Norwalk Reflector: Neil Diamond tribute concludes Lakeside's summer entertainment series

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Neil Diamond tribute concludes Lakeside's summer entertainment series

• Aug 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM

LAKESIDE — Jay White will bring his tribute to Neil Diamond to Lakeside to close Hoover Auditorium’s summer entertainment series.

This concert, slated for 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Hoover Auditorium, will be a part of White’s “Sweet Caroline” tour.

White’s introduction to the music scene began in Detroit with a doo-wop group, a Top 40 band and two musical theater companies in the 1980s. Little did he realize his appreciation for the music of Neil Diamond would turn into a lifelong journey.

Lakeside Chautauqua’s Hoover Auditorium hosts a variety of musicians, comedians, illusionists, dancers and bands nightly. Visit for a list of 2018 entertainers.

Other weekend entertainment options include:

Sunday, noon to 4:30 p.m., Pavilion Deck & Gazebo, Entertainment in the Park, Moment’s Notice. Moment’s Notice, based out of Dayton, performs oldies, Motown music and songs of today. Members of the band, Felita LaRock, Dave Cousino, Dave Haworth, Vinnie Marshall and Jerry Noble, met while serving in the U.S, Air Force as Bandsmen at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton. Together, they nave a combined 100 years of service in the Air Force. About three years ago, after all of the members had completed their time with the Air Force, they remained good friends and decided to keep performing together, averaging about 10 shows a year, on top of solo gigs that each member enjoys on their own.

Sunday, 2 p.m., Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo, Matthew Ball. Known as one of Michigan’s premier blues and boogie-woogie pianists, Matthew Ball specializes in classic ragtime and blues music from the 1920s-1940s. In his shows, he combines piano playing with musical arrangements, such as “Swanee River”, “Over the Rainbow”, “The Entertainer”, “Bumble Boogie” and more.

Sunday, 3 p.m., Pavilion West Deck, Becky Boyd & the Groove Train. Becky Boyd has been playing the Cleveland music scene for nearly 40 years. Her outstanding vocals combine the perfect tone with emotional feeling. Besides singing with many bands throughout the years, she has opened for noted artists such as The Outlaws, Brownsville Station, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Buddy Miles and Todd Rundgren. Boyd has been nominated several times as Best Vocalist in Freetimes and Scene magazines.

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