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The June recording echoed a much-quoted speech by the groups original spokesman, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, that was released in 2014 the year ISIS pivoted from a regional threat to a global one. The 2014 speech was routinely quoted by attackers across the world as justification for their acts of violence, including in video wills left by the suicide bombers who blew themselves up at a stadium and concert hall in Paris in 2015.

Now, it appears that the groups canvas has shrunk and it is returning to its roots as a regional insurgency.

Hassan Hassan, a resident fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, said the speech was in line with the groups recent evolution. It aligns perfectly with ISISs recent moves, of going ever more internal, he said in a series of Tweets.

ISIS is an outgrowth of the group that was once Al Qaedas affiliate in Iraq, and for years the affiliate clashed with the larger terrorist group over whether it was strategically sound to carry out massacres against Shiite Muslims. As far back as 2005, the second-in-command of Al Qaeda upbraided the affiliate in a 6,500-word letter, saying the group should focus on expelling American troops, and hold off on attacking Shiites in Iraq and neighboring Arab countries until that first goal was accomplished.

But the group that went on to become ISIS disregarded this counsel from the beginning, dragging Iraq into a bloody sectarian conflict.

In 2014, after seizing territory the size of Britain in Iraq and Syria, ISIS aggressively carried out attacks on enemies in the region, even while laying the groundwork for successive attacks overseas. For much of the three years that it held onto a vast territory, ISIS appeared intent on fighting on all fronts, with fighters in Europe and suicide bombers in the crowded markets of Baghdad, as well as targets in Lebanon and Iran.

In Mr. al-Muhajirs latest audio statement, he cited texts from the puritanical Wahhabi tradition to create a spiritual rationale for killing ever more Muslims not just Shiites, but also Sunnis, whom ISIS claims to represent.

He focused especially on Iraqs parliamentary elections that are scheduled to begin on May 12, calling anyone who collaborates with the Iraqi government a legitimate target. The polling centers and those inside it are a target of our swords, he said. So stay away from them and do not walk near them.

At the same time, the ISIS spokesman mocked the United States, taunting President Trump.

Without naming him, Mr. al-Muhajir said America had lost its influence under the current administration. Look at you, you evildoer, confused and lost, and with your goals scattered. You are now forced to beg and go along the wishes of your supposed adversaries, he said, in an apparent reference to Russia.

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The Egyptian goddess Isis.

ISIS stands for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and is an extremist militant group that rules by Wahhabi/Salafi law. In Arabic, the group is also known as Daesh.

An example of ISIS is the terrorist group that is known for kidnapping western journalists and aid workers as part of their tactics.

Isis is defined as the Ancient Greek goddess of fertility in Egyptian mythology.

An example Isis is a statue or carving with the horns of a cow and a solar disk over her head.

Egypt. Myth. the goddess of fertility, sister and wife of Osiris, typically represented with a cow’s horns surrounding a solar (or lunar) disk

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At least 57 people were killed when a suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in Afghanistan’s capital in an attack claimed by the Islamic State terror group.

Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro told the Associated Press that 119 people were wounded in the massive blast in Kabul, which shattered windows miles away from the attack site.

Majro told TOLO News the wounded have been taken to a number of Kabul hospitals, and that officials are orking to identify the victims.

People gather outside a voter registration center which was attacked by a suicide bomber in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April 22, 2018.(AP Photo/ Rahmat Gul)

Majro said there were five small children and 21 women among the dead. More than a dozen children and nearly 50 women were wounded, he said, adding that the tolls could still rise.

Police blocked all roads to the blast site, with only ambulances allowed in.

Local TV stations broadcast live footage of hundreds of distraught people gathered at nearby hospitals seeking word about loved ones.

An Afghan police walks outside a voter registration center which was attacked by a suicide bomber in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April 22, 2018.(AP Photo/ Rahmat Gul)

Gen. Daud Amin, the Kabul police chief, told the AP the suicide bomber targeted civilians who had gathered to receive national identification cards. Afghanistan will hold parliamentary elections in October.

