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‘Kenny & Dolly’ tribute Christmas show aims to delight on Dec. 2
Saturday, 26 November 2022 14:37

From Staff Reports 

NEWTON — The show, “A Holly Dolly Christmas — Kenny & Dolly Tribute” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Newton Performing Arts Center, 60 W. 6th St., here.

The concert will feature a salute to singing icons the late Kenny Rogers (who died in 2020) and Dolly Parton. 

Regarding the show, an event promotion stated, “‘Dolly’ (Becca Bongiorno) and ‘Kenny’ (Tim Sells) will have you singing along to all your holiday favorites and give you great memories well after the holidays are over.  

“This show will be full of surprises with beautiful stage decorations, and I even heard that Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be stopping by to take pictures with you, ‘Kenny’ and ‘Dolly’ after the show... 

“The band, ‘having over a decade of experience between them,’ will be playing note for note all your Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers hits and duets.

“Bongiorno and Sells — from Legends (agency)  —  are billed as “the two premiere Dolly and Kenny tribute artists and have performed all over the country… This is a show that is a must-see for the whole family!” the promotion stated.

For tickets, which are $25 to $40, visit online at

‘Winter Lights’ show dazzling at N.C. Arboretum; holiday spectacle open nightly through Dec. 31
Saturday, 26 November 2022 14:35

From Staff Reports 

The annual “Winter Lights” display will be open to visitors from 6 to 10 nightly through Dec. 31 at the North Carolina Arboretum at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way in West Asheville.

The exhibition will feature “dazzling displays and so many ways to enjoy an enchanted evening in the gardens,” a press release stated. 

“Now in its ninth year, ‘Winter Lights’ has become one of Asheville’s —  and all of Western North Carolina’s — must-see holiday light shows, with more than one million lights across multiple displays.

 “This year’s theme is ‘Forest and Garden Enchantment,’ and there are some new surprises joining this open-air walk-through spectacle. The gnomes, so popular in 2021, will return, but this year they are bringing more of their friends.”

For tickets, visit online at




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