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Arts & Entertainment

Guitars, fiddlers, cloggers and singers entertained visitors and residents alike in downtown Franklin over the Memorial Day weekend.

At the gazebo on the square, local favorite C-Square performed on Friday night and bluegrass band Macon Grass performed Saturday.

Musicians also appeared in downtown cafes providing music with the evening’s refreshments.



Country music icon Loretta Lynn will be coming to the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, June 6, and with tickets virtually sold out, the event is sure to bring people from all over the southeast to Franklin.

With a career that spans 50 years, there is no denying why Lynn has been dubbed the “First Lady of Country Music,” and her continued success and devoted fans have earned her a long list of awards and accomplishments that makes her a true country music legend.

As the most awarded woman in country music, it is no surprise that Lynn’s performance at Franklin's 1,500 seat theater is sold out. Lynn has earned four Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, eight Broadcast Music Incorporated awards, 12 Academy of Country Music awards, and 26 fan-voted Music City News awards. She was the first woman in country music to receive a certified gold album, the first woman to be named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association, and the first female country music artist to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1999. Lynn has written more than 160 songs, released 60 albums, and sold 45 million records worldwide.


The Pink Ladies and the Burger Palace Boys prepare for the Franklin High School Spring Musical “Grease: School Version.”

The Franklin High School Departments of Theater and Music present “Grease: School Version” May 30 and 31, at 7 p.m. at the Franklin High School Fine Arts Center.

Tickets are $7 for adults, and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the FHS main office.

The project is supported by a Grassroots Arts Program grant from the Arts Council of Macon County and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources and a grant from the Macon County Academic Foundation.

“Grease:School Version” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Book music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.

Downtown Franklin was awash with color on Saturday morning for Airing of the Quilts between rainshowers which fell intermittently throughout the day.

Few visitors braved the soggy weather as the success of the second festival of the season was affected by Mother Nature.

Photos by Betsey Gooder




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published: 10/18/2013
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