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Arts & Entertainment

The 15th Annual Taste of Scotland festival in the town of Franklin, is occurring on Father’s Day weekend, June 17, 18 and 19. A weekend of Scottish flavored entertainment and flair is planned to benefit the Scottish Tartans Museum. Preparations are currently under way and include signing musical entertainment of various genres, food and craft vendors, museum tours, and a parade.

The Scottish Tartans Museum has sponsored an annual festival to celebrate Scottish culture and heritage every year in Franklin, over Father’s Day weekend for the last 14 years. Both the museum and the festival are nonprofit entities whose purpose is to entertain, educate, and enhance a sense of Scottish heritage for both residents and visitors.

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Arts, crafts and food vendors are being sought to participate in Mountain Heritage Day, Western Carolina University’s annual fall festival of traditional Appalachian culture.

This year’s Mountain Heritage Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, on the WCU campus in Cullowhee. The festival typically attracts more than 20,000 visitors who come to enjoy two stages of continuous music and dance, exhibitions of Cherokee stickball and shapenote singing, a midway of juried arts and crafts, and home-style food.

The festival arts and crafts are judged for quality of workmanship, booth display and design. Cash awards will be presented to the vendors with the best works.

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Rock and roll legend “ZZ Top” will perform its unique blues-based boogie rock at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center Sunday, Sept. 4, at 7:30 p.m.

ZZ Top is known worldwide for group members’ chest-length beards and unique Southern boogie rock sound. They have released 14 studio albums, five of which have won Platinum Awards.

Their music videos for “Gimme All Your Loving,” “Legs,” Sharp Dressed Man,” and “Rough Boy” won MTV awards in the categories of Best Group Video, Best Direction, and Best Art Direction.

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Gymnasts at New Vision Gymnastics have been rehearsing for their upcoming performance called “Walking on the Stars!”

New Vision’s highest level athletes will pay tribute to our Troops and honor those who protect our liberty and allow our children to pursue their dreams.

They will also perform a story about standing against the darkness in a composition piece called “Freedom’s True Light.”

We invite all who would like to honor friends or family of those who have served or are currently serving in the military by bringing them to this performance.

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