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Arts & Entertainment

The Too Human Jazz Trio will perform on Sunday, March 8, at 3 p.m., in the Living Room of the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. The hour-long concert will feature jazz standards from “The American Songbook.” The program is designed for audience members of all ages. Admission is by donation; doors will open at 2:30.

According to Sit ‘N Bull Concert Series host Dave Fishken, Too Human offers “some of the best darned songs you ever heard, played with a depth of soul you rarely hear.” Their performances garner rave reviews at festivals, libraries, schools, galleries, and other venues all along the East Coast. The trio is composed of Ellen Schwartz and Roger Bruno, a Massachusetts- based pair of critically-acclaimed, versatile musicians and songwriters, and Shannon Hoover, a talented bassist from Greenville, S.C.

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Betsy Keller will be presenting Donna Eden and David Feinstein’s books on Energy Medicine and giving a free presentation on complementary medicine on Thursday, March 5, at 5:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. This event is part of a weekend workshop that Eden and Feinstein be holding in Asheville, March 20-22.

Award-winning authors, as well as husband and wife, Eden and Feinstein work together to spread the word of Energy Medicine, which is based on the understanding that any physical, mental, or behavioral problem has a counterpart in the body’s energies and can be treated at that level. Every conceivable health problem, psychological challenge, or dysfunctional habit can be improved if not overcome by intelligently shifting the energies in the body.

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The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts welcomes Mark Lowry and The Martins back to the stage Friday, March 6, to delight audiences once again. The two have partnered for a music and madness tour, something they’ve wanted to do for years, and it promises to be a great night of fun and worship. Showtime is set for 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $20 each.

Mark Lowry is a Christian comedian, songwriter, and singer who has been entertaining and inspiring audiences for nearly 40 years. He is known and loved around the world as a trusted voice in gospel music and beyond. He has been recording albums and videos since age 11, and he co-wrote the lyrics to “Mary Did You Know,” a popular Christmas song that has been recorded more than 400 times by artists such as Kenny Rogers, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, and Donny Osmond.

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Wade Hayes, a country music artist and cancer survivor, has partnered with Franklin High School’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America to spread community awareness about colon cancer. He will share both his story and his music which are designed to leave the audience inspired to live life to the fullest. Showtime is set for 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, and tickets are $15 each.

Wade Hayes was inspired to become a country music artist by his dad, Don Hayes, who was a professional country musician himself. Hayes landed his first record contract when he was 11 years old, but his life took a different direction and he began to focus on other things. In later years, he joined his father’s band and in 1991, after seeing Ricky Staggs perform on the Country Music Association Awards, he decided to pursue a music career again. He moved to Nashville, Tenn., and signed a record deal in 1994.

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