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Arts & Entertainment

Starship starring Mickey Thomas, will perform in concert in the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin, North Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 25. Tickets starts at $20.

Thomas is the owner of the soaring voice that propelled Starship through the ’80s and ’90s. With his soulful and compelling vocals, Thomas has established himself as one of rock’s most recognizable stars.

This internationally acclaimed band behind several of the 20th century’s biggest rock and pop anthems – “We Built This City,” “Sara,” “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” – has a new album “Loveless Fascination,” the group’s first studio record in more than 20 years and first for Loud & Proud Records.

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The Autumn Leaves Craft Show was held at the Macon County Fair Grounds last weekend with a wide variety of unique handmade crafts and artists’ demonstrations.

 

 

 

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The Autumn Leaves Craft Show was held at the Macon County Fair Grounds last weekend with a wide variety of unique handmade crafts and artists’ demonstrations.

Shopper Donna Hammock discusses jewelry.Photographer Gary Galbrecht and wife Charlene. Lucy Thorne demonstrates knitting and a hat she had made.Photos by Vickie Carpenter

The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), has awarded Balsam Range with the IBMA's Entertainer of the Year Award.

The Haywood County group had previously won Song of the Year in 2011 for their recording "Trains I Missed" and Album of the Year for "Papertown" in 2013.

In addition, Balsam Range received the award for Vocal Group of the Year.

 

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Chris Cox, an English instructor at Southwestern Community College, will be reading from his new book, “The Way We Say Goodbye,” from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the SCC Macon Campus.

In addition to teaching at SCC, Cox has been a newspaper columnist in the area for many years. Like his first book, “Waking Up in a Cornfield,” the new book is a collection of his essays.

“Most of these essays were written and published in the years 1998-2003, which was a period of enormous transition for me,” said Cox. “The loss of my father was a big part of that, but there are also essays that I consider to be among the funniest and quirkiest that I’ve ever written. In the end, I think the book is pretty well-balanced in content and in mood.”

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