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Arts & Entertainment

One-of-a-kind works of art and craft will be found this Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Village Square Art & Craft Show in the Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park at Pine and 5th Streets, Highlands.

At right is an example of glass work by Terri Johansson.

Fine art, rustic furniture, jewelry, pottery - and all the good things you expect in an art and craft show.

The free event features food and music, and is sponsored by the Macon County Art Association.

Macon County Schools bands recently presented a special dedication concert Tuesday, June 2, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts.

Nationally renowned composer Dr. George Naff had written a song entitled “And Give You Peace” and dedicated it to Buddy and Jennifer Huckabee for their 15-year commitment to excellence.

Huckabee’s accomplishments include directing superior marching, jazz, and concert bands along with three national bowl game championships in the past, with the Liberty Bowl halftime show coming up this December.


This week’s featured band for Concerts on the Creek is the Corbitt Brothers. The show begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 12 at Bridge Park.

The Corbitt Brothers are an outlaw country band. These young, self-taught brothers/ musicians were born and raised in Jacksonville, Fla. They moved to the Nashville, Tenn., area in 2008 to pursue their music dreams and formed the band in 2009 as a twosome hitting the music scene in Tennessee for a year. In mid-2010, they added a drummer to their band and went on the road full-time. The band is currently based in Franklin.


Sara Gruen, author of “Water for Elephants,” is coming to Franklin during the Taste of Scotland Festival to sign her new book, “At the Water’s Edge.” Gruen will be at Books Unlimited on Main Street on Saturday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A young socialite in Philadelphia, a social misstep on New Year’s Eve 1942 that changes everything, a journey by ship from America to Scotland during WWII, a husband, a best friend, and the tiny Highland village of Drumnadrochit – these are the opening snapshots in Gruen’s new novel “At the Water’s Edge.” In her fifth novel, a compelling and exotic historically set piece, Gruen reminds us why she is one of our most beloved storytellers, creating another irresistible setting and cast of characters, reminiscent of her #1 New York Times bestseller “Water for Elephants.”

Gruen, inspired by a longstanding love affair with the Scottish Highlands, a fascination with the ruins of old castles, and a news article about the Loch Ness Monster, transports readers to a time and place where monsters – like the fabled Nessie, or like Hitler whose planes fly over the remote Scottish hills, or even those monsters that live closer to home – threaten to destroy everything.


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