- Published on Monday, August 19 2013 2:30 PM
Written by Rhoda
Posted by Mark Ruda
Throwback Thursday: A Neil Diamond Tribute
What comes first into your mind upon hearing the name Neil Diamond? For some it may be singer-songwriter, or perhaps a musically gifted man. Maybe the song “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” instantly plays in your head. Whatever it is, this guy is a legend of his time.
Neil Diamond is a classic in the music industry, contributing songs like “Heartlight”, “Yesterday’s Songs”, “Song Sung Blue”, “Longfellow Serenade” and many others. These songs have catapulted Neil Diamond into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984 and also into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. He contributed a lot to the music industry and until now, he still shares his musical talent to the people.
It is because of his innate greatness in music that the Jim Stafford Theater in Branson put up a Neil Diamond Tribute for him. Branson’s guests will be treated to a show full of romance and magic with the music of the musical legend that is Neil Diamond. The Neil Diamond Tribute also features Keith Allynn, who is a Diamond look-and-sound-alike. Allynn tells the biography of Diamond through songs which hail from the 60’s to today. Allynn can also make the audience swoon with his own love story and the unexpected career change all for the name of love.
Keith Allynn is a seven-time Branson Show Award winner who began his career in the field of comedy. He started in the early age of 14, opening for Tim Allen, Robin, Williams, and Chris Rock. It was until he was 21 when he discovered his musical talent while singing “All Shook Up” at a karaoke night. From then on, the ladies wanted him and the guys want to be like him. He went on his blossoming career as an Elvis tribute artist and was voted in the Top 10 Elvis by Graceland.
It was because of his affection for a girl that he turned to singing Neil Diamond songs because the girl is just a huge fan of Diamond. As the story goes, they got married and lived happily ever after. Until now, Keith Allynn is Branson’s Neil Diamond image. In the Neil Diamond Tribute in the Jim Stafford Theater, his wife, Diana, even joins Keith for Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand’s “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers.” You just can’t help but sigh and believe in the magic of true love.
There is no doubt that you will have mixed emotions when watching the Neil Diamond Tribute. You will feel love, romance, comedy, and the power of music all in one show. Let the show take you back to the hits of yesterday like “Sweet Caroline”, “Song Sung Blue”, “Hello Again”, “Brother Love”, “America” and many other songs.
To make the experience even more perfect, stay in Thousand Hills Golf Resort. Thousand Hills is located near the theater, making it more convenient for you. For reservation and inquiries on Thousand Hills cabin and condo rentals, call 1-877-262-0430.