ISIS claimed responsibility in a statement carried by its Aamaq news agency, saying it had targeted Shiite “apostates.”

US DROPS MORE BOMBS IN AFGHANISTAN AS WAR AGAINST ISIS WINDS DOWN

The bombing on Sunday was the fourth attack on the election process since voter registration started last Saturday, according to TOLO News.

An Afghan police walks outside a voter registration center which was attacked by a suicide bomber in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April 22, 2018. (AP Photo/ Rahmat Gul)

Last week, three police officers responsible for guarding voter registration centers in two Afghan provinces were killed by militants, according to authorities.

Afghan security forces have struggled to prevent attacks by ISIS as well as the more firmly established Taliban since the U.S. and NATO concluded their combat mission at the end of 2014.

An Afghan man walks outside a voter registration center, which was attacked by a suicide bomber in Kabul, Sunday, April 22, 2018. (AP Photo/ Rahmat Gul)

Both groups regularly launch attacks, with the Taliban usually targeting the government and security forces, and IS targeting the country’s Shiite minority.

Both groups want to establish a harsh form of Islamic rule in Afghanistan, and are opposed to democratic elections.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed

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ISIS – Facts & Summary – HISTORY.com

In response to ISIS violence, various countriesincluding the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Russia, several Arab nations and other countrieshave initiated efforts to defeat the terrorist group.

In 2014, a U.S.-led coalition started airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria. That same year, the Pentagon announced a program to train Syrian rebels to fight against ISIS. However, this initiative was nixed a year later when only about 150 rebels were recruited.

The United States has primarily used targeted airstrikes and special operations forces to fight ISIS. In 2015, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. had launched nearly 9,000 airstrikes on ISIS.The United States military dropped its most powerful non-nuclear bomb on an ISIS compound in Afghanistan in April 2017.

Reports have suggested ISIS has weakened both militarily and financially. The group has lost control of large amounts of territory in Iraq, and several of its leaders have been killed.

While notable gains against ISIS have been made, international efforts to control this powerful terrorist organization will likely continue for many years.

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ISIS, (also know as Daesh, ISIL or simply Islamic State) is a Jihadist militant group in Iraq and Syria influenced by the Wahhabi movement. It aims to establish a caliphate, or Islamic state in Sunni majority regions of Iraq and Syria. In June 2014, they seized control of Mosul, Fallujah and Tikrit in northern-Iraq in large scale military offensives.

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Part one the rise: It was in the Iraqi city of Mosul that Isis attempted to prove its legitimacy by transforming from an insurgency into a state. Alongside the murders and mass terror ran a functioning bureaucracy, with streamlined rubbish collections and electricity smart meters

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Americans In ISIS: Some 300 Tried To Join, 12 Have Returned …

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud is shown in a Columbus, Ohio, courtroom in 2015. He was arrested after traveling to Syria, then returning to Ohio, where he planned to carry out an attack. According to a new report, he’s one of 12 Americans who went to join extremist groups in Syria or Iraq, and then returned back to the U.S. Mohamud was sentenced last month to 22 years in prison. Andrew Welsh-Huggins/AP hide caption

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud is shown in a Columbus, Ohio, courtroom in 2015. He was arrested after traveling to Syria, then returning to Ohio, where he planned to carry out an attack. According to a new report, he’s one of 12 Americans who went to join extremist groups in Syria or Iraq, and then returned back to the U.S. Mohamud was sentenced last month to 22 years in prison.

An estimated 300 Americans attempted to join the Islamic State and other radical Islamist groups in Iraq and Syria, including a small number who rose to senior positions, according to the most detailed report to date on this issue.

So far, 12 of those Americans have returned home, yet none has carried out an attack on U.S. soil, according the report released Monday by George Washington University’s Program on Extremism.

