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September events for art center announced

The Franklin County Arts Alliance (FCAA) will sponsor two events at the Cultural Arts Center (CAC) during September. A new exhibit will open and the Reilly Springs Jamboree will perform.

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Saslav headlines piano, strings concert

Ann Heiligman SaslavEast Texas native and distinguished pianist Ann Heiligman Saslav will be featured in concert this Saturday, September 7. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Music Hall,

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Hand signals make stories live

Margaret Tyrrell helps Jackson Lewis follow hand signsMargaret Tyrrell helps Jackson Lewis follow hand signs in telling the story of Three Billy Goats Gruff  and Sody Saleratus (baking soda) at the Twice Upon a Time Storytellers afternoon segment.

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Energy flowed from jazz

Ms. Baskin is seen performing, left. Members of her band and their instrumentsEnergy flowed both ways at the Mount Vernon Music Gala Saturday evening, August 24. Hale Baskin and Her Jazz Addiction band put forth the music and got back appreciation from an enthusiastic audience of more than 90 people.

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Art workshops

Rhonda Cross works with Taylor Copeland during an Art 101 workshopRhonda Cross works with Taylor Copeland during an Art 101 workshop sponsored by the Franklin County Arts Alliance. Another free workshop, Acting 101, will be Saturday, Aug. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the arts center at 100 Rusk St.

Hale Baskin to be featured at Mount Vernon Music Gala

Hale BaskinHot vocals and the sounds of the big band era will awaken old memories and create new ones at the Mount Vernon Music (MVM) Gala 2013. Hale Baskin and her Jazz Addiction band will be the featured performers for the Gala at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24.

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Touring storytellers plan visit to town

Peggy and Gene Helmick-RichardsonTwice Upon a Time Storytellers, Gene and Peggy Helmick-Richardson, will be sharing tales twice at the Cultural Arts Center, at 100 Rusk St. in Mount Vernon, on Friday, Aug. 9.

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Acting 101 fun

Anna Manicore gets help from Ayla Burton during the costume portion of the Acting 101 classAnna Manicore gets help from Ayla Burton during the costume portion of the Acting 101 class at the Cultural Arts Center. Eleven students ages 6-11 participated

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Quilting classes to be offered

The Franklin County Arts Alliance (FCAA) will be the host for a monthly quilting class at the Cultural Arts Center. Michele Chitsey will be instructing these classes on the first Thursday of each month.

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