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Franklin’s Charge will host a powerful and uplifting ceremony on Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m. to unveil a monument to the enslaved at the McGavock Cemetery at Historic Carnton. The entire community is welcome to attend the unveiling.

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STAFF REPORTS The Historic Franklin Masonic Hall Foundation is launching its lecture series “Our America” Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Franklin Masonic Hall, focusing on the legacies of Reconstruction. Following the Civil War, Americans faced the challenge of rebuilding a society that was divided by slavery and the upheaval of war. “Our …

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By BAILEY BASHAM No matter where a person has been or where a person is headed, everyone has a story. Simply put, storytelling is universal. And for many people, whether through music, film, writing or even just sharing over a cup of coffee with a friend, experiencing those stories is transformative. That is the belief …

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STAFF REPORTS The Westhaven community, in conjunction with Southern Land Company and The Westhaven Foundation, will host the eighth annual Porchfest event on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 2-6 p.m. Porchfest consists of live music performances on Westhaven residents’ front porches. Attendees can walk and bike between the various home venues and enjoy multiple genres of …

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PHOTO: Kevin Bacon (left) and Michael Bacon (right) together make up the band the Bacon Brothers, who have been actively making music for nearly 25 years. / Courtesy photo BY ALEXANDER WILLIS The Bacon Brothers, a band made up of brothers Michael and Kevin Bacon, are set to perform at the Franklin Theatre next week …

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By MATT MASTERS Beth Lothers and Vicky Travis, authors of “Images of America: Nolensville,” spoke about their new book at the LeHew Magid Big House in Franklin on Thursday evening. Lothers, a current Williamson County Commissioner and former mayor of Nolensville, and Travis, a long-time journalist and writer, began the photo-centered history book in 2017, …

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STAFF REPORTS The Artist Community Theatre will hold their final performances of the Broadway musical Annie this weekend at Nolensville’s Historic School House. The production has already sold out the final performance on Sunday, Sept. 29, but tickets are still available on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28. Tickets are available for $10 for …

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Photo by Terry Wyatt, courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media By ALEXANDER WILLIS Everyone experiences grief – and on the same token, everyone responds to grief differently. For Nashvillian singer-songwriter Morgan Myles, the recent loss of a loved one led to her crafting one of her most emotionally-charged songs yet: “Sanctuary,” which the public got a …

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Photo by Terry Wyatt, courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media By ALEXANDER WILLIS Often times, couples may struggle with the careful balancing act of managing time between work and play. For Tanya and Michael Trotter, the husband and wife duo that make up the Americana band The War & Treaty, work and play are conjoined into …

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STORY BY CORY WOODROOF | PHOTO BY ERIKA GOLDRING, EB MEDIA  After a wayward thunderstorm rained on the Pilgrimage Music Festival’s parade in 2018, one could argue that the Foo Fighter’s Sunday headlining set for the fest’s 2019 edition serves as a delayed rainbow cranked to 11. For the duration of their roughly two-hour set, …

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By MATT MASTERS The Montgomery Gospel Trio were met with an audience of about 100 people at the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival who heard the three women songs and stories about the groups origin and impact on the American Civil Rights Movement. The trio includes members Jamila Jones, Minnie Harris and Najuma Mulefu — …