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Arts & Entertainment

From 2005 through 2011 LTLT produced highly popular calendars featuring the beautiful photographs of Ralph Preston. This year LTLT is seeking to include photographs taken by other photographers as well. LTLT is looking for community participation and encourage all amateur and professional photographers alike to submit images for consideration.

The photographs selected for the calendar will include photographer credit and the photographer will receive a free calendar and LTLT family membership for one year.


The Franklin Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with The Overlook Theatre Company to present “How Sweet It Is” A Musical Dessert Theater on April 21 and April 26 at 7 p.m. at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $20 and available at the Box Office, Dalton’s Bookstore or online at http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/.

Enjoy a five-course dessert menu while a cast of crazy characters bring to life 100 years of music celebrating the last century before the millennium.

From the crooning smoothness of the 1930s to the bee-bop, doo-wop of the 1950s to the peace loving folk sounds of the 1970s, “How Sweet It Is” invites the audience to sing and dance along through the history of music while enjoying delightful treats – all served on stage!


Young artists opening reception draws huge crowd of proud parents and family members, Monday, March 26 at the Macon County Public Library.

The show entitled, (Nature Inspired and Student Created Art Work), boasts 53 entries from East Franklin and Cartoogechay Elementary School students, under the direction of art teacher Naomi Albee, will be on display in the lobby until April 20, 2012.

The colorful selection of landscapes, autumn trees, leaf prints and cheery sunflowers filled the library lobby and launched the first Walking with Spring program, Hiking 101, in the series of evening presentations running through April 4.



The Macon County Art Association (a not-for-profit organization) is pleased to announce a workshop featuring Gary Baughman, pastel artist.

Mr. Baughman is a celebrated award winning artist and an excellent teacher. Gary hails from Marietta, Ga. and has been teaching pastel painting for 15 years.

Beginner and professional alike benefit from his instructional approach and classroom demeanor. His work has appeared in juried exhibitions nationwide.


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