school classes with LEAF Schools & Streets, and he is excited to offer video classes in which students can take a journey to explore the sounds, rhythms and movements of West African culture from home!

World Cinema Fridays

Join Carlos Steward, Director of the Flood Gallery Fine Art Center and Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Black Mountain Press, every Friday at 6pm for short cinema dramas from around the world. Keep an eye out for his other live stream: True Home Virtual Mic Night on Thursdays. More live streams available!
Also, check out our new Virtual Local Events Calendar and Virtual Events Facebook page to see stuff that's going on virtually every day. Whether it's a live stream of local music, yoga, or a virtual gallery, there's a little something for everyone!

Do you have a virtual local event you'd like to share? 
Submit your virtual event here!

WNC Working Together in Times of Crisis

This is what community looks like! Food Connection is so proud to be included alongside all of these amazing efforts by MANNA FoodBank, Sugar Loaf Elementary, Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville Strong, and Jack Frost Dairy Bar. Shout outs to Fiasco Pictures and WLOS ABC 13 for making such an inspiring promo about working together in times of crisis. #WNCtogether (In case you missed Food Connection's BIG announcement over the weekend, read it here!) 
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Keep digging local!