The Diamonds set to sparkle at Conn Center
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The Diamonds, a living music legacy
The Diamonds, a living music legacy
Legendary hit-makers The Diamonds will take the stage for a night of classic rock-and-roll at Conn Center on the campus of Lee University on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.

The Diamonds are a living pop music legacy. The original quartet rose to prominence in the 1950s and early 1960s with 16 Billboard hits including “The Stroll” and their million selling hit, “Little Darling,” which to date has sold approximately 20 million copies.

They will sing many familiar songs, including “Chantilly Lace,” “Only You” and “Rock Around the Clock.” The percussionist for the Diamonds next will be Tim Paul. His mother is Nancy Paul who lives in Cleveland.

The Diamonds have learned that the durability of classic rock-and-roll music is as much about the future as the past. They love songs they can understand, remember and actually sing the words to — today, tomorrow and 20 years from now. They are accompanied by saxophone, trombone, piano and drums.

They had 33 appearances on “American Bandstand” and have been awarded three gold records. They perform with symphony orchestras, in performing arts theaters, on cruise ships, in casinos, in major concert halls, at county and state fairs, for benefit concerts, corporate conventions and in night clubs. They have toured in many countries.

Bradley Concerts Inc. expects this to be one of its most popular concerts. Individual tickets for the concert are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Or you may purchase a season ticket for $50 for adults. This will admit you to The Diamonds and to the Jesse Lynch Jazz 101 concert on Feb. 17, 2014, and to the concert by Frank D’Ambrosio on April 7, 2014.

The Jesse Lynch Jazz concert will feature three performers who take you through the last 100 years of jazz in 10-year increments. While the trio is playing those great jazz tunes, you will see on the screen scenes from each of these eras.

D’Ambrosio is the longest running Phantom, having performed this roll 2,300 times on Broadway in “The Phantom of the Opera.” He will sing familiar Broadway songs, songs from World War II and of course, “The Music of the Night.”

Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information, call 473-1114 or 715-5662.