11th Annual FRANKLIN FOLK FESTIVAL :: Saturday, July 19 from 9am - 4pm in Historic Downtown Franklin

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Arts & Entertainment

The Overlook Theatre Company presented “The Civil War, A Musical Experience” last Thursday and Friday in the Franklin High School Fine Arts Center.

Drawn from letters, diaries and firsthand accounts, and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman, “The Civil War Musical” is a “thrilling, gutwrenching and awe-inspiring dramatic theatrical concert that covers the enormous emotional landscape of the most difficult time our nation has ever endured,” said producer Scotty Corbin.

Photos by Betsey Gooder

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The Mountain Artisan’s “Summertime" Arts and Crafts Show is celebrating its 25th year. Now located inside the Ramsey Center at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C., the show had its beginnings in the Macon County Community Building in 1989. Macon County native and folk artist Doris Hunter has been producing the event featuring quality arts and crafts from local and regional artisans ever since.

Over the years, the show has become famous for the largest selection of heritage and contemporary crafts from the hands of 100 exhibitors.

 

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The Arts Council’s Salsa Dance Party at Las Barricas Mexican Restaurant last Thursday night was “a hot success” say organizers.

The council enlisted the talents of dance teacher Alfredo Jiminez who gave basic instructions on how to salsa.

The free event was sponsored by the Arts Council of Macon County, suported by the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

 

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Louis-Virie Blanche will be performing on Friday, July 4, 8 to 10 p.m., at Rathskeller, 58 Stewart St., Franklin.

Blanche is a North Carolina born, world traveled Cherokee, with Choctaw, Blackfoot, and French Creole heritage.

His recordings feature numerous Grammy Award winners and nominees, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members.

The music he writes, sings, and produces is a mixture of styles including Cherokee, Creole, Reggae, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, Jazz, and Pop.

He's famed for being the first Native American artist to play Jamaica's world renowned Reggae Sunsplash festival.

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