Neil Diamond tribute at Legion

The Legion here will be staging a Neil Diamond tribute show on April 12.

Diamond in the Rough, features Joey Purpura.

He has always had the knack for impersonations but he struck gold – or diamond, in this case – when he hit upon singer and songwriter Neil Dia­mond. 

“I had no idea how beloved Neil Diamond is," he said. "And I had no idea how pow­erful his music was – and still is – to people.”

He added that at every show there is at least one patron that will ask if he is lip-synching.

“I am thrilled to hear that, because it is the ultimate com­pli­ment, and all the hours of perfecting the impersonation  have been worth the effort.”

 The show starts at 8pm and doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and can be purchased at the Legion club room, or by phoning 519-846-9611.