“I think what we were struck with was the few numbers of returnees that we saw,” said Seamus Hughes, one of the report’s authors. “There was always concern that this wave of what the FBI would call ‘the terrorist diaspora’ would come back. In many ways it’s just a trickle right now.”

The exact number of Americans who ran off to join the Islamic State and their fates has always been fuzzy. The FBI has occasionally offered general numbers, but provided few details.

The report covers the period since 2011, when the Syria war erupted. The Islamic State peaked, in terms of power and territory, in the summer of 2014, when it held large parts of Syria and Iraq.

The U.S. then began working with local partners to battle ISIS. The extremist group has now lost virtually all territory it once held, though it is still capable of carrying out deadly attacks in those countries, and has established footholds in several other states.

One percent of foreign fighters

The 300 or so Americans account for about 1 percent of the estimated 30,000 foreign fighters who joined ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The majority came from the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.

The George Washington University team scoured online material, reviewed court records, spoke with government officials and interviewed some of those who returned to the U.S. after joining ISIS.

Still, the report could account for just over a third of those who tried or succeeded in joining radical Islamist groups.

“I know the numbers in the intelligence community are much better than mine, as one would expect,” said Hughes. “But we tried to do our best to have the largest public accounting of the phenomenon.”

Around 50 Americans were arrested as they tried to leave the country, and never made it out of the U.S. The report was able to document 64 individuals who did reach Syria or Iraq.

They include Zulfi Hoxha, a New Jersey resident of Albanian descent.

“He was a bit of loner. High school friends describe him as kind of a geek,” Hughes said.

He traveled to Syria in 2015, and U.S. authorities have described as a “senior ISIS commander.” He appears in two ISIS propaganda videos, including one where he beheads a prisoner, according to Hughes.

A dozen return to the U.S.

Of the 12 Americans who returned, nine were arrested and remain in custody, the report said. Two others are known to law enforcement, but have not been detained, it added. The 12th man went back to Syria a second time and carried out a suicide bombing, the report said.

While no American has returned and carried out an attack, one man, Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud of Ohio, planned to do so.

He was among a small number of Americans to join al-Nusra in Syria, an extremist group linked to al-Qaida. One of his commanders sent him back to Ohio with orders to attack a U.S. military facility.

Mohamud returned to Ohio in 2014, and was arrested the following year. He pleaded guilty to plotting the attacks and last month was sentenced to 22 years in prison.

The report did not deal with those who may have been inspired by ISIS and acted inside the U.S. For example, authorities say Sayfullo Saipov, the man charged with ramming a truck into pedestrians, killing eight in New York City last October, was inspired by ISIS. But his case is not included in the report.

It’s still not clear what’s happened to thousands of other ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria as the group lost its self-declared caliphate.

Hard-core fighters are expected to remain and keep fighting. Others may be slipping across the border into Turkey. And some have been detained, though the U.S. has given no indication it is holding ISIS fighters.

In Iraq, the government is putting ISIS members on trial.

In Syria, where the war grinds on, it’s more complicated. The Syrian Democratic Forces, militia fighters aligned with the U.S., are holding hundreds of ISIS fighters, according to U.S. military officials.

Greg Myre is a national security correspondent. Follow him @gregmyre1.

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Kitchen 743 offers up a creative fare of bites, sharing plates, and entrees. Perfect choices for a light patio bite or dinner and a show.

Set in the heart of West Asheville, Isis Theater was built in 1937 as a single screen movie theater and screened its last film in 1957. We as a family revamped the theater to what is now Kitchen 743 @ Isis Music Hall. A place to catch an intimate dinner and a show, or a rock show with 450 other people!

