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Arts & Entertainment

The second show of the Highlands Playhouse’s 73rd season is set to open this Thursday, July 14.

“Harvey,” is a delightful play about a man, Elwood P. Dowd, who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend named Harvey, who happens to be a six foot 3 ½ inch tall rabbit.

The play won a Pulitzer Prize for drama, as well as made into a film classic starring James Stewart.

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The Liars Bench, a troupe of award-winning storytellers and musicians, will present “Tall Tales, Mountain Myths, & Flat-Out Lies” at the Franklin Folk Festival on Saturday, July 16, from 10 to noon and 1 to 2:30 p.m. The Liars Bench is an authentic traditional Southern Appalachian storytelling, music, poetry, dramatic, and folk arts variety show. Founded in 2010 by storyteller, writer, and playwright Gary Carden, the group promotes and showcases all aspects of Southern Appalachian culture, continuing the grand tradition of true mountain folkways through down-home entertainment.

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It is a 31-year old tradition for people to gather for the annual Singin’ in the Valley event. The event was begun by Riley Gregory of Gregory Ruby Mine. The singing was moved to the Cowee Fire Department when the Mine went out of business about 20 years ago.

Admission to the event was free, however, donations were gratefully accepted.

All proceeds will go to benefit the Cowee Volunteer Fire Department.

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The Friends of the Albert Carlton Cashiers Library are sponsoring a “Playfest” to be held on July 28.

“Playfest” is an evening of staged play readings featuring eight ten-minute pieces and will need actors who can play roles ages 30-80.

Both afternoon and evening auditions were held in the meeting room/theater of the library on Wednesday, June 22.

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