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Arts & Entertainment

Asheville, N.C. native Caleb Johnson burst onto the national music scene by running away with the “American Idol” Season 13 title in 2014.

Johnson’s debut album, “Testify,” was released in August.

To date, Johnson is the fastest Idol to release a debut album.

Johnson will be appearing at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center Saturday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, Jan. 30. Visit or call 1-800-745-3000.



The Mountain View Intermediate drama group performed recently with hand made puppets using fractured fairy tales.

Parents and students enjoyed the jokes, scenery, and puppetry by the 5th and 6th graders.

Pictured are (front row, L-R) Kya Wolfe, Beverly Rogers, Caleb Pevia, Joselin Pliego; (second row) Jake Henry, Aryona Johnson, Michelle Bonoa, Karli McMahan; (third row) Graham Long, Heaven Conner, Mary Harper, Bailey Tucek, and Sydney Williams.

The Jackson County Library is hosting a musical concert featuring local band PMA on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m., in the Community Room.

PMA, Positive Mental Attitude, was formed in Charlotte, N.C., during the summer of 2008 by long time friends Kyle Coleman, Matthew Yelen, and Phil Thomas and was later joined by Miller Watson in September 2013.

Gathering influences from Dub Reggae, Roots Reggae, and Alternative/Psychedelic sounds, PMA offers a unique style of music that is sure to lift your spirits.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (828)586-2016.

The Jackson County Public Library is a member of Fontana Regional Library (

New art by Clint Hardin will be on display in the Meeting Room of the Macon County Public Library during the month of February.

Artist Clint Hardin was born and raised in Canton, N.C. He received a degree in studio art from UNC and has worked as a graphic designer and press operator at Western Carolina University for the past decade.

Hardin is currently a board member for the Jackson County Arts Council. His artwork has appeared in galleries across North Carolina and has been used in television programs, for book covers, and as interior book illustrations. He lives in Clyde with his wife and two children.

For a guide to the pieces in this display, visit

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