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The June recording echoed a much-quoted speech by the groups original spokesman, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, that was released in 2014 the year ISIS pivoted from a regional threat to a global one. The 2014 speech was routinely quoted by attackers across the world as justification for their acts of violence, including in video wills left by the suicide bombers who blew themselves up at a stadium and concert hall in Paris in 2015. Now, it appears that the groups canvas has shrunk and it is returning to its roots as a regional insurgency. Hassan Hassan, a resident fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, said the speech was in line with the groups recent evolution. It aligns perfectly with ISISs recent moves, of going ever more internal, he said in a series of Tweets. ISIS is an outgrowth of the group that was once Al Qaedas affiliate in Iraq, and for years the affiliate clashed with the larger terrorist group over whether it was strategically sound to carry out massacres against Shiite Muslims. As far back as 2005, the second-in-command of Al Qaeda upbraided the affiliate in a 6,500-word letter, saying the group should focus on expelling American troops, and hold off on attacking Shiites in Iraq and neighboring Arab countries until that first goal was accomplished. But the group that went on to become ISIS disregarded this counsel from the beginning, dragging Iraq into a bloody sectarian conflict. In 2014, after seizing territory the size of Britain in Iraq and Syria, ISIS aggressively carried out attacks on enemies in the region, even while laying the groundwork for successive attacks overseas. For much of the three years that it held onto a vast territory, ISIS appeared intent on fighting on all fronts, with fighters in Europe and suicide bombers in the crowded markets of Baghdad, as well as targets in Lebanon and Iran. In Mr. al-Muhajirs latest audio statement, he cited texts from the puritanical Wahhabi tradition to create a spiritual rationale for killing ever more Muslims not just Shiites, but also Sunnis, whom ISIS claims to represent. He focused especially on Iraqs parliamentary elections that are scheduled to begin on May 12, calling anyone who collaborates with the Iraqi government a legitimate target. The polling centers and those inside it are a target of our swords, he said. So stay away from them and do not walk near them. At the same time, the ISIS spokesman mocked the United States, taunting President Trump. Without naming him, Mr. al-Muhajir said America had lost its influence under the current administration. Look at you, you evildoer, confused and lost, and with your goals scattered. You are now forced to beg and go along the wishes of your supposed adversaries, he said, in an apparent reference to Russia.

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The Egyptian goddess Isis. ISIS stands for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and is an extremist militant group that rules by Wahhabi/Salafi law. In Arabic, the group is also known as Daesh. An example of ISIS is the terrorist group that is known for kidnapping western journalists and aid workers as part of their tactics. Isis is defined as the Ancient Greek goddess of fertility in Egyptian mythology. An example Isis is a statue or carving with the horns of a cow and a solar disk over her head. Egypt. Myth. the goddess of fertility, sister and wife of Osiris, typically represented with a cow’s horns surrounding a solar (or lunar) disk Origin of Isis Literary Thames, esp. at, & west of, Oxford noun An ancient Egyptian goddess of fertility and magic who was the sister and wife of Osiris. Origin of Isis Isis (plural isises) Latin, the goddess Isis, from Ancient Greek. SentencesSentence examples MLA Style “Isis.” YourDictionary, n.d. Web. ‘ + dateFormat(“d mmmm yyyy”) + ‘. . APA Style Isis. (n.d.). Retrieved ‘ + dateFormat(“mmmm dS, yyyy”) + ‘, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/isis

