61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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Arts & Entertainment

Balsam Range, one of the most sought-after bluegrass bands in the Southeast, will play Sylva’s Concerts on the Creek series on Friday, Aug. 5.

Members of the popular fivepiece band hail from Haywood and Jackson counties. Since forming in 2007, Balsam Range has produced three critically-acclaimed CDs and was nominated for emerging artist of the year by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2010.

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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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