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Arts & Entertainment

On Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., Macon County youth will take the stage in Showcase of Talent 2015, a non-competitive talent show for third to 12th graders. The annual event is held in the Franklin High School Fine Arts Building, and features talented students chosen from the county’s public, private, and home schools, performing a variety of entertaining acts, from vocal and instrumental numbers to dance, gymnastics, and comedy routines.

Admission is $5 adult, $2 youth age 16 and under, and $15 family (two adults and their children). Proceeds support the Arts Council’s Artists-in-the-Schools Program, which brings diverse interactive, instructive arts programs to Macon County Public Schools.


“They're creepy and they're kooky,
Mysterious and spooky,
They're all together ooky,
The Addams Family.”

Overlook Theatre Company will be bringing one of America's most iconic families to life on the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performance Arts stage next month as Morticia, Wednesday, Gomez, and even Cousin It will be taking the stage next month for a musical comedy based on The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons.

"The Addams Family" musical depicts a ghoulish American family and has developed into numerous film and television adaptations. The musical opened on Broadway in April 2010 and includes many of the catchy tunes most everyone associates with "The Addams Family."


Macon County Public Library's eccentric EPIC group will present their creation, “Theatre Bizarre,” a Halloween-themed show with a flair for the macabre Wednesday, Oct. 28, and Thursday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m.

A pair of nefarious ringmasters will lead the performance, in a circus atmosphere with sideshow style performers and oddities galore.

“Theatre Bizarre” is appropriate for older kids, teens and adults who enjoy a good intrigue with a sinister spin.

For more info about the event, contact Ellen Agee at (828)524-3600 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last weekend the Franklin Chamber of Commerce hosted the 26th annual Leaf Lookers Gemboree at the Macon County Community Building just south of Franklin.

With nearly three decades of shows to its credit, the annual event has become a staple for fall in Macon County.

With a hand selected list of dealers and special demonstrations, the Leaf Lookers displays and setups perfectly coordinate with the changing of seasons and prepared shoppers for the upcoming holiday shopping season.


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