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‘I am... He said’ celebration set Sept. 30
Wednesday, 27 September 2023 22:12

Neil Diamond salute to feature Matt Vee & the Killer Vees in Franklin

From Staff Reports

FRANKLIN  — The group Matt Vee & the Killer Vees Celebrate the Music of Neil Diamond will perform in a salute to Neil Diamond at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, here.

“‘This is not a tribute show,’ says Tommy Vee,” who is a featured singer in the show. “‘This is a celebration of an amazing musical icon, one we love and respect. It’s a rockin’ show!’”

Meanwhile, Wikipedia noted, “Neil Diamond is among the most accomplished pop songwriters of our era. In five prolific decades he has created one of the most enduring catalogs of American popular music...

“He has also acted in films, making his screen debut in the 1980 musical drama film ‘The Jazz Singer.’”

For tickets, which are $25 and $32 (or $40 for priority seating), visit online at 

The Platters to spin Sept. 30 at Newton concert
Wednesday, 27 September 2023 22:11

From Staff Reports

NEWTON — The Platters will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Newton Performing Arts Center, 60 W. 6th St., here. 

“Considered the most romantic of all the early rock ‘n’ roll groups, The Platters produced hit after hit,” a show promotion stated. “The quintet effortlessly achieved domestic and international chart success with muliple tracks, including the timeless hits ‘The Great Pretender,’ ‘My Prayer,’ ‘Twilight Time,’ ‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,’ ‘Harbor Lights’ and many more. 

“This success established The Platters as the classiest vocal group of the early rock ‘n’ roll era.” 

For tickets, which are $45-$60, visit 



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