Celebration of Neil Diamond coming to Ladysmith

For more than 50 years, Neil Diamond has been attracting fans of all ages, and he has sold more than 125 million albums worldwide.

For more than 50 years, Neil Diamond has been attracting fans of all ages, and he has sold more than 125 million albums worldwide.

Jason Scott pays tribute to the legendary American singer-songwriter and delights many of his fans with his one-man show Diamond Forever: A Celebration of Neil Diamond.

“Neil Diamond has recorded his music so many times, and changed it so much, that interpreting that music can in itself be an art,” Scott said in a press release. “When you look at Neil Diamond’s history and career of five decades, you realize the music and the possibilities of that music are unlimited.”

Scott’s Diamond Forever: A Celebration of Neil Diamond is described as “an exciting, must-see evening’s entertainment event,” and it’s coming to Ladysmith Friday, June 27.

“Enhanced by background stories, humour, authentic costuming, studio recorded audio tracks and incredibly realistic ‘spot-on’ vocals, this audience-interactive show creates a sight and sound experience that transports delighted Neil Diamond fans, old and young, down memory lane,” states a press release.

Scott says the process of interpreting Neil Diamond’s harmonious combination of notes is not dissimilar to a symphony conductor interpreting the music of Beethoven from a score.

“Certainly, Neil Diamond is not just a simple songwriter, but a composer and performer as well,” he said. “His music has that universality and timelessness that transcends his own personality, and the personalities of anyone performing his music. The proof of this is the audience itself, crossing all generations, with new fans added every year, and the songs themselves, which are so well known as to be archetypal.”

In 2005, Scott was the first-ever Canadian international performer to win the Be a Legend celebrity tribute artist competition as Neil Diamond at the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Over the years, Scott has won numerous awards for his Neil Diamond tribute, and he has been invited to perform at many special events and galas. His show broke attendance records at The Freemont Street Experience in Las Vegas in February 2012.

Most recently, Midnight Pass Entertainment announced that Scott will be featured in their Play Me movie, a feature-length documentary directed by Steve Tatone that will showcase the on- and off-stage lives of select Neil Diamond performance artists around the world. Production starts this summer, and the red carpet event and world premiere will be held on a “Hot August Night” in Las Vegas in 2015.

Scott will perform Diamond Forever: A Celebration of Neil Diamond Friday, June 27 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Ladysmith.

Tickets are $25 and include the show and a  spaghetti dinner with caesar salad and garlic toast. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., the dinner is at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available at the Legion by calling 250-245-2273.


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