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At least 57 people were killed when a suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in Afghanistan’s capital in an attack claimed by the Islamic State terror group. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro told the Associated Press that 119 people were wounded in the massive blast in Kabul, which shattered windows miles away from the attack site. Majro told TOLO News the wounded have been taken to a number of Kabul hospitals, and that officials are orking to identify the victims. People gather outside a voter registration center which was attacked by a suicide bomber in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April 22, 2018.(AP Photo/ Rahmat Gul) Majro said there were five small children and 21 women among the dead. More than a dozen children and nearly 50 women were wounded, he said, adding that the tolls could still rise. Police blocked all roads to the blast site, with only ambulances allowed in. Local TV stations broadcast live footage of hundreds of distraught people gathered at nearby hospitals seeking word about loved ones. An Afghan police walks outside a voter registration center which was attacked by a suicide bomber in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April 22, 2018.(AP Photo/ Rahmat Gul) Gen. Daud Amin, the Kabul police chief, told the AP the suicide bomber targeted civilians who had gathered to receive national identification cards. Afghanistan will hold parliamentary elections in October. ISIS claimed responsibility in a statement carried by its Aamaq news agency, saying it had targeted Shiite “apostates.” US DROPS MORE BOMBS IN AFGHANISTAN AS WAR AGAINST ISIS WINDS DOWN The bombing on Sunday was the fourth attack on the election process since voter registration started last Saturday, according to TOLO News. An Afghan police walks outside a voter registration center which was attacked by a suicide bomber in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April 22, 2018. (AP Photo/ Rahmat Gul) Last week, three police officers responsible for guarding voter registration centers in two Afghan provinces were killed by militants, according to authorities. Afghan security forces have struggled to prevent attacks by ISIS as well as the more firmly established Taliban since the U.S. and NATO concluded their combat mission at the end of 2014. An Afghan man walks outside a voter registration center, which was attacked by a suicide bomber in Kabul, Sunday, April 22, 2018. (AP Photo/ Rahmat Gul) Both groups regularly launch attacks, with the Taliban usually targeting the government and security forces, and IS targeting the country’s Shiite minority. Both groups want to establish a harsh form of Islamic rule in Afghanistan, and are opposed to democratic elections. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed

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ISIS – Facts & Summary – HISTORY.com

In response to ISIS violence, various countriesincluding the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Russia, several Arab nations and other countrieshave initiated efforts to defeat the terrorist group. In 2014, a U.S.-led coalition started airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria. That same year, the Pentagon announced a program to train Syrian rebels to fight against ISIS. However, this initiative was nixed a year later when only about 150 rebels were recruited. The United States has primarily used targeted airstrikes and special operations forces to fight ISIS. In 2015, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. had launched nearly 9,000 airstrikes on ISIS.The United States military dropped its most powerful non-nuclear bomb on an ISIS compound in Afghanistan in April 2017. Reports have suggested ISIS has weakened both militarily and financially. The group has lost control of large amounts of territory in Iraq, and several of its leaders have been killed. While notable gains against ISIS have been made, international efforts to control this powerful terrorist organization will likely continue for many years.

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ISIS, (also know as Daesh, ISIL or simply Islamic State) is a Jihadist militant group in Iraq and Syria influenced by the Wahhabi movement. It aims to establish a caliphate, or Islamic state in Sunni majority regions of Iraq and Syria. In June 2014, they seized control of Mosul, Fallujah and Tikrit in northern-Iraq in large scale military offensives.

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Part one the rise: It was in the Iraqi city of Mosul that Isis attempted to prove its legitimacy by transforming from an insurgency into a state. Alongside the murders and mass terror ran a functioning bureaucracy, with streamlined rubbish collections and electricity smart meters

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Americans In ISIS: Some 300 Tried To Join, 12 Have Returned …

