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Arts & Entertainment

at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Restless Heart and Little Texas, two classic American country music bands, will perform their all-time fan favorites at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, May 19. Showtime is set at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $24.

Restless Heart had their first taste of success in 1984 with their first record release. They are known for hits such as “I’ll Still Be Loving You” and “When She Cries.”


FHS Drama Department performaned Willy Wonka Junior last weekend under the direction of Robert Jessup.



View more photos of the production after the jump!


Annual non-competitive event staged Saturday.

Macon County youth in 3rd-12th grades participated in a non-competitive talent show last Saturday at the Franklin High Fine Arts Center.

The talent show was a joint project of the Arts Council and the Macon County Board of Education, with proceeds supporting the Arts Councils’s Artist-in-the-Schools Program.

Look for the full photo gallery after the jump! 



Bryan Smith of Franklin will exhibit work in the watercolor media category at Artisphere, Greenville, S.C.’s premier arts festival.

Smith is a self-trained artist who began his career in oils, at the age of 19. As he participated in the art festival circuit his career quickly advanced. He soon opened his own gallery in St. Augustine, Fla. After a decade of working as a successful owner and director in his own gallery, he relocated to the mountains of Western North Carolina.


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