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Arts & Entertainment

The Overlook Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Scotty Corbin, will present the “Wizard of Oz,” Nov. 3-6, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances will be at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s performance will be at 2:30 p.mz. Ticket prices start at $10 each.

The Overlook Theatre Company was established in 1996 and has performed many musicals and plays with the goal of providing quality, family entertainment. This production of “Wizard of Oz” will be no exception. Ninetyfive cast and crew members will bring the classic MGM film to life in a two-act production, complete with beloved songs from the Oscar-winning musical score.

This production of Wizard of Oz is sponsored by Watson Contracting of 201 Sloan Road, Franklin. Watson Contracting is a privately-owned business serving the construction and architectural needs of Western North Carolina and surrounding areas.


Two award-winning, classically trained artists – guitarist Brad Richter and cellist Viktor Uzur - perform traditional and contemporary works on Sunday, October 30, at 3:00 p.m., in the main hall of the Macon County Public Library off Siler Road in Franklin.

The Arizona Daily Star describes the duo’s original music as “straddling the divide of pop and classical music in a way that seems so natural, you wonder why someone had never thought of it before.” Sunday’s program will feature a set of their popular mash-ups and an exciting arrangement of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” among others. Light refreshments will be served; admission is by donation.



The Western Carolina University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Mario Gaetano, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the recital hall of Coulter Building. The concert is free and open to the public.

The ensemble performs compositions specifically written for percussion instruments, such as drums, timpani, xylophones and marimbas. The ensemble is made up of 13 of Gaetano’s undergraduate percussion students.


A benefit for the John C. Campbell Folk School Blacksmith and Fine Craft Auction will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 1to 4 p.m. Art preview & Silent Auction from 1-2 p.m. Live Auction from 2-4 p.m.

The annual Blacksmith and Fine Craft Auction presents some of the finest artist blacksmith and other fine craft items for sale. Proceeds benefit the craft programs at the Folk School. Featuring one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, including pottery, ironwork, basketry, wood items, dolls, paintings, weavings, rugs, jewelry, furniture, and more.


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