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Arts & Entertainment

The Liars Bench will presents southern Appalachian fright tales at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center Thursday, Oc. 20, at 7 p.m. The Liars Bench presents “Haints, Boogers, and Belled Buzzards” at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center auditorium. Member artists Gary Carden, Lloyd Arneach, Barbara Duncan, Paul Iarussi; guest artist William Ritter; and at least one mystery guest perform Southern Appalachian “scary” in story and song on one stage.

Carden said “I saw the culture and tradition of my people, the people of the Southern Appalachians dying. I started The Liars Bench to showcase this unique piece of Americana, to keep it alive, and show newcomers to the mountains what our culture was, and is really like.”

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A drumming circle for all ages will be held Sunday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m., on the Macon County Courthouse plaza, Main Street in downtown Franklin. Mary Eileen Ferrick is the circle leader. People may bring drums and rhythm instruments, or choose from the wide assortment provided, including African djembes, guiros, shakers, and buffalo drums.

Large take-home “can” drums will be provided for the children. Bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather the program will be held in the Rathskeller Coffee Haus, 58 Stewart Street, a block from the Courthouse.

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On Wednesday, Oct. 12, the Macon County Public Library will host a book signing with nature photographer James Valentine in the Program Room from 5 to 7 p.m.

James Valentine-Valentine is a naturalist, photographer, artist, and filmmaker whose work, including more than ten books, has helped to preserve millions of wild acres.

He donated his properties to the Highland Biological Station as a tribute to preserving one of the most biodiverse mountainous regions of the planet. His new book is “Southern Appalachian Celebration: In Praise of Ancient Mountains, Old-Growth Forest, & Wilderness.” Part of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the library.

 

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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, an award winning American countryfolk- rock band, will be in concert at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25 each.

With multiple platinum and gold records, many top ten hits, and multiple Grammy, IBMA, and CMA awards, it’s no mystery why the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has been pleasing audiences for more than 40 years. Notable hits for this dynamic band include “Fishing in the Dark” and “Mr. Bojangles.” Their groundbreaking album, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” was inducted into the US Library of Congress and the Grammy Hall of Fame. And last year, their recording of “Mr. Bojangles” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame as well.

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