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Arts & Entertainment

“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.

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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 www.hhfwnc.com.

Western Carolina University’s School of Music will present a free faculty brass recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the recital hall of Coulter Building.

The event, part of the Catamount Concert Series, will feature solo performances by Daniel Cherry on euphonium, Travis Bennett on horn, Michael Schallock on tuba and Bradley Ulrich and Larry Black on trumpet.

Cherry will be featured in Friedebald Grafe’s “Grand Concerto,” a Romantic-style piece written for trombone but suited for the tone quality and character of the euphonium.

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The 59th annual Macon County Fair got under way on Wednesday at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center in Franklin. This year's theme of, “Home Grown Goodness” can be seen throughout all the exhibits at the fair and according to Tex Corbin, who has been with the fair for 44 years, is intended to promote Macon County's culture.

“Folks in Macon County who grow up here and participate in the fair each year are really getting behind the theme of ‘Home Grown Goodness,’” said Corbin. “From things being produced in the county like crafts and livestock or the people who were born and raised here, that's what we want this year to be about.”

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