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud is shown in a Columbus, Ohio, courtroom in 2015. He was arrested after traveling to Syria, then returning to Ohio, where he planned to carry out an attack. According to a new report, he’s one of 12 Americans who went to join extremist groups in Syria or Iraq, and then returned back to the U.S. Mohamud was sentenced last month to 22 years in prison. Andrew Welsh-Huggins/AP hide caption Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud is shown in a Columbus, Ohio, courtroom in 2015. He was arrested after traveling to Syria, then returning to Ohio, where he planned to carry out an attack. According to a new report, he’s one of 12 Americans who went to join extremist groups in Syria or Iraq, and then returned back to the U.S. Mohamud was sentenced last month to 22 years in prison. An estimated 300 Americans attempted to join the Islamic State and other radical Islamist groups in Iraq and Syria, including a small number who rose to senior positions, according to the most detailed report to date on this issue. So far, 12 of those Americans have returned home, yet none has carried out an attack on U.S. soil, according the report released Monday by George Washington University’s Program on Extremism. “I think what we were struck with was the few numbers of returnees that we saw,” said Seamus Hughes, one of the report’s authors. “There was always concern that this wave of what the FBI would call ‘the terrorist diaspora’ would come back. In many ways it’s just a trickle right now.” The exact number of Americans who ran off to join the Islamic State and their fates has always been fuzzy. The FBI has occasionally offered general numbers, but provided few details. The report covers the period since 2011, when the Syria war erupted. The Islamic State peaked, in terms of power and territory, in the summer of 2014, when it held large parts of Syria and Iraq. The U.S. then began working with local partners to battle ISIS. The extremist group has now lost virtually all territory it once held, though it is still capable of carrying out deadly attacks in those countries, and has established footholds in several other states. One percent of foreign fighters The 300 or so Americans account for about 1 percent of the estimated 30,000 foreign fighters who joined ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The majority came from the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. The George Washington University team scoured online material, reviewed court records, spoke with government officials and interviewed some of those who returned to the U.S. after joining ISIS. Still, the report could account for just over a third of those who tried or succeeded in joining radical Islamist groups. “I know the numbers in the intelligence community are much better than mine, as one would expect,” said Hughes. “But we tried to do our best to have the largest public accounting of the phenomenon.” Around 50 Americans were arrested as they tried to leave the country, and never made it out of the U.S. The report was able to document 64 individuals who did reach Syria or Iraq. They include Zulfi Hoxha, a New Jersey resident of Albanian descent. “He was a bit of loner. High school friends describe him as kind of a geek,” Hughes said. He traveled to Syria in 2015, and U.S. authorities have described as a “senior ISIS commander.” He appears in two ISIS propaganda videos, including one where he beheads a prisoner, according to Hughes. A dozen return to the U.S. Of the 12 Americans who returned, nine were arrested and remain in custody, the report said. Two others are known to law enforcement, but have not been detained, it added. The 12th man went back to Syria a second time and carried out a suicide bombing, the report said. While no American has returned and carried out an attack, one man, Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud of Ohio, planned to do so. He was among a small number of Americans to join al-Nusra in Syria, an extremist group linked to al-Qaida. One of his commanders sent him back to Ohio with orders to attack a U.S. military facility. Mohamud returned to Ohio in 2014, and was arrested the following year. He pleaded guilty to plotting the attacks and last month was sentenced to 22 years in prison. The report did not deal with those who may have been inspired by ISIS and acted inside the U.S. For example, authorities say Sayfullo Saipov, the man charged with ramming a truck into pedestrians, killing eight in New York City last October, was inspired by ISIS. But his case is not included in the report. It’s still not clear what’s happened to thousands of other ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria as the group lost its self-declared caliphate. Hard-core fighters are expected to remain and keep fighting. Others may be slipping across the border into Turkey. And some have been detained, though the U.S. has given no indication it is holding ISIS fighters. In Iraq, the government is putting ISIS members on trial. In Syria, where the war grinds on, it’s more complicated. The Syrian Democratic Forces, militia fighters aligned with the U.S., are holding hundreds of ISIS fighters, according to U.S. military officials. Greg Myre is a national security correspondent. Follow him @gregmyre1.

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Kitchen 743 offers up a creative fare of bites, sharing plates, and entrees. Perfect choices for a light patio bite or dinner and a show. Set in the heart of West Asheville, Isis Theater was built in 1937 as a single screen movie theater and screened its last film in 1957. We as a family revamped the theater to what is now Kitchen 743 @ Isis Music Hall. A place to catch an intimate dinner and a show, or a rock show with 450 other people! Isis is a concert venue with an accompanying bar and restaurant. Many of the artists and performers we feature are recognized national or regional acts.

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