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The atmosphere must have been electric. Such iconic American figures, standing in the same room, breathing the same air—but hey, let’s forget the meeting of Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon for a moment. Million Dollar Quartet, the hit Broadway show based on Elvis’ other notable confab, comes to The Smith Center on June 12-17 ($24-$129). It should be fun to watch actors rip through classics such as “Hound Dog” and “Folsom Prison Blues” as they re-create the monumental 1956 recording session of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis. But the Elvis/Nixon thing would’ve been sexier.

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By Geoff Carter

TO MY HORIZON: Sure, I’ve belted out “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Galveston” at many a karaoke night, but I’ve never before taken Glen Campbell to heart. Now the Country Music Hall of Famer is on a tour that comes to LVH on June 1-2 ($63-$74), and I’m wondering if I’ve undervalued him. You see, I had held Campbell’s music in lesser regard because other songwriters wrote his biggest hits. But what I’ve come to realize is that Campbell, like Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, rewrote those songs through the act of singing them.