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Arts & Entertainment

“Hymns We Know by Heart,” an old-time front porch style sing-along of familiar and beloved hymns and Spirituals, will be held on Sunday, June 21, at 3:30 p.m., on the Franklin Town Square Gazebo, Main Street at Iotla in Franklin.

Attendees will sing together well known but seldom sung hymns from bygone days, including “In the Garden,” “Jesus Loves Me,” “Shall We Gather at the River,” and “The Old Rugged Cross,” plus Spirituals like “Amen,” “Do Lord,” “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” and “This Little Light of Mine.” Singing will be led by Cindy Miles, with accompaniment by keyboardist Lionel Caynon. Requests will be encouraged.

Bring a lawn chair, family, friends, and a hymnal if you wish. In case of rain, the concert will move into the First Presbyterian Chapel, corner of Church Street and Harrison Avenue. No admission charged; donations are welcome. This event is produced by the Arts Council of Macon County, with funding from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. Contact the Macon Arts Council for information, 524-ARTS or artscouncilofmacon. org.

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.

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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.

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