FALL Arts, Crafts & Bake Sale :: Friday, October 2 from 9am-4pm :: Saturday, October 3 from 9am-3pm :: Hickory Knoll United Methodist Church, Franklin, NC :: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

Click for Franklin, North Carolina Forecast

Arts & Entertainment

Singer/songwriter/musician Keirsten Hedden, 17, of Franklin, has been singing since she was three years old and playing guitar for the past four years. Hedden studied guitar under Tom Nixon, one of the owners of Blue Ridge Music Academy. Nixon is also a member of the very popular bluegrass group the Fox Fire Boys from Clayton, Ga. In the past two years, she has started writing her own songs. On Oct. 1, 2011, she released her first album entitled, “Don’t Be Afraid to Dream,” which has six of her own original songs out of the ten that are on the album. Hedden’s album is available on web sites such as CD Baby and Itunes.

Hedden won the 2010 GCGMA (Georgia Country and Gospel Music Association) Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year. She also won the 2011 NACMAI (North America Country Music Associations, Int’l) Most Promising Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year.


On Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. The Liars Bench presents “Legendary Hunters and Hounds of the Great Smokies” at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center auditorium.

Member artists Gary Carden, Barbara Duncan, Paul Iarussi; guest artists William Ritter and Liz Nance; and a special guest artist, Bob Plott with one of his famous Plott Hounds perform Southern Appalachian hunting tales in story and song on one stage.



Elizabeth Westall as Nance Dude offered a moving performance and a lively exchange with the audience afterwards.

Volunteers of the Friends of the Rickman Store offered a reception for the audience afterwards.

Upcoming events at the Rickman Store include Music and Poetry on Friday, Nov 18, at 7 p.m. Open mic evening for poets, singers and musicians; Saturday, Nov. 19, - ARTSaturday for children and families. Holidays crafts.


Legacy Fitness, founded by Beto Perez, is offering Zumba classes in its gym located behind Cash’s BBQ and Whistle Stop Mall.

Classes are scheduled throughout the week, with free classes offered Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and a practice class Sunday at noon.

Pictured are (clockwise) Ciindy Penland, Mary K. Barbour, instructor, Jerry Ames, Amy Cash, Connie Berry, Linda Tyler and Jeanie Cook. For more information, call (828)342-2498.

Page 249 of 342

Macon County News is now on:
Find the Macon County News on Facebook! and Find the Macon County News on twitter!
Facebook   Twitter