Published Friday, December 28, 2012

Arts & Entertainment Briefs: Masters of Motown to perform at Centre Jan. 13

From Staff Reports

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The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, Newnan will feature great hits as the Masters of Motown show comes to town Sunday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m.

Masters of Motown has been called the most entertaining history lesson ever performed!

This show authentically reproduces the look, choreography, style and sound made famous by a record label that was relatively unknown at the time but went on to profoundly influence the history of popular music.

The performance goes beyond the music to preserve the integrity of the entire Motown experience.

For many, Masters of Motown is the ultimate stroll down memory lane.

For younger generations, the show offers a way to experience a period in our country’s past that produced many of the greatest music acts ever recorded.

The show features a completely live performance with seasoned musicians and world-class performers from The TFC Band.

This group has toured extensively world-wide for more than 30 years, performing at private events, festivals, casinos, corporate events and military bases from coast to coast and overseas, including tours of Europe and Africa.

After having toured together for decades, The TFC Band created the Masters of Motown show in 2008 as a way to heighten the experience for their fans and deliver the full package-a stage show which captures the sights, sounds and feel of the Motown era.

Based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the 10-person cast of Masters of Motown has performed to numerous sold-out audiences and garnered rave reviews across the country at venues ranging from community theaters and universities to performing arts venues and concert halls.

The Centre is located at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd. in Newnan. For details on tickets call 770-254-2787 or visit www.thecentreonline.net .

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2012 Taste of Country Awards nominate Alan Jackson in video category

Taste of Country’s 2012 awards feature online fan voting and Newnan native Alan Jackson has been nominated in the best Country Music Video Category.

Ten Awards will be presented overall in categories ranging from best Song, Album and Live Act of the Year.

Vote between now, and come back as often as once per hour between now and Jan. 15 at 11:59 p.m. to help your favorite artist take home the gold.

Jackson’s video for ‘So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore’ was nominated. Other nominees are:

• Carrie Underwood, ‘Blown Away’

• Eric Church, ‘Creepin’’

• Justin Moore, ‘Til My Last Day’

• Kenny Chesney, ‘Come Over’

• Little Big Town, ‘Tornado’

• Miranda Lambert, ‘Over You’

• Miranda Lambert, ‘Fastest Girl in Town’

• Taylor Swift (Feat. the Civil Wars), ‘Safe & Sound’

• Thompson Square, ‘Glass’

To cast a vote, go to www.tasteofcountry.com .

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