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Arts & Entertainment

On Sunday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m., the Arts Council presents a double-bill concert featuring humorist/vocalist Cindy Miles and The McChoir Sisters, on the Town Square Gazebo in downtown Franklin.

Versatile musician and laughter therapist Cindy Miles blends rib-tickling commentary and lighthearted music to engage, involve and delight audience members, with memorable renditions of “Just A Bowl Of Butterbeans” and “Will The Turtle Be Unbroken.” The award-winning McChoir Sisters Trio, comprised of Margie Kellam, Kathy Kuhlman and Cathy Sill, perform Big Band Era and classic pop standards like “Mr. Sandman” and “Lollipop,” in Andrews Sisters-style precision harmonies.


Get ready for a walk back in time with the first annual “Cruisin in the Mountains” Car, Truck and Bike Show being held Oct. 5 and 6, at Southwestern Community College’s Driving Course on Industrial Park Loop (US 64 West).

Registration is now being accepted at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce. Registration forms can be downloaded from the Chamber’s website at or can be picked up at the Chamber Visitor Center.


“Rock the Square,” a vintage rock concert and street dance, will be held Friday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m., on the Town Square gazebo, Main Street in downtown Franklin, weather permitting. Multi-talented musician Dave Stewart opens the show with pop and folk tunes, James Taylor-style. At 7:30 p.m., the award-winning C-Square & Company, with keyboardist Lionel Caynon, vocalists Bobbie and Mike Contino, and saxophonist Chris Corbin, join Stewart on the gazebo stage to perform pop and Motown hits from Elvis and the Everly Brothers to the Beatles and Billy Joel.


The Hospice House Foundation WNC, Inc. will hold its second annual “Music Under The Stars” fund raiser on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 6 to 11 p.m., at Rose Creek Campground in Franklin. Tickets are $25 per person, which includes a barbecue chicken dinner and entertainment. Bring a lawn chair and your own beverage and cooler. Come sit around the campfire, enjoy dinner, followed by a silent auction and great music by Mike Giaquinto, Zorkie, and the band "local" from Sylva.

The Hospice House Foundation reports that a location within the city limits of Franklin has been selected for the Hospice House. For more info contact Sallee Coss at (828)369-9672 or visit the website at

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