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Song sung blue at the Forum Rock and pop icon Neil Diamond, a 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and 2011 Kennedy Center honoree, performs his classic songs at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, at 8 p.m. Sunday. Diamond has sold more than 125 million albums worldwide, with 16 top 10 albums and 37 top-10 singles across a span of nearly five decades. Tickets range from $32.24 to $117.25 and are available at Ticketmaster.com, LiveNation.com, NeilDiamond.com and at the Forum's McDonald's Ticket Office.
Thursday 1st responders lauded at heroes luncheon Tampa area businesses will honor Hillsborough County's men and women of law enforcement at the 18th annual Our Heroes Luncheon, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St. Sixteen local heroes will be recognized during the luncheon, and eight scholarships will be awarded to children of first responders. For details, call (813) 478-2534 or email maritza@codasoundsusa.com. Friday Black Cinema Series shows 'Love Jones' The Black Cinema Series celebrates the 15th anniversary of the romantic comedy "Love Jones" with a film screening at 8 p.m. at Mocha Brown's Coffee Lounge, 428 W. Waters Ave. The event includes poetry, live music, free hors d'oeuvres and drink specials. Admission is $10 in advance or $20 at the door. Call (813) 532-5589. Don Juceam returns with 'Frankly Sinatra' Don Juceam and his Orchestra perform Frank Sinatra and Rat Pack favorites at Frankly Sinatra & Friends, at 7 p.m. at the Pepin Hospitality Center, 4121 N. 50th St. Tickets are $59.95 per person or $109.90 per couple and include a free CD and Sinatra-style Italian dinner provided by Puff n Stuff catering. A special rate is available for groups of eight with a reserved table. For information, call (813) 600-3134. Saturday Country music brothers reunite Country superstars Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw bring their "Brothers of the Sun" Tour to Raymond James Stadium, 4210 N. Dale Mabry Highway, at 4:30 p.m. This tour marks the first time in 10 years that Chesney and McGraw have toured together. Special guests are Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and Jake Owen. Ticket prices start at $34, call 1-800-745-3000. Sunday Summer Classics film series goes a courtin' Tampa Theatre's popular Summer Classics film series kicks off with the beloved Western musical, "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," at 3 p.m. at 711 N. Franklin St. In 1850s Oregon, when a man brings a wife home to the family mountain cabin, his six brothers get a hankerin' for wives, too. There will be a post-film talk with film expert Harriet Deer. Tickets are $9 and available at the Tampa Theatre box office. For information call (813) 274-8981 or go to www.tampatheatre.org. Tuesday Playin' event offers free kids' activities Fit Kids Playground presents Playin' in The Park, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Drive. The free play event for kids ages 1 to 13 promotes health and wellness through play, healthy snacks and live music. The Glazer Museum also offers $2 admission that day. For information, go to fitkidsplayground.com. Interested in having your entertainment event considered for publication? Send your submissions to Greg S. Carr, The Tampa Tribune, 202 S. Parker St., Tampa FL 33606; call (813) 259-7645; email gscarr@tampatrib.com; or fax to (813) 259-7676. Digital JPEG photographs are welcome. Include your name and telephone number. Deadline is two weeks prior to publication date.

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