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Arts & Entertainment

Don Williams, a highly-acclaimed country music singer and songwriter will perform at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29 each.

Don Williams is back on the road after almost five years of retirement, playing to sold-out houses all over the country. Charting 17 number one songs and more than 40 Top Ten singles, Williams is a true American classic. His hits include, “Good Ole Boys Like Me,” “Amanda,” and “Tulsa Times.” Williams has earned many awards throughout his career, but in 2010 he received country music’s highest honor when he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.


Celebrate the rich heritage of the Appalachians at the John C. Campbell Folk School’s 39th annual Fall Festival, featuring the crafts of 200 craftspeople, continuous live music and dance on two stages, craft demonstrations, food, kid's activities and much more.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for kids 12-17, under 12, free.

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Brasstown is located 6 miles east of Murphy, N.C.





The Jackson County Arts Council will present Gary Carden’s one-woman play, “Mother Jones” on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the Jackson County Library Complex. “Mother Jones” is portrayed by Laura Chew, a storyteller, actress, writer and naturalist who resides in Macon County.

“Mother Jones” was Mary Harris, a labor and community activist in the late 19th century. She organized mill and coal workers and fought for the rights of women and children who were exposed to unsafe and unhealthy work conditions.

The play is sponsored by the Jackson County Arts Council, which is a part of the North Carolina Arts Council. Tickets will be available the night of the performance, one hour prior to show time. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children.

For further information, contact the Jackson County Arts Council at 507-9820 or 507-9531.

Macon County Public Library Youth Services Fall Events begin Sept. 10, and will run through Dec. 19.

— Mondays at 10 a.m., Preschool creative activities and movie.

— Tuesdays at 10 a.m., Family storytime. Storytime is a language enrichment program in which rhymes, songs, stories and finger-plays are introduced. These pre-literacy skills/pre-reading skills will help prepare children to become good readers.


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