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Arts & Entertainment

Now in its 41st season, the Brasstown Concert Association (BCA) will present nationally and internationally known artists and ensembles performing in an impressive range of styles.

The season opens on Sept. 28 with Gamelan Gunung biru, the resident gamelan ensemble of Western Carolina University since 2003. A gamelan is an orchestra of tuned metal percussion instruments – mainly gongs, zithers and xylophones – characteristic of Java, Bali, Malaysia and other island cultures of Southeast Asia. Each gamelan has its own name, tuning system and distinctive personality. Gamelan Gunung biru (“Blue Ridge Gamelan”), comprised of Western Carolina University students, faculty, staff and friends, will present a performance of gamelan music from the Central Javanese tradition by contemporary composers.


Music with Country Memories Thursday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Living Room of the Macon County Public Library.

Performing unique renditions of old-style gospel and country songs, Country Memories is comprised of four Rabun County Georgia natives and a couple from Franklin.



The band Porch 40 will bring its funky rock style of music to Concerts on the Creek this Friday, Aug. 15, at the Bridge Park in Sylva, N.C., from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Edgy, fresh, and outgoing, Porch 40’s music is hard to ignore.

Blending and bending genre after genre, their songs redefine the roots of modern music. They incorporate elements from the best of the old, such as Motown, Jazz, and Funk; while embellishing it with the best of the new; rock, progressive, indie, metal, hip hop, and electronic.


The Second Annual Historic Cowee School Celebration is planned for Saturday, Aug. 16, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at the Historic Cowee School and Grounds, 51 Cowee School Drive, Franklin.

Bring the family and join a grand celebration of history and culture, live entertainment, shopping, a wide array of foods, and activities.

This event is free and parking is free at Cowee Baptist Church, with free shuttle service to the school.


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