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The Overlook Theatre Company, under the direction of Scotty Corbin, will present “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown: The Classic Musical Comedy,” on Nov. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each.

Charlie Brown, a loveable loser with endless determination and hope, has been a treasured comic strip character, along with the entire Peanuts gang, since the 1950s. In this fun, family- friendly musical, it’s the first day of school and Charlie Brown is determined it will be the best year yet. Along with his friends and faithful dog, Snoopy, the group learns a hilarious lesson on friendship, growing up, and how the simplest things can be the most exciting moments in life.


After a one year hiatus, the Taste of Scotland Festival will return in 2013 and will be bigger and better than ever before.

Due to financial difficulties and the lack of volunteers to coordinate the festival, after 15 years in Franklin, the Taste of Scotland Festival was put on hold this year. According to a presentation given to town aldermen Monday night by event chairman Doug Morton, the 2013 festival, which will continue to be held on Father's Day weekend, will not just be a one day event, but instead will span throughout the weekend and feature new attractions to help the event become more sustainable.

“We feel that the Taste of Scotland Festival has to return to Franklin,” said Morton. “For 15 years the festival has been held and has become a part of the community's tradition. People all across the country looked to attend the festival and it was a tragedy it had to be cancelled this year.”


Two award-winning classically trained artists – guitarist Brad Richter and cellist Viktor Uzur - perform a program traditional and contemporary works on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 3 PM, in the main hall of the Macon County Public Library off Siler Road in Franklin.

This concert features innovative sets of their popular mash-ups, including “Rhapsody In Blue”/”Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and “Sweet Dreams”/“Seven Nation Army,” and much more. Light refreshments will be served; admission is by donation. Richter and Uzur earn rave reviews in solo settings, as a duo, and with ensembles and orchestras in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. The Duo appears frequently on NPR’s “Performance Today,” and has been featured on PBS’s “WoodSongs.” Individually Brad and Vik are classical musicians of the highest calibre.


The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University will host the exhibit “North Carolina Glass 2012: In Celebration of 50 Years of Studio Glass in America” from Sunday, Oct. 28, through Friday, Feb. 1.

A reception was held Sunday, Oct. 28. Gallery talks included “Early Years in Studio Glass,” by Fritz Dreisbach, who spent time at WCU in 1974 as a visiting artist and built a glass furnace on campus; and “The North Carolina Glass Exhibit Series,” by Joan Falconer Byrd, a WCU professor of art who curated the show with museum interim director Denise Drury. Dreisbach also gave glass-blowing demonstrations on Monday, Oct. 29, at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro.


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