11th Annual FRANKLIN FOLK FESTIVAL :: Saturday, July 19 from 9am - 4pm in Historic Downtown Franklin

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Arts & Entertainment

Country music legend Marty Stuart rode into Franklin last Friday night with his own style and zeal for country music of all kinds.

As an accomplished musician as well as singer/songwriter, Stuart performed his own hits and favorites to concert goers at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, with the goal of preserving the roots, culture and history of traditional country music.

 

 

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Mystery thriller “Wait Until Dark,” will run Sept. 16-18, and Sept. 23-25 at the Peacock Playhouse in Hayesville. Director Edie Kleinpeter has been very pleased with rehearsals and feels she has a strong cast.

Debbie Timson plays Susy, a blind woman, who unwittingly gets drawn in to a drug deal gone wrong. Three con artists worm their way into her life and apartment in search of a doll that her husband, trying to do a good deed at the airport, took from a woman to deliver to a child in New York. The doll contains drugs that the three men want to get.

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Pickin’ on the Square in downtown Franklin hosted Easy Street at the weekly Pickin’ program last week.

This Saturday night, local favorite The Lisa Price Band will be performing.

Show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair.

Photo by Betsey Gooder

The Wilderness Society will be hosting a three-day nature writer’s intensive with author Janisse Ray at The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2. The workshop is for writers committed to communicating the importance of place — where you live, where you hike, where your drinking water comes from — and what matters about its present and future state.

Participants will be engaged in both dialogue and writing exercises in a spectacular natural setting with one of the south’s most eloquent voices on this subject.

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