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Arts & Entertainment

A lot of generous people turned out for a benefit for Relay for Life on Saturday, March 25 at the Franklin High School Fine Arts Building. The "Singing For A Cure" Relay for Life concert was held from 6 to 10 p.m., and featured several homegrown musical acts.

The audience was entertained by Empty Pockets, with Donnie Clay and Conrad Heffner; Bruce Hedden and the Gospel Mountaineers; and Curtis Blackwell and the Fescue Four, among others.

The evening also featured a cake auction, a 50/50 raffle and refreshments for those attending the event.

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Fans who like Neil Simon plays will enjoy the Licklog Players’ season opener, Prisoner of 2nd Avenue, to be staged April 8 at the Peacock Playhouse in Hayesville.

During its two-year run on Broadway, the comedy packed houses during 678 performances, and took away a Tony Award for Best Show. Simon’s box office appeal has made his plays among the most regularly performed in the world.

Audiences will remember past Licklog productions of the award-winning playwright, including “Barefoot in the Park,” “Plaza Suite,” “Rumors,” “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” and “The Odd Couple.”

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Learn the art of Coptic bookbinding with artistin- residence Katherine Cays at the historic Rickman Store in the Cowee community in Franklin, on Saturday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

All levels are welcome and each student will complete a Coptic bound book.

Coptic binding has braid like stitches that hold pages and covers together with the spine remaining visible.

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Local artists contribute their skills to illustrate traditional children’s stories

The Kituwah Preservation & Education Program [KPEP] is taking measures to preserve the ancient language of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, with colorful children’s books written in the native Cherokee language and illustrated by local artists.

By commissioning artists throughout the region to illustrate the children’s books, KPEP hopes to keep the near-extinct language alive by catching the interest of Cherokee youth at an early age and introducing them to their native tongue.

 

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