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

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Arts & Entertainment

Master dulcimer player Michael Shull, former Reserve National Mountain Dulcimer Champion, will perform on Friday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m., in the chorus room of the Franklin High School Fine Arts Center. A recording artist and teacher, Shull has won many accolades and awards, and conducts dulcimer workshops throughout the Southeast region. The Appalachian or “lap” dulcimer, one of America’s oldest folk instruments, is known for its sweet voice and ancient harmonies, and Shull plays it with precision and passion. His front-porch-style programs cover a wide range of musical eras and styles, with an emphasis on Appalachian-based tunes and Mountain Gospel. There is no admission charge; donations will be accepted.


Kathryn Magendie of Haywood County will be at City Lights to read from her new novel, entitled Sweetie, on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m.

Magendie’s acclaimed 2009 novel, “Tender Graces,” received praise from regional and national reviewers alike as well as being a popular staff pick at City Lights. This event is an opportunity to hear this talented author read from and discuss her work.


SYLVA – It’s been a century or so since anyone’s ice skated on Scotts Creek, but the Downtown Sylva

Association (DSA) thinks its a tradition that should be revived – at least in spirit.

The DSA and the Town of Sylva have announced plans for a “Sylva Skates” ice skating party on Scotts Creek, Feb. 5. There’s only one caveat: if the creek doesn’t freeze the whole thing’s called off.


Artwork from three Southwestern Community College students has been selected for display at the North Carolina Community College System Office in Raleigh.

Included is a sculpture by Deana Burchett of Robbinsville titled “Brothers Three,” a sculpture by Amelia Haynes of Whittier titled “Shape Shifter” and a print by Darrin Bark of Cherokee titled “Don’t Say It So Loud.” Each of these students is enrolled in SCC’s Fine Arts program at the Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts in Cherokee.


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published: 10/18/2013
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