61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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Arts & Entertainment

Thursdays at the Library hosts singer/songwriter Angela Faye Martin July 21, at 7 p.m.

“Martin’s lyrics are unusually poetic, their descriptions vivid but ultimate meanings often left to the listener’s own interpretation.

Her voice is heavenly, occasionally spooky, glistening and moving on top of these songs like the surface of moonlit water while creatures mutter and chirp in the distance,” said Jeff Clark, of “Stomp and Stammer,” Atlanta, Ga.

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— Book Signing at Books Unlimited with Robert Shook autographing his book “A Journey In Courage” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Franklin Folk Festival. “A Journey in Courage” is a heartwarming, three-dimensional walk through history based on the true story of one American family.

— "Tales of Two Gails" authors Gail Kelly Lester and Gail Shepherd Diederich will be signing copies of their book at Books Unlimited in Franklin, Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m. to noon and do readings and presentations at 2 p.m. in the Jammin' Tent at the Franklin Folk Festival. Two friends raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains share true stories of meeting challenges and overcoming hardships filled with inspiration, faith and humor.

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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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