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

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Arts & Entertainment

“Oklahoma!,” the first musical written by the dynamic duo Rodgers and Hammerstein, will soon envelope the stage of the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. An actor’s guild based in Atlanta, will present the musical under the direction of Broadway veteran, Robert Ray.

Six performances of this Broadway-scale production are scheduled; Friday, June 27, and Saturday, June 28, and Saturday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, June 29, and Friday, July 4, and Sunday, July 6, shows will begin at 4 p.m.

“Oklahoma!” tells the story of Curly McLain, a handsome, loveable, and bow-legged cowboy, and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams. Curly must contend with an evil ranch hand and a travelling peddler for the heart of the woman he loves.

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The Jackson County Public Library is hosting a musical concert featuring Carolina Dusk on Tuesday, June 24, at 6 p.m. in the Community Room.

This program is free of charge.

The band Carolina Dusk is made up of Caroline Carr and Dusk Weaver. The band will play original songs from their two albums as well as a few covers.

Instruments featured include Peruvian cajon, African djembe, wazoogle (a type of horn), autoharp, acoustic guitar, and various diatonic harmonicas.

For more information, call the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva at (828)586-2016. This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library.

The Jackson County Public Library is a member of Fontana Regional Library (www.fontanalib.org).

Native Cowee poet, Rose McLarney will read from her new book at the Rickman Store on Saturday, June 21, at 11 a.m.

McLarney has won acclaim for image-rich poems that explore her native southern Appalachia and those who love and live and lose in it. Her second collection broadens these investigations in poems that examine the shapeshifting quality of memory, as seen in folktales that have traveled across oceans and through centuries, and in how recollections are formed in people’s lives.

McLarney's second book, “Its Day Being Gone,” won the National Poetry Series award and has just been released by Penguin. Her first book, “The Always Broken Plates of Mountains,” is available from Four Way Books. McLarney earned her MFA from Warren Wilson's MFA Program for Writers and has taught writing at the college. She is currently Assistant Poetry Professor at Oklahoma State University. This year, she received The Fellowship of Southern Writers' George Garrett New Writing Award for Poetry, her poems won Alligator Juniper’s 2011 National Poetry Prize, and in 2010 she was awarded the Joan Beebe Fellowship.

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A drop-in art reception with photographer Karen Lawrence will be held Thursday, June 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the Macon County Public Library.

The library is located at 149 Siler Road in Franklin. For more information, call the library at (828)524-3600.

 

 

 

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published: 10/18/2013
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