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Super Diamond to shine at Vilar

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Super Diamond is a Neil Diamond tribute band who have been endorsed by Diamond himself. Catch the group this January at the Vilar Performing Arts Center.
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If you go ...

What: Super Diamond.

Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Cost: $55.

More information: 970-845-8497/www.vilarpac.org.

BEAVER CREEK — The Vilar Performing Arts Center invites Neil Diamond fans to experience the next best thing to the man himself, Super Diamond: The Neil Diamond Tribute on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

For more than a decade, San Francisco’s Super Diamond has consistently performed sell-out shows at major venues all over the world. Super Diamond passionately immerses themselves in Neil Diamond’s huge repertoire and delivers a high octane show of classics such as “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Forever in Blue Jeans,” “America” and many others. Tickets to Super Diamond: The Neil Diamond Tribute are $55 and can be purchased at the VPAC Box Office, by calling 970-845-8497 and online at http://www.vilarpac.org. The VPAC is located under the ice rink in Beaver Creek Village.

GLITTERING, SMOKE-FILLED SHOW

Super Diamond front man The Surreal Neil, aka Randy Cordeiro, will astonish with his live interpretation of Neil Diamond, capturing not only his voice but also his mannerisms and performance style. Randy formed Super Diamond with founding members Matt Tidmarsh (bass guitar), Rama Kolesnikow (keyboards) and his childhood friend James Terris (keyboards) and soon after attracted the stellar talents of Chris Collins (guitar) and Vince Littleton (drums).

Super Diamond delivers a glittering, smoke-filled show performing Neil’s power ballads and up-tempo hits with unrestrained enthusiasm. The show is pure entertainment — classic Neil Diamond music combined with fun, energy and passion — creating nostalgia for the good old days and excitement for today’s generation.

Super Diamond has performed at many landmark venues and events such as Hollywood Bowl, Taste of Chicago, Fenway Park in Boston, Coors Field in Denver, Irving Plaza in New York, 930 Club in Washington D.C. and House of Blues venues in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, Cleveland and Dallas.

The band has also been featured on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and Comedy Central, and was interviewed for VH1’s “Behind the Music — Neil Diamond.” In November 2008, millions saw Super Diamond perform on “The Late Show” with David Letterman.

Super Diamond’s dream came true when Neil Diamond joined them on stage for a surprise appearance at the House of Blues in Hollywood, a moment of endorsement that swelled the band members’ hearts and stunned the audience that night. Neil Diamond also praised the band when questioned about the success of Super Diamond by Katie Couric and Larry King on national television.

Super Diamond was fortunate to be joined on stage by Neil Diamond a second time, at the premiere party for the movie “Saving Silverman,” and has been delighted over the years to bring on stage current and former members of Neil Diamond’s touring band.