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Elvis is ‘In the House’ at the Falany on Sept. 23 with Tribute Artist Travis

Travel back in time to a 1960s Elvis concert with look-a-like tribute artist Travis LeDoyt at the Falany Performing Arts Center on Sept. 23.

Elvis is ‘in the house’ at the Falany on Sept. 23 with Tribute Artist Travis

LeDoyt was featured in a two-page photo spread in the “New York Times” as the world’s best young Elvis and has entertained audiences around the world with Elvis hits from 1954 to 1964.

“Travis looks like Elvis.  He sings like Elvis.  He moves like Elvis,” said Jessica Akers, director of the Falany Performing Arts Center. “Audiences of all ages will enjoy Elvis ‘in the house’ at Falany.”

The talented tribute artist and his three-piece band, “Tales from the Heartbreak Hotel,” will perform at Flint Hall at Falany Performing Art Center Sept. 23 at 3 p.m.

LeDoyt regularly performs sold-out shows at casinos and performing arts center and is the headline entertainer for cruise lines, festivals and corporate events.  He has been an opening act for performers including Little Richard, Johnny Rivers, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bill Haley’s Original Comets. 

 Tickets cost $35 to $40 for adults, $30 to $35 for seniors and $10 to $15 for children (12 and younger). Tickets can be purchased at Reinhardt.edu/fpac or by calling the box office at 770-720-9167.

The Drifters Come to Waleska

The Drifters, one of R&B’s founding vocal groups, will return to the Falany Performing Arts Center on Sept. 15 with shows at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The Drifters come to Waleska

The Drifters are the second most successful recording artists of all time, according to Billboard magazine. Mega hits include Under the Boardwalk, On Broadway, Stand by Me, Up on the Roof and Save the Last Dance for Me.

“Join us for ‘This Magic Moment’ at Falany with familiar hits from the 50’s and 60’s,” said Jessica Akers, director of the Falany Performing Arts Center. “The Drifters are a rock and roll legend, and we are pleased to have them return to our stage.”

The popular group performed at Falany two years ago to a sold-out audience. A second matinee show was added this year.

The Drifters have been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. They were the first musical group to include string instruments into rhythm and blues with the hit, There Goes My Baby. Their classic tune, Under the Boardwalk, is the most played R&B record of all time.

The Drifters have performed for audiences around the world including three U.S. Presidents, the Pope, the Queen of England and Nelson Mandella. They have also given a benefit concert in Berlin the day the wall fell and performed at three war zones for the USO.

Tickets cost $40 to $45 for adults, $35 to $40 for seniors and $10 to $15 for children (12 and younger). Tickets can be purchased at Reinhardt.edu/fpac or by calling the box office at 770-720-9167.

Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Add Seven ‘Public Transaction Zones’

Cherokee County, Ga. The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office would like to announce that it has established seven “Public Transaction Zones” in different locations across Cherokee County for residents to meet someone to make a safe purchase, sale or trade.

Public Transaction Zones in place by Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

“So many people are buying and selling things over the internet with complete strangers these days,” said Sheriff Frank Reynolds. “We felt these public transaction locations would give citizens a stronger sense of security.”

The locations are marked, well-lit and are monitored by video. Each location is listed below and is at one of the agency’s precincts.

Bridgemill Precinct
9550 Bells Ferry Rd. Canton, Ga.

Free Home Precinct
9253 Freehome Hwy. Canton, Ga. 

Hickory Flat Precinct
7675 Vaugh Rd. Canton, Ga.

Oak Grove Precinct
100 Ridge Mill Ct. Acworth, Ga.

Waleska Precinct
9081 Fincher Rd. Waleska, Ga.

Traffic Enforcement Precinct
1190 Evenflo Dr. Ball Ground

South Annex
7545 Main St. Woodstock, Ga.