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Arts & Entertainment

PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) will be in concert Thursday, June 18, at the Jackson County PUblic Library.The Jackson County Library is hosting a musical concert featuring local band PMA on Thursday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room.

PMA, Positive Mental Attitude, was formed in Charlotte 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. The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library. For more information, call the library at (828)586-2016. The Jackson County Public Library is a member of Fontana Regional Library (www.fontanalib.org).

The Front Street Arts and Crafts Show will showcase some of the best regional artisans at its inaugural show in Dillsboro. Fifty booths will display the handmade craftsmanship of fine artists and fine crafters, with the sounds of family entertainment and the aroma of great festival food wafting on the breeze. The daylong show will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, and run through 4 p.m. The arts and crafts show is free, with a small $1 parking fee and a free shuttle from Monteith Park directly to the festival itself.

Artisans will exhibit many kinds of jewelry, wooden spoons, beads and bags, pottery, skin care products, porcelain designs, candles, stained glass, hand beaded weaving, fiber art, loom beading, leather craft, wood craft, clay ornaments, artistic bottle art, watercolors, felting, quilting, metal art, birdhouses, fine art photography, needle craft, books, numerous styles of fine art and much more.

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The 2015 Summer Concert Series at Western Carolina University continues Thursday, June 25, with a performance featuring the four-piece Charlotte band Bubonik Funk.

The band will take the stage at 7 p.m. at WCU’s Central Plaza. Those attending the free show are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs for comfortable seating.

Bubonik Funk features a guitar-driven style that balances on the border between funk and soul. Organized in 2006 when its members were in their sophomore years at Charlotte Catholic High School, the group includes Stefan Kallander, guitar; Daniel Allison, drums; Dylan Ellett, vocals and keyboard; and Nick McOwen, bass.

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The rock band Emporium will be the featured band for this week’s Concerts on the Creek at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 19, at the Bridge Park Pavilion in Sylva. Emporium is a six-member variety dance band originally formed in 1979. Appealing to a wide variety of age groups and musical tastes, this band has just what it takes to get everybody dancing for an evening to be remembered.

These events are free and open to the public with donations encouraged. Bring a chair or blanket. Concerts are scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday through Labor Day.

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