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We could leave them behind in the sparkle and fade: A conversation with Art Alexakis

If the old adage, “obstacles are opportunities,” rings true, then Art Alexakis might just be the definition of an opportunist. 

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Sylva welcomes Grammy winner

Presented by Adamas Entertainment, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Graham Sharp (of Steep Canyon Rangers) will perform on Saturday, Aug. 7, at Nantahala Brewing in Sylva. 

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Heritage program in Maggie Valley

In an effort to preserve and perpetuate the heritage arts and lore of the Great Smoky Mountains and greater Southern Appalachia, the Smoky Mountain Heritage Center has now come to fruition at the Meadowlark Motel in Maggie Valley. 

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Babcock art showcase in Franklin

A showcase of art by Gosia Babcock will be on display in the Meeting Room through the end of August at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. Visit to take a closer look, but call ahead to make sure the Meeting Room is open to the public when you plan to visit. 828.524.3600.

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The way love goes: A conversation with Brian McKnight

For the last 25 years, few R&B/soul performers have risen to height of success and level of mainstream talent as Brian McKnight.

With his signature falsetto and seemingly unending vocal range, the multi-platinum artist is also a triple threat — singer, musician, songwriter. All of which has culminated into several radio hits and 16 Grammy nominations over the decades. 

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Macon Library welcomes Carden

A showcase of art by famed Jackson County author/storyteller Gary Carden will be on display through the end of August at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. A special reception for the works will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 16, in the Living Room of the library. 828.524.3600.

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HCC grad art at Folk Center

The Folk Art Center in Asheville has opened its Main Gallery exhibition showcasing the Graduating Class of 2021 of Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Program. 

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