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“Even in uncertain times as these, it is the similarites that we all share that unite people and make specatular events like Folkmoot USA a reality,” said Zeb Smathers, a member of the board of directors for Folkmoot and the master of ceremonies for the event. “And,” Smathers said, “celebrating those similarities is what it is all about.”

The 28th annual Folkmoot USA celebration came to the Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts on July 28. The performances were a celebration of the common ground between nations through music and dance.

Guadeloupe, Caribbean, Burundi, East Africa, Finland, Italy, Trinidad, China, Croatia and the USA were the nations represented in this year’s Folkmoot USA celebration.

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The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts’ own resident theatre troupe, The Overlook Players, will present “Narnia” Aug. 4-6 at 7:30 p.m., with a Sunday, Aug. 7, matinee at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10-$13.

Based on the beloved classic Chronicles of Narnia written by C.S. Lewis, this faithful two-act adaptation for the stage tells the tale of four young children who stumble through a wardrobe and into a mysterious world.

 

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The hit musical “Always … Patsy Cline” opened July 28 at the Highlands Playhouse.

The show, the third in the theatre’s season, will be familiar to Playhouse audiences.

The show played to full houses in a run during the 2008 season.

Cindy Summers and Maria Vee reprise their roles as Patsy Cline and her pen-pal, Louise Seger.

 

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The Town of Franklin received a piece of local art last Thursday from the Macon County Art Association, after the Town had granted the Association $1,500 to fund the project last November.

By last spring, the Association completed the piece, a mural of various mediums depicting the 16 waterfalls of Macon County. The piece was displayed at the Uptown Gallery in Downtown Franklin, and then displayed near the fireplace of the public library until last week, where it found its final home at Town Hall.

 

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