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Rhiana Franklin will sing on the KWJZ 98.6 FM Stage at the Tacoma Freedom Fair on the Fourth of July

Rhiana Franklin, 14, of Friday Harbor, sings on the KWJZ 98.6 FM Stage at the Tacoma Freedom Fair on the Fourth of July.  - Contributed photo
Rhiana Franklin, 14, of Friday Harbor, sings on the KWJZ 98.6 FM Stage at the Tacoma Freedom Fair on the Fourth of July.
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Rhiana Franklin, 14, of Friday Harbor, will sing on the KWJZ 98.6 FM Stage at the Tacoma Freedom Fair on the Fourth of July.

Rhiana, daughter of Ken and Suzanne Franklin of Friday Harbor, will perform from 12:45-1:30 p.m. and 3:30-4 p.m. She will be accompanied by Bob Leytze on accoustic guitar and Cecil DeMeerleer on bass.

Doug Miller, event producer and CEO of Impression Production, wrote this about the emerging indie/folk/rock singer-songwriter:

"The heartfelt lyrics and vocals of Rhiana will stop you in your tracks and make you do a double take. The 14-year-old Washington native and honor student attends Friday Harbor High School and is turning the heads of music industry professionals and event producers.

"Rhiana's decidedly pop style caught the attention of the music and recording legend, Larry Knechtel. The Grammy winning Knechtel came away from his first recording session with Rhiana offering high praise for this up and coming young talent. He arranged and played keyboard on four of Rhiana's original songs recorded for her first demo CD.

"Rhiana is a song writer, vocalist and guitarist who loves acting, creative writing, horseback riding and being with her friends. When this Island girl sings her original tunes, it feels like she is holding your heart in her hands. Put Rhiana on a stage and she is sure to attract a crowd and will hold them spellbound until the last note sounds."

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