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JAZZ SINGER (article first published : 2008-01-5)

The Jazz Singer, Heritage Theatreís sell-out tribute will be re-staged once again from January 15, due to the frequent requests from patrons.

The show will run for a record third season, due to popular demand, and features many of his hit records such as Sweet Caroline, Solitary Man, Porcupine Pie, Red Red Wine, Cracklin' Rosie, America as well as others he wrote for movies like Hello Again, Love on The Rocks and Song Sung Blue.

Neil Leslie Diamond was born in Brooklyn 1941 to a poor Jewish family, In 1966 he wrote a song which would rocket up to No.1 on the billboards and stay there longer than any other song that year. The song was "Iím a Believer and the artists were The Monkeys. Instantly this young Jewish boy had established himself as a major recording artist. Now with over 40 albums to his name and over 110 million record sales world wide, he is still, at the age of 66, the third biggest seller of live concert tickets world wide, behind The Eagles and U2.

In 1984 at the age of 43, Neil was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He has appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, he has entertained the president at the White House, he has waltzed with the late Princess Diana.

For some 35 years, Neil Diamond has been the people's singer. From his early days as a Brill Building songwriter-for-hire, to his still-yearly presence in arenas all over the US, Diamond has shared his brand of catchy, hard to classify pop songs with the masses. It's not unusual to see two or more generations of family attending his shows together.

The show features Barry Thompson on guitar and Mally Sewell on Drums, Mark Freel on bass. It will be fronted by Grant Bell, of The Gee Jays fame, and acoustic guitar wiz, Dave Atkinson. Musical direction is by Dawn Selby.

The Jazz Singer runs from January 15 until February 17. .Tickets R175 Wednesday to Saturday evenings (R150 Tuesday evenings and Sunday lunch) for a delicious two-course meal and show. Show times are Tuesday to Saturday at 19h00 (meal) for 20h30 (show) and Sunday lunchtime specials at 12h30 (lunch) for 14h00 (show). There will be three low price previews from January 15 to 17 at R150 per head including a two course meal.

Bookings on 031 765 4197.




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